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macOS: How to speed up a slow Mac

Macs are great computers but soon or later they start slowing down. Here are some ways to make your slow Mac much faster.

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iPad: Big revenue drop shows it’s not a replacement for the Mac

iPad revenue dropped again, while Mac sales increased. Tim Cook was wrong, the iPad is not a replacement for the Mac

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Tested: The truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life

Most reviewers said the MacBook Pro's battery life was great. Many users said the MacBook Pro's battery life was terrible, and Consumer Reports agreed until it changed its mind. Who's right? We ran a bunch of benchmarks to find out.

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Why did Mac sales decline 10% in 2016?

Apple’s Mac computers hit a significant decline in 2016, and that allowed the company’s competitors to profit at Apple's expense. What went wrong for Apple and the Mac in 2016?

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The Evolution of the MacBook

The MacBook turned 25 in late 2016. From the early PowerBook to the latest MacBook Pro, we explore the evolution of Apple's laptops and the innovative changes each generation brought.

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'Consumer Reports' retests MacBook Pro, adds it to 'Recommended' list of laptops

The magazine last week gave Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops its envied "Recommended" label after retesting the notebooks.

Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again

Remember the good old days, when you could brag about your MacBook Pro? Apple's latest has disillusioned many fans, but there's an answer: Bring back the beefy MacBook Pro 17. Here's how it could make Apple laptops great again.

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Consumer Reports updates its MacBook Pro review with a recommendation

After retesting with a bug fix, the new MacBook Pro is now “well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.”

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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Apple resolves the MacBook Pro battery life issues found in Consumer Reports testing

A bug is Safari may be the culprit that affected the new MacBook Pro’s battery life during testing by Consumer Reports, who will revisit their findings.

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The 'Late 2016' MacBook Pro isn't exciting, but still leads by example

Apple's latest MacBook Pros might not be as pedestrian as they seem.

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Mac’s share falls to five-year low

Apple's Mac share of personal computers worldwide fell to a five-year low in last month.

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Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware

The updated XPS 15 features latest-generation Intel and Nvidia chips and a larger battery too.

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OWC’s DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro thicker but a lot more useful

The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop.

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Thanks to Neonode's AirBar, the MacBook Air has a touchscreen—kind of

Neonode launches a version of its AirBar for the 13-inch MacBook Air, which gives it “touch” capabilities via projected beams of infrared light.

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Apple's 10 biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

New iPhones, new MacBooks, and new Apple Watches were bright spots in an otherwise gloomy year of sliding iPhone sales and a legal battle with the FBI.

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MacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports

Issues with battery life prevented the new MacBook Pro from getting the thumbs-up.

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