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Apple could finally add Intel Kaby Lake to the MacBook Pro in 2017

Apple is expected to perform a minimal refresh of the MacBook Pro line sometime in 2017, with an upgrade to seventh-generation Intel CPUs, and some industrious folks found some hints of new MacBook Pro machines in the MacOS Sierra 10.12.4…
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New version of LG’s UltraFine 27-inch 5K panel won’t have RF interference issues

LG Electronics said on Friday that it will add enhanced shielding to UltraFine 27-inch 5K monitors manufactured after February 2017. Owners of the current display should take it to a local LG customer center if the problem continues.
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Apple’s MacBook Pro is too thin, and HP can prove it

The technology industry’s obsession with thin has gone too far. Computers like the 2016 MacBook Pro are sacrificing too much value in the quest to be thinner than last year’s model.
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Flunking the bar: MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar gets boot from N.C.’s lawyer exam

Apparently, the Touch Bar's flexibility can be a problem for situations where a MacBook Pro needs to be carefully monitored and controlled. One example is using a MacBook Pro for trying to pass the bar exam.
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Apple hopes to fix graphics and other glitches in macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update

Apple's MacBook Pro line has suffered from some graphical glitches and other problems since its launch in 2016. Apple is addressing those and other issues in its latest update to macOS Sierra 10.12.3,
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Apple's 2017 MacBook Pro refresh could make power users happy

Apple is not likely to put legacy expansion ports back into the machines, but battery life and more powerful components could be coming. And Apple may be planning to give professional Mac users the larger RAM they've been craving.
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MacBook Pro saves life of man in Florida airport shooting

Five people were killed and eight were injured in Friday's shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. One man says that a MacBook Pro in his backpack saved his life.
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Apple rumored to be switching to IGZO displays before the end of 2017

It's being reported that Apple is preparing to switch out the amorphous silicon display currently used in its MacBook Pro for an IGZO panel, and the transition could take place before the end of 2017.
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Elgato releases Thunderbolt 3 dock to alleviate MacBook Pro connectivity woes

Elgato is joining in on the quest to alleviate 2016 MacBook Pro connectivity woes with their own Thunderbolt 3 dock, which they've announced in conjunction with CES 2017 to arrive in the first quarter 2017.
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Did you get a new MacBook Pro? You may want the new Spotify, too

If you have a new MacBook, you may want to get the new Spotify to go along with it. Now that your machine has received a few upgrades, so too has your favorite music-streaming software.
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Apple strips estimated battery time from the latest MacOS developer preview

Apple is showing off its courage once again by removing the remaining battery life estimations from MacOS, in response to users unhappy with the poor run-times between charging cycles.
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Adobe updates Photoshop to use MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, with customization aplenty

Although there are still a few of us scratching our heads at the point of the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, that hasn't stopped Adobe improving its functionality with an official update to Photoshop, which adds commands and customization.
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Microsoft Surface sales skyrocket, thanks in part to 'disappointing' Macbook Pros

Microsoft said on Monday that professionals and general consumers disappointed with Apple's new MacBook Pros helped boost Surface device sales in November. The company claimed customers are moving from Macs to Surface devices now more than…
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Check out 'Pac-Man' as he chomps his way across Apple's new Touch Bar

Someone crammed Pac-Man into the Touch Bar found on the latest MacBook Pros. It doesn't offer the full maze but rather a single path full of dots. It's one of many apps and games developers have created to run on the new Touch Bar…
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Turn your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar into a piano with this app

The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been a controversial addition, but it seems like some creators are getting a kick out of it. One such person is the developer behind this app, which turns the Touch Bar into a piano.
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Apple signals the end of the line for some Macs by declaring them vintage, obsolete

Although Apple appears to be no slouch in terms of supporting its products, even it has to draw the line somewhere. Starting on December 31, a number of Apple Macs will be dropped from the support rolls and be officially declared as…
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Close to the Metal Ep. 22: Apple MacBook Pro live review 44:26

Apple's MacBook Pro has finally received an update, but it's expensive. Is it worth the upgrade? We go in-depth on this week's Close to the Metal podcast.
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Apple responds to criticism over 16GB memory limit on latest MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has finally landed, and some users are turning a critical eye toward design Apple’s design decisions. Apple’s own Phil Schiller has personally addressed some of those concerns.
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No screen’s too small for ‘Doom’: Classic game now playable on MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

The MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar has been officially canonized by video game fanatics, with a port of id Software's classic first-person shooter Doom now playable within the tiny confines of Apple's miniature touchscreen display.
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Apple’s MacBook Pro ad has robots, drones, and hundreds of exploding lightbulbs

Apple has just rolled out a TV ad for its latest MacBook Pro, the one with the OLED Touch Bar. It's a lively, entertaining affair, and one the tech giant hopes will nudge consumers toward forking out for its latest laptop.
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar’s SSD soldered to logic board, preventing upgrades

Looking to upgrade the storage in your brand-new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Well, according to an intrepid MacRumors reader who pried open his factory-fresh MacBook Pro, it appears that the SSD is not removable and not expandable.
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2016 Macbook Pros becoming more versatile as Touch Bar receives more app support

Apple's Mac App Store is listing MacBook Pro OLED Touch Bar-enabled applications, and there are currently 15 apps being highlighted as supporting the innovative new input device to one degree or another.
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Despite complaints, initial sales of Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro have been incredibly brisk

In spite of a chorus of complaints around the lack of real innovation in its recent MacBook Pro release, Apple is still enjoying brisk sales of the new machines that are approaching the MacBook's total revenue.
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Watch this hilarious ‘Apple engineer’ explain the MacBook Pro’s lack of ports

Apple appeared to disappoint a lot of potential customers when it ditched most of the ports on its latest MacBook Pro laptops. This brilliant parody video gives us the behind-the-scenes story as to how it came about....
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Confirmed: No Touch Bar support for Apple’s Logic Pro X music editor in 2016

Apple confirmed in a recent email when Logic Pro X will receive an update supporting the Touch Bar hardware in new MacBook Pros. Don't expect support anytime soon, however, as the music production tool won't utilize this feature in 2016.
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Check out our guide to Apple's MacBook Pro before you empty your wallet

Absent from annual product cycles for two years, it’s a new world out there for the MacBook Pro. So with that in mind let’s take a look at every change that Apple made for this new iteration.
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Apple slashes the price of USB-C dongles over MacBook Pro port outcry

MacBook Pro customers, Apple has heard your cries! The company has slashed the prices of its USB-C dongles in response to the criticism surrounding the ports available on the new MacBook Pro.
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OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers 13 ports for easier MacBook Pro connections

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock was introduced via press release this morning, offering 13 ports to reduce the new MacBook Pro's reliance on dongles for legacy connections like USB Gen-1 and DisplayPort.
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Apple slashes prices on storage options for older Macs, neglects hardware updates

Unfortunately the hardware inside the old Mac lineup will remain the same, but you'll be able to snag some extra storage space for a lot less. Is it enough to keep the old Macs competitive?
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Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller responds to backlash over MacBook Pro design

Apple Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller spent some quality time with the Independent, talking about the design and evolution of the new MacBook Pro and explaining why some of the more controversial decisions were made.