A new version of the MacBook Air is coming tomorrow, according to various sources. The newest of Apple’s thin laptop has been making its way to stores, but won’t be on sale until tomorrow. The newest version is said to house a new processor, which could push the battery life of the Air over the top.
Apple is reportedly planning a new, 12-inch MacBook Air which would be even slimmer and more portable than the existing model, doing away with the fan among other things. In addition to being fanless, the new ultraportable is also said to do away with the mechanical click button trackpad familiar from existing MacBooks, instead using touch-to-tap.
It seems that Apple is ready to turbo charge the display capabilities of its current hardware lineup with the upcoming OS X 10.9.3 update. Spotted by beta testers is a new setting that enables native resolution on 4K display as well as 4K output at 60 Hz on 2013 Retina MacBook Pros.
When we first heard that we’d be able to play many of our favorite games generally relegated to Windows through the cloud to a variety of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and OS X-toting Apple notebooks, we were skeptical. This week the team behind OnLive’s cloud gaming initiatives have introduced CloudLift, a subscription service in which you’re paying for the right to stream games you already own straight from OnLive’s remote servers. As it turns out, even in Beta mode, this environment is quite impressive.
In the year 2013 we've seen some real stand-out stars in several sectors, including mobile, automotive, desktop computing, and gaming. This was certainly a year of hero devices, with manufacturers often bringing just one or two devices to headline their entire 12-month market presence. There were also several new totally unexpected releases initiated through the year, with entirely new device categories being created in the process.
Apple is finally taking the Mac Pro seriously again. Years of seeing the iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad get the bulk of Apple's design and engineering attention had left many professionals worried that the Mac Pro was to be put out to pasture; now we know they needn't have worried. In fact, the 2013 Mac Pro has reaped benefits from of each of those models before it, the premium - and yes, premium-priced - culmination of Apple's miniaturization, materials research, and performance know-how. Not only does the new Mac Pro comprehensively update Apple's flagship range, it challenges exactly what we expect a workstation to be. Over-ambitious? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
Is it a laptop, a tablet, or something else entirely? Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro is an interesting mix of form factors, hardware, and operating system, that much we know. The screen, which folds a full 360-degrees around the back of the device, is the attention grabber, but is there more to it than that? We put the Yoga 2 through its paces to find out.
It would appear that the Japanese Apple Store team has upped the ante this year for their New Year Lucky Bag event, bringing on one 2013 Mac Pro for some lucky buyer. Since there’s only a single Mac Pro out there to be had, only a single customer will receive it - otherwise they’ll be getting a set of devices from the Apple Stores in Japan that are otherwise overstocked or for whatever reason an OK thing to give away. There’s also a set of devices that will be added to a limited number of bags.
Apple had a somewhat strong year in 2013. The company showed off the iPad Air, unveiled a new iPad mini with a Retina display, and its upcoming Mac Pro might just be the most impressive desktop the company has ever launched. And as its revenue showed during the period, customers seemed to like what the company had to offer.
But I have a bit of a different take on the last year. While Apple had a broad launch lineup in 2013, nothing beyond the Mac Pro was truly “groundbreaking.” And by the look of things, that was intentional. That’s right – 2013 is designed to be the precursor for what promises to be a major 2014.