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Apple's iMac, MacBook Pro lines are SSD friendly

Like the MacBook Pro before it, Apple's latest iMac line-up is optimized to squeeze more performance from solid-state drives.

MacBook Pros, new iMacs get slew of software updates

Apple on Wednesday released a quartet of software updates for the latest iMacs and MacBook Pros.

Remains of the Day: Mystery spot

Has the mystery of the white iPhone's delay been solved? Mayhaps. But the mystery of when the iPhone 5 will arrive is still up in the air, and the iPad is perplexing members of our government.

New 2011 iMacs

Apple releases new, faster iMacs. Jason Snell and Roman Loyola join host Chris Breen to talk about them.

New iMacs support Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt

According to Apple, the new Thunderbolt-equipped iMacs do in fact support Target Display Mode, allowing you to use them as an external monitor. However, there's a catch: It only works with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs.

Apple releases Thunderbolt-equipped iMac line

Apple on Tuesday released a new line of Thunderbolt-equipped iMacs, promising up to 70 percent performance boosts.

Canalys: With iPad's help, Apple is No. 4 PC maker in Q1

Research firm Canalys on Thursday said Apple was the world's fourth-largest PC maker during the first quarter, after adding the computer maker's iPad in worldwide PC shipments.

Firmware update fixes iMac booting issue

iMac Hard Drive Firmware Update 1.0, released Monday, promises to tackle a hard drive issue that prevented some iMacs released in mid-2010 from properly booting.

Official: UK government 'should use more Apple products'

The British government should use more Apple products, the former head of Tony Blair's e-Government Unit has said.

Remains of the Day: Da cloud, boss, da cloud!

The forecast for the next version of Apple's mobile operating system is overcast. But if it's not so much the future of Apple you're interested in as the past--and you have $3000 to blow--then you're in luck.

What you need to know about Thunderbolt

The arrival of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models brings with it a brand-new connection technology called Thunderbolt. And by brand-new, we mean “just announced this morning,” which raises lots of questions about what, exactly, Thunderbolt is and why Apple has chosen to make it a flagship feature of the company’s newest notebooks. Here’s what you need to know about the industry’s latest connection standard.

Expo Notes: OWC Mac mini-based home media system

Creating a Mac mini-based media center and finding the right combination of hardware and software can be a lot of hard work. At Macworld 2011, OWC demoed its attempt to simply the process.

Research firm: iPad makes Apple third-largest PC maker

Including iPad shipments would have made Apple the third-largest PC vendor during the fourth quarter of 2010, research firm Canalys says.

Holiday sales help Apple start the fiscal year in style

On Tuesday, Apple reported revenue of $26.74 billion and $6 billion in profit for its fiscal first quarter of 2011. Both figures are quarterly records for the company.

With Tim Cook, Apple turns to a familiar face

Apple chief operating officier Tim Cook is taking over for Steve Jobs for the third time. Here's a crash course on what to expect from the man tasked with taking over the day-to-day duties of Apple's CEO.