New MacBook Pros Feature a Touch Bar October 28 2016
Yesterday, Apple unveiled its latest generation of the MacBook Pro. Loyal customers have been waiting for this release for years as Apple has not refreshed the MacBook Pro line since 2012.
When people talk about Apple, they talk about innovation, and that's exactly what Apple has brought to the table by implementing a revolutionary Touch Bar which replaces the row of function keys above at the top of the keyboard. The Touch Bar is illuminated, but not too brightly that it distracts from the screen. It also has a nice, matte look and feel.
Apple and software developers are taking advantage of this new Touch Bar with functionality and compatibility throughout the operating system, proprietary software like Final Cut Pro and iTunes, and third party software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. The Touch Bar is also customizable to suit your needs. You can rearrange icons on the Touch Bar to your liking. The Touch Bar also features a new Touch ID fingerprint scanner so that you can bypass having to type passwords and entering credit card information to make purchases.
As for the rest of the MacBook Pro, it's thinner, has a better designed keyboard, and has a better display, among many other refinements. If you've been waiting to update your 4-year-old+ MacBook pro, now is the time! Apple is taking pre-orders now, and they're likely to go fast.
What's Your Favorite New iOS Feature? September 15 2016
Along with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is introducing the latest iteration of it's state-of-the-art iPhone operating system, or iOS 10. The team at Got Mac has been trying it out since its release on Monday and we have to say we're thoroughly impressed, to say the least.
Apple has made an already amazing phone operating system even better and more efficient. There's no question that iOS is the best smartphone operating system out there. Try it out and see for yourself.
Along with speed improvements (yes, it really does feel a lot faster), the iOS offers many new design tweaks and built-in features, the main one having to do with iMessage.
In iMessage, you now have a lot more functionality as far as interacting with your contacts. You can send rich links that display thumbnails and in-line videos within your message threads as well as several text messaging effects that really make the texting experience all the more fun.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to learn more about iOS 10, visit Apple's website, or try it for yourself! You won't be disappointed. For those of you who are already using iOS 10, what's your favorite feature?