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All posts tagged "macbooks"

  • This $70 Hackintosh can outperform 2016 13-inch Macbook Pro

    People often say that Apple products are overpriced, with their computers being no exception. Sure, there are other factors at play, such as build quality and aftermarket support, but do you really need to spend all that cash? Now, YouTube channel Snazzy Labs has tackled this challenge, building a US$70 Hackintosh that can apparently outperform a 2016 Macbook Pro. The price comparison is a bit iffy for starters, as desktops and their associated parts are generally cheaper than laptops anyway. Want a MacOS computer but don't want to spend a lot of money? This channel created a $70 Hackintosh Additionally, the channel utilised...

  • ‘Foxconn insiders’ leak iPhone X, smart keyboard, more details

    Apple's WWDC event is around the corner, but a reddit thread has emerged, apparently shedding light on Apple's longer term products. Of course, you should take this information with a massive grain of salt, but it's getting plenty of attention anyway. The thread was verified by the r/apple subreddit's moderators, who said that "appropriate documentation and evidence" was given by the leakers. The tipsters, using the handle Foxconninsider, claimed to have information on Apple's glasses, a 2018 Macbook update and upcoming iPhones. Smart glasses might be a thing For starters, the tipsters delivered an apparent bill of materials for Apple's smart glasses project, which they're...

  • Apple fixes dodgy battery bug in new Macbook Pro

    Apple has issued a software fix for its newest Macbook Pro laptops, coming just weeks after Consumer Reports failed to recommend the new computers. In December, the consumer organisation ran the new Macbooks through a series of tests to determine their battery life, revealing highly variable results. "For instance, in a series of three consecutive tests, the 13-inch model with the Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second, and just 3.75 hours in the third. The 13-inch model without the Touch Bar worked for 19.5 hours in one trial but only 4.5 hours in...

  • New Macbook Pro leaked with touchbar, Touch ID

    Apple is widely tipped to reveal a new MacBook Pro or two on 27 October, but it looks like they may have spoilt their own launch. According to MacRumors, the latest version of MacOS Sierra shows what appears to be the new MacBook Pro. What stands out in the image though? For starters, the rumours of a touch-enabled bar (replacing the function key row) seem to be true. The touchbar seems context-sensitive too, so imagine media controls appearing on it when playing a movie or editing options when typing a document. The New MacBook Pro seems to be a radical and long-overdue laptop, if the...

  • MacBooks set for Apple reveal on 27 October?

    Apple has scheduled a 27 October event, but what will the Cupertino firm be revealing then? According to MacRumors, citing respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to unveil refreshed MacBooks. Kuo claimed that new MacBook Pro laptops would be the star of the show, offering an OLED touch bar for starters. This would replace the row of function keys and presumably be context-sensitive, so if you're watching a movie, the touch bar would potentially show media playback controls. An OLED touch bar is set to replace the function keys on some new MacBooks The new MacBook Pro models are also expected to pack...