Technical journalists don’t have access to Apple’s roadmaps, but they do have pretty good ideas about what might help us all with Apple’s new hardware and software.
Apple revamped the built-in keyboard on its Mac laptop lineup in 2015 with a new butterfly switch mechanism. Turns out a lot of customers have been disappointed because some of the keys stop working and the only fix is to replace the keyboard with the same design and potentially face another failed keyboard. Now there’s a class action lawsuit calling out the design as defective. If you have a 2015 or later MacBook or a 2016 or later MacBook Pro you can sign up to be part of the suit. Happy litigating!
The 2016 and later MacBook Pro keyboard has been a point of contention—and failure—for some users, and now a petition is demanding Apple recall the laptop and install a better keyboard.
What are the best devices released by Apple in the past few years? That’s a pretty subjective list, so I asked the TMO staff what they thought, and the answers were pretty interesting.
Apple is reportedly working on a new lower priced 13-inch Retina Display MacBook that will ship in June.
Curious to see if your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro charger is outputting the wattage you expect? Here’s how to check it out and troubleshoot any problems you may find.
This delicious tidbit comes buried deep in an excellent Bloomberg article from Mark Gurman describing Apple’s entrenched efforts to build a powerful chipmaking business.
Rumor has it that Apple is going to release a new entry level 13″ MacBook. Bryan and Jeff discuss how it might fit in Apple’s Mac product line, and what they would like to see in such a device. They also talk about Bitcoin mining and why it uses so much electricity, as well as the roles cryptocurrencies could play in our lives.
Apple has plans for a new entry level 13-inch MacBook, according to supply chain sources, and it’ll ship in the second half of 2018.
The MacBook Air, introduced by Steve Jobs at Macworld San Francisco in January, 2008, was limited in capability and outrageously expensive. We loved it.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit look at how Project Marzipan could lead to one OS to rule them all. John also says he has a solution for Apple’s corporate structure. They also pore over Intel’s roadmap to look at what could be coming to MacBook in 2018. And they cap the show by asking why it is that some things just plain feel so good. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
The leather is high quality, the stitching is strong, and the wool felt liner on the inside keeps a grip on your MacBook without scratching it.
I saw this on Instagram last night and thought it was neat. It’s a wrap for MacBook made from real wood from a company called Cover-Up. The wraps are sustainably-sourced, and just like the WÜS Life iPhone cases I covered yesterday, each Cover-Up is effectively unique because it’s made from real wood. Each wrap is laser cut and hand-sanded, and they’re designed to be peeled away when you want to remove them. There are more than a dozen woods to choose from, including Rosewood, Redwood Burl (that is lovely as), Bubinga, Maple, Cedar, Bamboo, and more. It’s $49 for a Top Skin, and $94 for a Top and Bottom Skin. They make wraps for iPhones and iPads, as well as some Samsung and Google Android devices.
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Apple sold 5.3 million Macs during its fourth fiscal quarter for 2017 and CEO Tim Cook credited that to new laptop models.
It’s only natural that different Apple devices with different shapes and roles should introduce some UI fragmentation. But it’s getting worse, not better.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet share their reactions to iPhone X Animoji, talk about Apple product feature drift, and speculate on what could be in store for the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
It used to be that in a fairly low-noise tech community, Apple’s quality products were greatly appreciated. That tradition seems under attack by new social forces.
Apple released a new leather sleeve for the 12-inch MacBook on Friday, and unlike the iPhone X it isn’t backordered for more than a month.
Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why they don’t think Apple is going to make an ARM processor MacBook, plus they explain the ruling that says the FBI doesn’t have to reveal its San Bernardino iPhone hacking partner.
Whenever Jeff Butts reads a headline of such ill-conceived nonsense, he cringes in fear of an angel losing her wings or a kitten dying.