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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.

Remains of the Day: Pico-boo

Can a domain name shed light on a forthcoming Apple product? Ehhh, probably not. Meanwhile, Acer thinks it has the 411 on what consumers really want and Apple files suit against knockoff retail stores closer to home.

New MacBook Airs and Mac Minis

Jason Snell, Dan Frakes, and James Galbraith join Philip Michaels to talk about our reviews and lab tests of the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini models.

Lab tests: Build-to-order Core i7 MacBook Airs

With the performance reports of the new standard-configuration MacBook Airs already posted, the Macworld Lab has turned its attention to benchmarking some optional, build-to-order (BTO) configurations of Apple’s latest line of ultra-portable computers.

Core i5 MacBook Airs zoom past predecessors

Macworld Lab has received and benchmarked every standard configuration of the new Core i5 MacBook Airs released last week. We’ve found that the new processors push the Airs to new performance heights.

Remains of the Day: Heavier than air

Rumors say Apple may be super-sizing the MacBook Air, but they also speculate that you may soon be talking to your iPhone. In fact, these are all just weapons being prepared for the oncoming patent war. And just what will it take to get kicked out of an Apple Store? One man sets out to find the truth.

Apple battery firmware open to attack, researcher finds

According to a security researcher, the microcontroller used to control the charging of Apple's laptop batteries could be attacked by malware in a way that might damage the cells.

Remains of the Day: Patent-troll hunter

Emboldened by a previous victory, one of these pesky firms is suing Apple a second time; elsewhere, the new MacBook Air falls to pieces, Apple sets its sights on box eradication, and Samsung backtracks on a poor decision.

Apple adds Core i5, Thunderbolt to MacBook Air

Apple on Wednesday announced an update to the MacBook Air product line that adds Intel Core i5 processors, fast Thunderbolt connectivity, a backlit keyboard, and improved configuration options.

Apple discontinues the $999 MacBook

Apple discontinued the white polycarbonate MacBook Wednesday, leaving the 11-inch MacBook Air as the low-cost laptop in Apple's product line-up.

Sony follows Apple's lead with Thunderbolt

Sony will become the first vendor other than Apple to use Intel's Thunderbolt technology in its products with the announcement of a new range of Vaio laptops.

Apple now offering Thunderbolt accessories, firmware update

Apple on Monday released a firmware update for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and on Tuesday began offering Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals in its store.

Remains of the Day: Achievement unlocked

Apple's unlocking iPhones as needed, the MacBook Air may be due for a refresh, and if you were missing the good old days of Apple doomsaying, well, we've got a special treat for you.