• Tri-fold Apple MacBook mock-up

    This is by no means a real Apple product, nor are we trying to pass it off as one. The notebook above is simply a clever mock-up of what a an Apple MacBook Mini (read: netbook) could look like. The touchpad/wrist rest folds on top of the keyboard and then the screen folds down. Plausible? Sure, but it’s also plausible that Microsoft will upgrade Windows Vista suckers for free to Windows… Read More

  • Apple upgrades the white Macbooks to Unibody standards

    If you could care less about the unibody MacBook, Apple has packed the same innards into the old, white plastic models. Sure, the unibody supposedly gives you a more stable construction and adds the button-less glass touchpad, but the plastic option is 300 bones less. That’s a lot and should result in numerous buyers to sit back in their chairs and think about which one too buy. Our… Read More

  • Got $200? Then buy a matte screen for your 15-inch MacBook Pro!

    A third-party Mac repair company will now slap a matte screen on your 15-inch MacBook Pro. You’ll remember that when the MacBook Pro was introduced in October, plenty of people freaked out because Apple didn’t offer a matte option. Read More

  • Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote

    Welcome to our live coverage of Phil Schiller’s MacWorld 2009 keynote. We are hoping and praying that the server holds out so we’re no trying any special tricks this time – just good old fashioned blog posting. To see updates, please hit F5 to refresh. Read More

  • 17-inch MacBook Pro going unibody with built-in battery

    MacWorld is going to be amazing this year because, get this, there will be a new MBP announced. 9to5Mac reports that the 17-inch MacBook Pro will come in the unibody aluminium design and include a long-life battery pack that is not removable. D’oh! Read More

  • Got a new Apple? Time to get your firmware update on

    Unibody Macbooks and MacBook Pros, along with newer MacBook Airs, have gotten a firmware update from Apple, ostensibly addressing “stability issues.” I think they’re talking about that RAM thing because a firmware update isn’t going to change your 9600M’s faulty high-lead solder into eutectic. Oh yes I went there! Read More

  • Review: Targus Chill Mat for Mac

    Have a case of the Mac Sweats? Embarrassed by the wet stains on your lap after hours of using your MacBook? Targus has what you’re looking for, friend. Read More

  • Mac goes green with new commercials

    Not content to pay lip-service to greenness from the sidelines, Apple has decided to sell its latest MacBook line as the “greenest family of notebooks,” a noble statement indeed. I’m totally OK with companies going green but heres hoping that Apple actually starts manufacturing locally now that it can essentially mill Macbooks out of one solid lump of aluminum it should be… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MacBooks and MacBook Pros on sale at Best Buy

    Both the MacBook and the MacBook Pros can now be had below MSRP thanks to a Best Buy sale. This extremely rare opportunity only comes by once every hundred years and isn’t limited to just the old MacBooks with the new all-aluminum models applicable as well, so take advantage of it. Word is that Apple Stores might start matching the Best Buy special pricing in the next few days, too. Read More

  • MacBook performance drops 37 percent without battery installed

    Flickr’d Don’t bother using your MacBook or MacBook Pro without the battery installed unless you’re cool with a huge performance decrease. Gearlog notes that, in the process of doing the thankless task of RAM benchmarks, the MacBook’s performance, as rated using Cinebench, dropped some 37 percent without an installed battery. That is, when plugged into a power… Read More

  • Apple issues MacBook glass trackpad patch

    The CrunchGear staff has, over the years, grown weary of most Apple products being borked in their first iteration, so we’ve all refrained from purchasing a new MacBook and/or MacBook Pro as they tend to be skittish. But now that Apple has released the patch to fix those wonky trackpad clicks not registering Devin may go out and snag one of those beautiful beasts. This firmware… Read More

  • QuickerTek announces external battery/charger for MacBook

    Like the MacBook Pro external battery/charger that was announced last month, QuickerTek has rolled out the same kit for the MacBook. It still costs an egregious amount of money at $450 and you still have to get your power brick modified for $25 by sending it in or shelling out an extra $100 for a modified brick. I need the extra 6-10 hours of juice, but I think I’ll pass and get… Read More

  • MacBook "no button" trackpads not registering clicks

    digg_url = ‘'; A tip came in this weekend from someone with a fleet of new MacBooks. His complaint? Every 50 or so clicks and the trackpad freezes for 5 to 10 clicks and then wakes back up. The tipster writes: So we’ve bought about 10 of them, all of them have awful problems recognizing clicks. The… Read More

  • Your new MacBook can use up to 6GB of RAM (and not just 4GB)

    1-up! While Apple says the new MacBook has a memory limit of 4GB, memory retailer Ramjet says that the limit is actually 6GB. You get to that magic number, six, by using a single 4GB module and a singe 2GB module. On Ramjet that costs a whopping $680 $580—$500 for the 4GB module and $80 for the 2GB module. Now, MacRumors says that the new MacBook Pro has a memory limit of 8GB. Read More

  • Apple patent shows RF embedded all over the place

    An Apple patent application is currently burning up the Internet, what with the possibility that we’ll all, one day, be outfitted with a series of tiny RF transmitters. The application, named “Personal area network systems and devices and methods for use thereof,” envisions a world where our shoes, socks, shirts, iPods, MacBooks and everything else are connected via radio… Read More

  • RIDES Mac-powered Hyundai Genesis

    It’s every Mac fanboys wet dream to embed an OS X touchscreen computer inside their ride. When RIDES does a mobile Mac workstation though, it’s more of an Apple Store on wheels with – get this – two Mac Mini’s, a MacBook Air, iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, 20-inch Cinema display, along with a bunch of car audio wares all within the surprisingly sexy Hyundai Genesis sedan. Read More

  • OWC Quad interface Blu-ray drive: Firewire 800/400, USB2, eSATA

    This is sorta neat. It’s the OWC Memory Pro Blu-ray Quad Interface—a mouthful to describe an external Blu-ray drive that can connect to your Mac or PC four ways. That is, Firewire 800, Firewire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA. Too bad Firewire 400 is on its way out, though. The drive, which starts at $499, can read and write Blu-ray discs, DVD, DVD-RAM (that’s still around?) and CD-R/RW. Read More

  • Apple's new Macbooks and MBPs save energy with CFLs

    Apple is notorious for its attention to the smallest details as the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros prove with the Energy Saver icon. The updated symbol displays an energy efficient, but somewhat environmentally dangerous if not properly disposed, CFL light bulb instead of an earth-destroying incandescent bulb. No word if this detail will rollout to other Macs via an upcoming System… Read More

  • Not So CrunchDeal: MacBook Air with 64GB SSD for $1,799

    Well stuff a finger up my nose and call me stupid. The Apple Store is selling the refurb MacBook Air with 64GB SSD drive for $1,799. Since the laptop once cost a ball-numbing $3,098, it’s pretty clear that the SSD option was pretty much a failure. I just bought the older 80GB Air for reasons I will not go into here, but let’s just say that I’m pissed especially since the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: How about a $869 MacBook?

    Stevie didn’t announce a low priced MacBook the other day, but since he did launch new hardware, the older, but still capabile, models are dropping in price. Take this 13.3-inch MacBook for example. It only has 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of ram and 120GB hard drive, but what else would you expect for this low of a price? Throw some more RAM in there and you have a great deal. A $75… Read More

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