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10 years on, Apple's risky move to Intel Macs is one of its biggest successes

10 years on, Apple's risky move to Intel Macs is one of its biggest successes Adobe didn’t release a version of Creative Suite that worked on the Intel Mac until 2007.When the iPhone was announced in January 2007, the Intel transition had only been complete for a few months.

Another sign Apple is nixing the iPhone 7’s headphone jack: Cirrus Logic releases Lightning kit

Another sign Apple is nixing the iPhone 7’s headphone jack: Cirrus Logic releases Lightning kit 5mm headphone jack from its next-generation iPhone.Those rumors got another boost yesterday when Cirrus Logic unveiled its new MFi Headset Development Kit.

Here’s how to get the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas

Here’s how to get the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas After getting our first look at iOS 10 and macOS Sierra at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, we’ve been eager to get our hands on Apple’s latest operating systems.For your iOS device, plug into either a Windows PC or a Mac, and press the “Back Up Now” button in iTunes.

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple will refresh its entire MacBook Pro line this fall, with a new design and a number of new features.Some systems will reportedly offer GPUs based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, while the lower-cost models will use Intel’s integrated graphics.

Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks — but is this the best option?

Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks — but is this the best option? Neither option is appealing at their respective price points if you care about GPU performance.Now, a new Kickstarter project aims to bring additional flexibility to Macs via an external GPU chassis.

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation Not every engineer will make the same compromises, but there are a few laptops that stand out for use by engineers, depending on their specific needs.This year we’ve also included a couple options aimed a little more towards Engineering students — who are usually on a more limited budget, and may also need something smaller and lighter.

Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together Now, there’s talk that Apple might switch back to Nvidia.As for the proverbial feather in Nvidia’s cap, Apple occupies a weird spot in the overall PC market.

New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 The new machines reportedly feature some significant new technologies, but at least one product — the 11-inch MacBook Air — is reportedly going away, its niche filled by the 12-inch, single-port MacBook.The rumors from Japanese site Mac Otakara suggest a pair of new MacBook Pros at 13-inch and 15-inch, and a new, 13-inch MacBook Air.

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.