Spotify has been quite a busy outfit in 2014, first with their unlimited ad-supported streaming for iOS and Android tablets, followed by discounted student subscriptions in the United States last week; but it seems they were saving the best for last with today's cross platform UI overhaul. Let us begin with the Mac app, which barring a handful of minor UI iterations over the years has largely remained unchanged in terms of its look and functionality, and was beginning to feel seriously dated. That finally changes today with a brand new interface sporting a darker coat of paint that has apparently tested well with users during extensive beta testing. That being said, the app's basic functionality and placement of core UI elements hasn't changed, so...

Mountain Lion Safari Supports iCloud Tabs, Safari Tabs From all iOS and OS X Devices

This is a very cool feature from the new version of Safari shipping with Mountain Lion. Clicking the new iCloud tabs button will give you a live listing of...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Starts at $2199, Shipping Today

Here's the default configuration for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and it starts shipping today. Full specs and details here.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

The next-generation MacBook Pro: Ports

Two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI out, MagSafe 2 (thinner), SD card reader, headphone out, and two USB 3.0 ports.

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Inside the next generation MacBook Pro

Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) Up to 768GB SSD Up to 16GB of RAM Up to 7 hours of battery life, 30 days of standby 802.11n (3x3:3) and BT 4.0 Asymmetric fan blades to...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

This is the next generation MacBook Pro

Alongside updated Ivy Bridge MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple is introducing a third member of its notebook lineup. This is the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple's Updated MacBook Pro: Ivy Bridge and Kepler

As expected, Apple updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon as well as NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M in the 15-inch model. Prices remain the same...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple Updates MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge, Up to 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, 512GB SSD

Apple just announced its MacBook Air updates. As expected you get Ivy Bridge, as well as up to 8GB of on-board DDR3-1600 memory and up to a 512GB SSD...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

WWDC 2012: App Store Facts

Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC and shared a few updates on the health and growth of the app store: - 400M app store accounts with stored credit...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

ASUS' Zenbook SSD and Apple's MacBook Air SSD Are Not Compatible

In working on yesterday's Zenbook Prime review I ran into a problem with the 256GB Sandisk U100 drive that came with my review sample. Unfortunately, since the drive doesn't...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2012

OWC Releases Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD

OWC has released their first PCIe SSD, the Mercury Accelsior. OWC has used SandForce controllers throughout its history in the SSD world and the Accelsior is no exception. It...

33 by Kristian Vättö on 4/18/2012

Apple: 1080p Apple TV uses a Single-Core A5 SoC

Details are scarce, but the new 1080p Apple TV does use a single-core Apple A5 SoC. I'm assuming the video decode engine is identical to what we have in...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series Review

We've been covering Thunderbolt storage ever since the first Promise Pegasus hit our labs last summer. Since then we've noticed a common theme: Thunderbolt storage is very expensive. Prices...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2012

Thoughts on the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview

Mountain Lion's first developer preview has been around for a couple of days now, and most of the banner features - largely composed of new imports from iOS -...

96 by Andrew Cunningham & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series Now Available

LaCie showcased their 2big Thunderbolt drive at CES 2012 and it has now started shipping. Specifications of LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series Capacities 4TB and 6TB (and 8TB) Revolutions per minute (rpm) 7200rpm Maximum Read...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 2/15/2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Brings Back Features from Final Cut Pro 7

Apple has today issued an update for their professional video editing suite, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The update carries version number 10.0.3 and re-introduces some crucial elements, such...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 1/31/2012

TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released

People are often concerned with the performance of their SSD; is it running as fast as advertised. TRIM is an essential part of keeping your SSD performance up (see...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

Sumitomo Electric's Thunderbolt Cable

Since the launch of Thunderbolt the only cable supplier has been Apple. Given that no current Thunderbolt devices come with a Thunderbolt cable (save Apple's own Thunderbolt Display which...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

Seagate's GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapters

Finally, we're getting somewhere. After seeing nothing but Thunderbolt storage devices with built in, overpriced drives, Seagate is going to be delivering the first GoFlex docks with Thunderbolt support...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2012

MSI's GUS II: External GPU via Thunderbolt

In addition to 7-series motherboards, MSI had its GUS II external GPU solution on display. The external chassis features a Thunderbolt interface and an internal PCIe slot. Despite running...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

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