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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.

Most of the articles this week deal with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units released in October and their specs. There are also several posts that tell us about iOS and Android global market share, rumors dealing with the iPhone SE, and the long-awaited AirPods.


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Sunday, November 6th, 2016. 14:17

Check Out This MacBook Pro Parody Ad [Video]



A new parody video has been recently spotted on YouTube mocking Apple’s new MacBook Pro. The short clip highlights all the things that the new 13-inch and 15-inch laptops lack, for example, MagSafe, HDMI, card reader and other ports, high-quality front-facing camera and more.

The creators of the video summarised all weak points of the new laptops that were discovered after the release. The parody MacBook Pro ad is available below, so you can watch it right now.

What do you think about this parody? Do you think that the updated MacBook Pro lineup is a failure? Leave your comments below this short post.




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Sunday, November 6th, 2016. 12:59

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Check Out Microsoft's Adaptive Keyboard Prototype from 2009



Microsoft has created a prototype of something called the Adaptive Keyboard long before Apple introduced the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with the Touch Bar panel. However, the company did not release a final product leaving the keyboard with a touch sensitive display panel at the top only a concept. Below you can watch a short video revealing the 2009 Microsoft’s prototype.


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Saturday, November 5th, 2016. 16:08

New MacBook Pro Units Aren’t Compatible With Current Thunderbolt Devices



According to the latest report from Plugable, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are not compatible with most existing Thunderbolt 3 devices due to the hardware these devices use.


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Saturday, November 5th, 2016. 0:30

Check Out This Apple Keyboard with Touch Bar Concept



If you like the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, you might also like the Magic Keyboard with the OLED panel instead of function keys. Below you can take a look at the beautiful concept visualizing the idea of adding this feature to the standalone keyboard for iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini.


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Friday, November 4th, 2016. 12:20

15-inch MacBook Pro Has Fastest SSD on Market



According to the latest report from Computerworld, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with one of the fastest SSDs on the market.


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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. 15:31

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iFixit Performs 13-inch MacBook Pro Teardown [Images]



The iFixit team has performed a teardown of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. According to the experts, the notebook is incredibly difficult to disassemble due to proprietary screws and vast amounts of glue Apple inside of the device.


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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. 13:28

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MacBook Pro to Become Cheaper in 2017, Get 32GB of RAM



According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, next year, Apple may make the MacBook Pro cheaper and add the 32GB memory option to satisfy power users who need this extra amount of RAM.


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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. 15:40

New 13-inch MacBook Pro is 4% Faster Than its Predecessor



According to the benchmarks results shared by Geekbench, the new base 13-inch MacBook Pro is 4% faster in single-core and 7% faster in multi-core tests than the 2015 entry-level MacBook Pro.


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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. 13:40

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There’s No Startup Sound on New MacBook Pro Models



Apple has killed the traditional Mac startup chime with the release of the updated MacBook Pro. First users who purchased the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro confirm that there’s no startup sound. There are other proofs as well.


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Monday, October 31st, 2016. 13:24

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Not All Ports of New 13-inch MacBook Pro Support Same Bandwidth



Half of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro don’t work at full performance. Those ports that are located on the right side of the laptop don’t support the full PCI Express bandwidth.


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Monday, October 31st, 2016. 13:22

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.

This week was rather busy for Apple – the company announced its results in the fourth fiscal quarter and unveiled new MacBook Pro lineup. From this point of view, it’s not strange that most of the articles this week deal with new laptops. You can check out the posts worth your attention below.


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Sunday, October 30th, 2016. 11:24

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Entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro Has Removable SSD



According to the latest report from Other World Computing, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar has a removable SSD. The OWC team has performed a teardown of the new model and below you can take a look at some of the images showing the internal components of the new laptop.


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Saturday, October 29th, 2016. 14:00

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New MacBook Pro Can’t Get More than 16GB of RAM



The new MacBook Pro can only be upgraded to 16GB of RAM. The reason to think so was the fact that Apple did not announce a model with higher RAM capacity during its “Hello Again” event this Thursday. Today, Apple’s SVP Phil Schiller confirmed that 16GB is the maximum RAM amount one can get on the MacBook Pro. You can’t go beyond that due to battery life concerns.


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Saturday, October 29th, 2016. 13:30

Watch These First Hand-On Videos with New MacBook Pro Models [Video]



Yesterday, Apple announced the updated MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar and a number of other hardware improvements.

If you missed the media event and haven’t yet seen the new notebook, below you can watch some of the first hands-on video featuring the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.


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Friday, October 28th, 2016. 15:14