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Mac Buyers Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone

Mac Buyers Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone
Related:  Apple bedtime calculator How to identify iMac models Languages Use the information below to help determine which iMac model you have. By serial number On most computers with Mac OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window. Otherwise, see iMac: How to locate the serial number to learn where to find the serial number on the surface of your iMac. Type the serial number into the Check Your Service and Support Coverage page. By marketing number on the box You'll find a sticker on the outside of the original iMac packaging that lists the part number. Last Modified: Dec 19, 2013 One Moment Please Thanks for your feedback. Additional Product Support Information

iWatch Rumors And Reports The Bargainist Cybertrolls' attacks on Web add to mourners' pain | Houston & Texas News | The word itself conjures up images of grisly, mythical creatures living under bridges. But in the cyberworld, trolls are very real people who disrupt Web forums — and among the most sinister are those who deface memorial pages dedicated to youngsters who died under violent circumstances. These trolls bombard tribute pages on the Web with hateful messages to a dead youth's grieving family and friends, post pornographic pictures and upload graphic crime-scene photos of bloody corpses. Experts say the trolls' motives may include seeking attention from their peers, sadistic aggression that gives them feelings of empowerment and lashing out at what they perceive as "media hype" and public displays of grief. The malicious behavior recently hit home in Houston when anonymous trolls using pseudonyms destroyed a memorial page on Facebook dedicated to Asher Brown, the 13-year-old Cypress-area student who killed himself Sept. 20 by shooting himself in the head. Facebook page Began in March

Producing H.264 Files on the Mac, Part 1 Why the iPhone 6—not the iWatch—is Apple’s biggest launch this year While new gadget categories—such as the supposedly forthcoming “iWatch”—could fetch Apple plenty of attention this year, and take some pressure off CEO Tim Cook, the bulk of its growth is more likely to come from a familiar source: The iPhone, which will be 7 years old this weekend. For some perspective on this, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée wrote this week, “The most ambitious rumors project 50 million iWatches sold in the first 12 months. I think that’s an unrealistic estimate, but if a $300 iWatch can sell at these numbers, that’s $15B for the year. This seems like a huge number until you compare it to a conservative estimate for the iPhone: 50 million iPhones at $650 generates $32B per quarter.” Over the past several years, the iPhone has generated more than half of Apple’s revenue and likely more of its profits. The iPhone also drives a disproportionate amount of Apple’s growth.

9 Major Stories Everyone Got Wrong This Year Project Natal/XBox Kinect The way we heard it: Project Natal was announced late in 2009, and for most of the next year, the Internet creamed its collective jeans over it. This isn't a motion-sensing controller, like the Wii -- this is fucking body recognition! Which happens to look exactly like the present of gaming. Then, Project Natal was finally released as the Kinect, and we got exactly what we didn't want: Another Wii built around the cheapest, shallowest gimmick possible. Wii: Wii Sports, Wii Party, Just Dance, Wii Fit Plus, the Petz series Kinect: Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Kinectimals Because there's nothing kids love more than dead-eyed animals. Kiddie bullshit and housewife fodder, all of it. The scenario shouldn't have been a surprise: This is what nerds do. "What do you mean it can't make me coffee?" But the truth is... In the right hands, the Kinect actually does all it promised and more. Above: Medicine. "Ha! The Way We Heard It:

Create good queries in Spotlight On the surface, searching with Spotlight is pretty straightforward. In our previous installment, we covered the basics of using and customizing the Spotlight menu. But if your search involves multiple terms, or if you need to narrow down your results to dig up a particularly elusive file, knowing how to put together a good search query will pay off. Fix your phrasing Every Spotlight query is an AND search by default. You can narrow down the search results by using quotation marks—this tells Spotlight that the words must appear next to one another. Apply Boolean searching One of the biggest additions to Spotlight is support for true Boolean searching, which uses logical operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to pinpoint results. For instance, if you type "time machine" OR morlocks, you’ll get references to Leopard’s backup tool, as well as any files related to H. Use Metadata To put your new Automator workflow to use, simply control-click (or right-click) on the files. Take advantage of keywords