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A year with MacBook Pro: reviewing Apple's 2017 pro laptop models

06/23/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple was rumored to refresh its MacBook line at WWDC 2018, but with the event come and gone with nary an announcement to be heard, we know we have to wait a bit longer for new hardware. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at how our 2017 MacBook Pros have fared over the past 12 months.

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Apple's new 'Behind the Mac' ad campaign puts spotlight back on creatives

06/15/2018, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday debuted a new ad series detailing the many ways creative professionals use Mac to accomplish their work across a range of very different disciplines, from music to app development. Each story furthers the implication that Mac is a machine that empowers, harkening back to campaigns touting the company's close bonds with those who make.

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iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.

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The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight

06/13/2018, 11:06 am

Apple is in a very strange position with the Mac and iOS in regards to gaming. One platform is enormous and making a ton of money for Apple and some developers, and the other is nearly dead. AppleInsider talks about the two, and what, if anything, is going on to improve the situation.

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Jamf details Apple's device management news for education, enterprise and Apple TV at WWDC18

06/08/2018, 06:06 pm

At its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple noted a milestone of 40 years of work in bringing computers to education. The modern tools it provides for education now include device management with Apple School Manager and collaborative tools including the new Classroom for Mac. In parallel, Apple has also brought its device management tools to the enterprise with Apple Business Manager. We asked Jamf for insight into the latest WWDC announcements related to device management in education and business.

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Hands on with Dark Mode in MacOS Mojave

06/06/2018, 11:06 am

At least one long-awaited feature has made its way to the Mac at WWDC this year -- Dark Mode. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the new system-wide UI in macOS Mojave.

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2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

06/05/2018, 01:06 am

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

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Mac App Store getting iOS treatment, Office 365, BBedit, Lightroom CC and more

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

As rumored, the Mac App Store is getting a whole new iOS-inspired redesign in macOS Mojave, complete with a renewed focus on app curation. With the new design, long-term holdouts Adobe and Microsoft are finally bringing their apps to the storefront.

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Sync Philips Hue lights to music and games on Mac with the Hue Sync app

05/31/2018, 06:05 am

Philips, makers of Hue smart light products, on Thursday released a new app for Mac and Windows that allows users to create synchronized lighting effects based on games, movies and music playing on a Mac.

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Pegatron likely to be Apple's manufacturer for future ARM Mac

05/29/2018, 07:05 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that long-time Apple partner Pegatron will be tasked with assembly of any ARM-based Mac product.

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Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

05/25/2018, 10:05 pm

Apple is rumored to be working on a new device family that, according to a decidedly sparse report, combines technology from the company's iOS and Mac device lineups.

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StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

05/18/2018, 08:05 am

Peripherals vendor StarTech has shipped a pair of Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking stations that add a wider selection of ports to an iMac or a MacBook, with each including support for a pair of 4K monitors and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

05/03/2018, 08:05 pm

A new petition created by a beleaguered MacBook Pro owner calls on Apple to recall versions of the laptop that incorporate a butterfly mechanism keyboard, a design that some view as inherently flawed.

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Mac, iPhone highly preferred over Windows or Android by employees, survey says

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

A report by enterprise device management company Jamf found that more companies are allowing their employees to choose their own computers and mobile devices than ever before -- and the majority of them are choosing Macs, iPads and iPhones.

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Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

04/20/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started thinking about what we would like to see included in a next-generation Mac mini -- that with any luck, we'll get at WWDC.

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Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal

04/19/2018, 11:04 pm

Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

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Apple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

04/18/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple has teased users for over a year about a major revamp of the Mac Pro. A new and improved model, meant to usurp the "thermally challenged" cylindrical Mac Pro that debuted years ago is coming in 2019, and this got us thinking about what we hope to see when Apple finally ships.

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First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

04/17/2018, 04:04 pm

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

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T-Mobile integrates new Apple Business Chat support

04/11/2018, 10:04 pm

T-Mobile on Wednesday announced support for Apple's new Business Chat feature, allowing customers and non-customers alike to message customer service representatives directly from the Messages app on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

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Mac sales return to growth in Q1 amid continued PC market decline

04/11/2018, 07:04 pm

Following a contraction over the holiday shopping season, Apple's Mac shipments returned to growth during the first quarter of 2018 amid a deteriorating PC market, according to fresh statistics from market research firm Gartner.

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