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Waterfield Designs Rough Rider leather messenger bag: Review and giveaway (Updated)

Over the past year or so, we've seen a trend emerging from high-end laptop bag manufacturers like Waterfield Designs and Pad & Quill -- use of leather as a primary material in their products. This not only provides a beautiful finish to the products, but also ensure that your purchase of a qua...

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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 other creative spoofs. This one in particular is prett...

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Twelve South's Rutledge BookBook for MacBook: Uniquely yours

The team at Twelve South has done it again; yesterday, they released the Rutledge BookBook for MacBook, an "artisan leather case" for MacBook. Using the familiar antique book format of the classic BookBook, the Rutledge BookBook uses a special process to make each case subtly different. Buying one...

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Pad & Quill's Messenger Bag and Sleeve feed your leather fetish

Pad & Quill's iPad, iPhone, and MacBook cases have been popular with TUAW readers and reviewers alike for years. The Twin Cities-based company recently jumped into the computer bag market with three amazing leather bags: The Satchel (US$309.00), The Field Bag ($329.00), and The Messenger Bag (...

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Designing a better MagSafe 2 connector

Apple's original MagSafe connector was a simple, but revolutionary new feature for its notebooks. Its T-shaped design also hates being placed in a lap. The straight-out shape makes it difficult to rest a MacBook on a pair of crossed legs without snapping the charger out of place. The second genera...

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Daily Update for January 17, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top ...

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TUAW video tip: How to "double-wrap" your MacBook power adapter (updated)

It's the Mac tip that's taking the Internet by storm! Just yesterday, Twitter user J Cornelius tweeted out the following: MacBook Pro tip: Use the small cable to hold the big cable in place. pic.twitter.com/i7l6ZJ3xgH - J Cornelius (@jc) December 10, 2013 Tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands o...

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Incase Compact Backpack: Perfect for daily life with a 15-inch MacBook Pro

The Incase Compact Backpack (US$79.95) has been a surprisingly pleasant and functional addition to my commuting around the city with my 15-inch MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, my MacBook Pro doesn't fit in my beloved Jost leather satchel. So, previously, I'd sling the satchel over my shoulder and put...

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This Germanmade sleeve is the best MacBook Pro case you can buy

I just got a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and it's the best Apple product I've ever bought. It's also the most expensive. Being so thin and having such a beautiful hi-res display, it feels more vulnerable than my older MacBook Pro. That's why I take my sleeve and cases very serious...

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Black Friday shopping guide for deals on Apple hardware and accessories

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with select stores rolling back prices before the big shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday. To help you get the most for your money, we have scoured the websites of the major retailers in the US and have listed the sales they have planned on A...

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Pad & Quill's crafted leather gear bags should be at the top of your list to Santa

There are at least two of us on the TUAW staff -- myself and Megan Lavey-Heaton -- who have a serious computer bag addiction. There may be more on the team who hide their "problem" more successfully than we do. When Megan and I saw yesterday's news from Minneapolis-based Pad & Quill about it...

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Some new Retina MacBook Pros suffering from WiFi issues

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display are hands down the best laptops Apple has ever made. Yet there seems to be a growing number of issues related to sleep and WiFi connectivity with the flagship laptops. Besides Apple's support forum threads, which detail the issues, and s...

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Kanex Simple Dock is a perfect match for your MacBook

Kanex today introduced a new product that's sure to get the attention of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro owners who need a few more USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The US$119 Kanex Simple Dock makes it easy to gain those ports and fast Ethernet with just a single USB 3.0 connection....

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Apple announces new Retina display MacBook Pros with Haswell processors and cheaper pricepoints

Apple today announced some great new enhancements to its MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup. What's more, the base price on both the 13- and 15-inch models have been reduced by US$200. Phil Schiller was on notebook duty, announcing first that Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displa...

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Caturday: Multiple Macs need multiple cats

When you have a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air and an iPad, you have to make sure that they're constantly in use to maximize your investment. For TUAW reader Belle, that was a simple thing to accomplish as she has a couple of gorgeous feline friends who seem to enjoy the company of their human and the...

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