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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

05/20/2019, 04:05 pm

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

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Transcend ships Mac-ready ESD350C portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

05/20/2019, 08:05 am

Memory specialist Transcend has launched the ESD350C, a Mac-compatible portable SSD with USB-C, most significantly able to operate at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

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Review: 5.11's AMP24 backpack can take your Mac or iPad into the brush

05/17/2019, 03:05 pm

5.11's AMP24 backpack is more concentrated on outdoor adventures -- or even combat -- than on carrying MacBooks and iPads to the office, but it could also be the last one you ever need.

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Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

05/17/2019, 10:05 am

In a slightly unusual move Apple has launched a new U.K.-only promo page, "Behind the Mac," selling people on Macs for all stages of music production.

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Hands on: Creative's desktop soundbar, the Sound BlasterX Katana

05/15/2019, 03:05 pm

We're checking out some of the higher-end desktop speakers suitable for Macs, beginning with Creative's soundbar/subwoofer combo, the Sound BlasterX Katana.

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Use your Lightning headphones on your Mac or iPad Pro with Anker's new USB-C adapter

05/15/2019, 10:05 am

Accessory maker Anker has launched a USB-C to Lightning audio adapter, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to use their Lightning headphones with any USB-C device.

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OWC launches Aura N internal upgrade SSDs for Macs

05/14/2019, 04:05 pm

Storage and peripheral maker OWC on Tuesday introduced a new Aura N line of internal SSDs, meant specifically for upgrading compatible Macs.

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Apple Pay funding for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, & iCloud purchases expands to new countries

05/14/2019, 02:05 pm

People in select countries can now assign Apple Pay as a payment method for iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books, and iCloud storage.

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Apple chargers and cases subject to US tariff increase

05/13/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple's chargers and iPhone and iPad cases have so far been subject to tariffs on Chinese imports without affecting U.S. buyers, but that could be about to change.

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Comparing Apple's iPhone XR versus Google's Pixel 3a XL

05/12/2019, 11:05 am

Google I/O 2019 saw Google introduce a pair of mid-range Android-based smartphones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. We wanted to compare it to Apple's more affordable iPhone XR, and see how well Google's newest mid-range device can compete with Apple's iPhone XR.

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Apple may show modular Mac Pro, new external 6K Pro display at WWDC 2019

05/06/2019, 11:05 am

Beyond new software, Apple may reportedly use this June's WWDC 2019 to showcase a promised modular Mac Pro and a new standalone monitor.

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Review: Creative's Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers shoot above their $30 pricepoint [u]

04/29/2019, 03:04 pm

Creative's Pebble Plus speakers won't floor you, but they don't have to - they're just some of the best budget 2.1 speakers you can buy. [Updated with last-minute price change]

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Hands on: 5.11's rugged, Mac- & iPad-capable AMP24 backpack

04/26/2019, 02:04 pm

Many backpacks are roomy enough to carry MacBooks and iPads, but if you're looking for something tougher we recently stumbled across 5.11's lineup, including the AMP24.

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Hands on: Creative's budget 2.1 speakers, the Pebble Plus

04/25/2019, 02:04 pm

Creative's latest speaker system, the Pebble Plus, is meant to bring 2.1-channel audio to any Mac or Windows PC at an insanely low cost.

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Apple retains leads in laptop technical support, but gap is narrowing

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

Apple has claimed the top spot on Laptop Magazine's 2019 customer service ratings, scoring 91 out of 100 based on a mix of phone and online performance.

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MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboard repairs 'prioritized' for in-store next-day service

04/23/2019, 01:04 pm

Owners of the MacBook and MacBook Pro may find their keyboard repairs are quicker to complete than usual, with Apple Stores instructed to perform the repair at the in-store Genius Bar, rather than dispatching the notebooks out to an off-site repair shop.

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Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro

04/19/2019, 12:04 pm

There are endless options when it comes to external storage, but getting the right one for you can be a tough task. If you're looking for a quick, on-the-go SSD, the G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD may be perfectly suited.

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2018 MacBook Air Retina display spec changed to 400 nits, but hardware is unchanged

04/16/2019, 12:04 pm

Apple has made a quiet change to the MacBook Air's specifications on its website, with an update to the Apple website revealing the 13-inch Retina-equipped model's panel has changed from 300 nits of brightness to 400 nits.

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OWC ships Aura Pro X2 SSDs for upgrading select Macs

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

OWC on Tuesday launched several Aura Pro X2 SSD drives and upgrade kits, meant to enhance speed and capacity on a select range of older Macs.

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New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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