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Lab tests: Build-to-order Core i7 MacBook Airs

With the performance reports of the new standard-configuration MacBook Airs already posted, the Macworld Lab has turned its attention to benchmarking some optional, build-to-order (BTO) configurations of Apple’s latest line of ultra-portable computers.

Under the Gavel: Contains graphic content

Our round-up of legal wrangling in the tech industry returns, with a look at two Apple-related patent cases and an impassioned plea against another big merger.

Core i5 MacBook Airs zoom past predecessors

Macworld Lab has received and benchmarked every standard configuration of the new Core i5 MacBook Airs released last week. We’ve found that the new processors push the Airs to new performance heights.

Microsoft spells out Office for Mac bugs in Lion

Microsoft last week confirmed that customers running Office for Mac will experience problems with the suite on Apple's new Lion operating system.

More Thunderbolt speed results

In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt RAID provides boost over eSATA

Macworld Lab recently saw how dramatic an improvement Thunderbolt performance is over FireWire 800. In response to that report, Macworld readers want to see how Thunderbolt performance stacks up against other interface technologies--specifically, eSATA. Our results show that Thunderbolt’s performance boost over eSATA is just as impressive as those found in our FireWire 800 comparison.

Apple announces App Store Volume Purchase Program for businesses

Businesses looking to buy iOS apps in bulk for their employees will soon be able to take advantage of a Volume Purchase Program from Apple.

Record your conversations with IMCapture for Skype

IMCapture for Skype for Mac OS X lets you record your audio and video Skype conversations in a host of formats for later viewing.

Latest Parallels Desktop release targets enterprises

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Enterprise Edition lets users run Windows-based business applications on their Macs while also providing IT managers with the ability to impose policy-compliant deployments of the software.

Google: Business version of Google+ is coming

Google is telling IT executives to hold on, perhaps until later this year, as it prepares for for the rigors of business with its new Google+ social networking offering.

Western Digital announces My Book Studio 3TB hard drive

Western Digital announced Thursday that its My Book Studio line of external hard drives for the Mac will now come in an upgraded 3TB model that will retail for $250.

Oracle virtual desktops opened to iPad access

Oracle introduced an iPad app that will allow users to access their Oracle virtual desktops.

Apple posts FAQ for Thunderbolt cable

Apple's FAQ on its new Thunderbolt cable has a few interesting tidbits about the new connectivity technology.