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Vulnerability exposes Apple MacBook batteries to 'bricking,' malware

07/23/2011, 01:07 am

One prominent security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the batteries of Apple's MacBook line of portable computers that could allow hackers to ruin the batteries or install malware on them that could corrupt a Mac.

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Apple's new Minis and Airs benchmark twice as fast as predecessors

07/21/2011, 06:07 pm

Apple's new line of Mac Minis and MacBook Airs launched Wednesday are not only strikingly faster than their predecessors in raw processor and memory performance, but in some cases rival premium-priced Macs that made their debut just one year ago for more than twice the cost.

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Teardown of Apple's new MacBook Air finds SSDs are replaceable

07/21/2011, 04:07 pm

A peek inside Apple's refreshed MacBook Air lineup has found that the new notebooks continue to have flash-based solid state drives that are removable, dispelling a rumor that they would be soldered onto the motherboard.

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MacBook Air shipments strong; Apple eyes InterDigital; Patent group sues again

07/21/2011, 02:07 am

Shipments of Apple's just-released MacBook Air will "remain strong" throughout this summer, possibly topping 1.5 million units, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly weighing a bid to purchase InterDigital for its wireless technology patents. Also, a patent licensing group that won $8 million from Apple is now suing for additional royalties, this time from the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple adds Bluetooth 4.0 support to new MacBook Air, Mac mini

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple's latest MacBook Air and Mac mini models released on Wednesday are the first hardware from the company to support the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless standard for improved power consumption.

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Apple's white legacy MacBook pulled, only available for education buyers [u]

07/20/2011, 09:07 am

Apple on Wednesday suddenly removed its white entry-level MacBook from its website and online store, signaling that the five-year-old notebook has been officially replaced by the $999 MacBook Air [update: still available for eduction institutions only].

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Apple releases new MacBook Airs with Thunderbolt, backlit keyboards

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday launched a refresh to it thin-and-light MacBook Air lineup, equipping the ultraportables with Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards and Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors offering up to twice the performance of their predecessors.

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Apple may begin to phase out legacy 13-inch white MacBook

07/19/2011, 02:07 pm

Apple's white polycarbonate MacBook, which has long served as the company's entry-level notebook, may be slowly phased out this year, according to one insider.

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Apple set to release Lion, new MacBook Airs as soon as Wednesday

07/18/2011, 10:07 am

Apple as early as Wednesday will launch two highly anticipated products: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Airs, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple Cinema Display page under maintenance ahead of Thunderbolt update [u]

07/16/2011, 02:07 am

Shortly after leaked images of an updated Thunderbolt-capable LED Cinema Display surfaced, the Apple Online Store's page for the product stopped working, serving as further evidence that a refresh is imminent.

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Report reaffirms Apple will launch new MacBook Airs next week [u]

07/14/2011, 06:07 pm

A new report Thursday corroborates that Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Airs next week, featuring backlit keyboards and minimum 128GB solid-state hard drives.

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Apple's MacBook Air refresh may boost RAM, SSD specs

07/14/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple's forthcoming refresh to its MacBook Air line may up the value proposition for customers through increases to the notebook's standard memory and storage components, in addition to the latest ultra-low voltage Sandy Bridge mobile chips, should checks within the company's supply chain prove accurate.

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Overseas growth driving Mac sales as US consumers hold out for new models

07/12/2011, 08:07 pm

Apple is expected to report more than 22 percent growth in Mac shipments when it announces its quarterly earnings next week, driven by growth overseas, which will compensate for dampened sales in the U.S. in June.

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Apple's new MacBook Airs to bring back backlit keyboards - sources

07/12/2011, 02:07 am

With the release of new models later this month, Apple is set to reinstate a feature to its MacBook Airs that went missing when the company overhauled the ultra-thin notebooks into more cost-affordable products late last year, AppleInsider has learned.

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iPad 2 sales rebound expected to show Apple stock still has 'gas in the tank'

07/12/2011, 02:07 am

J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz told investors Tuesday that shares of Apple stock remain a strong buy with "plenty of gas in the tank" for upward movement, in spite of recent volatility.

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Apple retail plans, sources point to Mac OS X Lion launch next week

07/07/2011, 07:07 pm

Apple late Wednesday evening began advising members of its retail segment of several preparatory measures ahead of an expected launch of its Mac OS X Lion operating system next week, which other partners say will be followed closely by the launch of much-anticipated refreshes to the company's MacBook Air notebook family.

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Apple rumored to feature high-speed 400MBps flash memory in new MacBook Air

07/04/2011, 08:07 am

Apple is said to adopt "Toggle DDR 2.0," a 19-nanometer process for NAND flash memory offering 400 megabyte-per-second speed, in its next MacBook Air, according to a new report.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Best Buy suspends MacBook Air orders ahead of refresh

06/27/2011, 12:06 am

Retailer Best Buy has put a hold on online MacBook Air orders, providing further evidence that Apple plans to release an updated version of its diminutive laptop.

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Apple planning for new MacBook Airs in July, A6 processor in 2012, and 15M iPhone 5s

06/24/2011, 08:06 am

Apple's component suppliers have begun taking the necessary steps to begin volume production of new MacBook Airs next month as rumors swirl over which firm will secure a deal to manufacture the company's next-generation mobile processor, dubbed the A6.

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