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EFI Firmware Updates for MacBook Air, iMac, MacBook Pro Bring Lion Internet Recovery to 2010 Models

Feb 7, 2012 - 2 Comments
MacBook EFI Firmware Update

Apple has released firmware updates for 2010 model year MacBook Air, iMac, and MacBook Pro. The EFI update brings OS X Lion Internet Recovery, which is accessible by booting into Recovery mode and allows a user to reinstall OS X Lion, to each Mac from 2010. The EFI Firmware updates are available to download from … Read More

MacBook Pro with 2880×1800 Retina Display Rumored for Release in 2012

Dec 14, 2011 - 16 Comments
MacBook Pro with Retina Display rumored for 2012

Apple is rumored to be working towards releasing retina display equipped MacBook Pro’s in the second quarter of 2012, according to a new report from the Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes. Citing upstream component sources, the displays are said to be 2880×1800 pixels and become yet another competitive advantage for Apple’s portable lineup: While the prevailing … Read More

MacBook Air Won’t Sleep? Fix it with an SMC Reset

Dec 7, 2011 - 4 Comments
Reset SMC on a MacBook Air

I’ve gotten in the habit of immediately putting my MacBook Air to sleep by shutting the lid, by far the easiest method if you’re on the go. Typically this works without a hitch, but today the Air didn’t sleep when shut. Because the MacBook Air has no moving hard drive or sleep light, I didn’t … Read More

Future MacBook Air to Support Two External Displays?

Dec 6, 2011 - 5 Comments
MacBook Air and Thunderbolt display

Future MacBook Air models are likely to be capable of supporting two external displays in addition to the built-in screen, as powered by the upcoming Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics chipset, according to a recent post on MacRumors. The information comes from a leaked roadmap of Intel’s mobile Ivy Bridge processor plans, which are … Read More

MacBook Air 15″ Coming in March of 2012?

Nov 14, 2011 - 19 Comments
MacBook Air 15"

Component suppliers have informed DigiTimes that Apple is already gathering pieces to a 15″ ultra-thin notebook that is set to debut as early as the second quarter of 2012. While DigiTimes cautions they don’t know if the new laptop is a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, Apple openly promotes the current MacBook Air lineup as … Read More

How to Check For an LG Display in a MacBook Air and Make it Look Better

Oct 30, 2011 - 28 Comments
Select MacBook Air custom display profile

If you have a newer MacBook Air you should pay attention. Some of the MacBook Airs are shipping with Samsung displays, and some are shipping with LG displays, both are quality displays, but the LG’s default color profile is lighter and a bit flat. Most users probably won’t notice this, but if you sit a … Read More

MacBook Air Creaking? Check for Loose Screws

Oct 1, 2011 - 9 Comments
Pentalobe screws in a MacBook Air

My MacBook Air 11″ has been creaking a lot lately when I pick it up, the noise has gradually increased and I finally discovered the reason why: loose screws. I’m not sure what caused the screws to become loose, but I do bring my MacBook Air almost everywhere with me so this could be a … Read More

Keyboard Illumination Locked? It’s the Light Sensor

Sep 22, 2011 - 24 Comments
Keyboard Illumination Lock icon

Can’t turn on your MacBook Pro or Air’s keyboard backlighting? No it’s probably not broken, it’s most likely the light sensor. If the ambient light sensor on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models detects too much light, the keyboard illumination will disable itself and refuse to turn on, showing the above locked image instead. You … Read More

Disable the Internal Screen on a MacBook Pro or Air in OS X Mavericks

Sep 14, 2011 - 51 Comments

Some MacBook Pro or Air users may want to disable their internal screen when the laptop is connected to an external display, this is generally achieved in two ways but ever since Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9, and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the internal screen is more persistent and wants to stay on.

MacBook Air is the Computer of Choice in a Tribes Fight to Save the Amazon

Aug 31, 2011 - 9 Comments
MacBook Air in the Amazon

The middle of the Amazon Rainforest is probably the last place you’d expect to see a brand new MacBook Air, but that’s exactly what Chief Almir of the Surui people is using in his fight to protect the Amazon. The internet, a partnership with Google, and Apple’s flagship ultraportable MacBook Air, have enabled the chief … Read More

Setups: Ultimate MacBook Air Telecommuter

Aug 13, 2011 - 6 Comments
MacBook Air Telecommuting

How’s this for a workstation? This telecommuting MacBook Air 11″ features a one-of-a-kind BMW laptop stand and charging station (get it, the motorcycle?), officially earning this submission an award for the ‘nicest MacBook Air Stand’. Try not to miss the view of Monument Valley either, what an awesomely unconventional Mac setup! Thanks for sending this … Read More

Use Two or Three External Displays with the MacBook Air (or any Mac)

Aug 13, 2011 - 9 Comments

Sure, the MacBook Air 2011 can’t drive dual displays through Thunderbolt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have two or even three external displays powered by the ultra portable if you get creative. The focus is on the MacBook Air here, but you can apply all of these solutions to any other Mac too.

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