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Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Three 3rd-party modified MacBook Pro units were put up for sale this week in limited iterations including a customized top lid with Steve Jobs's own visage reflecting deeply in the Apple logo. The proceeds from each of these notebooks, each of them created by the Apple customizers at Uncover, will be sold for 9500,00 Euro, aka right around 12 thousand bucks here in the USA. This set of three units will be sold with all proceeds going to a couple of charities you're just going to love.

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Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

It's time to get your MacBook Pro action on with a modified tablet design from Modbook Pro, announced today once again in a 13.3-inch iteration for release on October 3rd. The folks at Modbook have a strange situation on their hands, one where they're somehow or another able to side-step the lock-out that exists around Apple's OS X and create tablet computers that are, essentially, MacBook Pro units without the keyboard and a touchscreen up front. Today's announcement also adds an SSD to the mix for you hardcore solid-state lovers.

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Apple Store robber drives right through the front window

Apple Store robber drives right through the front window

Here's now not to get an iPhone 5 when the day comes later this month for the device to be in-stores: driving straight through your local Apple Store's front window. That's just what a couple robbers did earlier this month in a case that Apple has released evidence in - the video of the vehicle the robbers drove is quite clear to see. Have a peek at what it means to have a terrible, terrible idea, then go through with it.

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and iMacs being shipped by suppliers now

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and iMacs being shipped by suppliers now

This week may be all about the iPhone 5, but Apple is apparently gearing up for other launches a little more silently. According to DigiTimes, which has spoken to sources from Apple's "upstream supply chain," the company's suppliers have started shipping a new line of iMac all-in-ones and and the new MacBook Pro 13.3-inch with Retina Display. Apparently, these new computers will be launching sometime this month or in October.

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13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina panels in 2m production tips analyst

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina panels in 2m production tips analyst

Screens for Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the much-rumored high resolution upgrade to the company's entry-level mainstream notebook, are already in production according to analyst whispers. "The supply chain indications are that it's for a MacBook Pro 13.3" NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shin told CNET, rather than for the similarly-sized MacBook Air ultraportable. According to the estimates, meanwhile, Apple looks to be going big for the smaller Retina laptop.

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OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

Users of Apple's newest operating system OS X Mountain Lion are finding a brand new software update ready for them this week containing upgrades for both iMessage and Migration Assistant as well as bug fixes galore. This update will bring users up to version 10.8.1 and is a completely free download. If you'd like to grab this download, head to the Apple symbol in the upper left-hand corner of your screen, click, and find the "Software Update" menu option.

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Apple now most valuable public company in history

Apple now most valuable public company in history

On Monday, August 20th, 2012, Apple became the new most valuable United States-made company in the history of the world. Their market capitalization has surpassed that of Microsoft's previous record of $618.9 billion, that amount having been set back in November of 1999. The current market capitalization of Apple is $622.6 billion, with 936,596,000 outstanding shares as of June 30, 2012 - we're guessing that everyone reading this post wishes that they'd invested in the company when they had the chance, of course.

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Retina MacBook Pro gets Moshi protection up front

Retina MacBook Pro gets Moshi protection up front

If surface protection for your Retina MacBook Pro is what you're after, Moshi has the accessories for you - this week announcing both a new palm rest and screen protector for the masses. This set of accessories, the iVisor screen protector and the PalmGuard palm rest protector are set to keep your device looking sharp in combination with no less than Moshi's ClearGuard keyboard protector too!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

Welcome to Friday everyone. The weekend is here is last, and what better way to kick it off than with a giveaway? We've teamed up with NVIDIA to hand out three 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablets, so be sure to enter (but read the rules before you do!). Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent trial gave us a glimpse at sales numbers for both companies today, and we also found out that Apple is looking for a whopping $2.45 billion from Samsung. Even though Google has remained publicly silent about this whole suit, it turns out that it has been providing support for Samsung behind the scenes during the trial.

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