Tag Archives: Apple

Apple rolls out cheaper Retina iMac, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is upgrading its 15-inch MacBook Pro, while offering a cheaper downgrade for its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has a pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad, following the footsteps of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the new 12-inch MacBook. Users can press hard on the trackpad to perform special commands, […]

HP leaves Apple Beats behind with new X360 hybrids

Hewlett-Packard has closed the door on its partnership with Beats Audio, now owned by Apple, by introducing its first hybrid PCs to feature Bang and Olufsen audio technology. The Envy X360 and Pavilion X360 are intended to be primarily laptops, but can be used as tablets with screens that rotate 360 degrees. The hybrids can […]

Apple’s new Retina MacBook is ‘repair nightmare’

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook is a “repair nightmare,” as tough on do-it-yourselfers as 2012’s first Retina-equipped MacBook Pro, according to iFixit. “The internals are unnecessarily complex; it’s a minefield of pentalobe and tri-wing screws, fragile cables snaked around essential components, and a solidly-glued-down multi-cell battery,” iFixit reported on its blog Wednesday. “Tack on the non-upgradeability, […]

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook closely guards its secrets with screws, solder, and glue

It may be the most amazing MacBook yet, but as you no doubt expected, Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook is a nightmare for the fix-it-yourself crowd. Per their custom, the teardown masters at iFixit took apart this slender clamshell to discover all the secrets contained within its aluminum frame. What they found is that its […]

New MacBook available for order, but missing from Apple Stores

The new MacBook is out today, if by “out” you mean “pretty much in hiding.” You can order one online, but if you were hoping to actually get one in your hot little hands today, you may find yourself disappointed. At least I did. I have spent the morning calling around to every Apple Store […]

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook goes back to the past in performance

Although Apple’s new 12-in. Retina MacBook won’t go on sale for another week, benchmark tests confirmed that it’s considerably slower than the Cupertino, Calif. company’s other thin notebook, the 13-in. MacBook Air. According to a single now-removed score on Primate Labs’ Geekbench, a popular website for benchmarking devices, the MacBook was pegged at 1924 and […]

Apple’s radical 12-inch MacBook Air is the slimmest, lightest Mac ever

There’s a reason Apple hasn’t changed the MacBook Air’s core design for years now: It’s basically perfect–the epitome of a thin-and-light laptop, from its luxurious, razor-thin exterior to its majestic glass trackpad. But even perfection can’t coax Apple into sitting on its heels. On Monday, Apple revealed a new 12-inch MacBook Air, a radical revamp […]

Apple introduces thinnest and lightest MacBook yet

Apple presented a bold redesign of its MacBook on Monday, based on the conviction that users value portability more than they do the line of connectors typically found along the edge of laptops. The new MacBook, which will go on sale in April, is the company’s thinnest and lightest yet and is the combination of […]

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook vs. Windows laptops: Fight!

When Apple’s MacBook Air made its debut in 2008, PC companies were caught flat footed and utterly unprepared for what was arguably a ground-breaking moment in thin computing designs. With the world in financial ruin at the time, it would take years for competitors to catch up. Apple is headed into a significantly different world […]

With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

Apple products are some of the most expensive and desirable in tech so it makes sense that the company’s gift cards are proving an attractive currency for criminals. On Thursday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said it has indicted five people for using personal information stolen from around 200 people to fund the purchase of […]

Dell’s new M3800 mobile workstation takes another shot at Apple

HP? Lenovo? Feh. Dell doesn’t seem too worried about its traditional PC competitors these days. Instead, the now privately-owned PC maker seems intent on taking the fight to Apple. Case in point: Dell’s newly announced Precision M3800 mobile workstation, which the company unveiled at the Sundance film festival in Utah. As part of the announcement, […]

Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed on Tuesday during Apple’s earnings call, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the December quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., company sold just 1,000 fewer Macs than in the September quarter, when it set an overall record. The Mac’s $6.9 billion in revenue was its most ever, but was boosted […]

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: ultraportable Windows laptop beats Apple’s MacBook Air with better screen

Price: 2116 Rating: 9 There are cheap laptops that pretend to look expensive. You find them everywhere. And then there are expensive laptops that not only look the business but act it as well. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is just such a product, a premium-priced and beautifully constructed ultraportable that stands above almost […]

Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (2014) Review

MacBook Air laptops are renowned for their combination of impressive design, ultra-light weight and unmatched performance. This new 13 inch MacBook 2014 version is not an exception. It not only has the apple’s elegant outlook but also it is powered up with all the latest technologies. If you are seeking a premium looking Ultrabook that […]

Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

The Tokyo District Court has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by a Japanese parts maker against Apple over alleged patent infringements. Shimano Manufacturing filed the suit against Apple in August claiming that it abused its market dominance by demanding unreasonable rebates on parts including pins used in charger cables for the MacBook Pro. […]

Petition demands Apple fix MacBook Pro graphics woes

A petition started last year that urges Apple’s CEO to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature mark, part of an ongoing effort by customers to get Apple to step up. “Everyone who bought a macbook pro spent a huge premium to buy macbook pro’s [sic] and did […]

Chromebooks may grab 5% o PC market, about the same as Apple’s Mac

Sales of Chromebooks, the low-cost, simple-to-use notebooks, will reach more than 5 million this year, accounting for about 2% o all personal computers, Gartner forecast Monday. So Microsoft, which has dismissed Chromebooks as unworthy of the name “notebook” — and along the way made some wonder why it deigned to acknowledge the upstart — may […]

Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

Apple today refreshed the MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades of the processor, a small price cut to the aged non-Retina model, and additional RAM for the least-expensive Retina configurations. The updates — the first since October 2013 — were expected, as some of the pricing and component changes had leaked over the weekend from […]

Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected. Apple on Tuesday reported a profit of $7.7 billion for the April to June quarter, up 12 percent up on the same period last year and ahead of analyst estimates of $7.5 […]

Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed. Apple’s pouring more money into R&D Apple has spent US$3.3 billion in the past nine months on research and development. That’s 3.1 percent […]

Apple grows Mac sales by 18% o the back of the MacBook Air

Apple on Tuesday said it sold 4.4 million Macs in the June quarter, the most ever for that three-month stretch, with a year-over-year growth rate the rest of the personal computer industry hasn’t seen since early 2010. The Cupertino, Calif. company sold 18% mre Macs in the quarter than the same period the year before, […]

Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

There are many reasons Apple is buying Beats for $3 billion, but integration with HP computers isn’t one of them. Still, Beats has its contractual obligations to fulfill, and so HP will continue to produce laptops and desktops with Beats integration through 2014. As CNET reports, HP will sell these PCs through 2015, at which […]

Apple confirms WWDC public webcast on June 2

Apple today confirmed that it will webcast the keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week. In a brief update on the company’s website, Apple noted that the keynote would be webcast. Apple has publicly broadcast the WWDC keynote on a regular basis, and done the same with other events where it has introduced […]

Apple reportedly working on ARM-based iMac, MacBook and Mac Minis

Apple could be investigating low-power ARM processors for entry-level versions of its iMac all-in-one, Mac Mini desktop and MacBook laptop ranges, according to a new report

MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air comparison review: Apple laptop buying advice

Price: �949 inc VAT Rating: 0 This is the PC Advisor MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air laptop comparison. Our colleagues over at Macworld UK have done a more Apple-focused piece comparing the two Apple laptops which you should check out too: MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro review. MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air comparison: build, design, […]