12-inch MacBook: USB-C External Batteries

One more small – but important – reason to be excited about the new MacBook

By on March 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

One more small – but important – reason to be excited about the new MacBook

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook was a definite highlight of Apple’s March 9th media event, as the company introduced a brand-new laptop design that sleeker than ever. One of the highlights of the laptop is its USB Type-C port that can be used both for battery-recharging and also for connecting a plethora of other gadgets and devices to the MacBoo… assuming you purchase the right adaptor. More interestingly, as 9to5Mac has confirmed, it will let you charge the new MacBook on the go using a third-party accessory. More →

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MacBook Yosemite Force Touch Features

Video: Force Touch might be a game-changer for MacBook, Watch and iPhone

By on March 13, 2015 at 5:23 PM.

Video: Force Touch might be a game-changer for MacBook, Watch and iPhone

One of the 12-inch MacBook features Apple showed off on stage during its Spring Forward event is the Force Touch trackpad that brings not only touch feedback, but also a new Force Touch gesture that can trigger various actions in Yosemite and future Mac apps. Force Touch is also available on Apple Watch, and is rumored to make its way to the iPhone.

A video from 9to5Mac demos no less than 15 Force Touch actions that are already supported in Yosemite, which could further improve the way you interact with your Mac while saving you precious time in the process. More →

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12-inch MacBook MagSafe Port and USB-C

Stop freaking out over the 12-inch MacBook’s missing MagSafe port

By on March 13, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

Stop freaking out over the 12-inch MacBook’s missing MagSafe port

In January, right around the time Retina MacBook leaks picked up, it was suggested that would dump all ports in favor of a single USB-C port. At that time, I said people really should stop freaking out over the potential lack of a MagSafe charger, as it wouldn’t be as big a deal as many were making it out to be.

Now that the new MacBook is official and it doesn’t have a MagSafe port, I’ll remind you yet again: Stop freaking out. More →

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12-inch MacBook Features

How the Retina Macbook is an open window into the iPhone and iPad’s amazing future

By on March 13, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

How the Retina Macbook is an open window into the iPhone and iPad’s amazing future

Forget the new MacBook’s USB Type-C port, forget the impressive performance it’ll have to offer, and forget its extremely thin profile and reduced weight. Why? Because the freshly announced 12-inch Retina MacBook is more than a sleek new laptop. In fact, it’s really a lightly cracked window into Apple’s bright future for all its devices, whether they’re iPhones, iPads or Macs. More →

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Apple Retina MacBook

PC makers are laughing at Apple’s new Retina MacBook

By on March 13, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

PC makers are laughing at Apple’s new Retina MacBook

With all of the praise heaped upon Apple for developing thin hardware, one has to think that it just drives competitors crazy. After all, it’s not as if Apple is the only company out there capable of churning out incredibly sleek computers.

That being the case, and with so much of the spotlight focused on Apple’s admittedly super-thin new Retina MacBook, a few rival hardware manufacturers couldn’t help but toss a few Twitter jabs in Apple’s direction.

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12-inch MacBook vs. 2015 Chromebook Pixel

Google already has a response to Apple’s gorgeous new Retina MacBook

By on March 12, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Google already has a response to Apple’s gorgeous new Retina MacBook

Google on Wednesday unveiled a brand new laptop of its own, an amazing piece of machinery that still isn’t necessarily a must-have for laptop buyers despite its allure. What’s interesting about the device is that it shares one common feature with the brand new MacBook, though Google has found its own way of implementing the new tech. More →

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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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MacBook USB 3.1 Port

The new MacBook could kill off technologies we’ve used for years – including some of Apple’s

By on March 12, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

The new MacBook could kill off technologies we’ve used for years – including some of Apple’s

Some people thought Apple was crazy for not including a DVD drive in its first-generation MacBook Air. Years later, do we really miss such disc drives in our laptops? The same could hold true of a lot of the ports that Apple removed with its new MacBook. More →

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Retina MacBook Video

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Apple engineer reveals the secret story behind the new MacBook

By on March 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Apple engineer reveals the secret story behind the new MacBook

Rarely does Apple permit its employees to pull back the curtain and tell the world the inside story of how a product came to be, but that’s exactly what happened when one Apple engineer gave an exclusive interview about the sleek new Retina MacBook on Spanish TV.

Ok, that’s not true at all, but it’s the premise of a hilarious new viral video that will have Apple fans dying of laughter. More →

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MacBook vs. MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

The brand-new 12-inch Macbook is a lot more powerful than you think

By on March 11, 2015 at 1:52 PM.

The brand-new 12-inch Macbook is a lot more powerful than you think

The 12-inch MacBook is Apple’s slickest laptop yet, a device that offers a bunch of features and technologies that haven’t ever been used in other MacBooks. But can it be used for actual work? The laptop is not available in stores yet, as Apple will launch it on April 10th, so it can’t be properly tested by professionals looking into benchmarking its performance. But there are plenty of signs that indicate the MacBook will be more powerful than you think and could definitely serve as a fine work laptop. More →

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Apple Retina MacBook

Apple’s removes glowing logo from new 12-inch Retina MacBook

By on March 10, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Apple’s removes glowing logo from new 12-inch Retina MacBook

Apple may not have announced the long-desired Retina MacBook Air during Monday’s media event, but it arguably did one better when it introduced a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display. The new MacBook is impossibly thin and incredibly light, measuring in at just 2 pounds.

Apple’s new MacBook is notable not just for the features it has, but also for the features it lacks. Most notably, the new MacBook completely does away with the beloved MagSafe adapter and instead opts for a one-port-fits-all approach with USB C.

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12-inch MacBook and Apple Watch Videos

Watch every single one of Apple’s new Retina MacBook and Apple Watch promo videos

By on March 10, 2015 at 4:33 PM.

Watch every single one of Apple’s new Retina MacBook and Apple Watch promo videos

Apple on Monday hosted a monster press event, announcing availability details for its Apple Watch line as well as launch dates, but also revealing a bunch of additional products, including an all-new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, MacBook Air and Pro refreshes, an exclusive HBO Now partnership and a more than interesting ResearchKit tool for doctors.

The company used several videos to highlight the main features of some of these products and in what follows, you can check out the main features of two of them: The MacBook and Apple Watch. More →

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