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Intel promises 10nm chips still coming, despite being years late

09/28/2018, 01:09 pm

An open letter from the interim CEO of Intel advises some progress is being made for its 10-nanometer processors, but volume production of chips using the process will still wait until 2019, alongside a notice of $1 billion in 14-nanometer production investments and a warning it will also be prioritizing production of high-performance chips over processors for entry-level devices.

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Another working Apple I nabs $375,000 in auction

09/25/2018, 09:09 pm

A rare, working Apple I logic board hit the auction block on Tuesday and ultimately sold for $375,000, far above its original 1976 asking price of $666.66.

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Review: Apple's new macOS Mojave polishes the Mac for iOS users

09/24/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple's new macOS Mojave manages to be fresh and new without feeling unfamiliar. It's a significant, ambitious release we'd recommend for any Mac user with the Metal-capable hardware required to run it. However, as with all major updates, users of any professional or specialized third party apps or utilities should verify their compatibility with the new OS before upgrading.

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Tested: MacBook Pro Fortnite gaming with a $1500 AMD WX 9100 eGPU

08/30/2018, 11:08 am

AMD's Radeon Pro WX 9100 is billed as a workstation graphics card, but how does it perform as a gaming GPU for Mac? We pair the WX 9100 with Sonnet's GFX Breakaway Box to find out.

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Hands on: PlugBug Duo attaches to MacBook Pro charger, gives travelers two USB charging ports

08/23/2018, 10:08 am

Twelve South today has updated their handy PlugBug world with an additional USB port, making it even more useful for powering all your gear on the go.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 8

08/22/2018, 11:08 am

The eighth beta of macOS Mojave was released on Monday and while we are close to release, it seems we could still stand to see a few more performance improvements ahead of the full release.

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Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 02:08 pm

Back to My Mac will be no more once macOS Mojave is released this fall. Apple on Tuesday made the discontinuation official by notifying customers of the removal, and sharing a support document outlining the changes.

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Crime blotter: actress Sean Young accused of Mac theft, California Apple Store thefts multiply, more [u]

08/19/2018, 08:08 am

Authorities in California are hoping to finally catch the thieves who they say are responsible for this summer's series of Apple Store robberies throughout California. That and more in this week's Apple crime blotter.

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Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

08/15/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

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Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

08/12/2018, 01:08 pm

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

08/09/2018, 09:08 pm

Researchers at the Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas intend to demonstrate an exploit in Apple's enterprise tools that lets well-equipped hackers compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, though the bug has already been patched in the latest macOS High Sierra update.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

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Add these Mac accessories to your back-to-school shopping list

08/06/2018, 01:08 pm

So you're getting ready to head back to school, perhaps with a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. You may want to add a few accessories to get the most out of your device. AppleInsider has rounded up the best accessories for your Mac to make returning to school even better.

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Hands on: If you ever wanted a giant leather mousepad, Nomad's got just the thing

08/02/2018, 09:08 am

This oversized mousepad and working surface from Nomad is crafted from genuine Horween leather to complement any workspace -- and AppleInsider has one.

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Comparing the base model 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar versus Apple's base 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Choosing between the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is harder than it's ever been before, now that the 13-inch Touch Bar version packs a powerful quad-core processor. AppleInsider highlights all of the differences and runs a set of performance benchmarks to help you decide which one is right for you.

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Apple could use Kaby Lake processors in 2018 MacBook Air refresh

07/30/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple could use 8th-generation Kaby Lake processors in mid-range MacBook or MacBook Air models later this year, a Taiwanese report claims, with Apple thought to be using the more established processors from last year instead of newer variants due to implementation issues.

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Review: The 2018 i7 15-inch MacBook Pro is much more than a spec bump

07/28/2018, 10:07 am

Looking at the outside of the computer, it is very easy to think that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor is unchanged from last year's model. However, there are a surprising amount of improvements beyond just a new and powerful processor that Apple users have been looking for.

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Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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