MacBook Air

How better tech makes for a lighter CES 2013 gear bag

After eight consecutive years of covering the International Consumer Electronics Show, it’s interesting to see how technology has evolved; this year I’m taking less gear than ever before and yet, I’ll likely be more productive. Here’s a glimpse of my CES gear bag over time.

Retina Display brightens Apple’s profits

What does the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display mean for Apple? How about another $1 billion in pure profit. Apple’s profit from MacBook lines declined from 2011 to 2012, but all that is about to change with its product refresh. Rags Srinivasan does the math.

Brydge keyboard turns iPad into a MacBook Air clone

There are no lack of Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad, but the newest one Kickstarter is impressive. Called Brydge, the wireless keyboard makes the iPad look like a MacBook Air. Backing starts at $150 and for $30 more you can get a Brydge with integrated speakers.

Chips say a thinner, lighter Macbook Pro is coming

If the Apple rumor machine is to be believed, we might soon see a lighter, skinnier and bigger brother of the current Macbook Airs. News of new Intel chips to be released in April adds credence to rumors of a 15-inch Macbook Pro and Air.

Will Apple merge the MacBook Pro and Air lineups?

It’s been rumored before, but on Wednesday a new report is saying that not only will Apple introduce a 15-inch MacBook Air next month, it will replace the 15-inch MacBook Pro, “effectively killing the Pro for the average consumer.”

15-inch MacBook Air reportedly on track for Q1 2012

Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Air models sometime in the first quarter of 2012, according to sources within the company’s supply chain. The new Air will add a 15-inch model to the mix in addition to 11- and 13-inch models, according to the report.

Lion 101: New Screen Sharing features explained

OS X Lion brings multiple improvements to one of OS X’s most useful and least celebrated built-in elements: screen sharing. Experienced Screen Sharing users may have missed some new features, and if you’ve never tried it, these additions might encourage you to do so.

5 things I love about Lion

Mac OS X Lion is not without its problems, but there’s also a lot to love about the big cat. My top five favorite things about Lion include some revolutionary shifts, along with a few relatively small changes that make a big difference.

5 things I don’t like about Lion

Mac OS X Lion has been around long enough to bring to light some quirks that aren’t exactly endearing. None are deal-breakers, so I won’t be going back to Snow Leopard, but here are five things I really wish were different about OS X 10.7.

2011 Mac mini review: Ding dong, the disc is dead

The new Mac mini does away with the optical disc drive, leading to a price reduction for Apple’s diminutive desktop. Without it, and with the addition of Thunderbolt and dedicated graphics, how does the mini stack up as a desktop and as a home theater PC?

How to use OS X Lion Versions with iWork

Mac OS X Lion comes with Versions support, which means that so long as an app is programmed to use it, your documents will save a history of changes that you can navigate through and restore from. Here’s how Versions works with iWork (and more).

Apple launches OSX, Macbook Air & Mac Mini Updates

Apple today released its much awaited Mac OSX Lion operating system and upgrades to Mac Mini, Macbook Air and a new Thunderbolt I/O-based display. This is a much awaited announcement and is surely going to fuel Apple’s already red-hot business.

My CES Gear Bag Is Lighter Than Ever

Each year, I trek to the Consumer Electronics Show with a bag full of gear. On this trip, my sixth in a row, I’m taking the fewest gadgets ever and yet I can still be productive for hours. Here’s the list of what I have.

MacBook Air Is My Gadget Of The Year

2010 has been the year of gadgets and gizmos. iPad, Microsoft Kinect, Roku and Boxee — each week had a new surprise. I decided to pick the one that was part of my daily life had the most impact on both my life and work.

MacBook Air Takes Top Honors at Consumer Reports

Apple’s newest notebooks, the 11.6- and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs, came in first in their respective categories in the latest Consumer Reports laptop assessment. The MacBook Pro also ranked best in two more notebook categories, giving Apple firs-place ranking nearly across the board.

Flash: Sucking the Life Out of Your MacBook Air Battery

Steve Jobs has repeatedly insisted that Flash is a resource-hog. A review of the 11-inch MacBook Air conducted by Ars Technica shows he’s quite right. The new Air shows a drop in battery life with Flash installed, at a cost of around two hours of use.

New MacBook Air Hits the Web Working Sweet Spot

The iPad is a pretty nice mobile web working tool. But the new MacBook Air, with more processing muscle, better graphics and access to OS X and all the applications that go along with it, is the better tool for the road warrior.

The New MacBook Air Is Underwhelming

I am one of the few proud MacBook Air owners in the world. Every article you’ve seen from me in the past was written on the petite beauty. I was understandably excited about Apple’s event yesterday. So why did I walk away feeling disappointed?

New MacBook Air Unboxing Video

Apple unveiled the two new MacBook Air models today and that 11-inch model is calling my name. GigaOM has a 13-inch model in our HQ, those lucky devils. Janko Roettgers unboxed this beauty, and the video of the new notebook shows how nice it is.

New MacBook Air Unboxing

It’s thin, it’s light, it’s brand new and it was basically made to be shot in HD. Janko Roettgers of our sister site NewTeeVee already managed to get his hands on a brand new MacBook Air. Enjoy his unboxing video while I stew in my jealousy.

New MacBook Air Is the Future of Notebooks

Beginning his presentation by waxing philosophical on the impact of iOS devices on Apple industrial design, Jobs rhetorically asked what would happen if an iPad and a MacBook Air “hooked up?” The result is the new MacBook Air, which comes in two distinct sizes. Confirms New iLife, Macbook Air

Somebody jumped the gun at Apple’s official Discussions page early this morning, adding new sections for iMovie ’11, iPhoto ’11 and GarageBand ’11. There’s also one called “MBA (Need official name)” which means a new MacBook Air is all but certain at today’s event. Confirms New iLife, Macbook Air

Somebody jumped the gun at Apple’s official Discussions page early this morning, adding new sections for iMovie ’11, iPhoto ’11 and GarageBand ’11. There’s also one called “MBA (Need official name)” which means a new MacBook Air is all but certain at today’s event.

The Odds: Pro Bookmakers Weigh In On Tomorrow’s Event

Tomorrow, Oct. 20, Apple will host its much anticipated “Back to the Mac” media event. Many industry observers expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to announce a new MacBook Air ultra-portable computer, among other things. But what do those who make a living calculating odds think?

Rumor: 11.6-inch MacBook Air This Year

According to the Taipei newspaper/rumormonger DigiTimes, Quanta Computer “has reportedly landed orders for 11.6-inch MacBooks from Apple. Shipments of 11.6-inch MacBooks are expected to top 400,000-500,000 units in 2010.” I want to believe, too, but there’s no denying that the facts get in the way.

Will the MacBook Air Survive?

The biggest speculative conundrum for Mac laptop watchers is, “Whither the MacBook Air?” It’s been over a year since the Air received its last refresh, and the puzzler is whether it will be getting another or just be allowed to fade away from relevance through neglect.

Rumor Has It: MacBook Air Update Tomorrow

Macworld Australia reports that according to a “well-placed source,” there will be a new MacBook Air model this week, either that or a 27″ Cinema Display. If that seems like a spurious conflations of rumors, it gets better, or “BTR.”

Kaltura Adds App Exchange

Kaltura has just launched a virtual marketplace where publishers and developers can exchange plugins, skins, extensions and applications that can be used…

The MacBook Air Is Doomed

What Apple (s aapl) fan of small-and-light computing doesn’t remember that Macworld Expo Keynote? The one where, uncovering Apple’s then-latest laptop and…

MacBook Air is the Apple Netbook, End of Story

Apple Announces Netbook! That’s the headline you wanted to see, right? That’s the headline that industry analysts and so-called experts believe Apple must have to remain relevant in today’s economic climate. That’s also the headline you’re not likely to come across unless it happens to be April 1st.

The truth is, Apple already has a netbook on the market, which they’ve been selling for over a year now. It’s called the MacBook Air.

A New 3G MacBook Air On the Horizon?

Siliconrumors has posted a news item claiming that its “sources” have indicated Apple (s aapl) is preparing some new additions to its…

Dell's Adamo Takes a Page From the Apple Playbook

Dell has released the Adamo notebook PC, its entry into the high-end ultra-thin market currently dominated by Apple’s Macbook Air. But while bringing out a $2,000 ”fashion” laptop in the middle of a difficult economy may seem like a mistake, two main things will keep it from being a dud: The trend toward design as a major factor in purchases and Dell’s long-term customer loyalty initiatives.

MacBook Air Updated: Spec Bumps All Around

The new MacBook Air, announced this morning, is a significant upgrade to the ultralight portable from Apple. The machine retains the same…

What Makes a Cloud Computer?

Cloud computers: Some call them ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), some have dubbed them Netbooks, while others refer to them simply as handhelds. Regardless, there are certain features that any device in this new category must have. Continue Reading

Ready, Aim, FIRE!

With all the success of the amazing MacBook Air and iPhone, Apple has set itself up squarely in the sights of companies…

Nothing But Air?

I think Apple made a few too many assumptions when creating the MacBook Air (MBA), but will that translate to a failed…

NetBoot and the Air

Since I heard that the MacBook Air didn’t come with an onboard optical drive, but did come, instead, with this magic virtual…