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Sonnet's new Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 dock promises plenty of ports and full power for MacBook Pro

08/08/2018, 12:08 pm

Sonnet on Wednesday launched the Echo 11, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock geared primarily towards MacBook Pro owners.

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Everything you need to know about Apple's T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro

08/08/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's custom T2 chip recently made its way from the iMac Pro to the 2018 MacBook Pro, where it is responsible for a lot more than people think. AppleInsider explains everything you need to know about it.

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Add these Mac accessories to your back-to-school shopping list

08/06/2018, 01:08 pm

So you're getting ready to head back to school, perhaps with a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. You may want to add a few accessories to get the most out of your device. AppleInsider has rounded up the best accessories for your Mac to make returning to school even better.

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August 6, 1997 -- The day Apple and Microsoft made peace

08/06/2018, 10:08 am

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs came together 21 years ago, when Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million in Apple stock. The deal shocked Apple purists, but it helped put Apple on a firm footing for a few reasons -- and made its historic run possible in the second Steve Jobs era.

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15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro compared - which upgrades are worth it?

08/04/2018, 12:08 pm

The changes in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro prompts comparisons between the models from potential customers. AppleInsider compares the low, mid-range, and high-end options in a series of benchmarks, to see if it's worth paying more for the better-specification models.

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Comparing the 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro vs. MateBook Pro

08/02/2018, 11:08 am

Some reviewers are saying Huawei's MateBook X Pro is the closest you can get to a MacBook Pro without buying in to Apple's ecosystem -- and with a starting price of only $1,200, it might actually be a viable alternative to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is priced at a hefty $1,799. The MacBook Pro is, however, the best all-around 13-inch laptop we've seen so far, so let's put the two side-by-side and see if the MateBook X Pro lives up to the hype.

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Apple's HomePod seizes 'small but meaningful' portion of US smart speaker market

08/02/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's HomePod is edging its way into the U.S. smartspeaker market, but has plenty of ground to cover if it wants to catch up with industry leaders Amazon and Google.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 am

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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Review: The 2018 i7 15-inch MacBook Pro is much more than a spec bump

07/28/2018, 10:07 am

Looking at the outside of the computer, it is very easy to think that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor is unchanged from last year's model. However, there are a surprising amount of improvements beyond just a new and powerful processor that Apple users have been looking for.

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Apple releases new Mojave and AppKit design resources for Mac, Apple Watch

07/26/2018, 12:07 pm

In an attempt to make it easier to design apps for the Apple Watch and Mac, Apple has updated its Human Interface Guidelines with new templates for the new operating system versions it will release in the fall.

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Apple's T2 chip may be behind small number of crashes in iMac Pro, new MacBook Pro

07/26/2018, 09:07 am

A number of iMac Pro and MacBook Pro owners have reported issues with macOS enduring kernel panics, with initial investigations into the problems suggesting something connected to Apple's T2 security chip is to blame -- but actual service numbers don't point to a hardware problem.

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Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?

07/25/2018, 01:07 pm

Despite getting lighter, thinner and faster, Apple's iPad tablets and MacBook notebooks haven't dabbled into entirely new desktop computing form factors and experimental hardware concepts the way Microsoft has with its Surface business segment -- and for good reason. Here's a look at why.

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Apple targets thermal performance issues on 2018 MacBook Pros with software update

07/24/2018, 01:07 pm

Performance issues affecting Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pros discovered over the past week have been identified as a software flaw in the system's thermal management software, and Apple is rolling out a macOS patch to deal with the problem.

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Round-up: user 'solutions' for thermal throttling of the i9 2018 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

It has been about a week since it was discovered that the i9 processor in the MacBook Pro can slow down below rated speed to cut back on thermal load. AppleInsider has been examining several proposed solutions by users since we first started talking about the issue, and has some thoughts on the matter.

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Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

07/23/2018, 05:07 pm

The 2018 MacBook Intel Core i9-powered 15-inch Pro refresh strikes some chords with some long requested features, and as often is the case with Apple products, stirs up some controversy.

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Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU

07/23/2018, 02:07 pm

So the new 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a beast with the new i5 quad-core processor, but it's still packing integrated graphics that isn't much faster than last year's base 13-inch MacBook Pro's graphics. Luckily, the new Blackmagic eGPU can take care of that, and what better way is there to use it than to play some Fortnite?

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2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro

07/23/2018, 11:07 am

Back-to-school season is closing in fast. This means two things: retailers will be running some great deals on Macs and students will be looking to pick up some new laptops as they had back to class. AppleInsider discusses Apple's entire laptop line, and talks about who needs what, and why.

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HomePod private beta could be testing voice calls, multiple timers

07/23/2018, 08:07 am

The HomePod could enable users to place phone calls through the smart speaker, a report on a private beta for HomePod OS 12 claims, with the array of incoming new features for the audio device including the ability to use it as a speakerphone for a wirelessly-connected iPhone.

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Top nine features of the 2018 MacBook Pro

07/22/2018, 02:07 pm

There is lots to love in Apple's latest pro-level portable Macs. AppleInsider has broken down our top nine features found in the latest MacBook Pros.

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Comparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

07/21/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets some pretty substantial improvements for 2018, with a beefier processor, faster GPU and new True Tone display. The upgrades bring the small form factor Pro on par with Dell's XPS 13, our all-time favorite Windows laptop. But which one is right for you?

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