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  • Seagate drives killing MacBooks

    It’s bad enough that my MacBook is running hotter than Hades since I upgraded to Leopard, but the last thing I need is for my HDD to crap out. Luckily my MB does not have a 2.5-inch drive from Seagate. Retrodata, a data recovery outfit in the UK, noticed something was amiss with the Seagate drive equipped MBs as they’ve seen 50 or so since last summer. Upon further inspection… Read More

  • Leopard upgrade freezing some portables' keyboards

    If your Intel-based Apple portable is having keyboard problems after the Leopard upgrade, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re alongside legions of other users. The bug comes and goes intermittently, causing the keyboard to freeze for a random amount of time. Usually a restart will solve it, but often an extra and PITA step of a PRAM reset is needed. The latest software update… Read More

  • Who upgraded to Leopard and is this happening to you?

    So last week I did a clean install of Leopard onto my 2GHz Core Duo MacBook and every time I go to watch a video on YouTube or whatever, the fan immediately fires up. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know why it’s running so hot. Has anyone else experience this? I’m not even watching videos right now and the fan is buzzing like crazy. Read More

  • Latest MacBook shows 15 percent jump in memory performance

    Calling last week’s MacBook update merely a “speed bump” may be accurate to the letter, but it doesn’t faithfully describe the spirit of the upgrade. Primate Labs, which makes Geekbench, a benchmarking application (surprise!), says that processor performance is only marginally improved. That makes sense: Apple only slightly increased the processor speeds, so… Read More

  • Maybe: New Santa Rosa MacBooks as early as tomorrow

    After a while, predicting the release of anything becomes a tautology. Take the MacBook. We’ve been seeing rumors about a revised model for several months now. The latest such rumors—it could be released as early as tomorrow, right in line with previous “early November” predictions—only serve to keep this prediction racket going. Could it be released tomorrow? Read More

  • What gadgets can't you live without?

    As most of you know, I’ve been traveling quite a bit in the last few weeks and it’s given me some time to really appreciate and/or miss certain toys of mine that didn’t make the final cut. Granted, I packed at the very last minute, which is typical of me, and probably the worst thing I could have done given the fact that I’ll be away from home for three weeks, but I… Read More

  • New, tiny MacBook Pros this Month? Probably not

    There’s a rumor flying around the Interwebs that on Leopard Day, October 26th, Apple would be launching an ultraportable MacBook Pro. As the rumor goes, it’d be in the form factor of a MacBook, but have all the MacBook Pro professional-grade hardware. We’re saying it’s total horsecrap. While the MacBook Pro (like the MacBook) line is due for an upgrade (especially… Read More

  • MacBook upgrades for Xmas

    Stevie Clause (not pictured) knows if you’re naughty or nice, and by the looks of the forthcoming speedbumps to the MacBook line, we’ve collectively been nice. Except you iPhone hackers, you’re getting iCoal. Don’t look for anything dramatic, though a possible change to the Santa Rosa chipset would be welcome. More likely, according to ThinkSecret, we’re… Read More

  • NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charger/Conditioner Review

    Over the course of the year since I’ve had my MacBook the battery life has plummeted each month regardless of whether or not I calibrate the battery. I’m not whining about it, but less than two hours doesn’t leave me with enough time to do anything if I’m working somewhere without an electrical outlet or when I’m in a foreign land and forgot my adapter at the… Read More

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