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What’s next for Apple: WWDC, iPad Pro, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, original content & more – 9 to 5 Mac

Monday, April 17, 2017

What new product announcements might Apple have in store for its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June? Last week we were talking iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. This week we get into the hardware possibilities for the event, including the products the company currently has in the works and others due for an update. The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac iPad Pro (& Apple Pencil…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – CNNMoney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – Apr. 17 … – CNNMoney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget

Monday, April 17, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

The MacBook Suddenly Mediocre? – Forbes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Credit: Apple The 12-inch MacBook. Best ultraportable I’ve used. Is the MacBook suddenly an also-ran? That’s what Laptop Magazine contends in its Apple: 2017 Brand Report Card, as widely covered this past week. (See: “Apple: Laptop Mag Responds” at Seeking Alpha.) In that report card, Apple dropped from 1st to 5th place. That is, it sank below the likes of Asus and is tied with Acer. Apple’s Main Weaknesses Value and…

Ode to a Dead iMac – Lifehacker

Friday, April 14, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I had to lay my eight year old iMac to rest. After years of faithful service, it had finally died beyond repair. I do not like shopping for new computers, nor do I like spending money on them. To me, buying a new computer is as exciting as buying a new dryer. Advertisement Take a second to think back to 2009. President Obama was still…

The new MacBook Pro has a shiny new problem – BGR

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has had to endure plenty of criticism since its introduction. Some people complained about the lack of ports, others wanted more RAM and better graphics. Then there was the battery life controversy, and some users experienced some screen issues — both of those were fixed. Now, new reports from MacBook Pro buyers say there’s one other issue to deal with: A popping sound coming from the computer. Users…

MacBook Pro owners complain about a mysterious ‘popping’ sound – TNW

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A growing number of Apple users are reportedly hearing an unusual popping sound coming from their MacBook Pro laptops – and nobody seems to know why. Numerous annoyed customers took to the Apple support discussion board, as well as other forums, to complain about the popping noise, as spotted by 9to5Mac. According to complaints, the issue mostly pertains to the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro model. “We’re hunting for awesome startups” Run an early-stage…

MacBook Pro owners complain about a mysterious ‘popping’ sound – TNW

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A growing number of Apple users are reportedly hearing an unusual popping sound coming from their MacBook Pro laptops – and nobody seems to know why. Numerous annoyed customers took to the Apple support discussion board, as well as other forums, to complain about the popping noise, as spotted by 9to5Mac. According to complaints, the issue mostly pertains to the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro model. “This event was off the charts” Gary Vaynerchuk…

Growing number of 15″ MacBook Pro users report ‘popping’ sound coming from their laptop – 9 to 5 Mac

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has been met with a wide array of responses since it was unveiled last fall. Now, a growing number of users are reporting that they hear a strange “popping” noise coming from their MacBook Pro. Reports of the issue have started picking up steam on Apple’s own support website, as well as other forums… Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 Case Users explain that the sound is a…

Apple Loses Out As Consumers Reject New MacBook Pro – Forbes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All is not well with Apple in the world of desktop and portable computers. The annual survey by Laptop Mag has given Apple the top spot every year as the best laptop brand since 2010. Except this year. For its 2017 survey, Apple has plummeted down the charts to fifth place alongside Acer but behind Lenovo, Asus, Dell and HP. From Laptop Mag’s editors: To pick the winners, losers and…

Wish list: What I’d like to see in a new iMac – Macworld

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When Apple met with select members of the media to talk about the Mac Pro, Apple VPs also mentioned that the company plans to update the iMac this year. The gap between updates for the iMac isn’t as long as the Mac Pro, but it’s been a while. The current iMac was released in October of 2015, well past the yearly updates Apple used to issue. So the iMac is…

Apple’s MacBook Trouble is a Cautionary Tale – Barron’s

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apple might want to pay attention to how its products have performed in some recent rankings — especially ahead of its next iPhone launch. Just a few days after Microsoft’s Surface beat out the iPad in J.D. Power’s tablet customer satisfaction survey, Apple’s MacBook line tied for fifth place in Laptop Mag’s annual rankings of laptop brands. The Macbook had occupied the top spot since Laptop Mag started its rankings…

2017 iMac latest rumours – release date and specifications – PC Advisor

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Now that Intel has launched its Kaby Lake processors (rumoured to be the most likely choice of processor in upcoming Apple iMacs) and AMD has released its new Ryzen 7 chips (the outside bet as the more power-efficient of the two), the countdown is on for new iMacs to launch in the UK. But apparently for everyone except Apple. Also see: New MacBook Pro  On 21 March 2017 the Apple Store went down…

Imagining a new Mac Pro, the “iMac Pro,” and the future of Apple’s desktops – Ars Technica

Monday, April 10, 2017

reader comments 133 Last week, Apple did something it never does—it spoke to journalists and pundits on the record about a product that was so far from being released that the company didn’t even have prototypes to show off. That’s the state of the Mac desktop right now. After the October 2016 product came and went with no mention of the rumored desktops, complaints and anxiety about the state of Apple’s…

Lenovo Tops Laptop Mag’s Annual Brand Rankings, Apple Falls to 5th Place – Yahoo Finance

Monday, April 10, 2017

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a major industry shake-up, Apple is no longer the leading laptop brand. After dominating Laptop Mag’s Best and Worst Brands for seven years in a row, the MacBook-maker dropped to fifth place this year. Lenovo took first place in Laptop Mag’s special report, followed by Asus, Dell and HP. Each year since 2010, Laptop Mag, part of Purch’s tech brand portfolio, has…

Lenovo Tops Laptop Mag’s Annual Brand Rankings, Apple Falls to 5th Place – Yahoo Finance

Monday, April 10, 2017

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a major industry shake-up, Apple is no longer the leading laptop brand. After dominating Laptop Mag’s Best and Worst Brands for seven years in a row, the MacBook-maker dropped to fifth place this year. Lenovo took first place in Laptop Mag’s special report, followed by Asus, Dell and HP. Each year since 2010, Laptop Mag, part of Purch’s tech brand portfolio, has…

MacBook Pro 15 (2016) With AMD Radeon Pro Vs. Dell XPS 15 … – Forbes

Monday, April 10, 2017

Credit: Brooke Crothers MacBook Pro 15 Late 2016 (L) and Dell XPS 15 early 2017. (Credit: Brooke Crothers) The latest AMD Radeon Pro GPU is a good fit for the slimmer MacBook Pro. But how does it stack up? I asked two longtime reviewers. Apple states in the MacBook Pro late 2016 press release that the new MBP 15 “features powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics delivering up to 2.3 times…

The best deals on Apple’s MacBook Pro, Amazon’s Fire tablet, and more – The Verge

Monday, April 10, 2017

While Apple this week released its new iPad and talked about its upcoming plans for an iMac Pro, let’s not forget its other productivity machine got a refresh not too long ago. The MacBook Pro — with and without the Touch Bar — is Apple’s flagship laptop, and right now it’s available at up to $250 off. If you’re more in the market for tablets — and you happen to…