Category Archives: Hardware

macOS Mojave Supplemental Update for 2018 and 2019 15.4-inch MacBooks Pro

Some Macs feature a security T2 chip, a custom silicon for Mac. As Apple said “By redesigning and integrating several controllers found in other Mac computers – such as the System Management Controller, image signal processor, audio controller, and SSD controller – the T2 chip delivers new capabilities to your Mac.” In short, T2 chip secures some features… Read More »

Apple released new 8-core MacBook Pro

Yesterday Apple released new 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch MacBooks Pro. Apple continues its “the best Mac notebook display ever” campaign with 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color gamut, and True Tone technology. It is equipped with Apple’s T2 security chip, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and immersive stereo speakers like prior machines. As for butterfly keyboard in prior models, which… Read More »

Microsoft open sourced its smart algorithm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is present everywhere, even if we don’t recognize it. Our smartphones feature smart assistants like Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. Some of the high-end mobile SoCs already include neural network accelerator, like Neural Engine in A12 chip found in iPhone Xs (including Xs Max and Xr) or AI engine in Snapdragon… Read More »

Apple just released new iMacs

Apple recently released new iPads and iMacs got update too. iMacs weren’t updated since June 2017 and update was really needed. Apple marketed 5K iMac from 2017 with Radeon Pro 580 as VR-ready, but be careful if you decide to run Oculus Rift on iMac via Boot Camp running Windows 10. As for SteamVR, which is officially supported… Read More »

Older Macs Pro and iMac 27-inch Late 2012 running macOS Mojave

Apple recently released macOS Mojave, an operating system for Apple’s computers – Macs. As minimum, you will need a Mac supporting Metal technology. Basically, you will need a Mac from 2012 or newer – except Mac Pro, you will need Mac Pro from 2013, a trash-can designed workstation. But if you upgrade stock GPU in modular Mac Pro… Read More »

HEIF and HEVC – new formats of multimedia

Do you remember HD-ready TVs? And later Full HD resolution? In that times, it was something amazing. But time flies, we got 4K resolution, HDR technology, and the main “issue” – much increased bitrate, which is critical to use services like streaming movies via Internet provided by services like Netflix. High data demanding tasks like streaming 60 FPS… Read More »

Modular Mac Pro is delayed

Macs called Mac Pro are desktop workstations for very performance-hungry tasks like editing 4K 60 FPS videos or even virtual reality. Macs Pro were modular machines. Modular means, that you can replace hardware, like processor, graphics card or motherboard etc – yea, even on a Mac. But later in 2013, a Trashcan appeared. A black Mac Pro was… Read More »

Apple has taken McDonald’s to court over “abusing trademark”

Everyone copies everyone, so that’s reason why we have Patents Act. Just imagine, that you have invented something and big companies steal it from you and make billions, without any compensations for you. But on other side, there are “patent trolls”, which patent something and then they want a big amount of money from companies or even indie… Read More »

Why to get superfast wi-fi router for slow Internet connection?

A lot of households with Internet connection are using wi-fi routers. No cables, all wirelessly. Wireless connection is really good choice for laptops, smartphones and tablets, just imagine ethernet cable for your Samsung smartphone. Routers with dual-band networking with ac standard are cheaper and cheaper, you can (theoretically) reach 1300 Mbps, but how will it benefit your Internet… Read More »