Mid-2014 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models get unboxed and power through SSD tests

Mid-2014 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models get unboxed and power through SSD tests

On July 29, Apple officially introduced refreshes to the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, with slight tweaks under the hood for the new models. Now that they’re available, Other World Computing thought it would be the right thing to do to get them unboxed, test their SSDs, and maybe even show off the internal layout.

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Get a Three Year Digital Subscription to Hacker Monthly [Deals Hub]

You love technology. You want to know about the latest and greatest developments, the up and coming creations, the newest startups and apps that are set the change the landscape. If you’re looking for more than just the general news and you’re after a more in-depth look at the world of technology, then you need to check out Hacker Monthly. You can get three years of the digital magazine on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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iPhone 6 sapphire glass displays unlikely according to a new analyst report

iPhone 6 sapphire glass displays unlikely according to a new analyst report

With Apple’s next iPhone, or iPhones, still unofficial devices, analysts and supply chain watchers are still trying to get a feel for what’s coming down the pipe from the Cupertino-based company. A new report is echoing some claims that Apple’s use of sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 may not actually happen after all.

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Instagram soft launches Bolt in select countries

Instagram soft launches Bolt in select countries

There’s a big focus on one-to-one messaging, with as little content as possible, in today’s communication trends, with the likes of Yo, and now Facebook-owned Instagram has released a new effort to compete with the rest.

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Download these great apps for free for a limited time (July 29)

Download these great apps for free for a limited time (July 29)

We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Mad Skills BMX, Timeless, Avoid and more.

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Latest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks reveal modest performance gains

Latest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks reveal modest performance gains

Apple refreshed the MacBook product lineup earlier today with new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros that feature improved specs. The new Macs have already started showing up in Geekbench benchmark results, revealing gains in single and multi core performance.

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Mac mini mid-2014 gets listed on an Apple Support page for Boot Camp

Mac mini mid-2014 gets listed on an Apple Support page for Boot Camp

In late 2012, Apple officially upgraded the Mac mini, but then let the little device squander in the shadow of other Apple-branded devices. The wait for a new Mac mini could be coming to a close, though, if a new product support page is any indicator.

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Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

At the beginning of June, Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to include the ability to listen to Audible audiobooks. Now the company has released a new update for the app, with a focus on syncing between devices, and other new features.

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BluePill enhances Facebook and Messenger on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

BluePill enhances Facebook and Messenger on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

While we cover a lot of the smaller jailbreak tweaks that are released through the week in our jailbreak tweak roundups, every once in a while a larger tweak comes along. Most recently it was Hermes and Smart Search, and now we have an extension called bluePill that is worth a look. Read ahead for a closer look at the tweak.

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Ford chooses iPhone over BlackBerry as employees start the transition

Ford chooses iPhone over BlackBerry as employees start the transition

While BlackBerry was once the go-to smartphone for many business individuals, and major corporations around the globe, transitions happen. Based on a statement from a Ford spokesperson, it looks like the auto manufacturer is gearing up to make its own transition.

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