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Lenovo’s new Yoga 920 laptop has far-field microphones so you can shout at Cortana – The Verge

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has been in Windows 10 laptops for a couple of years now, usually accessible via the search box on the Windows desktop and, in some cases, via a dedicated physical button. Lenovo is taking that a step further by turning its top-of-the-line Yoga laptop into what is, essentially, a home assistant. The new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced today at the IFA trade show in Berlin, has…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

A Tricky Problem For The New MacBook Hardware – Forbes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many people believe that with the upcoming iPhone launch, Apple is all set to change the world once more. It’s a refrain about Apple that many are happy to repeat, but that’s not always the case. To take one example, look at the latest Mac hardware. If Apple is genuinely about promoting new technology and ways of working with its hardware then it needs to address the growing adoption problem…

Want to save on a 2017 iMac? Apple is now selling refurbished editions – TechRadar

Thursday, August 31, 2017

For over a year, Apple’s refurbishing initiative has allowed buyers to grab like-new products such as iPhones and MacBooks for a slight discount, directly from the tech giant itself. Now, Apple has added the 2017 iMac — released in June — to the list of refurbished electronics it sells, giving potential Mac owners a shot at a still-current iMac without having to pay full price. The refurbished 2017 iMacs currently…

Tim Cook’s Tricky Problem Over New MacBook Hardware – Forbes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many people believe that with the upcoming iPhone launch, Apple is all set to change the world once more. It’s a refrain about Apple that many are happy to repeat, but that’s not always the case. To take one example, look at the latest Mac hardware. If Apple is genuinely promoting new technology and ways of working with its hardware then it needs to address the growing adoption problem of…

How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism’s Librem Laptop – Gizmodo

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Image: Dell Cameron/Gizmodo Concerns over online privacy and security are increasingly changing the way consumers spend their money and behave online. According to a Pew Research study conducted one year ago, 86 percent of internet users have now taken at least some steps to conceal their digital footprints, though many say they would like to do more, if only they knew how. Price $1400 What is it? A laptop that…

How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism’s Librem Laptop – Gizmodo

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Image: Dell Cameron/Gizmodo Concerns over online privacy and security are increasingly changing the way consumers spend their money and behave online. According to a Pew Research study conducted one year ago, 86 percent of internet users have now taken at least some steps to conceal their digital footprints, though many say they would like to do more, if only they knew how. Price $1400 What is it? A laptop that…

Intel’s 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for the iMac Pro – Engadget

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

After the 18-core model, you’re looking at Xeon Ws with 14, 10, 8 and fewer cores. The top-of-the-line chip can be boosted to 4.3 GHz if you’ve got the cooling, while the lesser models can go up to 4.5 GHz. The new CPUs also support up to 512GB of DDR4-2666 ECC RAM and have 48 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, giving you plenty of storage and port options. All told, performance…

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 21.5-Inch iMac Models – Mac Rumors

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 21.5-inch iMac models that were initially released in June of 2017. Today marks the first time the new 2017 iMacs in the 21.5-inch configuration have been available through the refurbished store since their launch at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The new iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, upgraded displays, faster solid state storage, and discrete graphics. Apple’s refurbished…

No port woes when you dock your Touch Bar MacBook Pro – The Straits Times

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a fantastic laptop with great performance and sleek design. However, it comes with only USB-C ports – four of them. So, if you have old thumb drives or external drives, it means you have to carry adapters, which can be easily misplaced. Fret not, the DockCase is here. It is a leather protective sleeve for the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, with a built-in…

How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism’s Librem Laptop – Gizmodo

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Image: Dell Cameron/Gizmodo Concerns over online privacy and security are increasingly changing the way consumers spend their money and behave online. According to a Pew Research study conducted one year ago, 86 percent of internet users have now taken at least some steps to conceal their digital footprints, though many say they would like to do more, if only they knew how. Price $1400 What is it? A laptop that…

Intel’s 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for the iMac Pro – Engadget

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

After the 18-core model, you’re looking at Xeon Ws with 14, 10, 8 and fewer cores. The top-of-the-line chip can be boosted to 4.3 GHz if you’ve got the cooling, while the lesser models can go up to 4.5 GHz. The new CPUs also support up to 512GB of DDR4-2666 ECC RAM and have 48 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, giving you plenty of storage and port options. All told, performance…

Ex-Apple employee says MacBook Pro users shouldn’t have "useless" Touch Bar forced on them – TechSpot

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It was October last year when Apple proudly launched its all new MacBook Pro computers, some of which sported the long-rumored OLED touch bars that replace the function keys. Apple continues to be very pleased with the new feature, but not everyone, including one former employee, feels the same way. In a blog post by Chuq Von Rospach, a writer who worked at Apple for 17 years, he…

5 must-have MacBook Pro (2017) accessories – Computerworld

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I’ve been using a MacBook Pro with touch bar for a few months — you can read about my experiences with it here and pick up a few usage hints here. I’ve also been working with some of the software and accessories you can pick up for these systems. Here are five items I think you’ll find useful. Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock I love the convenience of portability when I’m using my…

Intel’s 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for the iMac Pro – Engadget

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

After the 18-core model, you’re looking at Xeon Ws with 14, 10, 8 and fewer cores. The top-of-the-line chip can be boosted to 4.3 GHz if you’ve got the cooling, while the lesser models can go up to 4.5 GHz. The new CPUs also support up to 512GB of DDR4-2666 ECC RAM and have 48 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, giving you plenty of storage and port options. All told, performance…

Hackers spoof buggy sales system to buy a MacBook for $1 – TNW

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Apple retails its MacBooks at notoriously high rates, but hackers might have found a way to bend the system – and possibly bring the price down to a measly dollar. Researchers from software security firm ERPScan have discovered a vulnerability in point-of-sale terminals developed by SAP and Oracle. If exploited, the flaw could grant attackers authorization to tap into the back-end system and tamper with prices and discounts for any…

Deals: Top of the line 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2999 ($400 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1599 ($200 off); $100-$150 off … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pre-Labor Day deals continue to heat up this week on Macs. Save $400 on the top of the line 3.1GHz, 16GB, 1TB, Radeon 560 15-inch MacBook Pro with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Apple’s 27-inch iMac 5K is also $1,599 ($200 off) and iMac 4Ks are $100 to $150 off with free shipping. As we head into the holiday weekend, Apple authorized resellers are already discounting Mid 2017…

5 must-have MacBook Pro (2017) accessories | Computerworld – Computerworld

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I’ve been using a MacBook Pro with touch bar for a few months – you can read about it here and pick up a few usage hints here. I’ve also been working with some of the software and accessories you can pick up for these systems. Here are five items I think you’ll find useful. Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock I love the convenience of portability when I’m using my MacBook…

How to keep your laptop from overheating – Komando

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pretty much every laptop owner has been through a too-toasty experience with a machine at some point. You’re sitting there, working away, when you notice your computer is getting uncomfortably warm. When laptops are working hard and using a lot of processing power, they naturally heat up. This issue can be exacerbated if you’re using the computer in a hot environment, like outside on a summer day. Getting warm can…