Latest MacBook Stories

2012-07-03 21:29:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You can´t have too much of a good thing. Therefore, when Steve Jobs first showed us the beautiful Retina display on the iPhone 4, we immediately wanted every Apple device to be given the same treatment. Retina on iPads, Retina on MacBooks, Retinas Retinas Everywhere! Of course, Apple has been busy rolling out these gorgeous displays to these devices. Now, the iPad and a MacBook Pro have been sufficiently Retina´d. Surely...

2012-07-03 21:20:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you buy any Apple product in America, you are instantly given a one-year warranty on the device. So, if for some reason your iPad starts to malfunction or go on the blink within that first year, you can take it back and have it replaced, easy as pie. However, if you want a little extra coverage, or if you want someone to call for tech support when Google Chrome starts crashing your MacBook Air, you can purchase AppleCare, an...

2012-07-02 22:16:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Normally, whenever Apple announces updates to their computers, they´ll move the recently outdated models to the refurbished section, offering a pretty good deal on a new-ish Mac. Likewise, retail stores, such as Best Buy, will mark these computers down to clear some stock and make room for the new, young hotness. So, when we hear that Best Buy has marked down their Macs, it´s hard to get too excited. Today, however,...

Chrome Crashes MacBook Air
2012-06-29 11:54:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has been busy this week releasing new products and informing their developers on new, upcoming products. So far, they´ve announced a new Nexus phone, Nexus tablet and Nexus music player-thing. Yesterday, they announced some updates to their Chrome OS and Google Documents as well as bringing their Chrome browser and Google Drive to the iOS sphere. A popular choice for many Apple fans, Chrome has become a go-to...

Bob Mansfield Retires From Apple
2012-06-29 09:54:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You might not recognize his name, but if you´ve seen any recent Apple product video, it´s likely you know his face. Somewhere in between Sir Ive waxing poetic about minimalism and simplicity and Phil Schiller explaining why this new Apple thing is the best Apple thing yet, Bob Mansfield gets handed the task of explaining how they engineered this beautiful, best thing yet. Yesterday, it was announced that he´d no...

Get Your Freak On: Android On A Mac
2012-06-28 14:20:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever wondered if there was a greater insult to your elegant and aluminum bedecked Mac than using it to run Windows? Sure, I understand. You HAVE to use Windows. For work. I get it, and I apologize. BlueStacks has officially outdone this hybrid atrocity, releasing software which allows a small set of stock, bare bones Android apps to run on the Machines Which Steve Built. The start-up has already joined the two...

One More Reason To Love A Mac...You Get Better Rooms
2012-06-26 12:20:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com There's a reason Apple makes so much money: It's products have higher price margins than others, and they are able to get more people to spend the extra bucks by making something beautiful, powerful and reliable. This conversation always seems to make its way to our collective forethought anytime a new iPad or iPhone rolls off the line. Some site like isuppli.com will release a statement, saying they tore the device apart and based on their analysis, the...

Dell's New XPS Lineup Of Ultrabooks Look Great, Perform Well
2012-06-26 11:02:58

John Neumann for redOrbit.com Dell has announced a couple of new additions to its ultrabook and near-ultrabook line of  high-end XPS laptop series named XPS 14 and XPS 15. These two new computers join the current XPS 13 in a more pleasing design and propelling Dell toward thinner, snazzier ultrabook-style mobile laptops. The earlier, 13-inch XPS was made of machined aluminum with a tapered design mimicking Apple´s MacBook Air. The XPS 14, and its big brother, the also-new XPS...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'