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Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

The arrival of the new MacBook and its ultra thin body seemed to have generated rumors about the untimely demise of the MacBook Air. This new bout of rumors, however, seem to wan to give the line a second lease on life. According to Taiwanese media, Apple will still be unveiling two new MacBook Air devices come 2016's WWDC event. But this time, it will be launching a 13-inch and 15-inch model, instead of the current 11 and 13 inch pair that it has right now.

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iPad Pro Review round-up: bridging the notebook gap

iPad Pro Review round-up: bridging the notebook gap

Early reviews of the iPad Pro are in, appearing to understand that Apple wants to replace your laptop, but not necessarily agreeing with that possibility wholeheartedly. While several publications suggest that the iPad Pro is ready to carve out a new spot in the device ecosphere, others say it's not quite ready to replace your laptop just yet. Most seem to agree that the device is top-notch for those that wish to create artwork or write notes all the livelong day. Have a peek at the collection and see what you think.

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TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

What happens when you run out of space on your hard drive? Sure, you can start purging old files and unneeded programs, but that will only get you so far. The other option is to add a second drive, or simply replace it. Replacing an entire drive can be a lot of work, what with copying everything over, and getting your computer set back up the way you like it, and few laptops allow a second drive. Well, if you're a MacBook owner, there's a new option at your disposal.

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Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Microsoft calls out Apple

Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Microsoft calls out Apple

This morning as Microsoft prepared to reveal several new Surface devices, they couldn't help but call out their competitors first. "We have competitors, you may have noticed," said Microsoft's Panos Panay, referring to the Surface and other competitor tablets launched with keyboards, "they're chasing it, it's pretty cool." Panay went on to suggest that Microsoft's options were to "double down and bring the thunder" or to "reinvent the category again." Microsoft appeared to choose the former as they played Thunderstruck by AC/DC while presenting the new Surface Pro 4.

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Mac update OS X El Capitan available now

Mac update OS X El Capitan available now

How do I download OS X El Capitan? That's the question we've heard many times since WWDC earlier this year. This morning Apple flipped the switch for OS X El Capitan, allowing users around the world to access their newest operating system. This version of OS X brings a revamp to a number of core apps - Maps and Spotlight in particular. Battery performance will be given a kick in the pants, as will processing performance. This update is all about refining and improving what was released with OS X Yosemite last year - and it's a solid update you'll be glad you initiated.

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OWC USB-C dock for MacBook users hits pre-order

OWC USB-C dock for MacBook users hits pre-order

Mac fans who use a MacBook notebook and carry that machine between the office and home or other locations know that you often need a lot of things connected to your Mac like printers, keyboards, and eternal monitors. It can be a hassle having to plug and unplug all those devices when you move between locations frequently. The best way to streamline that process is by using a docking station.

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New MacBook benchmarked: almost same as 2011 MacBook Air

New MacBook benchmarked: almost same as 2011 MacBook Air

When Apple revealed the new MacBook, there was a lot of applause over the ultrabook's Air-like design, without bringing in the Air moniker. The details that came afterwards, however, proved to be somewhat contentious, especially the limitation of a single USB Type-C port for all your peripheral and charging needs. This latest revelation might provide even more fodder to the flames. It seems that the new 12-inch MacBook, with a Model Identifier or 8,1 actually more than one thing in common with the Air line, particularly in performance.

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New MacBooks drop Boot Camp support for Windows 7

New MacBooks drop Boot Camp support for Windows 7

For several years now, Apple computer users who have still needed to run the Windows operating system have been able to rely Boot Camp, a tool in OS X that allows a native installation of the Microsoft software on a partitioned hard drive. If you're one of these users, and thinking of picking up one of the recently announced MacBook Airs or MacBook Pros, then you also need to be happy using a newer version of Windows, specifically version 8 or later.

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iFixit teardown gives closer look at Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad

iFixit teardown gives closer look at Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad

As they are wont to do, iFixit has come through with another teardown of a new product. This time, the team is ripping apart the new MacBook Air and Pro models, which are largely unchanged. Of special interest is the new Force Touch trackpad Apple is rolling out across their notebook computer lineup. The new-look trackpad doesn’t click, but it does offer feedback. Rather than feeling the surface of the trackpad give, you’ll get a buzz. But how does it work?

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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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This is the new Apple MacBook: Hands-on

This is the new Apple MacBook: Hands-on

With a newly thinned-out body, trackpad, keyboard, and parred-down collection of ports, the New MacBook is truly simplified. This device is not a MacBook Air - and it's certainly not a MacBook Pro. This device sits beside the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in a lineup that'll go through 2015 and beyond. Will the MacBook replace the MacBook Air eventually? Maybe. For now, it looks like this notebook is going to stand on its own as a rather unique piece of work - a new generation of MacBook hardware, to be sure.

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MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

There's a brand new "MacBook" in town - not a MacBook Air, not a MacBook Pro, but just a "MacBook." With the release of this next device in line comes a new set of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro devices. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be getting a faster processor, faster flash memory, and an updated 10-hour battery. Both the new updated Air and Pro models will be shipping today, while the MacBook will be shipping April 10th - and the whole family will continue to ship through the foreseeable future.

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