I'm going to spend a bit more time in December looking at the alternative options to the MacBook Pro. First up is a machine that oozes power, that has a brutal minimalist style, and has a strong brand name backed up by community support. The Razer Blade.
A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life. In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge,...Show More Summary
Mac App Store has all the Touch Bar apps Apple approved. So what about the Touch Bar apps Apple didn't approve. Well... Apple's Interface Guideline for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro says that it is intended to be used as an inputShow More Summary
News settled down this week post-Thanksgiving, but there were still developments involving next year's OLED-equipped "iPhone 8," and hints about where Apple is going with its Maps app and future health hardware.
An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from concerning graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes due to the apparent problem. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.
Since new MacBook Pro models launched last month, an increasing number of early adopters have reported serious graphics issues on Apple's latest notebooks. The glitches and other problems appear to be most prevalent on built-to-order...Show More Summary
To say that the MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar has caused controversy is an understatement. Digital Trends, who always rates Pros with four stars or more, only gave the 13-inch Touch Bar version three stars. “We’re disappointed with Apple’s vision of cutting-edge computing. Show More Summary
As Chance noted last night, an alpha version of BetterTouchTool was released yesterday with support for the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Being an alpha release, you can expect to find bugs, but I decided to go hands-on with the update to...Show More Summary
Good news: Apple finally revamped the MacBook Pro, after sticking with the same design for more than four years. The bad news: It's not quite the notebook we at Engadget had been waiting for. Though the refreshed MBP ushers in a series...Show More Summary
According to their online store, some of Apple’s newest products including the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and certain models of the iPhone 7 Plus may not arrive — or will cut it close to arriving — in time for Christmas… more… Filed under: Apple
A little-known fact about the new 2016 MacBook Pros is that Apple changed the default screen resolution configuration. With a fresh install of the operating system, I noticed that my new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar uses a scaled...Show More Summary
This week Benjamin and Zac offer up a Touch Bar tip for MacBook Pro users, discuss Fitbit potentially buying Pebble, Apple’s Thanksgiving Day 5K fiasco, unwanted iCloud Calendar spam, Apple’s Black Friday promo, AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming service, and much more. Show More Summary
USB-C is the port all of our new electronics will be using, except for the iPhone. Android is ready to hook up with your sexy new MacBook Pro. Apple's new MacBook Pro was met with the same controversy that many new products garner. You can't please everyone, and there will always be a change or an omission that gets some folks riled up. Show More Summary
With the 2016 MacBook Pro revamp, Apple introduced a sleek, powerful laptop complete with the revolutionary new Touch Bar interface, and sparked controversy by removing the SD card reader and MagSafe found in last year's model in favor of an all-Thunderbolt 3 port layout. Find out which version is right for you in our latest video installment.
The new MacBook Pro was a "courageous" decision for Apple in a bunch of different ways: only USB-C ports, that Touch Bar, killing off MagSafe. But all of those decisions have valid (if small) design benefits for Apple, so we'll let them stand. One thing that's difficult to explain away is the Pro's lack of graphical power. Show More Summary
Macphun, the creators of sophisticated imaging software for Mac-centric photographers, announced it has updated its new Luminar app to support new MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Luminar is all-in-one photo-editing software with more than 300 tools, include simple presets, to bring a finished style to the work of photographers of all skill levels. Show More Summary
New Mac apps of the week This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Rocket, a Touch Bar app that displays icons of your most-used apps. Plus, apps for staying organized, transferring your photos, keeping you focused on the tasks ahead, and much more. Show More Summary
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros (and their keyboards), stockpiling old MacBook Airs, dongles, Touch ID, SnapChat Spectacles, and more. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for free overnight shipping. Audible.com: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Show More Summary
When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro, it was rightly hounded for choosing to only give the power laptop USB-C ports. It's a trade-off: each USB-C port can do much more than any other port, as it can carry data, video and power through...Show More Summary
For one day only, shoppers can snap up Apple's brand-new Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray bundled with AppleCare for just $1,499.99 ($248 off). On top of the instant cash savings, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free. This is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model.