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  • Oddly, RetinaMacApps.com Lists All Retina-Ready Mac Apps

    Oddly, RetinaMacApps.com Lists All Retina-Ready Mac Apps

    Are you readyyyy to retina!? Sure you are, so if you’ve got your retina MacBook at hand, hop over to RetinaMacApps.com and see all of the apps that are currently retina ready. It’s just that simple. Read More

  • Secure Your Retina MacBook With The MacLocks Lock Cable

    Secure Your Retina MacBook With The MacLocks Lock Cable

    If you’re the average Joe, you don’t let your Retina MacBook out of your sight. But what if you’re an IT guy with a fleet of these things to secure on a client site? What to do? MacLocks has just launched a locking case for the Retina MacBook, allowing folks to snap down their laptops almost anywhere. The case actually envelops the MacBook and the looped cable then fits over… Read More

  • Updated MacBook Air Boasts Intel Core i5 Processors With Ivy Bridge

    Updated MacBook Air Boasts Intel Core i5 Processors With Ivy Bridge

    Apple’s Tim Cook just announced an updated MacBook Air with 3.2-GHz Intel Core i5 processors with 512GB of SSD storage and 500MBps read speeds. The new Airs also include USB 3.0 ports making them 10x faster than USB 2.0. The laptops will include two dual 2.0/3.0 ports. Read More

  • Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution?

    Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution?

    In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation iPad, John Packowski of AllThingsD confirms today. If history (and carrier code) is any indication, it should go on sale shortly after that. Maybe even just a few days later. And that’s interesting because it doesn’t give developers a lot of time to prepare. And they’ll want to prepare for the higher resolution… Read More

  • The LandingZone: A Dock For Your Air, Handsome And Bold

    The LandingZone: A Dock For Your Air, Handsome And Bold

    This Kickstarter project has been kicking around the Internet a bit but it’s pretty cool. This is a handsome dock for your 11- or 13-inch air and includes 4 USB ports, an ethernet port, a DisplayPort, Kensington lock port, and power supply. To use it simply lock your MacBook into the LandingZone’s snug confines and start working. As a doofus who just set up a standing desk, this… Read More

  • Rumor Has It: Apple Planning 15-Inch MacBook Air

    Rumor Has It: Apple Planning 15-Inch MacBook Air

    We’ve heard rumors of a sort of MacBook Pro/MacBook Air convergence for the past few months and it seems Digitimes may be confirming the arrival of a larger, ultrabook-like 15-inch MacBook Air. The source believes that Apple is working on updated 11.6-inch, 13.3-inch and 15-inch models. This will be distinct from the Pro line. Read More

  • Apple Quietly Tweaks MacBook Pro Line-up, Leaves Prices Unchanged

    Apple Quietly Tweaks MacBook Pro Line-up, Leaves Prices Unchanged

    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro offering on the Apple Store, reports This Is My Next, after 9to5Mac earlier leaked details of the notebook product line-up refresh. Don’t expect to see spectacular changes, as the tweaks are relatively minor. They include faster processors, more storage and a number of small graphics updates. Read More

  • The MacBook Is Dead. Long Live The (New) MacBook Air.

    The MacBook Is Dead. Long Live The (New) MacBook Air.

    “At this point, I’m thinking Apple should just replace the standard MacBook with the Air.” Yes, I just quoted myself. But I have a good reason. I wrote that on October 21 of last year, after one day of playing with the just-released new MacBook Air. Today, 9 months later, Apple is listening. The MacBook is dead. Long live the MacBook Air. The fact of the matter is that this… Read More

  • Is Your Macbook's Butt Peeling? Get A New Bottom


    If you bought a Macbook between October 2009 and today you may be facing dreaded “peel-butt” where the rubber flakes off of the bottom of the laptop. You can either bring your laptop into the Apple Store for free repair or they can send you a DIY kit. All you really have to do is unscrew a few screws and plop on the new one. Read More

  • Death By Air And Thunderbolt: Is It The End Of The Line For The MacBook?

    Death By Air And Thunderbolt: Is It The End Of The Line For The MacBook?

    As you’re undoubtedly aware by now, tomorrow (in just a few hours, really), Apple is expected to unveil their latest line of laptops. News has already started to trickle out about what’s getting upgraded and what’s changing. Noticeably absent in this talk is the MacBook itself. And that begs the question: is it the end of the line for the product? Simply put: it should be. Read More

  • BookArc for MacBook Air: Make Your MBA Stand Up And Take Notice

    Twelve South makes cool, if simple, laptop gear. We’ve covered their BookArc before and this is an improved permutation of the version for the latest MacBook Air. It costs $39.99 and allows you to stand your laptop up next to a monitor and control the cabling so everything is in its right place. Read More

  • New MacBooks Coming In Next Month?

    There is no confirmation of this other than a vague email from a charming New Zealandee to his customers, but it seems that someone let slip that new MacBooks with SSD “hard drives” and Sandy Trail chipsets are in the offing in the next 20-25 days. Considering the guy who sent this presumably sells MacBooks in New Zealand, his advice to “place your order on hold, but also… Read More

  • Did Intel Just Leak The New MacBook Pros?


    Could his beautiful, svelte, and decidedly black laptop be the new Macbook Pro that should land in stores on or around the ides of March or early April? Probably not, but a girl can dream. Why does it look fairly convincing? Well, as 9to5mac points out, Intel has leaked future MacBooks before and there is some evidence of new MacBooks in the pipe for Best Buy and others. Read More

  • The Onion Speaks To Every Fanboy's Fear: With Jobs Out, A Grotesque MacBook

    When Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced he was taking another medical leave of absence earlier this year, the talk immediately started. “But what happens when Apple has to release a new product?” “Will it suck?” The truth, of course, is that Apple has a pipeline of products that likely spans years — all based on calls made while Jobs was in charge. And many of those… Read More

  • Apple's Cook On iPad/Mac Relationship: “If This Is Cannibalization, It Feels Pretty Good.”

    During the earnings call following Apple’s blockbuster Q1 2011 results, a questions was asked about Apple’s Mac business as it relates to the iPad business. The iPad business, after all, is growing much faster (and just overtook the Apple portable computer business in terms of revenue). So is it affecting the Mac business by eating into it? “Was there any cannibalization? Read More

  • Review: Macbook Air 13-inch


    Short Version: There will be no pleasing either side of the Apple fanboy divide with this review so I’ll say it up front: If you’re looking for an alternative to a heavier Apple laptop – a MacBook Pro, say, or an Apple Powerbook 170 – and you travel, the MacBook Air is an excellent choice. If you rarely travel and/or are not a Mac fan, you will probably be better served… Read More

  • Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.

    Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.

    Last Wednesday, I got my hands on one of the new MacBook Airs. I haven’t touched my MacBook Pro since. It’s six months old. RIP. I know that sounds outrageous. Or like hyperbole. But it’s not. When I wrote up my initial thoughts, it was after only a few hours of usage. I hadn’t even used it outside the house yet. But now I have. I’ve used it almost everywhere… Read More

  • The New MacBook Air Will Be The Death Of Either The MacBook Or 13-inch MacBook Pro

    Apple’s consumer strategy has always been centered around clear, concise choices. The new, less expensive MacBook Air seems to change that. The line between consumer and pro, between entry level and top-tier is gone and it means that something is going to change in the Apple line-up sooner than later. Let’s look at the pricing. The new MacBook Air starts out at just $999. Read More

  • Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today

    Stop. Take a deep breath. Before my headline gets you all worked up, consider what I’m saying here. The CD and other optical discs, like DVDs and Blu-rays, are obviously going to live on for a while as a way to transport media. But make no mistake that today, with two unveilings, Apple has effectively sealed the fate of the optical disc in the computer industry. Soon, it will go the way… Read More

  • Free As A Bird: Initial Thoughts After A Day With The New MacBook Air

    I’ve done it. I’ve worn the battery completely down on one of the new MacBook Airs. As such, I thought I’d post some initial thoughts about the machine. This isn’t a huge all-encompassing review — I haven’t even used it outside of my apartment yet — but rather my initial thoughts for those of you thinking about rushing out to buy one. All day… Read More