Siri is great, even if it lags a bit behind some of the other voice assistants. (We’re looking at you, Google.) But on the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro, its button can take up valuable real estate that you could use for other, more important icons. We’ll tell you all about it in this article!
Macs are notoriously limited when it comes to hardware upgrades, but you can still significantly improve the graphics capabilities of your recent Mac by adding a Thunderbolt 3 external GPU. Here’s a look at one high-end eGPU option and some benchmarks to see how it compares to built-in GPUs in the MacBook Pro.
USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 may be the future, but there are still plenty of devices that require USB Type-A. Instead of trying to remember to bring a USB-C hub or adapter with you every time, why not use a hub that attaches directly to your MacBook Pro power adapter? That’s the beauty of the DockCase P1 line of USB-C adapters. Check out our review.
macOS has the ability to add a custom message to a Mac’s lock screen. This can be especially useful for those in multi-user environments or for those with portable Macs as it offers an extra opportunity for a good Samaritan to find your contact information in the event that your Mac is lost. Here’s how it works.
Even though you only set up one fingerprint when enabling Touch ID for the first time, you can add additional fingerprints, just like iOS. Here’s how to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your MacBook Pro.
Many MacBook owners frequently connect their laptop to an external mouse or wireless trackpad. You can prevent accidental cursor input while in this configuration by disabling the MacBook’s built-in trackpad while your external mouse or trackpad is connected.
When it comes to taking screenshots in Windows, the Print Screen key is crucial. Most Windows-based keyboards have a Print Screen key, so it’s usually not an issue. But what if you’re running Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp? Apple’s compact keyboards don’t have a Print Screen key so, absent third party software, how do you take screenshots when booted into Windows on your Mac?
Mac users on the go will want to take steps to protect their data from loss or theft, such as enabling FileVault, but it’s also important to provide some form of contact information so that a good samaritan who finds your MacBook can return it to you. Here’s how to provide that information using a custom lock screen message.
When WWDC 2013 came and went without an update to the MacBook Pro line, many wondered what Apple was waiting for. A radical redesign, just a year after the introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, seemed unlikely, and rumors of the discontinuation of the non-Retina models wouldn’t logically explain a delay in updating the remaining members of the family. Earlier this month, an answer to the mystery finally seemed to drop: Apple was waiting for a custom CPU…