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New 2018 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro: Everything under the hood

Update, July 24: Apple has confirmed the widespread Reports of throttled CPU Performance have emerged since the laptops were released earlier this month. CPU clock speeds were slowed down as internal temperature spiked during high-load computing sessions. The company says the issue was due to a previously undiscovered Software Problem, OS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update that should address it. Check out our forthcoming review …

iMac Pro review: performance overkill with a price to match

For the Mac faithful, the iMac Pro is Apple’s most important product in years. The lack of updates to 2013’s “Trashcan” Mac Pro convinced many in the community that Apple had all but given up on the Mac, and certainly the pro market. This narrative was so powerful, it dominated podcast discussions for the last year and spilled over, unfairly, into reviews of Apple’s more recent …

Apple Music Review

Key Features 35 million track catalogue Access to Beats 1 24/7 radio station Integrated iTunes Match support to add own music collection 256kbps AAC audio quality Apple Connect social network platform Works only with iOS devices What is Apple Music? Launched back in June 2015, Apple Music is an all-you-can-fit-in-your-ears streaming service that’s designed with iPhones in mind. But it also works via an Android …

Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish

The Apple TV 4K probably shouldn’t cost $179. That’s $110 more than several other 4K HDR streaming devices, including the Roku Streaming Stick+, Fire TV, and Chromecast Ultra, all of which do a decent job of playing much of the same content. But just like the regular Apple TV, which remains available for $149, the Apple TV 4K nails the little details in ways its …

New iPad Pro Inches Toward Replacing PC, but Falls Short

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad in 2010, he described the tablet as a product that sat somewhere between the laptop and the smartphone, excelling at tasks like browsing the web, reviewing photos and watching videos. Five years later, Mr. Jobs’s successor, Timothy D. Cook, took the iPad a step further. Unveiling the iPad Pro, a souped-up tablet that worked with Apple’s keyboard and …

Can Knockoff AirPods Challenge the Real Deal? We Had to Know

We can go on and on about how great Apple AirPods are and how they’re arguably Apple’s best first-generation product ever. (Better than the first iPod or the first iPhone? Possibly.) The fact that they were released in 2016 and, without being updated or replaced by a second-generation product, are still the most popular true wireless earbuds out there speaks volumes. Of course, in the …

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Adds Customizable Touch Bar

More than four years after its predecessor dazzled the tech world with its Retina display, the all-new 15-inch MacBook Pro captures attention with another, much slimmer screen. Dubbed the Touch Bar, the touch-sensitive display strip above the newcomer’s keyboard brings a whole new way of interacting with the notebooks and its OS. More than four years after its predecessor dazzled the tech world with its …