April 2014 – News in the Apple World

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LaCie’s new drives

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LaCie have made a few exciting announcements this month with the addition of Thunderbolt 2 drives, great for those with a current Mac Pro, and larger capacity drives across the range.

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LaCie’s 2BIG, 5BIG, and Little Big Disk all sport Thunderbolt 2 connectivity now – this may seem a little ahead of the times as there’s only one Mac available with Thunderbolt 2 presently, the Mac Pro. However these drives are backwards compatible, making them a good buy for any forward thinkers who may make use of the connectivity in the future.

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LaCie Fuel wireless drive; the 1TB Mobile drive (2TB model coming in May) with up to 10 hours of battery life, can also be connected and used as a USB3 drive. Multiple iOS devices can use the Fuel wireless drive for media such as streaming movies and music as well as standard storage.

Additionally LaCie are now offering larger capacity drives, including a stunning 5TB single disks, in the following ranges;
–  Mobile:  2TB Porsche Design P’9223 & P’9220 Mobile USB3.0,  Rugged Triple, Rugged Thunderbolt + USB3.0 and Rugged Mini.
–  Desktop: 5TB single Disk – d2 Quadra, d2 Thunderbolt + USB3.0, 2Big & 5Big Thunderbolt

For any questions or pricing requests, get in touch today..

 

iPad turns 4

On April 3rd, Apple celebrated the iPads 4th birthday.
Since its introduction in April 2010, Apple has gone on to sell nearly 200 million iPads in five generations. A lot of work for a span of 4 years.
And clearly, they sold for a reason. Not only are they more portable than a laptop, but they are ridiculously easy to use, and you can do just as much with an iPad as you can with a computer.
Congratulations to Apple for their success with the tablets, and we can’t wait to see what they do with them next.

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Cost Effective iPads

And speaking of iPads, as of mid March 2014, the 9.7 inch iPad with Retina display has replaced the iPad 2 as the most affordable iPad on the market. The fourth-gen iPad features the amazing Retina display, the A6X chip, speedy Wi-Fi, HD camera and more, all while delivering 10 hours of battery life. iPad with Retina display comes with the new iOS 7 software, which is bursting with extras and improvements such as Control Centre, Notification Centre, Multitasking, and AirDrop just to name a few.

iPad with Retina display are available for purchase in either white or black, and start at the retail price of $449 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only model.
iPad with Retina display can also be purchased in 32GB, 64GB, & 128GB models.