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The unusual world of Mac prototypes

If you've been a Mac fan for more than a few years, chances are you've seen or even used Apple's most famous computer models. What you don't often see are the machines that Apple kept to itself—the prototypes that never reached the market.

Introducing Macworld's Mac Basics Superguide for Mountain Lion

Going home for the holidays? Keep the tech talk off the table this year and answer your family's tech support questions with a copy of Macworld's Mac Basics Superguide, now updated for Mountain Lion.

Apple teases its Black Friday event

Black Friday is coming at the end of the week, and Apple suggests that it will once again offer some discounts to its customers.

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.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Reviewing the newest iPads, mastering software, easy backups

Our Macworld Doppler radar shows a lot of huge stories from the week gone by. It’s cloudy with a chance of MacBooks. Or more accurately, iPads and Mac minis. But MacBooks sounded better.

Remains of the Day: Open and shut

Apple opens up its coffers, a patent firm opens another front against Cupertino, and a judge reopens part of the Apple v. Samsung case. (Nooooooooo!)

Tablets beat out PCs on holiday shopping lists

Respondents largely opted for tablets over PCs in a survey asking which computer they had on their holiday wish list.

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Amazon's new Prime pricing a move on streaming dominance

Amazon ramps up competition with Netflix and Hulu by introducing a monthly subscription option for its Prime membership.

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Apple not likely to ditch Intel chips for Macs in near future

Rumors have been flying about Apple dumping Intel in future Macs. But Loyd Case thinks it's not likely to happen in the near term, if ever.

Remains of the Day: Everybody was kung-fu fighting

Apple may dip Intel chips, OS X 10.9 is waking up from a cat nap, and Amazon's taking home the bacon in Europe.

The Apple family tree: Apple platforms through the years

Over the past 36 years, Apple has created at least 13 distinct platforms, each hosting its own unique variety of software. Some of these forgotten ecosystems met quick deaths at the hands of an unforgiving market; others persist under our noses in the consumer electronics sector.

Samsung to get another crack at questioning Apple's Schiller

Apple executive Phil Schiller will have to provide further testimony to lawyers for Samsung Electronics as part of the appeal proceedings related to their big patent infringement case, a California court ordered Thursday.