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Editorial: Bloomberg spins Apple's Event as a desperate, blind stab for cheap iPads in education

03/24/2018, 05:03 pm

Bloomberg's latest scoop uses Apple's upcoming education event as an opportunity to advance the idea that Google's Chromebooks (and Android tablets!) are taking over new markets while iPads stare into the inky black void of doom. That's wrong, here's why.


StarTech debuts a new Thunderbolt 3 Dock with SD card reader and 85W of charging power

03/15/2018, 11:03 am

StarTech has unveiled a new Thunderbolt 3 dock, which offers SD Card reading capability, dual-4K display connection, as well as six USB 3.0 ports.


Apple computers are most reliable, according to Rescuecom repair data

03/13/2018, 10:03 am

Apple, in addition to the highest U.S. market share among computer manufacturers, is also the most reliable brand, handily beating out a group of competitors that includes Samsung, Dell, and Lenovo.


Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

03/07/2018, 05:03 pm

A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod.


Apple At Work teams with CDW to help enterprise deploy Macs, iOS in employee choice initiative

02/01/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple is expanding its efforts to make it easier for the enterprise to more efficiently buy or lease iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other products in a new initiative it is initially rolling out with CDW.


Apple's 8 years of iPad: a revolution in iOS computing

01/27/2018, 04:01 pm

Eight years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced iPad, positioned as a new device category between the highly-mobile iPhone and conventional Macs. Some critics were disappointed that it wasn't a Mac in tablet form; others were upset it wasn't a telephone, that it wasn't smaller, that wasn't larger--or that it effectively was a larger iPod touch. All critics have since agreed that iPad is a disastrous, disappointing problem Apple should feel bad about despite it being the most popular, most profitable, most influential new form factor in personal electronics since iPhone itself.


Intel admits reboot issues in Spectre patch affects newer Skylake and Kaby Lake processors

01/18/2018, 11:01 am

Following Intel's release of patches to combat the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its chips, the processor producer has confirmed that reports of PCs rebooting are not limited to just older chip generations, with newer releases also confirmed to be susceptible to rebooting when using the updated firmware.


Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

01/03/2018, 04:01 pm

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.


Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.


Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

01/02/2018, 09:01 pm

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.


Computer History Museum will host Apple Lisa source code following review

12/28/2017, 07:12 am

Preservationists have extracted the source code and some launch software for Apple's Mac predecessor, the Apple Lisa, and are intending to make it available from the Computer History Museum after Apple examines and releases it for publication.


Apple debuts $149 leather 12-inch MacBook sleeve

10/27/2017, 03:10 am

Apple's iPhone X wasn't the only new item to hit the company's online store on Friday, as a premium leather sleeve designed to snugly fit the 12-inch MacBook also went up for sale.


Review: Logitech's Craft Advanced Keyboard increases productivity, but app support is limited

10/25/2017, 10:10 pm

Priced at $200, Logitech's new Craft Advanced Keyboard with Creative Input Dial is a definitively premium keyboard, justifying its price with a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac apps. AppleInsider gives you the full rundown in our review.


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.


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.


Ukranian dev MacPaw is new host of 40-piece Apple hardware museum formerly at Tekserve in NYC

05/11/2017, 10:05 am

App developer MacPaw has been revealed as the purchaser of all of the Tekserve Apple musuem collection, and has put it all on display at the company's office Ukraine.


A very false narrative: Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad, Mac

04/27/2017, 04:04 pm

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.


Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

04/14/2017, 07:04 pm

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.


The tech inside: San Francisco's Electroluxx art & dance party

03/23/2017, 10:03 am

Electroluxx is a reoccurring, technology-fueled creative art and dance party held at San Francisco's Public Works venue. Here's a look at the tech that goes into coordinating the event, building interactive projection art, visualizations, lighting, a wireless silent disco and Virtual Reality experiences.


Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:03 pm

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.