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Apple improves Mac Pro ship times to 3-5 weeks

04/24/2014, 05:04 pm

In a change to the Online Apple Store on Thursday, Apple is now quoting Mac Pro shipping availability at three to five weeks for all configurations, suggesting supply of the flagship Mac is finally catching up to demand.

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Rumor: Apple to update current MacBook Air models with new CPUs next week

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Apple's existing designs for the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air will allegedly see a refresh next week, likely with newer and faster Intel processors, according to a new report.

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Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update

04/22/2014, 06:04 pm

In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.

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Deals: limited time offers knock 3 MacBooks down to $999 or less

04/10/2014, 05:04 pm

A series of promotions this week have temporarily cut the cost of owning a new MacBook to sub-$1000 levels, with over a half dozen MacBook Airs available at an instant $100 discount and no tax in most states, while 13-inch MacBook Pros with CD/DVD iare being sold for $969.99.

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Mac sales slump in Q1 as PC market faces 8th straight quarterly decline

04/09/2014, 04:04 pm

Apple's share of the U.S. computer hardware market slipped during the first quarter of 2014, with both IDC and Gartner seeing a year-over-year decline in worldwide PC shipments as consumers trend toward mobile.

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Intel unveils 10-gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Networking coming to Macs, PCs

04/07/2014, 01:04 pm

Intel on Monday took the covers off of Thunderbolt Networking, an addition to the Thunderbolt 2 interconnect standard that will allow users to transfer data between two Macs and PCs at up to 10 gigabits per second over an emulated Ethernet connection.

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OWC launches Mac Pro CPU and memory upgrade service

04/02/2014, 01:04 am

Other World Computing on Tuesday announced a new turnkey upgrade program for late-2013 Mac Pros that offers replacement Intel Xeon CPUs and cheaper memory options not available directly from Apple.

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Apple's premium-priced Macs 'defy the laws of economics,' but iPhone does not, Needham says

04/01/2014, 09:04 am

Mac sales have continued to grow in the face of a recession and declining overall PC market, but Apple's iPhone could not escape shifting trends in the smartphone space, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham said on Tuesday.

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Drobo adds enhanced support for Apple's Time Machine in new storage system

03/26/2014, 11:03 am

Popular bring-your-own-drive external storage company Drobo announced an update its flagship 4-bay unit Wednesday, making it faster and easier for Mac users to back up to the device using Time Machine.

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45% of businesses offer Macs to employees, 77% find Apple more reliable - survey

03/25/2014, 02:03 pm

A new survey of IT decision makers in the enterprise found that almost half of businesses now offer their workers Macs, while the vast majority feel Apple's Mac platform is more reliable than PCs running Microsoft's Windows.

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Mac education sales have grown in US since iPad debut, weakening Apple cannibalization worries

03/17/2014, 03:03 pm

The Mac's long history of success in the education market hasn't been slowed by the introduction of Apple's more affordable iPad, as Mac sales to schools and students have instead grown since the iPad first launched in 2010.

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Transcend's 32GB RAM modules for Apple's Mac Pro doubles max memory to 128GB [u]

03/14/2014, 04:03 pm

Memory manufacturer Transcend on Friday announced availability of high-density DDR3 RDIMM RAM modules that bring the Mac Pro's total memory up to 128GB, doubling the max configuration advertised on the Apple Store.

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Deals: MacBook Pro coupons; Mac Pros in stock; 60% off Harman Kardon BT headphones

03/11/2014, 06:03 pm

In addition to 3% coupon codes on MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, this week's deals deliver the lowest prices yet on three CTO Retina MacBook Pros. Meanwhile, dozens of Mac Pros configs are now arriving at authorized resellers at discount, plus tax savings. And Harman Kardon is offering refurbished versions of its award-winning over-ear Bluetooth headphones at over 60% off MSRP.

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Rumor: Apple to phase out last non-Retina MacBooks with CD/DVD drive this year

03/05/2014, 08:03 am

Apple's remaining low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro model, which features a thicker legacy design and continues to sport an internal optical drive, may finally be on the way out this year, if the latest supply chain rumors are to be believed.

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Deals: Lowest prices ever on 3 custom configured Haswell MacBook Pro Retinas

03/03/2014, 07:03 pm

Apple authorized reseller and B&H Photo this week is offering users of our Price Guides between $150 and $255 off a handful of well-equipped 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina deals. In each case, the final price is the lowest we've ever seen for these current, Haswell-based models and includes free shipping and no tax on orders outside New York.

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Apple releases Mac Pro firmware update to address Power Nap fan control, USB device recognition issues

02/26/2014, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an SMC firmware update for the redesigned Mac Pro that enhances Power Nap fan control and fixes an issue that caused recognize low-speed USB devices on system startup.

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Apple's holiday Mac shipments outpaced PC growth by largest margin in 5 years

02/21/2014, 09:02 am

While some pundits speculate that Mac lineup could be on the way out in favor of the iPad, Apple's traditional notebooks and desktops outpaced the overall PC market by nearly 25 percent last quarter, representing the largest margin separating the two in five years.

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Deals: Valentine's Day delivers year's lowest prices on MacBook Airs

02/14/2014, 11:02 pm

Several configurations of Apple's popular MacBook Airs are seeing a new round of price cuts in the company's reseller channels this week, with six models now available at more than $100 discount, including a 13-inch model which is now available exclusively to AI readers for less than $999.

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Mac Pro ship times slip to April as demand continues to outstrip supply

02/11/2014, 11:02 pm

After launching preorders for the completely redesigned Mac Pro in December it looks as though Apple is still struggling to meet demand, as the company's online store now reflects ship times of April for all configurations.

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Apple's average Mac selling price steady at $1300 as iPad eats away at PC sales

02/10/2014, 03:02 pm

As PC sales continue to decline at the hands of tablets like Apple's iPad, the Mac platform is quietly growing its install base while maintaining an average selling price well above the rest of the market.

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