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Adam Engst 84 comments

M3 Chip Family Boosts Performance for MacBook Pros and 24-inch iMac

Apple’s Scary Fast product announcement brought the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips out of the shadows, revealed updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and showed off a speed-bumped 24-inch iMac. And the whole thing was shot on an iPhone 15 Pro Max, albeit with an award-winning director, traditional video gear, and a large production team.

Adam Engst 22 comments

New Mac mini and MacBook Pro Models Powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max

Apple has unveiled its latest Apple silicon chips, the M2 Pro and M2 Max, and announced new M2 and M2 Pro models of the Mac mini, plus M2 Pro and M2 Max models of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Josh Centers 3 comments

M2-Based MacBook Pro Now Available to Order

The new M2-based 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order now and will arrive on June 24th.

Adam Engst 24 comments

Apple Unveils M2-Powered MacBook Air and Updated 13-Inch MacBook Pro

At Apple’s WWDC keynote, the company threw back the curtain on its next-generation chip—the M2—and a pair of laptops that use it, including a completely redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Adam Engst

#1683: New M3 chips in updated MacBook Pros and iMac, record Apple Q4 profits on lower revenues, no more 27-inch iMacs

The big news of the week is Apple’s release of the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips to power a new crop of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and a speed-bumped 24-inch iMac.

Adam Engst 24 comments

Picking a Power Station for a MacBook Pro (And More)

After a 2016 MacBook Pro failed to provide sufficient battery life for a track meet, Adam Engst started researching alternative ways of powering it, only to realize that he had something in the car all along that would have solved the problem.

Josh Centers No comments

Decorate Your MacBook Pro with Notchmeister

Notchmeister is a free utility that lights up your MacBook Pro’s notch when the pointer is hidden behind it. It even provides a genuine replacement notch if you don’t have a new MacBook Pro.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Apple Squashes Bugs with iOS 17.1.1, iPadOS 17.1.1, macOS 14.1.1, macOS 13.6.2, watchOS 10.1.1, and HomePod Software 17.1.1

If you have experienced issues with Apple Pay after wirelessly charging your iPhone 15 in your car, Photoshop tools, update problems with M-series MacBook Pros or the M3 iMac, Apple Watch battery drain, or Siri not paying attention on your HomePod, these updates promise to help.

Adam Engst

#1643: New Mac mini and MacBook Pro models, new second-gen HomePod, security-focused OS updates, industry layoffs

It has been a week of unexpected Apple releases, and we have lots of details for you. First, the company announced new M2 models of the Mac mini and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro,…

Josh Centers

#1618: M2 MacBook Air available to order, Lockdown Mode, Live Text vs. Preview selections, portable power for a MacBook Pro

The M2 MacBook Air is now available to order. The first batch will arrive this Friday, but new orders are already slipping to mid-August. Apple has announced the new Lockdown Mode in iOS 16, a…

Josh Centers 7 comments

macOS 12.3 Monterey Bricking Some Repaired 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros

There are multiple reports of the macOS 12.3 Monterey bricking Macs that have had their logic boards replaced. If that describes your Mac, hold off on the update for now.

Josh Centers

#1613: M2 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, long-awaited features coming to OS, watchOS 9, TidBITS website changes, tvOS and HomePod update

Today was Apple’s WWDC keynote, and while we’re still puzzling over some of the new features spread across the company’s next-generation operating systems, we call out ten that are long overdue. For Apple Watch fans,…

Adam Engst 13 comments

Three New Macs Complete the Apple Silicon Transition

With the release of the M2 Ultra-based Mac Pro alongside a new 15-inch MacBook Air and upgraded Mac Studio, Apple has completed its promised transition of moving the entire Mac line to Apple silicon.

Josh Centers 13 comments

Apple Adds M1 MacBooks to Self Service Repair

Apple is adding M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its Self Service Repair program, alongside iPhone 12 models.

Adam Engst 106 comments

New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros Powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips

Apple has redesigned the MacBook Pro, with 14-inch and 16-inch models powered by new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, along with impressive new screens, improved battery life, and a welcome return to the era of ports, MagSafe charging, and F-keys. The only downsides? Weight and a camera notch that cuts the menu bar in half.