Spotify has been quite a busy outfit in 2014, first with their unlimited ad-supported streaming for iOS and Android tablets, followed by discounted student subscriptions in the United States last week; but it seems they were saving the best for last with today's cross platform UI overhaul. Let us begin with the Mac app, which barring a handful of minor UI iterations over the years has largely remained unchanged in terms of its look and functionality, and was beginning to feel seriously dated. That finally changes today with a brand new interface sporting a darker coat of paint that has apparently tested well with users during extensive beta testing. That being said, the app's basic functionality and placement of core UI elements hasn't changed, so...

The Apple TV (2010): Dissected

Honestly, Roku's price drop and yesterday's announcement of Hulu Plus coming to the platform probably stole much if any remaining thunder from the imminent arrival of the new Apple...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/29/2010

Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display Review

I've wanted a higher density, more compact alternative to the 30-inch 2560 x 1600 panels that I've seen for the past 6 years. Apple was the first to intrigue...

92 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2010

Apple Mac mini Review (Mid 2010)

For the first time since its introduction in 2005 Apple has significantly updated the design of the Mac mini. The new model is thinner, although it requires a bit...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2010

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2010) Reviewed: Shaking the CPU/GPU Balance

Earlier this year Apple updated its entire MacBook Pro lineup. The update wasn't cosmetic, the 2nd generation unibody design carried over from 2009. Instead the 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2010

Mac OS X Steam Performance: Half Life 2 Episode 2, Still Slower than Windows

Last month Ryan Smith published his findings on OS X Portal performance. While we're all glad that Valve ported the Steam engine to OS X, we weren't very happy...

97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2010

Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance

Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...

178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010

This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?

Today the first iPad 3Gs will go on sale starting at 5PM at Apple Retail Stores and Best Buy. Those who preordered at the time of announcement should be...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Adobe Enables Flash GPU Acceleration in OS X, We Test It

Brandon Hill, Editor in Chief of DailyTech, IMed me an hour ago with this: "OK, stop laying on the couch with your iPad and do some OS X benchmarking"...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2010

Apple's 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro: More Battery Life Tests, High Res Display Evaluated

Apple is in a position that’s enviable by any consumer facing company. It drums up genuine excitement for nearly every product it launches. Apple has somehow found a way...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2010

Apple's 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro: The One to Get?

If you've followed our Mac coverage over the past year you know I've been telling everyone to wait until Apple brought Arrandale into its MacBook Pro lineup. The time...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2010

Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review

It's one of the most polarizing devices I've ever seen launch. It generated more hype, more attention and more emotion (both positive and negative) from those who witnessed it...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 4/7/2010

Done for 2009: The Holiday MacBook Pro Roundup

Over the summer we discovered that Apple's newly redesigned MacBook Pro offered battery life to die for. Approaching 8 hours of battery life on a single charge we were...

115 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/10/2009

Upgrading and Analyzing Apple's Nehalem Mac Pro

It's been years since I've tested a new Mac Pro and years since Apple has introduced a radically new one. The stars aligned and I took Apple's new Mac...

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/13/2009

The New MacBook Pro Part II: Lower Battery Life Under Vista & SATA Issues

We've got the first battery life results under Windows Vista and it still doesn't look good. The new MacBook Pro lasts 33% longer under OS X than under Vista...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/15/2009

Apple's 2009 MacBook Pro: Battery Life to Die For

Apple's latest MacBook Pro breaks 8 hours in one of our battery life tests. The new MacBook Pro is the best Apple notebook I've ever tested.

113 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2009

Apple's Redesigned MacBook and MacBook Pro: Thoroughly Reviewed

Apple introduced significant aesthetic changes to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, in addition to completely revamping the hardware platform. When the smoke cleared we looked at battery...

65 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2008

Apple's MacBook/MacBook Pro Redesign: A Discussion of Specifications

Apple introduced some beautiful new notebooks today, but beneath the beauty are both new features and spec reductions. We look at potentials for decrease in power consumption but...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 10/14/2008

Apple's MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD: Performance and Battery Life Investigated

We know what a $999 SSD can do for a MacBook Air, but what about a $4,000 SSD in a MacBook Pro? Armed with Apple's latest Penryn based...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/15/2008

Apple’s 45nm Refresh: New MacBook & MacBook Pro

Apple's latest notebooks see improved battery life thanks to Intel's 45nm Penryn core. But how do they perform?

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2008

Apple's New Penryn MacBook Pro: Dissected

Today Apple introduced its first MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks based on Intel's 45nm mobile Penryn CPU. Of course we took ours apart.

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2008

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