Category Archives: Hardware

Apple offers 5K 27-inch LG UltraFine Display, iPad Pro support limited to 4K

By | 31/07/2019

In the past, Apple was developing its own displays, but later Apple discontinued them. But when the new 2019 Mac Pro was released, Apple offered its own display again, a Pro Display XDR with a 6K resolution, but because of the price, this display is not affordable for many customers. After discontinuing Apple’s display, Apple was selling 4K… Read More »

Is Apple moving away from Intel in Macs?

By | 29/06/2019

In 2005, Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs announced transition to processors from Intel. Apple was unsatisfied with progress of PowerPC technology. When in 2003 Steve Jobs announced Macs with PowerPC G5 CPU, he claimed that in the next year will be available CPUs with 3 GHz clock speed. After two years, IBM still not delivered such processors. The… Read More »

New 16-inch MacBook Pro from Apple?

By | 24/06/2019

Today’s biggest laptop from Apple has a 15.4-inch display. In the past, in the 2011, Apple discountinued its 17-inch sized MacBooks Pro. It’s not clear why Apple did it, but many IT professionals would value a big laptop. When I in 2013 upgraded my aging 13.3-inch MacBook White to 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, it was something awesome, screen was… Read More »

Mactracker – your Apple database

By | 10/06/2019

Apple released in its history many products since it was based in 1976 in California. Classic Macintosh, eMac, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, iBook, PowerBook, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Newton, monitors… who has to remember them all? Having a database of all Apple’s product, without need of complicated web search or “googling”, would be nice. If… Read More »

Are your Apple devices compatible with the newest operating systems?

By | 04/06/2019

Yesterday, Apple at WWDC announced new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS – and now we know which Apple devices are compatible. Apple did not say it directly at keynote, but all needed infos are available at Apple’s webpage. Some Macs, like Macs Pro prior to 2013’s trashcan were dropped, even if you have replaced GPU by… Read More »

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

By | 23/05/2019

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

By | 22/05/2019

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

By | 18/05/2019

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

By | 20/03/2019

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 »