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MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

Today we see inside the MacBook Air 13-inch Retina (late 2018), behind the keyboard, and under the metal. This is the model with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS "Retina" display with 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor under the hood. The version we're looking at here is GOLD - though compared to some of the more standard "yellow" golds, this one's positively rosy. You'll be happy to find that the color of the screws holding this device together are matched with the color of the casing.

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I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

Creatives have a shiny new iPad Pro, while MacBook Air die-hards have an all-new Retina model, but where does that leave the 12-inch MacBook? Apple's thinnest, lightest laptop has been controversial from day one, its single USB-C port and low-profile keyboard forcing some not-insignificant compromises in return for its extreme portability.

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Apple T2 Security Chip prevents MacBook microphone snooping

Apple T2 Security Chip prevents MacBook microphone snooping

Apple has published a security overview whitepaper detailing its Apple T2 Security Chip, the hardware baked into its new Mac mini and MacBook Air. The chip is designed to prevent tampering and secure data, addressing security concerns that have arisen over the last few years. According to the document, the security chip also disconnects the device's microphone when the laptop is closed.

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The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

Apple tested its strategy out on the iPhone, took a risk, and it paid off: now, it’s the turn of the Mac - and specifically the new MacBook Air - to go next. For long-time MacBook Air fans, the late-2018 update to the ultraportable addressed a lot of complaints. Faster processors, more storage, and a Retina display all checked off boxes long-overdue. However there was one change we were hoping not to see.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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The MacBook Pro upgrade you didn’t hear about today

The MacBook Pro upgrade you didn’t hear about today

Today amid announcements of a new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro, one upgrade seemed to slip through the cracks. Not that Apple would announce this sort of thing on its own, but still, there's more power to be had. There'll be new configuration options on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro starting late November.

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Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Today we're looking at everything Apple just announced during their event for October 2018. This event played host to a new set of iPad Pro units, one with an 11-inch display, the other with a 12.9-inch display. The rest of the products revealed today were Mac OS in nature. There was a new iteration of the MacBook Air and a new Mac mini.

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MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air? That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.

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MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

Today Apple revealed a new MacBook Air in New York City, a MacBook Air for the year 2018 and beyond. This new MacBook Air was revealed to roll with a new set of colors, including gold and silver, along with two USB-C ports and a headphone port. This MacBook Air was revealed to have a 13.3-inch display with "4 million pixels" and a 50% narrower bezel around its face.

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Our Apple Event expectations for October 30

Our Apple Event expectations for October 30

There's a whole lot of Apple going on on Tuesday, the 30th of October, 2018. There's an event in which Apple's planned to reveal a bunch of new devices and/or software and/or services. We've got a pretty good idea of what they're bringing to the table, and we'll be at the event getting up close and personal with the whole lot, too. Today we're taking a peek at our list of expectations and rolling out that list for you, the reader, as well.

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How Google pays Apple in 2018

How Google pays Apple in 2018

Almost since birth, Google's done business with Apple - be it by listing ads, running GPS maps, or by being a default for search on a smartphone. Apple and Google understand that it's better for business that they collaborate and compete, rather than just one or the other. Today we're going to talk about how Google paid Apple one massive amount of money for one key bit of preferential treatment in their MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, and so forth.

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New Macs might be coming next week based on Apple EEC filing

New Macs might be coming next week based on Apple EEC filing

Apple’s not so unexpected event on October 30th has sent some Android OEM scrambling to adjust their dates or even cancel. But while that event is believed to center largely around new iPad Pro tablets, it will hardly be the only one. In fact, that event might be a dumping ground for all that fans were expecting last month that never materialized, including new MacBooks and even an upgraded Mac Mini.

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