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Apple may extend antiglare display option to more Macs

07/15/2009, 11:07 am

Apple made a bold move roughly two years ago to begin transitioning its entire Mac product line away from matte displays and towards glass-enclosed glossy ones, but the company may be nearing a concession that these shiny, highly-reflective screens may not be for everyone.

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MacBook Pros suffer 7,200rpm drive issue; Korea iPod nano recall

07/09/2009, 06:07 pm

Owners of new MacBook Pros configured with faster, 7,200rpm hard drives are paradoxically facing slowdowns as the disks occasionally pause -- and often make unwanted noise in the process. Simultaneously, Apple is recalling the first-generation iPod nano in South Korea due to battery fires.

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Demand for Apple's 13" MacBook Pro may be outpacing supply

07/07/2009, 08:07 am

Apple's newly-coined 13-inch MacBook Pros appear to be off to a hot start, with the company reportedly having difficulty keeping some of the new models in stock as it enters the heart of the back-to-school buying season.

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Countering rumor says Apple and NVIDIA "doing just fine"

07/03/2009, 03:07 pm

Just as soon as one rumor has suggested trouble in the relationship between Apple and NVIDIA, a conflicting report now claims that the two are still on good terms.

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Apple may drop NVIDIA chips in Macs following contract fight

07/01/2009, 06:07 pm

Although they've portrayed themselves almost as best friends for several months, Apple and NVIDIA are now rumored in a spat that could see some GeForce chipsets excluded from future Mac models.

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Mossberg: New MacBook Pro has best battery life "ever tested"

06/25/2009, 07:06 pm

Although they're not without their drawbacks, the new MacBook Pros have been celebrated by one veteran columnist as having the best stock battery life of any notebook seen so far -- and has debunked some myths about battery use in the process.

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Apple issues fix for slow SATA speeds on new MacBook Pros

06/22/2009, 05:06 pm

In one of its quicker turnarounds, Apple has released a firmware update for its mid-2009 MacBook Pro lineup that addresses Serial ATA speeds that were unintentionally cut in half.

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University claims Apple's glossy screens may cause injury

06/15/2009, 11:06 am

An Australian University is warning its faculty and students about some potential adverse health effects of using Apple's notebook and other products with high gloss screens, saying prolonged use could lead to injury if precautionary measures aren't adopted.

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Apple's new MacBook Pros can boot from media in SD card slot

06/11/2009, 04:06 pm

Apple's new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros introduced this week feature an SD (Secure Digital) card slot primarily for reading and writing media files to SD cards, but this tiny slot can also serve as a lifesaver, allowing you to boot from an SD card during a state of emergency.

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13-inch MacBook Pro teardown reveals "unimaginative" SD Card slot

06/10/2009, 08:06 pm

A dissection of Apple's first 13-inch MacBook Pro shows the company may have run out of real estate to create a slot that would completely conceal SD cards but also points to certain do-it-yourself upgrades being near-trivial jobs for prospective owners.

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New 13" MacBook Pro drops digital audio input for FireWire and SD

06/09/2009, 04:06 pm

The new 13" MacBook Pro unveiled at WWDC makes room for its new SD card slot and FireWire 800 port in part by giving up a digital audio input port. Instead, the new model uses the same integrated mic and headphone port as the iPhone.

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Apple posts QuickTime video of WWDC 2009 Keynote Address

06/08/2009, 09:06 pm

Apple Monday evening made available through its website a QuickTime video stream of its WWDC 2009 keynote address from earlier in the day that ushered in more affordable Mac notebooks and the iPhone 3G S.

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Apple introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro, cheaper MacBook Airs

06/08/2009, 01:06 pm

Apple at its developers conference Monday unveiled plans to transition its 13-inch unibody MacBooks into a more premium offering by announcing plans to rebrand them as 13-inch MacBook Pros alongside more affordable pricing. MacBook Airs were also updated with cheaper pricing.

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Apple unveils faster, more affordable MacBook Pros

06/08/2009, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday kicked-off its 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference by refreshing its MacBook Pro line of professional desktops with faster processors, cheaper prices, better displays, and built-in batteries on the 15-inch models.

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Last minute odds and ends: iPhone 3GS, notebooks, retail

06/08/2009, 11:06 am

With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference slated to begin in roughly two hours, a handful of last minute tips have surfaced regarding the naming scheme for the next iPhone, some brief changes to MacBook pricing that were quickly reversed, and reports of extended hours for retail staffers this week.

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Apple extends old MacBook Pro graphics warranty to three years

05/30/2009, 11:05 am

Illustrating the scope of a flaw in older NVIDIA graphics chipsets, Apple has extended its special warranty on the GeForce 8600M GT in certain MacBook Pros from two to three years.

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Workers push Apple to end iPhone supplier's labor abuse

05/21/2009, 06:05 pm

Seizing a chance to grab the spotlight, workers at one of the key suppliers for iPhone touchscreens have taken their cause directly to Apple itself in hopes of halting what they see as abusive and illegal working conditions.

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Apple fires its return salvo as Microsoft issues misleading 5th ad

05/15/2009, 09:05 pm

After appearing to remain aloof to Microsoft's jabs that Macs don't give enough choice, Apple has responded with ads which insist that poor Windows PC choices are no choices at all.

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MacBook Pro owner among those suing Nvidia over faulty chips

05/12/2009, 11:05 am

Apple, Dell, and HP notebook customers are banding together in an effort to gain class-action status on a combined lawsuit against Nvidia, which could potentially force the graphics chip maker to replace or compensate for faulty graphics processors in millions of computers.

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Intel to launch Calpella with quad-core notebook chips in Q3

05/12/2009, 09:05 am

Intel still plans to launch its next-generation Calpella notebook platform, expected to find its way into Apple's MacBook lines, sometime in the the third quarter of this year, according to a new report.

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