Concept Images Take Original Macintosh to Modern Minimalist Extreme

7:40 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

I love this Macintosh concept that's floating around. Don't get me wrong, it would never happen. It's too small for modern computer users, and the design is impractical. But boy, is it gorgeous. Nay, sexy! The concept marries the guts of an 11-inch MacBook Air to a new form factor, plus the screen is designed to be a touchscreen. Check out the full post at German site Curved. There's an English version of the article included with the German copy, and they both have several different images of the concept device.


Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

7:10 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Pay What You Want To Become A Master Backend Developer

We have a training bundle for back end developers today, and you get to name your own price. It works like this: pay what you want—say a penny—and you get two training courses. There are Python, Ruby, and PHP training courses in the package. But if you pay more than the average, you get all eight courses, and as of this writing, the average price is just $7.86. Plus, 10 percent of what you pay goes to one of three charities—you choose. Get to it!

Mac Experts Weigh In: OS X Quality is Declining

4:45 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Particle Debris

Particle Debris

More and more Mac experts are weighing in on the idea that OS X quality has declined and has become noticeable and annoying in Yosemite. This is a new, uncomfortable feeling that Macintosh customers are unaccustomed to. That OS X no longer "just works" is an emerging meme.

Apple Adds 5K Retina iMacs to Refurbished Deals

1:34 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

If you've been holding out for a lower price before buying a 5K Retina iMac, today is your lucky day. Apple just added the high resolution Mac to its refurbished product store, and picking up the base Intel quad-core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 1TB Fusion Drive will set you back US$2,119, or $380 off the standard $2,499 price tag. Buying one with 16GB RAM costs $2,299, or $2,339 for 8GB RAM and a Core i7 processor, both of which are still below the stock machine cost. You can check out all of Apple's 5K Retina iMac deals at the company's retail site refurbished product page.

High iPhone 6 Demand has RBC Raising its AAPL Target to $123

11:43 AM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Apple Stock Watch

Demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is still higher than RBC Capital analysts expected, so they're raising their target price for the company's stock from US$120 up to $123. The bump comes ahead of Apple's January 27 quarterly earnings report where iPhone sales figures are expected to be high thanks to holiday shoppers.

Apple, Google Offer $415M in Employee Anti-poaching Settlement

10:04 AM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · News

Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe revealed earlier this week they have a new settlement proposal in the class action lawsuit alleging they engaged in anti-competitive practices by agreeing to not hire employees away from each other. Now more details about the revised settlement offer have surfaced, including an offer to pay out US$415 million, which comes in at $90 million higher than the original $325 million proposal.