Apple Heads Into the Holidays With a Particularly Strong Lineup

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple and a Big Pile of Cash

After what looked to be a rather bleak year in terms of new Apple products, the company came out swinging this fall with a strong overall lineup of Macs, iPads and iPhones. John sizes up Apple’s prospects.

iPad Pro and a Proper Keyboard, Your iPad as a 2nd Mac Screen - ACM 489

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob LeVitus to discuss the iPad Pro, whether it can replace a Mac, and the importance of having a quality keyboard. They also talk about two ways Bob has been testing for using your iPad as a second Mac display, which is way cool.

The New iPad Pro Bends

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has taken a rather brutal approach to Apple’s new iPad Pro. In a new video, he tested the 11-inch version’s durability and found that it “doesn’t have any of that structural integrity stuff.” He concluded: “A tablet the size of a piece paper folds like a piece of paper.” It is quite painful to watch the beautiful device just give way, but worth knowing where the weak the points are. (Spoiler alert: they’re right in the middle, by the microphone and Apple Pencil charging dock.)

iPad Pro 11-Inch Teardown Shows Device's Power

· Charlotte Henry · Analysis

Apple Pencil second generation attached to the side of iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro 11-inch contains eight speakers, a lot of silicon and a downgraded battery, according to a teardown conducted by the team at iFixit.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

LONDON – The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air are available for UK customers. Currys PC World is offering new iPads from £769 (US$1,011).  The retailer is also offering customers £50 ($66) off the price of the new device if they trade in an older tablet.  The new MacBook Air is also available, starting at £1,119 ($1,472). However, the 256 GB SSD model seems to be currently sold out. Currys PC World is also offering financing options on the new devices.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

An Artist Reviews the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The iPad Pro will NEVER be a computer, do you hear me? Now excuse me while I type this CSF on my mechanical keyboard (forged in that girl’s tears) that will collapse my apartment building because of the vibration.

Sarcasm aside, the reason I like this iPad Pro review is because it’s from an artist, not a tech pundit. Ian Barnard covers the iPad Pro and the new Apple pencil. He doesn’t show off the art capabilities a whole lot, but he unboxes the devices and talks about them. Ultimately he likes the new model, and recommends upgrading to it, with the caveat that it might not be your cup of tea (British pun intended) and your wallet will have to decide.

Yes, iPad Pro CAN Replace A Computer

· Kelly Guimont · Editorial

Some reviews are dismissing the iPad Pro as “not a real computer.” Kelly calls shenanigans on the definition of the mythical “real” computer.

Apple's MacBook is Dying - Will Soon Be No More

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

gold Apple MacBook

The MacBook, introduced in 2015, appeared to leapfrog the venerable MacBook Air. It sported a Retina display and USB-C. Now, it may be a dying breed.

Halloween Special, New iPads and Macs, Mr. Ricky Cleans House - ACM 486

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Mr. Ricky pays a visit. And after Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss Apple’s new iPads and Macs, Mr. Ricky decides it’s time to clean up the mess and set our interns free! All that and more in this Halloween 2018 Special Episode!

The iPad Pro Measures Our Worth by How We Touch It

· John Martellaro · Editorial

11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with USB-C

Apple’s October 30 event in New York wasn’t just a set of new product announcements. Rather, it was a challenge to its customers to ponder how they’ll use these new tools creatively.