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MacBook hardshell case roundup

If you're looking to protect your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air from dents, dings and scuffs, your best bet might be to wrap it in hardshell protection. Hardshell cases clip on to the outside of the Mac and provide barrier protection to keep the Mac from getting scratched and beaten up as you handle it. Here are some great ones to consider.

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NSFW: I'm not overcompensating, I swear

Some people love to turn regular full-sized pickups into monster trucks. They jack up the suspensions, put on huge tires, modify the exhaust. And what's left is a hulking monstrosity that's twice as tall as any other passenger vehicle on the road, roaring, thoroughly intimidating.

I know it's judgmental of me, but inevitably when one of these pulls up next to me at a stoplight, my first thought is, "Nice truck, buddy. Sorry about your penis."

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A shadetree mechanic's lament: The death of the upgradeable MacBook

I've been doing some housecleaning lately and I've found a few older Macs that I'd stopped using a long time ago, but never had the heart to sell or recycle. Among them is a "Lombard"-era PowerBook G3 that I got when I was working at Macworld back in the early oughts. As much as I like the design of today's MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, I find the old machine a great looking system too, and I'm a bit sad that Macs aren't still made like this.

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Is AppleCare worth it for your MacBook?

Wondering if the extra $249 - $349 for AppleCare is worth it for your MacBook? Here's my take

I've had my 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro for about a year and three months; three months longer than the standard Apple warranty. So when it started to develop problems with the trackpad recently, I was doubly grateful that AppleCare was part of the original purchase.

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Save big today on huge SSD storage upgrades for your MacBook

Transcend's SSD upgrade kits for the MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro are seeing substantial discounts today on Amazon. The upgrade kits swap out the modular SSD board on older versions of the laptops (alas, they're not compatible with the more recent models) and uses your original SSD as a slim external USB drive. But the deals are only good for today, so if you've been stymied by your limited storage space, you should take a look now.

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Retina MacBook Pros get mild processor bump and pricing change; will Mac users keep buying?

A bit more than a week ago, Intel offered new Core i5 and Core i7 chips to augment its line of "Haswell"-era microprocessors. Apple wasted no time getting the new chips into its own production; on Tuesday the company introduced refreshed Retina MacBook Pros containing the new processors. Are Apple's tweaks to the MacBook Pro line enough to keep people buying them?

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Apple refreshes its Retina MacBook Pro line-up with improved hardware

Apple has today unveiled new units in its MacBook Pro range of Retina laptops. The units sport improved (and newer) Intel Haswell processors, coupled with increased RAM as standard options. 13-inch Pro models come with 8GB of RAM minimum, while the larger 15-inch options pack 16GB. Not only are we looking at increased specifications, but the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has also received a price drop, now selling for $2499.

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WWDC 2012 Flashback: Mountain Lion, iOS 6 and the radical new Retina MacBook Pro

As we head towards WWDC 2014 we thought it would be fun to look back at Apple World Wide Developer Conferences past, what they introduced, and what impact they made. Today let's take a look at WWDC 2012, where Apple took the wraps off of Mountain Lion, iOS 6 and new MacBook models...

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Rutledge Edition Book Book for MacBook case review

If you're looking for a unique carrying case for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, take a look at Twelve South's Rutledge Book Book, because it's gonna be pretty hard to beat. When it's zipped up it makes it look like your laptop is an antique book.

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MacBook Air vs. (mythical) Retina MacBook Air: Should you buy now or wait?

The new, less expensive MacBook Air is tempting. But is Apple planning to release a Retina MacBook Air, and if so, should you wait?

Apple refreshed the MacBook Air this week, bumping processor speeds modestly and dropping the price $100. Meanwhile, rumors abound that Apple is working on a new laptop model, possibly a MacBook Air with Retina display. Is now the right time to buy a MacBook Air, or should you wait to see what shakes out of the Apple tree?

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