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PlugBug piggybacks iPad power on your MacBook brick

PlugBug piggybacks iPad power on your MacBook brick

It's a #FirstWorldProblem to be sure: too many gadgets and not enough plug sockets to recharge them all. If you're an Apple user, however, trying to juggle AC between your MacBook, iPad and iPhone, Twelve South's PlugBug could be the solution, a 10W USB charger that snaps onto a MacBook/MacBook Pro power brick and allows you to charge both your laptop and your iOS device simultaneously.

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MacBook ‘Brick’ photos continue to leak

MacBook ‘Brick’ photos continue to leak

More photos purporting to be of Apple's upcoming MacBook "Brick" refresh have emerged, with a similar casing design to yesterday's MacBook Pro shell but intended for a smaller display size.  The photos show another MacBook Air-inspired keyboard, together with a similarly larger trackpad as that ultraportable, but the hinge design is different and the side-views show an optical drive that the Air lacks.

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Apple ‘Brick’ describes new Water-Jet MacBook case crafting?

Apple ‘Brick’ describes new Water-Jet MacBook case crafting?

The mysterious "brick" rumor circulating about the expected new MacBook models has just taken another turn, with 9 to 5 Mac claiming that it refers to a new method of crafting laptop casings out of solid bricks of aluminum.  According to their source, the new process uses a laser-guided water jet capable of forming a seamless MacBook casing out of a solid block of metal, requiring no screws or bends (which can weaken the material) and reducing overall weight.

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Apple MacBook ‘Brick’ rumors abound: Windows smasher or wireless hub?

Apple MacBook ‘Brick’ rumors abound: Windows smasher or wireless hub?

Speculation and rumor about the upcoming MacBook refresh continues to flourish, as a 9 to 5 Mac tipster delivers a cryptic tidbit that the supposed October 14th event will be "all about the Brick".  As with the best Apple rumors, however, there's no further detail than that, which leaves the theorists doing what they love the most: trying to decipher what Steve Jobs & Co have planned.  The suggestions have ranged from the obvious - some sort of power supply modification, possibly including an optical drive and networking - to the metaphorical.

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These are Google’s USB-C accessories (and they’ll work with MacBook, too)

These are Google’s USB-C accessories (and they’ll work with MacBook, too)

Google has embraced USB-C on the new, 2015 Chromebook Pixel, revealing a handful of accessories for the new connectivity standard alongside the Chrome OS notebook. As well as the Pixel itself - which promises up to twelve hours of battery life, as well as a recharge good for two hours of use off just 15 minutes of being plugged in - there's also a variety of adapters and dongles to get legacy devices up and running. Best of all, since USB-C is an industry standard, rather than something cooked up by Apple or Google individually, it doesn't matter whose branding is on the packaging: the accessory will work with both the new Pixel and the new MacBook.

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New MacBook vs MacBook Air: Battle of the ultraportables

New MacBook vs MacBook Air: Battle of the ultraportables

Until this week, the portable Mac question had a pretty straightforward answer: the MacBook Air was the go-to machine for most. Now, the new MacBook throws a slinky aluminum spanner into the mix. Revealed on Monday, the fanless 12-inch notebook takes what we loved about the Air - its waifish build, premium design, and lengthy battery life - and distills something even more portable from it, throwing in a Retina display and a controversial port decision along the way. Since then, plenty of people have been asking whether MacBook Air or MacBook is the way to go for those on the move.

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We need to talk about USB-C and Apple’s new MacBook

We need to talk about USB-C and Apple’s new MacBook

A lot can change based on your intonation. When Apple says "the new MacBook only has one port!" it means it as a compliment. The reaction many had to the new ultraportable was the same phrase, but voiced in unhappy astonishment instead: even with the wealth of wireless options out there, you still can't quite escape cables. USB-C is more than just a smaller USB port, but it's easy to get distracted by eighty dollar dongles and questions over what Apple's new connector-of-choice means for the existing peripherals on your desk or in your bag.

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