On Food Squeeze: Alton Brown presents his sumptuous ‘Grilled Grilled Cheese’ [Video]

Latest Gear Live Videos

2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

If you’ve got any Mac users in your life who haven’t upgraded to OS X 10.6 , we think it’s time you give them the nudge this holiday season. Snow Leopard is faster, leaner, and more intuitive. It’s also simple to install, and even hits the user back with some freed up hard drive space. The best part, though, is the price. Snow Leopard is just $24.99 at Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown:


Advertisement

The real Apple Black Friday deals are at MacMall

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

MacMall Black FridayI know a lot of you are doing your shopping online today, and apart from the great stuff that’s going on in the Amazon Black Friday sale, we know that Apple gear is all the rage. To that end, we had a quick tip for you. Yes, Apple has a Black Friday sale going on, and you will find some discounts on a bunch of Macs and iPods, among other things. However, for the true deals, be sure to hit the MacMall Black Friday sale. They are an Apple reseller, and they’ve got Macs at deeper discounts than Apple is offering, and with freebies thrown in to boot. They are the place to shop today if you want great deals on Apple products.

Read More | MacMall Black Friday Sale

Black Friday 2009: MacMall ad

MacBook Pro Black Friday

Here at Gear Live we’re big fans of MacMall. Why? Because they consistently beat Apple in terms of pricing, by way of rebates - and their rebates don’t take forever to process.  MacMall will be having a fairly nice sale on a bunch of Apple gear, as well as a few surprises, like a GPS navigation system, video game consoles, players, and more. Hey, when you can pick up a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro for $1099, you know something special is happening.

We’ve got the full list of the MacMall Black Friday deals for you, after the jump.

Click to continue reading Black Friday 2009: MacMall ad


Huge MacMall sale - discounted Macs, free Parallels Desktop 5.0

MacMall Black Friday

Looks like our friends over at MacMall have got themselves a killer pre-Black Friday sale going on right now, where you can get pretty much every Mac at a discount, as well as a free copy of Desktop 5.0 (the best Windows virtualization tool for the Mac) and a free All-in-One printer. Not bad, right? Here are a few examples of what you can find:

That’s just a sampling, and remember, those all come with a free copy of Parallels 5.0 and that HP All-in-One printer - we aren’t sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere else this holiday season, even on the official . Seriously, a MacBook Air for 25% off?


10 gadget sightings in Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance music video

‘s music video have typically always featured some sort of high tech gadget, more often than not she has someone from the line, among other things, prominently displayed. Earlier today, her Bad Romance music video was released, and we thought we’d take a moment to highlight ten sightings of tech and gadgetry that we spotted while watching.

Apple iPod classic

Bad Romance iPod classic

Hey, if you are gonna feature gadgets in a music video, you might as well bring in the iconic digital audio player that made everyone into a geek, right? The Apple is the first gadget featured in Bad Romance. Deservedly so, we say. You can pick up the 160GB iPod classic from Apple for $249.

Click to continue reading 10 gadget sightings in Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance music video


Marvel Comics on Your iPhone

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Marvel Comics

Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-MenThose folks over at Apple don’t stop at catering to people’s needs. This time, they’re impressing comic book fans, as the iPhone now carries an array of Marvel comics you’ve probably been meaning to catch up on.

Marvel has now made both new and classic issues available via Comixology, iVerse, and Panelfly. Whether it’s the first 25 issues of Stan Lee’s Amazing Spider-Man, Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, or Robert Kirkman‘s Marvel Zombies, finding something you’ll want to read is guaranteed. The best part of this whole deal is the fact that Panelfly, which has the most comics in its library (84), sells their comics for $0.99 (others generally charge $1.99).

Despite this more cost-effective comic book venture, nothing quite beats the sensation of walking into your local shop, digging through those boxes to find that treasured issue you so desperately want to get your fingers on. What’s a couple dollars or so when you’ve still got that?

Let’s hope the sacred Wednesday tradition of new issues stays intact as well, considering the iPhone doesn’t have that… yet.

Read More | MTV

Bleeding Edge TV 319: Apple TV 3.0 walkthrough

Yesterday, released 3.0, the first “major” release for the device in about two years. The company has often referred to the Apple TV as a hobby, as opposed to a real business. That said, there are a few nice additions that can be found in the Apple TV 3.0 update, so we give you a full walkthrough of the device, giving you a sampling of some of the new hotness.

Some of the standout features are the obviously redesigned home screen. Instead of the centered grid, you get a full screen menu that makes it easier to navigate right to the content that you want. I mean, it’s nice, but it seems to be the biggest visual upgrade to the device, which we think is in need of a hardware refresh. You also score Genius DJ playlist abilities, nice for parties and such, but I rock a system, so it doesn’t really appeal to me personally. Same goes for Internet radio, but it is there as a feature, and it’s nice. The one we like is the addition of iTunes Extras and iTunes LP content. We are fans of the iTunes LP, so being able to see it on an HDTV, which is where we think it shines, is also “nice.”

If you are picking up on a trend, you win. This whole 3.0 business is, in a word, “nice.” It isn’t anything more than that. It brings the Apple TV in line with other Apple products, allowing it to do things that other devices can do, and it gets a UI refresh, and the Helvetica font. All well and good, but let’s hope that next time around we get some decent new hardware. In any event, hit the play button for the full tour.


Snow’s Revenge MacBook Pro vinyl

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Design, PC / Laptop

MacBook Pro Snow White vinyl

When I first saw the Snow’s Revenge MacBook Pro image that you see above, I thought it was a clever and unique etching. When I realized that it was simply just a $15 vinyl applique, I bought on immediately. I mean, seriously, how cool is it to see a seemingly dark-sidish Snow White holding on to a glowing Apple? Just saying.

Oh, and speaking of Ms. White, be sure to peep our Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray review over in our movie section, FilmCrunch.

Read More | Etsy via 9 to 5 Mac


Apple readying 67th St Upper West Side NYC store

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Rumors

Apple Store Upper West Side

has finally removed the curtain scaffolding that was in place to hide the construction of their new Upper West Side Manhattan Apple Store location. Of course, in typical Apple fashion, the unveiling leaves even more mystery to unravel, as the entire face of the new store is covered in a vinyl curtain, along with an “Opening soon” message. Luckily, we shouldn’t have to wait much longer to get a look at the newest store, which many are saying will be the most impressive in the entire Apple Store chain. The Upper West Side Apple Store is located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 67th street, right near Lincoln Center.

We’ve got one more shot of the store, a mockup, of what the store should look like after the curtain is removed.

Click to continue reading Apple readying 67th St Upper West Side NYC store

Read More | CNET

Mac mini updated, $999 Mac mini server added

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

Mac mini server

Apple has updated the today, giving the two configurations that were previously available a nice bump in the specs department, and also adding a third to the mix, that being a Mac mini server. Starting with the $599 Mac mini, it now sports a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor (previously it was 2GHz,) 2GB RAM (previously 1GB,) and a 160GB HDD (up from 120GB). Next step up from there is the $799 Mac mini, which has a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, and 320GB HDD.

As for the new server version, it sits in the same enclosure as the other Mac minis, but has no optical drive. Instead, they throw in a second hard drive. So for $999, you get a Mac mini that includes two 500GB drives, includes Snow Leopard Server, 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM, and GeForce 9400M GPU. Definitely a good idea for a small business where an Xserve might be overkill, or even an advanced home network solution. The new Mac mini is available now.

Read More | Mac mini

Advertisement