How Apple Is Changing Its Definition of "Pro"

In recent years, many pros have started feeling like Apple’s jilted girlfriend. Through no fault of their own, the love just seemed to fade. » 8/14/13 10:00am 8/14/13 10:00am

MacBook Cheat Sheet

Anyone looking for a full breakdown and comparison of the entire MacBook lineup: I've put together a pretty comprehensive comparison between every model, every option, specs, etc. with information from Apple and around the internet. Screenshot shown and public Google doc linked here: » 6/14/13 12:54pm 6/14/13 12:54pm

Watch These Real-Life Supermen Wingsuit Dive Into Their Metropolis

When you go sky-diving, there's that all-important business of making sure you don't slam into the ground, but you also have to make sure you don't slam into anything protruding out of it. This pair of urban wingsuit daredevils who dove into Rio de Janeiro came damn close to the latter when they zipped through a… » 3/16/13 10:00am 3/16/13 10:00am

Watch the MacBook Pro Retina Go Hot Red At Maximum Power

I love thermal imaging more than a Predator and almost as much as I love the new MacBook Pro Retina. So I made this little GIF animation with thermal images from Japanese blog IT Media, showing how hot Apple's coolest computer gets under maximum stress. » 6/26/12 9:55am 6/26/12 9:55am

The Best Action Camera

Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts? » 6/20/12 2:00pm 6/20/12 2:00pm

New MacBook Pro 2012 May Be Imminent

The next-generation MacBook Pro 2012 may be just around the corner: multiple Apple resellers are reporting some of the current models as out of stock, including J&R and Best Buy. In fact, the latter is not accepting online orders at this point. » 4/10/12 3:11pm 4/10/12 3:11pm

Star Gaze in the City, Take Out an Elk, and Chat with Friends

Chatting with all your friends on your phone usually can mean switching between five IM clients at once. Well, today you can save a few bucks by chatting in the one IM client to rule them… okay, sorry about that. Plus: keep an eye on the stars for free and go hunting for Bambi and all his woodland friends. I hear… » 12/06/11 4:00pm 12/06/11 4:00pm

Intel's Ivy Bridge May Not Be Ready in Time for the Next Macbook Pros

It looks like Intel's 22nm 3D "Tri-Gate" Ivy Bridge—successor to the Sandy Bridge chipset—isn't going to be ready until March or April of next year, according to a report from Swedish website Sweclockers. That'll probably be too late to make it into a super-thin Macbook Pro refresh. » 8/02/11 11:37am 8/02/11 11:37am

The 13-Inch MBA Burns the Fastest 2010 MacBook Pro

Holy crud. While it's just a benchmark test and those don't accurately reflect yadda yadda yadda YOU GUYS. The 1.7GHz Core i5 13-inch MBA just blew the door off of last year's 2.67GHz Core i7 17-inch MacBook Pro on GeekBench. And did more than twice as well as last year's tricked 13-inch Air. That is bonkers. » 7/21/11 8:19am 7/21/11 8:19am

Is This a Laptop Thief in Action?

Joshua Kaufman claims his MacBook was lifted from his Oakland, California apartment and the police aren't doing a thing to help him get his stolen property back. Just like the others before him, Kaufmann has a theft tracking app installed on his Mac and is posting up pictures of the alleged thief . Using Hidden,… » 5/31/11 6:47pm 5/31/11 6:47pm

Apple Patents Non-Exploding Batteries

Apple products are really pretty, so it's quite a shame when they explode. More than once. So I'd say this patent for non-exploding batteries is definitely a move in the right direction. » 5/26/11 7:40pm 5/26/11 7:40pm

Touch-Sensitive Buttons Might Escape to the MacBook's Exterior

The latest Apple patent indicates future MacBooks will have touch-sensitive technology on their external casing. Apple dreamed up some grand ideas as to how this might be used Media playback controls? On/off button? iPhone sync? Possibly, but judging from this HIGHLY PRECISE diagram shown above, it mostly just looks… » 2/25/11 7:16pm 2/25/11 7:16pm

MacBook Airs May Get Sandy Bridge This Summer (And Why You Should Care)

CNET reports that we can expect to see a MacBook Air refresh sometime this summer, with Apple's superlight line of katana laptops being bumped up to Intel's media savvy Sandy Bridge processors. We should all be so lucky. » 2/11/11 11:49am 2/11/11 11:49am

Dell Venue Pro Hands On: A Solid First WP7 Slider

Dell's WP7 phone may have gotten a name downgrade—Dell Venue Pro just doesn't have quite the cachet of Lightning—but after some hands on time, the slider at least looks and feels every bit as promising as we'd hoped. » 10/11/10 10:49am 10/11/10 10:49am

Canon EOS 7D Studio Version Adds Security Features and Barcode Reading

Canon just quietly announced a Studio Version of the Canon EOS 7D, adding a slew of security features for pros who (begrudgingly) share their camera. It'll also read barcode information and store it in a shot's EXIF data. » 8/17/10 11:19am 8/17/10 11:19am

Mac Pros Now Have Up to 12 Cores

The new Mac Pros fit up to two (Westmere) 4-core Xeon processors, sure, but if you've got the inclination, you can load up on dual 6-core Intel Xeon processors, or 12 cores of power. As for the design? That's unchanged. » 7/27/10 8:32am 7/27/10 8:32am

Remainders - Stuff We Didn't Post (and Why)

Apple Patent Describes iPod UI "Pushed" to Other Devices...Philips Announces Very Pretty Pro LCD Line...NYTimes Columnist Proposes Boycott of "Pro-Communist China" Bing...Ooma Adds New Handsets and International Plan... » 11/20/09 11:40pm 11/20/09 11:40pm

Jabra Go 6400 and Pro 9400 Bluetooth Headphones Have a Touchscreen Base…

The two Jabra Go 6400 and Pro 9400 Bluetooth headsets are kinda neat, combining a charging dock for convenience with a touchcreen for showmanship. » 6/30/09 8:40pm 6/30/09 8:40pm

MacBook Pro 2009 Review

You know those Microsoft laptop hunter spots? Apple may already have responded with TV spots of their own, but these MacBook Pros strike back at Microsoft better than any ad can: by doing. » 6/11/09 3:20pm 6/11/09 3:20pm

When Pro Doesn't Mean Pro Anymore

It's kind of amazing how much Apple got right yesterday—and what they got wrong: Their product lines are completely scrambled. The Pro designation has become meaningless and $99 iPhones look just like $499 iPhones. » 6/09/09 3:40pm 6/09/09 3:40pm