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Benchmarking the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics

05/27/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple latest and greatest 2019 MacBook Pro with 8-core i9 processor and Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics is on our test bench, so let's see how fast it really is.

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Tested: Thermal throttling and performance in the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro

05/26/2019, 05:05 pm

AppleInsider has the new eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro on hand. Given the drama surrounding the thermal condition in the six-core MacBook Pro when it launched in 2018, it's time to evaluate the thermal situation in the new high-end model that was a big issue for its predecessor.

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What to expect at 2019 WWDC: macOS 10.15, and maybe the Mac Pro

05/24/2019, 09:05 am

Apple's next macOS is certain to bring new features to help get iOS apps onto the Mac -- but it's also certain to lose features like Dashboard and any 32-bit apps. Here's what we expect to hear from Apple about the Mac at this year's WWDC.

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Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Several pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to "ZombieLoad"-like security exploits, and Apple can't fix that because Intel won't release the necessary microcode updates.

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How to get more from the Finder's windows and its hidden power features

05/10/2019, 12:05 pm

It's the first thing you see when you switch on your Mac -- but then you might not look at it again for the rest of the day. Yet if you take some time to see what the Finder can do for you just in its regular windows and it'll become a tool instead of simply where you keep that pretty wallpaper.

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How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming

05/09/2019, 06:05 am

Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Editorial: The new Services - Apple Arcade plays to win, but what game?

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

All of Apple's recently unveiled Services and most of its existing Services business are essentially software --- useful applications of hardware that help drive hardware purchases in addition to generating revenue on their own. Take a look at what these strategic new Services actually mean for Apple and its installed user base, starting with Apple Arcade.

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Editorial: Intel CPU constraints are sign on the road to ARM chips in the Mac

05/01/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that Apple took about a five percent hit on Mac revenues because of constraints on Intel processors, and the company can't seem to break the 10nm process barrier. The last two times that a chip supplier couldn't keep its promises, Apple made a big move to another architecture -- and this is just another sign on the road to an ARM Mac coming relatively soon.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report and conference call

04/30/2019, 04:04 pm

Following the publication of its second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing January through March, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

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MindNode 6 mind mapping app adds new Focus mode to Mac and iOS

04/24/2019, 02:04 pm

The longstanding mind map app MindNode has been updated to add new features to its Mac and iOS versions. Both now feature a Focus mode that concentrates the map on one topic and the iOS edition also lets you select multiple elements to edit or move together.

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How to live with a Mac mini or MacBook Air with a small internal drive

04/12/2019, 03:04 pm

Today's SSD drives are so fast that they speed up your entire Mac -- but unless you spend a lot of money, they're also very small. You can manage on 128GB of space instead, but it takes discipline and apps to pull it off.

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Apple's Mac spotted in viral image with black hole researcher

04/10/2019, 10:04 pm

On Wednesday, the world got its first glimpse at a black hole, or more accurately its shadow, in what is being hailed as a monumental scientific achievement that was once thought impossible. And Mac was there.

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Review: 27-Inch iMac 5K with i5 processor - 2012 on the outside, 2019 on the inside

04/09/2019, 11:04 am

The new iMac 5K may look the same as the old one, but even at the low-end with new faster internals, this will be the go-to machine looking for a monstrous Apple display and solid performance.

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Steve Jobs predicted the Mac's move from Intel to ARM processors

04/08/2019, 11:04 am

The Mac shifting to ARM may come as soon as a full decade after Steve Jobs died. Yet, as well as championing and managing the Intel move in the 2000s, he also considered these major computer hardware architecture changes to be essential every decade or so.

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How to block spam calls, texts, and social media messages on your iPhone

04/05/2019, 10:04 am

You know how to use messaging and emails, and you use them to get things done, but far too many just want to sell you things or annoy you with them. Here's how to get persistent callers and emailers out of your hair so that you can get some work done.

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'Apple Genuine Parts Repair' program signals potential shift in stance on right to repair

03/28/2019, 12:03 pm

A new report has unearthed details about a "Apple Genuine Parts Repair" program, which puts Apple service materials in the hands of some companies with fewer restrictions than current service providers may be under.

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Apple Music's 'Browse' tab refreshed with new look, wider playlist selections

03/22/2019, 08:03 am

Apple has tweaked the "Browse" tab of Apple Music on iTunes and iOS, providing users easy access to the "Daily Top 100" playlists.

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Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

03/19/2019, 01:03 pm

With Apple's Tuesday revision to the iMac lineup, now is the best time possible to shop for a Mac desktop. There are tons of options to choose from, and AppleInsider breaks them all down for you.

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Apple's new 2019 iMacs deliver twice the speed as previous model, Vega graphics option

03/19/2019, 08:03 am

Updated iMacs have been released with the same overall design as before -- but with faster processor speeds, greater storage options, and improved GPUs available in custom configurations.

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