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2011 in review: The year in Mac

As we prepare to enter a new year, let’s take a look back at the previous 12 months from a Mac perspective.

Must-have hardware for your new Mac

Looking to spruce up that new Mac you got for the holidays? Our list of recommended hardware is meant to make your Mac perform better than it already does.

Apple tops PCWorld reliability, satisfaction surveys

Apple took home top scores among PCWorld readers for its reliability and customer satisfaction in laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

Remains of the Day: If you don't have anything nice to say

Apple's policies on employees’ behavior online have been revealed and they're...well...pretty reasonable, actually. Elsewhere, the Grand Central Apple Store prepares to pull out of (into?) the station, and might the Mac Pro finally see an update?

HP CEO expects to be overtaken by Apple as top PC maker

HP CEO Meg Whitman expects Apple to take over as the world's number one PC maker in 2012 but thinks her own company will bounce back in 2013.

Apple's one-day sale discounts Macs, iPods, more

Apple is holding a one-day sale event on Friday, with discounts on many of its products and accessories as well as those of third parties.

Buying guide: Macs (2011)

Shopping for a new Mac? Here's the lowdown on Apple's offerings to help you decide which Mac to buy.

MacBook Pro updates and Speedmark 7

We take the occasion of our MacBook Pro review to discuss Apple's new laptops and Macworld Lab's updated Speedmark 7 tests.

Remains of the Day: Bolt from the blue

Apple describes some Thunderbolt limitations, a report suggests you might soon be able to merge multiple Apple IDs, and faux Apple Stores come to an agreement with the real deal.

Servers with new Intel Xeon E5 chips due early 2012

Servers with new Xeon E5 chips based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture will become available early next year, Intel officials announced.

Remains of the Day: Everything but the kitchen sync

Apple may be up for bringing back some of MobileMe's soon-to-be-discontinued features at a later date, if consumers barrage them with feedback. Elsewhere, a profile of Tim Cook's successor, an ultra luxury car with an Apple twist, and who made HTC the latest barometer of cool, anyway?

Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.

Remains of the Day: Supersize me

It's a mega-giganta-humungo edition today, as we cover everything from Apple losing yet another prototype iPhone, to a neighborly Steve Jobs, to Tim Cook's email habits.

Customized Core i7 Mac mini offers iMac-like performance

Want iMac-like performance, without having to buy an iMac? You can get such a machine from Apple if you customize the new Mac mini. Macworld Lab has tested a build-to-order Mac mini, and the results are very close to that of a standard configuration 21.5-inch 2.5GHz Core i5 iMac.

Apple turns to Tim Cook to replace Steve Jobs

Apple chief operating officier Tim Cook is taking over as CEO following Steve Jobs's resignation. Here's a crash course on what to expect from the man tasked with taking over the company.