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.
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.
Along with new Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, Apple unveiled a new Blackmagic eGPU that’s available only through its own stores.
The just announced new MacBook Pro models are getting a little bling because Apple also released new leather sleeves for its 13-inch and 15-inch laptops.
Apple released updated 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro models with up to 32 GB RAM, a redesigned keyboard, new processors, and more.
Apple released a minor update for macOS Mojave 10.14 Developer Beta 3. The most obvious change is the build number, going from 18A32g to 18A32h.
Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Apple released iTunes 12.8 with AirPlay 2 support.
The regulatory filing specifies that the Macs will run macOS High Sierra, while the iPads will run iOS 11, strongly suggesting these new devices will be announced soon.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
AI agents are often identified as the next I/O device, supplanting our traditional keyboards. John thinks the keyboard will actually be around for a long time to come.
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.
John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton from Mac Geek Gab join Jeff Gamet to talk tech about NFC, Apple Pay, digital keys, breathing new life into older Macs, and more.
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.
Apple released GarageBand 10.3 for the Mac on Thursday with free Artist Lessons. The update for the music creation and editing app also includes new loops and new drummers.
Apple Pay is now available in Norway with three banks participating in the contactless payment system.