UPDATE: Wi-Fi routers caused disruption of early LG UltraFine 5K displays when placed in close proximity. LG has since fixed the issue and current models should be fine. When Apple debuted the latest generation MacBook Pro back in October, 2016, they debuted a new 27-inch 5K display along with it. It wasn't just high-density "Retina" quality either, it was wide color, able to show the same DCI-P3 gamut that digital cinema uses. It was everything everyone waiting on a new Mac display had been waiting for. Except for one thing — it was LG designed and branded, not Apple. That's not to say Apple didn't have a lot to do with the engineering — everything that makes it work so well with a MacBook Pro using just one Thunderbolt 3 cable. But the outside, what we look at, is nothing like Apple. There are also compromises here. That gorgeous image and convenient charging all in one cable comes at a price — there's precious little bandwidth left for other ports and peripherals. So, is the … [Read more...] about LG UltraFine 5K review: It’s good, but it’s not Apple
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Source: iMore Apple has many options available if you want a Mac, especially when it comes to Apple desktops. You have the gold-standard iMac , the new Mac mini with Apple's M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC), the powerful iMac Pro, and the industry-leading Mac Pro. But which of these Apple desktops is for you? Don't worry; we're here to break it all down for you. Apple desktops: The Mac mini The iMac The iMac Pro The Mac Pro The Mac mini Source: Rene Ritchie The Mac mini has always been the least expensive Apple desktop offering, especially this year with the $100 price cut from previous iterations. But the reason that the Mac mini is so cheap compared to the other desktop options is because you only get the brains — you have to provide your own monitor, keyboard, mouse. This year, the Mac mini got a significant refresh with Apple's M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC). The new M1 SoC has an eight-core CPU, with four cores dedicated to … [Read more...] about Mac mini vs. iMac vs. iMac Pro vs. Mac Pro: Which Apple desktops should you get?
Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some significant changes in the works. Along with additional ports, a new flat-edged design, and the removal of the Touch Bar, Apple's updated MacBook Pro machines will readopt MagSafe . MagSafe in the 2021 MacBook Pro Models Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will go back to a MagSafe charging connector, and Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman in a separate report agreed and clarified that the MagSafe port will be a standalone charging port used instead of USB-C, with the new port located next to the USB-C ports. The design of the new MagSafe connector will be similar to the design of the previous MagSafe connector used on Macs, and it will allow for faster charging speeds than are possible with USB-C. MagSafe 1 - 2006 MagSafe first debuted in January of 2006 when Apple … [Read more...] about MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at Apple’s Original Magnetic Charging Technology
Maybe Apple always intended to update the Mac mini but got distracted by more urgent projects? Maybe Apple was waiting to do something... different with the mini, but it was taking too long? Or maybe Apple never meant to update the mini at all but changed its mind after seeing just how much its customers missed the littlest Mac? I don't know. But I do know this: After four long, long years, Apple has finally updated the Mac mini. But is it the update everyone's been waiting for? Mac mini (2018) Price: $799+ Bottom line: This is a Mac mini that will appeal to the biggest section of the Mac mini market — pros who don't need it for everything, but do need it for very specific things, and find its usability and utility more than justifies its price, especially when it comes to the software it can run and the uptime it can keep. For those Mac mini lovers, Apple had them at new. Wait, who am I kidding? Apple had them at at space gray. … [Read more...] about Mac mini (2018) review
In a recent tweet from the official Arduino account , support for the Raspberry Pi Pico 's RP2040 SoC has been officially added to the Arduino IDE. This is just a few weeks after a community project released its own package offering the Arduino IDE for RP2040 boards. Arduino Core mbed 2.0 has been released, with support for the @Raspberry_Pi RP2040! https://t.co/JSh10SSmch pic.twitter.com/CuB39OzyBY April 9, 2021 See more The Arduino IDE has seen great progress in recent years, with features such as a board manager and a library manager offering an easier means to add boards and install software to build projects via the Arduino IDE. The inclusion of Raspberry Pi's RP2040 chip is in anticipation of Arduino's own RP2040 board, the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect, which should hopefully be arriving soon. Image 1 of 2 Image 2 of 2 Installation is a breeze. Searching for "Pico" in the Boards Manager will show the official installation package. The … [Read more...] about Official Raspberry Pi Pico Support Added to Arduino IDE