MacBook Pro gets processor boost and memory doubled

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Ahead of the Fall release of the latest Mac OS reincarnation, Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has refreshed the MacBook Pro with Retina display models by upping the processing speed and doubling up on the memory on both of the entry-level 13-inch and 15-inch models.

“People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall.”

13-inch Model

The 13-inch model with Retina display will now start with 8GB of RAM upgradeable to 16GB along with a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, 128GB PCIe-based flash storage and Iris Intel Graphics for $1399 and with 256GB PCIe-based Flash storage $1599.

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MacPhun Snap Pack Bundle $24.99

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Macphun is once again putting together a cool little bundle for some summer fun. For less than $25 ( a $70.00 value) you can get yourself a creative set of affordable tools that will leave your friends and family amazed.

Here’s what you get in the MacPhun Snap Pack Bundle:

4 uniquely powerful creative apps – Snapheal, Focus 2, FX Photo Studio & ColorStrokes, ( These apps are for Macintosh only!)

PLUS: A high-speed SD memory card – *after installation, use it in your camera!
AND a $20 CanvasPop Gift Card – good for wrapped canvas prints and more;

Plus, every purchase gives you a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards.

Now, how cool is that?

This awesome deal - Only $24.99 (a $70 value!) ends on July 7th, 2014. For more info visit:  http://macphun.com/snappack

iPod touch prices down as Apple refreshes 16GB model

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While all the Apple talk seems to be focused on the rumoured big screened iPhone 6, there was good news out today for many iPod touch fans as Apple introduced slight changes to the iPod touch lineup. This is a good thing, as the iPod touch in essence gives you a number of features of the iPhone, like the ability to use apps, but without the phone.

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ColorStrokes selective colour photo editor – FREE for now

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ColourStrokes a cool feature rich selective photo editor for the Mac OS that allows you to colour your pics is now available for free for a limited time, but only until the end of March 2014.

The popular app has now been downloaded over 1 million times and has stayed on the TopTen list since it came out.

ColorStrokes requires a Macintosh running Mac OS 10.6 or later.

Visit the MacPhun freebie page for more information.

Apples are red – Apples are pink

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If colour is important to you or loved one for this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many of Apple’s iOS devices are available in red or pink. And if they’re not, there are certainly red and pink cases as well as matching accessories to go along with them.

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Apple adds iPhone to Back-To-School Promo

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Every year, Apple has a Back-to-School promotion where they offer some sort of incentive, typically a gift card to encourage post-secondary students to buy a Mac or an iPad before the fall session of school kicks in.

Now this year is no different, except for the first time, they’ve included the iPhone as part of the promotion. No reason was given why although one could hazard a guess that it might have to do with a new iPhone in the works and they want to clear out old stock.     Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Apple bumps speed, drops prices on MacBook Pro with Retina display

MacBookPro RetinaIn a surprise move and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Apple has sweetened the appeal of the MacBook Pro with Retina display by updating the processors with a little more horsepower and lowering prices on some of the configurations making them a little more affordable.

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Canoe Tech: A look at Apple’s new offerings, iPad mini and more

AppleiPadMiniApple’s October event was more than spooktacular! It included the unveiling of a new iPad mini as well as a new MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display as the rumour mills had predicted and a whole lot more. Apple took the opportunity to offer some interesting upgrades to some of their software as well as unexpected update of the new iPad as well as a refresh to the iMac and Mac mini lines.

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Mountain Lion downloads surpass 3 million in 4 days

EDMONTON, AB, Aug. 1, 2012/ Troy Media/ – Apple’s record of breaking records continues. In just four days, Apple says, the number of downloads of its latest operating system – Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) has exceeded three million copies.  READ FULL STORY AT TROYMEDIA

What you need to upgrade to Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple latest release of their OS, hit the Mac App Store today. It’s jam-packed with more than 200 new features including iCloud integration, Messages and Notifications Center, Dictation, Airplay Mirroring and a whole lot more. But before you hit the buy button, you want to make sure that your Mac is still up to snuff.

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