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Topic: USB-C

Reports of LG UltraFine 5K Display problems persist, may relate to Thunderbolt cables

02/02/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple's issues with the LG Ultrafine 5K Display may reach further than problems associated with nearby Wi-Fi routers, as users are now reporting worrying hardware troubles unrelated to networking hardware.

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Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

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Satechi USB-C Power Meter shows power usage of devices connected to MacBook ports

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

Satechi has launched its USB-C Power Meter, a device that aims to protect MacBooks from potential damage caused through unsafe cables and accessories, by providing users with accurate readings of power drawn through the connection.

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PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro

01/17/2017, 10:01 am

New third-party hardware releases make the external GPU situation for macOS both less expensive, and slightly less "hacky" to install. AppleInsider examines the PowerColor Devil Box -- so far the best way to get your MacBook Pro to Mac Pro tower GPU speeds and even give older hardware a significant boost without doling out the cash for a new computer.

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Install an inexpensive USB-C PCI-E card in a Mac Pro for full USB 3.1 data transfer speeds

01/13/2017, 11:01 pm

An inexpensive card available from Amazon allows users of Apple's Mac Pro tower with PCI-E slots to get some of the benefits of the new USB-C connector -- and faster USB 3.1 speeds. AppleInsider tells you what you need.

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Henge Docks unveils trio of Thunderbolt 3 docking stations for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pros

01/05/2017, 02:01 pm

Henge Docks has refreshed its horizontal and vertical docking stations for the new MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, and has also announced an all-new Thunderbolt 3-connected Tethered Dock product line.

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CalDigit launches Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with dual 4K support, Lite model

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

CalDigit's follow-up to the Thunderbolt Station 2 dock consists of two docks, with one aimed at providing expansion over Thunderbolt 3, while the higher-specification version intended for providing charge to MacBooks and legacy drive connections.

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LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt 3 external drives

01/04/2017, 03:01 pm

LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

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Elgato reveals Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K monitor support, legacy connections

01/04/2017, 09:01 am

At the Consumer Electronics Show, accessory manufacturer Elgato has announced its Thunderbolt 3 display, which allows users to connect a pair of 4K displays, in addition to providing some other legacy connectivity options.

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OWC's USB-C DEC docks under Apple's MacBook Pro, adds legacy ports and storage

01/03/2017, 03:01 pm

A new peripheral from OWC connects to the underside of the new MacBook Pro, and adds a series of legacy ports plus up to 4TB of flash storage.

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Kanex announces Thunderbolt 3 dock, eSATA adapter & cables for Apple's new MacBook Pro with USB-C

01/03/2017, 02:01 pm

Accessory maker Kanex on Monday announced a trio of new Thunderbolt 3-based products designed with Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup in mind, headlined by a $150 travel dock boasting HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and USB-C ports.

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Lenovo's $280 ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds full-size USB, HDMI, more to new MacBook Pro

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Lenovo this week announced the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, offering owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro a high number of legacy connectivity options, providing ports that were axed in the switch to all USB-C.

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Unboxing LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3

12/30/2016, 11:12 am

With the first preorders now arriving in the hands of customers, AppleInsider offers a closer look at LG's gorgeous 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.

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No, Apple did not switch to USB-C on its new MacBook Pros to profit from dongle & adapter sales

12/23/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple's full embrace of USB-C has led to numerous user complaints,many of which are legitimate. However, there's one common refrain that keeps cropping up: A conspiracy theory claiming Apple switched to USB-C in order to make gobs of cash from selling users new adapters, dongles and cables. There's just one problem with that narrative -- it's complete nonsense. Here's why.

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Apple extends discount on USB-C cables, monitors, hard drives, adapters, more until March 31, 2017

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.

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Review: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/26/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar embraces the future, delivering it in a super light, portable, attractive and expensive package. But are users ready to embrace that future? And does the 13-inch model have enough horsepower and connectivity? Find out in AppleInsider's full review.

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Everything you need to know about USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 12:11 pm

Apple has decisively transitioned its new MacBook Pros to use the slim, unidirectional new USB-C port first introduced on the Retina MacBook a year and a half ago. Its latest MacBook Pro machines not only supply more connectors, but also support the enhanced new USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 protocols for blazing fast wired connectivity and high resolution displays.

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Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest professional-grade notebook ever from the company. It features a high-contrast wide color Retina display, improved speakers, a larger Force Touch trackpad, versatile expansion via USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID, and it's the first device to sport the Touch Bar input row. If you're looking to buy, AppleInsider has you covered with everything you need to know in our video review.

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Apple cuts prices on USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 gear in response to MacBook Pro backlash

11/04/2016, 03:11 pm

In a surprise move, Apple on Friday cut the prices on a number of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories and peripherals, looking to assuage complaints from new or prospective MacBook Pro buyers.

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Examined: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/28/2016, 11:10 am

While everybody expected USB-C connectors on the new MacBook Pro, all four ports being Thunderbolt 3 wasn't. AppleInsider explains the differences between USB-C, USB 3.1 gen 2, and Thunderbolt 3, and examines Apple's latest implementation of the technologies.

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