MacBooks - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21621 en How my iPad crippled my MacBook Pro http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/how-my-ipad-crippled-my-macbook-pro-239529?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ipad_desk.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Mobile Technology iPad MacBooks Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 239529 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-thunderbolt-2-now-allows-peer-peer-mac-connections-240033?source=rss_macbooks <p>Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.</p> Computer Hardware Desktop Macs MacBooks Networking Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 240033 at http://www.infoworld.com Double standard: Why Apple can force upgrades but Microsoft can't http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/double-standard-why-apple-can-force-upgrades-microsoft-cant-238204?source=rss_macbooks <p>Microsoft's 13-year-old Windows XP won't go away, as much as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/dont-believe-the-lies-about-windows-xps-imminent-death-233815">Microsoft tries to cajole and threaten users to abandon XP</a>. In fact, it's the second-most-used version of Windows today (at 34 percent of users), though three versions of Windows shipped after it.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs MacBooks Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238204 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store' http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/dad-we-want-toys-lets-go-the-apple-store-238098?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_store.jpg" alt="'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Philipp Klinger</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics iPad iPhone MacBooks Consumerization of IT Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238098 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/clear-eyed-guide-mac-os-xs-actual-security-risks-237060?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Anti-virus Desktop Macs MacBooks Encryption Endpoint Protection Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237060 at http://www.infoworld.com North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you? http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/north-korea-switched-windows-os-x-should-you-235978?source=rss_macbooks <div id="screenshot"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/image_0.jpg" alt="North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you?" width="525px" /></div><p>North Korea, now in its third generation of murderous leadership, may be a bellwether for personal computing -- or perhaps a confirmation of what is happening elsewhere, given its rulers' fascination with Western status symbols, from alcohol to basketball. A year ago, a photo of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un showed an iMac on his desk, despite export bans of such technology to North Korea.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Mac Software Office Software Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 235978 at http://www.infoworld.com MacBook Pro delivers blazing speed in Gigabit Wi-Fi test http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/macbook-pro-delivers-blazing-speed-in-gigabit-wi-fi-test-235094?source=rss_macbooks <p>Gigabit Wi-Fi is starting to appear in mobile devices, so we got our hands on three smartphones and two laptops running the 802.11ac standard and put them to the test. Though you won't see anywhere near Gigabit speeds in real-world environments, our testing proves that 802.11ac can offer increased throughput over 802.11n.</p> <p>We tested the 802.11ac wireless capabilities in three Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and Motorola Moto X. Plus, we tested a Dell XPS 15 laptop running Windows 8.1 and the MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Networking MacBooks Smartphones Wide Area Networking Wireless LAN IDG Insider Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 235094 at http://www.infoworld.com Older Mac webcams can spy without activating warning light http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/older-mac-webcams-can-spy-without-activating-warning-light-232978?source=rss_macbooks <p>Most webcams have a warning light that indicates when they're active, but it's possible for malware to disable this important privacy feature on older Mac computers, according to research from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore.</p> <p>JHU Assistant Research Professor Stephen Checkoway and graduate student Matthew Brocker investigated the hardware design of the first-generation iSight webcam model installed in Apple's iMac and MacBook computers released before 2008 and found that its firmware could easily be modified to disable the indicator LED.</p> Computer Hardware Security Apple MacBooks Internet Privacy Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:59:39 +0000 admin 232978 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple fixes trackpad and graphics issues on new Retina MacBook Pros http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-fixes-trackpad-and-graphics-issues-new-retina-macbook-pros-230481?source=rss_macbooks <p>Owners of the newly release 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models may want to fire up Software Update for something even more important than <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2061254/hallelujah-apple-issues-update-for-mail-in-mavericks.html" target="_blank">a fix for Mail in Mavericks</a>. Firmware updates for both models also released on Thursday take care of some potentially big problems with these latest laptops.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:10:10 +0000 admin 230481 at http://www.infoworld.com Bruised Apple: Buggy products and user censorship http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/bruised-apple-buggy-products-and-user-censorship-229951?source=rss_macbooks <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Bruised Apple: Buggy products and user censorship" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Apple <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/darcytravlos/2013/10/29/why-apples-stock-gyrated-during-earnings-release-and-is-heading-up/" target="_blank">share prices have been gyrating</a> all week following the release of<a href="http://www.info Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Mac OS X iOS MacBooks Technology Business Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229951 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple profit declines as iPad sales flatten http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-profit-declines-ipad-sales-flatten-229672?source=rss_macbooks <p>Growth in iPhone shipments couldn't prevent Apple from reporting a drop in profits for the last quarter, as the iPad market flattened and Mac shipments fell.</p> <p>Apple reported a profit of $7.5 billion for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, down from $8.2 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue climbed to $37.5 billion for the quarter, which ended Sept. 28, up from $36 billion, Apple announced Monday. Analysts had been expecting revenue of $36.9 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.</p> The Industry Standard Apple iPad iPhone MacBooks Technology Business Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:33:06 +0000 admin 229672 at http://www.infoworld.com Retina MacBook Pros inexplicably freezing for many users http://www.infoworld.com/t/macbooks/retina-macbook-pros-inexplicably-freezing-many-users-229690?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Retina MacBook Pros inexplicably freezing for many users" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The price of early adoption, especially if you're a Mac user, has once again reared its ugly head.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:10:54 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229690 at http://www.infoworld.com For the Mac, like the PC, it's all downhill from here http://www.infoworld.com/t/macbooks/the-mac-the-pc-its-all-downhill-here-229677?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="For the Mac, like the PC, it's all downhill from here" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For the last five years, Mac sales have grown faster than PC sales, and even as PC sales declined in the last several years, Mac sales kept growing. They reached between 10.5 and 11.8 percent of U.S.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Apple Mac OS X Desktop Macs iPad MacBooks Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229677 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple cuts MacBook Pro prices up to 13 percent http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-cuts-macbook-pro-prices-13-percent-229544?source=rss_macbooks <p>Apple earlier this week cut the prices of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops by as much as 13 percent, a move one retail analyst said was driven in part by increased competition from higher-end Windows systems.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line, reconfiguring the laptops with the latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors based on its Haswell architecture, replacing previous chipsets with an Intel graphics processor dubbed "Iris," and putting the new models on a modest diet.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:05:57 +0000 ccraig 229544 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple cuts prices on Macs, takes a jab at PCs http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-cuts-prices-macs-takes-jab-pcs-229269?source=rss_macbooks <p>Apple on Tuesday introduced new versions of the MacBook Pro laptops and cut prices, but not before taking a jab at PC makers.</p> <p>The company's MacBook Pro with Retina Display and 13-inch screen starts at $1,299, which is $200 cheaper than the previous model. The 15-inch model will start at $1,999, while the previous-generation laptop was $2,199. The laptops are available now.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:22:18 +0000 admin 229269 at http://www.infoworld.com The new iPads: Want thrills? Look elsewhere http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-new-ipads-want-thrills-look-elsewhere-228836?source=rss_macbooks <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ipad_desk.jpg" alt="The new iPads: Want thrills? Look elsewhere" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Apple iOS iPad MacBooks Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 228836 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple warns of SSD failures in MacBook Air, offers free replacements http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-warns-of-ssd-failures-in-macbook-air-offers-free-replacements-229077?source=rss_macbooks <p>Apple is warning customers that solid-state drives in some MacBook Airs are failing and is offering free replacements.</p> <p>The company said that 64GB and 128GB SSDs were failing in MacBook Air laptops sold between June 2012 and June 2013. The drives will be replaced free, the company <a href="http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair-flashdrive/" target="_blank">said in webpage</a> about the SSD recall.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Solid State Drives Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:16:45 +0000 admin 229077 at http://www.infoworld.com PC satisfaction scores dip as customers drift to tablets http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/pc-satisfaction-scores-dip-customers-drift-tablets-226992?source=rss_macbooks <p>The jarring combination of Microsoft's radical reinvention of Windows with old-style hardware caused the average satisfaction score of PC makers to slip in the last year, a pollster said today.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Apple again took top honors by tying its own 2011 record in computing device customer satisfaction as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a consumer survey that's tracked opinions on technology for 18 years.</p> Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs MacBooks Tablets Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:02:22 +0000 admin 226992 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco shows how to manage 35,000 Macs http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/cisco-shows-how-manage-35000-macs-226305?source=rss_macbooks <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Developing_for_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Cisco shows how to manage 35,000 Macs" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>About six years ago, Cisco Systems' IT department was looking for ways to block Macs from the corporate network because the company had standardized on certain Windows PCs and didn't want "alien" devices in the mix.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Cisco Systems BYOD IT Management Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 226305 at http://www.infoworld.com Radical ideas for new Macs from before Steve Jobs returned to Apple http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-macs/radical-ideas-new-macs-steve-jobs-returned-apple-225103?source=rss_macbooks <p>If you have watched the movie "Jobs," you know that design was a big deal to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and the return of design to Apple through the collaboration of Jobs and Jonathan Ive is the achievement that caps the movie (though it's not <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/the-steve-jobs-story-you-should-see-isnt-told-in-jobs-225101" target="_blank">the story that "Jobs" should have focused on</a>). If you saw the preview ad at the movie for Apple's upcoming Mac Pro, you know that gene lives on despite after Jobs's death.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Apple Steve Jobs Desktop Macs MacBooks Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:59:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 225103 at http://www.infoworld.com