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The new MacBook is for a lot of people, even if it's not for you

The new MacBook is for a lot of people, even if it's not for you

"I think I might put the new MacBook on my Xmas list" — my mom during Apple's Spring forward event. My mom has used computers before, from the Apple II to the Amiga to the Performa to the iMac. But she's never wanted one before. Since she started using the iPad in 2011, she's barely even looked...
What else do you want to see at Apple's Spring Forward event?

What else do you want to see at Apple's Spring Forward event?

If the Apple Watch shares the keynote stage on March 9, what could it share that stage with? The 2007 iPhone keynote also hosted the re-introduction of Apple TV (née iTV). The 2012 iPad 3 event also hosted the introduction of the Apple TV 3 (1080p). Last year's iPhones 6 event shared the stage...
The Apple Store experience, good and bad

The Apple Store experience, good and bad

Some Apple customers' resistance to going to an actual Apple Store is a telling problem for the most profitable retailer in the United States. My weekend job is working at a local independent Apple reseller. For the past week or two we've had a steady trickle of customers who have come in...
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Enough with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0: I'm ready for USB-C!

Enough with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0: I'm ready for USB-C!

Think USB-C on the new MacBook is a mistake? Get over it. We're going to be seeing a lot more. The Internet outrage machine has produced much sturm und drang over Apple's the new MacBook and its use of a USB-C connector instead of USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt, as is available on other Mac laptops. I...
The MacBook and the future of Apple laptops

The MacBook and the future of Apple laptops

Apple gave us a glimpse into the future of laptops with the new MacBook. But what does that mean for the rest of the company's laptops? Tim Cook was unambiguous about the new MacBook during his most recent conference call with financial analysts: We believe — and I think most everyone agrees...
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Comic: Getting to know your 12-inch Retina MacBook

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Getting to Know Your 12" Retina Macbook Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com.
Best premium Mac messenger bags

Best premium Mac messenger bags

It's one thing to get a bag to carry your Mac; it's another thing entirely to do it in style. Finding the right bag to carry your Mac laptop can be tricky: It has to be the right size, offer a decent amount of security and protection, have enough space for other stuff you might need, and should...
Apple begins shipping out custom 1.3GHz MacBooks to some customers

Apple begins shipping out custom 1.3GHz MacBooks to some customers

Apple has begun shipping out custom orders of its new, ultra-portable MacBooks with 1.3GHz Intel Core M processors. The 1.3GHz option on the new MacBook is available for both the 256GB and 512GB version of the notebook. Initially given a 3-4 week shipping time, some users who ordered MacBooks with...
Apple posts workaround for Macs that stop responding during setup

Apple posts workaround for Macs that stop responding during setup

If you're having problems with the setup process hanging on your new MacBook, Apple has posted a support article today outlining a remedy. The support article addresses a fairly widespread problem where setup stops responding and displays the dreaded "beach ball" after one creates a user account....
Angela Ahrendts issues an update on Apple Watch and MacBook launches to employees

Angela Ahrendts issues an update on Apple Watch, MacBook launches to retail employees

Angela Ahrendts, Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Sales, sent out a video message to Apple employees today going over details around sales of the Apple Watch and new MacBook. In the video, Ahrendts says that customer feedback for both products has been "overwhelming." She then goes on to clarify...
How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

Apple's new Force Touch Trackpad for the Mac comes with a new way to interact with OS X — Force Click. Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of additional click levels, that enable...
Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new MacBook!

Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new MacBook!

Apple's new Force Touch Trackpad comes with Force Click. Force Click is a convenient way to invoke secondary actions with what is, in essence, a secondary, "deeper" press into the trackpad. Apple currently ties Force Click into the Quick Look, Look Up, data detector, and detail view functions,...
How to assign Force Click on OS X

How to assign Force Click on OS X

For now there's only one way to assign Force Click actions on your Mac, and only one kind of action to assign. Sure, that makes un-assigning Force Click the same as disabling it, but Force Touch and Force Click are brand new and Apple has only just begun experimenting with them. No doubt other...

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