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The Week in Mac Accessories: Thunderstruck!

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes all sorts of ways to put your Mac's Thunderbolt connections to work, plus bags for your laptop and gear for connecting and recording.

Memories of Steve Jobs: The Loop magazine collects stories and remembrances

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On what would have been Steve Jobs's 59th birthday, The Loop has collected a series of stories from former co-workers, friends, and associates about Apple's iconic former CEO. A fascinating read.

Apple's 1.24.14 video shows the promise of technology, delivered

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On January 24, the Mac's 30th birthday, Apple sent out 15 crews, each equipped with an iPhone, to record how technology in the hands of the people has enabled innovation over the last three decades.

Earnings preview: Sales of the season

Ahead of Apple's first-quarter 2014 financial results, Dan Moren lays out what to expect from the company's most recent earnings.

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Mac 30th Celebration: Original Mac team members share their stories

Members of the original Mac development team gathered together to talk about their memories of working on the first Macintosh.

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Cover story: Steve Jobs and the first issue of Macworld

The first issue of Macworld is famous for having Steve Jobs on the cover. But that cover came close to not happening at all.

Watch Steve Jobs’ first demonstration of the Mac for the public

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Mac enthusiasts all know about the 1984 unveiling of the Mac in Cupertino. But a few days later, Steve Jobs and the Mac team performed a more detailed Mac demo for the Boston Computer Society. Time.com and Harry McCracken have the rarely seen video of that meeting.

Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac

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In a rare move of looking back, Apple's produced a timeline of 30 years of the Mac, complete with a look at the pioneers who've used the platform to, in the company’s words, "change the world."

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Hands on with the first Mac: Apple's Macintosh 128K

Thirty years ago, Apple released the Macintosh 128K. Macworld U.K. took a look at the computer to see what it's like to use a vintage Mac.

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Unboxing a 30-year-old Macintosh 128K

Apple is known for paying as much attention to its product packaging as it does to the actual product itself. And it all started in 1984 with the Macintosh 128K.

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The Mac at 30: Tales from the Berkeley Mac Users Group

Three decades ago, when the Mac was born, user groups were a crucial part of its success, giving the nascent Mac community a place to gather and learn. Thirty years later, we sit down with the still-active Berkeley Mac Users Group for some untold history.

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Breathing new life into old Mac Pros

What kind of boost can you get if you upgrade your old Mac Pro, instead of buying a new one? Macworld Lab ran a series of tests to find out.

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How we test: Speedmark 9 Mac benchmarks

When we test a Mac's performance, Macworld Lab uses its own in-house application-based benchmark tool. Lab director James Galbraith explains how Speedmark 9 works.