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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple launches keyboard service program for 'small percentage' of MacBook, MacBook Pro owners

06/22/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple on Friday launched a service program for a "small percentage" of MacBook and MacBook Pro models exhibiting keyboard failures, the company's first official action to reconcile complaints concerning alleged flaws in its butterfly keyboard design.

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns amidst relationship scandal

06/21/2018, 10:06 am

Chief executive has resigned after five years over "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee," the company said Thursday. Robert Swan has been named interim CEO.

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Can Apple's HomePod take on a surround sound theater system?

06/17/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple's HomePod is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market, and the recent addition of stereo pairing with AirPlay 2 makes the setup even more engaging. But how does a pair of HomePods stack up against a dedicated home theater system?

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Apple's new 'Behind the Mac' ad campaign puts spotlight back on creatives

06/15/2018, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday debuted a new ad series detailing the many ways creative professionals use Mac to accomplish their work across a range of very different disciplines, from music to app development. Each story furthers the implication that Mac is a machine that empowers, harkening back to campaigns touting the company's close bonds with those who make.

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Apple's new 30W USB-C power adapter replaces older 29W model

06/05/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has quietly replaced a previous 29-watt USB-C power adapter with a 30-watt model, something of interest not just to 12-inch MacBook owners but people with specific iPhones and iPad Pros.

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Cook denies Apple requested Facebook data, discusses data privacy in interviews

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

A day after bombshell newspaper report, Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company requested and received "zero" personal data from Facebook.

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Apple grabbing control of non-crucial parts for new MacBooks to reduce costs

06/04/2018, 08:06 am

In an effort to drive down overall production costs of its next-generation MacBooks, Apple has reportedly seized control over the procurement of many of the notebook's non-key parts -- such as screws, metallic parts and plastics pieces -- typically sourced by suppliers for the production of more major components.

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Benchmarks hint at MacBook Pro with Intel's powerful six-core Core i7-8750H

06/03/2018, 06:06 pm

Apple could use tomorrow's WWDC keynote to raise the performance bar for top-end MacBook Pros, new benchmarks suggest.

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MacBook & iPad Pro updates might not make it to WWDC

05/31/2018, 11:05 am

While Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4 should contain some important announcements, new MacBooks and iPads won't be among them, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Apple key to more universally compatible USB Braille display standard

05/31/2018, 11:05 am

The USB Implementers Forum backed by Apple announced a new interface standard for braille displays, which will simplify development and bring down costs for the blind dramatically.

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Watch and hear HomePod's multi-room audio with stereo playback on iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.4, bringing with it multi-room audio and stereo pairing for HomePod. We show you how to activate those features and take a closer look at how they work in this video.

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Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

05/25/2018, 01:05 am

Apple's planned celebration of Beats By Dre's 10th anniversary -- a line of special "Decade Collection" hardware -- hit the web late this week prior to an official announcement, with major retail chains advertising the limited edition ahead of a scheduled launch in June.

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Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

05/23/2018, 08:05 am

Apple will have news on APFS for the Fusion Drives in Macs "very soon," according to the company's software engineering head, Craig Federighi.

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Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint

05/23/2018, 12:05 am

Customer complaints over Apple's butterfly keyboard have again turned into legal action, with a class action lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday claiming the company sold, and continues to sell, a product known to be defective.

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Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

05/22/2018, 03:05 am

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

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AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

05/21/2018, 09:05 am

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

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StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

05/18/2018, 08:05 am

Peripherals vendor StarTech has shipped a pair of Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking stations that add a wider selection of ports to an iMac or a MacBook, with each including support for a pair of 4K monitors and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures

05/11/2018, 11:05 pm

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015, claiming the company knew about the defect at or before the product's launch.

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Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

05/11/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

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Spectre-style Intel chip vulnerability disclosures delayed, patches not expected until August

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

The release of patches to fix new Spectre-style flaws in Intel's processor designs is allegedly delayed by two more weeks to late May, but a report suggests Intel wants to push the release back even further into July while it works to finalize the required updates.

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