TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that upcoming updates to Apple's MacBook Pro notebook line will feature an HDMI port alongside an SD card slot. He hasn't said when the notebooks might drop beyond a tentative second half of 2021 timeframe.
As Apple's work on engineering the next wave of hardware refreshes to the Mac lineup continues, a tidbit that appeared in today's Bloomberg report has corroborated earlier whispers which suggest that the next MacBook Pro might bring back the removed memory card slot.
Apple-exclusive premium accessory maker Twelve South today released StayGo, a compact and lean USB-C hub featuring legacy Mac notebook ports that Apple took away from us. With StayGo, you can connect up to eight accessories to your computer or tablet, plus power.
It wasn’t long after Apple announced the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros that I went to my local Apple Store to pick one up. The idea of a USB-C-powered Apple tablet fascinated me, and it wasn’t long before I started gathering accessories to augment the iPad Pro experience.
In this piece, I’ll discuss my favorite accessories for my 11-inch iPad Pro. They’re in no specific order, but you will find a mix of first-party and third-party accessories below.
The ultimate tablet deserves the ultimate expansions. While iPad Pro has ditched Lightning I/O for USB-C, a single port won't be enough for some people. For all you road warriors out there, accessory maker Hyper today unveiled the very first USB-C hub for the new Apple tablet.
The renewed bashing continues as Samsung of South Korea on Thursday released three new anti-iPhone ads, part of its current “Ingenius” ad campaign, which poke fun of that infamous iPhone X notch while ridiculing the handset's lack of an SD card slot and split-screen multitasking.
The SD Association, a non-profit organization that sets memory card standards, last week announced SD card 7.0, another major iteration of the ubiquitous standard for non-volatile memory cards, promising data transfer speeds of nearly one gigabyte per second.
CalDigit today unveiled a new version of its well-received Thunderbolt 3 docking station. We put it through its paces, and it's better in almost every way.
LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate, makes some fantastic products. I've used their Rugged Drive (the same one you can say many an Apple Store employee toting around) for years. Recently, I've been using their updated 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock that not only offers plenty of storage, but a multitude of ports and expansion options as well.
Usually we see Thunderbolt 3 devices belong to one of two categories. The first being storage, the second being docking station. There are very few that fall in the middle of that Venn diagram. The CalDigit AV Pro II belongs there, as well as LaCie's 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock.
As per usual, to get the best look at this desktop beast, check out my in-depth video.
Every time you connect an external peripheral to your Mac, such as an SD card, an external hard drive, or a USB flash drive to transfer files, you should safely eject it when you're finished using it.
In this post, we'll talk a little bit about why it's important to follow this process, and we'll also show you various ways of doing it.
Apple released an update for the Apple Music app on the Android platform via the Google Play Store on Wednesday with a much-needed new feature: the ability to save songs from the app to your Android device's removable SD card storage.
Of all the products that I've reviewed as of late, this is one of the ones I've been most excited for. Since getting the iPad Pro and trying to establish a video editing workflow with the extra large tablet, I've run into a few bottlenecks. The most obvious bottleneck has to do with transferring video from an SD Card to the iPad Pro's flash storage.
All of the dongles that I had available were of the USB 2.0 variety, so transfer speeds were horrendously slow when trying to get 4K video files from my Panasonic GH4 to my iPad Pro.
Fortunately, the iPad Pro does support USB 3.0, which results in a much faster file transfer experience—it was just a matter of Apple releasing an accessory that supported the extra throughput. The first accessory to do so is Apple's just-launched update to its Lightning to SD Card Reader. The dongle looks very much like the previous version of the reader that debuted in 2012, but the Late 2015 update has USB 3.0 support in tow.
How is the experience when transferring large files to the iPad Pro with this new reader? Should those of you invested in a video or photo workflow consider dropping the $29.00 asking price for the updated version?