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  • Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    “Seriously, fuck them,” read the tweet. The person was speaking about Apple and the new MacBook the company recently announced. There are countless other tweets and comments with the same sentiment. Right now there’s visceral hate directed at the company. A swath of consumers feel betrayed by the stark design of the new MacBook. Our original post on the topic was shared… Read More

  • Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and its companion app, as well as a discussion on the (still theoretical) 12-inch MacBook Air. We also dive into Swift, Apple’s new programming language, which is really heating up in terms of developer interest, and touch on App Store discovery and what could still be… Read More

  • The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air has been rumored for a while now, but the computer is very real, according to a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The resourceful and consistently accurate site has revealed specs and renders of a 12-inch MacBook (which is pegged for release anytime between the near future and mid-2015) that pushes the limits in terms of thickness, input and… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    Microsoft just announced the Surface Pro 3 and a new direction for the Surface line. Microsoft is no longer looking to counter the iPad. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s answer to the “heavy” MacBook Air. This argument is not new. Microsoft touched on this with the Surface Pro and then the Surface Pro 2. The value proposition is simply more clear now. Instead of muddling… Read More

  • Apple Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple has indeed updated its MacBook Air as foretold, and while the updates aren’t terribly dramatic, they are solid improvements that should come as welcome news to anyone who has been waiting in the wings for a reason to upgrade. The new models now start at $899 for the 11-inch model, and $999 for the 13-inch model. Now is definitely the time for Apple to be capitalizing on their… Read More

  • MacBook Air Refresh With Spec Bumps Said To Be Coming Tomorrow

    MacBook Air Refresh With Spec Bumps Said To Be Coming Tomorrow

    Apple is planning a mid-cycle spec bump for the MacBook Air, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The key feature of this update is said to be the use of new next-gen Intel Haswell processors, according to the report, as well as changes to the basic storage configurations available for the SSD drives of the machines. The designs will remain the same, however, and this isn’t the… Read More

  • Apple’s 2013 13-Inch MacBook Air Sweetens The Deal For One Of The Best Available Computers

    Apple’s 2013 13-Inch MacBook Air Sweetens The Deal For One Of The Best Available Computers

    The MacBook Air was the only new Apple hardware to be announced and launched at WWDC this year (besides the new AirPort Extreme), and while it isn’t a big change from the previous version, it packs some crucial improvements that really cater to the Air’s existing strengths. The 2013 Air is really Apple pushing the envelope with its ultraportable, and that has helped make one of… Read More

  • iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

    iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

    Apple is set to deliver its WWDC keynote address on Monday June 10, and there are bound to be a lot of new things revealed on that day. The exact details remain shrouded in mystery, but as with every major Apple event, there have been lots of leaks and rumors leading up to this one, so we can at least sketch in broad terms what we’re likely in for next week. Read More

  • Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air

    Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air

    Google hasn’t always been known for making breathtaking hardware, but today’s announcement of the Chromebook Pixel — arguably one of the best-looking laptops ever made, if nothing else — means that may no longer be the case. Still, you can’t be blamed for being wary of shelling out a decent chunk of money on Google’s first foray into laptops, let alone a… 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

  • Quick PSA: MacBook Air For $699? Don’t Fall For it

    Quick PSA: MacBook Air For $699? Don’t Fall For it

    Apple has just reduced the price of the lowest tier of refurbished MacBook Air to $699 — I’ve just seen it pop up on a couple news sites. One would think that the option of getting for such a low price what was a year ago an object of envy would make it a no-brainer. But it is the old version of the famously flat laptop, and although it may seem superfluous to point this out, I feel… 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

  • The Promise Of The 15-Inch MacBook Air

    The Promise Of The 15-Inch MacBook Air

    In my home office sits a 27-inch iMac with a secondary 24-inch LED Cinema Display attached to it. It’s a glorious vision of screen real estate. And yet, I dread using it. First world problem? It’s perhaps the definition of the term. But it’s true. I’m sitting here on a couch adjacent to my desk because I’d rather type this post on my MacBook Air. To be… Read More

  • Warning: The Latest MacBook Air Packs A Less Powerful Version Of Thunderbolt

    Warning: The Latest MacBook Air Packs A Less Powerful Version Of Thunderbolt

    Apparently not all Thunderbolt ports are created equally. Anadtech discovered that the Thunderbolt chip within the latest MacBook Air is not the same found in the current MacBook Pro. The Air’s version packs less power and throughput resulting in less abilities. Hope you weren’t planning on hooking up two of those new fancy Thunderbolt Displays. Read More

  • MacBook Air Killers? First Batch Of PC Ultrabooks To Carry An Ultra-Pricetag

    MacBook Air Killers? First Batch Of PC Ultrabooks To Carry An Ultra-Pricetag

    Ultrabooks are supposed to be the PC’s answer to the MacBook Air. These notebooks are said to rock hardware platforms very similar to the Air’s but, you know, run Windows instead of OS X. The first crop from HP and Asus will likely hit during the fourth quarter of 2011 but won’t be Air-killers right away. They’re going to be too expensive. Read More

  • Next MacBook Pros To Feature Air DNA?

    Next MacBook Pros To Feature Air DNA?

    The Sandy Bridge update to the Air line has been enough to make some feel the lightweight laptop is ready for prime time (I’m convinced, personally), but it’s still not enough for some. MacBook Pro users are accustomed to more storage, more screen real estate, and a greater number of ports. If rumors are to be believed, the best of both worlds might be on its way, with Air-style… Read More

  • Teardown Of New 13″ MacBook Air Finds Almost No Differences From Old Model

    Teardown Of New 13″ MacBook Air Finds Almost No Differences From Old Model

    The traditional “splaying of the device” has been performed successfully on the new MacBook Air by the teardown experts and hand models at iFixit. The most user-relevant finding appears to be that the SSD module is user-replaceable — i.e. Apple hasn’t seen fit to physically bond it to the motherboard. Yet. Apart from that and some minor layout changes to accommodate… 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

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