“Mac Potpourri” is a column periodically published on MacPrices (usually on a weekly basis, generally 4x a month, though not necessarily on the same day of the week) that primarily aims to take an assortment of previously published articles from around the web (containing different angles on the same story) with Apple, Inc. as its focus — the company whose products’ prices are tracked daily on this website — which are then, in turn, combined into one single article in order to allow readers to get a better sense of the main idea being presented: hence, the word potpourri in this column’s name.
In addition to those types of stories, “Mac Potpourri” also features original content such as a special series called People Profiles which focuses on individuals who use Apple products in their daily lives (or how those items are used to help others). Additional stories also include commentaries, editorials, and product reviews (as well as an exclusive story from time to time).
FEATURE - Those of you who have been holding off on getting an Apple set top box can now buy one for much less. A new Apple TV — described as, "the next generation Apple TV 4K" — was announced by Apple in October via a press release posted to ... Read More
NEWS - Lenovo has created quite the spectacle(s) with its latest product. "Apple Glass" — the purported name of Apple's forthcoming AR glasses — is not expected to be released until 2025 (at the earliest). However, Lenovo has beat Apple to the punch with the announcement of a new wearable ... Read More
NEWS - Apple is just 48 hours (give or take) away from taking the wraps off of its latest products. An Apple Event — with the tagline, "Far Out." (as indicated on the invite sent out to the media) — has been scheduled for 10:00 AM (PDT) on September 7 ... Read More
NEWS – Apple's former chief design officer, Jony Ive, now has the freedom to choose whichever clients he sees fit to work with at his own company. LoveFrom — a design firm established in 2019 by Ive — has had Apple as its primary client for the past three years ... Read More
FEATURE - If you're traveling on the road this summer, you might want to keep your Apple smartphone locked up inside the car's glove compartment for your (and, everyone else's) safety. Summer is here — for some, it unofficially started back in May on Memorial Day — and today, the ... Read More
COMMENTARY - Apple should really consider changing the game with the name of one of its software platforms: iOS. "realityOS" — the purported name of the new operating system that will run on Apple's forthcoming AR / VR headset — is high on the list of announcements that Apple is ... Read More
NEWS - Apple's software platforms are about to get even more useful for persons who are disabled. Earlier this week — days ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (and weeks in advance of Apple's annual worldwide developers conference in June) — Apple (via a press release) gave a preview of ... Read More
NEWS - The "gadget of the century" is history. The iPod touch — the only model of the iPod that is still sold — is no more. The device is being discontinued by Apple in favor of listening to music on its other products via Apple Music, the company's subscription-based ... Read More
NEWS - Some models of the Apple Watch Series 6 exhibiting a certain display defect now have an option to get it repaired free of charge. Apple — in a support topic posted to its website — has issued a warning to customers about a problem with the always-on Retina ... Read More
FEATURE - The "SE" branding in Apple's low-cost iPhone may unofficially stand for "special edition" but it might as well translate to "saving [the] environment" (or, better yet, the Earth). The iPhone SE (third generation) — the latest version of Apple's cheap and compact smartphone — isn't just light on ... Read More
COMMENTARY - Buying a new phone and choosing which model to get, at times, can be a taxing (pun intended) decision to make. My new phone — an iPhone SE (third generation) — doesn't look any different than the Apple smartphone I previously had in my possession, save for the ... Read More
FEATURE - When searching for the perfect case to protect your Apple smartphone, once in awhile, you're going to (unfortunately) be fooled by Knock-offs that look and feel authentic. Speck Products — a San Mateo, California-based company which manufactures cases, covers, and bags for various gadgets from smartphones to tablets ... Read More
NEWS - Earlier this week, numerous customers around the world inexplicably encountered issues when attempting to access or use a specific Apple app or service on their device. Apple's apps and services — from Apple Arcade and Apple Music to iMessage and Maps — briefly experienced an outage on Monday ... Read More
COMMENTARY - Apple, at times, leaves the "average Joe" (in particular, this one) scratching their heads when it comes to the branding of its products. Mac Studio — an all-new Mac desktop computer offered by Apple — was unveiled by the Cupertino, California-based company earlier this month at its "Peak ... Read More
FEATURE - The ability to express oneself creatively, whether through words or art, can be especially difficult at times for a person that identifies as an introvert. Meet Carrie McClish, 59, a long-time journalist from Oakland, California who in her spare time takes not a pen to reporter's notebook in ... Read More
NEWS - Apple will be announcing new products today, however, those items will not be making their way overseas to its customers in a certain country anytime soon. Last Tuesday — in response to the "special military operation" being conducted by Russia's troops (at the behest of its president, Vladimir ... Read More
FEATURE - Unless you've been living on another planet for the past year, you've most certainly come across all of the news and rumors surrounding Apple's plans for an Electric Vehicle (EV) which can drive itself (a.k.a., the "Apple Car") but when will it finally materialize? For the casual observer ... Read More
FEATURE - As commonplace as the smartphone is today, in particular, the iPhone, before Apple ever changed the world with its iconic device, there was another popular phone in the hands of consumers which was setting the trend for its day. The iPhone — which turns 15 years old today ... Read More
NEWS - An innovative "wearable" coming to the market this Spring just may be the perfect accessory for the Mac user on-the-go for transporting a laptop (and other wares). CES — the annual consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas, Nevada — kicks off today and will run through January ... Read More
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Joe Leo, since 2018, has been writing the “Mac Potpourri” column on MacPrices with a primary focus on all things Apple (as well as news from the world of personal technology and consumer electronics). Prior to joining the team, Leo, from 2006 to 2009, previously served as a columnist who wrote “The Press Box” column on PowerBook Central, the long defunct (and since merged) sister site of MacPrices.
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