Macbook News

Apple Launches Replacement Program For White MacBook Bottoms

Posted on 31/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

An Apple support document dated May 26 details Apple’s now “MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program.” The program allows owners of MacBooks shipped between October ’09 an April 2011 that have problems with the pads coming off their case a free replacement inside or outside of warranty.


$211,000 Apple-1 Fired Up In Turin

Posted on 11/05/2011 by Michael Roberts

The Christie’s auctioned Apple-1 which fetched a whopping £133,250 (roughly $211k) was on show at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy this week.


Linex Sues Apple (As Well As Everyone Else)

Posted on 11/05/2011 by Michael Roberts

It seems Apple is just another in a long line of companies Linex is suing for violating its wireless communications patents. Apple is not alone in this episode as Linex also seeks the same action against HP, Aruba Networks, Meru Networks and Ruckus Wireless.


Will The MacBook Air Be Using ARM In 2011?

Posted on 10/05/2011 by Michael Roberts

An analyst (Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital) thinks that as soon as the end of this year the MacBook Air line may be running on ARM chips as opposed to Intel. This assumption may well come from reports that were suggesting Apple will be switching to ARM for MacBooks in 2013.


Updated Macbook Air Models To Begin Production In May

Posted on 23/04/2011 by Michael Roberts

The widely received MacBook Air certainly wasn’t without its criticisms at launch last October. Mainly being the lack of the latest Intel chips. Looks like this is about to be rectified in May when production reportedly starts on the latest offerings of the sleek device.


Review: Timbuk2 Quickie For Laptops

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’ve used a lot of laptop bags. I currently use a rather robust Level8 bag, but I often find it’s too large and bulky for a short day trip, or for a quick jaunt across town to help a neighbor. I found myself looking for a small, light, easy to grab bag – and Timbuk2 delivered.


MacBook Air Growing In Popularity, Quickly Becoming Mainstream

Posted on 05/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The tech community was stunned when Apple released the MacBook Air – it was thin, it was light, and it was powerful enough to really use! Since that January 2008 day, the Air has only risen in popularity, and may be on the fast-track for becoming mainstream!


New MacBook Pros Built For iPad, Get Supercharged USB Ports

Posted on 28/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to 9to5Mac, the new 2011 MacBook Pros are much higher powered than previous models. In fact, a total of 2100 continuous mA can be available at once. Great news for iPad owners, as this rivals the power of the iPad’s wall adapter.


How To: Enable TRIM On Any SSD In Snow Leopard

Posted on 28/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The developer preview of OS X Lion brought many exciting things, among them the long-awaited TRIM support for SSD’s. Now, enterprising hackers have found a way to enable the support on any Mac running OS X 10.6.7.


More Problems Emerge For 2011 MacBook Pros

Posted on 21/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Earlier we reported on 2011 MacBook Pro models having issues with iTunes Home Sharing. Now it appears additional and more serious problems have been emerging. Many users are reporting issues with screen flickering on external displays and system-wide freezing under heavy workload.


OWC Announces Industry First 16GB RAM Upgrade For 2011 MacBook Pros

Posted on 09/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

OWC has just unveiled it’s new 16GB RAM upgrades 2011 MacBook Pros. This is the first time such a product has ever been released for the MacBook line of Notebooks. There are 12GB and 16GB configurations available that retail at $879.99 and $1599.99 respectively.


Intel’s Light Peak Coming To MacBook Pros

Posted on 23/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to Engadget (via MacRumors, fscklog, and Mac4Ever), Light Peak will likely be coming to MacBook Pro’s on Thursday, branded as ThunderBold I/O. This information is derived from a supposedly leaked specification printout for the new 13″ MacBook Pro, as well as a picture of the port on a 13″ chassis.