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  • Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Whatever the relative merits of the various browser options, there’s one big advantage that Apple’s homegrown Safari has over most of the competition – using it as your browser can have a significant positive impact in terms of battery life on portable Macs. Now, Google is hoping to close that gap with upcoming changes to Chrome. Chrome already got a new feature that can… Read More

  • Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, from two-man development studio Tapbots, has long been the unofficial default option for iOS and Mac users who weren’t satisfied with first-party clients, dating back to the days prior to Twitter’s decision to clamp down on clients not of their own making. The Mac version launched in 2012, but its look and feel hasn’t changed to match… Read More

  • Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… 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

  • Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    The first week of 2015 was CES for me, which meant working out of a suitcase in a bizarre fantasy land hewn from hard desert rock, grit and little else. My home office is a veritable oasis of displays and screen real estate, while my mobile CES office most definitely is not. Luckily, this year, I had a review unit of the Ten One Design Mountie on hand, and it made a big difference in my… 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

  • Duet Turns Your iPad Into A Mac Display

    Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

    iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance, choppy animation and tons of lag, even in the best of circumstances. Duet, a new app from a team that includes ex-Apple display engineering talent… Read More

  • Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Thunderbolt is one of those tech innovations with a lot of promise, but not much felt effect for the average user. Thunderbolt docks can change that, and the new Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock promises a much more complete upgrade vs. the Thunderbolt docks of years past. With USB charging, 4K output via the HDMI port, both audio out and microphone in ports, plus three USB 3.0 ports and a… Read More

  • Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop

    Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop

    A recently launched app called Current turns Facebook into a native application for the Mac desktop. The app offers an alternative to regularly (or perhaps obsessively?) checking the Facebook site in an open browser tab, with support for Facebook Messenger, photos, videos, customizable notifications, and more. Current is effectively a replacement for using Facebook via the browser, creator… Read More

  • Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

    Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

    Apple’s Mac marketshare hit record highs during the third calendar quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC. Official numbers from the firm’s quarterly PC tracker show that Apple’s Q3 shipments topped 2.34 million Macs moved during the quarter in the U.S., giving it 13.4 percent market share and putting it in third place behind HP and Dell. That’s the best… Read More