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Is Apple’s Mac mini worth buying?

Not everybody needs or wants an iMac when it comes time to buy a desktop computer. Apple’s Mac mini might be a good alternative to the iMac.

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iPad Pro or MacBook? The best Apple gear for college

Heading to college? Take the right tech. We'll tell you what Macs and iPads to buy today—and what to pass on until it's updated.

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What if Apple is actually phasing out the pro-level Mac?

The MacBook Pro hasn't seen an update in 14 months. The Mac mini and Mac Pro are faring even worse. As the days between updates pile up, people are starting to wonder whether Apple cares about the Mac at all.

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Microsoft may roll out a Surface all-in-one PC to challenge Apple's iMac

What's next for Microsoft's hardware efforts? If recent reports are to believed, it looks like an all-in-one desktop is on the way,

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9 ultrabook add-ons to power up your portable PC

Whether you just bought a new ultraportable device, such as a MacBook or Surface Pro, and it's accessories you seek, or you're simply looking for some new toys to spiff up an older ultrabook, these nine peripherals will all complement...

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12-inch MacBook: An Apple redditor's review

Is the 12-inch MacBook worth buying? Forget the reviews by jaded journalists and bloggers, and check out this detailed review by an Apple redditor who loves his MacBook.

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Do you still use Launchpad on your Mac?

Launchpad is one of the forgotten features in macOS that doesn’t get much attention in the media. Do you still use it on your Mac?

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How does Apple clean its refurbished products?

Refurbished Apple products can be a great bargain, but how does the company clean them before selling them to its customers?

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5 things to consider before you buy a new MacBook

Apple's newly updated MacBook line packs a lot punch in an ultra-thin case. But it may not be for every road warrior.

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Tested: The $1500 Dell XPS 15 vs. the $1500 MacBook Pro 13

The fans asked, and we have answered. We compare laptops on price, not form factor, to see if the fight is fairer. See what happens.

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Mac + iPad revenue nosedives, adds to Apple's woes

Although weaker iPhone sales were the biggest contributor to Apple's downturn in the March quarter, the Mac and iPad also failed to hold up their ends.

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Mac sales tumble 12% in second-biggest downturn since '07

Apple sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12% decline from the same period a year ago and a larger contraction than for the PC business as a whole.

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MacBook 2016 review: Ultraportable laptop satisfies with speed gains

It's not a desktop Mac replacement. The MacBook is ideal for on-the-go use.

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Here's how Apple's updated MacBook stacks up against current PCs

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook is a minor refresh to a popular product. We match it spec by spec to the current crop of laptops.

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What Siri’s WWDC scoop could mean for this year’s event

Siri’s role in WWDC isn’t likely going to be limited to her loose lips.

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New MacBook: Apple disappoints with 480p FaceTime camera

Apple has updated the 12-inch Retina MacBook with Skylake processors, and even offered a Rose Gold version. But it still comes with a disappointing 480p FaceTime camera.

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Apple launches new @AppleSupport channel on Twitter

Apple's new @AppleSupport Twitter account provides basic tech support 15 hours day. The company quickly racked up more than 125,000 followers and posted 2,400 tweets during its first day.

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How Apple's consumer software miscues hinder it in the enterprise

Apple faces mounting criticism aimed at the quality of its online service for consumers and the pace of innovation associated with offerings such as iCloud. If the company can't do cloud services right in the consumer market, is it...

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