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Hardware - Numbers

10+ Apple MacBook Pro Touchbar tips
Getting to grips with the MacBook Pro touchbar -- and why Laptop got it wrong
April 14, 2017
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15 hours with the 13" MacBook Pro, and how Apple's T1 bridges ARM and Intel
Diving deeper into what makes the Pro tick ahead of our full review.
October 28, 2016
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1Password will put the MacBook Pro's fingerprint scanner to good use
And the Touch Bar, too
October 28, 2016
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Hardware - A

Acer H277HU review: USB-C passthrough monitor works well with Apple's MacBook
Connect to this display using USB-C.
June 30, 2016
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AMD Radeon Pro 460, 455, 450 Powering the new MacBook Pro Series
We recently talked about the new MacBook Pro series and how the new Touch Bar was a cool new feature, the cheapest model of the new MacBook Pro series is not getting the Touch Bar but the others are.
October 30, 2016
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Analyst: Apple's next MacBook Pros will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM
Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities in Taiwan has issued a new note indicating that this year's MacBooks will be upgraded with Intel's Kaby Lake processors, as well as 32 gigabytes of RAM in the 15-inch model.
January 16, 2017
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Apple ARM's for battle
If you enjoyed the PC wars, you'll love the connected everything annihilation
February 2, 2017
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Apple brings Touch ID to the MacBook Pro
The iPhone's handy fingerprint sensor finally comes to the Mac line.
October 27, 2016
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Apple Cuts Dongle Prices After Users Complain About new MacBook's Port Shortage
Apple wants to bring its MacBook Pro users into the future, and has done so by eliminating every port on the latest version of the computer except for two USB-C ports.
November 4, 2016
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Apple cuts prices on USB-C adapters
You still have to shell out a good amount of cash for adapters for the new MacBook Pro, but at least it's not as much as before.
November 4, 2016
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Apple delays shipments of UltraFine 5K monitor while LG fixes router issue
Up to six weeks until the display ships
February 9, 2017
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Apple design chief Jony Ive rules out touchscreen Macs
The company is exploring a more interactive MacBook with the new Touch Bar, but don't expect a fully touch-enabled Mac.
October 30, 2016
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Apple introduces brand-new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros for $1,799 and $2,399
Function keys have been replaced with a multitouch Retina display called "Touch Bar."
October 27, 2016
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Apple is out of touch
I am not an Apple fanboy, but I have defended the company's decisions and philosophy more times than I can remember. and for good reason. But, looking at the new MacBook Pro line, I am finding it hard to see where that "touch of genius" is. what exactly makes its latest laptops anything more than glorified MacBooks?
October 28, 2016
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Apple just killed the 11-inch MacBook Air
Is Apple sacrificing the MacBook Air for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro? It sure feels like it.
October 27, 2016
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Apple quietly kills non-Retina MacBook Pro it sold for four years
The 2012 MacBook Pro looks like a throwback compared to Apple's newer models.
October 27, 2016
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Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Could Feature AMD Polaris 11 GPU
For the past few days, we've been hearing rumors that Apple could reveal its new MacBook Pro 2016 during its next week's WWDC event. However, it's highly unlikely to happen considering WWDC is an event for developers where the Cupertino usually unveils its next versions of the mobile and desktop operating systems.
June 10, 2016
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Apple MacBook Pro 2016; Touch Bar, 2x Touch Pad and More
The new Apple MacBook Pro 2016 has just been released and it features some cool new features. It has the second generation butterfly key switches. Apple claims that both the keyboard and the trackpad have been redesigned. the trackpad is twice the size as compared to the previous Apple MacBook Pro that we have seen. this will be appreciated by Apple MacBook users.
October 28, 2016
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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2016) review:
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: Second-screen dream machine
November 14, 2016
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Apple MacBooks get speedy secure login
Instead of typing in your password, open your laptop while wearing your Apple watch and you'll be logged in.
June 13, 2016
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Apple makes 2016 MacBook Pro harder to repair and upgrade
Apple is obsessed with making its products smaller and lighter -- and this shows with the latest-generation MacBook Pro. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models are more portable than their predecessors, making the prosumer line a much better choice for road warriors. But, knowing that Apple does not always give without taking away, what is the catch?
November 16, 2016
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Apple MacBook Pros Have Graphics Issues, Intel, AMD not Culprits
The new Apple MacBook Pros were launched recently and let me say that the new Apple MacBook Pros are as boring as the new iPhone 7. for a company that claims to be the market leader for innovation, I think we all expected more. But that was not the case. now it seems that the Apple MacBook Pros have issues when it comes to graphics and neither Intel nor AMD is to be blamed for faulty GPU hardware.
November 28, 2016
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Apple provides a soft(er) landing for MacBook Pro buyers with deep discounts on peripherals and dongles
Apple is addressing the sudden and wide inexplicable fear of dongles driven by the MacBook Pro's USB-C only approach with a store-wide discount on adapters. the price cut applies to a bunch of dongles, accessories and peripheral devices that allow users to attach legacy devices to the new laptops, which ship with between 2 and 4 Thunderbolt 3 capable USB-C ports, and nothing else.
November 4, 2016
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Apple reportedly designing its own chip for Mac laptops
That could translate to a battery life boost and also mean the brains of your MacBook could start looking a lot more like the brains of your iPhone or iPad.
February 1, 2017
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Apple renames OS X to macOS -- upcoming 'Sierra' version will get Siri, Apple Pay, and more
If you are wanting a desktop operating system, you largely have two options -- Windows or OS X. to a lesser extent, consumers can opt for Linux-based operating systems, such as Chrome OS or Ubuntu, but Apple and Microsoft's offerings reign supreme. While OS X is arguably more elegant than Windows, it only comes installed on Apple's expensive hardware. Microsoft's OS is the best option for those on a budget.
June 13, 2016
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Apple rolls out second developer betas for iOS 10, MacOS Sierra and WatchOS 3
Software updates for Apple's iPhone, computers and smartwatch are now available for developers.
July 5, 2016
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Apple Said to Plan First Pro Laptop Overhaul in Four Years
Apple Inc. is preparing the first significant overhaul of its MacBook Pro laptop line in over four years, according to people familiar with the matter, using one of its older products to help reverse two quarters of sliding sales.
August 10, 2016
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Apple says LG's new 5K displays were designed for the new MacBook Pro
If you want the greatest external monitor for the new MacBook Pro, Apple says your best bet is the new 27-inch, 5K UltraFine Display from LG. the iPhone-maker unveiled the $1,299.95 display onstage at its Mac event today, saying it had worked closely with LG to make the product a perfect match for the Pro.
October 27, 2016
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Apple stops selling computer released in June 2012
Apple just announced a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops, which means it's probably time to stop selling the prior range. Or at least the the one before it. Yes, the 13-inch MacBook Pro from June 2012, which made up for its lack of Retina display with an optical disc drive and an extra pound or so in weight, has finally been killed after inexplicably remaining on sale at $1,099 for years without a spec bump.
October 27, 2016
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Apple Thunderbolt Display Discontinued; No Replacement In Place
Apple has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of the Thunderbolt Display, the only monitor that the company sells. the monitor has traditionally been slow on updates -- Apple hasn't updated the Thunderbolt Display since September 2011.
June 24, 2016
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Apple to Upgrade MacBook Pro to Kaby Lake CPU
Now that Intel officially announced their desktop Kaby Lake processors at CES, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he expects Apple's 2016 MacBook to get a refresh -- an upgrade to Intel Kaby Lake processors. Apple recently introduced new MacBook Pro's with USB Type C, Intel's dated Sky Lake processors, and a touchbar instead of function keys.
January 17, 2017
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Apple's high-end desktop is back from the dead
Until now, the Mac Pro desktop was the closest Apple had to a forgotten product. the cylindrical desktop tower, intended for a professional content creation audience, was introduced to much fanfare in 2013, but it's remained essentially unchanged ever since.
April 6, 2017
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Apple's late to the Core i5 laptop party
As performance laptops based on the Intel Core i5 processor proliferate, older Core 2 models look, well, old. that means Apple's core silicon is past its prime.
February 13, 2010
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Apple's MacBook Pro 15 is basically a fossil at this point and here's the proof
Apple hasn't made any major design changes to its flagship laptop since 2013 and it shows.
October 19, 2016
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Apple's new Intel driven MacBook Pros have a secondary ARM processor that runs Touch ID and security
When will Apple ship a MacBook with an ARM processor? this is a question that has been top of mind for observers of the company ever since it started designing and building its own chips from the ground up.
October 28, 2016
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Apple's new MacBook Pro has a headphone jack
"The reason to move on: courage. the courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us."
October 27, 2016
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Apple's new Macbook Pro has a headphone jack
The new Macbook Pro swaps out the USB ports, HDMI port, and power port of previous models for four Thunderbolt 3 ports that can serve those purposes and others. But one classic port remains: the headphone jack.
October 27, 2016
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Apple's new MacBook Pro may be the world's fastest stock laptop
New PCIe solid-state drives could double the read/write performance of last year's model.
November 1, 2016
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Apple's new MacBook Pros keep the headphone jack alive
Apple opted not to go with a Lightning port like on the iPhone.
October 27, 2016
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Apple's new MacBook Pros will keep your fingerprint secure like the iPhone
Apple has included a surprising new chip in its new MacBook Pro. Onstage at the company's Fall event, Apple's Phil Schiller revealed a new T1 chip, manufactured by Apple, that will bring the Secure Enclave on the new generation of laptops. iPhones and iPads have included Secure Enclave hardware for years, but this is the first instance of those protections on an Apple laptop.
October 27, 2016
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Apple's old Mac Pro has to go, and we've designed the perfect replacement
If it looks a lot like the old Mac Pro to you, that's no coincidence.
June 15, 2016
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Apple's Phil Schiller makes Things Clear, No Touchscreen Macs
Microsoft had their event a day before Apple and what they revealed was amazing. the Surface Studio, an all in one powerful PC that is touch enabled and can tilt to become a canvas. with this coming out there was huge anticipation to see what Apple was going to come up with. we all wanted touchscreen Macs but that is far from what we got.
November 15, 2016
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Apple's Touch Bar further normalizes emoji as everyday language
The Touch Bar is the most unorthodox addition to Apple's new MacBook Pro – or any laptop in recent memory. a thin OLED strip that runs the length of the keyboard, resting just above the number keys, displays different "buttons" depending on the situation. W
October 28, 2016
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Apple's War on Upgrades Continues with the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro
Apple's quest to make its laptops ultra slim and ultra light have led to the company increasingly soldering upgradable parts into the guts of its notebook computers.
November 15, 2016
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Apple, please make this Touchscreen Keyboard for the MacBook Pro
The Touch Bar is great on the MacBook Pro. what would really make sense? a Touchscreen Keyboard with physical keys that rise out of the enclosure.
October 28, 2016
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AppleScript, the perfect adjunct to iTunes: An open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook
Recent developments in Cupertino makes it seem as if AppleScript could be on the way out. Let's hope not.
November 18, 2016
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Astropad update challenges Wacom with improved performance and natural drawing flair
Mac-iOS duo promises greater speed, stylus control, and app compatibility.
August 03, 2016
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Hardware - B

Best USB-C battery pack: we review portable batteries for the MacBook and iOS devices
More power for your 12-inch MacBook and iPad Pro.
September 15, 2016
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Beware the bulgy battery: lithium-ion batteries removed from laptops can still be dangerous
If a lithium-ion battery has overheated, smells, or has distended, take immediate steps for your safety.
February 2, 2017
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Hardware - C

CalDigit USB-C dock review: a full-featured USB-C dock with both DisplayPort and HDMI ports
This $150 dock is the most complete option to date for MacBook and MacBook Pro owners.
February 2, 2017
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ClubMac
An Apple authorized catalog reseller.
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Connecting Point
Authorized Apple sales and service, serving Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, and southwest Oregon.
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Could Apple make Mac laptop buying any more confusing?
The Mac laptop line, following today's new announcements, looks lots less like Apple and more like Compaq–where Tim Cook worked much earlier in his career, incidentally, long before the original IBM PC clone-maker's demise. Confusing. Complicated. These are apt descriptions that might just send the ghost of Steve Jobs skyward on either–take your pick–Halloween or day of the Dead.
October 27, 2016
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Hardware - D

Dabs.com
Online retailer selling a wide range of Apple and peripheral products.
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Data Memory Systems
Sells memory and other Mac accessories.
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Deal-Mac
Features Macintosh purchasing information. Covers limited-time specials from all vendors of Mac OS hardware and software.
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DeskConnect 1.2 review: File transfer app rises from the digital scrapheap better than ever
First update in more than two years brings a much-needed feature and interface refresh.
May 12, 2016
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Developer beta 2 is out for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10
Apple released the second beta of all four of its operating systems to registered developers, which means public betas of iOS 10 and Sierra are getting closer.
July 5, 2016
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Does your AirPort Extreme Base Station work but is unreachable via AirPort Utility?
We're tracking a problem and would love to hear your experience.
August 25, 2016
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Hardware - E

External MacBook GPU promises 7x performance boost
Laptops are great. They're super-portable, they're (usually) pretty light, and you can use them to get some great work done in coffee shops. But, they come with one huge drawback – they usually lack the computing performance of a full-blown desktop. Over the past few months, engineers at several major companies have been showing off some solutions to that age-old problem: external graphics cards.
September 12, 2016
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Everything you need to know about Apple's next Mac Pro
New Mac Pros are coming. I had to pinch myself to prove I wasn't dreaming.
April 27, 2017
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Hardware - F

FINsix DART-C is world's smallest USB-C laptop charger -- for MacBook Pro (2016) and more
USB-C is proving to be quite the wonderful connector. It is being used on many devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. this means you can often charge multiple devices using a single power adapter -- very convenient for those that like to pack light. you can also connect things like flash drives to both PCs and mobile devices -- very cool.
December 20, 2016
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First look: the 13-in MacBook Pro's Touch Bar wows
The newest Apple laptop offers a host of innovations, but it's the virtual function keys that get the attention.
November 14, 2016
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Future versions of the Apple Pencil could work with Mac trackpads
Thanks to a new patent granted to Apple
July 26, 2016
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Hardware - G

Getting the best performance on your Mac between two networking methods
What to do if you're getting inconsistent Wi-Fi and Ethernet performance.
April 18, 2017
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Go PC! 5 killer MacBook Pro alternatives for disappointed Apple fans
The immediate reaction to Apple's long-overdue MacBook Pro overhaul seems mixed, to say the least. for every excited reaction to the laptop's adaptive Touch Bar keys, we see people lamenting the lack of ports that professional users actually need, the lack of a 32GB memory option, the lack of an SD card slot, and the lack of, well, pretty much any "pro" features in the entry-level MacBook Pro model (which still costs $1,500 and up).
October 28, 2016
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Hardware - H

Here's how Photoshop will work with the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar
Say goodbye to all of those on-screen panels and menus.
October 27, 2016
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Hey Apple, it's time to give up thinness for a bigger battery
if Apple insists on making its devices thinner and lighter, there simply won't be enough room for batteries that last all day in real-world situations.
January 6, 2017
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How Apple can bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to desktop Macs
If the Touch Bar really can't ever be used except on your laptop's built-in keyboard, it's hard to see it becoming a Mac staple.
January 19, 2017
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How to connect the Apple Cinema Display to the new MacBook Pro
Older Apple displays can't pass the necessary signal through a Thunderbolt 2--to--Thunderbolt 3 adapter, but Mini DisplayPort adapters are on the way.
December 9, 2016
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How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac
When an iMac is physically damaged, how do you get the data from its Fusion Drive.
September 23, 2016
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How to set up your AirPort Base Station and Guest Network on Mac
How do you quickly and easily set up an Apple AirPort Extreme router? with the AirPort Utility!
April 25, 2017
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How to use Siri in macOS Sierra
A look at using the Apple's virtual assistant on the Mac.
June 24, 2016
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Hardware - I

I chose MacBook Pro with Touch Bar over Surface Book
Water smacked the windshield -- a torrent of heavy droplets -- as my wife struggled to feed money into the tollbooth machine. Pelting rain is uncommon during November in San Diego, but we had purpose for driving 36 km through the downpour to Chula Vista and the Otay Ranch Apple Store, where I had never been before. the shop was the only one around that had the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in stock.
December 14, 2016
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I Just Stroked the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
The first thing I did, when presented with the new Macbook Pro, was reach for that dimly lit display just above the keyboard. the new Touch Bar is the most exciting part of the new MacBook Pro. it's a Retina strip that sits on top of the keyboard (Retina commonly denotes a super high DPI) and is a replacement for the function keys that have existed on laptops for what feels like forever.
October 27, 2016
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I'm going to say no to the new MacBook Pro
Many of the design choices are likely to add up to user frustration
November 1, 2016
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If you're a recent MacBook Pro buyer, Apple just did you a HUGE favor
People wanting a shiny new MacBook Pro are in for sticker shock. the entry-level for the cheapest, newest 13-incher is $200 or $500 more than its predecessor, depending on whether or not opting for the newfangled TouchBar and TouchID. That's $1,499 or $1,799. Yikes. MBP 15 is a $400 price hike, $2,399, for current tech.
October 28, 2016
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iFixit: new MacBook Pros are unsurprisingly difficult to repair and upgrade
Glued-in battery, proprietary SSD module, and soldered RAM are all still here.
November 1, 2016
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iMac 2016 Rumored to Feature Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen Processor
Maybe not as popular as a Windows PC but Apple's iMac certainly has its own charm and a lot of benefits especially for workplace environments because of its stability and optimized software. Recently, some new rumors have started emerging regarding the upcoming iMac 2016 lineup and their hardware specifications.
August 17, 2016
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Imagining a new Mac Pro, the "iMac Pro,' and the future of Apple's desktops
Apple says it's taking pro users' complaints seriously. We'll see.
April 10, 2017
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In a first, Consumer Reports won't recommend Apple's newest MacBook Pros over battery issues
The magazine said the machines didn't deliver the promised battery life.
December 22, 2016
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Intel Kaby Lake CPUs Suitable for MacBook Pro Refresh
It seems that Intel has been having excellent yield when it comes to Intel Kaby Lake CPUs and the company has been able to push out laptop level Kaby Lake CPUs ahead of time. Reports claim that these laptop-grade Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are suitable for the MacBook Pro refresh. Although we don't know which particular Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are in question neither do we know specifics of these chips, it could be a possibility as the source of this lead has a good track record in the past.
September 6, 2016
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iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet
Apple's high-level networking APIs can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you.
June 24, 2016
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Is this the graphics card for the future Mac Pro?
Nvidia's new Titan Xp will come with Mac drivers, and the possibilities of its use puts excitement into the Mac community.
April 6, 2017
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It looks like Apple killed its cheapest laptop for consumers
Apple seems to have scrubbed the 11-inch MacBook Air from all of its online stores following its MacBook Pro presentation earlier today, and with that, the death of the 11-inch MacBook Air is official.
October 27, 2016
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Hardware - K

Keep your aging Mac up to speed
Here's how to upgrade your current Mac to get better performance while adding years to its life.
June 24, 2016
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Hardware - L

LA Computer Center
Features Apple desktop and notebook systems.
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LaCie unveils Thunderbolt 3 '2big Dock' with up to 20TB of storage for Apple MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro is a wonderful laptop, but its lack of ports is a hardship for some. While you can leverage dongles and adapters, that is hardly elegant. Luckily, since Apple's laptop supports Thunderbolt 3, a compatible single-cable dock can transform it into a quality desktop experience.
April 19, 2017
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Late 2016 MacBook Pro 13? Touch Bar Gets a Teardown by iFixit, Deems It Almost Impossible to Repair
Laptops have never been designed to be all that easy to repair or upgrade. Fitting the power of a desktop into a package compact enough to carry about with you requires weird shoehorning of permanently fixed components, that usually ends up with most people either spending an unreasonable amount of money getting their laptop repaired, or just throwing it away and getting a new one.
November 17, 2016
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Latest MacBook Pro price reset resembles shift to Retina in 2012
Sticker shock stems from jump after three years of stable prices
November 1, 2016
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Leaked Macbook Design Patent Shows that not Much has Changed
Apple makes some great looking and well-performing products. the iPhone and the Macbook are two of those products. These are famous around the world for the premium build quality and Apple is well known across the world for its innovation. But the new Macbook design patent tells a different story. According to this leaked Macbook Design Patent, there is not much to be excited about.
July 19, 2016
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LGs 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportedly having issues with Wi-Fi routers
When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arms reach of a router. LGs UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in tandem with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pro, is reportedly experiencing some pretty big issues on that front.
January 31, 2017
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Looking for a dock for your Touch Bar MacBook Pro? Henge Docks has three to choose from
The Tethered Docking Station, Horizontal Docking Station, and Vertical Docking Station unite in a battle against the dongles.
January 5, 2017
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Low End Mac
Great source for info about older Mac models.
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Hardware - M

Mac Business Solutions, Inc.
Full service Apple Authorized Value Added Reseller offering sales, setup, service, support, and training with a personal touch.
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Mac Life
Create. Share. Enjoy.
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Mac Yummies
Orange, CA website offers Macintosh accessories, carrying cases, supplies and related products.
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Mac-O-Rama
Mac games, kids' software, and hardware.
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MacBook Pro 13 teardown reveals a smaller battery, custom SSD hardware
iFixit took apart the 13-inch MacBook Pro to see what was inside.
November 1, 2016
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MacBook Pro 2016 will Take the Finger Print Scanner from iPhone
Security is an increasing concern for the consumer. a laptop is a very personal thing indeed and people are always concerned about the data that they have on their laptops. the upcoming MacBook is no different. the MacBook Pro 2016 will adopt features from the iPhone. Which feature in particular? the fingerprint scanner. the MacBook Pro 2016 will feature a fingerprint scanner as seen on the iPhone.
June 29, 2016
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MacBook Pro Battery Life Wildly Inconsistent, Consumer Reports Finds
Expecting some holiday money? Thinking of rushing out to spend it on a shiny new MacBook Pro? After months of testing, our colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports say, maybe don't do that just yet.
December 22, 2016
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MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: how to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more
Make room in your laptop bag.
October 30, 2016
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: the best bits of iOS in a really great Mac
The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are naturally thin, fast, and expensive. But the innovative new Touch Bar makes them surprisingly delightful to use.
November 14, 2016
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MacBook Pro's Great Guts Save It from Microsoft's Surface Book
Late last month, Microsoft fired a shot across Apple's bow. with the Surface Studio and Dial and an updated Surface Book, Microsoft mace clear its plans to woo Apple's old core audience of creative professionals–a group Apple has seemingly forgotten in favor of a more mainstream target.
November 14, 2016
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MacConsultants
Specializes in mulitimedia, design & graphics, networking and Mac mobile computing solutions.
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Meet Apple's complete MacBook lineup
Apple unleashed three new MacBook Pros during Thursday's October event. Here's a closer look at each one, when you can get them, and how much they cost.
October 27, 2016
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Microsoft brands new MacBook Pro 'disappointment,' touts boost in trade-ins for Surface
Sales of Microsoft and Apple laptops are up from 2015, says industry analyst; 'I don't see one outperforming the other'
December 12, 2016
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Microsoft says MacBook Pro owners are switching to Surface
The company claims that "disappointment" in the new MacBook Pros is driving creatives to the Surface.
December 12, 2016
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 versus Apple MacBook 2016
Can both be the best? We've remarked that the Microsoft Surface Pro has the perfect mix of power and portability housed in the best hardware on the market; while the 2016 Apple MacBook outperforms its spec sheet, and features world-class engineering and design.
June 13, 2016
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Microsoft Surface Studio Vs the Apple iMac; Professional Desktops
The Microsoft Surface Studio was announced at the Surface event just a few days back and it turned out to be something that we did not expect. we heard some rumors about there being a desktop PC in the works but the Microsoft Surface Studio just beat all expectations regarding what Microsoft would bring to the table. Unfortunately, we got nothing in terms of desktop solutions when it came to the Apple event. Even though everyone was expecting some kind of news or demo, there was nothing at all and that was a huge bummer.
October 28, 2016
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Microsoft will Pay you not to Use a MacBook
In the lead-up to the holiday season, Microsoft is throwing down the gauntlet. Got an Apple-branded laptop? the tech giant will give you up to $650 to part ways with it, just as long as you spend that cash on a shiny new Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book.
October 27, 2016
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Mingis on Tech: Three new MacBook Pros and one angry man
Apple did indeed roll out new laptops this week with a futuristic Touch Bar and a host of upgrades. But some of the specs and higher prices prompted more than raised eyebrows.
October 28, 2016
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Missing mail? Press Command-L
If you're using the classic layout in Sierra Mail, you could run into this problem.
October 30, 2016
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Mossberg: the new MacBook Pro is a fast, slim tweener
But the battery's iffy, the Touch Bar is just okay – and you'll need dongles.
November 14, 2016
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Mostly Mac
Canadian retailer offers Mac desktops, portables and accessories. Includes online shopping cart and a variety of shipping options.
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Hardware - N

Next-gen Apple Pencil could work with Mac trackpads and be used as a gaming joystick
Apple has just been granted a patent for a cross-functional Apple Pencil.
July 26, 2016
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No new MacBook Airs as Apple instead makes lower-end, $1,500 MacBook Pro
A new, slim design without Touch Bar or Touch ID.
October 27, 2016
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Numerous MacBook Pro owners report unexplained "popping" sound coming from their laptops
Almost six months after Apple unveiled its latest MacBook Pro laptops, a growing number of owners are reporting an unusual problem. on Apple's support site, and on various other forums, many of them have described a strange 'popping' sound coming from their notebooks, similar to the sound heard when you "slowly squeeze a plastic bottle".
April 13, 2017
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Nvidia's new Titan Xp top-end graphics card also offers Mac support
Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it's only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday. the Titan Xp's new specs include 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4 Gbps (!), an army of 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz and 12 TFLOPs (that's twelve trillion floating-point operations per second) of brute processing power.
April 6, 2017
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Hardware - O

Oops! you can't play most protected digital video on an external Mac monitor
We address the frequent questions about problems about streaming or viewing digital video on a Macs with an external monitor or HDTV set.
September 12, 2016
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Operator Headgap
Top quality refurbished preowned Mac systems, PowerBooks, parts & accessories.
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OWC's DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro thicker but a lot more useful
The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop.
January 4, 2017
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Hardware - P

Photoshop to work with MacBook Pro Touch Bar this year
The multitouch display on Apple's laptop adds new editing abilities to the photography software. Microsoft Office will support it too.
October 27, 2016
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PowerPC Upgrade FAQ
FAQ--PowerBook 500 Series PPC upgrade from IMAX.
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Printer Warehouse
Wide selection of Mac printers.
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Hardware - R

Razer's radical Switchblade UI was Apple's Touch Bar before Apple's Touch Bar
Once again, Apple's revolutionary idea puts fresh polish on a preexisting product.
October 27, 2016
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Report: Apple 5K Retina Thunderbolt Display In Development, Sports a Discrete GPU
Word around the Internet is floating that Apple's 27-inch Thunderbolt display, which is available for $993, is running out of stock and Apple does not intend to replenish its inventory. a report suggests that the company is developing "Apple 5K Retina Thunderbolt" display featuring 5K resolution and a discrete GPU, however, which GPU will be used is unknown.
June 3, 2016
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Report: Apple is working on e-ink keyboard for future MacBooks
Apple said to be working with Sonder Design on keyboards for future laptops.
October 19, 2016
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A website with all the information you need to hack your mac.
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Review: the TarDisk doubles a MacBook's storage in about 30 seconds
While simple to use, the tiny SD card carries a hefty price for convenience's sake -- and it won't work with the newest Apple laptops.
March 3, 2017
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Hardware - S

Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter review: Portable MacBook dock makes no compromises
An attractive small package bundles 4K video, USB 3, and passthrough power at an affordable price.
October 19, 2016
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SCOSCHE unveils USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter for MacBook Pro and other devices
While I am a regular Fedora Linux and Windows 10 user, I also want to be proficient in macOS. and so, last year, I bought a MacBook Pro. this is my first-ever laptop from Apple, and so far, I love it. the problem, however, is that it only has USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. for the most part, this is fine -- I rarely connect things physically in 2017. When I do have a need to connect a Type-A USB flash drive or HDMI monitor, however, I must turn to dongles.
January 31, 2017
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Should you buy the 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro?
Should you buy the 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro? Here's how to choose!
April 28, 2017
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Small Dog Electronics
Online super store for Apple Macintosh
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Spark for Mac review: a great mobile email client, also quite good on desktop
Spark for Mac helps cut down on the amount of time users spend managing email with a Smart Inbox, four configurable gestures in the message list, and Quick Replies for one-click responses in a flash.
February 8, 2017
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Hardware - T

Ta-dah! Touch Bar is the highlight of Apple's newest MacBook Pro
Apple finally–finally!–updated its high-end laptop with new keyboard functionality, processors, and more.
October 27, 2016
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Thanks to Neonode's AirBar, the MacBook Air has a touchscreen–kind of
It costs more than the Windows version, though.
January 3, 2017
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The 13-inch MacBook Air model is still alive
Surprise, the MacBook Air is still alive! the new MacBook Air is Apple's new cheap laptop. While everybody thought the 12-inch Retina MacBook was going to replace the MacBook Air, it's not going to be the case just yet. Apple just updated the MacBook Air page on its website after its press event. While the 11-inch MacBook Air is gone forever (R.I.P.), the 13-inch MacBook Air is still there at the same price and with the same specs.
October 27, 2016
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The 2017 MacBook Pro may have more RAM and a lower price tag
Rumor has it that Apple is waiting on Intel's 2017 processors to make the MacBook Pro a little more pro.
November 1, 2016
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The case for a touchscreen Mac
If touchscreens are the future, than Apple may be missing an opportunity to grow.
January 20, 2017
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The essential MacBook Pro Touch Bar Guide
Almost everything you need to know now
October 28, 2016
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The 'Late 2016' MacBook Pro isn't exciting, but still leads by example
The much-hyped Touch Bar is less important than four Thunderbolt 3 ports
January 9, 2017
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The Mac and iPad aren't merging. Get over it
Apple's top executives, including design chief Jony Ive, talk through the reasons why the company's computers and tablets will keep doing what they're doing, on their own.
October 27, 2016
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The Mac Orchard
The most essential links and Internet applications for Macintosh Internet users--updated around the clock.
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The Nvidia 1080TI Quadruped the Macbook Pro's Performance
As a general rule, laptops aren't as customizable as desktops. Generally, you don't see many people replacing their laptop's components every few years like people do with desktops. However, that doesn't mean you can't customize your laptop via external hardware. One such example is the use of a Nvidia 1080ti graphics card with a Macbook Pro.
April 18, 2017
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Thinner MacBook Pros to have touchscreen function keys, TouchID, more
An AMD "Polaris" GPU option and USB Type-C are also on tap.
August 10, 2016
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This dock adds ports to your new MacBook by making it a much thicker MacBook
As Apple's new MacBook Pros continue to make their way out into the world, people are coming to grips with the new port situation in different ways. some have chosen dongles. Others are relying on docks. Now, we have yet another option, the Line Dock.
November 15, 2016
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Thunder struck: Apple kills off display line
Curse of the Cupertino peripheral strikes again
June 24, 2016
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Tutorials for Macintosh-Windows Integration
MacWindows Tutorials contains information on how to use Mac OS and Windows together.
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Upcoming Core i5 and i7 MacBooks will be speedy, a benchmark suggests
Apple's MacBook family of notebooks is overdue for a hardware refresh. a benchmark posted last week suggests the 17-inch MacBook Pro might run the top-of-the-line Intel Core i7 M620 processor and the score suggests a favorable jump in performance over the existing line of the Core 2 Duo-based MacBooks.
February 9, 2010
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Online reseller of USB parts and peripherals for the Mac.
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Used Macintosh computers and used parts.
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Hardware - W

WestWorld Computers Ltd.
The largest authorized Apple Dealership in Western Canada.
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What did the SD card ever do to Apple?
What you see before you, friends, is Apple's brand new MacBook Pro, in the silver $1,799 configuration and space gray $1,499 variant without the cool new Touch Bar.
October 27, 2016
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What if Apple is actually phasing out the pro-level Mac?
As the days between updates pile up, people are starting to wonder whether Apple cares about the Mac at all.
August 02, 2016
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With the Touch Bar, Apple again puts its faith in third-party developers
And it makes the calculator the killer app. Seriously – you heard it here first.
October 30, 2016
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Why a dual-processor Fusion Mac makes a lot of sense
One Intel processor for the heavy lifting, and another ARM chip to tackle low-power tasks to save battery life: It could work.
February 3, 2017
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Why Are Apple and Microsoft Using Such Old Processors in Their new Computers?
Yesterday, Apple finally revealed a new MacBook Pro, a full 527 days after the last refresh. the Touch Bar was fancy and bright; the gorgeous display wowed eye sockets; and the price made my wallet pucker. But there was also a conundrum.
October 28, 2016
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Why the MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar is the touchscreen done right
The Touch Bar has Apple flirting but not committing to touchscreen capabilities -- and that's the right approach.
October 30, 2016
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Why the new Mac Pro might never come
"You will see us do more in the pro area," said Tim Cook, but that's open to interpretation.
March 10, 2017
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Hardware - Y

Yet another Apple dongle: Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter now available
It's the perfect complement to your new MacBook Pro.
October 27, 2016
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You need an adapter (or a new cable) to plug your iPhone into the new MacBook Pros
Oh and it just so happens Apple makes a few of those...
October 27, 2016
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Misc. - Numbers

5 travel backpacks designed to carry your MacBook
It's the start of summer travel season, and you don't have to leave your laptop behind.
May 23, 2016
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10 reasons to love the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro
Hopefully, USB just won the interconnect wars
November 28, 2016
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15 things you never knew about Apple's 'Get a Mac' campaign
323 Get a Mac ads were made, you only saw 66 of them
December 9, 2016
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Misc. - A

Apple admits Mac Pro failure, will redesign the computer
Back in 2013, Apple released a seemingly revolutionary desktop computer -- the cylindrical Mac Pro. It was beautiful and powerful, although it did resemble a garbage can. the problem? Apple neglected the computer, letting it stagnate. Then, in 2016, it released new MacBook Pro laptops, but many professionals panned the device for being under-powered. Ultimately, it seemed like Apple didn't care about professionals.
April 4, 2017
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Apple Bluetooth 1.5 - VersionTracker
Apple Bluetooth MacFixIt Late-Breakers: Apple releases Bluetooth firmware 2.0.1
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Apple just did a very un-Apple thing: It admitted it needs to re-think its high-end Macs
The famously secretive company pre-announced a new Mac Pro, which won't ship this year.
April 4, 2017
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Apple introduces Night Shift in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to help Mac users sleep better
The latest official macOS Sierra update that Apple recently introduced did not bring any new features to the table, as it focused on improving performance and fixing bugs, but that is about to change as Night Shift will finally arrive in the upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4.
January 27, 2017
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Apple introduces iOS-style 'Night Shift' mode in the new macOS Sierra 10.12.4 developer beta
Night Shift, the feature that's made iOS devices easier on your eyes, is coming to the Mac–but will it actually help you get a better night's sleep?
January 25, 2017
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Apple may be ditching the traditional USB port in the new MacBooks
According to a new rumor by credible Japanese website, Macotakara, who was among the first to predict that the headphone jack would be dropped from the iPhone 7, the traditional USB port (or USB-A) will no longer be available on the new MacBook Pro. the site also said that Apple will be ditching the 11-inch MacBook Air, and claims that Apple will unveil a 15.4 and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro at an event sometime this month.
October 18, 2016
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Apple might put a touchscreen and Touch ID in MacBook Pros with rumored fall refresh
The 13-inch and 15-inch Pro laptops might be slimmer and lighter thanks to USB-C.
May 24, 2016
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Apple said to be planning Mac lineup refresh, iPad upgrades
The company's tablets will get support for the company's stylus, according to Bloomberg.
August 29, 2016
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Apple to refresh MacBook Pro, cull 11-in. Air this month
Laptop updates long overdue; Mac faces fourth straight quarter of sales slump
October 18, 2016
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Apple.com
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Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro & Linux don't Mix
Last month I shared that Linux tests of the 2016 MacBook Pro would be coming and now I've finally managed to complete a few, but I highly encourage you not to get the new MacBook Pro if you plan on using anything other than macOS as the experience is a wreck.
December 1, 2016
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Apple's desktop Macs need some innovation in 2017
When a machine lives on your desk and stays plugged in, making it thinner or hiding the cables aren't enough to satisfy power users.
December 23, 2016
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Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend
Apple's new MacBook Pro isn't having an easy time in the market. it's been panned for its reliance on dongles, criticized for using older Intel chips, and a significant number of users have reported decidedly substandard battery life when using the system. Apple has responded to these complaints by cutting dongle prices and removing the "Time Remaining" indicator on the laptop's battery, neither of which constitutes an actual solution.
December 23, 2016
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Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again
Make it bigger and more powerful, and give it a big, fat battery and screen.
January 13, 2017
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Aukey 30000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0 review: can fully charge a sleeping MacBook
Compact, high-capacity, versatile, and priced right for your varied USB charging needs.
December 5, 2016
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Misc. - B

Blasphemy! I played Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now
Strange and wonderful times.
January 6, 2017
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Misc. - C

Clean Text 1.0 review: now even mobile devices can scrub untidy copy
iOS utility helps reduce the amount of time spent editing text to fix common problems such as extraneous line breaks or spaces, remove empty lines, join paragraphs, and more.
December 9, 2016
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Consumer Reports now recommends Apple's new MacBook Pro after software update
The 13-inch model supposedly got 18.75 hours on a charge
January 12, 2017
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Consumer Reports updates its MacBook Pro review with a recommendation
After retesting with a bug fix, the new MacBook Pro is now "well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings."
January 12, 2017
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Czur ET16 review: Easy-to-use book scanner hindered by weak Mac software
A smart scanner designed to capture books, magazines, and pages from other bound media up to A3 size in under 1.5 seconds with advanced automatic image enhancement, OCR, and curve distortion flattening.
May 2, 2017
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Misc. - D

Dear Apple: Please use these ideas to modernize the Mac
Op-ed: Apple's aging Mac designs could actually learn a lot from other PCs.
June 7, 2016
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Does the MacBook Pro live up to expectations? iMore's take will help answer that
In late 2016, Microsoft and Apple seem to have swapped places. the Surface Studio and Surface Book with Performance Base continue to push the envelope in performance and design while Apple appears to be spinning its wheels. Ebbs and flows in technology and even within companies are expected. It happened to Microsoft, and it may be going on with Apple and their new MacBook Pro line right now.
November 14, 2016
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Duet Display adds pressure-sensitive input for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
Duet Display is one of the most useful apps to come along in a while, letting users turn their iPad into a second screen for their Mac with virtually no latency via wired Lightning cable connection. Now, the app is getting an update and a Pro mode that lets it act as a fully pressure sensitive display-integrated drawing tablet with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
October 25, 2016
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Misc. - F

First look: Little Flocker and BlockBlock help monitor your Mac's security
Little Flocker provides fine-grained control over apps accessing files on your Mac, while BlockBlock warns of persistently installed software.
November 2, 2016
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First Look: the no-Touch Bar MacBook Pro still delivers speed, style
The entry-level 13-in. model -- the only one currently shipping -- makes a compelling case for itself
November 4, 2016
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FxFactory 6 review: your one-stop supermarket for pro video plugins
FxFactory Pro 6 is an app store for professional video plugins compatible with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Adobe After Effects CC, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
December 25, 2016
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Misc. - G

Get out of MacBook Pro (2016) dongle hell with HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub
The MacBook Pro (2016) is quite possibly the most beautiful laptop ever created -- it is a work of art. It has a revolutionary new keyboard and a monstrous touch-pad. So it is perfect, right? Well, not for everyone. you see, it only has USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, meaning you may need dongles to get work done. Need to connect an SD card? Dongle. HDMI cable? Dongle. USB Type-A? Dongle.
December 5, 2016
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GPU Docks Could Enable Gaming on MacBooks, Potential VR Support
Though Apple products are great, they aren't really meant for gaming, are they? not at all. I mean they are more of a business device. you can get stuff done, content creation, document work and small stuff like that. But it does not really let talk about MacBooks. they have great build quality. they are built to last. they look and feel great. all that is true but no gaming features. that could change with the help of GPU Docks.
September 1, 2016
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Misc. - H

How a little iOS magic in every new Touch Bar adds security
It seems like Apple put a watch under the hood of the new MacBook Pro's touch-based interface for security and interaction.
November 29, 2016
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How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists
To die-hard fans, Apple Inc.'s Macintosh sometimes seems like an afterthought these days.
December 20, 2016
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How to add a display to a Mac by using another Mac, iPad, or an HDTV
You've got options other than a standard display to use as your Mac's monitor.
December 13, 2016
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How to back up via a network without using Time Machine
Time Machine isn't the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.
February 24, 2017
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How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it back)
Wesley Parker Sprayue made a very bad decision. Very bad.
October 14, 2016
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How to export a Live Photos movie into OS X
Apple leaves it opaque how to extract the movie version of an iOS Live Photos.
May 30, 2016
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How to fax from macOS Sierra
Apple dumped USB modem support for faxing, but still claims it exists.
November 10, 2016
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How to hand off your Mac for repair without worrying about insecure data on an SSD
What to do to make sure your data is safe from prying eyes.
June 28, 2016
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How to master the NetInstall service
Get a leg up on imaging and make it easier for you to deploy Macs in your environment.
May 25, 2016
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How to use Android with your Mac
How do I transfer files from Android to Mac?
May 2, 2017
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How to use Google Home to help in the kitchen with cooking and baking
Google Home won't bake you cookies, but it sure can help with the process.
December 21, 2016
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How to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra
This new feature in Apple's latest Mac operating system promises to free up precious storage space.
August 04, 2016
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How to Use Siri on your Laptop In Macos Sierra
Apple Put your Favorite Voice Command Assistant on your Computer
September 23, 2016
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Misc. - I

iCloud Keychain syncs accounts between macOS and iOS, but Firefox?
A mysterious case of a password syncing across devices.
November 7, 2016
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iOS, "MacOS," MacBook Pros, and all the other WWDC 2016 rumors fit to print
Everything there is to know about what is said to be a software-focused WWDC.
June 8, 2016
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iPhone, Mac owners: how to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices
Security expert spells out steps to take, just in case hacker claims are legit
March 22, 2017
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Is the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar just a gimmick?
The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern weighs in on Too Embarrassed to Ask.
November 4, 2016
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Misc. - K

Kensington SD1500 USB-C Mobile dock review: Great for the traveling MacBook presenter
A new MacBook dock can handle a 4K display, VGA, and Ethernet, but lacks passthrough power.
August 17, 2016
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Misc. - L

Linux Tests of the new 2016 MacBook Pro with Touchbar Are Coming
Just in case anyone is thinking about the new (late-2016) MacBook Pro recently announced by Apple, I found out this morning we'll be receiving one for Phoronix Test Suite Linux benchmarking in the next week or two and should be interesting to see how this (expensive/over-priced) modern laptop runs with Linux.
November 2, 2016
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Misc. - M

MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar: Video review
The MacBook Pro 2016 brought major changes to Apple's high-end line of laptops. we break down the kudos and caveats, with an eye on what it means for professionals and businesses.
December 21, 2016
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Macbook Pro Gets Recommendation from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports, one of the most important sites in North America when it comes to reviews of products, last month for the first time ever, did not recommend an Apple laptop due to battery problems. After some hard work and a patch, Apple has been able to regain the trust of the consumer website and has received an endorsement for their new MacBook Pro models.
January 13, 2017
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MacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports
Issues with battery life prevented the new MacBook Pro from getting the thumbs-up.
December 23, 2016
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MacBook Pro refresh expected to add Touch ID and OLED touch bar
The last major laptop refresh Apple carried out gave us the super thin (and mostly batteries) 12-inch MacBook. Next up, we're going to get a major MacBook Pro refresh, and it is expected to be more than just a spec bump and thinner chassis. of course, those two things will be included. the updated Pros will make full use of Intel's latest Skylake processors and a few more millimeters will be shaved off the thickness. What's more interesting is what Apple is expected to add to the Pro.
May 24, 2016
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macOS 10.12.1 mostly focuses on fixing Sierra's bugs
Update comes a few days before a long-expected Mac hardware event.
October 22, 2016
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Macworld's January Digital Edition: MacBook Pro Reviewed
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.
January 10, 2017
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Macworld's September Digital Edition: iOS 10's Swift Playgrounds
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.
August 29, 2016
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Macworld's August Digital Edition: Everything you Need to Know About macOS Sierra
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.
July 22, 2016
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Major battery life concerns mean Consumer Reports does not recommend the new MacBook Pro
Consumer Reports -- well-respected for its appraisals of products and services -- has decided not to give the new MacBook Pro its coveted 'recommended' status. this is the first time Apple's laptop has failed to gain the accolade.
December 23, 2016
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Microsoft Surface Book i7 vs Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Which new laptop should you choose?
Last Wednesday, Microsoft revealed, among other things, an updated Surface Book. the following day, Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro. Both devices look great, sport powerful innards and come with a suitably high price tag.
November 2, 2016
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Mingis on Tech: Show-and-tell with the new MacBook Pros
What's it really like to use the Touch Bar on Apple's latest laptops?
November 16, 2016
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Mossberg: Running Windows 10 and macOS Sierra together
The new Parallels 12 does the job well, even on aging hardware.
September 28, 2016
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MRP: the Mac Resource Page
A daily news e-zine about Macintosh computers and the MacOS.
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Misc. - N

New Mac malware pinned on same Russian group blamed for election hacks
Xagent for Macs steals passwords, grabs screenshots, and exfiltrates iPhone backups.
February 14, 2017
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New MacBook Pro Expected to Ditch MagSafe and Old USB Ports
Apple isn't afraid to ditch time-tested technology in the name of progress. they just did it when they launched the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, and they might do it again with the new MacBook Pro models.
October 18, 2016
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Newest MacBook Pros fail to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation -- here's why
Online reviews are a dime a dozen these days, but few outlets so thoroughly test new products as Consumer Reports.
December 23, 2016
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No, the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar isn't a precursor to a touchscreen Mac
Phil Schiller says Apple won't turn the MacBook into a tablet.
November 2, 2016
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Nonda Hub+ mini review: the only dock for a 2015 MacBook and a DisplayPort Apple Cinema Display
If you're dying to keep using an older Apple Cinema Display with a 2015 MacBook, the Hub+ Mini is your only choice.
October 20, 2016
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Misc. - P

PackUpAndGo
A drag-and-drop compression program by Stone Design for Mac OS X Server or Yellow Box for Windows.
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Phil Schiller justifies the compromises of the MacBook Pro
In an interview with the Independent, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller looked back at last week's Apple event and justified some of the decisions behind the new MacBook Pro.
November 2, 2016
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Photolemur review: An app that puts Mac image enhancement on autopilot
Photolemur makes almost any photo look better in a snap without manual editing, but there's little control over the results.
January 11, 2017
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PS4 Remote play on PC and Mac Gets new Refresher Video
A refresher on the PS4's killer feature.
May 16, 2016
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Misc. - R

Removing the headphone jack from future MacBooks would be a mistake
I can understand the logic behind Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack from its latest iPhones. some folks may not like it, but fact of the matter is that space is at a premium on such small devices. If a manufacturer can add meaningful features that improve the user experience by dropping the headphone jack then it is well worth it -- despite the fact that you can no longer charge your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and use the headphones at the same time without buying a dongle.
September 15, 2016
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Report: Apple's Mac team gets a lot less attention than before
Divided efforts and an iOS emphasis could explain the Mac's diminished profile.
December 20, 2016
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Misc. - S

Satechi USB-C Power Meter protects MacBook Pro and other devices from charging damage
USB-C is one of the best innovations in the technology world. this single connection type can transmit both data and power, leading to convenient docking and charging solutions. the problem, however, is that not all manufacturers adhere to power delivery guidelines, meaning a third-party charger or dock could fry your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
January 27, 2017
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Scalpers try to cash in on MacBook Pro shortage
eBay sellers list new Touch Bar-equipped notebook for up to 62% above list
November 23, 2016
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Spec for spec, the iMac is a bargain over the Surface Studio
Just for fun, we compare Microsoft's brand-new desktop PCs to similarly spec'ed iMacs released a year ago–and the iMacs are $700 to $1,000 cheaper.
October 26, 2016
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Spotty battery life costs Apple's MacBook Pro its gold-star rating
Consumer Reports nerd baffled by bizarre results
December 23, 2016
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Start-up creates USB-C-to-MagSafe adapter for new MacBook Pro, other devices
Snapnator has also created a USB-C hub with multiple media card slots
November 4, 2016
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Misc. - T

The backlash against Apple's new MacBook Pro from its core user base is unprecedented
Apple's challenge now is pleasing the much larger mainstream Mac user base without alienating the power users.
November 7, 2016
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The evolution of Apple's laptops, from the PowerBook to the MacBook Pro
Apple's PowerBooks, iBooks, and MacBooks have come a long way in 25 years.
December 1, 2016
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The indispensables: Essential tools for fixing your Mac
Here are Jeffery Battersby's must-have items for his Working Mac toolkit.
December 1, 2016
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The Mac 512 User Group
An official Apple Macintosh User Group devoted to the older Macintoshes.
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The MacBook OLED touch bar rumor has been turned into a cool 3D concept
Martin Hajek makes a habit of creating super realistic 3D renders of rumored gadgets or cool concepts, and his latest is quite a beauty. Recreating the OLED touch bar that has been reported as part of an upcoming MacBook Pro overhaul, Hajek imagines a laptop that inches an extra bit closer to Apple's mobile iOS devices.
June 9, 2016
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The MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar brings macros to the masses
It's an important evolution of Apple's contribution to user interface design.
November 1, 2016
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The new Mac versus PC war is all about touch
It's been brewing for a while, but the Mac versus PC war is back. Apple and Microsoft have shared various battles over many years, in an ongoing rift over the direction of computing, but this week has marked a switch in both of their war strategies. Microsoft is now going after Apple's core customers, and the two are split over the role of touch and input interfaces for PCs.
October 27, 2016
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The new Macbook Pro Can't Charge your iPhone
A Lightning to USB-C Cable will Cost you An Extra $25
October 27, 2016
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The new MacBook Pro is here
Oh MacBook Pro, how we've missed you. it's been four long years since Apple issued the last major overhaul to its high-end laptop line. Four years of waiting for some big announcement from the company, as laptop hinges loosen, trackpads go wonky, the screen laminent starts to lose its luster.
October 27, 2016
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The new MacBook Pro isn't just a laptop, it's a strategy shift
Apple's decisions with its Pro line of laptops could signal a further shrinking of its Mac product lines.
November 2, 2016
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The Pixel's USB-C charger is a nice backup for the new MacBook Pro
I still mourn the loss of MagSafe, but this charger interoperability over USB-C certainly helps ease the pain.
February 16, 2017
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The Pricey Touch Bar-Free MacBook Pro Wants to be your Next MacBook Air
The MacBook Air was Apple's everyman computer, but as it slowly sunsets that notebook, we're looking to Apple for a new vision of the do-everything laptop.
November 3, 2016
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The quick guide to updating all your current Apple devices
Apple has just released software patches for every device it currently sells
July 19, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: Use your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to switch between apps with Rocket
This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes Rocket, a Touch Bar app that displays icons of your most-used apps. Plus, apps for staying organized, transferring your photos, keeping you focused on the tasks ahead, and much more.
December 1, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: Keep an eye on your camera activity with OverSight
This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes OverSight, an app that keeps an eye on how third-party programs use your Mac's built-in camera and microphone. Plus, new features for Carrot Weather and Speedtest, and more.
October 26, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: bring your note-taking skills to the next level with NotePlan
This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes NotePlan, a Markdown-based note-taking app with a suite of helpful features.
October 19, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: Create cool custom-made photo frames with ArtSuite
This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes ArtSuite, an app for adding boarders and designs to your photos–perfect for printing and sharing the old-fashioned way. Plus, an app for Facebook Live, task managers, and more.
October 13, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: a new update for Calcbot, Tapbots' calculator and unit conversion app
It's back-to-school time, and this week's roundup of new Mac apps brings you a serving of calculators, great ways to create your own library, and a fun way to learn more about Linux.
August 17, 2016
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The Week in Mac Accessories: Lock it up!
Rock out with your lock out
August 24, 2016
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These powerful PCs may cure your MacBook Pro spec blues
If you're a creative professional disappointed by the specs of Apple's new MacBook Pro, you have options -- take a look at how these powerful Windows laptops compare.
November 9, 2016
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Turn up the Time Machine service in macOS Server
You're probably familiar with Time Machine, Apple's excellent built-in backup application designed to make backing up your Mac and restoring data simple and safe. But, unless you have an Airport Time Capsule, it's likely that you only think about Time Machine as a way to back your Mac up to an external hard drive connected to your Mac.
October 12, 2016
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Why 2016 is such a terrible year for the Mac
Apple may still care about the Mac, but this year it's been pretty hard to tell.
November 3, 2016
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Why Apple (probably) won't make an ARM-powered Mac
Sure, Apple could transition to ARM chips in its Macs. Here's why it probably won't.
November 23, 2016
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Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro
One foot is out the door for this Apple customer
November 18, 2016
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Why Photos for macOS can't find an imported image
A preference setting affects how Photos handles your images.
December 20, 2016
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What to Expect as Apple Gets Ready to End Mac Update Drought
Apple Inc.'s long drought of Mac updates is soon coming to an end ahead of the important holiday sales period.
October 19, 2016
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When will we see a touch-enabled Mac?
It's simply no longer amusing when I absent-mindedly tap on my Macbook Air's screen.
August 15, 2016
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Which popular Mac MOBA game is best for newcomers?
League of Legends and Dota 2 are huge–but where should you start?
September 2, 2016
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Will a secondary OLED on MacBook Pro's be a boon to the OLED industry?
Apple is set to announce its new MacBook Pro lineup towards the end of October. In June we reported of rumors that one of the new features in these new laptops will be an OLED touch bar, a secondary display placed above the keyboard (instead of the function keys). you can see a proposed render (this is not an official photo of course):
September 30, 2016
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Will Apple unveil a touchscreen laptop running iOS in '15 months to 2 years'?
Apple may be designing its own graphics processors to make the augmented-reality glasses Tim Cook has dropped hints about, but the move is also an opportunity to build something that takes the security and modern app development of iOS and puts it into a device format Mac users have been asking for.
April 4, 2017
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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free
The technology could be used by Apple to offer quick access for disabled people.
March 23, 2017
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Apple Bluetooth 1.5 supports headsets, printers
Apple today released Bluetooth 1.5 for Mac OS X which provides support for Bluetooth enabled headsets and printers.
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Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks
Chromebooks continued to grab K-12 hardware share in 2016
March 3, 2017
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Apple is discontinuing the only monitor it makes, the Thunderbolt Display
Will there be a replacement?
June 23, 2016
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Apple is once again rumored to start a P2P money transferring network similar to Venmo and PayPal
Venmo is a free digital wallet that allows users to wire funds into or out of their Venmo account, bank account or debit card. Today, word surfaced about meetings that Apple has held with firms in this industry about starting up its own money transfer system. In other words, Apple is looking to build a Venmo competitor that would allow iPhone owners to transfer funds to and from others' iPhone handsets.
April 27, 2017
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Apple just made iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork free for everyone
Beginning in 2013, Apple has been pre-loading apps from its productivity and creativity suites on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, effectively making the software free for new customers. However, those who decided to stick with their old devices had no such luck, as both the iWork and iLife suites remained paid for them.
April 19, 2017
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Apple nabs two of Google's top satellite executives
The iPhone maker reportedly recruited them for a new hardware team.
April 21, 2017
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April 25, 2017: Apple Union Square is about to go... everywhere.
Apple has announced its taking the concepts and community-first approach first showcased at Union Square and aggressively pushing them across many other major Apple Stores.
April 25, 2017
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F-Secure buys Little Flocker to combat macOS ransomware
Little Flocker enforces low-level access control to files and other sensitive resources like the webcam and microphone
April 6, 2017
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Financial analysts forecast flat Mac sales
Even that would be an improvement after four straight down quarters
January 31, 2017
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Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets U.S. defense industry
The malware has also been found targeting a human rights activist
February 7, 2017
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Mac's share falls to five-year low
Sales slowdown catches up with the Mac, which cedes share to Windows and Linux
January 5, 2017
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New MacBook Pros plagued by complaints about battery life and graphics glitches
Craig Federighi promises that macOS Sierra 12.2.2 will fix the MacBook Pro's GPU problem.
December 6, 2016
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Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic
Researchers found a new malware program for macOS that is digitally signed and installs a fake root certificate to perform man-in-the-middle attacks.
April 28, 2017
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Why Apple's record-setting quarter was actually...bad?
Poor Apple. Never any good news.
February 7, 2017
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After hiatus, in-the-wild Mac backdoors are suddenly back
Three new pieces of Mac-targeting malware access webcams, passwords, and more.
July 6, 2016
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Apple answers MacBook Pro battery gripes -- by yanking time-remaining estimate
Not the first time that Apple's wrestled with power calculations
December 14, 2016
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Apple delivers free macOS Sierra upgrade
Also releases Safari 10 browser for El Capitan and Yosemite
September 20, 2016
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Apple patches 67 bugs in OS El Capitan, refreshes Safari and iTunes
End times approach for El Capitan, which will be replaced this summer when Apple issues betas of the next version
May 16, 2016
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Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2 -- here's what's new
Apple has introduced updates for all of its major operating systems, releasing iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2. the latest versions add new features, improve the user experience and fix a number of bugs.
March 28, 2017
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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2 -- here's what's new
A day after introducing iOS 10.2, Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2. the update promises to resolve the graphics problems affecting the 2016 MacBook Pro line, adds some improvements, and fixes lots of bugs.
December 13, 2016
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Apple releases macOS Sierra as free upgrade
Apple's Mac computers -- MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini -- are works of art. not only is the hardware beautiful, but the included operating system is visually impressive too. Today, after a series of beta releases, the final 10.12 version of the desktop operating system formerly known as OS X -- now known as 'macOS' -- is available for download.
September 20, 2016
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Apple removes the 'time remaining' battery estimate in new macOS update
Your guess is as good as mine
December 13, 2016
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Apple starts to 'randomly' download macOS Sierra on to users' computers
It's something that has faint echoes of Microsoft's approach to pushing Windows 10 on to users. this week Apple is making macOS Sierra available to users as an automatic download -- interestingly, users who receive the automatic download treatment are being selected randomly.
October 4, 2016
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Apple updates OS X El Capitan with final non-security fixes
Hints at possibility of August launch for macOS Sierra
July 18, 2016
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Apple: Mac OS X
The Apple Mac OS X product page. Contains information about the Public Beta, a screenshot gallery, downloads and a feedback form open to anyone.
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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits
The iPhone vulnerability was patched in 2009 and the Mac holes were fixed in 2013, Apple said.
March 24, 2017
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Apple's Boot Camp doesn't support clean installations of the Windows 10 Creators Update
If you've got a Mac that you want to install the Windows 10 Creators Update on, there is something that you should be aware of. Boot Camp isn't compatible with it, or at least a clean install of the Update.
April 6, 2017
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Apple's new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws
Some of the vulnerabilities allow for arbitrary code execution and remote attack
September 21, 2016
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Apple's macOS file encryption can be bypassed without latest fixes
Custom-made Thunderbolt devices can be used to extract the encryption password from locked Macs
December 16, 2016
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Apple's macOS Sierra is now available to download
Goodbye OS X, hello Siri
September 20, 2016
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Operating System - D

Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
Windows ransomware may make all the headlines, but other platforms are vulnerable too. the first Mac ransomware was uncovered last year, and it's only a matter of time before the next one strikes.
February 20, 2017
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Operating System - E

Everything you need to know about MacOS Sierra
The operating system working behind the scenes on your computer is at least as important as the hardware itself, and that's especially true for Apple products, where the same company makes both the hardware and software.
June 22, 2016
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Operating System - F

First look: a week with macOS Sierra
macOS takes its place within Apple's connected empire
June 22, 2016
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Folx 5 review: how I learned to stop worrying and love this Mac download manager
If you frequently download from the internet, this app can help you manage the download tasks and the data your receive.
August 26, 2016
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Operating System - G

Goodbye, OS X: Apple's new desktop OS is "macOS Sierra"
New OS revision drops the old name, but finally brings Siri to the desktop.
June 13, 2016
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Operating System - H

How to disable macOS's hotspot login float-over window
Alfabeck Lauder finds the way in which Apple manages Wi-Fi logins at public networks a bit maddening:
September 28, 2016
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How to downgrade your Mac to an older version of OS X using an external drive
Installing an older version of OS X isn't as easy as you think it would be.
December 14, 2016
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How to Easily Encrypt Files on Mac
Encryption is good for protecting sensitive data you don't want anyone else to see. If some bad guy nabs your laptop while you're out at a coffee shop or bar, you can rest assured knowing that the data is encrypted. the process of encrypting files is easy, and I'll to show you step-by-step how to do it.
August 18, 2016
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How to fix Safari when popups block usage in iOS and macOS
Apple fixed a bug that allowed scammers to hijack your Safari screen in iOS, but a macOS flaw remains.
April 6, 2017
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How to install Windows 10 Creators Update on your Mac
If you try to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant you'll quickly find that it is not possible. as Microsoft notes, you'll end up with a Stop error with the code 0xc000000f in winload.efi.
April 6, 2017
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How to make Sidebar shortcuts for removable drives
How to make persistent shortcuts in the Mac's Sidebar even after unmounting and remounting a drive.
September 1, 2016
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How to set up the Wiki Service in macOS Sierra Server
The Wiki Service is a great collabroative tool for your company or school.
November 9, 2016
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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra's Messages
Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message.
September 28, 2016
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How to unmount drives automatically when closing a Mac's lid
A little Mac app can help attached drives when you put your laptop to sleep.
November 11, 2016
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Operating System - M

Mac OS X Apps
Frequently updated site that contains news, polls, and a complete list of all currently-released OS X software, divided into subcategories.
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Mac OS X Hints
A community-built site of hints and tips on using Apple's new Mac OS X operating system.
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macOS 10.12.3 fixes graphics switching problems with new 15" MacBook Pros
Update is smaller in scope than last month's 10.12.2 release.
January 23, 2017
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macOS 10.12.4 update brings Night Shift to the Mac and not much else
Sierra's fourth major update imports one more feature from iOS.
March 27, 2017
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MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 update fixes the Safari bug that affected MacBook Pro battery life
This update also includes graphics fixes for Apple's new MacBook Pro.
January 23, 2017
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macOS Sierra preview: Siri is just the beginning
iCloud is close to fully baked
June 22, 2016
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macOS Sierra review: Apple reaches for the clouds
Siri's here, but that's not the most interesting part
September 20, 2016
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More than 60 percent of Windows users would switch to Mac for more privacy
Concerns over Windows 10 and the amount of data it collects via the Windows Store could prompt users to switch to Mac according to a new survey.
August 03, 2016
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Operating System - P

Parallels Desktop 12 brings Windows and Xbox to macOS
Performance, memory handling and cool improvements in the new edition.
August 18, 2016
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Perhaps it is time Apple set macOS X free
Apple is more capable than ever of delivering the world's most high-end computing experiences
September 8, 2016
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Operating System - O

OS X 10.11.6 and iOS 9.3.3 released as Apple's current OSes wind down
Apple's current OSes go into maintenance mode as new major releases loom.
July 18, 2016
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Operating System - T

The core of UWP and Microsoft Edge's JavaScript engine can now run on OS X and Linux
Microsoft has announced that ChakraCore, the core of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers the Microsoft Edge browser and Universal Windows Platform apps for Windows 10, can now run on versions of OS X and Linux.
July 27, 2016
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Operating System - W

WWDC wish list: Predicting the next version of OS X
Mac OS X, OS X, MacOS–whatever it's called, it's about to get a slew of new features, like Siri, overhauled Photos, and more tools for developers.
June 7, 2016
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What's hidden in plain sight? Hidden media in Photos for OS X
Hidden media isn't always hidden.
July 7, 2016
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Windows 10 on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is surprisingly fun... and good!
Is running Windows 10 on a dual-boot late-2016 MacBook Pro fun or garbage? I've been experimenting over the last few weeks and here are my thoughts
January 30, 2017
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With macOS and iOS 10, Apple is changing how we pay online, inside Messages, and even by voice
Since online payment processors already support Apple Pay in iOS, we should see an explosion of support for Apple Pay in Safari.
June 14, 2016
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Software - Numbers

8 more macOS Sierra features you'll use
Welcome to macOS Siri
September 6, 2016
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12+ useful but hard-to-find tips for using Apple's Pages
Get to know your way around some of Apple's Pages more hidden talents.
May 2, 2017
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Software - A

Accessibility features in macOS and iOS that everyone should try
The Accessibility menus hold lots of little tweaks to make your Mac, iPhone, and iPad easier to use.
March 9, 2017
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Apple discovers Safari bug from Consumer Reports' flawed MacBook Pro battery test
When Consumer Reports failed to recommend the MacBook Pro (2016) for poor battery life, many people raised an eyebrow. When the company suggested using Chrome instead of Safari for more consistent battery life, people's heads nearly exploded. Google's web browser has long been considered a battery hog, making many people -- including me -- doubt the findings by Consumer Reports. After all, my own MacBook Pro (2016) offers wonderfully consistent battery life.
January 10, 2017
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Apple reportedly betting on drones and indoor data to make Maps better
Drones go places cars can't.
December 1, 2016
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Apple takes on Google & Microsoft with iWork real-time collaboration
Announced at Apple's event today, the company takes on Google Documents with real-time collaboration on iWork documents. the long-awaited feature makes it easier to cooperate and create documents on the fly.
September 7, 2016
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Apple.com
Home of the Apple/Macintosh.
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Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro
For the past 11 years, Apple has offered formal support for installing Windows on a Macintosh running OS X via its Boot Camp Assistant software. If you need Windows on a Macintosh and don't want to use virtualization software to run it, Boot Camp will resize your hard drive partition to create a new Windows volume and ships with its own set of drivers for your underlying hardware.
November 30, 2016
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Applelinks
News of what's happening on the Mac front and tracks current updates of Mac software.
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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4
When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.
May 27, 2016
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Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries and library track limits
Kirk McElhearn uncovers a couple of mysteries about iTunes libraries.
December 2, 2016
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Ask the iTunes Guy: Syncing audiobooks, and why Apple Music tracks suddenly become unavailable
iTunes and Apple Music don't come with an owner's manual. Fortunately, Kirk McElhearn is an iTunes expert and happy to help.
February 10, 2017
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Ask the iTunes Guy: your audiobook questions
In this edition, Kirk McElhearn address your questions about audiobooks and iTunes.
March 10, 2017
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Software - B

Blocs 2 review: Web design app balances simplicity and sophistication
One of the best, most easy to use web design apps for the Mac gets even better.
July 25, 2016
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Software - C

Chrome for MacOS to block rogue ad injections and settings changes
The Google Safe Browsing service has been expanded to detect more threats on macOS
March 2, 2017
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Custom Software Development, CaldiaTech(tm), Powerful Technology Solutions, California-India.
Caldiatech, Offshore Development, PHP Programming, MAC OSX Development
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Software - D

Databeast, Inc
Makers of dataComet, a Mac Telnet + TN3270 + TextEditing program.
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Software - F

Forget the stickers: iOS 10 turned iMessage into a platform, and that's more important
Messages in iOS 10 opens to developers for the first time. That's major.
June 22, 2016
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Fresh powder and frisky pups await in the charming Dog Sled Saga
Mush to victory, make the right calls, and pet some digital doggies.
February 17, 2017
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Software - G

Google Chrome will now protect you better from malware on macOS
Google has announced improvements towards protecting macOS users of its Chrome browser, as part of its Safe Browsing program.
March 2, 2017
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Google Earth's Mac updater isn't malware, but deserved your suspicions
Recently, Google accidentally pushed out an update to its plug-in that relentlessly asked Mac OS X users to enter their password.
September 12, 2016
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Google releases 'Featured Photos Screensaver' app for Mac
Google and photography seem to go hand in hand. the company's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones take very high-quality pictures, while its Photos app for Android and iOS is a brilliant way to both store and categorize images in the cloud.
November 28, 2016
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Google's 'Safe Browsing' Service to Fight macOS-Specific Malware
Google announced that it enhanced the Safe Browsing service in Chrome to be more aware of macOS-specific malware and fight ad injection attacks as well as unwanted Chrome settings modifications.
March 1, 2017
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Software - H

Here's what kids really think of Apple's Swift Playgrounds learn-to-code app
Apple has partnered with Code.org to offer free Hour of Code sessions for kids at all of its stores.
December 6, 2016
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How to avoid deleting photos from iCloud while traveling
Another twist in the ongoing untangling of iCloud Photo Library and local storage.
January 9, 2017
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How to free up storage by finding and deleting large files you don't need on your Mac
Get back some storage space.
March 3, 2017
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How to open an iTunes playlist in a separate window
Give your iTunes playlist a little breathing room by opening it in a new window.
April 26, 2017
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How to Program your Mac
Comments from nearly 200 Mac programmers have been assembled here as a beginners reference to Mac programming.
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How to restore your photos using iCloud Photo Library
Whether your hard drive crashed or you're setting up a new Mac, you can use iCloud Photo Library to restore your collection.
February 13, 2017
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How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID
Apple's device authorization and management tools are a little hidden–Jason Snell explains.
July 21, 2016
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How to turn off iCloud Photo Library when you don't have enough local storage
A reader wants to disable syncing to iCloud, but can't download the full-resolution images and videos. Here's how to fix it.
August 10, 2016
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How to use iCloud Photo Library selectively
There are a couple of workarounds for when you want to keep a photo locally and not in iCloud.
July 15, 2016
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How to work around the Unable to get metadata' error in Photos
The fix for this issue isn't ideal, but there doesn't seem to be any other workaround.
February 14, 2017
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Software - I

In defense of old Mac software
Plenty of older software is good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, still works. a writer keeps his old tools sharp.
June 28, 2016
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Installing OS X: what to do when 'this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified'
If you encounter an error when trying to install a fresh operating system, it could be a problem with the date and time.
July 25, 2016
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Ircle
Internet Relay Chat for the Mac.
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iWork now supports real-time collaboration
Multiple users can now work on the same documents at the same time.
September 7, 2016
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Software - L

Live Photos arrive on the web, thanks to Apple's new JavaScript-based API
If you own an iPhone, you might be familiar with a feature called Live Photos, which allows you to essentially capture a series of pictures, complete with sound, and create a kind of moving image. this is quite similar to Living Images, which was available previously on Lumia Windows phones.
April 21, 2017
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Lock down your Mac with system and networking monitoring tools
A way to improve the integrity of your Mac is to know exactly what's happening on it.
January 12, 2017
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Software - M

macOS is becoming legacy software
Everything that Apple did, and didn't do, with its Mac lineup this year tells me the company would rather be selling more iPads and iPhones. the departures from the 2016 MacBook Pro – MagSafe charger, USB and memory card slots, and a keyboard with more than 0.55mm of travel – are all things the iPad lacks.
December 21, 2016
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Macs 'do more' than iPads says Apple's Tim Cook
Cook promises 'more' for Macs
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft expands Google Calendar and Contacts testing in Outlook for Mac Preview
Microsoft initially started testing Google Calendar and Contact support in Outlook for Mac with Insiders in March, and now it's expanding that test to anyone regardless of Insider status. Now, anyone can download the Outlook for Mac Preview to test out the same features currently available on the Insider Fast ring ahead of release, Microsoft says.
April 12, 2017
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Microsoft taps Touch Bar in Mac Office preview
Adds support for context-sensitive displays on newest MacBook Pro laptops
February 8, 2017
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Mossberg: the PC is being redefined
Keep your eye on the software, and on Apple.
March 1, 2017
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MRP: the Mac Resource Page
A daily news e-zine about Macintosh computers and the MacOS.
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Software - N

New Mac malware linked to Russian hackers of US election
APT28, blamed for the hack of the Democratic Party, releases Xagent malware that can steal iPhone backups.
February 15, 2017
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New Mac Ransomware "Patcher" Surfaces
A new piece of ransomware is making the rounds on several torrent sites which seems specifically targeted at Macs. Called Patcher, it is disguised as one of several Windows-based applications that have been ported to Apples OS, specifically the Adobe suite of products and Microsoft Office.
February 27, 2017
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New macOS malware steals passwords and iPhone backups
Cyber security firm Bitdefender says it has recently uncovered a new type of malware which targets macOS users. the company says that the malware, which it has dubbed Xagent, is capable of stealing passwords, taking screenshots and grabbing iPhone backups stored on the machine.
February 17, 2017
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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild
The program's creator asks for payments but doesn't have the encryption key to unlock victims' files
February 22, 2017
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NewsNow
Mac OS headlines from other web sites.
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Nvidia releases beta Pascal GPU drivers for old Mac Pros (and Hackintoshes)
New drivers support the GTX 1000 series and the new Titan Xp, among others.
April 11, 2017
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Nvidia releases Mac driver with support for Titan Xp and GeForce GTX 1000 Series
Macs can finally run newer and high-end Nvidia graphics cards with support for Pascal-based GPUs available in beta.
April 12, 2017
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Software - O

OmniWeb
Advanced web browsing that's easy and fun
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Outlook 2016 for Mac begins rolling out support for Google Calendar and Contacts
In a stew of cross-platform goodness, Microsoft has announced that it is now rolling out Google Calendar and Contact support to Outlook for Mac. this brings the Mac client closer in line with Outlook on other platforms like iOS and Android, which also provide ample support for Google accounts.
March 1, 2017
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Software - P

PaintCode 3 now Supports Swift 3 and Android Code Generation
PaintCode is a design and development tool running on macOS that is capable of generating code from vector drawings. Its latest version, PaintCode 3, brings support for Swift 3, Android, and JavaScript canvas.
November 10, 2016
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Parallels launches Toolbox for Mac 1.5 -- here's what's new
Parallels Toolbox is a macOS app for power users that provides easy access to dozens of utilities -- like camera controls, screenshot options, archiving and more -- from the menu bar. Now, there is a new version available and it comes with three changes designed to improve the user experience.
January 31, 2017
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Parallels Toolbox 1.3 packs dozens of tools for macOS power users
Parallels today releases a new version of its Toolbox app for macOS, adding five new tools that give users more control over their privacy and make it easier to use their Mac devices, bringing the total number of available utilities to 25.
December 1, 2016
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PDFpen 9 and PDFpenPro 9 review: PDF-editing apps get solid enhancements over previous versions
The latest versions of Smile's PDF-editing apps for the Mac get richer and deeper options, but remain much the same.
April 27, 2017
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Picktorial 3.0 review: a fresh approach to photo editing and management
Full-featured toolkit with non-destructive editing for pro photographers.
April 26, 2017
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PlayStation VR and macOS can play together thanks to MacMorpheus!
Mac users – this one's for you!
November 4, 2016
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Polymail for Mac wants to provide a cross-platform email experience to die for
If you're still looking for the perfect email experience on Mac and iOS, then Polymail, Inc may have something to fill the gap left by Mailbox's unceremonious exit back in February. it's just officially released Polymail for Mac 1.01 after around six months in beta.
July 25, 2016
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Software - Q

QuickTime
for Mac OS X.
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Software - R

Radio Silence 2 review: set it and forget it Mac firewall for outgoing connections
Monitors behind-the-scenes network activity and allows users to selectively block outgoing connections.
November 22, 2016
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Redesigned version of iTunes launches with iCloud Music glitches
Apple is having a rough day with the rollout of its new software platforms: in addition to the bug that was bricking users' iPhones when upgrading to iOS 10, the new version of iTunes -- iTunes 12.5.1 -- is also having issues connecting to iCloud Music Library this morning.
September 13, 2016
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Software - S

Shazam is always listening to you on Mac -- but not for long
Should Shazam keep your Mac's microphone on, even when you turn it off?
November 14, 2016
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Stagefright for iOS and OS X? don't lower the curtain yet
Five bugs fixed in the latest iOS and OS X releases could allow maliciously crafted images to hijack a device only if a number of hurdles were crossed.
July 21, 2016
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Software - T

The mess left behind by Messages
Apple needs to do more with Messages' ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices.
March 3, 2017
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The MOST
The Mac OS Students and Teachers. Provides a way to learn about Mac programming by using tutorials and other guides on their site.
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The Week in Mac Apps: Document freedom with PDF Expert 2
This week's roundup of new Mac apps brings us PDF Expert 2, a major update to Readdle's popular PDF editing tool. Plus, a desktop-based Instagram client, the latest version of Parallels, Slice's new browser extension that helps you find the best shopping deals, and much more.
August 31, 2016
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The Week in Mac Apps: Get you desktop just the way you want it with Black Light's custom settings
Too bright or too dark? Get you desktop just the way you want it with Black Light's custom settings
July 8, 2016
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Software - W

WhatsApp expands to the desktop with Windows and Mac software
A new app for the Mac and Windows will help the messaging service better match its competition
May 11, 2016
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When backups go bad: the problem with using network drives with Time Machine
Data backups are vital, so any problems that a user can't easily fix are not acceptable.
February 17, 2017
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Updates

Apple quashes 3 zero-days with emergency Mac update
Bugs that turn iPhones into iSpies can be weaponized and used against Macs as well
September 2, 2016
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Apple.com
Home of the Apple/Macintosh.
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iScroll2
Two-Finger-Scrolling for pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks
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PrintForm Component 1.0
The PrintForm Component is designed to bring back the ability to easily print a Windows Form. with this new PrintForm component you can once again lay out the Windows Form exactly as you want it and allow your users to print the form as a quick report.
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