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Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple adds it will replace batteries free of charge.

MACBOOK PRO TROUBLE. This file photo taken on September 07, 2016 shows the Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Isidro Lapeña, new Apple products, Cesar Montano | Midday wRap

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Apple's new MacBook Air now has a Retina display

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Prior to the 2018 model, the Air has been using the same 1,440 x 900 display since 2010

Apple software prevents independent or 3rd party Macbook repairs – report

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Proprietary software by Apple renders 2018 Macbook Pros and iMac Pros inoperative if not repaired by authorized service centers

Photo from Apple

Apple fixes a bug that made its new MacBook Pros run slower than advertised

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Apple confirms a bug that made MacBook Pros run slow – unless they were in a freezer

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Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast.

PRO UPGRADES. Apple says the new Pros will deliver faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation. Photo from Apple

Duterte-church dialogue, minor tambays, MacBook free repairs | Evening wRap

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Apple acknowledges Macbook keyboard problem, extends warranty and repairs

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The extended warranty now covers models up to four years after it was first bought from retail.

MACBOOK. Apple is extending warranty coverage for Macbooks with problematic keyboards. Screenshot of the Macbook Pro from Apple website

Apple sued for selling Macbooks with defective keyboards

May 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The lawsuit says that Apple knew of the problem before launch. Those no longer covered by warranties have reported paying $400 to $700 for repairs

Mac update adds support for external graphics cards

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:45 PM

With the update, users of MacBook laptops and iMac computers with a Thunderbolt 3 port will be able to make use of external GPUs

Radeon graphics card photo from AMD

Apple to switch from Intel chips to self-designed ones by 2020 – report

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Intel shares dive as news of Apple's planned shift comes out

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on October 27, 2016.  Apple revealed its new line of MacBook Pro laptops as well as a new Apple TV app. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Cheaper MacBook Air expected for Q2 of this year – report

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Apple is reportedly releasing a budget-friendly version of the MacBook Air. The Macbook Air currently sells for $999.

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

LOOK: New Apple store's roof looks like a giant MacBook Air

Jun 23, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The store is located in Chicago Some take photos and videos before the Apple logo is rolled up

APPLE. A picture shows the Apple logo outside the Apple store in Covent Garden in London August 30, 2016. File photo by Daniel Lean-Olivas/AFP

The 10 biggest announcements from Apple's WWDC 2017

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Here s what you can expect from Apple s laptops all in ones and operating systems in the coming months

IMACS. Apple's computers get Intel's latest chip, the Kaby Lake processors. Screenshot from Apple

Apple's new Macbook Pro touts the Touch Bar

Oct 28, 2016 - 2:35 AM

The New Touch Bar enabled Macbook Pro units start at 1 799

After Microsoft, it's Apple's chance to wow audiences at their 'Hello Again' event

Oct 27, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Will a new Macbook Pro thrill technophiles as much as Microsoft s Surface Studio did?

LIVE BLOG: Peluncuran iPhone 7

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Apple juga memperkenalkan seri terbaru dari Apple Watch

Apple releases fix for update that broke Mac ethernet ports

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Some users who downloaded this security update are unable to use their ethernet port to connect to the Internet

ETHERNET WOES? A recent update is giving some Mac users Internet connectivity headaches. Background image from Apple.

Mac vulnerability, space lettuce, Lexus Hoverboard | SciTech4u

Aug 13, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Brace yourselves Mac users – OS X is no longer immune from viruses

What's new: OS X, iOS 9, watchOS 2 at #WWDC15

Jun 09, 2015 - 4:50 AM

Here are the highlights of the unveiling for each of Apple s operating systems

Let's talk about the new Macbook

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:36 PM

New Macbook owners may be paying for innovation rather than the performance one might expect from an Apple laptop

APPLE'S NEW MACBOOK. Screen shot from Livestream

Aquino hits Napenas, Quevedo defends MILF, Pacquiao vs Mayweather | The wRap

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Aquino says Napeñas tricked him Quevedo says the MILF is not a terrorist group Pacquiao is unimpressed by Mayweather’s KO of a sparring partner

HIGHLIGHTS: Apple 'Spring Forward' event

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:15 AM

What did Apple announce on its Spring Forward event?

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

12" MacBook Air, Sony Walkman (TechRap)

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:01 PM

A 12 inch MacBook Air Sony revives the Walkman and more updates from CES in this week s TechRap

Apple working on 12-inch Macbook Air – report

Jan 08, 2015 - 3:07 AM

This new reported Macbook Air uses a retina display and has an edge to edge keyboard

A NEW MACBOOK AIR? This image from 9to5Mac shows an artist's rendition of some of the changes that are in a reported prototype.

What is HD? (TechRap)

Aug 07, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Samsung profits down for 2nd consecutive quarter SnapChat Alibaba talk funding and We explain the differences of 720p Full HD and 4k

Is the end of the non-Retina MacBook Pro near?

Mar 07, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Reports out of Taiwan suggest Apple is phasing out its non Retina MacBook Pro later this year

Charge your MacBook with the HyperJuice battery pack

Jan 22, 2014 - 4:34 PM

HyperJuice is an external battery pack that can charge your MacBook Pro as long as you re willing to modify your MagSafe adapter

TechRap: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air

Oct 27, 2013 - 5:06 PM

It s TechRap s anniversary episode and we bring you news from Apple Nokia and review the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Apple reveals new Macbooks, Mac Pros

Oct 23, 2013 - 4:27 AM

Faster more powerful computing at slightly lower prices make Apple s Mac Pro and MacBook Pro announcements interesting Apple gives away OS X 10 9 Mavericks for free

BRING OUT THE MAC. New Macbooks and a cylindrical Mac Pro round out the personal computing announcements from Apple.

Apple finalizes October event

Oct 16, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Apple is set to announce something new on October 22

OCTOBER 22. Will Apple announce a new iPad at its upcoming event?

Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Oct 24, 2012 - 1:40 AM

Apple announces 13 MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple unveils next generation MacBook Pro with Retina display

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:01 AM

The new MacBook Pros are thinner and lighter but are more powerful than ever before