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Apple special event live blog: New MacBooks on the horizon

Apple special event live blog: New MacBooks on the horizon At worst, the likes of the Mac Pro and Mac Mini get ignored for years on end — a sorry situation for desktop die-hards.A 13-inch Air, 13-inch Pro, and 15-inch Pro are all on the table, but the 11-inch Air might get dropped completely.

Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers

Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In the five years since Steve Jobs died, I’ve generally resisted the urge to compare his tenure at Apple with Tim Cook’s.The late-2013 revised Mac Pro kicked off the trend.

Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare

Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare While it’s a great idea, some problems have emerged thanks to the different types of cables that can all use the USB-C standard.0) and USB 3.

Best Windows laptops for MacBook Pro refugees

Best Windows laptops for MacBook Pro refugees Many of them are feeling neglected, judging by how many have started asking me for suggestions on Windows laptops.Possibly the first Windows laptops to truly echo the elegant design of the MacBook Pro, Dell’s XPS family has long featured solid build quality, excellent displays, and top-of-the-line performance.

Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro

Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro For the past 11 years, Apple has offered formal support for installing Windows on a Macintosh running OS X via its Boot Camp Assistant software.Multiple customers who purchased one of Apple’s new MacBook Pros are reporting that the default Boot Camp audio driver can permanently damage the system’s speakers.

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro Enter the HyperDrive — an all-in-one Kickstarter project that hopes to replicate all of the ports that are missing on the current MacBook Pro in a single product.The HyperDrive includes support for HDMI output (1080p and [email protected]), Thunderbolt 3 pass-through, USB-C, SD and microSD cards, and 2x USB 3.

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems If you can live with the restrictions Apple puts on the MacBook Pro and don’t mind the price, most reviews have suggested these are solid follow-ups, with the Touch Bar offering some interesting capabilities and long-term potential.Now that laptops are shipping in volume, however, some readers are chiming in about massive battery life problems.

Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, MacOS

Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, MacOS First, Tim Cook made several posts to an Apple employee bulletin board, detailing Apple’s thinking on thinking on both desktops and the intersection between hardware and software design.According to that investigation, Apple has made a number of strategic decisions that took emphasis away from the Mac design teams.

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.