Posts Tagged mac
Google’s new Chrome operating system was revealed yesterday and won’t officially launched until late next year but as the entire OS has gone “open-source” today it hasn’t taken too long for a very early ‘buggy’ version to be available. It can only be installed in a virtual machine but what the heck, it’s worth playing with for a self-confessed geek!
Have you got a black or white MacBook, a unibody MacBook or a new MacBook Pro 13″ purchased on or after September 01 2008? Would you like Applecare warranty valued at US$249 (AUS$419, GBP$195)? Applecare warranty will extend your manufacturers warranty from 1 to 3 years and your phone support from 3 months to 1 year. The only prerequisite is that your machine MUST still be in its original warranty period.
It’s simple to enter – just click here to retweet this competition and leave a comment below. I’ll draw the prize randomly on the 30th August and you can be anywhere on the planet, no restrictions. Applecare is valid worldwide.
By the way, if you are looking for cheap Applecare (and don’t win my giveaway ) then head to my eBay page at this link. I’ve got MacBook/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro 13″ for AUS$189 (Apple retail price AUS$419), MacBook Pro 15″ and 17″ for AUS$275 (Apple retail price AUS$579) and iMac 20″ and 24″ for AUS$149 (Apple retail price AUS$268). Remember, Applecare is valid worldwide so head to these currency conversion links to check the price in your currency (AUS$149 / AUS$189 / AUS$275)
Ok, it’s a shameless plug but if you don’t have Applecare warranty for your Macbook, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 13″, 15″ or 17″ and want to save a bucketload of cash then maybe I’m your saviour? Remember though, your computer must be LESS than one year old to extend its warranty using Applecare.
I have bulk purchased Applecare warranties and currently have specials listed below.
- Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro 13″ – Apple.com.au price AUS$419.00, my price AUS$189.00
- Macbook Pro 15″, Macbook Pro 17″ – Apple.com.au price AUS$579.00, my price AUS$275.00
- iMac 20″ & 24″ – Apple.com.au price AUS$268.00, my price AUS$149.00
The only drawback – you don’t get the original packaging, you only get the genuine Applecare registration number emailed to you. Don’t fret though, it isn’t a scam, it is a piece of cake to register online or if you prefer you can call Apple and register over the phone. Easy peasy.
This will extend your warranty from the standard one year to a full three years and also extend your telephone support from 90 days to a full year.
So, either email me (through the contact page) or visit my eBay page at [this link] if you are interested.
Being a self-confessed geek I have to keep up to date with the latest gadgetry and since switching to Apple ‘seeing the light’ last year I MUST get the latest gear as soon as it is released!
So, I am selling my black MacBook. It’s a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB SATA drive. It’s on eBay at this link. Here’s a couple of snaps to whet your appetite.
I stumbled over this GREAT and simple explanation to the mystery of RSS. Ok, I know about RSS (Really Simple Syndication) but there are plenty out there who hear about it and see RSS links on websites all the time but have NO IDEA what it is about.
Easy peasy – watch the short video below and learn what RSS is in 3:43!
Ok, now that is finished I’ll point you to a couple of links for what I consider to be the best free newsreaders.
Mac OS | NetNewsWire – http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/netnewswire/default.aspx
iPhone | NetNewsWire – http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/netnewswireiphone/default.aspx
Windows | FeedDemon – http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/Default.aspx
Web Based | Google Reader – http://www.google.com.au/reader/view/
I must point out that a great advantage of a web based news reader like Google Reader is that no matter what computer you are on or what platform you are using (Windows, Mac, Linux etc) you will always have instant access to your news feed by just logging into your account. No software to install as it is all web based!
If you are a Mac/iPhone guy like me I would highly recommend NetNewsWire on both your Mac and iPhone, they both sync with a central server so your feed is constantly up to date whether you are on your iPhone or Mac.
The other final alternative is using the RSS feature built into many email clients. While they mostly work quite well I would recommend either a stand alone application or a web alternative like the ones I have listed above.
Now that you have a basic grasp of RSS why not dazzle me with your new found internet mastery and subscribe to my RSS feed by clicking here or…. if you think it is all a bit too geeky for you then there is still an email subscription option here.