MacBook

Here’s how Apple could easily solve its Touch ID ‘problem’ on the iPhone 8

I’ve been giving more thought to the issue of how Apple might embed Touch ID into the display of the iPhone 8. So far, the various reports and rumors have focused on two possibilities: one hi-tech, one low-tech.<p>The hi-tech approach would be to embed a fingerprint reader beneath the display. We know …

MacBook Pro

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor rumored to borrow design cues from Mac Pro, could arrive at WWDC

More details on Apple's anticipated standalone Siri speaker have emerged, suggesting the device could look similar in some ways to the company's …

MacBook Pro

How to use Game Tools on the Samsung Galaxy S8

What are Game Tools and Game Launcher and why are they so important this time around?<p>Samsung introduced Game Tools on their phones starting with the …

MacBook Pro

How to plug in your iPhone without it chiming or buzzing

Charge like a ninja.<p>There are times when you don't want your iPhone to make a sound when you plug it in to charge.<p>You could be sitting in a silent library. You could be in class listening to to a lecture. You could be slipping into bed next to your slumbering significant other. The last thing you …

MacBook Pro

Review: OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gives Your MacBook Pro 13 More Ports to Work With

Last November, longtime Mac vendor OWC was among the first wave of companies to announce Thunderbolt 3 docks designed to expand the capabilities of the new MacBook Pro. It's taken a while to finalize the product design, testing, and manufacturing, but OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock is now just about …

Apple

Apple expands Mac Pro trademark to include augmented reality tech

Apple updated its Mac Pro trademark to include “augmented reality displays, goggles, controllers, headsets, and 3D spectacles,” alongside a range of other categories.<p>The additions come shortly after Apple acknowledged that its current Mac Pro doesn’t fulfill all the needs of its pro customers, …

MacBook Pro

PSA: Used Gear Caution, High End Strobe Pack Profoto Pro6 Hiding in Pro7 Clothing

The Profoto Pro-7a power pack probably one of the most ubiquitous strobe packs in high-end photography studios around the world. Despite two newer …

Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (Back)

<b>Q.</b> <i>Is there any way to set up a keyboard “back” action in my browser instead of finding and hitting the “back” button on the screen with the mouse?</i><p><b>A.</b> Most web browsers have a large collection of keyboard shortcuts already built into the program — including one that lets you flip back through …

MacBook Pro

How I saved nearly $7,000 on Apple gear this year

While there are rarely discounts on Apple gear, there is one way to save money: Don't spend it. David Gewirtz demonstrates why it's so important to …

Apple

Mac design decline: The solution staring Apple down

I no longer perceive Apple as an innovator.<p>And I no longer believe they are at the top of the heap with respect to creating products their customers …

MacBook Pro

Best Cooling Pad for MacBook Pro/Air: Enhance the Power Performance of Your Laptop

MBP is the latest flagship product of Apple; it is compatible with both version – 15 and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Using the MBP laptop is …

Apple

Tylt Energi Pro backpack review: Would you like a bag with your battery?

Tylt's excellent Energi Pro backpack comes with a 20,100mAh portable battery, 12 zippers, and one of the most comfortable set of straps I've ever …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple is finally refreshing the Mac Pro – here’s everything we know so far

Once upon a time, Apple made a professional-grade desktop called the Mac Pro, which looks like a high-tech waste basket yet delivered world-class …

MacBook Pro

Breville's Oracle Touch slings cafe drinks like a pro

If you don't have the energy to perfect your morning coffee, Breville's Oracle Touch espresso machine could be ready to do the hard work for you.<p>This pricey appliance costs $2,500, £1,956 or roughly AU$3,308. It's the first super-automatic espresso contraption Breville has built for the home. The …

Coffee

Paragon Offshore Creditors May Pursue Claims Against Noble Corporation

Settlement agreement between Noble Corp. and Paragon Offshore is terminated.<p>This opens Noble Corp. to potential lawsuits from Paragon Offshore …

21st Century

This is the $200 MacBook Pro Accessory I Use Every Single Day

It takes care of that pesky port problem everyone with a MacBook Pro encounters.<p>The 15" MacBook Pro might be the most capable member of Apple's …

MacBook Pro

Are you an Apple fan? Score $350 off latest-edition MacBook for a limited time

If you’re an Apple fanatic, you always want to have the latest and greatest from the company, but the latest-edition products are often costly. Right …

Apple

6 best USB-C accessories for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, HP Spectre 13 and more

If you've picked up a shiny new laptop in the last year or so then there's a good chance it comes with one or more USB-C ports - indeed the latest …

Apple

Anker's New Battery Pack Is One of the First With USB-C Power Delivery

Ever since laptops and game consoles started launching with USB-C charging, the promise to effectively infinite battery life with the help of USB …

Apple

HP adds 31-inch 4K DreamColor and improves 24-inch “little brother” by Allan Tépper

At NAB, HP has announced its new DreamColor Z31x with native 4K cinema resolution and some very welcome new features, and has also released a …

Filmmaking

Wojtek Pietrusiewicz's Mac and iOS setup

<i>Every week we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only</i> …

MacBook Pro

Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products

Apple has reportedly hired Dr. Jeff Norris, an augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at …

Apple

More on updating your old Mac Pro as a capable VR and gaming platform

Last week, we linked to a post from Daniel Pasco on updating a 2009 Mac Pro:<p>I turned a 2009 Mac Pro I picked up off of Ebay for $1300 into a superb …

MacBook Pro

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Sub-$700 Video Editing Laptop

If money's no object, it's easy to find a laptop with great performance, portability and build quality. However, if you have a strict budget of $700, …

Laptops

Modal & Nonmodal Dialogs: When (& When Not) to Use Them

<b>Summary:</b> Modal dialogs interrupt users and demand an action. They are appropriate when user’s attention needs to be directed toward important …

MacBook Pro

10 changes Apple should make to put the Pro back in MacBook Pro

Is the new MacBook Pro a pro-level device or something that has been watered down for the masses? Here are 10 changes Apple could make to bring the …

MacBook Pro

My Macbook: A Complete Guide For Electronics-Ban Airport Thieves

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.<p>Welcome! Of all the laptops in all the bags checked from Istanbul to New York, you’ve stolen …

Apple

GorillaPower 5-Port USB & Power Dock | Popular Mechanics

• 5 USB ports<br>• Input: AC 100-240V-1.5A (Total 5A) 50/60Hz<br>• Socket: 2 AC power sockets (Total 1200W, Max 5A)<br>• USB output: 5V-2.4A x 5 (Total 60W)<br>• Dimensions: 158mm x 129mm x 90mm<br>• Weight: 550g

Gear & Gadgets

Green Deals: 3-pack Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Outlets $15, more

Etekcity (100% positive feedback from 64,000+) via Amazon offers its three-pack of Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switches for <b>$14.98 Prime shipped</b> when promo code <b>D6F2ER6B</b> is applied during checkout. That’s a 25% savings off the regular going rate and the best offer currently available. Although not …

MacBook Air

Pick up a refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to save some real money

Why it matters to you<p>If you've been waiting to pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar but the price was holding you back, then consider a …

MacBook Pro