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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.

Measure Mac performance with Speedmark 8

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All Speedmark 8 scores

Benchmark results of all the Macs Macworld Lab as tested with Speedmark 8.

Remains of the Day: In living color

Apple picking up talent on the cheap? Color me surprised. Elsewhere, the company legally has to admit that Samsung's tablets just aren't cool enough for school and those new desktop Macs might be almost the same as those old desktop Macs.

Remains of the Day: Rumor has it

Rumors abound of Apple updating every single product line at next week's media event, even as the company apparently winds down its relationship with Samsung. Elsewhere, the iPod nano is dissected ... for science!

Apple quietly extends 1TB iMac Seagate replacement program

If you have a 1TB iMac with a built-in Seagate drive, it may be eligible for replacement by Apple.

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Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday that students as young as 14, below the legal working age, were found employed at a company factory in China that has been said to make products for Japanese gaming firm Nintendo.

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Remains of the Day: Stuffed up

iPod touch benchmarks are nothing to sneeze at, nobody coughs up enough money for a vintage Apple computer, and Taiwan and Apple hit a hiccup over map imagery.

Apple to unveil fourth-quarter earnings on Oct 25

Apple late Monday announced that will hold its next quarterly earnings call on October 25.

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Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles

China's Foxconn manufacturing sites are expanding based on cheap labor, while Japan's older, traditional Sharp plants hang on through cost-cutting measures.

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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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Intel: Thunderbolt not yet feasible for smartphones and tablets

The Thunderbolt interconnect technology could take a while to reach smartphones and tablets because of power consumption issues that need to be resolved, according to Intel executives.

Tim Cook: Apple by the numbers

Apple has now sold more than 400 million iOS devices, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday at the company’s media event. And that was just one in a series of numbers he offered to demonstrate Apple’s ongoing success.