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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.


I'm Really Excited About The New MacBook

This is how many new MacBooks I want. I want all the new MacBooks. Give me the new MacBooks.


Apple's New MacBook Hands-On: Gorgeous, Featherlight, But A Bit Awkward

I just lifted Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook with a single hand. It felt like I was holding nothing at all. It’s so light. With a laptop in my left paw, a DSLR camera in my right, only one of them felt substantial. It’s the first of many things to love about Apple’s new machine. But it’s not completely loveable.


Apple Messed Up On The MacBook Air Again

For years Apple’s MacBook Air has languished in partial obsolescence — a great laptop with fantastic battery life and a quizzically outdated screen. 1440 x 900 is a pitifully small resolution for modern times. Sadly, the company hasn’t learnt its lesson: the 2015 MacBook Air refresh has the same, outdated display as it has for years. What a disappointment.


Apple MacBook (2015): Australian Price And Release Date

Feel like picking up Apple’s new, ultra-skinny MacBook for yourself? Here’s what you’ll pay for it Down Under, and when you can get one.


Police Nab Thieves That Stole $500K Of Computers From Aussie Schools

After a three month operation, police have nabbed two men allegedly responsible for stealing hundreds of MacBooks and iPads from private schools across New South Wales. The haul was worth over $500,000, and over 20 different schools were targeted.


Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

While rumours of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple’s upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It’s the apparent abandonment of ports.


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