Latest MacBook Stories

2008-08-03 03:00:10

By Bryan Redemske, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 3--When my parents shipped me off to college in the fall of 1995, the sum of my possessions fit neatly in the trunk and back seat of my mom's car. It was mostly clothes and shoes, along with a huge pile of CDs and a Sony Discman wired into a boombox. No computer, no iPod, no mobile phone, no digital camera. And, looking back, no idea how I managed to survive without all of that. When I headed back to school the following year, I did...

2008-08-02 00:00:12

The face of Plymouth winners have been handed state-of-the-art Apple laptops as part of their year-long prize. Debbie Grayson and Danny Harris, who were crowned the Faces of Plymouth 2008 last month at a glitzy event in Plymouth Pavilions, were handed the Mac Books courtesy of Stormfront - Apple Premium Reseller, based in Drake Circus. The Mac Books - each worth pounds699 - have the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a host of other features, including in-built video-cam and a...

2008-07-29 12:05:00

Enough already about the health of Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs. It's time to turn our attention to something more interesting -- namely, that "future product transition" Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer mentioned several times on the company's recent earnings conference call. The smart money is on a revamp of Apple's notebook line. I know I'm not the first to opine on the matter, but here's why I'm expecting new iterations of the MacBook Pro to be a big part of the lineup that...

2008-07-29 09:00:42

Making a movie is hard enough without worrying about the safety of your Red camera and your MacBook Pro laptop. On location or traveling by land, sea or air, cinematographers and producers know their expensive digital hardware deserves the same sweet treatment as their leading lady. After all, a Red Apple a day keeps your valuables safe in an elaborate way. Introducing the world's first digital cinema production system secured in a protective carry-on, roll-away case. Movie makers can go...

2008-07-22 12:10:00

Yang Weiguo, a 20-year-old university student in Beijing, is a committed Apple (AAPL) fan. Given the American company's limited presence in China, that's no small achievement. In April, for instance, Yang bought a new Macbook through MacX.cn, a fan site for Mac users in China that operates an online store unaffiliated with the company. The online store had someone buy a computer for Yang in Hong Kong and courier it up to Beijing, saving him $293, or roughly 17%, on his Macbook purchase. So...

2008-07-22 12:10:00

News that Apple expects thinner profit margins sent shares of the consumer electronics maker plummeting in extended trading on July 21. The prospect of diminished profitability through the rest of fiscal 2008 and into the following year overshadowed what was otherwise a blowout quarter. Having forecast earnings of $1 a share on sales of about $7.2 billion, Apple (AAPL) delivered earnings of $1.19 a share and revenue of $7.46 billion. But investors fixated on the margin forecast. CFO Peter...

2008-01-17 10:55:00

Wirelessly Backup all Your MacsOn Tuesday, Apple introduced Time Capsule. A backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopardâ“ž¢, the latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system including the amazing Time Machineâ“ž¢ automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then...

2006-01-10 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s historic shift to Intel Corp. (INTC) microprocessors came months earlier than expected as CEO Steve Jobs on Thursday debuted personal computers based on new two-brained chips from the world's largest semiconductor company. The first Macs to deploy Intel's Core Duo processors will be the latest iMac desktop, whose circuitry is all built into the display, and the MacBook Pro laptop. When it announced the massive switch in June, Apple said it...

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