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Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program – NPR

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-Inch iMac Models – Mac Rumors

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017. This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics. Apple has a dozen refurbished iMac models available at the…

An old friend shows its age – CNET

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple‘s MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It’s the single laptop model you’re most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it’s been that way for a very long time. That’s the problem. Not counting an incremental spec bump in mid-2017, this is still internally almost the same MacBook Air as the last…

Why Apple’s iPhone 7 Headphones Don’t Work on the Latest MacBook – Lifehacker

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Recently, a new staff member started at Lifehacker. She booted up her brand-new, company-issued MacBook Pro, and went to plug in her EarPods to listen to some tunes while she worked. She was met with the same baffling conundrum as other Apple die-hards who rush to procure the latest release: Why the hell can’t you use the iPhone 7’s Lightning connector headphones with the new MacBook…

2017 MacBook Deals: High-end 15" for $2549 ($250 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1824 ($175 off); 12" MacBook for … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shoppers looking for deals on Apple’s latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15″ MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512GB 13″ Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off). The 12″ MacBook is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. High-end 2017 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,549 15″…

Would-be laptop thieves crash car into pole,… – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two East Bay men were arrested Tuesday after a botched robbery attempt at Google when they tried to unsuccessfully take a laptop from a man without paying for it, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 1600 block of Amphitheater Parkway. While en route, they learned that a car thought to be connected to the robbery had crashed…

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review: – CNET

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple‘s MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It’s the single laptop model you’re most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it’s been that way for a very long time. That’s the problem. Not counting an incremental spec bump in mid-2017, this is still internally almost the same MacBook Air as the last…

All the Apple iMac Pro news you can handle: Xeon inside and a star-studded GPU – Digital Trends

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Here’s all the Apple iMac Pro news you can chew on to better understand what’s inside Apple’s upcoming all-in-one workstation with a $5,000 starting price. On June 5, 2017, Apple revealed the iMac Pro, the next installment in its family of iMac workstations. Starting at a meaty $5,000, the all-in-one device will sport an Intel Xeon processor with up to 18 cores, an AMD professional graphics card with up to…

MacBook shipments grew by 17% in Q2, with more double-digit … – 9to5Mac

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TrendForce’s latest global laptop shipment report, seen by us, says that MacBook shipments grew by a healthy 17.1% in Q2, helped in large part by sales of the updated 12-inch MacBook. The growth boosted Apple’s market share from 9.3% to 10%, bringing it very close to challenging ASUS for the #4 slot behind HP, Lenovo and Dell … NordVPN The growth happens at a time when the laptop market as…

Apple Deals: 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,899 ($500 off … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

B&H Photo this week is knocking $500 off Apple’s Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7″ iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple’s new 10.5″ iPad Pro is also $599 ($50 off). 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 15″ (2.6GHz/16GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in Space Gray for $1,899.00 ($500 off + no tax…

Twelve South unveils matte black aluminum Curve stand for MacBook – 9to5Mac

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Twelve South is out today with a newly designed MacBook Pro stand called Curve. Designed specifically for modern Apple notebooks, Curve features two padded arms with lips on either side that hold your MacBook in place without blocking the lid opening. Sony A6500 Curve sports a sleek matte black coat of paint over sturdy aluminum to securely elevate MacBooks (especially space gray models) in style, and Twelve South says 70%…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

MacBook shipments grew by 17% in Q2, with more double-digit growth ahead – TrendForce – 9to5Mac

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TrendForce’s latest global laptop shipment report, seen by us, says that MacBook shipments grew by a healthy 17.1% in Q2, helped in large part by sales of the updated 12-inch MacBook. The growth boosted Apple’s market share from 9.3% to 10%, bringing it very close to challenging ASUS for the #4 slot behind HP, Lenovo and Dell … NordVPN The growth happens at a time when the laptop market as…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Apple Deals: 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1899 ($500 off); $299 9.7" iPads; 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 ($50 off … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

B&H Photo this weekend is knocking $500 off Apple’s Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7″ iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple’s new 10.5″ iPad Pro is also $599 ($50 off). 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 15″ (2.6GHz/16GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in Space Gray for $1,899.00 ($500 off + no tax…

Go Fullscreen to Boost Your MacBook’s Bad Battery Life – Lifehacker

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Image credit: Aaron Yoo/Flickr Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh has its fair share of detractors, and for good reason—changes like the omission of traditional USB ports, incompatibility with Apple’s own Lightning-only headphones, and the removal of the magnetic MagSafe connector have rankled longtime users, despite Apple executive Phil Schiller insisting the changes unveiled were “the future of the notebook.” Different MacBook owners will have different gripes with all the changes,…

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Buy a MacBook or a ZenBook? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a lightweight 13-inch laptop that’s under $1,000, Asus and Apple both have intriguing options. Forum user miguelestevez is trying to choose between a ZenBook UX303UA and a MacBook Air 13-inch. Both laptops have 13-inch screens, Core i5 CPUs and 8GB of RAM. However, the MacBook configuration he is considering has a 128GB SSD, while the ZenBook has twice that amount of storage. We strongly…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but … – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

How to play Nintendo Switch and other game consoles on your iMac’s display [Video] – 9to5Mac

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

From 9to5Toys: The 5K iMac features a great display, but it comes with no built in input options for connecting external media sources like gaming consoles. Yet, there is a way to play gaming consoles like Nintendo Switch and PS4 on the iMac’s display. By wielding the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S external capture device, it’s easy to direct video output from you favorite gaming console to your iMac’s display….

Go Fullscreen to Boost Your MacBook’s Bad Battery Life – Lifehacker

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Image credit: Aaron Yoo/Flickr Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh has its fair share of detractors, and for good reason—changes like the omission of traditional USB ports, incompatibility with Apple’s own Lightning-only headphones, and the removal of the magnetic MagSafe connector have rankled longtime users, despite Apple executive Phil Schiller insisting the changes unveiled were “the future of the notebook.” Different MacBook owners will have different gripes with all the changes,…