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16-inch MacBook Pro sayong "It's Here."

It’s Here: The 16-inch MacBook Pro

The long-awaited 16-inch MacBook Pro arrived today, touted by Apple as “by far the most powerful notebook we’ve ever made.” Probably the most desired feature of the new MacBook Pro is the new Magic Keyboard, which features a scissor mechanism with 1 mm of travel for responsive and quiet typing…without the mechanical issues of the troublesome butterfly-switch keyboard used on recent models. The new laptop replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro and starts at $2,799.


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New Features in Pages 8.2 for Mac

While there has been a lot of coverage of the new features in Apple's operating systems – primarily macOS Catalina, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13 – some of Apple's productivity apps have also gained functionality recently. Today we'll take...

Unicode: Adding Thousands of Characters to Your Mac

Our Mac keyboards have a limited number of characters on them, primarily letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and a few special characters like the Apple logo mark () that can be typed using keyboard combinations like Option-Shift-K. Through the use...

macOS Automator icon with Automator Application selector How to Toggle Dark and Light...
While I’m a huge fan of macOS Catalina’s dark mode on my Mac, there are some times I really want to get back into the light. Usually this requires...

Image of QuickPath typing in iOS 13 How to Use the QuickPath Keyboard...
While it hasn’t been widely advertised, Apple added a handy feature to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 that can speed up typing on either device. QuickPath is a “swipe...

iPhone 11 Pro camera iPhone 11 Pro Cameras Make It...
Many iPhone owners use their smartphone as their only camera thanks to the ease of use of the Camera app and the overall quality of the photos. Apple’s latest...

macOS Catalina Update macOS Catalina Supplement Released
As with all new operating system releases, macOS Catalina has had a few bugs that slipped through the beta testing process. Today (October 15, 2019) Apple released a macOS...

iPadOS Markup Tools Making the Most of Markup Tools...
Since iPadOS 13 arrived last month, I’ve been spending a lot of time being pleasantly surprised with some of the new or updated tools in the operating system. Perhaps...

The Best New Features of watchOS...
watchOS 6 has arrived, with a variety of new features to keep Apple Watch owners happy. While not all of the features of watchOS 6 work on every model...

Saving Safari Pages as PDFs in...
There are plenty of reasons to want to save a complete web page to a PDF file. Perhaps you want to save a favorite online story, you’d like to...