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You know what they say: you come for the iPad Mini, but you stay for the Retina MacBook Pro (or something like that). At today's iPad Mini event in San Jose, Apple pulled back the curtain on a new (smaller) version of its sexiest Mac.  Read More

Retina MacBook Pro: a Gold standard product? (Photo: Francis Bourgouin)

The Gold certification of Apple's Retina MacBook Pro by EPEAT has been labeled "a clear case of greenwashing" by ifixit's Kyle Wiens. Gold is the highest rating of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which is used by the federal government (among others) to inform more environmentally-friendly procurement. Wiens says the decision is evidence that the "EPEAT standard has been watered down to an alarming degree."  Read More

The Modbook Pro is set to bring Mac OS X Mountain Lion to tablets

The Modbook Pro is not your average tablet - powered by Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and controlled via a Wacom stylus, it is one of the most powerful tablet computers to launch this year. It starts life as an Apple MacBook Pro, which is then transplanted into a tablet casing, and given full stylus support. The end result is a high performance tablet featuring the flexibility and precision of stylus-based control.  Read More

Apple has unveiled its latest MacBook Pro

Apple has announced the next generation of the MacBook Pro. The new machine packs a 15.4 inch "Retina display" which promises improved viewing angles, reduced glare, and a resolution of 2880 x 1800: four times greater than the previous MacBook Pro. Along with the impressive new display, the latest MacBook Pros come with new performance options, such as NVIDIA's Kepler GT650m graphics card, and refreshed Intel quad core i7 processor. Apple has also announced that these new MacBook Pros are available starting today, and will sell for US$2,199 for the base model.  Read More

W1PPS is a product for the MacBook Pro, that combines multiple peripheral plugs and cords ...

If you use a MacBook Pro as your regular desktop computer, but also frequently take it out and about, you may find yourself getting annoyed at having to repeatedly disconnect and then reconnect all of its peripheral devices. Additionally, because the laptop’s input/output ports are located along its side, all those sideways-protruding cables can end up adding to the clutter on your desk. That’s why Wisconsin-based tech company Veritas Forge is developing W1PPS (pronounced “whips”) – it contains all of your plugs and cords in one MacBook Pro-matched device.  Read More

Apple's current line-up of Macbook Airs, the lightweight form of which the next MacBook Pr...

"They're all going to look like MacBook Airs." This is the message from Apple Insider's source - reportedly familiar with the design of the forthcoming MacBook Pro - as to the form that the forthcoming premium Apple notebooks will take.  Read More

The PlugBug piggybacks on a MacBook adapter to provide a USB charge port for an iDevice

The nature of the Apple ecosystem means that many MacBook owners will also carry around an iPhone or iPad - or both. To cut down on the clutter of white Apple chargers vying for an electrical outlet in this situation, TwelveSouth has released its PlugBug accessory that piggybacks on a standard MacBook power adapter to provide an additional USB charge port to charge an aforementioned iDevice and a MacBook at the same time.  Read More

Four new Thunderbolt-equipped RAID storage solutions from Promise and a proprietary Thunde...

Although LaCie was quick to follow Apple's unveiling of Thunderbolt in February with a new HDD supporting the technology, there have been few ripples in the new I/O pond since. Now, after a brief false start, some new Thunderbolt-equipped RAID storage systems from Promise and a Thunderbolt cable from Apple have appeared in the Apple store.  Read More

16GB OWC Memory Upgrade for MacBook Pro

Anyone in the market for one of Apple's new Thunderbolt-equipped 2011 MacBook Pros would be forgiven for thinking the machines only support up to 8GB (2 x 4GB) of RAM since that's what's listed on the tech specs and is the maximum build-to-order option available through Apple. However online store OWC says the new 2011 MacBook Pro models can actually support up to 16GB (2 x 8GB) and is selling the 8GB sticks you'll need to make it happen. The only catch is the price, which is more than the asking price for either of the two 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro models currently available.  Read More

Thunderbolt

I've had plenty to say about Apple's bizarre, pro user-hostile MacBook Pro I/O roadmap over the years - like the shock removal of FireWire 400 in late 2008 and the removal of ExpressCard from the 15" in 2009 - so it's incredibly refreshing to write about the inclusion of Thunderbolt, a decidedly "Pro" I/O interface with seemingly no downside, in the latest refresh.  Read More

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