April 20, 2015

Early reviews of Apple’s MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) have framed it as an expensive prototype from the future — a notebook that will someday be the standard, but one most people aren’t ready for yet. Despite that classification, the new MacBook is extremely tempting if you’re in the market for a new computer: it’s more portable than even the MacBook Air, it’s the first Mac available in gold and space gray finishes, and it has a trackpad with a new feature called Force Touch.

But can you actually do work on the 12-inch MacBook? That’s the $1300 question everyone is asking. I’ll unpack my experience below …

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June 1

Elecjet’s new AnyWatt USB-C MagSafe adapter lets you recycle your old MacBook or Apple Thunderbolt/Cinema Display charger for use on newer machines, allowing you to continue using the magnetic connector that Apple dropped from newer USB-C models. For a limited time, you can get 10% off at the link below:

Get the AnyWatt USB-C MagSafe adapter now for $22 (Reg. $24.99) w/ code 109to5AW

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May 13

The Uno Cable sets out to solve a problem familiar to every gadget fan: all the different cables we need to carry with us to connect them to our MacBook. Uno can potentially mean carrying just one cable.

The Volta we have running in a promo does the job for those with older MacBooks with USB-A ports, while the Uno is designed for current models with USB-C ones …

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February 16

In this week’s top stories: AirPods 2 with grip coating and black color option, 2019 iPhone rumors, 10 iPhone tips everyone should know, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple stories.

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November 6, 2018

Following the iPad Pro reviews, the MacBook Air review embargo has lifted today – and they make for surprising reading.

I fully expected the reviews to grumble about the $200 price hike over the old MacBook Air, and over how long it took Apple to update the machine, but conclude that this is clearly the best choice for a typical MacBook user. Some did reach that conclusion, but a surprising number said that you might be better off instead paying the extra $100 for the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

The tone of almost every MacBook Air review is muted. Most feel this is the machine Apple should have launched years ago, and that where Apple once led the ultra-portable market, today it’s merely keeping pace with it …

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August 23, 2018

Twelve South has unveiled its latest Apple accessory today, PlugBug Duo. Building on the popularity of its PlugBug World, the new release offers the same benefits like five international adapters, but now adds two USB-A ports to your MacBook charger.

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