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Tech industry analyst Michael Gartenberg tells Mac fans not to worry about the future of their favorite platform in his latest column over on Macworld. Over the past year, there has been a lot of consternation about the future of Apple's traditional computing platform as the company has seemingly...

November 22nd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The title of Apple's recent Back to the Mac event turned out to have multiple meanings. The first was heralding a shift of Apple's event focus to the product that was once synonymous with the company. But it also ha...

November 7th 2010 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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Remember last week's Back to the Mac event where the stunning iLife '11 suite and the jaw-dropping new Macbook Airs were announced? No? Well if you missed it, Lockheed91 has saved you some time and reduced the introduction of the awesome new computers along with the amazing new releases of the in...

October 29th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Shortly before the Back to the Mac event on Wednesday, TUAW blogger Michael Grothaus compiled a list of predictions from the rest of the blogging staff. I thought it would be fun to go through the predictions and score our ability to foresee the future, giving each correct prediction a +1 score and...

October 22nd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Users are reporting that Apple's new MacBook Air models, announced yesterday at Apple's 'Back to the Mac' press conference, are shipping without Adobe's Flash player plug-in pre-installed. Traditionally, Mac computers have shipped with Flash preloaded - so users wouldn't have to worry about install...

October 21st 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Oh dear, you missed it? Don't fret, we've got links for you. So many links. Apple was short on surprises at its intimate "Back to the Mac" event today, but that doesn't mean there weren't some interesting nuggets. Mac OS X Lion and MacBook Air lead the pack, but we find it's the little things that...

October 20th 2010 at 10:24pm 0 Comments
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We just spent some quality time with the new 13-inch MacBook Air, and it certainly seems like a worthy upgrade. It definitely feels significantly bigger than the 11-incher, and we noticed the function keys are standard MacBook size, as opposed to the shrunken ones on the 11. We also noticed that it...

October 20th 2010 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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Look, all we can tell you is that this is one of the tiniest, thinnest, most lust-worthy laptops we've ever seen. We're taking a deeper look at the device right now, but for the time being, enjoy the gallery below! Update: Video after the break! %Gallery-105548% %Gallery-105559%

October 20th 2010 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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Amusingly enough, you know what's missing from the new MacBook Air models? Adobe Flash Player. While preloaded on Apple's past hardware, out of the box here it just says missing plugin, with no click to install option. To be fair, Flash doesn't come standard on a lot of machines, even for Windows,...

October 20th 2010 at 4:07pm 0 Comments
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As part of our continuing coverage of Apple's "Back to the Mac" event today, TUAW TV Live is starting a little bit earlier than usual so we can provide you with all the news that's fit to broadcast as soon as we can. Join me and my fellow TUAW editor Mike Rose as we discuss everything that went on...

October 20th 2010 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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What's a MacBook Air to do in the case of a software emergency without an internal or external optical drive? Well, Apple's thankfully considered that situation, and has included a Software Reinstall USB drive with both the 11-inch and 13-inch models. As a bonus, it also makes an attractive additi...

October 20th 2010 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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Facetime made its grand debut as part of iOS4 (specifically on the iPhone 4 hardware). It expanded to a nice user base once the fourth generation of the iPod touch was released. In today's event, it was announced that in the first four months of Facetime's existence, said user base grew to 19 millio...

October 20th 2010 at 2:12pm 0 Comments