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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apple updates MacBook Pro software after Consumer Reports finds wildly variable battery life

A few weeks ago Consumer Reports announced that it could not recommend the latest MacBook Pro laptops, making them the first MacBook models that the product rating agency couldn’t give a Recommended rating. While the laptops performed well in most performance and display quality tests, the problem was battery life: it was wildly inconsistent. Sometimes […]

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Apple slashes prices on USB-C adapters (temporarily) following MacBook Pro launch (and mixed reception)

The MacBook Pro line of laptops have long been popular with folks looking for, well, a “pro” machine that can get work done. But a lot of fans of earlier MacBook Pro laptops have expressed disappointment with this year’s models. While many had been waiting for Apple to launch models with updated processors, they were […]

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Apple introduces 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID

Apple is launching new 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro laptops, and they’re thinner and lighter than their predecessors. But as expected, that’s not the most unusual thing about these new notebooks. They’re the first to feature a new high-resolution, OLED touchscreen display above the keyboard. Apple calls it the Touch Bar, and it replaces […]

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Apple’s new MacBook is faster, more colorful

Apple is updating its 12 inch MacBook. The 2016 model is still thin, light, and powered by an Intel Core M processor, much like last year’s model. But the new version comes with a choice of Intel Core M3, M5, or M7 Skylake processors, longer battery life, and four color options. Prices start at $1,299 for […]

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Apple’s new MacBook has a single port for charging and almost everything else (unless you get a $79 adapter)

Apple’s new MacBook measures half an inch thick, weighs just 2 pounds, has a fanless design, and gets around 9 hours of battery life. It’s the company’s first all-metal laptop, and it’s the lowest-power MacBook to date, using just 5 watts of power. But those aren’t the only things that make the new MacBook unusual: […]

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Apple updates MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Broadwell chips

Apple’s big new laptop announcement today may have been about a little laptop. But the company is also updating its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineup. New models featuring 5th-gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 “Broadwell” processors are now available. The new processors aren’t the only improvements. Here are some of hte other upgrades: […]