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Xiaomi reportedly working on MacBook Air laptop clone

Xiaomi has been known to push the boundaries in their smartphone releases, developing cheap and quite decent devices that pack designs often inspired by Apple. So far the company hasn't released a laptop, but judging by Gizmochina's leaks we might be…

The Apple Decade: Where They Succeeded and Others Were Too Lazy to Innovate

In the decade we have been publishing TechSpot, we have watched Apple resurge from the joke that G3 and G4 machines represented, to the Apple 'Mac vs. PC' debate -- during a time the company had better luck selling MP3 players than computers -- to today's ubiquity of Apple products in all forms of computing devices.

During the past 10 years Apple has systematically attacked and conquered from several fronts. Here's a brief recount of those winning products, and where it applies, the industry incumbents that for one reason or another failed to innovate or at least failed to beat Apple at breaking products to the masses first.

Firmware update enables Power Nap for Macbook Air, Retina MBP

To the dismay of some users, Power Nap -- Apple's whimsically named, sleep-like power state which quietly polls for updates -- was curiously absent from Mountain Lion's official release yesterday. Today though, the company rolled out an SMC update which adds…

Apple backtracks on EPEAT, products re-added to registry

Apple has publicly u-turned its decision last week to remove its desktops and notebooks from the EPEAT registry following a public backlash from consumers, educational, state and government departments who were left unable to purchase...

Apple MacBook Air 13" Review -- Ultra-what?

Steve Jobs unveiled the first MacBook Air in early 2008 to mixed reviews, but a series of redesigns and hardware refreshes through the years have resulted in a product line that has had a huge impact on the industry. PC makers have struggled to match the Air’s extremely thin and simplistic design, prompting Intel to announce the ultrabook initiative at Computex in 2011.

New for the 2012 MacBook Air is the Intel Ivy Bridge processor sporting Intel HD 4000 graphics, higher capacity storage and memory options, as well as an improved 720p Facetime HD camera, and support for USB 3.0. The 13-inch system also received a $100 price cut, now starting at $1,199.