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 Discontinues 2015 MacBook Pro

· Jeff Gamet · News

2015 MacBook Pro tombstone

If you’re in the market for Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 and MagSafe 2 you better act fast because it’s been discontinued.

Apple Unveils Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple-exclusive Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro

Along with new Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, Apple unveiled a new Blackmagic eGPU that’s available only through its own stores.

Apple Registers New Macs, Yelp's Victory, and the Future of Cars - ACM 469

· Bryan Chaffin ·

Apple Context Machine Logo

It seems Apple has registered 5 new Macs and iPads with a European regulatory agency. Better yet, the operating systems tagged to go with these not-yet-announced devices suggests they could come soon. Bryan Chaffin adn Jeff Gamet also discuss why you should be happy Yelp won a major court fight, regardless of whether you like Yelp. For their third segment, they take on viewer questions about this so-called car revolution.

Apple Releases macOS 10.14 Mojave Developer Beta 3

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

macOS Mojave beta

Apple wrapped up its beta-palooza on Tuesday with macOS Mojave Developer Beta 3. Apple also released new developer betas of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

Kensington Intros USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Docking Station

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Kensington has a new portable USB-C docking station for Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C equipped Macs and other PCs. The eloquently named SD1600P Universal USB-C Mobile 4K Docking Station includes USB-C pass-through power, HDMI ([email protected]) and VGA Full HD video out, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C data sync port, Gigabit Ethernet, and a fold-away cable for connecting to your computer. The dock is priced at US$99.99 and is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Chrome.

Kensington Intros USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Docking Station

Audio Hijack 3.5 Adds Broadcast Streaming Support

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Audio Hijack 3.5 for the Mac is out and it adds a feature we lost when Nicecast was discontinued: the ability to livestream over the internet. The version 3.5 update adds a Broadcast block for Shoutcast and Icecast servers, which is just what podcasters need to livestream as they’re recording shows. It also supports multi-broadcasting and adaptive bitrates, plus switching between two inputs. Audio Hijack 3 is priced at US$59 and the update is free for version 3 users. You can get the app at the Rogue Amoeba website.

Audio Hijack 3.5 Adds Broadcast Streaming Support

How to Install macOS Mojave System Updates

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iMac with macOS Mojave Software Update Preferences

In macOS High Sierra and earlier operating system updates show up in the Updates tab in the App Store, but not so in macOS Mojave.

macOS: Using the Shift Key to Extend Text Selections

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Your Mac has an easy way to expand or contract a text selection—and no, it doesn’t involve going back and dragging within your text all over again! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to use this handy-dandy feature.

Fortnite Adds Practice Mode So You Don't Have to Die Right Away

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Fortnite is amazingly popular battle royale shooter game, but horribly frustrating for new players because it’s far too easy for new players to die before they really get started. Epic Games fixed that with a new version 4.5 update that adds a multi-player practice mode where you get an hour of play time to learn the ropes. You can build structures, practice with weapons, and more. The update also adds double pistols, a thermal scope assault rifle, stink bombs, and more weapons. Fortnite is a free download on Apple’s App Store.

Fortnite Adds Practice Mode So You Don’t Have to Die Right Away

Apple Releases First macOS Mojave Public Beta

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

macOS Mojave beta

Apple released the first macOS Mojave public beta on Tuesday. Mojave is Apple’s latest version of macOS and is expected to ship this fall.

How Apple's Mac Could Start to Fail in the Marketplace

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Those Mac users who are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with Windows aren’t like to jump ship. However, those who are bilingual in OSes may, in their need for better hardware, tell a different story.