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You Can Now Buy a 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Space Gray 15-inch MacBook Pros with a Radeon Vega graphics are now available to purchase on the Apple Store. Users can choose from Radeon Pro 560x, Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Radeon Pro Vega 20 options. The Pro Vega 16 will add $250 to the cost of the machine, while the Pro Vega 20 options will add $350. Apple announced the introduction of the Radeon graphics following its October 30th ‘There’s More in the Making’ event.

You Can Now Buy a 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options

B&H Has Discounts on 2017 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models Today

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

B&H is today, Tuesday 13 November, offering massive discounts on MacBook Pros via its DealZone. A Mid 2017, Space Gray 15.4″ MacBook Pro with a 2TB SSD can be purchased for for $2,799, a reduction of $1,420 on the original price. Meanwhile, the 512GB model can be purchased for $2,199 – an $800 saving. The savings are only available until midnight Eastern Time on Tuesday, or while stocks last. Most US states also qualify for free shipping, while UK customers can get shipping from $5.46. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new laptop! More details, and other deals are available via the B&H website.

B&H Has Discounts on 2017 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models Today

The Hackindog Episode - TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-10

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s ongoing problems with the 2018 Touch Bar MacBook Pro, and Pandora’s plan to improve podcast discoverability. John also inspires Jeff to coin the term “hackindog.”

Q3 Sales of Macs Take a Big Hit Thanks to Late MacBook Pro

· John Martellaro · Analysis

15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 32 GB RAM

In Q3, 2017 Apple sold 4.3 million Macs, bolstered by WWDC 2017 rollouts. This Q3 the unit number was down to 3.7 million thanks to the out-of-June-quarter launch of the new MacBook Pros in July. Explanations are in order.

MacBook Pro, FreezerGate and a Tempest in a Teapot

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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There was a disruptive event this week in the Apple community that made screaming teenage girls at a concert look calm and sensible by comparison.

Apple Interface Consistency, Storage Permutations, Walmart Streaming Video - ACM 471

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.

How to Predict When Apple Will Ship New Macs

· John Martellaro · Analysis

15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 32 GB RAM

It’s not an exact science by any means. But there are often subtle hints that Apple is ready to ship a new Mac. John has some tips.