macbook 2018

Cheaper MacBook with Retina Display arriving this Summer

New reports confirming the 13-inch MacBook. Apple is apparently working on a new, cheaper MacBook that will have a 13-inch display with the Retina technology. It will succeed the current 12-inch model, but it will have a lower price, according to sources familiar with the matter. The 13-inch MacBook may be arriving in June at the WWDC, although Apple rarely uses the developer conference to showcase new products. The laptop should enter mass production by May this year, as test batches have already been produced in the factories. It’s expected to include a 13-inch retina screen with a 2560 x[…]

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macbook air 2018

Apple possibly working on a cheaper MacBook Air

KGI Securities: a cheaper version of the MacBook Air may be coming in 2018. Market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out another research note to KGI Securities’ customers. In the report, he encourages investors to look after three new Apple products in 2018: the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, the new version of AirPods, and a new, cheaper version of the MacBook Air. While we have already heard a number of reports about the first two devices, for the first time we hear today about MacBook Air 2018. Boosted by MacBook Air, it’s expected that the combined MacBook shipments will grow[…]

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No hope for significant changes in MacBook Pro in 2018

Apple won’t introduce major changes to its MacBook Pro line this year. DigiTimes, a website with pretty good records of Apple leaks in the past, is now reporting that MacBook Pro won’t see major changes this year. According to DigiTimes, Apple is not planning major upgrades for MacBook Pro in 2018, which would leave those wanting for a more significant refresh since 2016 frustrated. The report also claims that Foxconn will have increased number of orders for MacBook machines this year, as the orders for Quanta Computer will be reduced. However, Quanta will remain the major producer of MacBooks, with[…]

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Touch Bar MacBook Pro 2016

Major security flaw affects Intel, AMD and ARM chips

OS updates fix the exploit, but impact performance. Intel and other chips manufactured in the past 10 years have a serious design flaw that exposes the operating system (Windows, MacOS or Linux) to attacks. The issue was first discovered in November, but the general public learns about it this week, as the update patches have already been compiled and started rolling to the computers. Full details about the problem are yet to be disclosed, but we know that it’s connected to the kernel memory and malicious programs that could read sensitive content of the memory. This was apparently a design[…]

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Apple announces the iMac Pro, starting at $4999

iMac Pro goes on sale in the United States. If you want a powerful workstation, the new iMac Pro may be the product you are looking. It’s a rather expensive all-in-one computer, starting at the whooping $4,999 when goes on sale tomorrow. However, the iMac Pro is not for everyone, not just because of its price, but also for the fact that a few of us would actually unleash the full power of the workstation. With a massive 27-inch screen with a 5k resolution, the iMac Pro can be configured with up to 18-core Intel Xeon and up to 128GB[…]

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macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra gets improvements with the 10.13.2 Update

Third-party USB devices now work better. Following the release of updates 10.13 and 10.13.1 with the important bug fix that eliminates the root vulnerability, Apple is now rolling out another minor update to macOS High Sierra. It’s live for everyone with Mac, downloadable from the App Store. Update 10.13.2 for macOS improves the performance of non-Apple USB devices. The update also improves the compatibility of Braille displays with Mail, and VoiceOver navigation when previewing PDF documents. There are also many security fixes included in this version, for which you can read more details here. 

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MacBook Pro

MacBook sales grew in the third quarter of 2017

An 11.3% increase of the MacBook sales in Q3 2017. Apple sold more MacBook in Q317 than the same period last year. The company sold 11.3% more MacBook in the third quarter of the year, resulting in a 10.4% market share. The overall sales of notebooks have also increased by 6.8%, exceeding the expectations. Apple is now the fourth biggest manufacturer in this market, shipping around 4.44 million MacBooks in the quarter, according to a report from TrendForce. HP remains a leader (share of 25.8%), with an impressive year-to-year increase in the third quarter of 17.6%. HP sold 11 million[…]

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Microsoft Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2 has 17 hours of battery life, compared to 10 hours for MacBook Pro

Microsoft unveils the second-generation of the Surface Book One of the most interesting high-end computers in the market today is the Microsoft Surface, and the line has just got a new model – the Surface Book 2. Improving the first generation by adding a new powerful processor and graphics, Microsoft hopes to attract more premium buyers – competing in the same market niche like Apple with the MacBook Pro. The Surface Book 2 is more powerful than the latest MacBook Pro, having latest 8th Gen Intel Processors and GeForce GTX 1050 or 1060 graphics, depending on the configuration. According to[…]

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Serious Wi-Fi vulnerability puts billion of devices at risk, but Apple already patched it

KRACK Wi-Fi is a serious security issue. The major vulnerability found recently by KU Leuven in Belgium has been called KRACK Wi-Fi. It affects the WPA2 protocol that encrypts the internet traffic when the device is connected to Wi-Fi networks, possibly putting the device at risk of being hacked. KRACK exploits the weaknesses in the Wi-Fi protocol, so an attacker could steal sensitive information like passwords, credit cards, emails, and more. A hacker could also inject ransomware into website and manipulate data. This vulnerability can affect any device running iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows or Linux, but fortunately your iPhone or[…]

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MacBook Pro

Intel’s Cannon Lake chip reportedly delayed, MacBook Pro under threat?

10nm chip may have been delayed to the end of 2018. Apple relies on Intel and the upcoming Cannon Lake chip built on the 10nm CPU architecture to upgrade its MacBook Pro models in 2018, but a reliable source confirms that Intel won’t be ready with the processor by the end of 2018. The original target-launch for Cannon Lake was mid-2017, but the date has been rescheduled three times already – first to early 2018, then to mid-2018, and now to the end of 2018. If the report is accurate and Intel won’t release the chip as everyone expected, Apple[…]

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