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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019: Multimedia Laptop with Core i9 and Vega 16 in review

89% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019: Multimedia Laptop with Core i9 and Vega 16 in review

Is the old MBP 15 a good deal on sale? Apple has replaced the MacBook Pro 15 with the larger MBP 16, but many shops still offer the old models, and usually with a big discount. We review the MacBook Pro 15 2019 with the smaller Core i9 processor and the AMD Vega 16 GPU.
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:20:00 +0100
Apple's Mac Pro can now be purchased in a rack-friendly form factor. (Image via Apple)

Rack-mount Mac Pro now available, starts at US $6500

Apple has started selling the Mac Pro in a server-friendly rack-mountable form factor. While the internals of the new model are the same as the tower Mac Pro, the rack-mount design runs an extra US $500.
Sam Medley, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:21:00 +0100
The Mac Pro failed to make inroads into the cheese grater market (Image source: Apple)

PC makers continue to eat into Mac's dwindling market share

Market research estimates by Gartner and IDC indicate that Apple's share of the PC market continues to decline. With a 7.5 percent share as of Q4 2019, Apple remains the world's 4th largest PC seller. However, it is outsold signif...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:42:00 +0100
Both Mac Pro form-factors may be available soon. (Source: Pro Tools Expert)

The non-tower Mac Pro 2019 and MacBook Pro 13 2020 may be close to launch

Apple has reportedly certified 2 new PCs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). They both run Catalina (the latest version of macOS). One may be the next 13-inch MacBook Pro, whereas the other could be the Mac Pro rackable S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:25:00 +0100
The new Wacom One tablet. (Source: Wacom)

CES 2020 | Wacom launches a new, entry-level 13-inch creators' display

The Wacom One is a new, 13-inch digital-art display. It has an FHD panel and in-built, foldable legs for various modes. It is aimed at those looking to get into electronically-enhanced or -generated art, and can also leverage Micr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:49:00 +0100
Apple now offers custom engraving for its AirPods and AirPods Pro earphones. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Apple introduces new custom engraving options for AirPods, AirPods Pro

Apple has launched a new free engraving service for its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Customers can choose from a limited range of emojis or use the alphabet to create their own name, for example.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 11:08:00 +0100
Brydge will be releasing a new keyboard for the Surface Go in 2020. (Source: Brydge)

Brydge announces new keyboards, accessories for Surface Pro X, Go and iPad

Brydge has announced a new line up of its popular tablet keyboards coming in 2020. New keyboards are in bound for the Surface Go and the Surface Pro X along with new wireless keyboards for Windows, a new iPad OS Trackpad and other...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:14:00 +0100
Apple could be developing a MacBook Pro for gaming. (Image via Apple)

Apple may be planning to launch a gaming computer in 2020

According to rumors out of Taiwan, Apple is eyeing the gaming PC market and plans to release a gaming-focused computer next year. The rumor claims the device will cost up to US $5000 but doesn't offer much information. The rumor d...
Sam Medley, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 05:35:00 +0100
MacBook Pros are selling for as much as US$1850 off (Image source: B&H)

Deal | MacBook Pro discounted by $1850 in B&H sale

B&H is discounting MacBook Pros by as much as US$1850 as part of their Mega Deal Zone promotion. The entry level 13-in MacBook Pro (2018) is available for just $1299, while the top-tier Core i9 15-in model is selling for $2699. Th...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 20:16:00 +0100
iFixit's Mac Pro teardown: (Image source: iFixit)

"A masterclass in repairability": iFixit tears down the 2019 Mac Pro

iFixit recently took on the new Mac Pro and rated it 9 out of 10 for repairability. A “Fixmas miracle,” the 2019 model is far easier to repair than older “trashcan” Macs. Together with the new public repair manuals, servicing is ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:42:00 +0100
Opera GX for macOS is now available. (Source: Opera)

Opera GX now has a macOS version

Opera released a variant of its browser optimized for gaming earlier this year. Now, it has announced that the same app, known as GX, is compatible with macOS as well as Windows. Therefore, those using such systems can now use fea...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:53:00 +0100
The latest update for macOS Catalina is now available. (Image via Apple)

macOS Catalina 10.15.2 released, may unofficially fix speaker pops and crackles in MacBook Pro

The latest version of macOS Catalina (10.15.2) brings a slew of minor updates and bug fixes. Interestingly, the update may have fixed the speaker snap, crackle, and pop issues reported by some Macbook and Macbook Pro users, though...
Sam Medley, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:12:00 +0100
Are the Mac Pro's wheels worth $400? (Image via Apple)

Haven't spent enough on your Mac Pro? Add wheels for an extra $400

Apple's new Mac Pro is expensive, but most of the components seem worth the asking price (for the most part). But what about the wheels? At its asking price of $400, Apple is pushing the limits of supply and demand.
Sam Medley, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:02:00 +0100
The new features of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 are great, but it is expensive.

The new features of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 are great, but it is expensive.

The new features of the MacBook Pro 16 were very convincing during our review, but negative aspects like the high prices and the poor maintenance are carried over from the previous model. The MBP 16 is not really innovative, either.
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Does your MacBook Pro 13 2019 turn off seemingly at random. (Image source: Oliur & Unsplash)

MacBook Pro 13 2019: Apple confirms random shutdown issue, its response may leave people reeling

The smallest MacBook Pro released this year has an issue and one that could seemingly strike at any time. Apple has acknowledged that many MacBook Pro 13 machines released from July onwards this year are experiencing random shutdo...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:12:00 +0100
The MacBook Pro 16: A triumphant return for Apple? (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch: A refined MacBook Pro 15 with some small but essential changes

Apple returns with a new MacBook Pro that addresses many of the concerns that we had about the fourth-generation models. While the MacBook Pro 16 may look an awful lot like its 15-inch predecessor, Apple has made several tweaks th...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:14:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Laptop Review: A convincing Core i9-9880H and Radeon Pro 5500M powered multimedia laptop

90% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Laptop Review: A convincing Core i9-9880H and Radeon Pro 5500M powered multimedia laptop

A return to its origins. A thicker case, proven keyboard design and better cooling: That is the latest MacBook Pro in a nutshell. It seems that Apple has finally listened to its users and the press by optimising its largest high-end laptop for professionals. We put the flagship model through its paces in this detailed review.
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:14:00 +0100
Take care when opening any recent MacBook Pro, not just the new 16-inch model. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

We damaged our 16-inch MacBook Pro, so you don't have to

The 16-inch MacBook Pro may have pleased fans and reviewers alike with its scissor-switch keyboard, Apple's latest laptop remains just as difficult as ever to disassemble. Even a mundane task like cleaning the fans poses the risk ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:38:00 +0100
Just Arrived: Apple MacBook Pro 16 with Core i9 & Radeon Pro 5500M

Just Arrived: Apple MacBook Pro 16 with Core i9 & Radeon Pro 5500M

The new Apple MacBook Pro 16 has finally arrived in our editorial office. With a slightly bigger chassis, new (old) keyboard and improved speakers, it wants to be the best multimedia laptop on the market. We review the SKU for $2699 with a Core i9 CPU, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU, and 16 GB RAM.
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Klaus Hinum, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 00:49:00 +0100
Next year's 2020 MacBook Pro will probably not look like this. (Image source: Viktor Kádár Design)

Rumor | Next year's baby MacBook Pro will be more of the same from Apple

Rumors of Apple releasing a 14-inch MacBook Pro have been around since at least the start of this year, although the 16-inch refresh of the 15-inch model points towards the smaller entry in the series receiving another incremental...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:42:00 +0100
The new MacBook Pro 16 inch model. (Source: B&H Photo Video)

Deal | B&H offers US$100 off some new 16GB MacBook Pro 16-inch SKUs

B&H Photo Video is offering a US$100 "holiday" discount off the first MacBook Pro 16" units it has in stock. However, they all have 16GB of RAM, whereas this ne...
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100
Brave Browser finally exits beta; version 1.0 now available

Brave Browser finally exits beta; version 1.0 now available

Brave, a Chromium-based browser designed around user privacy and anonymity, has finally released version 1.0 after four years in development. The browser has a unique method for upending the traditional ad-revenue basis of website...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:19:00 +0100
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has landed and very much earns its "Pro" designation, at least on paper. (Source: Apple)

The wait is over: new 16-inch MacBook Pro official with new Magic Keyboard, up to 64 GB RAM and 8 TB of SSD storage

The wait is over for long-suffering Apple MacBook Pro fans as the company’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro finally debuts. Among the headlining features is a new M...
Intel Core i7-9750H | AMD Radeon Pro 5300M | 16" | 2 kg
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:57:00 +0100
The reality is unlikely to match this 16-inch MacBook Pro concept. (Image source: EverythingApplePro)

Rumor | The 16-inch MacBook Pro will not be what we expect from Apple

While recent leaks suggest that Apple will soon introduce the 16-inch MacBook Pro, they also point towards the device not living up to the hype. Current evidence indicates that the new MacBook Pro will neither sport a major redesi...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:47:00 +0100
Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use AMD 5500M

Rumor | Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use AMD 5500M

A recent claim made by a MacRumors contributor states that macOS 10.15.1 Catalina contains a string of code referencing the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M. This statement has kicked off rumors that the long-speculated 16-inch MacBook Pro...
Sam Medley, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 20:34:00 +0100
The new Edge logo is a stylisd 'e' that is also shaped like a cresting wave. (Source: Microsoft)

New MS Edge browser logo revelead as Chromium version nears release

Microsoft looks set finally break from its Internet Explorer past with a brand-new stylized e-shaped wave logo. The new look is undoubtedly fresh while just hinting enough at its past for those with a sense of nostalgia, but it is...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 09:39:00 +0100
Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro will have subtle, but important design changes. (Source: Apple)

New 16-inch MacBook Pro to retain Touch Bar but with physical, separated ESC key and Touch ID key

A new image of the next 16-inch MacBook Pro has been spotted in macOS 10.15.1 revealing a new approach to the Touch Bar. The device is also expected to drop Apple’s disastrous butterfly keyboard mechanism for a more traditional sc...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0100
The new Apollo Max power bank. (Source: ELECJET)

ELECJET claims that its new graphene-enhanced power bank can charge to full capacity in just 19 minutes

The Apollo Max is a new 10000mAh power bank that, according to its maker ELECJET, integrates the emerging graphene standard as a battery material. This, it is claimed, gives it an "unbeatable charging efficiency of 96%". This new ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 20:46:00 +0100
The 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 could be unveiled in October. (Image source: MacGeneration)

Placeholders or products: Newly discovered icons for the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro fall flat at first sight

Icons of what could be the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 have been found in the beta code for macOS Catalina. Those hoping for a complete exterior redesign of the MB...
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:51:00 +0200
Image via Apple.

Apple Arcade adds 5 more games to iOS, now boasts 80 titles

Apple's Arcade game subscription service welcomed 5 new titles to iOS and tvOS and 2 new titles to macOS this week. The new games bring the total number of games available in Apple Arcade to 80 for iOS and tvOS and 61 for macOS, s...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:45:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Apple is now selling Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller

Apple now sells the Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller through its online store. The move is likely due to Apple's recent push into the gaming market. Considering the latest OS updates for all Apple devices (e.g., iOS 13, iPadOS, ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:31:00 +0200
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 doesn't offer any innovations, but it's still a very good subnotebook with a lot of power

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 doesn't offer any innovations, but it's still a very good subnotebook with a lot of power

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 continues to impress as a great subnotebook in 2019, even if it's just a cautious model update. Nevertheless, it's likely to be the opt...
Intel Core i5-8279U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 02:30:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 laptop review: Good performance, but no real innovation

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 laptop review: Good performance, but no real innovation

Still top? Apple has provided its beloved MacBook Pro 13 with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, an updated processor, as well as a revised Butterfly keyboard. But is that enough to keep playing in the subnotebook upper league in 2019?
Intel Core i5-8279U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 02:02:58 +0200
A wall outlet for the future. (Source: Leviton)

A new power socket with USB type C Power Delivery ports has modern devices in mind

Leviton's new duplex wall socket also has in-built USB outputs. These welcome and increasingly welcome upgrades to electrical fittings are type-C ports with the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard. This means they are rated to charge...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200
Apple Arcade goes live on November 1, 2019. (Source: Apple)

Apple's TV+ and Arcade titles, formats and pricing structures are outlined in full

The latest Apple keynote introduced the new iPhones and iPad, yet did not stop there. It also outlined the company's new gaming- and TV-streaming services in detail. They will both go live in November 2019, cost US$4.99 per month ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:13:00 +0200
Malware is now a problem when downloading textbooks. (Source: Wikipedia)

Kaspersky claims to have found malware in digital college textbooks

The online security company Kaspersky has reported the presence of dangerous programs in the digital versions of educational content for university students. These essays and texts were found to contain malware of varying severity...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:04:00 +0200
The Honor MagicBook Pro. (Source: Honor)

Honor launches Ryzen 3000-powered versions of the MagicBook Pro

The Honor MagicBook Pro is an ultrabook that seems to take after the MacBook in design. It was launched with Intel Core i7-8565U or i5-8265U CPUs. Now, it maker has launched new variants that replaces them with AMD APUs.
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:01:00 +0200
Apple's next big launch event will take place on September 10. (Source: Apple)

Apple issues invites for a September 10 iPhone event

Apple has issued invites to the press for its 2019 iPhone event. Dubbed “By innovation only” the new generation of iPhones will be officially unveiled on September 10 that the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cuperti...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:12:00 +0200
This MacBook Pro might not be allowed on a plane. (Source: GadgetGuy)

The FAA bans certain MacBook Pros from airplanes

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has told airlines that there are MacBook Pros out there that cannot be brought onto commercial flights. The notebooks in question are those that were recalled by Apple earlier this year for ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:53:00 +0200
The HomePod captured more inadvertant Siri recordings than other devices like the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple suspends Siri eavesdropping program in wake of privacy scandal

Apple has suspended a controversial Siri grading program that allowed contractors to listen to recordings of customers using the voice recognition software. The purportedly privacy focused company was caught out by a whistleblower...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro might get a model without Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro "A2159" gets certified, most likely an updated 13-inch model without Touch Bar

Although most Apple MacBook Pro-related rumors we keep hearing these days involve a 16-inch model, the model A2159 that was recently spotted on the website of the FCC seems to be an update 13-inch model. Since Apple still has to u...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:50:00 +0200
The 'new' LG UltraFine 5K monitor. (Source: LG)

LG refreshes the UltraFine 5K monitor for 2019

The UltraFine 5K monitor by LG is typically marketed as an ideal companion screen for Macs or MacBooks. However, it mysteriously vanished from Apple's website not long ago. Now, it is back as a new model for this year.
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:59:00 +0200
Apple revenue remains strong although iPhone sales continue to decline. (Source: Apple)

iPhone sales fall below half of Apple revenue for the first time since 2012

Apple’s iPhone business continues to weaken with sales down 12 percent over the same time last year. At the same time its Services business enjoyed a record quarter which combined with the decline in iPhone sales meant that for th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:11:00 +0200
Image via 9to5Mac

16-inch MacBook Pro with thin bezels, redesigned keyboard rumored to drop in late September

Rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to circulate. A new rumor by Digitimes states that the larger MacBook Pro may debut as early as September, although Apple's recent trims of the MacBook Pro line suggest otherwise.
Sam Medley, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:41:00 +0200
This screenshot from Apple's website is starting to have a different ring about it. (Source: Apple)

Apple caught in Siri privacy scandal, issues a statement trying to downplay its severity

Apple has been caught in a fresh privacy scandal as first reported by The Guardian. According to an Apple contractor, Apple just like Google and Amazon have been busted doing, uses contractors to analyze and assess the accuracy of...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:28:00 +0200
Slightly more useful? The hack puts the Windows 10 Taskbar on the TouchBar in Bootcamp, but at the cost of the function keys. (Source: Twitter @imbushuo)

Developer turns the MacBook Pro Touch Bar into a Taskbar in Windows 10

A clever developer has created a hack to allow the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to act as a touch-enabled "Task Bar" when running under Windows 10 via Bootcamp.
Douglas Black, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:05:00 +0200
The Honor MagicBook Pro, remind you of anything? (Image source: Honor)

Honor beats Apple to the punch and announces a 16-inch MacBook Pro copycat, the MagicBook Pro

During the Honor 9X and 9X Pro launch event Honor also unveiled the MagicBook Pro, a 16.1-inch touchscreen and GeForce MX250 powered laptop. The device comes with up to a Core i7-8565U processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and will ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:20:00 +0200
Unofficial MacBook Pro redesign render (Source: Wccftech)

Upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to start at US$3,000 without moving to OLED

Although the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro will target professionals who have a generous budget and is rumored to start at US$3,000, we are also hearing that Apple will not move to an OLED panel. The yet-to-be-confirmed portable is...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:20:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Better display and slow processor. Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there was much speculation about the end of the series. Now, we get a completely redesigned model including a modern display. Is it an alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Pro 13 for many users, or is it somewhat redundant? Update: Display measurements after the 400-nits update added
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:26:57 +0200
The new MacBook Air might be cheaper and have an improved display, but its SSD performance has gone backwards. (Source: Apple)

New cheaper MacBook Air found to have cheaper gimped SSD

You could say Tim Cook a highly effective CEO, or you could say he is a world champion penny pincher. Under Cook, Apple has found every way it can to save a few cents here and there to increase or preserve profit margins and the l...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:23:00 +0200

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