Just as the seasons turn, so do our palates. Big, warming food becomes popular again, and appetites dream of what's to come. Always on the horizon, of course, is the big food day of the year. No, not Halloween -- contrary to popular belief, candy does not constitute a meal -- but rather that other food holiday: Thanksgiving. And while tradition dictates much of the menu, every once in a while, something new sneaks in. Or at least a new preparation.
Apple has updated its MacBook Pros with the latest chips from Intel -- that would be Haswell and Crystalwell.
Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro will pack a Core i5 and/or i7 Haswell CPU.
The quad-core 15-incher will add Intel's Crystalwell graphics silicon, while the 13-incher will use Intel's Iris graphics.
Apple claims Iris Pro and Crystalwell (the eDRAM component) provides standalone "discrete" graphics chip-level performance.
Generally, Haswell means faster graphics and longer battery life. Apple is claiming 9 hours of "wireless web" battery life for the 13-inch and 8 hours for … Read more
The brand-new Mac Pro, years in the waiting, will hit store shelves before the year is out, Apple announced on Tuesday.
Apple announced that its new (and diminutive) Mac Pro will be available before the end of the year. The company plans to launch the desktop for a starting price of $2,999.
Apple unveiled the Mac Pro earlier this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The computer comes in a black, cylindrical case, standing in stark contrast to the standard desktop design.
The computer comes with the Intel Xeon E5 with up to 12 cores and up to … Read more
For Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops, it's all about the new Intel processors and graphics, better battery life, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, of course.
As expected, Apple refreshed its Apple MacBook Pro models to take advantage of the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system. Like the 2013 versions of both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air released in June, the 2013 MacBook Pro models get Intel's fourth-gen Core i-series of powerful yet power-saving mobile processors.
At the Apple event today, we finally learned that Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is available today. I already went over the new Finder tabs, iBooks for Macs, Finder tags, and improved full-screen apps in my hands-on for Mavericks in June, but Apple gave us a recap to talk about what the OS does beyond the new features.
Along with new features, Apple says part of the idea behind Mavericks is to get the most out of your hardware, and Apple says improvements to energy management get you as much as an hour more for Web browsing, simply by … Read more
It's Apple event time again, and this is your best place to get the news as it happens.
Apple's holding court in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, and CNET will be there to bring you live photos and news updates.
Expected are new iPads, updates to several Macs, along with a formal price and release date for Apple's new Mac Pro computer and OS X Mavericks, both of which were announced at a developer event earlier this year. For more on that, check out our full rundown of what we believe Apple will show off.… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Though Apple is sure to dominate the news cycle with the rollout of new iPads on Tuesday, Microsoft didn't want the coinciding launch of its Surface 2 tablet to go uncelebrated. So it went ahead and decided to throw a simultaneous nationwide in-store launch event -- as is now the fashion with high profile hardware launches these days.
Though unlike its Cupertino competitor, Microsoft's event didn't drive droves of people to pull out their wallets when the clock ticked twelve. In fact, nearly no one I talked with was interested in buying the Surface … Read more
A glow-in-the-dark pathway? Yes please. A glow-in-the-dark pathway that harvests UV light during the day to power its nighttime illumination? Yes please very.
UK company Pro-Teq Surfacing just introduced Starpath, a spray-on technology that can be applied over concrete, tarmac, wood, or any other existing solid surface to give it an artificial sparkly blue glow.
The idea is that the aggregate non-reflective, anti-slip light source can enhance visibility at night, making for a potential money-saving alternative to street lamps and stepping in to aid local governments that may be trying to cut costs by cutting nighttime lighting altogether. … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Is the map the next big shared file type to revolutionize businesses, the way that the spreadsheet and the document have? Google thinks so, and it's betting on enterprise maps in a big way.
Google's new Maps Engine Pro lets businesses import their data onto a map, from which they can then analyze it and share. Enterprise accounts will cost $5 per user per company.
Brian McClendon, vice president of Google Maps, was not shy about his intentions for the new tools.
"We believe this will be the new document type, and Google's … Read more
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