2015 MacBook Pro iFixit Teardown

Videos deliver awesome breakdowns of how new MacBooks’ Force Touch trackpads work

By on March 12, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Videos deliver awesome breakdowns of how new MacBooks’ Force Touch trackpads work

Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook wasn’t the only laptop-related announcement made during its Monday event, as the company also announced minor updates for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro families. Of those, the MacBook Pro got a special feature that was first demoed on stage and isn’t available in any other Mac at this time — namely, the Force Touch trackpad.

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2015 Retina MacBook Pro and Air

Apple’s brand new Retina MacBook Pro and Air can be purchased right now

By on March 9, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

Apple’s brand new Retina MacBook Pro and Air can be purchased right now

The 12-inch MacBook may be the most interesting new laptop the company will have in stores this April, but that’s not the only new Mac laptop fans will be able to purchase in Apple stores soon. In fact, the company on Monday announced it has also updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the MacBook Air family. More →

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12-inch MacBook Air Touch ID Features

One more way the 12-inch MacBook Air may be more like an iOS device

By on February 17, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

One more way the 12-inch MacBook Air may be more like an iOS device

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air, which is supposed to be unveiled and launched in stores in the near future, might have a special unexpected feature, a report from Apple.club.tw suggests. More →

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MacBook Pro vs. Air: How to Speed

These dead-simple tricks will instantly speed up your aging MacBook

By on February 13, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

These dead-simple tricks will instantly speed up your aging MacBook

Instead of deciding that your old Mac is haunted and putting up for sale on eBay, you could always try breathing some new life into it. After recently looking at how to upgrade your old MacBook for just $170 and checking out various OS X tricks that let you make the most of your Mac, you should also check out Business Insider‘s list of nine tricks that should speed up your aging MacBook Pro or Air. More →

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iMac vs. MacBook

Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse

By on January 30, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse

Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. More →

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MacBook Pro Tips And Tricks

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

By on January 29, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of ZuluZuluZuluZulu has posted a quick guide for anyone who wants to make their old MacBook Pro run like brand new for a relatively small sum of just under $170. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Class Action Suit Apple

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

By on January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

Remember that massive 2011 MacBook Pro graphics problem that affected thousands of users where Apple failed to provide a definitive fix? Unhappy 2011 MacBook Pro owners eventually took matters into their own hands by taking Apple to court in a class action suit in late October. AppleInsider has discovered more details about the progress of the lawsuit, as the law firm handling the case recently contacted members to uncover more interesting details, including the fact that Apple may have willfully tried to conceal the defects. More →

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Apple Discounts

Some of the best deals all year on Apple gear are available right now

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Some of the best deals all year on Apple gear are available right now

The days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always packed with some of the deepest discounts you’ll find all year long on gadgets and just about anything else. Not everyone wants to purchase everything on their holiday shopping lists in one sitting, however. As is the case each and every year, sometimes people who choose to wait get rewarded if they’re willing to dig — or if others are willing to do the digging for them.

Now, one such reward has arisen in the form of a killer sale on Apple gear currently taking place online at B&H Photo. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Class Action Suit

Apple taken to court over 2011 MacBook Pro flaw affecting thousands of buyers

By on October 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Apple taken to court over 2011 MacBook Pro flaw affecting thousands of buyers

Many reports have recently detailed one significant 2011 MacBook Pro issue that’s affecting thousands of buyers, an issue that Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge. Now, the company will now have to defend itself in a new class action complaint. Law firm Whitfield Bryson and Mason on Tuesday confirmed it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in California on behalf of customers who have experienced consistent graphics card-related issues on their 2011 MacBook Pro laptops. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Discrete Graphics Card Failure

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

By on October 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

I am writing these words on a MacBook Pro. There are many like it, but this Mac is mine. My MacBook is the tool I use most in my life. My MacBook, without me, is useless. Without my MacBook, I am useless. I have learned all about its weaknesses, its strengths, its features and its accessories. I think I have mastered it, and managed to fix various issues to help keep it usable even though it’s an older machine — I even saved it from what could have been a fatal coffee incident, I swapped out the RAM and I replaced the hard drive with an SSD to speed it up.

But thankfully, I never had to deal with a major issue that Apple will not acknowledge and isn’t willing to fix, and which I certainly wouldn’t be able to repair on my own. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Yosemite

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →

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MacBook Pro Graphics Card Bug

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

By on August 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

Imagine spending well over $2,000 for a laptop and then finding that it has a major bug that causes system failures. Then, imagine having to deal with the huge bug for several years while the manufacturer remains silent despite the fact that it clearly knows the bug exists.

That is the exact experience many MacBook Pro owners are enduring right now as Apple continues to publicly ignore a serious issue found to affect multiple MacBook Pro models. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Specs and Prices

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

By on July 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

After a leaked imaged suggested Apple may be getting ready to release new Retina MacBook Pro models this week, the company went ahead and updated its online stores with the 2014 versions of its top of the line laptop. All models received processor and memory bumps, with some versions also getting a price reduction, similar to what the company did with its 2014 MacBook Airs. More →

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