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Looks like Apple has quietly resolved the problem causing poor battery life on the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. More and more users are starting to see these improvements on macOS Sierra 10.12.2.
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a number of important bug fixes for those users who own a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apart from that, there are some general performance, stability, and security enhancements that make the latest software version an update worth installing for the users of all compatible Mac computers.
New 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar may lack ports, have poor battery life or suffer from graphics issues. However, for the enthusiasts who use the machines for fun, these problems seem to be not important. Several weeks after launching DOOM on the Touch Bar, another developer, Henry Frank, has successfully launched Pac-Man on the OLED panel of the new MacBook. What’s even more interesting is that the game is playable!
Last week, an application called Touch Bar Piano was released. This app turns the Touch Bar into a piano. Who knows, maybe this is tiny OLED panel is indeed a huge improvement.
Below you can watch a short video showing the old-timer running on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
If you’re curious about possible utilizations of a Touch Bar on the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, below you can find one. A new app has been recently created that allows you to learn how to play the piano using the OLED panel of the laptop.
Apple has released a new beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers for testing purposes. The latest beta contains a number of security, stability, and performance improvements and has a build number 16C63a.
A couple of weeks ago users started to complain about graphics issues on their new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The customers believed the issue was connected with the inability of graphics chips to cope with resource-intensive Adobe apps and other similar software. According to Apple’s SVP Craig Federighi, the issue was connected with macOS Sierra.
It is Sunday today, so it’s high time we talked about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and start right away.
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
It is Sunday today, which means that we should discuss the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and start about the posts worth your attention right now.
A growing number of new MacBook Pro users are complaining about random GPU lags and glitches occurring while using their laptops. In most cases, the issues appear when running resource-intensive apps like Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, Photos and some others. It is currently unknown, whether the problem is connected with faulty GPU chips or other hardware issues. Moreover, it is difficult to tell how many MacBook Pro laptops are affected.
Below you can take a look at the video shared by one MacBook Pro user working in Adobe Media Encoder.
Apple has given up the idea of producing its own 5K Thunderbolt display. During the MacBook Pro media event in October, the company announced its partnership with LG and revealed the new LG Ultrafine 5K Display compatible with the laptops. Below you can take a look at the first short review of the 27-inch IPS external display for photographers, designers and other professional MacBook users.
The video was posted to YouTube by a well-known blogger Marques Brownlee. As it turns out, the display has a sleek design, nice build quality, and can power up the MacBook Pro when it is connected.
What do you think about LG Ultrafine 5K Display? Leave your comments down below.
Apple has never created a true transformer similar to the Surface Book. That is why ConceptsiPhone has created a new concept of a device with a large screen, metal frame and large full-size keyboard. Below you can take a look at the video showing this device.
The transformer called the Apple Book is supposed to work on macOS rather than iOS. It has a very strange design and frankly speaking I don’t think Apple will even make something similar to this transformer.
Here’s how the creators describe their concept:
New incredible 3D concept video that shows the 'Apple Book', new iDevice / Mac that combining iPad with MacBook!
What do you think about the transformer? Do you like it?
A well-known iOS developer Adam Bell has managed to run Doom on the OLED Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro. It’s currently unknown how the developer managed to get the make the old game working not even on the computer itself. Still, this is quite impressive.
Bell also notes that the Touch Bar itself is a useful feature.
Doom runs on pretty much everything… but can it run on the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar?
Side note, as ridiculous (ly amazing) as Doom is running on the Touch Bar is… the HUD is equally great
Apple unveiled the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro at the media event on October 27th. Currently, the company is shipping the devices to first lucky owners.
Below you can take a look at the video showing Doom running on the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro.