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CES 2011 Gadget Preview

From fast new PC chips to 3D picture frames, here are 20-plus products that we'll be eager to see at CES 2011.

Rumor: Apple Launching Mac App Store Next Week

Apple will launch its Mac App Store next week, according to a blog that cited an "inside source" at the company.

MacBook Air Performs Poorly Compared With Similarly Priced Windows Laptops

Lab tests prove many Windows 7 laptops offer better performance than the 2010 MacBook Air for the same price.

Mac App Store: No Demos for You!

Apple is taking a hard line against free trial versions of apps in its new digital storefront -- possibly to its own detriment.

The 15 Greatest Computer Books of All Time

Here are 15 major works of computing literature, from history to how-to, that were enormously successful and deserve to be celebrated.

Apple Cuts Prices on iPads, iPods, Macs for Black Friday

Apple gets into the Black Friday spirit with various discounts on Macs, iPads, and iPods offered throughout the day at retail stores and online.


Apple Black Friday Preview: Where to Find the Best Deals

The Apple Store might offer a few discounts but don't forget about authorized retailers like Best Buy, Target and Radio Shack.

MacBook Air Outperforms Most Windows Netbooks and Ultraportables

We loaded Windows 7 on two MacBook Airs and found that they ran faster than nearly any other recent netbook or ultraportable laptop.

Apple Smashes Patch Record With Gigantic Update

Apple this week patched a record 134 Mac OS X vulnerabilities, easily topping the previous record of fixing 90 flaws in March.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011: Clunky to Cool

When I reviewed Microsoft Office for Mac 2008, I said the then-new version of the suite was "kind of like getting a new Chevy." But the updated suite drives more like a Prius.