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Oh Come On, Apple Could Have Made the ‘New’ MacBook Air Years Ago

There’s this weird sort of fervour that surrounds the MacBook Air that I’ve never fully understood. Sure, when Steve Jobs pulled the first one out of a manilla envelope in 2008, it was cool as hell. But in the 10 years since then, Apple’s once industry-leading laptop was neglected and abandoned to the point that it became a running joke. Read More >>

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Apple Promises Fix for Throttled MacBook Pros, But That Might Not Solve Everything

After numerous reports popped up claiming that Apple’s recently refreshed MacBook Pro were suffering from lacklustre performance, in a statement released today, Apple officially confirmed issues related to excessive heat generation in new MBPs and promised that the company will release a patch to address the problem later today. Read More >>

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Why Apple’s Best MacBook Pro is Too Powerful for Its Own Good

After being long overdue for an update to new CPUs, last week Apple announced refreshed 2018 MacBook Pros with 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips from Intel, including the company’s top-of-the-line consumer laptop processor, the six-core 2.9GHz Core i9-8950HK CPU. And in theory, this option seemed like a great addition to the MBP lineup by giving high-level video editors and graphics artists a little extra performance without any added bulk. Read More >>

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I Actually Like USB-C Dongles

Today, Apple finally pulled the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro from its store. This marks the end of the dongle-free MacBook Pro, and now only the super-outdated MacBook Air, which you shouldn’t buy anyways, still has ports besides USB-C. Headphone jacks aside, Apple just moved one step closer to being a USB-C only laptop shop. Read More >>

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Hey Look, Apple Just Announced New MacBook Pros

Apple isn't one for giving anyone a heads up on when it's going to launch new products, unless there's a big stage event involved, and given there are always rumours circulating about hardware refreshes, it's hard to tell when something real will arrive. So we've all just been blindsided by the fact Apple has just unveiled a new MacBook Pro, promising it to be faster and packed with even more features than before. Read More >>

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How Apple’s New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better. This approach recently backfired on me with macOS and iOS 12. Unexpectedly, I think the resulting disaster made me a better computer user. Read More >>

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Apple Slapped With Lawsuit Over Faulty MacBook Pro Keyboards

Apple’s much-maligned butterfly keyboard design has bugged customers since its release, and now its landed the company in court. Per AppleInsider, the company was hit with a class action lawsuit filed in US federal court Friday that alleges Apple knew of defects in the keyboard before the product launched. Read More >>

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I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

Do not be me. I was desperate for a new Apple laptop to replace my dying 2012 one and as soon as the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar was available to buy I ordered it. This was a major redesign for Apple, and experience with previous Apple laptops, and one very bad iMac, told me that buying the first generation of a new laptop would be a very bumpy ride. I did it anyways. Read More >>

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Apple Can’t Stop Messing Up Batteries, Offers Replacements for MacBook Pros

Apple announced Friday that it discovered “a limited number” of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand. The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines for free. Read More >>

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Apple Might Be Fixing the MacBook’s Most Annoying Problem

Let’s be clear, when I say the MacBook has an annoying problem I’m not talking about the paltry number of Thunderbolt ports, the lack of an SD card slot, or the fact that they’re priced way too high for such pitiful processors. The most annoying problem with the MacBook and the MacBook Pro is that the keyboard on each can be brought to their knees by a god dang crumb. But now, a patent found by The Sun suggests a fix could be on the way for future versions of Apple’s laptops. Read More >>

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A New Accessory Makes the MacBook Pro Actually Suitable For Pros

One of the biggest professional gripes about the new MacBook Pro—dongle issues aside—is its lack of upgradability. Apple made the decision to solder the storage onto the logic board (just as it does the RAM), making it impossible for users to upgrade past the capacity they choose at time of purchase. Read More >>

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Apple’s MacBook Pro Battery Problems Are Getting Embarrassing

Apple’s long-awaited refresh of its MacBook Pro line is disappointing for many reasons, but it looks like we have something else to add to the list: awfully unpredictable battery life. The problem is significant enough that it might just topple Apple’s machine from its throne. Read More >>

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Apple is Having a Mac Crisis

A lot of people, including some of the world’s best known commentators on Apple, are saying that the company is facing serious challenges in its Mac business — unsurprisingly, Apple is clapping back at those reports and says everything is just fine. Read More >>

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The Best 13-Inch Laptop Isn’t Made by Apple

For years, the MacBook Pro was the weapon of choice for people willing to plunk down good money for a powerful laptop with slick design. That it’s a staple of both hip coffee shops and design studios reflects just how elegantly it balances the needs of the aesthete and the power user. But when it comes to sleek, well-designed, powerful laptops, it’s no longer the obvious choice. Nearly every laptop maker has a striking machine that’ll bring tears to your eyes when your credit card bill arrives. Read More >>

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Apple Quietly Removes Thing That Doesn’t Work From MacOS

Apple has sort of issued a fix for the battery life problems experienced by some buyers of its latest 2016 MacBook Pro range, but instead of posting out new batteries and a man in a blue jumpsuit to install them it's come up with a much simpler method -- removing the battery time remaining estimate from the OS altogether. Read More >>