Category Archives: Mac

Next version of Chrome brings web AR and NFC to more users

Google is close to making some cutting edge web tech more accessible. The internet giant has released a Chrome 81 beta for Android, Linux, Mac and Windows that adds WebXR support for browser-based augmented reality. Web developers now have a fairly…

Apple may be testing Macs with AMD processors

Recently discovered references to AMD CPUs within the code of the latest macOS Catalina betas suggest Apple may be testing the chipmaker's processors to see how they work with its Mac computers. A Reddit and Twitter user named "_rogame" spotted the c…

Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a $300 price drop at Amazon

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is barely a few months old, but there are already good deals to be had if you're willing to be patient. Amazon is selling the base configuration of Apple's latest laptop for $2,099, a full $300 off its usual sticker price…

Apple wants to remind you Arcade exists

Apple was a no-show in the flurry of Super Bowl ads, but it made its presence felt seemingly everywhere else. The tech giant launched a full-on ad blitz for Apple Arcade shortly before the football extravaganza got underway, including a takeover of…

Apple’s Phil Schiller says Chromebooks won’t help kids succeed (updated)

Apple's focus might be on its high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro at the moment, but marketing chief Phil Schiller has also chipped in on the lower end of the market — namely, how he thinks it might affect students. The executive told CNET in an interview…

Apple introduces a redesigned, thicker MacBook Pro

Today, Apple begins taking orders on a new version of its largest MacBook Pro laptop. While its basic design is similar to that of the Touch Bar models the company has made since 2016, it is slightly larger and heavier, the screen is bigger thanks to reduced bezels, and it has new keyboard and speaker designs. The Pro has faster graphics and new upgrade options, such as a 64GB RAM configuration and larger default SSD sizes.

This 16-inch MacBook Pro (the inches here refer to diagonal screen size) replaces the 15-inch in Apple’s lineup. Its display has a pixel density of 226 ppi at 3,072 x 1,920 resolution—that’s slightly higher than the 2,880 x 1,800 resolution and 220 ppi of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apple says that pro video editors will now be able to adjust the refresh rate of the display to match content they’re working with. Little else has changed about the screen. It’s worth noting, by the way, that the prior model’s screen actually measured 15.4 inches, not 15; this new model measures 16 inches.

Dimensions are 0.64 x 14.09 x 9.68 inches—up marginally across the board from its predecessor’s 0.61 by 13.75 by 9.48 inches. It weighs 4.3 pounds, compared to 4.02 for the prior model. Chances are it will fit in most existing cases intended for the 15-inch model.

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Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow

Don't worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn't vanished… in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop "as soon as" November 13th (that's tomorrow, if you're reading soon eno…

Calvin Harris already has the new Mac Pro

Apple still won't say when the new Mac Pro will ship besides "this fall," but one of its early adopters might have hinted that it's getting close. DJ Calvin Harris has posted multiple Instagram Stories showing that he already has Apple's workstation…

Microsoft’s new Edge logo erases bad memories of Internet Explorer

Now that Microsoft Edge has a new Chromium-powered engine, the company is ready to give the browser a fresh look to match. In the wake of an Easter egg hunt, the software giant has revealed a redesigned, ocean wave-inspired logo for Edge that bears…

Office 365 for Mac now supports Dark Mode

As promised, Office 365 is ready to wring more out of macOS Mojave. Microsoft has updated the Mac version of its subscription productivity suite with several helpful features, two of which are tied to Apple's latest software. The obvious one is Dar…