Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

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Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system’s standby battery life, but Apple isn’t interested in hearing it.

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

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Apple’s new Touch Bar is causing problems for MacBook Pro users who intended to use their new hardware to sit for bar exams. Multiple states have banned the new systems or restricted their use due to concerns about cheating.

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Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

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Apple could be prepping a significant MacBook Pro upgrade for 2017, with double the RAM of current models. The impact on battery life, however, is uncertain. Much depends on which RAM technologies Apple uses and what improvements it makes elsewhere in the system.

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

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Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests uncovered an unusual bug, which Apple will patch in an upcoming version of macOS — but it’s not clear that the bug in question relates to generally low battery life that many MacBook Pro users have reported.

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The Mac’s user share just fell to a five-year low

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Apple’s user share is dropping, despite the recent launch of new MacBook Pro models. Is the company headed back towards less than five percent of the PC market?

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won’t recommend

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Apple’s latest laptop is the first MacBook Pro to fail to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. The culprit? Incredibly terrible and wildly varying battery life. Apple can claim its hardware is performing as designed all it wants, but end-users are clearly seeing something different.

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How to Fix (Hopefully) the MacBook Pro's Battery Life Problem

In the past few days, Apple’s new MacBook Pro has provoked heated complaints in user forums from consumers disappointed with their new laptops’ battery life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/08/how-to-fix-hopefully-macbook-pro-battery-life-problem.html

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Apple’s Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro

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A bad driver in Apple’s Boot Camp software can permanently damage the speakers on a new MacBook Pro running Windows 10. Apple has pushed a new driver to Boot Camp, so make certain you’ve got the latest updates before installing the OS, and update your audio driver if you installed Windows 10 before last week.

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The brand new MacBook Pro beats Microsoft's Surface Book in one key area

If you’re buying a new laptop for work this year, then the brand new MacBook Pro and Surface Book must be on your radar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/17/brand-new-macbook-pro-beats-microsofts-surface-book-in-one-key-area.html

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Apple’s new dongle-happy MacBook Pros not fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals

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Apple’s newest MacBook Pros don’t just feature dongles as an exciting accessory — they may not be compatible with any of the Thunderbolt 3 peripherals currently on the market.

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Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers (Updated)

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Apple may have introduced new MacBook Pros last week, but 2016 — and most of the past few years, if we’re being honest — have been all about the dongles.

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Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers

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Apple may have introduced new MacBook Pros last week, but 2016 — and most of the past few years, if we’re being honest — have been all about the dongles.

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Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro

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Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro products yesterday, shifted the positioning of its older MacBook Pro SKUs, and introduced new hardware featuring AMD’s Polaris GPU. The Mac Pro, however, is still stuck on 3.5 year-old chips.

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Apple revamps MacBook Pros with new keyboard tech

Apple on Thursday announced major updates to its MacBook Pro computer line, unveiling a dynamic new keyboard feature called the Touch Bar that replaces the traditional function keys.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/27/apple-revamps-macbook-pros-with-new-keyboard-tech.html

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Apple might actually give us a new MacBook Air

We’ve been hearing about an upgraded MacBook Pro forever, but with a thinner and more powerful Pro, and the Retina MacBook on the other side, the MacBook Air looks like it’s getting squeezed out.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/apple-might-actually-give-us-new-macbook-air.html

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

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Apple is reported to be prepping its MacBook Pro refresh for later this month — say hello to faster chips and OLED touch screens and goodbye to USB connectors, if the rumors are right.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237846-new-macbooks-may-finally-be-inbound-with-faster-gpus-usb-c-and-thunderbolt-3?source=Computing

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