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Apple Recalls Older MacBook Pros Over Fire Risk

Batteries will be replaced free in affected model

(Newser) - Apple is recalling some older 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, saying their batteries could overheat and "pose a fire safety risk." The company said it will replace the batteries free, CNBC reports. The laptops affected lack the Touch Bar keyboard. They were sold from September 2015 to February 2017...

Programmers Aren't Happy With a Macbook Change

There's no physical Escape key

(Newser) - Apple's new MacBook Pros are due to be revealed on Thursday. If images leaked by MacRumors are to be believed, the refresh will continue a long-running Apple tradition of removing beloved legacy features: the MacBook Air shed the optical drive , the iPhone 5 introduced the Lightning Port (making years...

Apple Unveils iPad Mini
 Apple Unveils iPad Mini 

Apple Unveils iPad Mini

The latest from Apple's event

(Newser) - Apple got the oohs and aahs it was looking for at its product unveiling event today. Here's the skinny on its latest gadgets, with some help from the liveblogs at CNBC and Bloomberg :
  • First up was the Mac line refresh, starting with a 13-inch iteration of the MacBook Pro

What We Think We Know About the 'iPad Mini'
What We Think We Know About the 'iPad Mini'

What We Think We Know About the 'iPad Mini'

Today's Apple event has tech world buzzing

(Newser) - Apple is expected to unveil a major new product today, and everyone and their cousin knows what it's going to be: The iPad Mini. Here's everything we know about the device, as well as what else Tim Cook's gang is rumored to have in store for us:...

You Can't Compare Macs, PCs Anymore
 You Can't Compare 
 Macs, PCs Anymore 

You Can't Compare Macs, PCs Anymore

Apple isn't playing the same game as its competitors: Harry McCracken

(Newser) - When Apple announced its latest MacBook Pro update, Harry McCracken's first instinct was to compare it to similar Windows laptops. "Then it dawned on me: There are no similar Windows laptops," he writes for Time . Macs and PCs may have "the longest-running, most iconic rivalry in...

Apple Unveils New Macbook Pro, iOS 6

Tweaks include Siri upgrades, Facebook integration, map upgrades

(Newser) - Expectations were high going into Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, and the company didn't disappoint, rolling out a dramatic refresh of its MacBook Pro, and a new version of iOS brimming with new features. Here are the most important details: The New Macbook Pro
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Apple Debuts Intel Port Designed to Kill USB

Thunderbolt is super-fast and should eliminate wire clutter

(Newser) - Apple quietly announced a refresh in its MacBook Pros this week, but the little-heralded machines might bring a big change with them. The computers will be the first to have a Thunderbolt port and protocol, a data system so blazingly fast it might just finally resign USB to the dustbin...

Apple Upgrades iMac, MacBook

New 'magic mouse' offers touchpad scrolling, right-click funtionality

(Newser) - After grabbing attention with its blockbuster earnings report—a sizable chunk of it driven by sales of the Mac PC—Apple has announced upgrades to the Mac product lines. Here’s the rundown from BusinessWeek:
  • The MacBook, which remains $999, now has the “unibody” shell and 7-hour non-removeable battery

Sealed-Battery Macs Earn High Marks
 Sealed-Battery Macs 
 Earn High Marks 
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Sealed-Battery Macs Earn High Marks

Batteries can't be replaced, but few do so anyway

(Newser) - Removable notebook batteries are convenient in theory, but hardly anyone actually replaces them. Apple and other firms are responding with sealed-in batteries, which, Apple says, can be bigger and thus last longer. Walter Mossberg ran his “own harsh battery test” on the new MacBook Pros and found their sealed-in...

Apple Rolls Out New iPhone, Drops Prices

(Newser) - Apple unveiled a slew of new goodies at its annual developers conference today, including a price drop on the basic model iPhone from $199 to $99. The New York Times dishes the details:
  • The new iPhone 3G S is faster, has vastly improved battery life and camera specs (it finally

Goodies Await as Apple App Store Nears 1B Downloads

(Newser) - Apple has sold 928 million programs to mobile users and plans to celebrate its billionth App Store download by awarding a random customer a huge haul of merchandise, CNET reports. The lucky customer will walk away with a MacBook Pro, a 32GB iPod Touch, and a $10,000 iTunes gift...

New Mac Notebooks Weigh Less, Do More, Cost Same

iPhone style trackpad and better graphics cards spurred by consumer input

(Newser) - Steve Jobs rolled out redesigns of Apple’s MacBook line today, adding many desired features such as iPhone-type trackpads and better video cards, Ars Technica reports. A new entry into the line of flat-panel monitors was also unveiled. Though prices remain the same for each laptop (except the entry-level MacBook),...

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