New MacBooks Disable Pwnage Tool, Open Second Front in War on Jailbreaking

It's a given that each firmware update for the iPhone and iPod Touch will seal up exploits used by the Dev Team to 'Pwn' the devices, but nobody expected the new MacBooks to present a problem for would-be Jailbreakers. Users over at HowardForums »11/03/08 5:17am11/03/08 5:17am and are reporting problems running the Pwnage tool on the new aluminum…

Giz Explains: Why Does the New MacBook Pro Have Two Graphics Cards?

The biggest update to the new MacBooks »10/15/08 2:00pm10/15/08 2:00pm—on the inside anyway—is their graphical muscle, which has been hooked up with some Barry Bonds-level steroids. Apple ditched Intel's crummy integrated graphics and chipset (basically the traffic controller between the processor and everything else) entirely, opting that combines…

Sizemodo: New MacBook and MacBook Pro vs. Their Forebearers

The new MacBook and MacBook Pro may be molded by hand from a single piece of adamantium or whatever, but how do they size up to their previous versions? The new MacBook Pro actually has a larger footprint (X Y) than the old MacBook Pro, but it's also slightly thinner (tough to tell in person). But the new MacBook,… »10/14/08 4:34pm10/14/08 4:34pm

Cranky Windows Guy: Apple Laptops Still Too Damned Expensive May Not Be That Expensive After All

As you may be aware, I'm a Windows guy. I'm not diehard about it, however. When the time comes for me to get a new laptop in the next year or so, I'll be open to switching, making me Apple's target market. But there's one big reason that is holding me back from making that switch: price. Apple's laptops are expensive… »10/14/08 2:16pm10/14/08 2:16pm

Next-Generation MacBook Ditches Plastic, Becomes MacBook Pro Mini

Joining the MacBook Pro, Apple's MacBooks, their best-selling mac ever, also received a complete hardware re-tooling today, with rejuvenated hardware packed inside a brand-new aluminum case, thus putting one of the final stakes in the heart of white and black plastic in the computer line (the original plastic… »10/14/08 1:39pm10/14/08 1:39pm

New MacBooks Get Glass Trackpads 4-finger Multitouch, No Buttons, and No LCD

One of the biggest new features in the new MacBooks that Apple just unveiled is the glass trackpad, one that ditches the button in favor of turning the entire trackpad into a button. It also works with a bunch of new gestures, using up to four fingers to make doing things like switching between applications and… »10/14/08 1:30pm10/14/08 1:30pm

Last Minute MacBook Rumors: Entire Glass Trackpad Is a Button, Pro Has TWO Graphics Cards, and More

John Gruber, who foretold the Oct. 14 event many moons ago »10/14/08 8:36am10/14/08 8:36am, has just dropped what appears to be . Besides confirming , he confirms what I thought when I saw there wasn't a separate mouse button—the entire trackpad (which is glass, as ) is a button, kind of like . You just push it down, it clicks. Two bits on the Pro…

Microsoft Responds to New MacBooks, Just Says "Apple Tax" Eight Times

In an email of talking points circulated by Microsoft spokespeople, the company addresses the various rumors »10/14/08 6:14am10/14/08 6:14am about today's new MacBooks, preemptively claiming that they will be overpriced, underspec'd and locked down. They offer charts comparing the feature lists of similarly priced Windows and Mac notebooks and make…

Apple's BrickBook MacBook Event: 10 AM PST, October 14

We're here at Cupertino to bring you the full blow-by-blow of today's Apple MacBook Event. Keep up with our liveblog at It'll automatically refresh for you, but if the system just isn't fast enough then F5 to your heart's content. After all, you never know when John Mayer could show up. Oh, and there… »10/13/08 1:39pm10/13/08 1:39pm

MacBook and MacBook Pro Repair Document Leaked, Confirms "Late 2008" Update

In case you needed more, here's a proof that seems to completely confirm that— as expected »10/12/08 5:39pm10/12/08 5:39pm—both the MacBook and MacBook Pro will be updated this Tuesday at the event in Cupertino, where heads may be rolling after a PDF document referring to the "MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)" line was accidentally posted today in…