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Topic: Current Hardware

Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners

10/18/2018, 09:10 am

Akitio is now shipping the Thunder3 Dock Pro, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock for Macs promising an array of options, including a rare example of a 10-gigabit Ethernet port.

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Mophie intros Powerstation USB-C 3XL for charging MacBooks, iPhones & iPads

10/18/2018, 08:10 am

Mophie has released a new portable battery, the Powerstation USB-C 3XL, designed explicitly with the ability to charge Apple's MacBooks.

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Mac sales decline in Q3 as customers await new models [u]

10/10/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market slipped in the third calendar quarter of 2018 as other top manufacturers reaped the benefits of a slow return to growth, according to new estimates from market research firm Gartner.

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Hands on: AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

10/09/2018, 09:10 am

The AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System is designed to deliver hassle-free Wi-Fi that can be set up functioning in two minutes. But is it a worthy replacement for Apple's AirPort systems?

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iFixit finds third-party MacBook Pro and iMac Pro repairs still an option, at least for now

10/05/2018, 08:10 pm

In the wake of revelations that Apple plans to employ a special diagnostics tool that effectively blocks certain third-party MacBook Pro and iMac Pro repairs, DIY specialist iFixit evaluated the issue to find the new policy is not yet active.

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The Apple versus Microsoft hardware double-standard rears up again with the latest Surface update

10/05/2018, 03:10 pm

Across the last couple years, Apple's new Macs have been roundly criticized for raising their prices using flashy -- rather than purely utilitarian-- new features like the Touch Bar, while delivering only incremental improvements in performance due to a reliance on Intel's processors. Yet when Microsoft follows the same playbook, suddenly high prices are reasonable, flashy but unnecessary features are a sign of innovation, and big performance gains aren't really necessary.

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Apple left Intel processor management and testing tools unlocked for years

10/05/2018, 12:10 pm

An exploration of an Intel chipset function known as the Management Engine revealed Apple failed to lock down an undocumented feature until the last High Sierra patch, a vulnerability that could grant a skillful attacker the ability to write data to the RAM of a Mac if left unchecked.

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Apple diagnostics software blocks third-party repairs of 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro

10/04/2018, 09:10 pm

In a move that essentially puts the kibosh on third-party repairs, Apple with its latest Macs has instituted a T2 security chip-related feature that disables a host machine unless specialized diagnostics software is used when replacing hardware.

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Some 2018 MacBook Pro owners are running into errors installing macOS Mojave

10/04/2018, 12:10 pm

Some Mac owners trying to upgrade to the latest edition of macOS are encountering errors preventing them from completing the process, according to complaints on Apple's support forums.

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Early iMac 5K display assembly reportedly in short supply, free delayed repairs offered

10/02/2018, 12:10 pm

Looking to keep owners happy, Apple is offering compensation to some owners of the late 2014 and mid-2015 iMac 5K coming in for screen repairs and finding parts in short supply, AppleInsider can confirm.

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Robert Mueller spotted at Apple store Genius Bar appointment

09/26/2018, 06:09 pm

The Russia special prosecutor was photographed getting his MacBook looked at, or perhaps setting up new devices, at an Apple retail outlet in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown section.

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Increase your Mac's usability and fun with one of these 10 accessories for less than $50 each

09/25/2018, 03:09 pm

A Mac is pretty great on its own, but there's always something that can push the usability or convenience of it just a little but farther. There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on every accessory, and there are a lot of handy items that we've used and like, and can cost less than a dinner for two out on the town.

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Apple's Mac, iPad top PC & tablet satisfaction, but Amazon & Samsung close behind

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

While Apple is leading in the American Customer Satisfaction Index's PC and tablet category, the company is just barely ahead of Amazon and Samsung, which tied for second in the Index's latest update.

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Intel allegedly outsourcing some 14nm orders to TSMC as Mac chip maker struggles with die shrink

09/11/2018, 11:09 am

Intel is reportedly outsourcing some of its 14-nanometer chip production to Apple's iPhone and iPad chip manufacturer because of high demand, as it continues to have problems shifting to 10nm fabrication.

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Apple canvassing iMac Pro users on why they bought and what they like

09/10/2018, 05:09 pm

It's not the first time Apple has sent out surveys, but this one concentrates on power features that may point to plans for the forthcoming Mac Pro.

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Apple iPad Pro deals: Save $50 to $100 instantly, prices starting at $599 with no tax in most states

09/07/2018, 11:09 am

Just in, B&H is knocking $50 to $100 off 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with prices starting at $599. These are the lowest prices available with limited quantities available at the reduced cost. Shipping is also free, and B&H will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY & NJ.

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Satechi ships new wired & wireless aluminum keyboards for desktop Macs

09/06/2018, 11:09 am

Accessory maker Satechi on Thursday released a pair of new keyboards for the iMac and other desktop Mac systems.

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Apple picks up extra supplier of IGZO displays for MacBooks

09/05/2018, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly added China's BOE Technology as a further supplier of IGZO panels for the displays on MacBooks, supporting expanding sales.

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Here are some of the best travel accessories for your Apple MacBook

09/04/2018, 01:09 pm

If your MacBook is riding with you on planes and trains, chances are you're going to need a few accessories stashed in your bag to keep working or having fun. These are some of the ones we'd recommend.

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The best bags & sleeves for Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

08/31/2018, 02:08 pm

If you're actually using a MacBook Pro for what it's built for -- portability -- you're going to need a way of toting it around, whether in its own bag or protected in a sleeve. These are some of the best options on the market.

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