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8 of the best laptops for business: See why the MacBook Pro and Lenovo ThinkPad top our list

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While laptops are wonderful for watching movies and TV shows, sometimes you just need a dedicated machine for getting the job done with no distractions. A great laptop for business needs to be versatile for an assortment of daily tasks, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and web research. 

In the business world, “the dog ate my homework” is not a good excuse. Business laptops need to be light enough to easily take to meetings and conferences across the country (or around the world), while also performing under pressure and maintaining battery life. The last thing you want is your laptop dying in the middle of an important presentation or meeting.  Read more…

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OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopular decision to ditch all existing ports for a quartet of ThunderBolt 3 ports. Read More

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Apple could bring the Touch Bar to even more keyboards because duh

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One of Apple’s latest innovations could be making its way to even more keyboards. 

A newly granted trio of patents shows Apple might be working to bring its Touch Bar tech to more devices than just the MacBook Pro line. The Touch Bar famously debuted with the 2016 MacBook Pro, replacing the row of function keys with a much more functional super-responsive OLED touch panel. 

Since the computer’s release last November, the Touch Bar has been used in countless different ways, from the functional to the frivolous, and it’s proven to be a killer addition to the keyboard we never knew we needed — even if it’s not as sexy as some of Apple’s fanboys would’ve liked. Bringing it to more keyboards is just the next logical step. Read more…

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Tim Cook says India is 'a great place to be' as Apple posts its all-time record revenue

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s bet on overseas markets as the company looks for further growth and expansion is starting to show results.

The company posted strong quarterly iPhone sales and revenue Tuesday, reporting substantial growth in regions such as India, the fastest growth smartphone market. 

Cook, who paid his maiden visit to India as CEO of the company last year, said Apple had “all-time record revenue results” in the country without revealing any numbers.  

The company shipped nearly 2.6 million iPhones in India last year, according to marketing research firm Counterpoint, which claimed that iPhones now account for 62 percent of all premium smartphones shipped in the country.  Read more…

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Touch Bar MacBook Pros are being banned from bar exams over predictive text

macbookprotouchbarpictures When it launched late last year, the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar was largely reliant on first-party applications to show off what it could do. Since then, a number of other companies have jumped on board, helping the secondary screen grow into something more than novelty. Of course, as with any new technology, there’s going to be some unanticipated downside. Test taking… Read More

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Crunch Report | Sprint Takes 33% Stake in Tidal

Sprint takes a 33% stake in Tidal, The SEC is investigating Yahoo, a study from Cambridge on vaccinating fake news, Apple fixes more MacBook Pro bugs and a big Snapchat redesign hits iOS. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro after a software fix

macbookprotouchbarpictures Apple’s newest computers will no longer have to bear the title of the first MacBooks not to receive Consumer Reports’ coveted seal of approval. After working with the company over the holidays to address irregular battery life tests, ranging from an extremely inconsistent 3.75 to to 19.5 hours, the publication has re-run tests to much better effect. The new tests were run after… Read More

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