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Forget MateBook, Huawei made the perfect MacBook gadget

Forget MateBook, Huawei made the perfect MacBook gadget

The world is full of mysteries, but the question simmering among many is why Apple is still yet to produce a USB-C dock for the Retina MacBook. The port-light ultraportable has demonstrated its commitment to the USB-C spirit with two generations resolutely sticking to the idea that a single port is sufficient, but salvation for those with a handful of things to connect comes from a perhaps unlikely source.

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macOS Sierra code hides MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Touch ID gems

macOS Sierra code hides MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Touch ID gems

Those who were expecting Apple to show signs of its new MacBook Pro at WWDC 2016 may have been more than a bit disappointed at the no-show. However, do not despair, as Apple might have snuck in some very well hidden clues. The API documentation for the next macOS, formerly known as OS X, reveals quite a few entries that have been interpreted as confirming what is widely believed to be a customizable OLED "Touch Bar" strip above the MacBook Pro keyboard.

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The most absurd Apple concept ever

The most absurd Apple concept ever

The following images were made by Martin Hajek, an illustrator you likely know well by now if you follow SlashGear closely. If you follow SlashGear's Apple leaks and tips, that is to say. Hajek is the sort of person who has access to blueprints for iPhones well before they're released, taking the data he's got on hand and making what end up being spot-on renderings of Apple devices before they're revealed. Today he's made a row of keys that fit on your MacBook. Why in the world would I need these keys, you might ask.

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OLED MacBook looks like something Razer would make

OLED MacBook looks like something Razer would make

The flatness is here - a set of images of what could some day end up being a glorious new generation in MacBook aesthetics. This is a concept by Martin Hajek, who you might most recently remember for his renderings of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 "Pro". Here you'll see keys that are a lot closer to the surface of the keyboard. Here you'll see a display bar above the rim. Here you'll see a new way to interact with a machine that - to be entirely honest - didn't need much to change in the first place.

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Renderings show what an OLED MacBook might look like

Renderings show what an OLED MacBook might look like

Back in late May rumors started to crop up that Apple might be out to make a big change to its MacBook for the first time in a while. According to these rumors prototype MacBooks had been spied that were fitted with an OLED strip across the top of the keyboard where the function keys would normally sit. The cool thing about replacing keys with an OLED touch sensitive strip is that the buttons on an OLED can be customized depending on what you are doing. A slew of renderings have now turned up showing what the final product might look like.

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Kanex GoPower USB-C crams 15,000 mAh of juice in a portable package

Kanex GoPower USB-C crams 15,000 mAh of juice in a portable package

Kanex has rolled out a new GoPower portable battery that uses the USB-C port to allow it to recharge your new MacBook or other device on the go. The battery has 15,000 mAh of juice inside, which the maker claims to be enough to completely charge your MacBook once. The USB-C port output is 5V at 3 amps and the USB output is 5V at 2.4 amps for fast charging of anything that needs a USB port.

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MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar, 13-inch MacBook coming soon

MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar, 13-inch MacBook coming soon

The refresh of the 12-inch MacBook last month, and the noticeable lack of new MacBook models, has had some scratching their heads over Apple's vision for the notebook line. That confusion may soon give way to clarity in the next two quarters of the year. According to respected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the second half of the year will not only see Apple's MacBook products settle along more discernible lines, it could also see Apple's most significant upgrade to the MacBook Pro in a very long time.

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OWC SSD update lets MacBook owners use Boot Camp again

OWC SSD update lets MacBook owners use Boot Camp again

Back in March, OWC released their first SSDs that were compatible with mid-2013 and later MacBooks. Normally, this wouldn't even be worth mentioning, except for the fact that these were the only aftermarket drives that were compatible with these laptops. Unfortunately, they did come with one small issue, that annoyed those wanting to run Windows on their laptops.

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OS X 10.12 may allow Mac unlocking via iPhone Touch ID

OS X 10.12 may allow Mac unlocking via iPhone Touch ID

One of the coolest features that the iPhone and other smartphones have gained in recent years is the ability to unlock the devices with a fingerprint rather than a passcode. A report claims that Apple is looking to make it easier to unlock your Mac computer by being able to swipe a finger on your iPhone to unlock the computer via Touch ID.

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MacBook 2016 Review – Still controversial

MacBook 2016 Review – Still controversial

More than a year after it first launched, the MacBook Retina is still one of the most divisive of Apple's products. Now, in its 2016 refresh, it finds itself in a replay of many of those initial complaints: just one port; a processor chosen for being humble; and a variety of other compromises in the name of keeping a waif-like form factor. Has Apple's stubbornness damned its premium ultraportable in the process?

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Anker 60W USB Type-C charger powers five devices at once

Anker 60W USB Type-C charger powers five devices at once

Anker has a new charger that is able to charge an entire family's gadgets all at the same time from a single outlet. The device is called the Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger PowerPort+. That is a very long name and it can charge five devices at one time with four USB ports and a single USB Type-C port.

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2016 MacBook teardown: tamper-evident screws, still low score

2016 MacBook teardown: tamper-evident screws, still low score

As expected, Apple unveiled last week a new batch of Retina MacBooks that is visually indistinguishable from last year's model. That is, unless you get a Rose Gold version. Of course, you do get a beefier CPU and more capable battery, but almost everythin else is similar. It turns out, that similarity goes deep down into the MacBook's repairability. iFixit does its obligatory teardown of the device, finding very few good news inside. Well, except perhaps for the fortunate disappearance of Apple's previous tri-wing screws.

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