After taking on lower-priced iPad models with its inexpensive Surface Go tablets that launched back in the summer, Windows maker Microsoft today quietly announced an affordable new notebook/tablet convertible device (and other Surface updates). Dubbed Surface Laptop Go, the new device starts at just $549 and is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, October 13.
macOS battery health management in macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and newer was designed to help users improve the lifespan of their Mac notebook's battery by limiting its maximum charging capacity. Follow these steps if you'd like to take advantage of the Mac battery health management feature to boost long-term longevity of your Mac notebook's battery.
Want to increase the amount of RAM in your 13-inch MacBook Pro via the online Apple store at the time of purchase? This is now going to cost you double than just a few days ago because Apple has quietly doubled the cost RAM upgrades for the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Using your Apple Watch for taking notes makes perfect sense because it’s right on your wrist. You might jot down something you need when you get to the office or just want to capture an idea on the go. Unfortunately, the Apple Watch doesn’t currently offer the Notes app you use on iOS or Mac.
For those who want to create and view notes anytime, anywhere, right from their wrist, this list is for you. Here are the best free apps for taking notes on Apple Watch.
Following a recent announcement of the upgraded MacBook Pro family for 2018, Apple also released a luxury yet pricey leather sleeve for the pro notebook under the radar. But coming in at $179/$199, is Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro worth the steep asking price?
The refreshed MacBook Pros sound like the notebooks Apple should've created in the first place so I went ahead to maxed out the flagship 2018 MacBook Pro model on the web store.
Contract manufacturer Pegatron has been allegedly tipped to land orders from Apple to produce its rumored hybrid ARM-based MacBook model, according to industry sources mentioned today in a report by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes.
Some people have suspected that Apple's MacBook Air notebook family is being slowly but surely phased out because in the past few years the company has shown little interest in refreshing the Air models beyond modest CPU, GPU and storage upgrades.
Apple's MacBook Pro, which was thoroughly redesigned in 2016 with Touch Bar, new CPUs, GPUs and storage and more, reportedly will not be seeing any major hardware bumps this year.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) on Monday announced a test specification for the upcoming high dynamic range notebook and desktop LCD displays.
Apple has been designing its own mobile CPUs (and now GPUs as well) for years even though it has used Intel's chips to power its Mac notebooks and desktops since 2005.
Windows maker Microsoft's new “Always Connected PCs” initiative focuses on helping computer manufacturers bring to market LTE-enabled notebooks that incorporate eSIM technology (not to be confused with Apple SIM). The company said at the Computex 2017 show this morning in Taipei that it will partner with PC vendors, carriers and chip makers like Intel and Qualcomm on the new initiative.
Created a year ago by Apple, Samsung and other players, these SIMs are embedded directly into a device and cannot be removed. But perhaps more important than that, eSIMs are universally compatible with all carriers and as such allow customers to sign up for a wireless service right on their device.
First LTE-enabled Windows notebooks featuring eSIM technology (via Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset) are on the way from ASUS, HP and Lenovo, said Microsoft. These new Intel x86-based devices will feature Windows 10, always-on LTE connectivity and “great battery life”.
Huawei, VAIO and Xiaomi are committed to Always Connected PCs using eSIM technology, too.
“There is a new generation of users that need to be connected to the cloud at all times. They are students, creators, freelancers, small businesses and enterprises,” said the Redmond firm.
“This means sharing experiences across screens and leveraging the latest network technology like gigabit LTE and eSIM.”
The eSIM standard works virtually anywhere in the world, meaning customers are able to switch carrier instantly, no paperwork or a physical SIM card required whatsoever. Apple owns a patent for an LTE-enabled MacBook with wireless antennas integrated within a hinge mechanism, as depicted on the patent drawing below.
Updated Mac notebooks are expected at WWDC next week, according to Bloomberg.
Ahead of the WWDC keynote, an Apple regulatory filing in Russia has identified five unreleased Mac notebooks, plus a next-generation Magic Keyboard and new iPad Pro models.
It's unclear if these refreshed MacBooks will feature embedded LTE connectivity, but if a next-generation MacBook with an eSIM is lying around somewhere in Jony Ive's basement now would be a good time to bring it to market.