Tag Archive: Cheap


A couple months ago, we wrote about the Continuity Activation Tool, an app that hacks Continuity into older Macs that can’t support Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and AirDrop by default. The only problem? It was rough: you needed to physically break… Read more ›

Working Apple-1 goes (kind of) cheap at auction

A working Apple-1 computer has sold at a Christie’s auction for $ 365,000: more than 600x the $ 600 that was paid for it back in July 1976, when it was bought from Steve Jobs. While the figure is certainly sizeable, however,… Read more ›

ICYMI: Build a hot gaming hackintosh on the cheap

This week, let’s build ourselves one hot gaming rig on the cheap. And, while we’re at it, let’s fix those annoying phone calls through to our Macs and iPads, check out a gift guide for cool creatives, and dirty secrets… Read more ›

My mission to build a powerful gaming Hackintosh for $ 650 — $ 50 less than Apple’s midrange Mac mini — is almost complete. In Part 1 of this guide, I covered the components I purchased for my build and recommended extras… Read more ›

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame… Read more ›

Apple and Google are very interested in taking over the U.S. education market from Microsoft, but when it comes to capturing marketshare, the Chromebook is teaching Apple an important lesson: Price matters. For the first time ever, Google has passed… Read more ›

This cheap plastic bag will waterproof any gadget

Today I’m going to review a plastic bag. A new low, even for me? Maybe, but this is no ordinary plastic bag. It’s a bag that has beaten out pretty much every waterproof gadget case i’ve ever tested, because: It… Read more ›

We already know that once iOS 8 comes around, AgileBit’s password manager 1Password is going to be great. Not only will it use Touch ID to make remembering your password a thing of the past, but it will integrate with… Read more ›

Tim Cook and new CFO Luca Maestri are getting ready for Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call with investors that will reveal just how much cash the company raked in over the past three months — and what they should expect… Read more ›

You know those cheapo gadgets you pick up at the dime store or from the racks by supermarket checkouts? That’s the kind of throwaway gadget you think you’ve got when you pick up the Clamplight MINI from Blackfire. Which is… Read more ›