Retina MacBook Setup: Stops Responding

Apple already has a fix for your ‘broken’ Retina MacBook

By on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Apple already has a fix for your ‘broken’ Retina MacBook

The Retina MacBook laptop is definitely a head-turner, sparking some controversy around some of Apple’s choices for its boldest notebook design yet. However, it appears that some of the 12-inch MacBook units already purchased have an unexpected Setup Assistant flaw that has nothing to do with regular Retina Macbook complaints. The error makes it look like the laptop lags all of a sudden and fails to respond.

It seems that this issue is serious enough that Apple has created a special help page on its support site to address it. More →

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Retina MacBook Specs SSD Performance

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

By on April 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. More →

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Retina MacBook USB-C External Battery Pack

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

By on April 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

Some versions of the Retina MacBook are already available in stores and users have already started exploring Apple’s boldest MacBook design to date. The device has already been dismantled and thoroughly reviewed, but a video overview from 9to5Mac reveals one hidden feature of the 12-inch machine that not many potential buyers may know about.

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Kickstarter Retina MacBook USB-C Projects

These Kickstarters want to fix the biggest complaint about the new Retina MacBook

By on April 16, 2015 at 4:02 PM.

These Kickstarters want to fix the biggest complaint about the new Retina MacBook

The Retina MacBook is a remarkable piece of engineering, but the 12-inch ultra-slim computer does have one feature that’ll annoy many computer users: The single USB-C port that’s supposed to be used for both charging the battery and connecting peripherals. However, you won’t be able to do all these things at once without purchasing additional accessories. Apple already stocks a few models, but you might be better off looking at Kickstarter for a better solution, as there already are some products looking to fix the USB-C problem. More →

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Retina MacBook iFixit Repair Guide

Don’t even think about trying to fix the Retina MacBook yourself

By on April 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM.

Don’t even think about trying to fix the Retina MacBook yourself

Now that Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook is available to the public, popular teardown site iFixit dismantled the laptop in order to take a closer look at some of the new technology used inside Apple’s latest notebook. Unsurprisingly, the Retina MacBook is very difficult to repair and you shouldn’t even think about doing it yourself. More →

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Retina MacBook Battery Life Tips and Tricks

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

By on April 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

Apple on Friday released its boldest MacBook yet, the 12-inch Retina model that only has a single USB-C port supporting both charging and other peripherals. In practice, the MacBook should feature generous all-day battery life, meaning users shouldn’t even have to carry the USB-C charging cable with them at all times. But there’s one very popular app that you might have to avoid if you want to ensure that your new MacBook lasts as long as Apple advertises. More →

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Retina MacBook Sold Out Online

Yes, Apple’s new Retina MacBook is already sold out, too

By on April 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Yes, Apple’s new Retina MacBook is already sold out, too

As it turns out, the Apple Watch isn’t the only device that Apple sold out of on Friday.

As of about 9 a.m. ET, Apple’s Online Store is estimating that both models of the Gold 12-inch Retina MacBook won’t be available to ship for another 3-4 weeks. The Space Gray and Silver MacBooks are also sold out, but those should begin shipping again in the next 1-3 business days. More →

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Apple MacBook 2015 Review Roundup

Reviews for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook are out – and their top complaint will surprise no one

By on April 9, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Reviews for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook are out – and their top complaint will surprise no one

The first reviews came out on Thursday for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook and it seems people really, really miss having multiple ports. As you probably know by now Apple’s 2015 MacBook has eliminated all but two ports from its frame: A headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. Apple thinks that this is all we’ll likely need in the future since we’ll be able to access the vast majority of our important laptop accessories wirelessly. However, many early reviewers are saying this new shift is too much too soon. More →

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1.3GHz Retina Macbook Release Date Price

Want the fastest version of Apple’s new Retina MacBook? Get ready to fork over at least $250 more

By on April 8, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Want the fastest version of Apple’s new Retina MacBook? Get ready to fork over at least $250 more

Much has been said about the 12-inch Retina MacBook’s performance. The new laptop that isn’t on par with what the Air and Pro have to offer in terms of raw power, but it will still offer a more-than-capable computing experience packed into a shockingly slim case. Even so, buyers looking to get their hands on Apple’s slimmest and best-looking MacBook to date this Friday should know there’s also a slightly faster MacBook in Apple’s lineup. Of course, the device is unsurprisingly even more expensive than the models Apple initially announced. More →

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Apple Watch and Retina MacBook

Even Apple doesn’t understand its fans’ ridiculous need to line up outside stores for days

By on April 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Even Apple doesn’t understand its fans’ ridiculous need to line up outside stores for days

You’ll have no problem spotting an Apple retail store when a new iPhone is launched, as fans usually line up for days in advance to make sure they get their hands on the upcoming new toy. However, Apple has apparently decided to change the perspective of its customers in this regard by convincing them to order devices from Apple.com rather than lining up for a device they might not get on release day. Obtained by Business Insider, an internal Apple memo on the matter from Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts reveals the company wants to change the way customers shop starting with the upcoming Apple Watch and Retina MacBook launches. More →

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Retina MacBook Hands-on

Watch: Apple’s unreleased Retina MacBook stars in a 15-minute hands-on video

By on April 6, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Watch: Apple’s unreleased Retina MacBook stars in a 15-minute hands-on video

Remember when Apple products had to be released before they appeared in extensive hands-on videos? Well that’s no longer the case, as Ukrainian electronics retailer Rozetka has just published an in-depth video of the unreleased Retina MacBook in action. We first saw an unboxing video starring the new laptop surface last week, and now a much more extensive look at the stunning new computer is available for your viewing pleasure. More →

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Retina MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro Performance

Don’t be fooled: The new Retina MacBook is more than just benchmarks

By on April 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Don’t be fooled: The new Retina MacBook is more than just benchmarks

The Retina MacBook went through its first benchmark test and some people are already freaking out about it after finding out the extremely thin and light laptop will deliver roughly the same performance of the 2011 MacBook Air. That wasn’t really a secret though, as Intel never hid the fact that the Intel Core M processor will deliver a performance that’s on par with computers launched four years ago. But to call the new MacBook a four-year step backward, like Business Insider does, is simply missing the point of Apple’s new laptop. More →

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Retina MacBook Performance

Apple’s revolutionary Retina MacBook is about as powerful as a 3-year-old laptop

By on April 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s revolutionary Retina MacBook is about as powerful as a 3-year-old laptop

Though Apple’s recently unveiled Retina 12-inch MacBook is set to hit store shelves for a few days, a Geekbench benchmark of Apple’s newest hardware has shed some light on what type of CPU performance users can expect under the hood.

The Geekbench tests measured Apple’s entry-level 1.1GHz Retina MacBook featuring Intel’s new Core M processors. Tested twice, Apple’s svelte laptop delivered two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044 along with multi-core scores of 4038 and 4775.

But how do those numbers stack up to, say, the MacBook Air?

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