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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Fujitsu shows ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner at...

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Battery Diag helps you keep an eye on your laptop battery

Battery Diag is a nice, free utility from the folks at Rocky Sand Studios and is available on the Mac App Store. The app runs in your menu bar and gives you a quick look at the current status of your power supply and the health of your battery. You...

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And the award for cheapest MacBook sleeve goes to...

I'm utterly ashamed that I didn't think of this myself. What an amazing way to recycle a pair of old trousers. Bonus points for solid sewing skills and making it look professional! [Photo credit: John]...

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Stickers on your MacBook: Yes or no?

I'll admit that I've been known to cover my notebooks in obnoxious stickers for absolutely no reason other than needing somewhere to stick them. Something about doing it felt like I was making my gadget a little bit more "mine," but when it comes...

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Fujitsu shows ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner at Macworld 2014

Fujitsu has been manufacturing world-class scanners for business and personal use for about three decades, including the popular ScanSnap line of auto-feeding desktop scanners. I had a chance to interview Fujitsu's Director of Product Marketing,...

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Memory Diag monitors and cleans up your RAM usage on Mac OS X

Memory Diag is a nice free utility app available on the Mac App Store. Like a lot of memory utilities (including the OS X Activity Monitor), it will analyze your RAM usage, tell you what applications are using the most resources, and offer to clean...

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Flickr Find: Just horsing around with a MacBook Pro

See folks, you really can make an ass of yourself when you spend too much time on your MacBook Pro. Of course, we should probably ask reader Ken Fager if he was just horsing around on Halloween in this gem of a photo taken a few years ago....

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iWork: The changes in Apple's productivity suite

This week brought a big update to iWork, the iOS, OS X and iCloud productivity suite made up of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. You may have already grabbed the updates for iOS and OS X from the respective App Stores and not noticed too much of a...

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TUAW at Macworld/iWorld 2014: Hider 2 from MacPaw Software

The best way to make sure that nobody steals or reads documents on your Mac that you don't want to share is to make them invisible. That's what Hider 2 from MacPaw Software accomplishes quickly and easily! The app isn't live in the Mac App Store...

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World Backup Day: Let's be careful out there

On the old 1980s cop drama "Hill Street Blues", Sergeant Phil Esterhaus started off each episode with a briefing ending with the line "Let's be careful out there." While he was showing concern for his team of police officers, the same line is very...

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TUAW at Macworld/iWorld 2014: EverWeb gets new features

A few years ago at Macworld/iWorld, we had a chance to see the first version of EasyWeb, an OS X app designed to serve as a replacement for Apple's abandoned iWeb. While the app was remarkably complete and easy to use back in those days, it's even...

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Here's what your new black MacBook Air would look like, if it existed

In love with the idea of a new black Apple notebook? So am I. There's just no denying that a black MacBook would be an awesome addition to the company's lineup, though whether we'll ever be graced with such a device is anyone's guess. But just to...

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This Apple portable desktop prototype would make you the ultimate hipster at Starbucks

MacBooks are great and all, but this 1980s prototype for a portable computer definitely challenges today's portable Macs for overall cool factor. Less a laptop and more of a desktop-on-the-go, the prototype is housed at Frog Design in San...

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The 3rd Generation Drobo: Faster and less expensive

Drobo announced the 3rd generation of its 4-bay namesake device yesterday, and by any indication the newest member of the Drobo family should be quite popular. Sporting a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the Drobo 4-bay starts at just US$349 for the bare box...

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Gandalf takes a break on his MacBook Pro while filming "The Hobbit"

Let the software install wizard jokes fly! What you're looking at above is Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, using his MacBook Pro while taking a break during filming of The Hobbit. Naturally, the photo has inspired a slew of photoshopping and...

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Bigger isn't always better

Here we see the PowerBook 140 in its natural habitat, having just pounced upon a 13-inch MacBook Pro w/Retina. The PowerBook will now consume its prey whole, digesting it over a period of several days. [Photo credit: raneko]...

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