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What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:35
Apple is finally refreshing the MacBook Pro line with 8th-generation (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs, and everything is about to get a whole lot faster.

What to expect from the MacBook Pro’s leap to 8th-generation Intel processors

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:35

This past April, when all the high-performance Windows laptops transitioned to Intel’s new 8th-generation “Coffee Lake” processors, Apple fans were left scratching their heads. If it offers such a huge boost in performance...why isn’t Apple upgrading the MacBook Pro?

Well better late than never, as they say. Apple’s bumping up the specs of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) to the 8th-generation Intel chips, plus adding a few other goodies that should help make them tear through your Final Cut and Photoshop tasks.

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Apple releases new Coffee Lake-based MacBook Pro laptops

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:34
Apple's new pro laptop feature eighth-generation Intel Core processors that offer a significant performance jump, as well as DDR4 memory support and True Tone display technology.

Apple releases new Coffee Lake-based MacBook Pro laptops

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:34

Apple on Thursday officially unveiled its latest upgrade to its MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. While the design hasn’t changed, the new MacBook Pro promises to reach new performance heights that video editors, audio producers, animators, developers, and other professionals will truly appreciate.

That performance boost is supplied by Intel’s eighth-generation of Core processors, along with a change in the RAM being used, and new graphics processors. The heart of the new laptops, Intel’s “Coffee Lake” processors, actually became available last April, and Coffee Lake PC laptops have been on the market for a couple of months. Now Apple users get a taste of what Coffee Lake can do for the Mac: Apple claims a boost of up to 70 percent for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro offer 2x performance.

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New leather sleeves from Apple are available for the MacBook Pro

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:34

Thinking about buying a new MacBook Pro? You also might want to consider protecting your new investment with one of Apple’s new leather sleeves for the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The new leather sleeves come in three colors: Black, Midnight Blue, and Saddle Brown. The sleeves are made of high-quality leather, and inside feature a microfiber lining so your laptop is cradled in comfort.

The sleeves are now available at apple.com. They also fit the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models.

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Blackmagic offers a new integrated eGPU for Thunderbolt 3 MacBook laptops

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 08:30

Blackmagic on Thursday released a new external graphics processing unit (eGPU) targeted at users looking for a simple-to-integrate device over Thunderbolt 3. The new $699 device was introduced to the media during Apple’s showcase of its new MacBook Pro laptops.

The Blackmagic eGPU houses an AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR memory. The integrated design means that, according to a Blackmagic representative, the card inside the device is not upgradeable. The eGPU can provide a 2.8x increase in performance over the stock graphics in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro and its discrete Radeon graphics. With the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the jump is more dramatic: 8x over the integrated Intel Iris Pro.

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Industry-leading failure: iPhones don’t have every feature

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 07:00

Apple is rumored to be adding a new feature to certain iPhones this fall which is just another sign of how much of a failure the iPhone is.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and GIF warehouse where all the GIFs are of an old man getting punched in the crotch by a monkey, Ewan Spence says the “New iPhone X Leaks Reveal Apple’s Competitive Failure To Match Android.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Tibor, Zach, Daniel and Alex.)

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-12 06:00
Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

Yes, HBO should be more like Netflix

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-12 06:00
HBO needn't abandon its quality-over-quantity ideals, but AT&T is right to call for change.

How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 06:00
Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

Yes, HBO should be more like Netflix

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 06:00
HBO needn't abandon its quality-over-quantity ideals, but AT&T is right to call for change.

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Thursday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-12 02:21

There’s a lot to talk about in regards to Apple products. Join us with your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 613.

Watch us live

This show will be live on Thursday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific. Due to scheduling conflicts, this week’s show strays from our usual broadcast time. The regular time for the live broadcast of the Macworld Podcast is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more

PC World - Wed, 2018-07-11 19:36

If you're a Microsoft Edge user, you might find that Windows 10 Insider Build 17713 offers a welcome addition: the ability to manage autoplaying video on a site-by-site basis. 

The new Windows build isn't heavy on new features for consumers, though business users may find some interesting additions: Web Sign-in, Fast Sign-in, and even using biometric logins to log into a remote PC. Microsoft did make some enhancements to how Edge uses PDF files, and even Notepad.

Here's a look at what's new:

Autoplay, PDF controls within Edge

While Google's Chrome and other browsers have begun offering users the flexibility to decide what to do with autoplaying video on websites, Microsoft's Edge hasn't followed suit, until now. As part of Edge's new per-site controls, you'll have the freedom to decide whether video autoplays. To access the controls, click the small lock-shaped icon in the browser. 

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PCWorld is streaming The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset on Twitch!

PC World - Wed, 2018-07-11 17:53

Leif has been dumping plenty of hours into the new expasion for The Elder Scrolls Online called Summerset. In this live stream we'll be venturing in the new delves, checking out some world bosses, and just do some general expolration!

Watch live video from PCWorldUS on www.twitch.tv

Follow PCWorld's Twitch channel (or YouTube) so you don't miss out on this or future live streams. Tune in every week for podcast's such as The Full Nerd as well as new and old gaming alike!

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PCWorld is streaming Dark Souls: Remastered on Twitch!

PC World - Wed, 2018-07-11 17:53

Dark Souls is know for it's punishing difficulty and precise gameplay. While Adam has tried out many enteries in the series Dan has not, and we are looking forward seeing how he handles it live on Twitch!

Follow PCWorld's Twitch channel (or YouTube) so you don't miss out on this or future live streams.

Watch live video from PCWorldUS on www.twitch.tv

Tune in every week for podcast's such as The Full Nerd as well as new and old gaming alike!

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Nvidia Shield TV levels up to full-featured PC gaming with free GeForce Now beta

PC World - Wed, 2018-07-11 16:34

Nvidia’s dueling GeForce Now services just got a whole less complicated—and a whole lot more appealing for Shield TV owners. Originally created as a Netflix-like all-you-can-play subscription service for Nvidia’s set-top box, the waters became murkier with the beta launch of the wildly different GeForce Now for PCs and Macs, which essentially runs the PC games you already own on an Nvidia server in the cloud. Today, Nvidia announced that the services are unified. Shield TV now runs the same version of GeForce Now as the PC and Mac.

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Sonos update adds AirPlay 2 support

Mac World - Wed, 2018-07-11 15:37

On Wednesday, Sonos released support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, giving a dramatic boost in functionality to certain Sonos smart speakers via a software update. If you’ve got a Sonos One, Beam, Playbase, or second-generation Play:5, you’ll need to update your Sonos iOS app and then use the new app to install the software update.

This is a big step forward in flexibility for Sonos products—keep in mind that Sonos speakers don’t do Bluetooth or AirPlay 1, so they’ve been pretty firmly locked in their own universe unless you added a dongle or ran a software bridge. But once a Sonos speaker gets AirPlay 2, you can do a lot more than just play audio directly to that speaker from a Mac or iOS device.

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Are pigs flying? Because Apple is reportedly updating the Mac mini this year

Mac World - Wed, 2018-07-11 13:42

It’s time to get excited, Mac fans. As reported by 9to5Mac, oft-accurate Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities is back with another report on Apple’s ambitions for 2018. In addition to the expected iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch updates, Kuo says, Apple is reportedly planning to update one of the most beloved and forgotten members of the Mac lineup: the Mac mini.

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Take an impressive $24 off refurbished AirPods today at Best Buy

Mac World - Wed, 2018-07-11 13:38

If you don't mind buying refurbished units, it's a good day to get your ears on some AirPods. As one of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is currently selling a refurbished set of Apple's beloved true wireless earbuds for just $135.99, down from the usual price of $159.99. They're Geek Squad refurbished rather than Apple refurbished, but on the bright side, Best Buy's generous return and exchange policy still applies.

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iPad 2018 rumors: 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with Face ID expected this fall

Mac World - Wed, 2018-07-11 12:50

Updated 7/11/18: Uncommonly accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is preparing 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with no home button and Face ID.

When it comes to the tablet market, there’s the iPad and there’s everybody else. Apple dominates the market, especially in the premium price range. To hold on to its position, Apple has been kept things fresh with new models like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new technologies like Apple Pencil and ProMotion.

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