Apple MacBook Air archive

  • Best laptop 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best laptop 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 18 November 2013

    Laptops have seen a transformation in recent years. Big, heavy, chunky blocks are no more, and in their place come sleek, thin, light and - in some cases - laptops that are also tablet hybrid devices. This year has seen Apple improve its beautifully designed...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review

    By 15 July 2013

    The smaller MacBook Air is one of the most affordable Macs you can buy. Upon its original launch, there was a small murmur that the 11-inch MacBook Air was the netbook that Steve Jobs said Apple would never make, but in reality, this diminutive Mac has...

  • A week in reviews: June 17 - 21
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    A week in reviews: June 17 - 21

    By 22 June 2013

    Another week of reviews, another crop of fascinating products. The big arrival of the week has to be the Apple MacBook Air, improved over the previous generation substantially once again, and with plenty of reasons to buy this laptop. It's still our go-to...

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review

    By 17 June 2013

    With palms resting on the slick and familiar deck of the 2013 MacBook Air, it's with some trepidation that we look to review Apple's latest version of its iconic notebook computer. The MacBook Air launched as the lightweight alternative to the MacBook....

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop
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    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?
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    Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has opened up WWDC 2013 with an announcement of a new MacBook Air models. They look the same, they cost just about the same and in many ways, they are the same. But they're not. Phil Schiller, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing, said: "MacBook...

  • WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced
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    WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has launched a new MacBook Air at WWDC that promises all-day battery life thanks to including the new Intel fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor. The new processor will give the 11-inch MacBook Air a boost to 9 hours battery life, while...

  • Apple Black Friday deals include price drop for iPad 4
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    Apple Black Friday deals include price drop for iPad 4

    By 23 November 2012

    Apple has kicked off its contribution to the Black Friday deals today with discounts on iPads, MacBooks, the last two generations of the iPod touch, iPod nano and a swathe of accessories available on its online store. Headline price cuts include £81...

  • Apple thinking of moving away from Intel for MacBooks, adopting iPad processors instead
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    Apple thinking of moving away from Intel for MacBooks, adopting iPad processors instead

    By 6 November 2012

    Apple is considering a move away from Intel chipsets in its Mac computers, including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air range. Reports suggest the company is exploring ways to switch from Intel processors to similar proprietary chips to those it uses in...

  • Apple sells 17 million iPads in last 90 days as MacBook range struggles to keep up
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    Apple sells 17 million iPads in last 90 days as MacBook range struggles to keep up

    By 24 July 2012

    It's been 90 days since the last Apple earnings report, and while you've been moaning about the lack of sunshine and getting excited about the upcoming London 2012 Olympics, Apple has been selling iPads, iPhones and everything else Apple. Apple has reported...

  • Hands-on: Knomo MacBook Air Envelope review
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    Hands-on: Knomo MacBook Air Envelope review

    By 20 July 2012

    You love your MacBook Air, we can tell, and that’s why you want to protect it from the usual scratches and bruises any laptop can pick up when you travel. There are so many lovely cases available for the Apple laptop, but most are aimed at portraying...

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2012) review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2012) review

    By 10 July 2012

    To some extent, Apple has made a rod for its own back. The MacBook Air reached such impressive heights last year, with just about the best computer hardware on the market, and with more than enough features to keep even demanding users happy. This year...

  • Google admits Chrome causes new MacBook Air crash but it has a fix
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    Google admits Chrome causes new MacBook Air crash but it has a fix

    By 29 June 2012

    After several customers complained that their new MacBook Air would crash while using Chrome, Google has admitted there is an issue - or rather there was. The internet browser has now received an update that will prevent further problems, at least temporarily....

  • Apple's new MacBook Air explored
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    Apple's new MacBook Air explored

    By 11 June 2012

    The MacBook Air just got serious. Really serious. Last year Apple added the likes of Sandy Bridge to its repertoire but for many that just wasn’t enough. Things such as graphics processing, cheaper storage and added RAM persuaded some to look elsewhere. ...

  • Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps
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    Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has created a new feature for its latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system that promises not only to get your email while your computer is closed and dormant, but also back up your Time Capsule and download new system updates. The new feature...

  • Apple MacBook Pro and Air lines refreshed
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    Apple MacBook Pro and Air lines refreshed

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has updated its MacBook line of laptops, it announced at WWDC in San Francisco. Both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro ranges have been refreshed, adding Ivy Bridge processors from Intel and a raft of other improvements. The new MacBook Airs get USB...

  • WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?
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    WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?

    By 8 June 2012

    WWDC can be a of a party bag of surprises. It can also be pretty dull. It's typically the preserve of software developers, but Apple has a history of throwing in a hardware launch among all the SDK announcements, to spice things up. Take 2010, for example,...

  • Retina-ready app arrives in Apple App Store suggesting Retina Display Mac is incoming
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    Retina-ready app arrives in Apple App Store suggesting Retina Display Mac is incoming

    By 8 June 2012

    Speculation is mounting that a Retina Display Mac could be revealed at Apple’s WWDC, after an app supporting the theory has appeared on Apple’s Mac App Store. Folderwatch, an app used for synching, monitoring and mirroring files, includes the words...

  • Apple to refresh all Mac models with Retina Display at WWDC claims source
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    Apple to refresh all Mac models with Retina Display at WWDC claims source

    By 5 June 2012

    Apple is about to refresh its entire line of Mac computers at WWDC, according to "sources", in a move that would see every model in the range get Retina Display support. According to Mac site 9to5mac.com, Apple's line of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac,...

  • Retina display could be coming to MacBook Air too
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    Retina display could be coming to MacBook Air too

    By 16 May 2012

    It is already being touted that Apple's next MacBook Pro, an ultra-thin 15-incher, will come with a Retina display and could even be announced at WWDC in the middle of June. Now, reports suggest that the high pixels per inch screen technology will also...

  • MacBook Air 15-inch landing in April?
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    MacBook Air 15-inch landing in April?

    By 14 March 2012

    Could a 15-inch MacBook Air be coming as early as next month? Yes, if a report from Electric Pig is anything to go by. The Pig is reporting that an "anonymous vendor" at a UK accessories expo held in London on Tuesday spilled the beans on the new size...

  • LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality
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    LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality

    By 30 January 2012

    The coolest looking laptop docking station for the coolest looking laptop just got a bit more real - the LandingZone MacBook Air dock is hitting the production lines. Shown off by its makers InfiniWing at the Macworld event over in San Francisco this...

  • Mac OS X Lion - 32 tips for beginners
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    Mac OS X Lion - 32 tips for beginners

    By 26 January 2012

    Apple’s OS X Lion has been around for quite a while now. Like Snow Leopard before it, the new OS update brought in a significant number of changes that built on Apple’s already polished user experience. The success of the iPad and iPhone has led to...

  • 7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)
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    7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)

    By 24 January 2012

    First up, a confession. I don't come into this experiment as a member of the anti-Apple brigade. Not completely. I love my iPhone and, while it's not exactly essential, I have a good relationship with my original iPad too (although I should point out...