Review: Three inexpensive MacBook Pro USB-C hubs from QacQoc

Review: Three inexpensive MacBook Pro USB-C hubs from QacQoc

I’d never heard of Chinese accessory manufacturer QacQoc before, but a look at Amazon showed that the company’s surprisingly low-cost MacBook Pro USB-C hubs had garnered some pretty good reviews from buyers. As a result, I decided to try out three of the company’s USB-C hubs as a service to those who have a MacBook Pro and would like a hub that won’t break the bank.

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AWT TV Episode 12: June 19, 2017

AWT TV Episode 12: June 19, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  Visit us online at https://appleworld.today and be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today video channel here on YouTube.

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New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is better, but still has its predecessor’s flaws

New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is better, but still has its predecessor’s flaws

When the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was announced, I decided to replace my 27-inch iMac AND 12-inch MacBook with one machine. After seven months of working with the MB Pro and a LG UltraFine 5K display, I’ve decided to go back to the iMac — one of the new ones. 

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New iMac is the best all-in-one yet — and the best Mac ever

New iMac is the best all-in-one yet — and the best Mac ever

Oh, iMac, I’ve missed you. I thought I could replace you with a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 27-inch LG Ultrafine display. Actually, I did for seven months, but the entire experience just wasn’t as smooth. Plus, the Apple all-in-one’s display is so much more elegant than LG’s monitor.

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Here's the hardware I’m expecting to be unveiled today

Here's the hardware I’m expecting to be unveiled today

The keynote that kicks off Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference will get underway at 10 a.m. (Pacific) today. There’s little doubt we’ll see the next versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS unveiled.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar wins a Display Industry Award

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar wins a Display Industry Award

It may be controversial, but the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has won a Display Industry Award from the Society for Information Display (SID), a professional organization focused on the display industry. The awards are granted to “display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

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Apple patent hints at bezel-free iPhones, iPads and displays with built-in Touch ID

Apple patent hints at bezel-free iPhones, iPads and displays with built-in Touch ID

Apple has been granted three patents that hint at “bezel-free” iPhones and iPads —  such as the anticipated 10.5-inch iPad Pro — and devices with Touch ID built into the screen. For example, patent number 9,652,096 is for “reducing the border area of a device.” 

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Satechi releases new Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter for 2016 MacBook Pros

Satechi releases new Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter for 2016 MacBook Pros

If Apple's reimagined 2016 MacBook Pros have done anything to make an impact, this is it -- they've certainly stimulated the market for third-party accessories that make up for the shortcomings of the entirely Thunderbolt 3/USB-C design. Satechi today released the new Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro 13" and 15", a relative bargain at $99.99.

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