Apple will reportedly refresh its MacBook Pro notebook line with full-size function keys in place of the Touch Bar, a feature providing dynamic app shortcuts that no one uses.
One of the signature features of Apple’s high-end MacBook Pros is the Touch Bar — that thin and touch-sensitive OLED strip just above the keyboard that encompasses Touch ID and dynamic controls for interfacing with the operating system.
If you needed another proof that Apple will finally swap the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar feature for a standard function row of keys along with a physical Escape key, here it is...
Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it.
Microsoft's marketing department is once again exploiting the fact that Apple doesn't seem interested in making a touchscreen Mac so it's put together a new ad. In it, the Windows maker pits the Surface Pro 8 against Apple's freshly-updated MacBook Pro featuring Apple silicon.
The checkra1n team is best known for its checkm8 bootrom exploit-based jailbreak tool for A9-A11 devices. But those closely following outspoken members of the team on Twitter, namely Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiopz), likely took note of some particularly interesting teasers Tweeted Tuesday morning and afternoon.
A series of images shared by Todesco himself appear to depict checkra1n-centric hacks being deployed and displayed on a MacBook Pro’s OLED Touch Bar:
Twitter for Mac hasn't supported the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar for long, but the latest update for the app brings with it improved support.
Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to quickly switch between macOS's dark and light themes by adding a dedicated toggle for Dark Mode to the Touch Bar of your Mac.
Twitter today issued an update to its Catalyst-based Mac app that brings (very basic) support for Touch Bar shortcuts on Mac models that have one, as well as support for the new Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina that lets the app run on an iPad acting as an external display.
Follow iDownloadBlog’s step-by-step tutorial to learn how to add Automator workflows that are saved as Quick Actions to the Touch Bar of your Mac. Doing so will let you easily run your favorite macOS automation shortcuts at any time because they’ll be just two taps away.
The software that makes your Mac's Touch Bar work can also crash, become unresponsive, or misbehave to prevent you from using your favorite Touch Bar shortcuts. Should that ever happen to you, don't you worry a thing because you can easily fix a frozen Touch Bar on your Mac notebook, and we show you how.
Apple today refreshed the MacBook Air and Pro with updated hardware while lowering the MacBook Air price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students.