Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro mic can be disconnected (when you use a compatible case)

Every Apple MacBook released since 2018 has had a privacy feature that disconnects the microphone hardware when the lid is closed so that nobody can take control of your computer and listen when you think the system is sleeping. Now Apple is bringing the same hardware mic disconnect feature to iPads, starting with this year’s […]

Apple launches 2020 MacBook Air for $999 and up (with improved keyboard, processor, and storage)

Apple’s new MacBook Air is a 2.8 pound laptop that measures 0.63 inches at its thickest point, and which packs a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a 49.9 Wh battery for up to 12 hours of run time on a charge. But there are three things […]

You can install Windows 10X on various computers (but you probably shouldn’t)

Windows 10X is Microsoft’s new operating system designed for dual-screen and foldable devices, although it also has some features that could make it an interesting new option for traditional tablets and laptops. While the operating system is still a work in progress, this week Microsoft released a set of Windows 10X development tools including a […]

Apple brings Intel Coffee Lake chip, Touch Bar to 13 inch MacBook Pro

Apple is giving its entry-level MacBook Pro a spec bump while keeping the same $1,299 starting price (or $1,199 for college students during a back-to-school promotion). The new MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop features a quad-core Intel 8th-gen Core i5 “Coffee Lake” processor with Intel Iris Plus 645 graphics and a Touch Bar with Touch ID, meaning […]

Apple MacBook Air gets a price cut and a True Tone display

Apple launched the first MacBook Air with a Retina display last year, and now the company is introducing an updated version with support for Apple’s True Tone display technology. That basically means the new MacBook Air can adjust brightness and color based on ambient lighting conditions. Apple is also giving its entry-level MacBook a price […]

Apple launches the first MacBook Air laptop with a Retina Display

Apple’s newest MacBook Air is the first version of the company’s thin and light laptop with a so-called Retina Display, featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1600 for a total of 4-million pixels (or four times as many as you’d find in early MacBook Air models). The 13.3 inch laptop also has an edge-to-edge glass […]

Give a MacBook a touchscreen with just $1 of hardware (and some clever software)

PC makers have been shipping laptops with touchscreen displays for years, but Apple has yet to follow suit, basically arguing that touch panels are for phones and tablets, not laptops. That may change if and when Apple eventually brings support for iOS apps to its Mac lineup. But for now the best you can do […]