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Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend

Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend Now, Consumer Reports has refused to recommend the MacBook Pro for the first time ever.According to CR, laptop battery life “varied dramatically from one trial to another.

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low In the years after it converted to x86 and launched the first Core 2 Duo Macs and Mac Pros, Apple enjoyed increased market share and better Mac business performance.Even after the iPhone and iPad had dwarfed Macintosh sales, it remained a potent additional income stream and Mac market share grew throughout the Great Recession and the decline of the PC market.

Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests Last month, Consumer Reports declared it would not recommend the new MacBook Pro, on account of its poor and highly erratic battery life.It turns out Consumer Reports’ battery life tests were being impacted by a Safari bug, as we had hypothesized was the case.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.At present, all Kaby Lake chips are listed as supporting some combination of DDR4, LPDDR3, and DDR3L, with no mention of LPDDR4.

So much for peak iPhone: Apple's smartphone just had its best quarter yet

So much for peak iPhone: Apple's smartphone just had its best quarter yet For the last three quarters, iPhone shipments were on a decline.This time around Apple proved that it's still a tech giant worth owning.

MacBook Pro line could get Kaby Lake refresh in 2017

MacBook Pro line could get Kaby Lake refresh in 2017 Some recent notebooks releases, such as Microsoft’s Surface Book with Performance Base and Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro refresh, skipped Intel’s seventh-generation, or Kaby Lake, processors.Some industrious folks did just that and found some indications of new MacBook Pro machines, as MacRumors reports.

Apple's latest MacBook Pro is the first one we can't recommend. Here's why

Apple's latest MacBook Pro is the first one we can't recommend. Here's why One look at the new MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar is all you need to know it’s a Mac.As before, the MacBook Pro 13 features an all-unibody design lacking any visible seams aside from those on the bottom.

The MacBook Pro’s battery life is better, but it’s still not the best

The MacBook Pro’s battery life is better, but it’s still not the best 9 watt-hour battery, but the new MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar has a much smaller 49.Consumer Reports confirmed the fix did extend life, and gave the MacBook Pro line a recommendation afterwards.

Thicker or thinner: 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 vs. 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro

Thicker or thinner: 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 vs. 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro The introduction of the 2016 MacBook Pro was met with a fair amount of criticism, not to mention excitement over the introduction of the Apple’s OLED Touch Bar.The new MacBook Pros are thinner than ever, and, in turn, give up legacy ports, opt for a second-gen keyboard, and house smaller batteries.

Apple’s new MacBook Pro has an ultrathin keyboard that’s giving some users fits

Apple’s new MacBook Pro has an ultrathin keyboard that’s giving some users fits When Apple designed the 2016 MacBook Pro, it made the new machines thinner than ever.Apparently, the new keyboard is causing some real problems for users, and not only in terms of what it feels like when typing, as MacRumors reports.

Chrome 58 Canary update adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

Chrome 58 Canary update adds MacBook Pro Touch Bar support An upcoming browser update, Chrome 58, looks likely to include support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, as a recent Canary release has that functionality included.When Apple debuted the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, many people weren’t convinced it was a worthwhile feature.

Apple extends program to fix damaged displays on 12-inch Retina MacBooks

Apple extends program to fix damaged displays on 12-inch Retina MacBooks The company isn’t alone, of course — computer problems are a constant theme among users and those who support them.Its recent decision to extend a program to fix problems with 12-inch Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro displays is a demonstration of why Apple’s reputation is so strong, MacRumors reports.

Intel Security releases MacBook scanner for CIA Vault 7 rootkits

Intel Security releases MacBook scanner for CIA Vault 7 rootkits We’re just a few days removed from the WikiLeaks publication, Vault 7, that outlined many of the supposed hacking tools at the disposal of the CIA.According to the tranche of documents, the CIA had developed an EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) rootkit for MacBooks.

The DART-C is the Minimalist Travel Charger You've Always Wanted

The DART-C is the Minimalist Travel Charger You've Always Wanted We have no idea if the DART-C is actually the world’s smallest USB-C laptop charger, but we’re pretty sure it’s the world’s best travel charger.The DART-C is a compact 65W laptop charger with a 6ft cable and in-line 2.

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms.The “Dark Matter” documents describe how the CIA has sought to crack Apple’s products, including the MacBook and iPhone.

Save some cash with a refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Save some cash with a refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar One thing that didn’t change is the premium nature of the MacBook Pro line, including in terms of pricing.If the $2,399 starting price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a little salty for you, then you may have another option that could make things a little more affordable.

Dell’s XPS 15 vs Apple’s MacBook Pro 15, which premium laptop is the best on the market?

Dell’s XPS 15 vs Apple’s MacBook Pro 15, which premium laptop is the best on the market? More: The best laptop you can buy The Dell XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15 are natural rivals.The XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15 are the perfect size for mobile workstations.

Night Shift is now available on your Mac so you can finally get some damn sleep

Night Shift is now available on your Mac so you can finally get some damn sleep Thankfully, Night Shift is here to save the day (er, night).This in turn makes it harder to fall asleep at night once that laptop is eventually put away.