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Tech Preview: Rethinking The New MacBook Air (2018)
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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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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 441: The Big Payback
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On this week’s podcast, join former The Drill Down co-host Tom Cheredar as we discuss Spotify buries musicians who aren’t exclusive, Facebook kills the Trending Topics team, what to expect from Apple, is there a spy in your iPhone? How the Clinton Campaign is foiling the Kremlin, and have the Russians hacked U.S. voting systems? …and much, much more!

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The Drill Down 367: Spring Forward!
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This week on The Drill Down podcast, Tosin and Andy are once more joined by Greg Davies (from TARDISBlend, Blendover, and Heavy Metal Historian podcasts) as we discuss: Gigaom says goodbye, Wikimedia stands up against the NSA, Apple‘s big Spring event, Marvel‘s Daredevil comes to Netflix… You know who ya gonna call!!

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The Drill Down Special: Apple Watch, Macbook: First Impressions
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In this special edition of The Drill Down podcast, Andrew Sorcini and Dwayne DeFreitas discuss Apple‘s 2015 “Spring Forward” event, covering the release of the Apple Watch, new MacBooks, HBO Now on Apple TV, and more.

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