Creative professionals have always been a target demographic for the MacBook Pro. In recent years, though, that group has been vocal about its disapproval of changes made to the device. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro makes great strides to winning back that audience, bringing a better keyboard, enhanced cooling for greater burst performance, and a much larger battery. But there’s one part of the new MacBook Pro that is a bit of an Achilles heel as far as a professional device goes: It’s not user upgradeable. The Apple device ethos has always been somewhat more closed than the competition. It has a greater say in the hardware and software that you can use than you might see on a Windows machine, for example. That leads to greater stability and performance, at a cost of customization options. But professionals like additional customization. They like the ability to tweak things to how they see fit without nanny Apple looking over their shoulder. Despite all the improvements of … [Read more...] about The 16-inch MacBook Pro still lacks this must-have pro feature
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With the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has brought out a totally overhauled laptop that looks to address some of the lingering problems we’ve had with Apple’s MacBook Pro devices. However, it also replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro, meaning your choice is now between the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 13-inch MacBook Pro if you’re after one of Apple’s high-end laptops. Which should you choose? Is the MacBook Pro 16 better than the MacBook Pro 13, and if it is, is it worth the extra cost? We decided to investigate and give you the facts to help you decide. Design As the name implies, the 16-inch MacBook Pro comes in slightly different dimensions to the MacBook Pro 15 it replaces, and it’s noticeably larger than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The larger device measures 14.09 x 9.68 x 0.64 inches and weighs 4.3 pounds, while the MacBook Pro 13 is 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches and weighs 3.02 pounds. That increased size means the MacBook Pro 16 can fit in a larger display … [Read more...] about MacBook Pro 16 vs. MacBook Pro 13: Is bigger always better?
Apple just announced a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with an improved “Magic Keyboard” and bigger slim bezel display, but there could be another new MacBook on the way soon. According to the latest rumors, you might be seeing a 13-inch MacBook with an improved scissor keyboard in the first half of 2020. This latest rumor comes via a report from DigiTimes, which has been known for reliable Apple-related leaks in the past. As obtained by MacRumors, the publication’s original report mentions that the keyboard on this new MacBook will switch over to the new scissor-style mechanism, but the device itself will keep a similar build and design as the older model. Apple has long been on a journey to improve the keyboard on its MacBooks. The company had previously patented several keyboard-related technologies, one of which includes keycaps with reduced thickness, and another for a low-travel key mechanism. In both cases, Apple was looking to either create a more durable keyboard, or … [Read more...] about The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro could be getting an improved keyboard
On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen discuss the biggest-trending stories in tech, including Disney+ crashing issues, Uber’s plans to record your ride, Apple Music for business, Amazon Go’s expansion, a multitasking ostrich robot, and more. We’re then hands-on with the new MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop to take a look at the bigger screen size, new keyboard, improved speakers, new graphics card, and increased performance of Apple’s newest laptop. Then we head into orbit to discuss the prevalence of satellites and other space trash beginning to accumulate in Earth’s orbit, and what we can do to help clean it up. Darren Guccione, co-founder and chief executive officer of Keeper Security, joins the show to talk about security and encryption software for passwords, dark web monitoring, digital file storage, and messaging. We then speak with Woodrow Levin, founder and CEO of Extend, about what to expect from retailers this … [Read more...] about Digital Trends Live: Disney+ issues, MacBook Pro review, ostrich robots
On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney break down the biggest-trending stories in tech, including today’s launch of Google Stadia, Facebook’s meme-creation app, December’s Apple Event, the Impossible Burger controversy, bidding on the moon, and more. We take a closer look at Google Stadia, which releases today, to find out if the system is all that it promise to bes, and if being a technological marvel is enough to satisfy gamers. Clay Weishaar, official lens creator for Snap, then joins the show to discuss the over 600,000 lenses that have been created by community members for the Spectacles 3, which offers new augmented reality possibilities. We’re then live from the Los Angeles Auto Show, where Adam Kaslikowski shows off some of the highlights, including the Porsche Tycan, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and electric Mini SE. Philip Seargeant, senior lecturer in applied linguistics at Open University and author of The Emoji … [Read more...] about Digital Trends Live: Stadia’s launch, Facebook’s meme app, Apple Event