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  • Apple’s new Intel driven MacBook Pros have a secondary ARM processor that runs Touch ID and security

    Apple’s new Intel driven MacBook Pros have a secondary ARM processor that runs Touch ID and security

    When will Apple ship a MacBook with an ARM processor? This is a question that has been top of mind for observers of the company ever since it started designing and building its own chips from the ground up. The answer to that question is now, sort of. Apple’s new 13” and 15” MacBook Pro models come equipped with a Touch Bar – that bar and the accompanying Touch ID… Read More

  • Why Apple’s MacBook Touch Bar was the right thing to do

    Why Apple’s MacBook Touch Bar was the right thing to do

    People love a Greek tragedy. Icarus has flown too close to the sun and tumbled to Earth. Apple has forgotten its core users and been eclipsed by Microsoft. The Touch Bar is a compromise between adding a touch screen on a MacBook and ignoring touch entirely. These narratives are easy to sketch because they sell better to readers than moderated, honest inspection of sentiment and behavior. If… Read More

  • Get ready for a me-too CES

    Get ready for a me-too CES

    That record scratch you just heard came from thousands of designers and R&D specialists who suddenly have to remake 3D models of laptops, phones and desktops. That sigh is coming from hundreds of programmers stepping up their new interfaces and that ripping noise is myriad press releases getting torn up and rewritten. After all, it’s almost CES time again and Apple and Microsoft… Read More

  • Tekserve is auctioning off its massive Mac museum

    Tekserve is auctioning off its massive Mac museum

    Before there were Apple Stores in Williamsburg, Grand Central Station and the World Trade Center – heck, before there were Apple Stores at all – there was Tekserve. For nearly 30 years, the Mac specialist dutifully served Manhattan, before throwing in the towel earlier this week. Now Tekserve is cleaning shop. After closing its doors on the 15th, the iconic computer retailer is… Read More

  • Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate. This is very likely to fuel speculation (which has been ongoing) that Apple will soon launch a 4K or 5K version of the display. The current Mac’s display is 5K and can be extended (in lower res) to the existing… Read More

  • On painful Apple rumors

    On painful Apple rumors

    Several photos have surfaced showing what is supposed to be the next iPhone and MacBook Pro over the last few days. These leaked photos themselves are not surprising. Apple spy photos are big business and a staple in tech journalism. But if these photos are to be believed, radical changes are about to hit two of Apple’s flagship products. And it’s about damn time. The iPhone shots… Read More

  • FileMaker 15 launches with support for Apple’s latest hardware features

    FileMaker 15 launches with support for Apple’s latest hardware features

    FileMaker, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, makes it easy for those without any programming knowledge as well as experienced programmers to build line-of-business apps for the iPhone, iPad, Windows PC and Mac. The product has been around since the 1980s (back then it was called Nutshell), but has evolved ever since. With the release of this latest version, FileMaker now supports new… Read More

  • Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

    Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

    For the first time in its history, the iPhone is experiencing a drop in sales. In 2015 at this same time, Apple sold 61 million units of the iPhone. This year, for the period ending March, Apple only sold 51.2 million units, representing a 16 percent YOY drop. This shouldn’t come as a surprise for most folks who know that we are close to (if not already at) peak iPhone levels. There… Read More