Apple released six firmware updates for its MacBook products and a few other products.
Apple has met some of the goals Steve Jobs outlined in his May 2007 letter on the company’s environmental policies. But nearly a year after the Apple CEO first published his open letter, work remains to be done on making Apple’s product offerings more environmentally friendly.
Apple’s recent Mac growth has been huge, growing a whopping 60 percent in February 2008 over the same month last year.
When it comes to playing games on the MacBook, the laptop’s integrated graphics is only part of the issue. Improving the way integrated graphics are implemented on the MacBook is likely to boost performance, developers say.
Intel on Friday confirmed it will ship quad-core chips designed specifically for notebooks in the third quarter.
Memory maker Corsair claims its new 4GB memory kit for the MacBook and MacBook Pro works up to 28 percent faster than standard Mac upgrade memory.
Ecamm Network is now shipping the third revision to its Huckleberry device, which turns iSight video around 180 degrees on the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
Macworld Lab has been putting the new MacBooks to the test. Benchmarks show that the new MacBooks, based on Intel's new Penryn processor, offer a modest speed increase over the previous MacBooks.
Like their high-end counterparts, the MacBook Pro, the MacBook also has seen its processor replaced with a next-generation version of the Core 2 Duo chip. And that’s meant performance gains for the MacBook when compared to the most recent version of the laptop as well as older Core 2 Duo-powered models. What’s more, the high-end 2.4GHz MacBook compares favorably to the 2.4GHz MacBook Pro.
Oklahoma Christian University, a liberal arts college, is offering all incoming freshmen a MacBook and their choice of iPod touch or iPhone.