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Apple to replace some MacBook Air flash drives

Is your 2012 MacBook Air's drive on the fritz? You may be eligible to have it exchanged under Apple's new Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program.

Apple releases EFI Firmware Update 2.7 for MacBook Air

Apple on Thursday released the MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7 for MacBook Air models released earlier this year.

Apple releases SMC updates for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

Did you buy a new MacBook recently? If so, Apple has something for you: SMC Updates.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

on pcworld.com

Gold iPhone? It wouldn't be Apple's first brush with color

Rumor has it that Apple could ship a gold iPhone this fall. That wouldn't be out of character for the company, which has long experimented with colorful hardware.

Play Crysis (like, decently) on a MacBook Air with this graphics card hack

Larry Gadea's external graphics card hack won't make you better at Crysis, but it'll make a MacBook Air handle it smoothly.

Remains of the Day: It's new to you

The Mac mini may be due for a refresh, Verizon takes the iPhone import ban to the very top, and Apple may have to dig around in the sofa cushions to pay off the ebook pricefixing case.

Google Chromecast: A $35, cross-platform answer to Apple TV and AirPlay

This $35 dongle from Google will connect to your HDTV via HDMI and stream video from the Web to the TV at your instruction.

on techhive.com

Remains of the Day: Quick hits

Apple debates how to give your iPhone the finger(print), Google Maps goes on a destructive rampage, and development of the fabled iWatch may hinge upon an all-star cast.

Apple rolls out Back to School promotion, adds iPhone to the mix

Apple on Tuesday kicked off its annual Back to School promotion, offering $100 gift cards with the purchase of a Mac, and $50 gift cards with the purchase of an iPad or, for the first time, an iPhone.

Apple's 802.11ac Wi-Fi problems: They're for real

OS X could be holding back the new AirPort Extreme's wireless throughput.

Remains of the Day: High-wire act

Sounds like the "ac" in the new MacBook Airs’ 802.11ac wireless might stand for "aw, crud." Elsewhere Pink Floyd has hit a wall with streaming royalties and Microsoft gets touchy about its gaming future.

Best Buy recalls MacBook replacement batteries after reports of fire

Best Buy has recalled about 5100 replacement batteries for Apple's MacBook laptops, after 13 reports that the battery caught fire, a U.S. consumer safety agency said.

Lab Tested: New MacBook Air offers best battery life of any Apple laptop

Macworld Lab found that the new MacBook Air has a significant boost to its battery life.

Four ways OS X Mavericks will save your MacBook's battery

Big under-the-hood changes are coming to OS X's ability to extend a Mac's battery life. Here's a quick look at how they work.