Apple initiates MacBook Pro video repair program

If you purchased a MacBook Pro system between February 2011 and December 2013 and you experienced distorted, scrambled or loss of video or unexpected random restarts then your computer maybe eligible to be repaired free of charge regardless as to whether or not it’s under warranty, under Apple’s new MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for video issues.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

MacBook Pro gets processor boost and memory doubled


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.


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.


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.


Apple’s WWDC 2012 kicks off in San Francisco

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference kicked off today at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, where CEO Tim Cook delivered the opening keynote address.  As usual when it comes to Apple,  things are almost never pre-annouced so rumours were running rampant. One thing is for sure: we’re in-store for one great opening as there are telltale signs of  some new product rollouts as Apple’s online store  is hanging a sign on the front page saying, ”We’ll be back”.

New MacBook Air models feature new Ivy Bridge processors, up to 2GHz dual-core i7, up to 8GB Ram and 60% faster graphics. You’ll be able to have up to 512GB flash storage. Overall up to 2x faster than the current  models.  The new MacBook Air will also have 2 USB 3.0 ports for faster transfer as well as a 720p HD FaceTime camera and up to 5 hours of battery life.  READ FULL ARTICLE AT TROY MEDIA

Apple quietly bumps up MacBook Pro performance

MacBookProTake a trip to Apple Canada’s on-line store. If you look very carefully, no it’s nothing spooky, but you’ll notice changes in the MacBook Pro line. No, it’s not the prices that have changed but rather the specs. And it’s good news. It looks like you’ll now get more bang for the same buck.