Jonathan Morrison Reviews the Mac Pro With Music Professionals

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

This is a great review to me because it puts it in the hands of professionals who can make the most out of a machine this powerful. Although it is about the power, it’s less of a “speeds and feeds” review (or at least less rote listing of specs) and more of how much work you can throw at it.

This covers 28-Core performance in Logic Pro X with over a hundred tracks, hundreds of plugins and casually creating a song from start to finish in 2 hours. There was a lot of doubt with the state of audio with the Mac Pro including Catalina stability but the results surprised me.

This Company Will Pay You to Review the iPhone 11

· Andrew Orr · Link

WhistleOut is looking for someone to review the iPhone 11 for them. You’ll get paid US$1,000 plus you can keep the phone when you’re done.

You’ll be putting the new iPhone through its paces—testing the camera, getting into the nitty gritty of the interface, seeing what kind of battery life you’re able to squeeze out of it—and writing a comprehensive review based on your findings. We’ll need your written review within a week of you receiving the phone. We’ll give you a review form for this.

iPad mini: Powerful Hardware in the Same Package

· Andrew Orr · Link

Some of the first iPad mini reviews are coming out, and so far it sounds like Matthew Panzarino is happy with it.

I include that context here because, though the iPad Pro is a whole ass computer and really capable, it is not exactly ‘fun’ to use in non standard ways. That’s where the iPad mini has always shined and continues to do so. It really is pocketable in a loose jacket or coat. Because the mini is not heavy, it exercises little of the constant torsion and strain on your wrist that a larger iPad does, making it one-handed.

 

AnandTech's Comprehensive iPhone XR Review

· Andrew Orr · Link

Andrei Frumusanu wrote a long, detailed iPhone XR review, talking about the display, battery life, and more.

The iPhone XR is an interesting product for Apple: It is clear that it aims to be a lower-cost alternative to the higher-end XS flagships. Yet at the same time it’s not directly an alternative to either the XS or the XS Max, and rather represents a model that squarely fits in-between its two higher-priced siblings.

Although the iPhone XR has been out for a while, this is still a great review to read.

An Artist Reviews the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The iPad Pro will NEVER be a computer, do you hear me? Now excuse me while I type this CSF on my mechanical keyboard (forged in that girl’s tears) that will collapse my apartment building because of the vibration.

Sarcasm aside, the reason I like this iPad Pro review is because it’s from an artist, not a tech pundit. Ian Barnard covers the iPad Pro and the new Apple pencil. He doesn’t show off the art capabilities a whole lot, but he unboxes the devices and talks about them. Ultimately he likes the new model, and recommends upgrading to it, with the caveat that it might not be your cup of tea (British pun intended) and your wallet will have to decide.

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Bigger Screen and a Whole Lot More

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

Apple Watch4 Infograph, Walkie Talkie, and SOS screens

Apple Watch Series 4 packs in a bigger display and new heart rate sensors, but is that enough to justify upgrading, or jumping in for the first time? Read on to see what TMO’s Jeff Gamet thinks of Apple’s latest smart watch.

iOS 12 Review: It's Like an iPhone Upgrade

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

iOS 12 on iPhone X

iOS 12 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and while it has several new features it’s big draw is under the hood. Apple spent a lot of time improving performance and stability, so is it time for you to upgrade? Read on to find out.

Here's How to Turn Off iOS In-app Review Requests

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

App Store review settings on iPhone

App Store reviews are really important for developers, but sometimes those in-app requests for reviews can get too annoying. If you’ve reached the tipping point and want to turn them off you’re in luck because you can. Read on to learn how.

HomePod Real World Review: Is it Worth $350

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

Apple HomePod

After two weeks of putting HomePod through real world use we’re ready to tell you if it lives up to Apple’s hype. Here’s how it holds up as a streaming music player, Siri voice assistant, and more.

iOS 11: Apple's Big Productivity Upgrade

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

iOS 11 on iPad and iPhone

iOS 11 is here and it’s packed with new features for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Read on to see if there’s enough to get excited about.

AirPods Review with Michael Johnston - TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-20

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

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Michael Johnston from The iOS Show joins Jeff Gamet to review Apple’s just released AirPods wireless earpods. They dive into the setup, performance, sound quality, fit, and more to help you decide if they’re worth the $159 price tag.

Brydge 12.9 Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Pro Exudes Class

· John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

Brydge 12.9 Keyboard for iPad Pro

Apple has waxed enthusiastic about keyboards for the iPad and now offers its own. But the design may not be for everyone. If you’ve been thinking about a sturdy, aluminum keyboard/case for your iPad Pro, one that makes it look (and function) very much like a MacBook, then you’ll want to read John’s review of the Brydge 12.9 model for iPad Pro.