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Apple MacBook (2015): Australian Review

Friend: “How’s the new MacBook Air?”

Me: “No it’s a MacBook.”

Friend: “Yeah, that’s what I said.”

Me: *headdesk*

This is a conversation you will have a lot if you buy the new 2015 MacBook.


New MacBook Review: Stupidly Thin

The new MacBook is a marvel of engineering. It’s beautiful, and far more functional than a computer this size has any right to be. But it’s not for me, and I doubt it’s for you, either. It’s just too damn thin.


Which Ports Do You Want On Your Dream Machine?

The new MacBook is out this week, and its most famous attribute — other than its model skinniness — is its single USB-C port for power and everything else. Yep, you can’t power your machine and use an external monitor or USB drive at the same time. So let’s build a crazy multi-port dream machine together.


The New MacBook's Force Touch Trackpad Is Amazing

This is the Force Touch trackpad hidden inside the 12-inch MacBook and new MacBook Pro. It’s a close relative of the force-feedback tech inside the Apple Watch, but unlike a regular trackpad, there’s no click when you push against a Force Touch pad. Instead, a tiny vibration motor pushes back against your fingers.


An Inside Look At The New MacBook's Weird, Slim Battery

The new MacBook has all kinds of tricks up its sleeve, from a new keyboard to a force feedback trackpad, and of course a lovely new hi-res screen. But maybe the coolest new feature is deep on the inside: terraced batteries that can put more power in a thinner package.


MacBook Meta-Review: The Laptop Of The Future, Just A Liiittle Too Early

Apple’s newest MacBook is undeniably slick. But with its single port and a processor that’s far from super-charged, it’s also got a few potential pain points. The first reviews are just coming in, and it seems like a shoo-in for Laptop of the Future. Just maybe not quite yet.


The NSA Is Going To Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn’t come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike.


Inside Apple's New Force Touch Trackpad

Although this past Monday’s Apple event was mostly dedicated to the Apple Watch, the most exciting (and perplexing) new piece of hardware was the updated MacBook. But one of its new features, the Taptic Engine-enabled “Force Touch” trackpad, also found its way into a refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which iFixit tore apart immediately.


Laptop Buying Guide: Brand New Versus Second-Hand

Everyone wants a new laptop, but it can be hard to find the right upgrade at the right price. Another option is to pick something up second-hand – you just might be surprised by the savings.


The Crazy Metallurgy Apple Is Using To Sell Its Watch

Apple announced two things about its Apple Watch yesterday: The day you can buy it, and the money you’ll fork over for it. But we also, somewhat unexpectedly, heard a lot about the material science behind the Watch too.