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Why I finally gave up and embraced Apple’s walled garden

Switching from Windows and Android to all Apple has dramatically changed my computing. Here's a quick overview of why the investment has been worth it so far.

The 5 best laptops for photo editing and photographers

Looking to buy a good laptop for editing photos? We've gathered and reviewed our top picks for photographers in 2021.
A close-up of Apple's Mac Pro from 2019 showing the front "cheesegrater" grill and top handle.

There will be good news for Mac fans this year after all

A fresh report claims Apple is working on a new Mac Pro and Mac Studio, but there are still plenty of reasons why 2024 could be a year to forget for Mac fans.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max chip seen from behind.

Here’s why 2024 is going to be a slow year for the Mac

Between the Vision Pro launch and delayed chip upgrades, 2024 could be a quiet year for the Mac. Despite that, there are still a few reasons to be hopeful.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 front angled view showing display and keyboard.

Why I went with the MacBook Pro over the Mac Studio

After a meaningful analysis, I decided to go with a MacBook Pro 16 over a Mac Studio. It wasn't an easy decision, and here's why I made that choice.
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How to make a zip file on a Mac

If you download or upload a lot of data, it's helpful to know how to zip files, as it can save time. This guide shows you how to create zip files on macOS.
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These accessories will take your iMac to the next level

Your iMac deserves the best iMac accessories. We have a list of the top peripherals to get for iMacs both new and old, no matter what your budget is like.
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Mac Studio vs. iMac vs. Mac mini: don’t make a mistake

Learn how to pick between Apple's three desktop Macs, which are all based on Apple chipsets but are quite different in price, specs, and performance.
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Have the M3 MacBook Pros made the Mac Studio irrelevant?

The Apple Mac Studio and MacBook Pro can serve as your desktop PC, with roughly identical performance and prices. Which is better comes down to finer points.
Apple CEO Tim Cook standing in front of four Vision Pro headsets.

6 upcoming products that will make 2024 a huge year for Apple

Apple is set to launch a host of exciting products in 2024, from the Vision Pro to the iPhone 16 range. Here are the devices we’re most looking forward to.
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Apple could fix the MacBook lineup with this one change

Apple’s MacBook range is looking pretty tasty with the arrival of the M3 generation of chips, but there’s one model that is holding everything else back.
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The best laptops for music production, chosen by experts

Whether you want to use a MacBook or a Windows 10 laptop, these are the best laptops for music production you can buy.
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After decades of Windows loyalty, I’m switching to Mac

After decades of being a Windows devotee, I've decided to make a transition to all-Apple computing. It's a big step, and here are the reasons why.
An Apple iMac Pro in a dark room flanked by two monitors, one on either side of it.

My hopes for a new iMac Pro have been dashed — for now

A new report has outlined Apple’s plans for 2024, but the iMac Pro isn’t mentioned at all. Does this mean the pro-level Mac is still a long way from release?
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New MacBooks are coming, but they aren’t worth waiting for

The M3 MacBook Air is reportedly on the way, but you probably don't need to worry about waiting for it.
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Everyone who should (and shouldn’t) buy the M3 MacBook Pro

The M3 MacBook Pro is bewildering, but there's a reason for its existence that runs deep in Mac strategy and marketing.
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Macs may finally be moving on from 2020

A new report claims Apple is about to kill off the M1 MacBook Air once and for all. That’s a good thing, but the outlook isn’t entirely positive for Mac fans.
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Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro: don’t make a mistake you’ll regret

If you want to buy a 16-inch MacBook Pro, you’ll have to make a lot of choices about its parts. Our buying guide dives into detail to help you get it right.
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iPad Pro vs. MacBook Air: It’s closer than you’d think

Should you buy an iPad Pro or a MacBook Air? There’s a lot to consider, and each one has its strengths. Read our guide, though, and things will become clearer.
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How to use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac

An iPad makes a superb second display for your Mac, and setting it up this way is easier than you’d think. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max chip seen from behind.

How a MacBook Pro sneakily got me back into PC gaming

I have fond memories of the old days of PC gaming. Somehow, Baldur's Gate 3 on a MacBook Pro brought me back.
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These are the 10 settings I always change on a new Mac

Every Mac has a bunch of settings you can change to radically improve how it works. Here’s what I adjust on each Mac I buy to get even more from my computer.
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I’m finally ready to stop recommending Apple’s cheapest MacBook

I’ve recommended the M1 MacBook Air for years, but that’s no longer the case. Which Apple laptop should you get instead, and why have I changed my mind?
The Paste Mac app, with its clipboard bar open and the Paste homepage in Safari.

This simple app changed how I use my Mac forever

Copying and pasting in macOS seems pretty basic, but there’s one Mac app that gives it such a huge boost that Apple should really sit up and take notice.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

I’m a laptop reviewer. Here’s why I still use a laptop from 2021

I keep going back to a laptop I purchased in 2021, even as I continue to review solid alternatives. My Apple MacBook Pro 14 from 2021 remains my favorite.
A MacBook Pro running macOS Sonoma at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

7 key settings in macOS Sonoma you should change right now

Many of the best new features in macOS Sonoma are not enabled by default, meaning you miss out on them if you don’t turn them on. Here’s how to do it.
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One of my favorite Mac apps is driving me nuts

Apple’s Shortcuts app is incredibly advanced, yet there’s almost no official help on how to use it properly. Apple needs to fix this -- here’s what it can do.
An open MacBook Pro on a table.

The MacBook Pro we all want is still many years away

Apple might be on the road to an OLED touchscreen MacBook Pro, in a few years.
The lid of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air seem from above.

5 things you need to know before buying a new MacBook Pro

With the advent of the new M3 MacBook Pros, there are some important things to keep in mind when configuring your machine. Here are five of the most important.
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All the best macOS Sonoma tips and tricks you need to know

Find out how to get more from macOS Sonoma and uncover some of its most useful features with these clever tips and tricks for Apple’s operating system.
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A major era in MacBook history is finally over

We're living in a golden age of MacBook glory. But only since the removal of the 13-inch MacBook Pro were we able to officially embrace it.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max chip seen from behind.

Here’s why people are raising concerns about the M3 Pro MacBook Pro

Apple's M3 Pro MacBook Pro hasn't gotten much attention this week, which may have been on purpose.
An Apple iMac Pro in a dark room flanked by two monitors, one on either side of it.

A new iMac Pro could still launch. Here’s what I want from it

Despite recent reports, it looks like Apple is still working on a larger iMac Pro. If that’s true, here’s everything I want to see in the next all-in-one Mac.
The keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook Pro.

Here’s more proof that Apple is wrong about MacBook memory

Some new testing has been published that calls into question Apple's defense of the amount of memory it puts in its high-end MacBook Pro.