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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

12/12/2017, 04:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more

12/12/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple's iMac Pro desktop will also sport an a new custom chip dubbed the T2, serving as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, giving users the ability to lock down their Mac's boot process and also handling system functions like the camera, audio control, and managing the solid-state hard drive.

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Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

12/12/2017, 12:12 pm

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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iMac Pro testing shows 10-core model dramatically faster than any other Mac on intensive tasks

12/12/2017, 11:12 am

Two more iMac Pro impressions have been posted, with benchmarks from both showing massive gains in processing power in the iMac Pro over older models -- plus the inclusion of AVX-512 vector processing optimization in the W-series Xeon processor giving an added push to properly optimized apps.

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Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

12/12/2017, 10:12 am

Power users wanting the fastest possible iMac Pros will have to wait until sometime in 2018, when 14- and 18-core models will ship, according to a well-known YouTube celebrity who received an early unit.

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10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

Apple has granted YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee an iMac Pro, and he has published a video about his first week with the high-end device.

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Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

After being announced in June, the premium iMac Pro is finally ready to begin shipping to consumers this week, as Apple has announced that the new desktop will be available this Thursday, Dec. 14.

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As fans await update for 3-year-old Mac mini, Apple classifies mid-2011 models 'obsolete'

12/04/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday updated its official list of "obsolete" products to add the mid-2011 Mac mini lineup, once again raising questions about what the company has planned, if anything, for its cheapest Mac.

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'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

11/19/2017, 09:11 am

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

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MacBook refreshes push Apple to 4th in global notebook shipments

11/15/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple considerably improved its MacBook shipments in Q3 2017 compared to the previous quarter, market research firm TrendForce claims, with Apple said to have overtaken Asus in the global notebook shipment rankings for this quarter and achieving fourth place amongst other notebook brands.

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Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad order delays fuel speculation about new model for iMac Pro

11/07/2017, 05:11 pm

Mac users looking to buy the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad face a long wait before getting their hands on the peripheral if they order it through Apple's online store, with the long backorder time potentially suggesting a change to the hardware is on the way.

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OWC ships Aura Pro X PCIe SSD flash storage upgrades for 2013 and later Macs

10/26/2017, 10:10 am

Mac upgrade supplier OWC has released its newest SSDs, the Aura Pro X, with the flash-based PCIe storage said to be the fastest the firm has ever produced, claimed to offer up to 2.3 times better performance compared to the stock storage used by Apple.

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How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.

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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

10/20/2017, 12:10 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt 3 port.

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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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