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Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really hope changes this year. I was one of what seemed like only a few people - outside of Apple, at least - upbeat about the Touch Bar when it first arrived on the MacBook Pro in 2016, though even then it was clear there was room for improvement. Apple’s concept of a contextually changing array of shortcuts placed within easier reach of your hands on the keyboard had potential, but its first implementation felt cautiously tentative.

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2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

2018 Apple roadmap leak tips more custom Mac chips

Apple plans to release at least three new Mac models in 2018 that will include custom co-processor chips developed in-house, new reports suggest. The Cupertino firm has long been an Intel partner when it comes to its Mac notebooks and desktops. However, in recent years Apple has been turning its newfound mobile chipset expertise to desktop use.

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Best Buy sale sees iPad Pro and Samsung flagship price cuts

Best Buy sale sees iPad Pro and Samsung flagship price cuts

Best Buy has decided to kick off a surprise 3-day sale, it would appear. The sale started earlier today and features discounts on a variety of different products, from phones and computers to TVs and smart home devices. Though it may not be quite as big as the sales we became used to seeing in the lead up to the holidays, there are still some fairly solid deals to be found.

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LG keeps building the monitors Apple should be making

LG keeps building the monitors Apple should be making

In the lead up to CES, LG revealed a new selection of monitors today that are definitely aimed at enthusiasts. The most impressive of these monitors is the 34WK95U, a 34-inch ultra-wide monitor that just so happens to boast a display resolution of 5K (5120x2160). While it sounds like this monitor will offer a lot to love from end-users of all backgrounds, that's especially true for Apple users who are looking for an external display to use with their MacBook Pro.

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How to download macOS High Sierra today and install

How to download macOS High Sierra today and install

On Monday Apple released the newest version of macOS to the Mac App Store for all to download and enjoy. This version of macOS was named macOS High Sierra, and its most important features are the ones you'll never see. This version of macOS is just as free as the last several releases, and I and we recommend you make with the download whenever you get a free span of time to download and load.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro takes aim at Apple again

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro takes aim at Apple again

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is unmistakably the highlight of Xiaomi’s recent press event, but it started the show with another head turner. Following the Mi Notebook Air, the Chinese OEM is taking another shot at Apple. This time, however, it is going after the power users with its Mi Notebook Pro, whose name is an obvious reference to the MacBook Pro.

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mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

Power banks and battery packs have become a sad but unavoidable fact of the digital mobile lifestyle. But as versatile and useful as they may be, there are just some devices that they can’t power up when the meter turns red. Part of that has been solved by the use of USB-C in notebooks like the new MacBooks. The other part is addressed by high-capacity, high-output external batteries, like the new powerstation USB-C XXL from mophie that promises to give your MacBook up to 14 hours extra life. Oh, and it can charge your phones and tablets too.

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Update your iPhone and Mac right now, ASAP

Update your iPhone and Mac right now, ASAP

Apple released two security updates this week, one for iPhones and iPads, the other for macOS computers like the MacBook. This set of updates is absolutely imperative for all users as it fixes a security hole that can potentially take over your device through a Wi-fi connection. Updating a MacOS device or an iOS device can be done right now right now - both can be gotten straight from Apple with the instructions provided below - and it's EASY.

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2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

After being pleasantly surprised by the discoveries in the 2017 4K iMac, the teardown experts at iFixit braced themselves for another adventure. Imagine their disappointment when, upon opening the 2017 Retina MacBook and 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, they were, instead, hit hard with a major case of deja vu. If you were, like them, expecting at least some significant changes to these refreshed MacBooks, you would be, just like them, sorely disappointed.

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Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

At a jam-packed two and a half hours, Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote certainly wasn't slow going. iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra; the Siri-powered HomePod and new MacBook Pro and MacBook Configurations; the updated iMac and the sneak peek of the stealthily-seductive iMac Pro: this year's Apple developer conference bucked the trend and mixed new software and hardware. All well and good, but I went into WWDC day one with some back-of-the-envelope expectations, and those turned out to be dashed. Here are the three things I wanted to see Apple bring to the table, and why.

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MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

Apple's Mac brand got a surprising amount of love during today's WWDC Keynote. Not only did Apple announce refreshes for its iMacs, but it also announced the iMac Pro for those who need a little more power. The company didn't stop there, though, as it also revealed some updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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Apple’s roadmap allegedly leaked: iPhone 8, Glasses, 2018 MacBook, more

Apple’s roadmap allegedly leaked: iPhone 8, Glasses, 2018 MacBook, more

Apple's WWDC 2017 event is only a few days away now, meaning we'll soon have a decent idea of the company's plans for the rest of the year. But what about beyond that? What's Apple planning or working on that we won't find out about until 2018 or later? Well, an in-depth thread on the Apple subreddit has appeared this weekend, with a supposed Foxconn insider revealing a number of details on the company's product roadmap.

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