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Tech Preview: Rethinking The New MacBook Air (2018)
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Macbook Air (2018)

Keyboard shot of the MacBook Air 2018.

A mere fortnight ago, GoD’s The Drill Down podcast dug deeply into the toys that Apple showed off during its Fall hardware event. The long-awaited MacBook Air and the surprising new form factor and functionality of new iPad Pro were the showstoppers; and while both have received generally favorable reviews, something doesn’t quite sit right about the new laptop.

Perhaps it’s the form factor, which is only moderately refreshed. Or perhaps it’s the fact that since 2015 we’ve seen the  MacBook 12″ as a successor, or “heir to the old Air,” so to speak, with its improved slender wedge shape, its extreme battery life, and its incredible portability. The new MacBook Air ups its direct predecessor in the categories — it’s clearly a better computer than the previous version — and people have been waiting for the Air to come back with Retina display, TouchID, and the larger track pad — all necessary standards on modern MacBook computers.

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The Drill Down 548: Apple October Event 2018
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Apple October Event 2018

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, IBM buys Red Hat, a right-wing social network ends in the wake of Pittsburgh killings, did Google pay off a harasser?, new products from Apple… and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 281: Clash of the Titans
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XBox and Playstation signs at Electronic Entertainment Expo

This week, at Apple‘s WorldWide Developer Conference, Apple rolls out new updates for Macbooks, OSX, iOS 7, and a new Mac Pro! Also at E3, we find out more about the XBox One, the PS4, and all the great games you’ll be playing on them. Plus Google buys Waze, and cloud storage with real clouds!

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The Drill Down 237: WWDC 2012 & Mom-Bear Loving
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This week, Dwayne DeFreitas and Andrew Sorcini analyze the latest hardware and operating system updates from Apple‘s 2012 World Wide Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, and then we take a look at the complex, ambiguous (and sometimes embarrassingly funny) minefield of policing copyright infringement.

But first, the headlines… more leaked password woes at Last.fm, Twitter introduces branded pages for hashtags via their first television ad, and ICANN launches the ‘great internet landgrab’!

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The Drill Down 234: Code of Calling
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This week, we look at some new Facebook-related changes on the cusp of their Initial Public Offering, and whether those changes are enough to keep advertisers interested after Facebook goes public. Then, to code or not to code…that is the question.

But first, the headlines…Yahoo‘s fibbing CEO Scott Thompson gets his comeuppance, and Yahoo gets an interim CEO, Pebble breaks all Kickstarter records at $10 in pledges, Apple moves away from Google Maps, Apple may offer an iPhone with a larger screen and a thinner MacBook, how Yahoo killed Flickr, Google introduces a knowledge graph, and Aaron Sorkin will script Steve Jobs‘ life.

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