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August 18, 2017
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Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+ USB-C battery packs for MacBook & MacBook Pro

As soon as Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook in early 2015 with a USB-C power port instead of MagSafe, it seemed to me the writing was on the wall. I predicted then that Apple would do the same for the … Continue reading

August 12, 2017
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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express dock solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn’t do enough to distinguish it from competitors. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 5, 2017
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Review: Kwikset Premis HomeKit lock chews through batteries, disappoints

The Kwikset Premis is a lot of things. It’s a HomeKit compatible connected deadbolt with a nice touch number pad with well-lit numerals. It’s also a disappointment. We reviewed it for an extended period and found all the wrinkles. AppleInsider … Continue reading

July 16, 2017
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Review: Koogeek P1 Smart Plug an affordable way to get started with Apple’s HomeKit

We may be in a renaissance of HomeKit peripherals after iOS 11 ships, but if you’re ready to get in now, the Koogeek P1 Smart Plug is a decent starting point — but not perfect. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 15, 2017
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Review: Amazon Echo Show is ‘good enough’

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple’s competing HomePod arrives in December. It’s also Amazon’s most expensive model at $ 229.99, compared to … Continue reading

June 25, 2017
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Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks

Continuing AppleInsider’s quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys’ entry, a three-tower setup named Velop. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 24, 2017
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Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
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Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall’s iOS 11 launch. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 17, 2017
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Review: 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro – pricey, but perfect [Video]

The 2017 iPad that Apple launched earlier this year was inexpensive, but it was also about dealing with various compromises. The display, for instance, lacked anti-glare and lamination properties of more modern iPads, and the speakers weren’t nearly as good … Continue reading

May 22, 2017
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Logic Pros Review: The ‘Unique’ virtual analog synth and wild vowel filter comes to iOS

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Unique iOS synth from Sugar-Bytes. The company has been making some of the most wild audio effects processors and instruments for quite some time now. … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
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Review – OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock — AppleInsider examines the offering. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 2, 2017
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This week’s top stories: What’s new in iOS 10.3?, iPhone 8 reports, our $329 iPad review, macOS 10.12.4 & more

In this week’s top stories: iOS 10.3 w/ Find My AirPods & Apple File System, iPhone 8 reports, macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, our $ 329 iPad review, and much more. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

March 27, 2017
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Logic Pros Review: Elektron’s hardware Analog Heat effects unit works just like a plug-in

Elektron is well known for its innovative hardware instruments like Octatrack, Analog Rtym/Keys and more. But today we are looking at the new Analog Heat Stereo Processing unit. The company has brought much of its forward-thinking sensibilities to an otherwise … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
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Logic Pros Review: Apogee’s new Element audio interfaces w/ dedicated Mac/iOS apps & Remote accessory

In this weeks episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Apogee Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. Apogee has sat atop the world of digital audio conversion for quite some time now. Its premium Thunderbolt Ensemble and flagship … Continue reading