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Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock to ship in September for $299

Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock to ship in September for $299

Belkin has released new details on its Thunderbolt Express Dock that allows users to connect multiple peripherals to their MacBook or Ultrabook via one Thunderbolt cable. This is especially helpful if you use your notebook in a desktop workstation setup and need to take it on the go as well. It takes away the hassle of connecting and disconnecting multiple devices.

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ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

If there's one thing you can expect from ioSafe as an external harddrive manufacturer, its hardcore physical protection for your data, and with this ioSafe Rugged Portable, you don't have to be in the comfort of your own home to get that bulletproof love. Though this one-pound wonder does not give you the same fire-proofing that its 18 pound bigger SoloPRO cousin offers, it's essentially battle proof in every other respect. You can connect with such universal options as USB 3.0 or a USB 2.0/Dual Firewire 800 combo, and the rig comes in 500GB or 1 TB 5400 RPM flavorings. And it's all one color silver aluminum to match your MacBooks, of course.

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Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive Hands-on [Video]

Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive Hands-on [Video]

This week we're getting all sorts of opportunities to get our hands on some soon to be released products from various companies, the latest of which is the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive. We spoke about this hard drive back at the beginning of August noting that its uniqueness lied in both its ability to sit perfectly nicely under the newest series of iMac Core i5 devices as well as its unique new ability to charge your iPad and other Apple devices as it worked to keep your main computer unit free from clutter.

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FireWire has shipped 2 billion ports globally

FireWire has shipped 2 billion ports globally

I would bet that most of us are already familiar with the FireWire port. These ports are common on many devices today with both PC and Mac users getting the ports and add in cards available for rigs that lack the port. FireWire is used for all sorts of things from faster data transfers from external storage than USB 2.0 to sending video from cameras directly to the computer.

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iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

Speculation of an imminent iMac refresh continues apace, with AppleInsider hearing that some Apple stores are reporting low or non-existent stock of both 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the all-in-one desktop.  The news follows recent leaks that tipped updated iMacs with USB 3.0, faster FireWire connectivity and even touchscreen functionality; a new entry-level machine with an Intel Core i3 CPU has been mentioned, together with dual-core Core i5 and quad-core Core i5/i7 models.

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Apple iMac refresh rumors resurface: USB 3.0, CPU updates and possible touchscreen?

Apple iMac refresh rumors resurface: USB 3.0, CPU updates and possible touchscreen?

The iMac refresh rumors continue to bubble, with the latest being stock shortage warnings apparently made to Apple's direct and indirect sales channels.  Apple Insider has heard that stock of the entry-level 21.5-inch, 3.06GHz iMac will not be replaced, suggesting the SKU has been axed, while others claim to have been told to keep their inventory low.  The whispers suggest a reasonably imminent refresh to the all-in-one OS X desktop.

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Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

All eyes may be on the iPhone 4 right now (or, more accurately, on its chubby little signal strength meter and whereabouts your fingers are in relation to the antenna) but that doesn't mean we'll bypass a good Mac Pro rumor.  According to one of Hard Mac's "better sources", Apple is preparing for a Mac Pro refresh at the end of the summer, to hopefully tap into the "back to school" period.  Meanwhile they'll be swiftly followed by an iMac refresh.

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