MacBook

  • Apple announced updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines this week, and – just in time for the beginning of the North American school year –​ a Back to School promotion that shaves US$100 off the ticket price for students, and throws in a pair of $350 headphones for good measure.
  • The new HyperDrive USB-C Hub is quite possibly the only extra connectivity accessory you'll ever need. As well as turning one USB-C port into a variety of eight ports, the device is a wireless charging stand for iPhone and Android smartphones.
  • Apple has announced hardware upgrades across its entire Mac line, including spec boosts for the iMac, the MacBook, and the MacBook Pro. The company also unveiled what it's calling its most powerful computer ever, a brand new iMac Pro.
  • Microsoft made no secret of gunning for both Chromebooks and MacBooks at its education event, where it announced both Windows 10 S and the new Surface Laptop that runs it. Here's how specs and features of the Surface Laptop compare to those of the 12-inch MacBook released last year.
  • The new MacBook and MacBook Pro might be a nice piece of minimalist design, but Apple has been widely criticized for the decision to opt exclusively for USB-C ports. The Homey PowerUp aims to address the lack of connections with a design that integrates three USB-A ports into a charger.
  • ​Few companies have inspired as much brand loyalty as Apple. But after a tepid 2016, we’re wondering if the industry leader is on the verge of seriously alienating its fanbase. Here are the Apple foibles most likely to send long-time users running for Android and Windows products.
  • So you’ve had your Mac for a while and things don’t feel as fresh and clean as they used to. Here are the steps you can take to declutter your Mac, possibly get it running faster and make it feel like new again.
  • 12-inch MacBooks are light, capable and generally well-favored amongst the Apple crowd, except for one thing – its single USB Type C port. The all-in-one Boost protective case wants to overcome that limitation with an external battery and a slew of built-in expansion ports.
  • 2016 was not a banner year for Apple. It rolled out a series of underwhelming products and faced lawsuits, increasingly impressive competition and wavering sales. After such a weak year, what steps should Apple take to reclaim its reputation and revenue in 2017?
  • The switch to USB-C means the latest Macbook and Macbook Pro models don’t have the MagSafe power cord. Branch has jumped in to fill the gapand launched MagNeo, a magnetic, breakaway USB-C adapter that provides power, data and video streaming.
  • This year, laptops trended toward thin, metallic, increasingly versatile builds and a decreasing number of ports. Many of their specs fall within a narrow range, but there are a few notable variations. Join New Atlas as we round up and compare eight of 2016's best high-end laptops.​
  • Thinking about making an end-of-year MacBook purchase? We've got you covered. In this comparison, we look at the 12-inch MacBook, the MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro (with and without the Touch Bar) and the 15-inch MacBook Pro.