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X230 ThinkPad vs 2016 MacBook Pro

The new 2016/2017 MacBook Pro is a fine looking piece of machinery. It packs a legitimately high-end display into a svelte package and it also offer excellent battery life. For a graphic designer or individual that deals with an exclusively Apple ecosystem it is a splendid update to a historically solid line of machnes. However, for an attorney and IT professional dealing with legacy applications and a variety of real world situations, there are some major drawbacks to Apple’s mobile workstation.

New MacBook vs Dell XPS 13 Infinity Display

Apple just announced their new 12″ Macbook and personally I am going to be keeping my Dell XPS 13 “infinity display” laptop. Reasons: Extra screen size for similar footprint Higher resolutions available Speaker quality (Apple might surprise here, but judging by their phones and tablets I do not hold out much hope) SD card reader Better battery life USB ports that can be used even when the laptop is charging Easily upgradeable SSD $500 cheaper (with Dell coupons) Areas where the

AT&T mobile insurance vs AT&T mobile protection pack

You may end up paying for features that your device manufacturer already provides

If you are buying a phone from AT&T online, you will likely be prompted to choose one of the following: My question was: what exactly is the difference between “mobile insurance” and “mobile protection pack”. The answer is, not much. Specifically, the “protection pack” adds: “personalized technical support; and an app to find your device.” The insurance is the exact same that you can get for $3 less if you choose only the insurance. What is surprising is that many phone manufacturers

BlackBerry Passport, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6 size comparison photo

blackberry passport size comparison iphone 6 iphone 6 plus

The Passport is a very intriguing device and it looks rather huge in most photos. For comparison, I wanted to see the size compared to two other rather popular phones So, here is a visual size comparison between the BlackBerry Passport, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple iPhone 6 *photos courtesy of BlackBerry press page and Apple press page Dimensions: BlackBerry Passport 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in) iPhone 6 Plus 158.1 x 77.8 x

Surface Pro 3 vs. iPad air (aspect ratio, screen size, PPI and more)

surface-pro-3-ipad-air-screen-size-comparison

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet today. Some of the biggest changes from the original surface tablets: new screen size and aspect ratio! The Surface Pro 3 gets a 3:2 aspect ratio which is quite similar to the iPad with its 4:3 ratio. See the table below from pixensity.com for more details: Manufacturer and model name Year introduced Screen size Screen area Resolution Ratio PPI  Microsoft Surface Pro 3 2014 12″ 66.46 square inches (10″x6.7″) 2160×1440 3:2 216.33 Apple

iPad Air cannot access (hotmail) mail server?! [SOLVED]

Q. My new iPad Air stopped downloading my Microsoft Hotmail and now I am stuck at about a month ago on my email! I have it set to download all time email in my settings yet every time I try to download it says something like ‘cannot connect to mail server’. Any ideas? -Ian G. A. Hi Ian, I am sorry to hear about your Hotmail problem. It seems that in iOS7 there are a number of issues with both

Bluetooth Keyboard Reviews: Logitech, Amazon, Anker (for iPad and Android)

Anker, Logitech, AmazonBasics packaging

I am in the middle of evaluating three new bluetooth keyboards: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad, AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard, and the Anker Ultra Slim Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard. The initial review will focus on using the keyboards with an iPad. A followup review will focus on Android. Conclusions to follow shortly, but here are photos to get things started Initial packaging: Side views: Side-by-side Compared to an oldschool keyboard Amazon.com purchase links with free shipping Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad, iPad 2,

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