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Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

Posted on 09/27 23:13 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s talk that Apple might switch back to Nvidia.As for the proverbial feather in Nvidia’s cap, Apple occupies a weird spot in the overall PC market.

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

Posted on 10/18 23:02 in Shows | 0

The new machines reportedly feature some significant new technologies, but at least one product — the 11-inch MacBook Air — is reportedly going away, its niche filled by the 12-inch, single-port MacBook.The rumors from Japanese site Mac Otakara suggest a pair of new MacBook Pros at 13-inch and 15-inch, and a new, 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Apple special event live blog: New MacBooks on the horizon

Posted on 10/27 17:41 in Shows | 0

At today’s special event, Apple will likely show off a handful of major Mac updates.At worst, the likes of the Mac Pro and Mac Mini get ignored for years on end — a sorry situation for desktop die-hards.

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Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers

Posted on 11/03 21:48 in Shows | 0

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In the five years since Steve Jobs died, I’ve generally resisted the urge to compare his tenure at Apple with Tim Cook’s.The late-2013 revised Mac Pro kicked off the trend.

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Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare

Posted on 11/09 21:44 in Shows | 0

0) and USB 3.The actual USB-C cables being sold on the market support a huge range of features.

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Best Windows laptops for MacBook Pro refugees

Posted on 11/23 17:32 in Shows | 0

Many of them are feeling neglected, judging by how many have started asking me for suggestions on Windows laptops.Possibly the first Windows laptops to truly echo the elegant design of the MacBook Pro, Dell’s XPS family has long featured solid build quality, excellent displays, and top-of-the-line performance.

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Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro

Posted on 11/30 15:35 in Shows | 0

For the past 11 years, Apple has offered formal support for installing Windows on a Macintosh running OS X via its Boot Camp Assistant software.Multiple customers who purchased one of Apple’s new MacBook Pros are reporting that the default Boot Camp audio driver can permanently damage the system’s speakers.

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This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

Posted on 12/06 15:05 in Shows | 0

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is a dongle-happy mess for anyone who uses peripherals manufactured prior to 2017, since the system only supports Thunderbolt 3 by default.Enter the HyperDrive — an all-in-one Kickstarter project that hopes to replicate all of the ports that are missing on the current MacBook Pro in a single product.

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Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems

Posted on 12/08 13:44 in Shows | 0

If you can live with the restrictions Apple puts on the MacBook Pro and don’t mind the price, most reviews have suggested these are solid follow-ups, with the Touch Bar offering some interesting capabilities and long-term potential.Now that laptops are shipping in volume, however, some readers are chiming in about massive battery life problems.

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Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, MacOS

Posted on 12/21 13:36 in Shows | 0

First, Tim Cook made several posts to an Apple employee bulletin board, detailing Apple’s thinking on thinking on both desktops and the intersection between hardware and software design.According to that investigation, Apple has made a number of strategic decisions that took emphasis away from the Mac design teams.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend

Posted on 12/23 22:35 in Shows | 0

Now, Consumer Reports has refused to recommend the MacBook Pro for the first time ever.The findings are worth quoting directly: The MacBook Pro battery life results were highly inconsistent from one trial to the next.

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The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low

Posted on 01/06 22:56 in Shows | 0

In the years after it converted to x86 and launched the first Core 2 Duo Macs and Mac Pros, Apple enjoyed increased market share and better Mac business performance.Even after the iPhone and iPad had dwarfed Macintosh sales, it remained a potent additional income stream and Mac market share grew throughout the Great Recession and the decline of the PC market.

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

Posted on 01/10 22:32 in Shows | 0

Last month, Consumer Reports declared it would not recommend the new MacBook Pro, on account of its poor and highly erratic battery life.It turns out Consumer Reports’ battery life tests were being impacted by a Safari bug, as we had hypothesized was the case.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Posted on 01/18 16:48 in Shows | 0

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.It reports that upgrading to Kaby Lake and adding more RAM “could potentially address one criticism some had of the new MacBook Pros: their not-much-improved battery life.

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Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

Posted on 03/23 22:22 in Shows | 0

The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms.The “Dark Matter” documents describe how the CIA has sought to crack Apple’s products, including the MacBook and iPhone.

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Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

Posted on 05/12 16:53 in Shows | 0

So what’s the best laptop for engineers and engineering students?Once again HP has delivered a state-of-the-art portable engineering workstation, with the G3 update to its well-regarded ZBook 17.

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Apple's Sneaky Strategy To Replace Your MacBook Pro

Posted on 05/16 16:17 in Deals | 0

The final ‘white’ MacBook with the plastic casing has passed through the system and is now considered a relic.Inside these moves you can see Apple’s strategy for the Mac computers take shape, especially the MacBook and MacBook Pro machines.

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2017 MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook (and maybe MacBook Air) Refresh: What To Expect

Posted on 05/21 16:07 in Deals | 0

With the MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and possibly the MacBook Air due for a refresh in June at the WWDC, let's dig down a little and set expectations.A refresh to the aging ancient MacBook Air would be a surprise, as Apple -- when it announced the new MacBook Pros -- seemed to imply that the cheaper non-Touch-Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro would take the MBA's place.

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Nearly 25 Percent of Windows Users Will Switch to Mac Within 6 Months: Survey

Posted on 06/30 13:37 in Shows | 0

But there’s a fundamental problem with this claim: It’s completely unsupported by historical trends or recent sales data.According to IDC, Mac sales fell 9.

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