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Apple patents a configurable keyboard with tiny screens beneath the keys

Apple’s recent MacBook Pro laptops feature a Touch Bar above the keyboard that’s basically a thin OLED touchscreen display that can show different buttons depending on what you’re doing with your laptop. But the keys on the keyboard? They remain the same no matter what software you’re running… for now, anyway. Last year Apple filed […]

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Cydia app store creator files lawsuit against Apple, claims anti-competitive behavior

When the first iPhone was released in 2007, it didn’t have an app store. Instead, it came with a handful of Apple-made apps pre-installed and if you wanted to do anything else with the phone, Apple suggested opening the Safari browser and using web apps. The following year, Apple introduced the App Store. But it […]

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Apple AirPods Max are $549 noise-cancelling headphones

Apple has earned a reputation over the years for offering high-quality hardware that comes at a high price tag. But the truth is some of the company’s latest phones, laptops, and desktops have starting prices that are pretty competitive (even if you have to pay a pretty penny for upgraded specs). But Apple’s new wireless, […]

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Report: Apple is gunning for Intel in the desktop processor space

The first Macs with Apple Silicon chips are here, and so far it seems like they’ve largely exceeded expectations in terms of performance and power efficiency. With a few notable exceptions, most software runs faster on the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chips than on previous-gen models with Intel processors. So […]

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Google and NVIDIA are bringing game streaming to iOS (via the web browser)

There are a growing number of ways to stream console-quality games to a smartphone or tablet… as long as they’re running Android. Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Amazon have all launched game streaming services in the past year, and Apple’s App Store policies have kept all of those companies from making iPhone or iPad apps available. […]

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Apple Mac with M1 chip review roundup: Blazing fast, energy efficient, with some frustrating limitations

Apple made some bold claims when the company unveiled its first custom chip designed for Mac computers. It looks like many of those claims were true. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors are shipping today, and the first reviews have gone live. For the most part, tech journalists […]

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Rosetta 2 will let x86_64 apps run on Macs with ARM-based M1 chips

Apple plans to transition all of its Macs to Apple silicon chips over the next few years, and the company is kicking things off by equipping its new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors. But while the company says the 5nm, 8-core processor offers a boost in performance-per-watt when it […]

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Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 with M1 chip promises 2.8X performance boost

Apple’s new 13 inch MacBook Pro is the company’s first Pro laptop to feature an M1 processor. Apple says that means the new laptop delivers up to a 2.8X performance boost over its Intel-powered predecessor for general purpose computing. Graphics performance is said to be up to 5X faster and machine learning tasks that can leverage […]

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Apple introduces MacBook Air with M1 processor, 18 hour battery life

One of Apple’s first laptops with an Apple Silicon processor is a thin and light laptop with a 13 inch display, a fanless design, and support for up to 18 hours of battery life. The new MacBook Air is powered by an Apple M1 processor, which Apple says brings a boost in CPU, graphics, and machine […]

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Apple M1 is a 5nm, 8-core system-on-a-chip for MacBooks

Apple has been building its own processors for smartphones, tablets, watches, and Apple TV devices for a decade. Now the company is making its own chips for Mac computers, starting with the Apple M1 chip. The company’s first ARM-based processor for Macs is a system-on-a-chip that combines an 8-core CPU, up to 8-core graphics, a […]