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Topic: MacBook

MacBook owners frustrated by new audio jacks

02/12/2009, 01:02 pm

A few owners of Apple's new unibody notebooks are experiencing backwards compatibility issues with the units' redesigned audio jacks, which offer a snug connection for the company's latest headphones with integrated microphones at the expense of a few legacy stereo headsets and speaker connectors.


Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter coming soon

02/11/2009, 11:02 am

Owners of the Mini DisplayPort-equipped line of Apple notebooks who want an easier way to output video to their TV or other HDMI devices will soon have an option.


Apple pulls NVIDIA graphics update, reasons unclear

01/29/2009, 01:01 pm

Apple has yanked a software update that was intended to fix graphics-related issues with its latest notebooks just two days after pushing the patch to users via its Software Update mechanism.


AT&T talking with Apple about 3G-ready MacBooks?

01/28/2009, 07:01 pm

AT&T is hoping to make 3G-enabled notebooks a staple of its cellular business, and in an executive interview hints that it may be chatting with Apple to extend its reach into MacBooks or other non-iPhone devices.


Apple releases NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009

01/26/2009, 05:01 pm

Apple on Monday released a software update that addresses issues with its Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter and also boosts HD video performance on some current Mac notebooks and previous-generation Mac desktops.


Apple updates white 13-inch MacBook to NVIDIA architecture

01/21/2009, 09:01 am

Apple this week quietly upgraded its previous-generation white 13-inch MacBooks to NVIDIA's 9400M architecture, a move aimed at boosting sales of its most affordable notebook during a period of reduced consumer spending.


Apple's mini connector set to be part of DisplayPort standard

01/13/2009, 07:01 pm

After taking a gamble on the acceptance of Mini DisplayPort as a connection for computer screens, Apple is about to be rewarded as its technology is now expected to become part of an industry-wide format that also includes extremely high resolutions and multiple displays on a single link.


New shuffle, cheaper iPhone and MacBooks seen in 2009

12/31/2008, 12:12 pm

FBR Capital Markets said Wednesday that it believes that Apple is gearing up to release several new products during the first half of 2009, including a new version of the iPod shuffle and cheaper versions of its flagship iPhone and MacBook offerings.


Apple releases stability fixes for latest MacBook lines

12/10/2008, 05:12 pm

On Wednesday night, Apple released equal pairs of EFI and SMC firmware fixes for all of the new, late 2008 MacBook models to tackle problems with their reliability and power indicators.


Economy, opportunity seen leading to $599 Apple netbook

12/05/2008, 10:12 pm

Faced with the perfect storm of a bleak market and a boom in ultra-budget portables, Apple is believed by some to be readying its own take on the netbook for the first half of 2009.


Apple looking into liquid-cooled MacBooks

12/02/2008, 04:12 pm

Apple is looking into the use of liquid coolants to transport heat in its notebook computer designs, a controversial technique it employed briefly on its line of dual processor Power Mac G5s several years ago.


Apple investigating graphics issues on new MacBook lines

11/26/2008, 03:11 pm

Apple is investigating two separate graphics issues with its new line of MacBook and MacBook Pros, and is reported to be preparing a software update to remedy at least one of them.


QuickTime 7.5.7 allows SD iTunes playback over DisplayPort

11/25/2008, 10:11 pm

Calming a controversial situation, Apple on Tuesday night released a new QuickTime update that allows standard definition iTunes movies to play over the new MacBooks' DisplayPort to older displays.


Mac small business share nearly triples over the summer

11/25/2008, 06:11 pm

Even as many home buyers recently suddenly became shy about buying Apple computers in mid-year, small businesses just as quickly took to Macs -- to the point where Apple's market share in that field grew three times larger almost overnight.


Apple lays claim to greenest notebooks ever in new ad campaign

11/24/2008, 10:11 pm

Not one for modesty, Apple on Monday night launched a new campaign and TV spot touting its new aluminum MacBook lineup as the most environmentally friendly portables ever.


Apple stock surges on belief MacBooks "peel away" Windows users

11/24/2008, 07:11 pm

Investors returned to Apple shares in force on Monday and sent the stock climbing a massive 12.5 percent after reports said Apple was likely to profit on a wave of converts to its new aluminum MacBooks.


Apple's new MacBooks have built-in copy protection measures

11/18/2008, 01:11 pm

Apple's new MacBook lines include a form of digital copy protection that will prevent protected media, such as DRM-infused iTunes movies, from playing back on devices that aren't compliant with the new priority protection measures.


Apple releases fix for quirky MacBook glass trackpads

11/17/2008, 05:11 pm

Apple has released a software update to address an issue where trackpad clicks would randomly go unrecognized on its latest notebook offerings: the MacBook (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008).


Apple trimming notebook orders; plans fixes for new models

11/10/2008, 01:11 pm

Apple has decided to cut back on its notebook production for the current holiday quarter, according to one report. Meanwhile, the company is said to be working on a software fix for at least one issue surrounding its latest offerings.


Upgrade kits boost MacBook, MacBook Pro memory to 6GB

11/06/2008, 12:11 pm

An Apple solutions provider on Thursday announced a family of memory upgrades for existing and previous generation MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks that raise the maximum RAM limitation from 4GB to 6GB.