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More than new iPad could be on tap at Apple event

A smaller version of the iPad is expected to be announced at Tuesday's Apple press event. But could Apple also be planning an update to any of its Mac hardware and software? Philip Michaels weighs the possibilities.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Apple's upcoming iPad event, weird Macs, and plenty more

This week, in some ways, felt a bit like the calm before the storm. Apple announced a special event coming next week, we shared the stories of various unusual Macs, and of course we offered our usual slew of reviews, how-tos, and news.

Measure Mac performance with Speedmark 8

Learn more about Speedmark 8, Macworld Lab's benchmark suite for testing Mac performance.

All Speedmark 8 scores

Benchmark results of all the Macs Macworld Lab as tested with Speedmark 8.

Twelve South's HiRise provides eye-level iMac viewing

Mac accessory maker Twelve South has introduced the HiRise for iMac, a stand that lets users elevate their desktop Mac monitors to a better viewing level.

TechHive: Hidden photos found in Mac SE ROM

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Folks over at hackerspace NYC Resistor discovered grainy photos in the ROM of a Macintosh SE.

TechHive: The Power Mac G4 coffee table

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The classy coffee table gives old Power Mac G4s a new lease on life.

Ins and outs of upgrading your iMac

What happens if you upgrade an older iMac with an SSD and more RAM? You might be surprised at the performance results. Macworld Lab has a report.

Weekly Wrap: Fix Mountain Lion bugs, avoid scary hacks

Don't look now, but summer's kind of winding down. Now's the time to go outside with your laptop or iOS device, and catch up on both the sun's rays and Macworld's biggest stories from the past week.

Remains of the Day: On a mission

Another rumored look at the new iPhone, a whisper of a 13-inch Retina MacBook, and an Apple ad that never saw the light of day.

The Exceptional iMac G4: Ten years later

A decade after its debut, we remember what made this flexible Mac special.

Apple and EPEAT: What it means

Apple has pulled its products from the government-backed EPEAT registry of environmentally friendly electronic devices. Dan Moren's here to explain what it all means.

Rare working Apple 1 computer sells for record $374,500

A 36-year-old Apple-1 personal computer -- one of just six thought to be in working condition -- sold for a record $374,500 at a New York auction Friday.

Apple expands Back to School promotion to include iPad purchases

In past years, new and returning college students were eligible for rewards from Apple when they bought a Mac before heading back to school. This year, Apple is expanding the program to students who buy a third-generation iPad before September 21.

Cook: Apple planning professional Mac for 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook told a user via email that Apple's planning new professional systems for Mac users next year.