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Apple Introduces 27-Inch iMac Video Card Replacement Program

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Author:

Do you have a 27-inch 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 iMac with the AMD Radeon HD 6970M video card? Have you been seeing white or blue vertical lines in the display? Has your screen randomly gone dark? Does the picture seem generally distorted? If so, your video card may be the culprit and Apple has acknowledged that the AMD card used for those models has been problematic.

Luckily, Apple is offering a free replacement of the video card for machines that are afflicted.

First your 27″ iMac needs to be evaluated to verify that the video card has indeed failed (as opposed to LCD panel issues, EMF distortion, or the like). You can setup an appointment at your local Genius Bar, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or contact Apple Technical Support for additional options. If the evaluation finds that the card failed, Apple will replace the card free of charge for up to three years after the initial sale.

Category: Tech Tips

Happy Birthday App Store!

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 | Author:

It’s been five whole years since the App Store launched, and going from mere hundreds to nearly a million apps. Apple has decided to make five awesome titles free, for a limited time.  Typically I tear a game to pieces before I post about it here, but today, consider this a preview not a review.

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Category: App Review

Still Time To Make Your Case For A KX Case

Friday, February 1st, 2013 | Author:

Not everyone is lucky enough to make it out to sunny San Francisco for the 2013 Macworld | iWorld expo. But those who are attending the event have a chance to be even luckier by stopping by Other World Computing’s Booth 401.

As we outlined recently in the OWC Blog, the first 15 attendees standing in line at 2:00 p.m. at OWC’s booth today and Saturday who “make their case” as to why their current iPhone 5 or iPhone 4/4S case doesn’t measure up to the NuGuard KX will receive a free KX case upon trading-in their current case to OWC booth staff!

And for those of you who can’t make it to MacWorld, you’ll still have a chance to win a kinetic energy X-Orbing NuGuard KX! Using creativity and humor, send OWC a video up to :30 in duration that explains why you need to upgrade your old case to a NuGuard KX. OWC judges will choose 50 winning videos deemed to be the most entertaining and/or worthy of an upgrade. To enter, upload a high-quality video to www.youtube.com, and email OWC the link, iPhone model, and NuGuard KX color preference at marcom@macsales.com by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, February 7, 2013. Select videos may be featured on OWC’s blogTwitter feed and Facebook wall, so keep us bookmarked and look for yours!

It really is that easy: Just make your case, and get our case!

OWC Brings Back Free SoundBunny Offer

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 | Author:

There has been a lot of talk about numbers today around the Other World Computing Campus here in Woodstock, Ill. Today is the last sequential date of most of our lifetimes, which of course is significant because it’s the last day that remembering what date to write on a check will be easy. But another number has also been creating buzz at OWC today, and that number is zero.

That’s because OWC announced today that it is re-introducing its offer to include Prosoft Engineering’s SoundBunny volume control application — a $9.99 value — for free on all orders of $1 or more until December 24. That’s right, all you have to do is place any order of at least $1 and you’ll get the Mac volume control application that provides the ability to control the volume level for all open applications in one, easy-to-use interface absolutely free! The offer will appear in your basket automatically with your other product purchases. If SoundBunny was added to the cart before the free qualification, SoundBunny’s price will be auto-updated to free.

This deal is only available while supplies last, so you’ll want to act fast to guarantee yours!

Category: New @ OWC

OWC Offers SoundBunny Free for Cyber Week

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Author:

As if the holiday deals were not reason enough already to shop with us this Cyber Monday, Other World Computing announced today that all orders of $1 or more will include Prosoft Engineering’s SoundBunny volume control application — a $9.99 value — for free!

Of course, a deal like this can’t last forever. It’s only available today, so act fast to guarantee yours. The offer will appear in your basket automatically with any order totaling $1 or more in other product purchases. If SoundBunny was added to the cart before the free qualification, SoundBunny’s price will be auto-updated to free.

Controls Each Application’s Volume Independently

SoundBunny is a simple, yet powerful Mac volume control application that provides the ability to control the volume level for all open applications in one, easy-to-use interface. Set the volume high for a movie or game you’re playing, while setting the volume low or even muted for Mail alerts or notifications. Since the program discovers all of the sound-enhanced applications that are running, you can also control any others that need to be turned down or muted. Gone forever is the hassle of having to change your Mac’s master volume setting for each app change.

Update 11/27/12:

Didn’t get a chance to take advantage of our free SoundBunny offer on Cyber Monday? Well, you are in luck! Because of the popular demand for this unique volume control application, we’re extending our offer for an entire Cyber Week special. Offer ends at approximately 11:30 p.m. this Friday or while supplies last.