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MacBook Air update solves issues with sleep and blasting fans

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If you have a MacBook Air from mid-2011, you may have noticed intermittent issues where your laptop has a harder time waking up from sleep mode than it normally would have done, and when it does, the fans might loudly blast as if the whole laptop were on fire.

Although rare, these issues have been afflicting customers for at least the last couple of years. But it seems like Apple has finally figured out what’s wrong, as a new update today specifically for mid-2011 MacBook Air owners fixes the longstanding issues.

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Enter for a chance to win a MacBook Air [Deals]

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you probably already know that the MacBook Air is quite possibly the best computing solution ever created. Its lightweight design allows the MacBook Air to be taken pretty much anywhere but the power within is anything but lightweight.

Now you have the opportunity to get a MacBook Air of your very own with the 11’ MacBook Air Giveaway at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air could enter production next quarter

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A larger screen size and possible Retina display are the current elephants in the MacBook Air room.

Apple will kick-off mass production of its eagerly anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air in Q3 this year, according to a new report from DigiTimes.

The report notes that Quanta Computer is set to manufacture the laptops, and suggests that they will feature minor under-the-hood changes although will retain the look of the current generation 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models.

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Microsoft will pay you $650 to ditch your MacBook Air for a Surface

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No matter how many updates Microsoft makes to its Surface tablets, it just hasn’t been able to live up to its promise of killing the iPad and MacBook Air in one swoop, but now Redmond is ready to try another tactic — buying you out.

Microsoft announced that starting today, MacBook Air owners can walk into any Microsoft retail store and trade-in their Apple machine for $650 of store credit toward the purchase a Surface Pro 3, which Microsoft swears can replace your laptop, because you know, it’s got Office.

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Best places to score deals on the iPhone, iPad or MacBook Air

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Scoring a sweet deal on an iPhone directly from Apple is nearly impossible. Luck for us, a bunch of Cupertino’s retail partners aren’t afraid to cut some dinero off its price-tag to try to get you in the store. But which store is best for Apple deals?

To locate the top places to get deals on Apple products, DealNews tracked several years worth of deals for the iPhone, iPad, and 11-inch MacBook Air and discovered that certain retailers offer consistently better deals on one specific product. Many of the big name retailers are great for iPhones deals, but you might be the surprised where to look for the best iPad and MacBook Air bargains.

Here are the best places to score a deal for each Apple product:

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Updated MacBook Air boasts faster processor and smaller price tag

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As expected, Apple has introduced its refreshed line of MacBook Air models this morning. The updates don’t bring any major changes, but sport faster versions of Intel’s Haswell processors, and are $100 cheaper than their predecessors.

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Apple Could Release New MacBook Airs Next Week, But Will They Be Retina? [Rumor]

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A lot of rumors are swirling that Apple plans on radically updating its MacBook Air line-up this year. Impressively, Apple is said to be readying a thinner, lighter, 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display for release later this year.

Now a new report suggests that Apple will be releasing new MacBook Airs as early as next week. Could this be the 12-inch Retina model everyone’s been anticipating? Sadly, no. We’re going to have to wait a few months yet for that.

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Apple’s Supply Chain Is Promising A Retina MacBook Air For 2014

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It’s been almost two years since Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s still the only Mac with a Retina display. But according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, that’ll change this summer when the Cupertino company finally unveils the Retina MacBook Air.

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How Apple Will Make A Thinner, Lighter 12-Inch MacBook Air [Rumor]

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The MacBook Air already feels impossibly thin and light, but it’s set to get even thinner and lighter if a rumor out of Asia is to be believed.

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New Apple Hires Could Help Create The Retina MacBook Air

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It seems like we’ve been crowing for years about the promise of IGZO — a display technology that radically improves power efficiency, allowing for thinner, lighter, longer-lasting devices — for ages, but with the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, Apple finally started actually delivering on that promise.

But what now? A new job application suggests that the next generation of Mac laptops might get IGZO too, paving the way for new design possibilities.

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