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Apple laptops, AppleCare dominate Consumer Reports rankings

Consumer Reports has published its latest laptop rankings, and Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro dominate the list. AppleCare also dwarfs its tech support competition.

Intel: We own Thunderbolt trademark, not Apple

Intel has responded to speculation that Apple was the owner of the trademark for Thunderbolt, a super-fast connection technology used in the new MacBook Pro and iMac.

Introducing Macworld's 100 Things ebook

Get a copy of our popular "100 Things Every Mac User Should Know" magazine feature as an ePub file to read on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Intel speeds up road map to tackle threat from ARM

Intel CEO Paul Otellini says his company will dramatically shake up its microprocessor road map to meet the demand for very-low-power processors. He also rebuffed unconfirmed reports that Apple might move away from Intel chips to ARM-based processors.

HP picks USB 3.0 over Intel's Thunderbolt for desktops

Hewlett-Packard considered using Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect in new desktop PCs announced Monday, but say it's sticking with USB 3.0 because of wider support.

Remains of the Day: Living on a Prey-er

If you need to track down a laptop-stealing varmint, well, there's a (Mac) app for that. Also, Apple doubles down on one of its stores, the iPad 2 isn't exactly photogenic, and it seems like there's a world record for everything these days.

Waiting for Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt's made its way to the new MacBook Pros and iMacs, but Jason Snell explains that nobody has actually been able to lay hands on a single Thunderbolt device yet.

Analysts: ARM not ready for Apple's MacBooks

Apple's possible move from Intel x86 chips to ARM processors for its MacBooks is feasible, but not practical over the next few years because of technical and performance issues, according to analysts.

OWC offers 480GB solid state drive for 2010 MacBook Air

Other World Computing now offers a pricey but powerful 480GB solid state drive upgrade for the 2010 MacBook Airs.

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.

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.

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.