• DRM-afflicted Macs enrage users; Apple eerily silent

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 7:05 pm

    C'mon, can't you at least make some hang-wringing excuse about how the studios made you do it?
  • Letting Apple into the enterprise isn't easy

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 3:49 pm

    While Apple will likely infiltrate more corporate environments -- thanks to the enthusiasm it has generated in the consumer market and the enterprise-friendly features added to the Mac and iPhone -- that doesn't mean it will be easy. Even Mac veterans say Apple doesn't always act like other technology partners and that doing what it takes to mix Apple into the environment takes time and research
  • Review

    Apple takes the MacBook upscale

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 4:15 pm

    If you're looking for a MacBook -- in fact, if you're considering a small to midsize laptop of any kind or operating system -- you really owe it to yourself to look the new MacBook lineup over before deciding.
  • Apple's new MacBook is a stealth business notebook

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 11:35 am

    The new MacBook will make the most significant inroads into the enterprise market of any Apple product, probably ever. It comes down to price/performance, price point, design focus, durability, suitability to task and market timing.
  • Review

    Battery tests: The new MacBook and MacBook Pro

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:51 am

    Battery life is a key aspect of a laptop, especially to travelers who don't have easy access to a power outlet. Here's how the MacBook and MacBook Pro performed.
  • Latest insane rumor: Cellular carrier-subsidized MacBooks?

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 2:46 am

    Financial analysts have a pretty poor record when it comes to predicting Apple's product moves -- but that doesn't stop people from listening to them.
  • New MacBooks: What Apple got right & what we want

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 9:47 pm

    Apple's new MacBooks are finally here, and the upgrades they feature are more than modest. The new Apple laptops sport slimmer designs, brighter and more power-efficient LED-backlit screens, new graphics systems, buttonless trackpads, and more. But as cool as the updates are, Apple has not achieved MacBook perfection. Here's a look at what Apple got right and what I would have liked to see.
  • FireWire's MacBook absence a fatal flaw?

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    As our first look at Apple's new laptops suggests, there's plenty to talk about with the new laptops introduced this week. But it's what's not there in the revamped MacBook product line that has people talking--yelling in some cases. And that's Apple's as-of-yet unexplained decision to drop FireWire connectivity from its consumer-focused laptops. Some users are saying point-blank that they're not going to order the new hardware without FireWire.
  • Apple's MacBook -- The case of the new machine

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 3:16 pm

    Whenever Apple Inc. releases newly designed products -- meaning hardware offering more than just a speed bump -- the greater question is, "What does it mean?" That is, are the new features mere anomalies, or are they something truly new that will set the shape, material and design of the future?
  • More MacBook gripes: Save FireWire!

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Is Apple leading in its bid to ditch FireWire connections from its low-end laptops -- or is it just getting out of the way of the USB 2.0 stampede?
  • Apple updates migration tools for Air

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Apple has introduced a new version of its Migration and DVD/CD Sharing Update software.
  • Top 10s

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 9:46 am

    10 brilliant gadgets; 10 MacBook secrets; 10 ways to waste your time
  • Apple users rage over missing FireWire

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 3:06 pm

    Apple customers unhappy that the company dropped FireWire from its newest notebooks are venting their frustrations on the company's support forum in several hundred messages.
  • Why do pundits want to be Steve Jobs so badly?

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 12:24 pm

    I know that pundits are paid to tell companies they don't work for what to do; but when it comes to Apple, it seems to get personal.
  • Apple announces cheaper MacBook, but no netbook

    Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Apple has launched an all-new MacBook which "eliminates more than 60 percent of the parts, and it's much stronger," according to CEO Steve Jobs.
  • Apple missed the boat with "cheap" laptop

    Posted October 15, 2008 - 10:27 am

    The rumors of the $800 MacBook were just that; rumors. Apple released their lineup, with the bottom end at $999, just barely putting it in the sub-$1,000 game. Affordable for those of us on a budget?
  • Apple's sort-of cheap laptop event: I told you so

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 2:45 pm

    Apple laptops got faster -- and they also made the Mac design world a little more coherent.
  • Will the next MacBooks be better gaming systems?

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 9:35 am

    Now that Apple has announced plans to hold a special notebook event on Oct. 14, I'm desperately hoping for a new crop of MacBooks that have better video capabilities than the current run does.
  • Will Apple break the $1000 notebook barrier?

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 10:05 am

    There's a reason more people buy Windows PCs than Apples. It doesn't have anything to do with technology, security, or perceived superiority. It's just cheaper. And Apple's long-standing strategy of charging a lot more and creating a "cool" image to support the high price isn't going to cut it during the recession.
  • Apple Macbook rumors on the brink of madness

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 9:52 pm

    In the absence of hard data, Mac fans turn to rumors, and rumor of rumors, and silly graphics that feed more rumors. When will the Macbooks actually arrive, and put an end to the insanity?
  • After the Core 2 Duo, what's next for Apple laptops?

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:53 am

    It's always a bit of a delicate dance, running the laptop division at a computer company -- certainly at one that's as vertically integrated as Apple, and certainly when the next generation of the company's popular MacBook and MacBook Pro lines are being prepped for release. You want to make a powerful, full-featured laptop, but not one that obviates your company's desktops.
  • Keeping MacBooks snug at security

    Posted August 24, 2008 - 8:34 pm

    Apple's laptops have had some interesting encounters at airport security checkpoints. The wafer-thin design of the MacBook Air befuddled one security officer earlier this year in the U.S., who asked to give some "special attention" to the "fine piece of machinery," according to Bob, who blogs for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). After inspection, the laptop was returned to the owner.

  • New iPod Touch and MacBooks coming soon, analysts say

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    Apple is likely to announce a redesigned iPod Touch and slimmer MacBooks at an event in September, analysts said on Monday.
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