macbook pro

  • MacBook Pros next in line for multi-touch trackpad

    Duh! The only other thing worth noting is that the new MBPs will get Penryn-based Core 2 Duo processors. They will supposedly be introduced in the next few weeks. Good thing I’ll be getting that $600 check from the government. Next-gen Apple MacBook Pros to gain multi-touch trackpad [Apple Insider] 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

  • 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 Pro battery adapter crap out on you?

    What’s that smell? Oh yeah, that’s just someone’s MagSafe adapter burning up on their MacBook Pro, but don’t worry Apple has pulled the 85W power supplies from retail stores. But fear not. Apple is working vigorously to rectify the situation. A freshly redesigned adapter is in the works and should be coming soon. The Apple Store indicates that MagSafe adapters are 2 to… Read More

  • Oh Noes! Apple Keyboards Malfunctioning

    If Vince wasn’t in Orlando defiling a Magic Kingdom Princess then I could ask him if he’s been experiencing any problems with his new Apple keyboard, but alas he is not, so we’ll look elsewhere for answers. It seems as though a fair amount of folks are experiencing issues with the F3 and F4 function keys. The Expose and Dashboard functions don’t seem to work although a… Read More

  • Handle-It Begs You To Geek Out Your MacBooks

    Oh man, I’ve found my next MacBook accessory purchase. The Handle-It is exactly what I’ve been wanting without even knowing it. It bolts onto the underside of your MacBook or MBP and acts as both a handle and heat sink. The Italian pebblestone leather clad aluminum accessory is the neatest thing I’ve seen lately and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. It comes in… Read More

  • Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion

    So sitting in the offices today at Next New Networks, we were alerted to a tragedy of epic proportion. As he was charging his battery earlier company founder and creative director, Fred Seibert experienced the unthinkable! The battery for his 17-inch Macbook Pro suffered a rupture due, I think, to previously addressed battery defects. No but seriously, if you haven’t sent in your… Read More

  • Major in Mac, Get a Free iPod nano

    Like it does every year, Apple just launched the Major in Mac promotion. Eligible students, faulty, staff, etc. who buy a Mac will get a $200 rebate toward the purchase of a 4GB or 8GB iPod nano. You have to buy the Mac from Apple directly or from one of its retail stores as BestBuy and the like-purchased Mac don’t qualify for the promotion. Major in Mac ends on September 16. Hmm… Read More

  • MacBook Pro Redux

    The Apple Store is back up and we have on our hands something that I wish was available three months ago. As we speculated yesterday, a new MacBook Pro has joined the ranks of Apple’s high performance machines. The systems are now available in speeds up to 2.4GHz. Additionally, the 15-inch rig can now be equipped with a 7,200rpm 160GB hard drive. You may recall that the slower 5,400rpm… Read More

  • Apple Store Is Down

    Tuesday morning arrives and as of right now, the Apple online store is officially down for maintenance. The big rumors lately have been attributed to two items: the iMac and the Macbook Pro. We could see a completely redesigned iMac out later today featuring a brushed aluminum look. Or, we could witness the power that is Santa Rosa crammed inside a Macbook Pro. Who knows. No matter what… Read More

  • New Macbook Pro And/Or iMac At WWDC

    Another week, another big Apple rumor. This one stems from the upcoming WWDC, which starts next month. Analysts say that Steve Jobs will debut a new version of the iMac and a new Macbook Pro during the conference. Though the Macbook Pro I don’t see being updated for a little longer, the iMac is definitely in need of an overhaul. Rumor has it that the new design will be thinner and… Read More

  • Apple Being Sued Over Laptop Displays

    If there’s even a minor flaw in a product, there’s money to be made by lawyers and PC fanboys. A San Diego filing for a class-action law suit by Fred Greaves and Dave Gatley is the latest legal trouble for the Cupertino company. The lawsuit claims that Apple was marketing Macbook and Macbook Pro displays as if they were god’s gift to mankind. Claims are made that the Macbook… Read More

  • Apple Issues Battery Update For Macbook and MBP Notebooks

    Apple has addressed the Macbook and Macbook Pro notebook performance issues, but Apple says you don’t need to worry about exploding batteries. If you purchased either notebook or an extra battery between February 2007 and April 2007 then download the latest patch. How do I identify an affected battery? Affected batteries will have one or more of the following symptoms: * Battery is… Read More

  • Best Travel Notebooks

    There has never been a better time to be a geek road warrior. Technologies exist today that seemed like the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago. Laptops in particular have seen a glorious augmentation of performance with a concurrent reduction of size. Good times. I recently found myself in this situation and, even in my position, it was an incredibly difficult situation. But given… Read More

  • Rumor: Problems With Non-Glossy MacBook Pro Display

    It looks like Apple may be delaying production of its 15-inch and/or 17-inch non-glossy MacBook Pro models due to users complaining about the quality of the display. A user over at HardMac stated he received the following email from Apple when trying to order a 15-inch MacBook Pro: Bad news: MacBook Pro 15″ production is temporary stopped due to a quality issue identified on non-glossy… Read More

  • Apple Killing Off 15-inch Macbook Pro?

    An interesting find today as we stuck our hand blindly into the Apple rumor box – it seems that Apple may be doing away with its 15” model of the Macbook Pro. The reasoning behind this poppycock is that the price of LCDs has fallen so much, the price difference between 15” and 17” is miniscule enough to offer 17″ displays at a 15″ price. To add fuel to the… Read More

  • Apple Hides 802.11n in New MacBook Pros

    Apple seems to like the not-yet-official 802.11n WiFi standard, as its secretly packing it into both the latest iMac and now the spankin’ new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. Not that you can use the fancy new hardware, though, as OSX doesn’t recognize it as anything but a standard 802.11g card. We’re pretty sure that as soon as it becomes an IEEE standard protocol, that will… Read More

  • Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Porn

    Oh man I want one of these so bad. CNET has scored a bunch of lustworthy pictures of the new Macbook Pro Core 2 Duos. Try not to drool. Apple’s Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro Photo Gallery [CNET] Read More

  • Lenovo and Apple Most Reliable Laptops, Report Says

    Apple and Lenovo Laptop users are smug lots. And, according to a recent PC Pro poll, they deserve to be. After surveying 20,000 tech support calls randomly, it turns out Lenovo, followed by Apple, are the most reliable laptops one can buy in the US with HP, Dell and finally Gateway rounding out the list. Even more telling is that off-brand laptops scored at the very bottom of the heap… Read More

  • Huckleberry's Camera Makes Your iSight Into A Real Camera

    A company with the fun-to-say name of Huckleberry has announced this nifty mirror that turns your Macbook iSight camera into a conventional camera. Never again will you have to turn the machine around to take a picture of the world around you. This bad boy will be introduced at £14.95 (about $28), which isn’t horrible — but I’m not sure it’s worth it. If you want one… Read More