Tag Archives: MacBook Pro

Episode 234, macOS Sonoma launches with new features and improvements



In this episode, we will discuss Apple releasing this week mac OS Sonoma bringing many new features. We will talk about these features and other new improvements.

macOS Sonoma makes the Mac experience better than ever — from more ways to personalize with widgets, to big updates to Safari and video conferencing, along with optimized gaming.
Users can personalize their desktop with widgets, and with Continuity, they can even add their iPhone widgets to their Mac desktop.
Video conference calls get more engaging with new features like Presenter Overlay, which displays users in front of the content they are sharing.
Profiles keep browsing separate between topics like work, school, and more so users can quickly switch between them.

Episode 227, macOS Sonoma brings all new capabilities and features



Today’s podcast includes new features coming to macOS Sonoma this fall and earlier for those enthusiasts who sign up for the beta versions.  We will talk about these all-new macOS Sonoma features and capabilities for elevating productivity and creativity and wrap up the show with those features for optimizing the gaming experience and some quick improvements underway.

macOS Sonoma makes the Mac experience better than ever — from more ways to personalize with widgets, to big updates to Safari and video conferencing, along with exciting new game titles. More information is at https://apple.com/macos/sonoma-preview
Users can personalize their desktop with widgets, and with Continuity, they can even add widgets from their iPhone right on their Mac.
Video conference calls get more engaging with new features like Presenter Overlay and Reactions, which are powered by the Neural Engine in Apple silicon.

Episode 198, Apple launches macOS Ventura with new features



macOS Ventura is now available to download and takes the Mac experience to a whole new level with groundbreaking capabilities that help users achieve more than ever.  We will do all this in minutes so let’s get started.  New features we will cover include Continuity Camera, which enables users to seamlessly work across their Apple devices, and productivity tools including Stage Manager, helping users stay focused and easily move between tasks. Also, we will cover Safari which uses ushers in a passwordless future with passkeys, and big updates come to popular apps including Mail and Messages. 

macOS Ventura includes new productivity tools and Continuity features that make the Mac experience better than ever. You can see graphics of all these new features at https://www.apple.com/macos/ventura/

Episode 185, MacBook Air M2 orders start; Apple introduces Lockdown Mode coming to new operating systems



In this episode, we will discuss the start of ordering today of the all-new Mac Book Air with M2 and Apple’s introduction of Lockdown Mode to the upcoming operating systems.

With the new M2 chip, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers even more performance and capabilities than before for faster video and photo editing, along with smoother gameplay.
The Lockdown Mode capability further hardens device defenses and strictly limits certain functionalities, sharply reducing the attack surface that could potentially be exploited by highly targeted mercenary spyware.

Episode 164, AT&T to deliver up to 5-Gigs of internet speed in 70 cities; Apple releases Polishing Cloth cleaning instructions



In this episode, we will discuss today’s announcement by AT&T of upgraded fiber plans which support speeds up to 5 Gigabytes for customers in 70 metropolitan cities across the United States. A listing of the cities is below with multi-gig in blue text.  In the second half of the podcast, we will be following up on the story we did a few episodes ago about the Apple Polishing Cloth.

 

The Apple Polishing Cloth is now becoming widely available after months of backorders.  You can find them at Apple Stores and online. Learn how Apple recommends you clean the cloth when it becomes soiled.

Episode 161, Apple’s Polishing Cloth finally arrives along with an enlightening review



Happy New Year.  In our first episode of  2022, we will review the Apple Polishing Cloth which I finally received.  For most U.S. shoppers, their shipment has been delayed until early January, at the earliest, so this review is timely even with its early launch.   I’ve been using it rigorously to give you my initial review.

Apple’s polishing cloth is priced is sold both in Apple retail stores and on Apple.com. The cloth has been delayed for months and is just coming to many customers in 2022.
Picture of the Apple Polishing Cloth and unboxing photo

Episode 54, Using Apple hardware to create a home theater system



In this episode, we will be interviewing Jim Dube about using Apple devices and associated software for your home theater system.  The software we talked about in today’s show include the media players:Air Video HD: https://airvideo.app;  Plex: https://www.plex.tv; Kodi: https://kodi.tv/download/851; InFuse: https://firecore.com/infuse.  Software to rip DVDs includes: RipIt: http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/; Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr; MacX DVD Ripper Pro:https://www.macxdvd.com/landing/mac-dvd-ripper.htm?Rgclid=EAIaIQobChMInrC67pX_5QIVjyCtBh26Kg58EAAYASAAEgIJF_D_BwE.  A tool to help rename ripped files: FileBot: https://www.filebot.net.  You can reach Jim at dubej@mac.com. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The all-new, 16-inch MacBook Pro is just one of the devices you can use to create your home theater system.

Episode 37, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated; MacBook ends; and Refurbished Device options



In this episode, we are going to talk about Apple’s recent update to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro along with back-to-school purchase incentives, and as an alternative to new, purchasing a device from the Apple Refurbished Store.

Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the latest processors for twice the performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a True Tone Retina display
RefurbMe.Com is a place where interested buyers can seek refurbished devices.

Episode 32, Techtool Pro 11 Application Review; New life for your used MacBook



In this episode, I’ll be talking about Techtool Pro 11 for macOS with my guest, Gary Miller, from the Alaskan Apple Users Group, who has reviewed the application after his in-depth use.  I’ll also be telling you about how to get a few more years out of your Mac Book devices by replacing your battery, replacing your disk-drive with an SSD, or upgrading your SSD storage capacity.

Micromat’s Techtool Pro 11 is a diagnostic asset to your macOS.
Techtool’s Configuration Page where user’s start checking their computer status

Episode 31, Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro; third-party retailers discount previous models



In this episode, I’ll be discussing Apple’s introduction of the first 8-core MacBook Pro, what many were expecting to be announced at the World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC, coming June 3. Also, the price reductions on older models have begun and will be continuing as the new MacBook Pro launch continues.  I’ll tell you how to stay abreast of these deals from third-party retailers using the MacHash News application.

Now with an 8-core processor, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the fastest Mac notebook ever (Photo courtesy of Apple Inc.)
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