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How to buy the best portable hard drive

Sometimes a USB key just isn't roomy enough. We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favorite models.

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Seven tips for pain-free holiday traveling

Travel can be hell. The last thing you want to do is make it worse by overpacking or putting the wrong stuff in your bag. Let Christopher Breen help.

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: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro benefits from flash storage

Macworld Lab has benchmark results on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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.

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.

Six of the rarest Macs

Back in the good old days, Apple produced several Macs that had limited production runs. Here's a look at some of the more unique Macs ever made.

Using CDs and DVDs with a MacBook Air

Your new MacBook Air lacks a media drive yet you still wish to use DVDs and CDs with it. Chris Breen outlines your options.

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.