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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.

Thin laptops, including MacBook Air, meet eco-standard

An investigation of ultrathin laptops has found that they conform to the EPEAT environmental standard after all.

After Steve: Apple's ten big post-Jobs moments

Apple has had a busy, bumpy time since Steve Jobs died last October 5. Here are the ten biggest events in the company's eventful year.

Drive-by Wi-Fi: Staying connected on the road

Free Wi-Fi is easier than ever to find on the nation's highways and byways. You just have to know where to look.

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Ultrathin teardown! Asus ultrabook vs MacBook Air

Looking under the hood of two competing systems, we found considerable similarity in the way ultrathin laptops are sandwiched together.

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Remains of the Day: Fauxbulous

Congratulations on your e-book settlement--now just don't spend all of your refund in one online bookstore. Elsewhere, Tim Cook and Larry Page have a tete-a-tete and one fellow makes the most convincing fake Apple Store you've ever seen.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The latest update to Mountain Lion may restore some MacBooks' battery life, but the OS can also stop certain applications in their tracks. Meanwhile, Facebook's iOS app gets a new lease on life, thanks to the injection of some native code

Apple closes Retina MacBook Pro supply-demand gap

Apple continues to narrow the gap between supply and demand for its high-priced, high-resolution Retina MacBook Pro.

Crucial unveils bargain SSDs for older laptops

Crucial today announced a new solid-state drive (SSD) targeted at users who want to upgrade older computer systems with a flash drive that boasts a price well under $1 per gigabyte of capacity.

Apple releases Power Nap-enabling firmware updates for recent MacBooks

Power Nap missing from your recently purchased MacBook? A firmware update awakens this feature.