Apple teases Black Friday; where to look for better deals

Apple posted a teaser on Tuesday that’s heavy on the tease and light on the info, telling shoppers only that Apple will indeed hold a “one-day shopping event.” But Apple isn’t the only place to look for deals on Apple products this Friday.

Forrester to your IT dept: Let them use Macs

Forrester made some waves in the IT world Thursday morning when it released a report strongly urging large enterprise companies to let their employees use Macs at work. It’s also something mobile IT folks already figured out: employees are more productive using devices they choose.

7 signs that it’s time to get a new Mac

Macs retain higher resale values than other PCs, but they don’t last forever. But how do you know when to act? What are the symptoms of impeding Mac death or obsolescence, and when is a good time to consider getting a new one?

Hybrid drives could usher in Macs with more, cheaper storage

A new Apple patent published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reveals plans for a new type of hybrid drive that combines the benefits of both platter-based and flash storage. It’s not a new idea, but Apple’s patent contains a unique new twist.

Apple still has little competition in creating happy customers

According to a survey to be released Tuesday, Apple is again the leader in computer owner satisfaction by a wide margin. Its lead in happy customers corresponds with an expansion of its overall business as well as the skyrocketing of its stock price. Coincidence? Not likely.

Is ‘cool’ Apple’s key to the future of enterprise?

Apple is making big strides in the enterprise, thanks in large part to the success of its mobile devices. More than the devices themselves, the cool factor surrounding Apple could be its key to growing enterprise presence, according to a growing number of experts.

Is your Mac running hot with Lion? Here’s why.;

After upgrading to Lion on my early 2008 15″ MacBook Pro, I started to notice that the computer was hot to the touch. Really hot. So I started measuring the internal temperature of my Macs to see if there was anything to be truly alarmed about.

The 5 best third-party apps with Lion full-screen support

Want some great Mac apps that work with Lion’s new full-screen mode and really show off why the new feature is one of the best new additions to OS X? We’ve got you covered, with this list of five of the absolute best full-screen stars.

Holiday Tip: Make Room for New Gear by Donating the Old

You might be lucky enough to find a new iPod, iPad or even MacBook under the tree this holiday. All that new gear is bound to displace some old. Some of it you can probably continue to use, but here are some other options to consider.

The Ongoing Decline of the Desktop Mac

Outside the diminutive circles of Mac enterprise IT, the end of the Xserve will hardly be noticed, but perhaps it should. Up until today, there were four categories of Mac desktop, and now there are three. How long before there are none?