Deal of the Week | Oct. 26th, 2012

Dock Connector to USB CableChances are, you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. If so, the chances are pretty good you’ve lost or worn out their USB cables a time or two. Apple charges $19 for their version of this cable. And the suggested retail for this compatible version is $14.99. When we first ran this offer back in June, the response was overwhelming. Customers kept asking if we could bring it back. So once again, this week you can stock up on these babies for a cool $2.99.

This offer runs from Friday, October 26th to Thursday, November 1st, 2012, or while supplies last. Please note these are the older 30-pin dock connector cables, and will not work with iPhone 5 or other devices using Apple’s new 8-pin connector. Sorry, no rain checks.   

Whoa…full day for Apple at yesterday’s “a little more to show you” media event.

It looks like the pundits and the rumor sites got it mostly right.

Yesterday, Apple announced a Shrinky Dinked addition to their tablet family, the iPad mini (7.9-inch 1024 x 768 display versus the original’s 9.7-inch one, making for a pencil-thin form factor you can hold in one hand).

Apple also announced a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, this time with a 2560 x 1600 Retina display. And they previewed a Kate Moss-thin revamp of the iMac (say goodbye to built-in SuperDrive, and hello to faster Intel Core quad-core processors, Thunderbolt, and an innovative hybrid storage system Apple calls Fusion Drive). Continue reading

Apple’s iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program

NOTE: This program covers affected iMacs for three years after the first retail sale of the unit or until April 12, 2013, whichever provides longer coverage. Apple will continue to evaluate repair data and will provide further repair updates to this program as needed. If it has been more than three years since you purchased your qualifying iMac, please be sure you get your qualifying iMac checked in to our Service Department before it closes at 6 PM Friday, April 12th.

If you purchased (and registered) an iMac during 2009 to 2011, you probably received an email from Apple recently. According to Apple, “certain Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems may fail. These systems were sold between October 2009 and July 2011.” Continue reading

Deal of the Week | Oct. 19th, 2012

This week’s great deal: a flexible USB-powered LED light to plug into your notebook (or anyplace else a USB port might be found). Excellent for darkened planes, trains, and automobiles. Regularly $19.99, but the DOTW price is a crazy-low $2.99.

Complete details may be found here.

Here’s to the crazy ones.

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Steve Jobs | Feb. 24, 1955 – Oct. 5, 2011

“The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

“The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. Continue reading

The completely re-nanoed iPod nano.

The redesigned, ultra-portable iPod nano has a larger Multi-Touch display; plays music, FM radio, and videos; includes built-in Bluetooth technology; and features a pedometer and Nike+ support for fitness.

About the size of a credit card — and just 5.4 mm thin — the new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever made. The 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display is nearly twice as big as the display on the previous iPod nano, so you can see more of the music, photos, and videos you love. Buttons let you quickly play, pause, change songs, or adjust the volume. The smooth new anodized aluminum design makes iPod nano feel as good as it sounds. And iPod nano wouldn’t be iPod nano without your choice of seven gorgeous, hard-to-choose-from colors.