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MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro has a shiny new problem

April 13th, 2017

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has had to endure plenty of criticism since its introduction. Some people complained about the lack of ports, others wanted more RAM and better graphics. Then there was the battery life controversy, and some users experienced some screen issues — both of those were fixed. Now, new reports from MacBook Pro buyers say …

The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is probably coming to Apple’s iMac

April 4th, 2017

The latest MacBook Pro laptops come with a very cool feature, the Touch Bar OLED touchscreen that sits above the keyboard and offers fast access to some of the most used features of each application. The Touch Bar also includes the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor found on the iPhone. To take advantage of it, you need to …

MacBook Pro 2016

Apple’s MacBook Pro dongle sale ends today, but there are cheaper options anyway

March 31st, 2017

When Apple introduced its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last fall, the backlash was immediate. From complaints about a 16GB ceiling on RAM to concerns about the utility of the Touch Bar, many developers and creative professionals were quick to categorize Apple’s new notebook lineup as overpriced and under-powered. Many Apple enthusiasts also took umbrage with the …

MacBook Pro deals 2017

Go get these crazy MacBook deals while you can

March 29th, 2017

Apple’s computers don’t come on sale very often, so if you can’t weasel a student discount, you’re probably going to be stuck paying full retail price. Even when prices do drop, it’s normally on old models that are being discontinued. So, when a store has a sale on every version of the new MacBook Pro …

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro

March 24th, 2017

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn’t exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, and more broadly, by a machine that they were quick to categorize as under-powered and overpriced. Additionally, …

MacBook Pro Touch Bar: cool effects, worryingly easy to hack

March 16th, 2017

Every year, skilled coders at the annual Pwn2Own hacking conference get to work and remind us that no piece of software is impervious from targeted attacks. Last year, for example, hackers at the conference managed to exploit all four major web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, IE, and Google Chrome.

MacBook Pro 2016

You can now save as much as $330 on Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro

March 9th, 2017

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to purchase Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro, now may be the time to finally pull the trigger. Earlier this week, Apple added a few models of its 2016 MacBook Pro without the TouchBar to its online store for refurbished Macs. The savings are substantial, and if you …

MacBook Pro charger replacement

This tiny laptop charger is the accessory all MacBooks need

February 25th, 2017

The MacBook charger is an iconic design that is, by all accounts, a good piece of work. It’s a little more elegant and refined than the ugly black bricks most laptops ship with, and a reason why people are willing to repeatedly spend $80 to replace it every time the cable craps out. But as …