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Topic: Current Hardware

Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/18/2017, 02:10 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets, claims they're twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro

10/17/2017, 11:10 am

Microsoft is continuing its attempts to compete against Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines with an updated version of its tablet-notebook hybrid, with the Surface Book 2 boasting a new larger model and a USB-C port, alongside expected performance improvements.

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Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

10/10/2017, 05:10 pm

Following the downward spiral of the overall PC market, Apple's Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner.

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Google announces $999 Pixelbook touchscreen hybrid notebook, optional $99 pen accessory

10/04/2017, 01:10 pm

With a 12-inch touchscreen, convertible form factor, optional stylus input, and integration with Google Assistant, the new Google Pixelbook hopes to compete with both Apple's MacBook and iPad Pro lineups.

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package

09/21/2017, 03:09 pm

Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched another dock aimed at MacBook Pro users, with the OWC USB-C Travel Dock providing a number of extra USB connections, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader to notebooks in a compact and highly portable unit.

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Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced Keyboard for Mac & Windows

08/31/2017, 03:08 am

Logitech on Thursday took the wraps off the Craft Advanced Keyboard, its signature feature being the "crown," a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac and Windows apps.

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Western Digital launches internet-connected My Cloud Home & Home Duo drives

08/30/2017, 02:08 pm

Western Digital on Wednesday released the My Cloud Home, a network-attached storage (NAS) drive intended to provide both local and remote access to personal files.

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Western Digital debuts My Book Duo with up to 20TB of external storage

08/24/2017, 09:08 am

Western Digital this week launched the My Book Duo, an external RAID storage system that comes with up to 20 terabytes of storage, and as well as a USB-C port simplifying connections with recent Macs.

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Akitio launches MacBook Pro compatible Thunder3 Quad X Thunderbolt 3 external enclosure

08/23/2017, 11:08 am

Enclosure producer Akitio has unveiled the Thunder3 Quad X, an external storage device that can also be used to connect a second display, as well as providing high transfer speeds to enclosed drives over a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

08/15/2017, 04:08 pm

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down.

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Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market

08/02/2017, 10:08 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week took a swipe at Mac sales estimates, as true sales figures came in higher than predicted by Gartner, pushing Apple to a third consecutive quarter of growth in both volume and earnings.

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USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

07/25/2017, 05:07 pm

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables -- hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

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How to backup, wipe and restore your Mac before selling it

07/17/2017, 07:07 pm

Planning to sell your Mac? AppleInsider covers the step-by-step process of backing up your files, wiping the hard drive and restoring everything on a new machine in this video.

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Apple Mac sales slip in Q2 despite new hardware launches

07/12/2017, 05:07 pm

Despite the debut of a slew of new Mac products in June, Apple's PC sales dipped in the second quarter of 2017, though greater losses from competitors helped buoy the tech giant's overall market share, according to estimates from market research firm Gartner.

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iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's notoriously difficult-to-repair unibody MacBook design has been a sore subject for repair enthusiasts for years, prompting solutions provider iFixit to create a new battery replacement kit that will make it easier for at-home repairs.

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Watch: 2017 13" MacBook Pro vs. 2017 12" Retina MacBook

07/05/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and 12-inch Retina MacBook were recently updated with Intel's latest-generation Kaby Lake processors. They both start at a base price of $1,299, but what are the differences, and which one is right for you?

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Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac

06/30/2017, 02:06 pm

Apple's 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year's hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you're trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

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Actual testing on AMD Vega GPU destined for iMac Pro shows significant speed gains over Nvidia Titan Xp

06/27/2017, 07:06 pm

Hands on testing performed by a PC enthusiast site shows Vega 64 GPUs like those found in a build-to-order configuration of forthcoming iMac Pro beat the Nvidia Titan Xp card in actual workflows similar to those expected to be handled by the pro-level Mac -- and the Vega 56 should also slightly edge the Nvidia card.

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PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

06/26/2017, 09:06 am

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line's redesign

06/24/2017, 12:06 am

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

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