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Video Commentary: Thinking Differently on 2016 MacBook Pro, Part 2

In October 2016, Apple announced new MacBook Pro models featuring an all new thinner design, a controversial decision to replace all the ports with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a much higher pricing structure. A large backlash ensued among the Mac faithful, while at the same time Apple experienced more sales of the new pro laptops than any before. So…
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Rocket Yard Video: Get Inside a 2016 MacBook Pro Simply...

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro models are not the easiest to open. Dating back to 2001, opening Apple’s pro laptops has been a simple task that involves removing a few screws and lifting the bottom panel off. The 2016 MacBook Pro models...

The Rocket Yard Unboxes the New Apple AirPods

Apple’s long-awaited and often-delayed wireless AirPods headphones were finally made widely available this week after their Sept. 7 announcement. The Rocket Yard was able to get its hands on a pair for an unboxing, first impressions and a quick...

Commentary: Soldered SSD in Touch Bar...
Late last month, we discovered that the SSD module in the “entry-level” Late 2016 13” MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar is removable. Now that we’ve been able to...

Commentary: A Closer Look at the...
Yesterday’s Apple “Hello Again” Event was highly anticipated for many reasons, most of all because of the tantalizing prospect of a new design for the MacBook Pro. The flagship...

Apple Focuses on New MacBooks at...
 Get a Closer Look at the New MacBook Pro and What It Means For Creative Professionals Last month’s Apple event was all about iPhone and the Apple Watch. But...

Siri, get me a Lyft to the airport! Five Fantastic New Features of iOS...
By now, you’ve hopefully managed to update your favorite iOS devices to iOS 10. There were some issues soon after the update became available — I personally “bricked” my...

iOS 10 Now Available for Download!
It’s finally here! Apple released iOS 10 at 10 a.m. PDT and the new mobile operating system is now available for download for iDevice owners. Note: the update is...

iOS 10’s New Lock Screen: Be...
Tomorrow, Sept. 13, 2016 — probably by 10 a.m. PT — iOS 10 will be released to the public. For those who haven’t been running the iOS 10 beta, you...