Apr 30

Apple has released the new MacBook 12″ with retina display 
following refreshed  MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros

http://www.apple.com/au/macbook/macbook2up

“With the new MacBook, we set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-sized experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant re-imagining every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better. The result is more than just a new notebook. It’s the future of the notebook. ”

We believe that a comfortable, full-sized keyboard is essential for a great notebook experience. But to fit one into the elegantly thin new MacBook, we had to completely rethink how a keyboard is engineered and constructed. To create the new keyboard, we redesigned each key and its underlying mechanism — not only making the whole keyboard much thinner, but also allowing for more comfortable, precise and responsive typing that just feels right.

The moment you open the new MacBook, its gorgeous 12-inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. Every photo leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. Over 3 million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity. And it all comes to light on the thinnest, most energy-efficient Retina display ever on a Mac, meticulously honed to deliver a bold visual experience within an impossibly minimal design.     

This is the first MacBook to feature a single USB C port and does not have the illuminated Apple Logo on the lid. Adapters will  needed to connect to USB3, Firewire, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, HDMI and VGA                          

See the incredible design and manufacture of the 12″ MacBook here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2mjadTm4A8

Watch the Keynote and videos on each product here   http://www.apple.com/live/2015-mar-event/

Review New MacBook Here:   macworld.com.au/reviews/review-the-new-12-inch-macbook-137253/#.VUCcAhfWqQk

Oct 23
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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

Jun 20

Apple has today released a new model of iMac. These machines are a little cheaper than their predecessors, priced at $1099. Previously, the cheapest iMac  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/

 http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

 

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May 02

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

HBMUG celebrated it’s 6th year at the RSL in May 2014. The club started in May 2008 with three members. We now have about 85.

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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/

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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/

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

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http://www.engadget.com/products/apple/os-x/mavericks/

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

Jun 04

The Sixty and Better group celebrated it’s 3rd birthday today. About 20 members enjoyed an interesting meeting with lots of member participation.