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How to Add Custom Buttons to the Touch Bar on a New MacBook Pro

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Touch Bar on a New MacBook Pro

We’re back with another Apple-themed issue of Tech 911, where I give it my all to help you figure out the issues you’re having with your computer, smartphone, device, or life.
Apple’s Touch Bar might be the influence for a future laptop from Asus

Apple’s Touch Bar might be the influence for a future laptop from Asus

Extensions for an upcoming laptop feature called ScreenPad have rolled out to the Microsoft Store since November. It will be similar to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, providing in-app touch-based controls
ASUS ScreenPad brings Apple’s Touch Bar to touchpads

ASUS ScreenPad brings Apple’s Touch Bar to touchpads

ASUS has sometimes blazed the trail in terms of innovative design, like the now common 2-in-1 detachable form factor or the sadly retired PadFone “phone in a tablet” device line. At other times, it
ASUS ScreenPad brings Apple’s Touch Bar to touchpads

ASUS ScreenPad brings Apple’s Touch Bar to touchpads

ASUS has sometimes blazed the trail in terms of innovative design, like the now common 2-in-1 detachable form factor or the sadly retired PadFone “phone in a tablet” device line. At other times, it
Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

With the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple introduced an all-new design that incorporates a Touch Bar, a small touch-sensitive OLED display that offers up contextual controls depending on what you're doing on

Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBook Pro units

Apple is offering free battery replacements for some 13-inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) laptops that may have a faulty component. The company announced recently that a limited number of these

New Safari Exploit Allows Access to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Exploits on macOS are patched pretty quickly, although it doesn’t stop new bugs and glitches from being spotted. Developer Samuel Groß managed to reveal an exploit on macOS that allowed Safari to get
ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. MacBook Pro 13

ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. MacBook Pro 13

Apple's MacBook Pro 13 and Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon are both highly familiar premium notebooks with great build quality and elegant designs. But which one is the better investment?
Fix Your Touch Bar With This App

Fix Your Touch Bar With This App

The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar just isn’t that useful. Sure, its functionality changes based on the app you’re in, but if you—like me—were expecting a second screen that you’d be able to customize,
Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really
Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really
Apple reportedly orders touch panels for new 13-inch entry-level MacBook

Apple reportedly orders touch panels for new 13-inch entry-level MacBook

Will Apple release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook with a touch screen this year? If a report from the hit-and-miss supply chain publication DigiTimes can be believed, the answer’s yes. But it might

How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want
MacBook Pro 13 vs. MacBook Pro 15

MacBook Pro 13 vs. MacBook Pro 15

So you want a MacBook Pro -- but which one? When it comes to MacBook Pro 13 vs. MacBook Pro 15, you'll need to get into the details to decide which Apple laptop is right for you. The post MacBook Pro
Apple ‘listening’ to Mac concerns, but no word on hoped-for improvements

Apple ‘listening’ to Mac concerns, but no word on hoped-for improvements

Apple is aware that its current line up of Macs and MacBooks aren't pleasing everyone. Indeed it put chief design officer Jony Ive front and center to state very clearly that it is listening to

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out

iMac Pro packs A10 Fusion chip for always-on ‘Hey Siri’

iMac Pro packs an A10 Fusion processor with 512MB of RAM, according to Apple software. The chip will likely be dedicated to handling things like macOS boot, as well as always-on “Hey Siri.” Apple’s

Brilliant concept brings Touch Bar to the Mac mini

It’s time for Apple to think different when it comes to the Mac mini. Even though it’s been over 1,000 days since Apple last updated its smallest Mac machine, Tim Cook insists it’s still an important
The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is probably coming to Apple’s iMac

The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is probably coming to Apple’s iMac

The latest MacBook Pro laptops come with a very cool feature, the Touch Bar OLED touchscreen that sits above the keyboard and offers fast access to some of the most used features of each application.
You can finally get Touch Bar shortcuts for Microsoft Office

You can finally get Touch Bar shortcuts for Microsoft Office

Microsoft announced last October that its Office suite will support Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro trick, the Touch Bar. Back then, we learned that all Office apps will have Touch Bar shortcuts in the