Tag Archive: MacBooks


Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks

Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the Surface Pro and not the innovative Surface Book we’re talking about, so don’t necessarily expect […]

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New ultra-thin MacBooks rumored to arrive in June

Sad that Tim Cook didn’t unveil a sleek new MacBook Pro yesterday? You’re not alone, but you won’t have to wait much longer to throw down some money on a new ultra-thin MacBook, according to the latest rumor from Asia. Apple is supposedly planning to launch new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks by the end of […]

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Extend your Macbook’s battery life by up to 4 hours [Deals]

Whether you’re on a long flight or stuck somewhere during this holiday without a wall outlet, there are many occasions when extra juice can make the difference between getting your work done or not. These occasions are just what the ChugPlug Portable Macbook Power Pack was made for. It’s a slim powerstrip that acts like […]

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Compact battery pack speed-charges with your MacBook’s cable

Lust List: Super Charge Powerbank by Quarter Power banks and external batteries are everywhere these days, including airports, drug stores and (my favorite) at the Apple Store. I’ve used quite a few of them and, while many are kind of cheaply made, a few are pretty well-designed and useful. Quarter’s Super Charge Powerbank is one […]

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Apple finally working to bring Touch ID to MacBooks

Apple may finally be ready to introduce its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook — more than two years after it made its first appearance on the iPhone. A new patent published today describes “Finger sensing apparatus using hybrid matching and associated methods,” and depicts an embedded Touch ID sensor on a future MacBook, although […]

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Swift schools Apple, Macbook’s missing feature, and more on The CultCast

This week: the cool features in the new iOS 9 and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic…Read more ›

Phil Schiller explains 16GB iPhones, MacBooks with one USB port, design vs. battery life

Why does the latest iPhone still ship with just 16GB of storage as standard? Why does the new MacBook have only one USB port? Why does Apple make devices thinner and thinner rather than adding bigger batteries? At Apple’s Worldwide Developers…Read more ›

Customers complain their new MacBooks come pre-dented

Some customers who have ordered Apple’s gorgeous new 12-inch Retina MacBook are in for an unpleasant surprise. After prizing the pristine white lid off the device’s box, they’re discovering that their new notebook is already damaged. The complaint was noted…Read more ›

Pixelmator integrates with new MacBook’s Force Touch trackpad

The new MacBook has been out for a couple of weeks, and OS X apps are starting to take advantage of its Force Touch trackpad. Pixelmator, a popular photo editor and Photoshop alternative on the Mac, is an early example…Read more ›

How to hack the new MacBook’s power chime onto the MacBook Air and Pro

You know how the iPhone and iPad plays a little chime when you plug it in? The new MacBook also does that. But sadly, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro remain completely silent when they connect to juice — which…Read more ›