Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could come with the Force Touch technology if speculations around the phones are to be believed. It has also been reported that mass production of Force Touch panels have begun. Digitimes.com reported that even before the full-blown production of these panels started in July, suppliers shipped a limited number to Apple in June.
Apple is also believed to have placed an order to manufacture 85 to 90 millions of units for its new models with 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch displays to be completed by the end of 2015. It is probably the biggest initial production order placed by Apple.
Recently, Taipei Times quoted TPK CEO Michael Chung during the Q2 revenue meeting of the company, “We believe that pressure sensors for force touch panels will see widespread adoption across the mobile-device market this year.” As touted, TPK Holding Co. is the main supplier of Apple for Force Touch panels.
The Force Touch technology was first to be found in the Apple Watch and then in the 12-inch MacBook. With this technology, touch pressures of different types can be detected to offer more display options than regular touch to users.
Rumors are also suggesting that the upcoming iPhone models would be longer by 0.15 mm and thicker by 0.2 mm to house the new technology. Moreover, they will also have stronger aluminum build of Series 7000.
While the upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s is believed to have the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens respectively as of models released last year, it will have additions such as a 12-MP rear camera, an upgraded FaceTime front camera with flash as well as 1080p recording, advanced Qualcomm LTE modem and 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM.… Read the rest
News is that the MacBook Pro 2016 laptop is all set to see the light of the day and reports on its features have already started surfacing. We do a MacBook Pro 2016 preview based on the features reported so far.
Limited number of ports
It has come to light that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be equipped with two ports only, of which one will be the headphone jack. The other would have a USB Type C port and work as your slot for charging as well as data transfer purposes.
We are expecting a redesigned keyboard on the MacBook Pro 2016. The keys will be way bigger than we have seen Apple produce. They would also have a butterfly hinge, which would enhance comfort while typing.
In colors too!
For those in it for the looks, rejoice as we are anticipating the 2016 MacBook Pro to come in gold and a couple of other colors, namely Space Grey and Silver. As for the entrails, the MacBook 2016 is set to pack in a latest iCore version from Intel. With so much on the upcoming MacBook, users could be spoiled for choice.
Apple has already scored a hit with its Force Touch MacBook 2015 revamped releases but wait until you get hands on the MacBook 2016 due next year. Stay tuned for more news on this front here.… Read the rest
Laptops have become essential to everyone’s daily needs. Whether for use at home, in the office or at school, they are meant to serve many purposes. Buying a laptop is complex because of the variety of options available. As for me, the easiest way to narrow down your choices is by identifying these primary factors–the purpose of the laptop,
Let’s explore the top 5 laptops of 2015 so far:
Toshiba Satellite L505 is an easy pick for those who want a basic laptop at a really low price. Priced at about $529, this laptop is cost effective. However, the low cost models from HP and Toshiba offer better performance.
Asus UL30A is a lightweight razor thin laptop with a thickness of just 0.98 inches. The battery of the laptop offers a 12-hour back up and the configuration enables high speed performance.
Apple MacBook is for Apple lovers. Even though the cost is on the higher side, the specifications and hardware provided are good.
Dell XPS 13, which was launched recently, has become the forerunner laptop for the brand. Packed in an 11-inch chassis, it is a compact laptop. Useful for those who travel a lot with their laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has become a leading laptop of 2015 because it has a wonderful hardware. It is lightweight and comes with 15 hours of battery life.
Apple has launched the Mac Mini, which packs the Apple experience on a desktop for budget buyers. Interestingly, the specifications of this new offering are at par with the Retina MacBook Pro. Lets see how they compare against each other.
Good choice for budget buyers
Updated in 2014, Mac mini range of Apple is available in three configurations and supports some of the high-end features that every user might be looking for. The budget model priced at £549, Mac mini comes with Intel Iris Graphics, 1TB hard drive, 8GB memory and 2.6GHz processor. While the other Mac mini model, which is priced at £799 offers smooth performance with 2.8GHz processor, 1TB Fusion Drive, 8GB memory along with Intel Iris Graphics. This model is almost in par with the MacBook Pro model that is priced at £999 and comes with 2.7GHz processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB memory along with Intel Iris Graphics 6100.
Priced at £1,199, this MacBook Pro also has quite similar features. The device comes with 2.7GHz processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB memory as well as Intel Iris Graphics 6100.
The deaerest model in comparison is priced £1,399 and boasts of a better 2.9GHz processor, 512GB SSD, 8GB memory along with Intel Iris Graphics 6100. Though Mac mini has some shortcomings compared to MacBook Pro, Mac mini can be a good choice for people interested to get hassle free performance at a budget price.
The MacBook Pro in 15 inches has struck a cord with us. With superb graphics of AMD variant, the Pro attracts us mainly because of its Retina display. The sleek body and the Force Touch are other highlights that make the new Macbook a buy worth considering. The track pad is interesting and the battery backup works for 9 hours with usual browsing and light computing. The hard drive sure is jet fast thanks to the CPU of 2.5-GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 grade.
The Features Compared
Add to this 16GB RAM that is Upgradable, and not many laptops will compete against the Macbook Pro 15” except for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15, that is. The latter boasts CPU of 2.2-GHz Intel Core i5-5200U on and OS Windows 8.1 clubbed with 8GB RAM. With SSD type hard drive, the machine is mean despite having about 15.6 inches of screen size. The Pro came in 15.4 inches precisely clubbed with native resolution of 2800×1800. The native resolution on the Lenovo is 1920×1080 but the NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics card steals the show here from the MacBook Pro 15”.
We Root For Yoga
With long battery life and sturdy build on multi-mode support, the Yoga machine is a great buy. Be sure of solid performance despite the minor dullness when operating the webcam.
It is a well-known fact that any model from MacBook series does not comes cheap. Even for the cheapest MacBook you will have to shell out a minimum of $899 which is a steep price for a laptop.
Which one is better?
If you are looking for high performance machine to fulfill your entertainment and work needs Apple Mac Book Pro is the perfect product for you.The laptop looks quite handsome on the first instance as it is aesthetically built with all the right curves.
With all aluminum chassis, the idea pad is undoubtedly one of the best-looking laptops in the market. With an option to choose between 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch screen, MacBook Pro is highly portable and weighs around 1.2 kilograms.
What experts say?
According to Laptop magazine, the best pick amongst MacBook series is MacBook Air (13 Inch). MacBook’s offer high-end performance and Apple Mac Book Air 13 is no exception. The latest generation Intel Pentium core I 5 processing unit offers seamless performance so that you can run multiple tasks at the same time.
This laptop not only offers seamless multitasking but also provides a great battery life making it a perfect option for working professionals. But when it comes to portability, MacBook (12-Inch) leads the other models due to its small size and low weight. It weighs just 2 pounds which makes it extremely portable. The 13- inch MacBook air offers the best battery life in the series. On normal usage, the laptop can last for more than 12 hours which is truly exceptional.
Just like one has to visit the doctor for regular checkups, it is essential that you must take check your MacBook in order to protect it from viruses and malwares and hardware issues. But these are not the only issues that you might encounter since there is a very high chance that it might damage due to water spilling If, by chance your MacBook has encountered with water spilling issue, try these simple steps to prevent hardware damage:
Shutting down the laptop- It is advisable that you must shut down your MacBook as soon as possible since the damage will be more severe if you continue to use the laptop ever after water slippage.
Unplugging accessories- make sure that you unplug all the accessories such as charger, external USB drives, mouse, speakers etc. removing these accessories will provide open spaces through which water can drain out from your MacBook.
Drying- it is not easy to dry the water that has already slipped inside the laptop but one has to be cautious while removing water from the outside. It is advisable that you must use a clean and dry towel or any kind of foam to dry the water which has spilled on the outside portion of your MacBook.
Flipping your MacBook- a good thing to prevent water slippage is to turn your MacBook upside down in such a manner so that the keyboard faces downwards. This will make way for the water that has slipped through the keyword. Also try to place the MacBook in an elevated manner so that the screen is facing downwards.
Removing back cover- if you have a good expertise in handling gadgets, you may even open the back cover of your MacBook. Also make sure that you remove the battery as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.
We hope you adore the typical sound you hear as the iPhone is put to charge. In fact, the latest MacBook version with 12 incher screen size will feature the same sound when it is put on or off power. However, the ultra thin Mac comes for a hefty price and budget buyers still prefer to stick to the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air. What if you could at least get the same sound on the erstwhile models as on the latest MacBook? The biggest benefit here is the sounds ensures that the laptop is perfectly plugged in to the power source too!
To start with make sure you have a latest version of the Yosemite (10.10.3 or more) installed on the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air. Next, open the Terminal after having accessed it from Applications/Utilities option. Unplug the MacBook in case it is on charge.
Follow this up by copy-pasting the command- defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool true; open /System/Library/CoreServices/PowerChime.app & into the available Terminal. After this step, press return key. Now try connecting the laptop to the power source. Gear up to hear the 12 incher Macbook sound of chime you so adore. In order to wash the sound off; enter the command- defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime into the Terminal.
The world had gone gaga over the release of MacBook Air but since the 13-incher MacBook Pro with Retina display came our way, the biggest Air loyalists have been in fix.
The latest variant starts at $1,300 but with sassy speed, sexy screen and superb stamina, the Pro is worth every bit of the pennies invested.
The Retina display of 2560×1600-pixel makes the text and images super crisp. When you begin to handle the Force Touch track pad, you can actually redefine what true interaction feels like.
The MacBook Pro also houses a latest build of solid-state drive and a powerful processor. So the multi-tab handling experience is not stretchy at all. With great battery that lasts about 10 hours for usual web surfing makes the Pro a way better buy than the Air. Only that the Air is way more portable and comes sans metal coating on the edges.
Apple has been the dominator whenever it comes to exclusive ware at sexy styling and premium pricing. However, with ASUS on the block, Apple MacBook 13 Incher model fans are finally happy to have a substitute with the Zenbook UX305. The laptop is jolly great to look at and compares well with the ultra slim MacBook model.
While the Apple MacBook Air kickstarted the Ultrabook genre , it has not created much ripples with every upgrade. In fact the MagSafe socket is the same over so many variants– seven at that!
Yes the Thunderbolt 2 Port with Intel Broadwell processor Core i5 means more punch and power but that does not gives it edge over Zenbook. The Mac OS X is functional and jazzy at once too while the in-built suites gives you hands on capacity with Numbers and Keynote.
However, the screen res is very average especially when you see the Zenbook UX305. More compact and ultra light than even Apple, this laptop gives you nine hours battery life for run on mill computing thanks to one Core M CPU from Intel. The 8 GB RAM ensure no hassles and according to us, beats a loader off Apple’s MacBook variant.… Read the rest