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Does Apple Suck Now?

I’ve been an Apple fan for years. Even since I bought a 2010 white MacBook for college, I’ve been on the side of their design principles. I love macOS with so much of my heart. Using Windows or even Linux feels painful in contrast to a well-designed operating system. Do I like it because it’s […]

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Is Apple’s Augmented Reality Ready for the Big Time?

Augmented reality and ARKit 2 was a major focus of Apple’s WWDC Keynote on Monday, but is augmented reality ready for the big time yet? Craig Federighi said in his WWDC presentation that “AR is transformational technology,” and he is surely right. But its implementation might require a dramatic transformation of the way we interact […]

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USB-C Hubs Are Garbage: Here’s Why

The USB–C connector has been on the market for some time. They’ve been part of the MacBook since 2015, and the standard has existed for far longer. So why does it seem like all USB-C hubs are somewhere between barely functional and basically trash? What is USB–C? USB Type C, or USB–C to its friends, […]

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macOS 10.14 and iOS 12: Improvements That Apple Needs To Make

WWDC is fast approaching, and that means we’re getting ready for the next major update to macOS and iOS. While there’s been some noise about “maintenance releases” for both operating systems, Apple will likely still release new features or update old ones. We can always debate what to expect, but there’s a more pressing problem: […]

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Should I Buy a Refurbished Mac?

Apple is well known for producing expensive products. Part of it is brand recognition, part of it is market forces, and part of it is reputation. If you want an Apple device, you’ll likely need to spend some money. But you can get what is essentially a new device for at least fifteen percent less […]

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