macbooks

Turn Your Unused MicroSD Cards Into Invisible Extra MacBook Storage

Sticking an SSD drive inside the MacBook Air helped Apple create one of the sleekest laptops you can buy. The tradeoff was limited storage, since SSDs don’t boast the same capacity as regular hard drives at any sort of sane price. Thankfully, there’s also an SD card slot you can use to boost your MBA’s storage, but instead of grabbing one of those expensive trimmed SD cards to sit flush inside, consider Brando’s cheap microSD adaptor instead.


Why Can't They Make The MacBook Power Brick Any Smaller?

When you stop to think about it, it’s pretty crazy what technology lets us do everyday. We all have tiny super computers in our pockets. We send people to do crazy science in space like it ain’t no thang. So why can’t we just make MacBook power adaptors a little bit smaller. It’s a question worth asking. Again and again and again and again.


You've Been Wrapping Your MacBook Charger Wrong This Whole Time

Did you know there’s a right and a wrong way to wrap your MacBook charger? Curl it up in a ball, and eventually it will break. But wrap it like you see in the picture above, and it’s going to last a whole lot longer.


Drexel's MacBook Machine Spits Out Free Loaner Laptops

Philadelphia’s Drexel University has introduced a 24-hour vending machine that dispenses MacBooks instead of sugar water and snacks. But instead of selling the laptops to staff and students, the kiosk lends them out free of charge — with proper ID — for five-hour periods.


MacBook Airs Get Hit With A Thunderbolt

Apple’s brought both sizes of the MacBook Air line straight up to what you’d expect from a laptop in 2011, adding a Thunderbolt port, but more importantly some sweet Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 chips — and backlit keyboards.


Apple Patents More Five-Finger Gestures And Chargers With Built-In Battery Packs

The latest pair of Apple patents to make the rounds actually look like two that could be realistically implemented sooner than later: one for a charger with an integrated battery pack, and one for more five-finger gestures in OS X.


Local Details On Those MacBook Pro Updates

So the Australian press release for the updated MacBook Pro machines landed in my inbox overnight. Here are the key configurations and prices, copy and pasted for your pleasure:


White MacBook Refreshed With Rubber Butt, LED Backlighting

Nestled amongst a small explosion of maybe-exciting products is the only real right-fielder of the day: an design refresh for the polycarb Macbook, with a rubberised bottom, LED backlighting, and healthy spec bumps for the processor, RAM and HDD.


Is The New Macbook Air Actually Slower Than The Last One?

Sluggishness was a consistent gripe with two prior versions of the MacBook Air, especially compared to the rest of the MacBook line. The latest version has speedier processor options, but according to recent benchmarks, might have gotten slower. Huh?


Did Apple Downgrade The New Macbook Pro's Hard Drive Controller?

Over the weekend, we got a number of reports that Apple appears to have downgraded the SATA controllers in the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros from 3.0-gigabit to 1.5-gigabit units. Going over the evidence, it looks like they were right.