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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

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Western Digital debuts first SSD-based My Passport drive with USB-C for Macs

04/06/2017, 12:04 pm

Western Digital on Thursday announced the My Passport SSD, not only its first portable SSD but a unit designed with Apple's latest MacBooks in mind, thanks to a built-in USB-C port.

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Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,' staying in lineup

04/04/2017, 11:04 am

Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

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No touchscreens coming to pro Macs, says Apple's Phil Schiller

04/04/2017, 10:04 am

Apple isn't planning to offer touchscreens on any of its upcoming professional-level Macs, the company's worldwide marketing head said in revealing upcoming new Mac Pros and iMacs on Tuesday.

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Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores & faster GPUs

04/04/2017, 08:04 am

Simultaneous with teasing redesigned Mac Pros due next year, Apple on Tuesday announced modest upgrades to existing 2013 models, increasing the performance of stock configurations.

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Test finds Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro only laptops to match or beat advertised battery claims

03/31/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MacBooks are the only current laptops to meet or exceed their makers' battery life claims, British testing publication Which? found in a comparison of several major brands.

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Quick take video review: CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock

03/09/2017, 07:03 pm

Appleinsider reviews the new CalDigit TS3 Lite, one of the first Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that promises to solve adapter woes for 2016 MacBook Pro users.

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Macs and iPhones easier to support and deploy than Windows PCs, enterprise IT survey finds

03/07/2017, 12:03 pm

Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

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Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

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Oculus Rift won't support Apple's Mac anytime soon, co-founder says

03/01/2017, 11:03 pm

In an interview on Wednesday, Oculus co-founder and head of Rift operations Nate Mitchell said that while support for macOS is not currently on the company's roadmap, it might revisit the topic of Apple integration in the future.

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Google's Chromebook Pixel ends up another F for Alphabet

03/01/2017, 04:03 pm

In a meeting with journalists at Mobile World Congress, Google's senior Vice President of hardware Rick Osterloh reportedly described the "end of the line" for the company's premium notebook bearing the Pixel brand, after shipping just two editions of the product since 2013.

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Revised LG UltraFine 5K display with enhanced RF shielding ships from Apple online store on Mar. 7

02/28/2017, 02:02 pm

The LG UltraFine 5K display is beginning its slow march back to availability, with shipments of the improved model leaving Apple warehouses on March 7 -- but some users with the monitor now are still hitting roadblocks in trying to get the situation rectified.

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Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Pro

02/25/2017, 03:02 pm

A bevy of Thunderbolt 3 docks for the 2016 MacBook Pro have arrived, and AppleInsider takes a look at the first one to cross our test bench -- the CalDigit TS3 Lite.

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Google's Chrome Canary web browser adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

02/22/2017, 08:02 pm

As third-party developers slowly incorporate support for Apple's new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Google on Wednesday integrated assets for the OLED control strip in the latest version of its Chrome Canary experimental web browser.

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What's the status on LG's UltraFine 5K monitor?

02/22/2017, 12:02 am

After receiving reports of connectivity issues related to LG's new UltraFine 5K monitor, and confirming those problems with LG, Apple temporarily suspended sales of the display earlier this February. With ship times slow to improve, AppleInsider explains what's going on.

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How to disable word predictions on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

02/20/2017, 04:02 pm

Students who own Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. Here's how to disable it.

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Apple suspends sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor over hardware issues

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has temporarily stopped sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor, due to technical problems associated with a lack of proper shielding from wireless interference.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display shipments slip to 5 to 6 weeks as company updates hardware shielding

02/09/2017, 06:02 pm

Shipping estimates for LG's UltraFine 5K Display, sold exclusively through Apple's retail network, have slipped to over a month as the Korean company issues updated hardware with better RF shielding.

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Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlement

02/08/2017, 11:02 am

A class-action suit filed against four optical drive manufacturers alleging illegal price fixing has been settled, with previous owners of computers equipped with CD or DVD drives between 2003 and 2008 eligible for $10 per computer owned during that period.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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