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Topic: Current Hardware

Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

02/14/2019, 11:02 am

Apple's macOS Mojave is a great software update for most users. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why.

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White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

02/14/2019, 10:02 am

Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of a Mac.

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Glyph intros Thunderbolt 3 Dock with NVMe SSD support, SD card slot

02/13/2019, 01:02 pm

Glyph has launched a self-named Thunderbolt 3 Dock, its key selling point being compatibility with NVMe SSDs for fast data storage and transfer.

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Apple's self-driving cars disengage from autonomous mode about once per mile, highest rate in California

02/12/2019, 09:02 pm

Fresh statistics from California's Department of Motor Vehicles reveals Apple's self-driving car testbed as the worst performing system on the road in terms of disengagements, or instances when the vehicle is forced to exit autonomous mode and return control to a human pilot.

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Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives it a run for its money. AppleInsider details two high-end options for the iMac 5K and Mac mini, and compares them head-to-head.

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AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook supply chain partners expecting mixed fortunes from 2019 lineup

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.

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Comparing the 2018 MacBook Air with the less-expensive 2017 model

02/09/2019, 11:02 am

The 2018 MacBook Air refresh is packed with potential, but is it worth buying it versus the prior generation? AppleInsider talks about which version is the better option for your money.

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There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data

02/08/2019, 02:02 pm

Once again, social media is ablaze with accusations that Roger Stone and the San Bernardino shooters are being treated differently by Apple in regards to iCloud data -- but in the real world, there is no difference between how the iCloud data turnover was handled by Apple. AppleInsider breaks it down.

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The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card may offer considerable performance, but at launch it isn't able to be used on either a PCI-E Mac or in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, as a driver that allows the card to work in macOS is still under development.

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Apple's T2 proving troublesome for some professional audio interface users

02/07/2019, 09:02 am

Macs equipped with Apple's T2 coprocessor are causing serious problems for some people using Thunderbolt and USB professional audio interfaces, whether for sound or video work.

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LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10

02/04/2019, 02:02 pm

LG on Monday unveiled the 32UL750-W, a 31.5-inch, 4K LCD monitor with a variety of additional perks, such as USB-C for video and power on connected Macs.

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Macintosh-launching '1984' Super Bowl advertisement pitch deck surfaces

02/04/2019, 11:02 am

A newly-published storyboard reveals the imagery used to pitch Apple on what would ultimately become its "1984" Super Bowl ad, teasing the launch of the Macintosh.

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How to give your 2012 or 2014 Mac mini a performance boost by replacing the hard drive with an SSD

01/31/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple's refresh to the Mac mini may have caused some owners of earlier generations to be envious of the performance compared to their existing Mac. One potential upgrade to give the older models a speed boost is to switch out the mechanical hard drive for an SSD, a task that isn't as hard to do as people may think.

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Sonnet launches new four-port USB-C PCI-e expansion card for Mac Pro tower

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Sonnet on Wednesday rolled out two adapter cards, the Allegro USB-C 4-Port PCIe and the Allegro Pro USB 3.1 PCIe, both of which can add powered USB ports to any computer with a PCIe slot, or even Thunderbolt Macs when used in a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe enclosure.

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Apple's Q1 figures show precipitous 26.7 percent revenue drop in China

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday detailed what CEO Tim Cook only hinted at earlier this month, acknowledging a 26.7 percent drop in its December-quarter Chinese revenues.

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OWC ships second-gen ThunderBlade SSD supporting Thunderbolt 3 daisy chains

01/29/2019, 12:01 pm

OWC on Tuesday released an updated version of its ThunderBlade external SSD, equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining and in some cases a speed boost.

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A custom screw was the bottleneck in US Mac Pro production

01/28/2019, 08:01 am

A custom screw easily sourced in China held up the Mac Pro build process in Texas, with the tale highlighting one of the problems Apple faces if it moves iPhone and Mac assembly back to America.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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MacBook Pro 'stage lighting' problem caused by tearing of thin cable integrated into display

01/22/2019, 01:01 pm

Repair advocate iFixit suggests that all of Apple's Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros may be vulnerable to fatigue failure of a thin flex-cable connecting the motherboard to the display.

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