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Topic: Current Hardware

FAA prohibits recalled MacBook Pros on flights due to fire risk

08/13/2019, 07:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently notified major airlines of Apple's recall of certain MacBook Pro models, effectively banning the impacted laptops from passenger and cargo planes as they pose a potential fire hazard.

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Global notebook shipments up with Apple showing biggest growth

08/08/2019, 02:08 pm

Apple's MacBooks have seen a considerable growth in global shipments in the second quarter over the same period in 2018, with TrendForce figures indicating the product line shipped 19.8% more units year-on-year, the highest among the other top notebook vendors.

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Apple business solutions: Luxer One parcel lockers

08/05/2019, 02:08 pm

In this new series we're going to take a look at companies that have integrated Apple products into their companies in interesting or useful ways. First up -- the Luxer One parcel lockers, which are a solution to the problem of secure package delivery in dense residential areas.

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Apple predicted to absorb iPhone, iPad, Mac cost increases from tariffs

08/04/2019, 07:08 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that any tariffs implemented by the US won't impact Apple's pricing because of supply chain moves implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, and because of that pre-planning, there won't be any impact to Apple's shipments.

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Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

08/03/2019, 03:08 pm

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet or a full blown laptop. But, given the performance, is it worth the money?

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Latest 'Behind the Mac' videos tells college students to 'Test the Impossible'

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

Apple's latest "Behind the Mac" ad, "Test the Impossible," is another effort at manufacturing a lifestyle image, in this instance targeted at college students.

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Intel intros 'Ice Lake' 10th-generation Core processors, possibly for MacBook rebirth

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

Intel on Thursday unveiled its first batch of 10th-generation Core processors, dubbed "Ice Lake," offering a glimpse at the options Apple will have in future MacBooks.

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President Trump threatens 10% tariff on $325B of electronics starting Sept. 1

08/01/2019, 02:08 pm

In the latest chapter of the ongoing trade war, President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10% tariff on electronics from China, including most of Apple's product line, in retaliation for moves by the Chinese government.

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macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update fixes glitches with sleeping Macs

08/01/2019, 02:08 pm

Apple on Thursday issued an unusual "Supplemental Update" for macOS 10.14.6, meant to address problems some Mac owners were having waking their systems from sleep mode.

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Apple's AirDrop & Wi-Fi password sharing features can potentially expose critical ID data

08/01/2019, 10:08 am

Wireless features like AirDrop and Wi-Fi password sharing on iPhones, Macs, and other Apple devices can expose exploitable data, according to a recent report -- but there are two easy solutions.

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Hands on: Adding a telephoto lens to the iPhone XR with Moment

07/31/2019, 11:07 am

The iPhone XR's camera takes great landscape, and wide angle portraits. But wouldn't it be better to have a telephoto zoom lens like its more expensive flagship, the iPhone XS?

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2019 earnings report and conference call

07/30/2019, 04:07 pm

Following the publication of results for its third fiscal quarter of 2019, encompassing April through June, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about its Services business in an earnings conference call.

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How to watch the second set of 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

07/30/2019, 08:07 am

The second round of Democratic debates ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections are happening 8 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

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Review: The Feiyu Tech Vlog Pocket will help you take better iPhone videos

07/29/2019, 03:07 pm

The Feiyu Vlog Pocket is a smartphone gimbal that is portable, foldable, and slightly more affordable than DJI's Osmo Mobile 2, but it is still more than capable of providing smooth video captures for your iPhone.

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MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air - Which is the better buy?

07/27/2019, 12:07 pm

A few weeks ago, Apple launched a pair of machines in direct competition with each other. Let's take a look at the differences between Apple's new entry level MacBook Air, and the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Which one should you pick up?

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Mac Pro won't get China tariff waiver, says President Trump

07/26/2019, 11:07 am

Despite a recent petition, Apple won't get any tariff exemptions for Mac Pro parts made in China, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday.

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Comparing the features of the Surface Book 2 vs 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro

07/24/2019, 12:07 pm

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is very similarly priced to the new 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro that was just released. Let's take a look at which device has the features you need in a portable, mid-range computer in our hands-on Surface Book 2 vs MacBook Pro showdown.

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Apple asks White House not to apply tariffs to Mac Pro parts

07/23/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has made a request to the Trump Administration to keep parts used in the new Mac Pro from being affected by import tariffs, a move that aims to keep the cost of the premium macOS workstation as low as possible for its release to consumers in the United States.

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Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

07/20/2019, 02:07 pm

Without an event, Apple quietly announced an updated base model 13-inch MacBook Pro that featured new quad-core processors, Touch Bar with Touch ID, T2 Security Chip, True Tone display, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Is this new $1299 laptop worth it?

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Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

07/16/2019, 05:07 pm

Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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