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Topic: USB-C

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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Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

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Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

09/13/2017, 02:09 pm

The new Apple TV 4K is getting faster network connectivity with the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port, but the company has also removed the USB-C port previously used for troubleshooting and screenshot capture.

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First look: Adata SE730H portable USB-C SSD a good solution for external OS installs, Time Machine

08/20/2017, 01:08 am

While small SSDs aren't new, ones with USB-C compatibility are. AppleInsider examines the forthcoming Data SE730H USB-C portable SSD.

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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

08/15/2017, 04:08 pm

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down.

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Review: Vinpok Bolt-S cable returns MagSafe-like technology to the USB-C MacBook Pro

08/02/2017, 11:08 am

MagSafe was removed from the 2016 MacBook Pro, and its not likely coming back. Does the Vinpok Bolt-S cable fill the gap, or is the attraction of the old technology best left in the past?

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USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

07/25/2017, 05:07 pm

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables -- hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

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PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

06/26/2017, 09:06 am

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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First look: Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock short on ports, but provides full charging power

06/13/2017, 02:06 pm

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, and AppleInsider takes a quick look at the most recent version.

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First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro

06/09/2017, 03:06 pm

CalDigit's second Thunderbolt 3 dock has hit the AppleInsider test bench, and with it, the promise of full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

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Monitor Roundup: The best external displays to use with your Mac

06/02/2017, 11:06 am

Mac users looking for an external display have a variety of options ranging from budget-friendly TN panels to high-end HDR displays. We're rounding up a list of the top monitors -- some with USB-C support and some without -- to use with your Mac.

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Gigabyte pairs GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure in $600 bundle

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Gigabyte has shown off an external graphics card enclosure at Computex that aims to offer better value to those who want to add a graphics card to their MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3, with the Aorus-branded GTX 1070 Gaming Box bundling the high-specification graphics card with the enclosure at a lower cost than current alternatives.

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Zotac unveils two Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to attach external GPUs to Apple's MacBooks

05/31/2017, 04:05 pm

Zotac is joining the slowly growing market of external enclosures potentially capable of using Thunderbolt 3 to connect to a MacBook, unveiling at Computex the Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics Dock for connecting a graphics card to a host system, alongside a smaller Thunderbolt 3 External Box meant for attaching other hardware.

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Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

05/15/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

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Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C cables with optical data transmission

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over USB-C in the new 'iPhone 8'

05/07/2017, 03:05 am

A new iPhone is coming and it is probably loaded with all the technology Apple can bring to bear -- but the "iPhone 8" will probably be missing USB-C when it launches. AppleInsider explains why Apple will probably stick with Lightning for at least another year.

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Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

04/27/2017, 01:04 pm

At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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LaCie announces 2big Thunderbolt 3 RAID dock, compatible with Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

04/19/2017, 10:04 am

Available this summer in capacities of 12, 16 or 20 terabytes, LaCie's forthcoming 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution features high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity set to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.

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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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