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MacBook 2017 review: The bang for your buck gets better – Macworld

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It’s now year three of the MacBook as we know it, and it seems that after initially being a laptop without an ecosystem, and then a laptop that we’re still getting used to, the MacBook has settled into its groove. It’s established its place in Apple’s laptop line, and it’s finally gain acceptance by the consumer. But maybe you’re still a holdout. You’re out there, I know, still not convinced…

Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) review: – CNET

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Apple dusts off its veteran 27-inch iMac all-in-one, updating it just enough to bring it up to 2017 standards for speed and features, as well as to brighten its 5K display and give it the ability to simulate more colors. In practice, that means Apple incorporated 2017 versions of Intel processors and AMD graphics, added support for Bluetooth 4.2, and replaced the old Mini DisplayPort connectors with two Thunderbolt 3-capable…

How the iPad Pro and iOS 11 will finally kill the MacBook Air – Macworld

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ever since Apple added a giant screen, detachable keyboard and Bluetooth stylus to the iPad, the company has wanted us to think of it as a computer—a super computer, in fact, if you believe its advertising tagline. But while it might have had the processing power and screen real estate of a MacBook, the iPad Pro was no more a Mac than any other tablet that came before it. While…

How to solar-charge a MacBook in the UK – Macworld UK

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer is here and the days are getting longer, and hotter. But is there enough sun here in the UK to power a laptop? We decided to test out some solar-charging kit to see if it’s possible to run a MacBook entirely on the sun’s rays. Read next: Best solar chargers The solar-charging kit you’ll need Here’s the first reality shock when solar-charging gadgets and laptops: you shouldn’t just plug…

Don’t tell Apple: AirBar turns your MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop – Mashable

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spend enough time using a touchscreen — any touchscreen — and you’re sure to try using gestures on every screen you encounter, even ones without touch. I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for work, an iPad Pro at home and the iPhone in my pocket. I live in a touch world, except when I use a Mac. Apple will never make a touchscreen Mac because, as they told me…

Lenovo shows off an absurd laptop concept with a flexible screen … – The Verge

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lenovo has some wild ideas to share. At an event in New York today, the company showed off its idea of the future of personal computing with an image of a bendable laptop with a flexible display; a built-in keyboard; and even the signature ThinkPad pointing stick, or mouse nub — whatever you want to call it. With this concept, most of the interaction would happen over voice commands or…

I need the right KnowHow to fix my son’s laptop – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Back in January 2016 I bought a HP laptop for my son from Curry’s/PC World for £440. Since then I have been paying £5.50 a month for its KnowHow service agreement. When, after six months, it stopped working I took it in for repair. It came back wiped of all his schoolwork – the repair docket stated the problem was caused by a corrupted operating system. Three months later the fault…

Microsoft Surface Laptop SHOCK – Ultimate Windows 10 PC impossible to repair, say experts – Express.co.uk

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Surface Laptop costs between £979 and £2,149. It launched last week alongside the Surface Pro and Surface Studio. The Surface Laptop is a lightweight notebook that is designed to compete with the MacBook Air. According to Microsoft, “this Surface perfectly blends fabric and function, power and portability, beauty and performance. “It does all of this without compromising on the things we know are important to higher education students: battery…

Touching a MacBook Air screen isn’t such a bad experience, after all – Mashable

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spend enough time using a touchscreen — any touchscreen — and you’re sure to try using gestures on every screen you encounter, even ones without touch. I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for work, an iPad Pro at home and the iPhone in my pocket. I live in a touch world, except when I use a Mac. Apple will never make a touchscreen Mac because, as they told me…

I need the right KnowHow to fix my son’s laptop – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Back in January 2016 I bought a HP laptop for my son from Curry’s/PC World for £440. Since then I have been paying £5.50 a month for its KnowHow service agreement. When, after six months, it stopped working I took it in for repair. It came back wiped of all his schoolwork – the repair docket stated the problem was caused by a corrupted operating system. Three months later the fault…

I need the right KnowHow to fix my son’s laptop – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Back in January 2016 I bought a HP laptop for my son from Curry’s/PC World for £440. Since then I have been paying £5.50 a month for its KnowHow service agreement. When, after six months, it stopped working I took it in for repair. It came back wiped of all his schoolwork – the repair docket stated the problem was caused by a corrupted operating system. Three months later the fault…

More terrorists gaining the knowledge to build laptop bomb – CBS … – CBS News

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CBS News has learned that U.S. officials are increasingly concerned about the possibility of terrorists targeting commercial airliners. An official with knowledge of the threat says it is evolving rapidly, and more terrorists are gaining the knowledge necessary to build a laptop bomb. CBS Evening News Terror groups developing laptop bombs that can evade security, feds say U.S. intelligence officials tell CBS News that terrorist groups such as al Qaeda…

Your Macbook’s Superb Sound Sidekick | Yanko Design – Yanko Design – Form Beyond Function

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Whenever someone says “You know what this song needs…”, the answer is almost always “Some more bass” (Or Cowbell, depending on whether you’re an SNL fan). It’s true though, like I said the last time, humans love them some bass. So why would you settle for your laptop’s tinny in-built speakers? You see, Macbooks are built with rather advanced sound cards. Almost every music producer you find uses a Macbook…

Apple’s New iMac Can Display 1 Billion Colors: Will You Notice? – Live Science

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Apple announced a major update to its iMac computers last week, including a screen that can display 1 billion colors. How does that work, and are there real benefits to having such a color-filled display? Most of today’s consumer-grade displays feature 8-bit color depth, which means they are capable of outputting 256 shades of each of the three primary colors: red, green and blue. All the combinations…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Is A ‘Glue-Filled Monstrosity’, Can’t Be Repaired Without ‘Destroying It’ – Gizmodo Australia

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Image: iFixit While Microsoft’s Surface Laptop might look the goods, once you get inside the thing, well, it reveals its uglier, less repairable side. As iFixit recently discovered, if something inside the portable PC goes bang, you’ll almost certainly have to get a complete new one.

Apple’s New iMac Can Display 1 Billion Colors: Will You Notice? – Live Science

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Apple announced a major update to its iMac computers last week, including a screen that can display 1 billion colors. How does that work, and are there real benefits to having such a color-filled display? Most of today’s consumer-grade displays feature 8-bit color depth, which means they are capable of outputting 256 shades of each of the three primary colors: red, green and blue. All the combinations…

Mini-review: The 2017 MacBook could actually be your everyday … – Ars Technica

Saturday, June 17, 2017

reader comments 111 The MacBook Air has been one of Apple’s most popular, most enduring laptop designs, but that wasn’t always the case. When the first version of the laptop was released back in 2008, you had to pay too high a price for its thinness and lightness. And I’m not just talking about the literal price of the thing, either, although its $1,799 starting price was steep by any standard….