The Mac – or “Macintosh” if we’re going back to 1984 – is the first computer to effectively market a graphical computer to the masses, all delivered by Apple (or, at the time, Apple Computer).

The Mac has gone through several stages of evolution and iteration since 1984, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Performa, Power Mac (including the G4 Cube!), iBook, and more. It remains one of the most popular computers you’ll see in business, schools, and homes today.

Apple, Steve Jobs and Salesmanship

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

John recalls a group sales team meeting in 2001 in which Steve jobs presided. For a second, it got ugly.

How to Move Your Data to Your New Mac

· Charlotte Henry · How-To

2019 iMac

If you got a new Mac for Christmas there are various ways to get all your data over to your new device so you have everything you need.

Getting Started With Your New Apple Presents

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Image of apple’s settings app

Apple devices are popular gifts, and you or a friend or family member probably got one for the holidays. Here’s what do do with them.

Build Better Web Apps and Software with This Full-Featured API Tool for Mac: $21.24

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on Paw, a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test and describe the APIs you build or consume. It features a native macOS interface to compose requests, inspect server responses, generate client code and export API definitions. Paw is $24.99 through our deal, but coupon code BFSAVE15 brigs it down to $21.24 at checkout.

Apple Awarded Patent for Mac Face ID

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple was recently granted a patent for Mac Face ID with a smart auto-wake feature. This version sounds more intelligent than current Face ID.

Digging into Apple's T2 Chip

· Bryan Chaffin · Link

Photo of the T2 security chip

AppleInsider has a good piece on Apple’s T2 chip. It’s incomplete in that it doesn’t cover the T2’s built-in image signal processor and SSD controller, but it’s still good info to have, and we recommend it.

If you spent any time looking into which Mac desktop or notebook to buy before you paid out for a shiny new machine, you’ll have seen Apple’s website extolling the fact that many of them have T2 security chips. That’s nice. Only, it’s more than nice, it’s more than a way to invisibly secure your Mac, it is a process that has a dramatic and visible effect on just about everything you do.

Apple CEO: Mac Pros Will Continue to Be Made in U.S.

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple’s Mac Pro line will continue to be manufactured in the U.S. This, according to CEO Tim Cook, who made the comment in a question about Apple manufacturing during Tuesday’s quarterly conference call with analysts.

Check Out This Documentary with Steve Jobs Interviews from 1984

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Andy Hertzfeld posted a segment from a documentary that focused on interviews with Steve Jobs and the original Mac team [via The Loop]. The documentary is called In Search of Excellence by John Nathan. The segment Mr. Hertzfeld posted is just part of the whole, but it includes all kinds of interviews and footage I’ve never seen before. When you’re watching, remember that Steve Jobs is 28 and many of the team members are in the early 20s. This is a team fresh off the victory of successfully releasing the Mac, before the sales slump that would beset the computer for the rest of us in the next couple of years. Also, remember that Steve Jobs was out at Apple a bit more than a year after these interviews were filmed.

InPixio Photo Clip 9 Editor for Mac: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on InPixio Photo Clip 9 Editor for Mac. This software allows you to perfectly cut out objects or people in your photos, and it features an eraser tool for removing unwanted objects. It allows you to make creative montages with many backgrounds available. It’s $29.99 through our deal.