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New MacBook line up priced

New MacBook line up priced

We're still waiting on today's huge announcement coming from Apple's press event, but before we get there, we've got some pretty excellent news to report. Yes, there will be a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, along with a bunch of new models in the MacBook line in general. Apple's Phil Schiller delivered prices on this new line up during the event today, and it seems like there should be something for all budgets (or at least most of them).

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Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

If there's one solid idea in the modern mobile market that I agree with consistently, it's that tablet-sized computers are made for entertainment first, and work only as a necessity. I've tried to bring a tablet to a press conference before, with and without a physical keyboard accessory to pad its ability to work as I need it to, and it's never good enough. I'm not just talking about a Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Note, not just an iPad, not just an ASUS Transformer of any kind - all of them; they're all made for entertainment.

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Apple takes dip after record-breaking valuation

Apple takes dip after record-breaking valuation

This morning we're seeing Apple take just a bit of a dip in stock value after having yesterday broken the historical world record for market capitalization. This company has seen growth for decades after the late Steve Jobs re-joined the company and brought it back from near-bankruptcy to profitability in the late 1990's. Since then the company saw the birth of the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and the current blockbuster lines of MacBook and MacBook Air - and this newest boost comes from re-envisioned versions of their mobile lineup.

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Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple has released updates for the MacBook Air preparing the ultraportable for the new Power Nap feature of Mountain Lion, with the promise of a MacBook Pro Retina update in the pipeline. The System Management Controller (SMC) updates tweak the mid-2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs to support the new functionality, which allows them to silently power on while not in use and update software, check for new mail, synchronize media and make Time Machine backups, among other things.

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Retina MacBook and Air units get first software update

Retina MacBook and Air units get first software update

Apple has released a software update for 2012 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs that fixes some issues with increased CPU power usage. Of course, we're still not entirely clear what is causing the CPU to use more power than it should in some cases (and Apple apparently isn't interested elaborating), but whatever the issue was, it's been fixed. The software update also "improves compatibility with some USB devices" in addition to fixing the CPU power problems.

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Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Limited storage on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can sometimes be a pain in the neck when you really need more to work with, which is why the new Nifty MiniDrive has been introduced as a new semi-permanent backup storage solution. Taking advantage of the MacBook’s SD card slots, it should be a great alternative to carrying around extra bulky pieces of hardware and having pieces sticking out of the side of your laptop.

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MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

It's certainly not due to low demand that Best Buy has suddenly cut off bits of the price for several Apple MacBook products here in the summer of 2012. The first of these discounts is from the massively powerful MacBook Pro with Retina display, tricked out with 8GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive - where normally it'd be $2,799.99, it's now been cut to $2,659.99, that being a $140 USD discount. But why is it such a big deal that Apple products are discounted when essentially every other manufacturer discounts products such as these all the time?

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Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google has admitted that its Chrome browser is the cause of MacBook stability problems, with an incompatibility between the app and the integrated Intel graphics leading to crashes. "Work is proceeding to find and fix the root cause" a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo, though the company does splash a little of the blame onto Apple itself and the way OS X Lion is handling kernel issues.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 18, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 18, 2012

Start your morning off right with a healthy dose of MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012) and be sure to follow up with a deep read of the ol' MacBook Air vs Retina MacBook Pro action. Note that there's been a bit of a kick in the battery replacement as far as fees go for the MacBook Pro as well. Today we'll be live at the Microsoft SECRET event so be sure to stick around until near-night as well! And that's not all - check out the word from Samsung on how their software still needs work.

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