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Apple releases brightness fix for new 21.5-inch iMacs

Apple on Thursday released an update for the display brightness of the latest 21.5-inch iMacs.

The Cube at 10: Why Apple's eye-catching desktop flopped

A decade ago, Apple's revolutionary G4 Cube was hitting retail shelves. But the desktop turned out to be too revolutionary -- the Cube failed commercially and Apple wound up killing the product line. With 10 years of perspective under his belt, Benj Edwards of Vintage Computing and Gaming looks at why the Cube never caught on with mainstream users.

12-core Mac Pro configuration now on sale

Apple on Monday updated its online store to add a third base configuration to its recently revamped Mac Pro line, this one with 12 cores of processing power.

Remains of the Day: Waste not, want not

Everybody’s cracking down on e-waste these days: if it’s not the European Commission, then it’s Apple itself. Meanwhile, Apple’s also making some patently curious patent submissions and maybe even bidding on a Chinese gaming company. Talk about busy.

Lab tested: 27-inch Core i5 iMac/2.8GHz Quad-Core benchmarks

Macworld Lab takes a look at the performance of the new Quad-Core 27-inch 2.8GHz Core i5 iMac.

Lab tested: DVD ripping on the new iMacs

The new iMacs use different SuperDrive models, which can affect performance when ripping DVD movies.

Lab tested: 21.5- and 27-inch Core i3 iMacs/3.2GHz benchmarks

Straight from Macworld Lab: Benchmark results of two new iMacs, both of which sport Intel's 3.2GHz Core i3 processor.

Apple's hardware announcements

Apple put the focus on Mac hardware this week, with new Mac Pro and iMac models. So we follow suit in the Macworld Podcast with an all-Mac discussion about the new hardware.

Apple releases OS X updates for new iMacs, Magic Trackpad

If you rushed out to buy a new iMac or Magic Trackpad, it's time to fire up Software Update and start downloading.

Apple announces new Mac Pro with up to 12 cores

The new Mac Pro, due in August, can be customized with up to two 6-core 3.33GHz CPUs, a 512GB solid-state drive, and new ATI Radeon video cards with dual Mini DisplayPorts for running dual LED Cinema Displays.

Apple unveils new iMac, including quad-core model

Apple on Tuesday updated its iMac line, sporting new processors up to a quad-core and more powerful graphics chips.

ColorWare adds custom colors to new Mac Mini line

ColorWare is now offering custom color schemes for the new Mac Mini in a variety of colors, finishes, and styles.

Analysis: Think Apple is big now? You ain't seen nothing yet

Reading between the lines, Apple's big earnings point to even bigger things to come, say analysts.