Articles By Michael DeAgonia

Mac Mini update loses disc drive, gets faster

Since its unveiling in January 2005, the Mac Mini has been the cheapest Mac that Apple sells, making it the least expensive way to get hardware that natively runs OS X. In the

Published on: September 30th, 2011 Michael DeAgonia

Great iOS 4.2 features you might have missed

Apple last week finally released the update to its iOS software for mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPad. And while the big changes -- AirPlay, AirPrint and iPad-focused tweaks -- got

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

5 reasons why Apple iOS4 is great for the iPhone

Like clockwork, Apple has once again offered up numerous improvements to the iPhone's software in a June release. Although all eyes were on thenew iPhone 4 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

Apple iPad — As smart and stylish as they come

I have read every review about Apple's new iPad leading up to -- and after -- its launch today. I've seen just about every possible adjective used to describe the brilliant, 1024-by-768-pixel screen;

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

Apple’s new 13-inch Mac — Pro performance at an affordable price

If you're looking for the performance of a <a href=""target="blank">MacBook Pro without the Pro price, then you're going to like Apple Inc.'s newly updated MacBook. The MacBook, unveiled with updates to the iMac

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

OS showdown – Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 hands down

Last week's release of Windows 7 had Microsoft Corp. executives from CEO Steve Ballmer on down confident that this version of Windows is everything Vista wasn't. The launch of Windows 7 followed the

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

For stability and performance Snow Leopard is the cat’s meow

Snow Leopard is Apple's latest operating system release, making this the seventh version of Mac OS X (eighth, if you count the two versions of 10.4 "Tiger" that bridged the PowerPC-to-Intel transition). On

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

iPhone 3GS will delight first time buyers and upgraders alike

After standing in line at a store for almost an hour on June 19 -- the lines were shorter this year than they were for previous iPhone releases -- I snagged a 32GB

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Five top features of the iPhone 3.0 OS

Apple Inc. today pushed out the much-anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 update that company execs touted at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference. After spending some time with iPhone 3.0 on both an original Edge-based

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Apple’s updated 24-inch iMac – Feature rich and fabulous value for money

Feature rich Apple 24-inch iMac offers fabulous value for money With its sleek lines, thoughtful and minimalist design, large and beautiful screen, robust operating system, polished iLife suite of apps, and updated hardware,

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Do some crystal ball gazing with these fun – and fabulous – iPhone apps

Ah, the Apple App Store. Since July 2008, the month when Apple opened its wildly popular library of applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the world has been treated to more than

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

11 free or cheap iPhone apps you simply must check out

With the release of the iPhone 2.0 software on Friday and the opening of the App Store -- where hundreds of third-party applications are now available -- Apple Inc.'s iPhone has taken a

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Michael DeAgonia

Candid answers to all your iPhone questions…and then some

Read Part 1 of this story: The unvarnished facts about the iPhoneYou're obviously biased, or a fanboy, or both. What are other people saying about the other touch-screen phones? Ya think? Anyway, here's

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Michael DeAgonia

The unvarnished facts about the iPhone

Read Part 2 of this story: Candid answers to all your iPhone questions...and then some We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the iPhone 's release, so people who feel strongly about

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Michael DeAgonia

New Apple Mac Pro packs a mighty punch

In front of me, two 30-in. Apple Cinema Displays glow softly at my desk. Beside me sits the fastest stock-configuration Macintosh that Apple Inc. has ever shipped: a superfast eight-core Mac Pro. Inside

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Michael DeAgonia