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New 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) – How to choose wisely

New 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) – How to choose wisely

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro follows its bigger sibling with an improved keyboard and an uptick in performance, but there's a bigger decision to be made than just screen size. The 2020 refresh of the smaller MacBook Pro creates two distinct tiers within the 13-inch screen size, and the differences between them are arguably more obvious than ever. Here's what you need to know...

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Magic Keyboard and speed boost

New 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Magic Keyboard and speed boost

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding the Magic Keyboard from its 16-inch sibling, and giving the creator-favorite a performance boost inside. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro loses the controversial "butterfly" keys of the old 'board, and in their place gets Apple's latest scissor-switch based buttons which are expected to be more resilient over time.

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MacBook charging is changing as macOS gets smarter about batteries

MacBook charging is changing as macOS gets smarter about batteries

Apple is changing how its MacBook batteries charge, with an upcoming update for macOS Catalina promising to learn from how the notebooks are used in order to maximize battery life. Currently, when you plug your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro into its power supply, it automatically charges up to 100-percent. That, though, may not be the best strategy for a number of reasons.

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This 2020 MacBook rumor is more bad news for the butterfly keyboard

This 2020 MacBook rumor is more bad news for the butterfly keyboard

A new MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air design switching away from Apple's little-loved butterfly keyboards are tipped for the first half of 2020, with one analyst suggesting the new laptops would complete the Cupertino firm's transition away from the troubled switch mechanism. Apple moved away from its homegrown butterfly key switch with the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, adopting a new version of the scissor mechanism.

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Apple-designed ARM for Mac in 2021 tipped after iPhone 5G this year

Apple-designed ARM for Mac in 2021 tipped after iPhone 5G this year

This week analyst Ming Chi Kuo tipped the development of the next major Mac from Apple, complete with an Apple-designed ARM processor. This suggestion fits with other major projects in the pipeline with new processor tech, including 5nm process for the first 5G iPhone and new iPad later this year. This would be Apple's first Mac with an Apple-designed processor.

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Refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pros are now available

Refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pros are now available

The new 16-inch MacBOok Pro is the answer to every MacBook Pro owner's prayer in almost all ways but one. It finally returns the old reliable scissors switches under the new Magic Keyboard moniker and introduced a new 16-inch sweetspot between existing MacBook Pro sizes. The only drawback, however, was the price that started at $2,400. Those who have held off buying one, however, may now have a bit of a reprieve now that Apple is selling refurbished MacBooks just three months after they first launched.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard could soon have backlit scissor keys

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard could soon have backlit scissor keys

Forget the AirPods and the Mac Pro Cheese Grater. Apple's most reviled product may not have been a distinct product but a component instead. Fortunately, it seems that the company is ready to put its butterfly switches behind it and is spreading the good news of good old scissor switches. In fact, it may even spread that to a rather unexpected recipient, the iPad Pro. Hopefully not before it comes to other MacBooks first.

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macOS Pro Mode could make MacBook Pros more gaming-worthy

macOS Pro Mode could make MacBook Pros more gaming-worthy

For generations, MacBooks have been seen as a status symbol, used by both casual computer users and professionals alike. One class of users that have not exactly taken to Apple's notebooks are gamers. For one, the number of high-profile titles for Mac OS X, now macOS, has traditionally been small. For another, MacBooks, even MacBook Pros, have not exactly been noteworthy for their performance especially when it comes to games. That has started to change with the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year and it seems that Apple will be pulling some software tricks to capitalize on the new notebook's muscles.

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MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard could be the promised 13-inch model

MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard could be the promised 13-inch model

Apple is equally famous and notorious for its obsession with design and, in particular, making things as slim as possible. Sometimes that has breathtaking results but there are other times when it becomes an infuriating experience. One of the most recent cases, which has actually resulted in a lawsuit, is Apple's reviled butterfly keyboard switches. Apple has finally reverted to using scissor switches in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and now it seems that a new model will soon be out with that same Magic Keyboard.

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Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple is planning to release a software fix for an annoying popping noise reported by some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners, a new leak claims. The problem may appear in the MacBook Pro model after audio has stopped playing from an application, though some users experience the popping noise during audio playback. The leaked Apple memo indicates the noise can be fixed using a software update.

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Apple explains what to do if your new MacBook Pro randomly turns off

Apple explains what to do if your new MacBook Pro randomly turns off

A newly published Apple support document acknowledges reports of an issue some owners of the 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro have experienced: unexpected shutdowns. Apple provides an official troubleshooting method for its customers who may experience this problem, advising them to get in contact with the company if the issue remains after updating the system.

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MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

Apple may have finally changed back (or changed forward) to a more familiar keyboard mechanism in its new MacBook Pro but that doesn't change the past one bit. It is also not enough, apparently, to save the company from having to fight a class-action suit hurled against it over its previous "butterfly" keyboards. It tried to get that case dismissed but was shot down, effectively giving the green light to move the case forward in court. That is if it isn't settled out of it first.

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