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Josh Centers 61 comments

New 16-inch MacBook Pro Sends the Butterfly Keyboard Flying

Apple has replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new 16-inch model that features a redesigned keyboard with a return to scissor switches and inverted-T arrow keys, as well as a few surprises.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2 Agen Schmitz 7 comments

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2

Second supplemental update for Mojave improves macOS security. (Free update, 1.26 GB)

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update Agen Schmitz No comments

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update

Addresses an issue that could prevent certain Macs from waking from sleep properly. (Free, 954.8 MB)

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 6 comments

Apple Updates Air, Pro Laptops, Kills off the MacBook

Apple has revamped its notebook line, mostly on the low end. Its 12-inch MacBook is no more. Meanwhile, it has overhauled its entry-level MacBook Pro, adding a Touch Bar and other hardware features, while providing minor MacBook Air tweaks along with a decent price drop.

macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018, 2019) Agen Schmitz No comments

macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018, 2019)

Address a firmware issue involving the T2 Security Chip on 15-inch MacBook Pro models from 2018 and 2019. (Free, 952.9 MB)

Josh Centers 1 comment

Apple Starts MacBook Pro Repair Program to Address “Flexgate”

Failing displays in 13-inch MacBook Pro models from 2016 have prompted another repair program from Apple.

Josh Centers 17 comments

Apple Updates MacBook Pros with 8-core Processors and a Keyboard Fix(?)

Apple is once again attempting to address issues with its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards with a new design for its updated laptop models and an expanded repair program for existing ones. Oh, and there are faster processors.

Jeff Porten 6 comments

Attach an iPad to Your MacBook as a Second Display with Mountie

If you’d like to use another screen with your MacBook while traveling but can’t figure out how to arrange and support it, Jeff Porten has found a simple clip that attaches an iPad to a MacBook for use as a second display.

Jeff Porten 1 comment

CES 2019: Somewhere Between Star Trek and Harry Potter

Itty-bitty MacBook chargers, chocolate-based art, and batteries; backpacks; and toy cars with seemingly magical powers were all found on the main floor at CES.

Adam Engst 6 comments

Apple Establishes Repair Programs for iPhone X and non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro

If you have an iPhone X that’s suffering from touch-related problems, or a non-Touch Bar model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro purchased between June 2017 and June 2018, you’ll want to take advantage of Apple’s latest repair programs.

Adam Engst 23 comments

New MacBook Air Is a Compelling Upgrade in a Confusing Laptop Lineup

Apple has at long last updated the popular MacBook Air with a Retina display, Touch ID, a higher RAM ceiling, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports. But not much separates it from the non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the previous MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook also remain for sale.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018) Agen Schmitz No comments

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018)

Improves stability and reliability of 2018 MacBook Pro models. (Free update, 1.3 GB)

Josh Centers 8 comments

Last-Ditch Data Recovery More Difficult on the 2018 MacBook Pro

If you own a 2018 MacBook Pro, maintaining regular backups is even more important than ever because there’s no port on the logic board for Apple Authorized Service Providers to use to recover data from a dead Mac. DriveSavers says that the lack of the port does not hamper their ability to recover data from these Macs.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Thermal Throttling

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018) to address the performance problems experienced by early adopters of the latest MacBook Pro models when they were running under heavy thermal loads.

Josh Centers 17 comments

Heat-related Performance Problems with Intel Core i9 MacBook Pros

High-end 2018 MacBook Pros powered by the Intel Core i9 processor are showing severe performance degradation under thermal load, making them slower than last year’s models.