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The unexplored history of translucent Apple design

What few realize about the birth of Apple's translucent industrial design is that it didn't start with the iMac. Apple didn't invent translucent enclosures, but they made it cool.

Mac-accessory Roundup: Speakers, mics, stands, and more

Do you need better speakers for your Mac? How about more memory? Or maybe you just need some laptop protection. You’re in the right place, as we've got a roundup of new Mac-complementing gear.

Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard

The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.

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Lab Tested: Ultimate 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Macworld Lab customized a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to create an ultimate performance configuration. How does it match up against Apple's other laptops?

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Giant Apple event, miniature iPad, and medium-sized Macs

This week, Apple announced a slew of new products for you to spend your hard-earned money on, we took a look at some great new software and hardware, and what week would be complete without us showing you how to do things that you've never done before.

The Land Before Macs: A field guide

Before Apple made Macs, iPhone, and iPads, they made computers that paved the way for the modern-day PC. Here's a look at Apple's computers before the Mac.

Core i5 vs. Core i7: How much power do you need?

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Macs are now split between those that use Intel's Core i5 chip and those that use the i7. Is the i7's extra power really worth the extra money?

Slideshow: iPad mini debuts along with new Macs

Apple's special event on Tuesday saw the introduction of new iPads, another MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMacs, Mac minis, and education-related software.

Summary: Slimmer iPads and iMacs highlight avalanche of Apple updates

The iPad mini was the marquee addition to Apple's product lineup on Tuesday, but it was the only hardware Apple unveiled. In addition to the smaller version of its tablet, Apple released a new generation of its full-sized iPad as well as new iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models.

Apple brings Retina display to the 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, expanding the high-resolution display across its MacBook Pro lineup.

Rapid Review: 13 Macbook Pro with Retina Display

A 60 second look at the 13" Macbook Pro with Retina Display. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro sports a display with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels, a huge 4-times increase over the 1280 by 800 resolution on the 13-inch MacBook Pro released in June. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro display has a total of 4,096,000 pixels, which Apple says is nearly twice the number of pixels in a HDTV.

Live Blog: Apple's More to Show event

Apple will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Jason Snell and Dan Moren will be on hand as the company unveils its latest creation.

Apple will stream Tuesday event live to Apple TV, Web

Apple early Tuesday revealed that it will stream the day's "little more to show" event live to Apple TV customers and on its website.

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.