Oct 17
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Apple held a Special Event overnight when new iPads, a new Mac Mini and Retina 5 K iMac with an amazing screen resolution, perfect for graphic design and photography and the new Operating System, Mac OS 10.10, Yosemite.
Sep 12

iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-thumb-macworld-aus-258x213          New iPhone 6 introduced    http://www.macworld.com.au/news/apple-introduces-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-130322/#.VBIwqlsZGgs                                                                         At its big spring event at in Cupertino on Wednesday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, both new models sport much larger screens than previous versions. The standard iPhone 6 now sports a 4.7in display, while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a massive 5.5in screen, putting it squarely in ‘phablet’ territory.

Apple has also bumped the storage up to 128GB on both models, and dropped the 32GB option altogether. The iPhone 6 will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models for $869, $999 and $1129, respectively, while the iPhone 6 Plus will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models for $999, $1129 and $1249. Both models will be available on 19 September, and preorders should open up later this week.

http://www.macworld.com.au/reviews/hands-on-new-iphone-6-models-pack-big-features-in-thin-package-130420/#.VBIxBFsZGgs

Jul 02

The 60& Better Mac User Group celebrated it’s 4th birthday at Dan Dinna House on the 1st July.

This Group is a day time branch of the main Hervey Bay Mac User Group.
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Jun 20

Apple has today released a new model of iMac. These machines are considerably cheaper than their predecessors, priced at $1099. Previously, the cheapest iMac SKU was priced at $1299 (which is now the mid-range model).

The cheaper iMac features a 1.4 GHz dual-core i5 CPU, which represents a significant worsening in performance over the previous base model of iMac, which featured a processor clocked at 2.7 GHz.  The CPU does Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz however, which does make up some of the difference.

Aside from the CPU, the hard drive has also been cut to 500 GB. The new model also features a lower-end integrated graphics chip. All other iMac models continue to use either Iris Pro integrated graphics or dedicated Nvidia cards. Otherwise, the internals of the new machine are unchanged.

http://store.apple.com/au/buy-mac/imac

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Jun 14

Apple gave a preview of the new OS to be released later in the year, OS X 10.10 named Yosemite. It also gave a preview of iOS8 for iDevices.  

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

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http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

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 http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/

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May 05

Apple’s MacBook Air lineup updated with new Haswell processors, now starts at $1099

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May 02

HBMUG celebrated it’s 6th birthday ate the RSL meeting on the 1st May

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Annette, Doe and Ken

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Jan 24
Apple is celebrating 30 years since the Apple Macintosh was introduced.  http://www.apple.com/                         http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/24/apple-takes-over-its-homepage-to-celebrate-30-years-of-mac-with-accompanying-video-timeline-and-poll/

Watch the video     http://www.apple.com/30-years/

In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years. The message says that Apple made the Macintosh with a promise to get “the power of technology .. in the hand of everyone”. “This promise has been kept.”, it reads. The dedicated minisite depicts a (scrollable) timeline of the major models of Mac since 1984, spanning the PowerBook, the iMac and ending with the Retina MacBook Pro and the brand new Mac Pro.

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Jan 05

Apple has released the new Flagship Mac Pro    http://www.apple.com/au/mac-pro/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/24/small-fast-and-in-a-league-of-its-own-the-early-mac-pro-verdicts-are-in/ 

http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/04/apple-mac-pro-unboxing-detailled-overview-benchmarks/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/31/ifixit-teardown-praises-new-mac-pro-for-repairability-upgradability/

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Nov 08

Apple has released Mavericks, the latest operating system. No longer named after big cats, the OS enters anew era named after Californian surf beaches

http://www.apple.com/au/osx/

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http://www.apple.com/au/osx/advanced-technologies/

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