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Topic: Mac

Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

08/15/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

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Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

08/12/2018, 01:08 pm

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

08/09/2018, 09:08 pm

Researchers at the Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas intend to demonstrate an exploit in Apple's enterprise tools that lets well-equipped hackers compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, though the bug has already been patched in the latest macOS High Sierra update.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

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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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Hands on: If you ever wanted a giant leather mousepad, Nomad's got just the thing

08/02/2018, 09:08 am

This oversized mousepad and working surface from Nomad is crafted from genuine Horween leather to complement any workspace -- and AppleInsider has one.

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Comparing the base model 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar versus Apple's base 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Choosing between the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is harder than it's ever been before, now that the 13-inch Touch Bar version packs a powerful quad-core processor. AppleInsider highlights all of the differences and runs a set of performance benchmarks to help you decide which one is right for you.

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Apple could use Kaby Lake processors in 2018 MacBook Air refresh

07/30/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple could use 8th-generation Kaby Lake processors in mid-range MacBook or MacBook Air models later this year, a Taiwanese report claims, with Apple thought to be using the more established processors from last year instead of newer variants due to implementation issues.

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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 provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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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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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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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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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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Everything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more

07/20/2018, 01:07 pm

Earlier this week, Apple released the fourth beta of macOS Mojave to developers, and the third beta to public beta testers. Unlike beta three, there were actually quite a few changes in this update, including a new dynamic desktop wallpaper.

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Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

07/19/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's latest MacBook Pro refresh launched a week ago, and we've now spent some time with the base 15-inch model with six-core i7 processor. Read on for our first look and impressions as well as benchmarks for what will be one of the most popular MacBook Pro configurations.

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Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can't keep up with Intel Core i9 chip's thermal demands

07/17/2018, 09:07 pm

Technology-centric YouTuber Dave Lee claims the thermal design of Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro does not provide sufficient cooling for Intel's Core i9 processor, causing the chip to throttle down performance to prevent serious damage.

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Apple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality -- but at a cost

07/14/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's leather sleeves must be solid performers, even with their questionable price. Apple has continued to add leather accessories to their growing lineup of cases and covers after starting out with those for the iPhone, and AppleInsider has the latest addition.

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