Apple’s new MacBook Air laptops with Intel Haswell chips are designed to offer better performance and longer battery life than last year’s models. We can thank the new energy efficient chips for part of the improvement, but Apple also tucked some higher-capacity batteries under the hood.
Now you can see what they look like, thanks to the latest iFixit teardown. You can also find out just how hard it is to dissect the new models and fix broken parts at home. The repair experts tore down the 13.3 inch model recently, and now it’s the 11.6 inch model’s turn.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- iFixit tears down the new 11.6 inch MacBook Air
Want to know what the mid-2013 MacBook Air with an Intel Haswell chip, longer battery life, and an 11.6 inch screen looks like when you take it apart? Probably not as good as when the pros do it. [iFixit]
- Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is now available for GPS devices, medical systems, and other products. Once upon a time Windows Compact Edition was a lot like Windows Mobile for smartphones, but these days the smartphone, desktop, and embedded operating systems are pretty distinct platforms. [ZDNet]
- Kindle Fire HD tablets heading to India this month
Come June 27th, Amazon’s latest tablets will be available in one of the world’s largest emerging markets. [Engadget]
- OS X Mavericks wallpaper could mean retina iMacs/displays are on the way
The desktop wallpaper in the latest version of OS X provides a clue that Apple could be preparing to launch new desktop monitors or iMacs with higher-resolution displays. The wallpaper has a resolution of 5160 x 2880 pixels, while the highest resolution Apple desktop displays currently top out at 2560 x 1440 pixels. That could be a sign that higher-resolution models are on the way. [Gizmodo]
- Google Play Music app for Android to get YouTube music video integration? http://ow.ly/m26tk
The latest Google Play Music app for Android uses less data when you’re streaming All Access music, which is great. But it also provides a hint that more features are on the way — including in-app integration with music videos from YouTube. [Android Police]
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