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Mac sales falling, but falling less than PCs

For Apple's fourth quarter for its fiscal year 2013, Mac sales were down year over year, but Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer says that the Mac is still doing better than - and gaining marketshare against - the PC. Mac sales saw a 7 percent drop year over year, but market research firm IDC reports that the PC market overall saw a 10 percent decline.

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iPad Air vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

Apple now has two products designated as "Air", the MacBook Air, updated last June with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors, and the brand new iPad Air, introduced in October with a custom Apple A7 chipset. Both are ultra light, super thin, and incredibly long lasting, but one has a keyboard and runs OS X and the other a multitouch and iOS 7. Both can be absolutely killer on a plane, in an office, or around the house. But which one is better for you?

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Have a 2012 MacBook Air? Apple has a firmware update and possible replacement drive for you!

Apple has been having problems with the solid state storage on 2012 MacBook Airs for a while now, so it's great to see they've released a firmware updated, and replacement program, to address them. Here are the details from Apple:

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Haswell MacBook Airs get Boot Camp firmware fix

Apple on Thursday posted EFI Firmware Update 2.7, an update aimed specifically at new MacBook Air models made since mid-2013 (that is, the ones equipped with "Haswell" processors).

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New firmware update fixes battery problems on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Retina Display MBP

Apple on Tuesday released new System Management Controller (SMC) updates for 2012-era MacBook Pros, 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display, and MacBook Air mid-2012 and mid-2013 models. The updates are available through the Software Update system preference and through Apple's Support web site.

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GhostStand elevates your MacBook six inches on transparent rails

Twelve South's latest creation is the GhostStand, a new stand for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. The stand is constructed of lucite, with metal rails inlaid with silicone to provide a non-skid surface for the MacBook to rest on.

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Moshi Codex offers stylish water-resistant protection for MacBook Air

Moshi has an annoying and costly (well, for me, anyway) habit of creating beautiful products for Apple devices that work really well. That's readily apparent in their newest case, the Codex for MacBook Air, a carrying case that lets you keep using your MacBook Air without removing it first.

  • Moshi Codex for 11-inch MBA - $65 ($70 for 13-inch) - Buy now

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Without Haswell, why bother buying a new Mac?

If you're in the market for a MacBook Air, times are great. Apple's new machines, updated in June with Intel's fourth-generation Core processor, are better values than ever. But if you need a MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac mini, the current crop of computers from Apple is looking long in the tooth. Is there any point in buying a new Mac until Apple completes the Haswell transition?

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Mac sales slip in latest Apple quarterly results - what's it mean?

Apple reported its third fiscal quarter earnings for its FY2013 today, and the Mac sales numbers aren't great: Year over year the number of Macs sold dropped 7 percent, from 4.02 million to 3.75 million. What's this mean for Apple and for the future of the Mac?

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Apple reportedly investigating WiFi issues on new MacBook Air

WiFi issues on the new 802.11ac capable MacBook Air are reportedly being investigated by Apple as they try to "capture" affected devices. The 802.11ac WiFi is one of the headline features on the refreshed Air line, and some reports have suggested that a software issue with Mountain Lion could be at fault. However, according to 9to5Mac, Apple is at least aware of the issue and taking steps to find out what is going on:

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