Review: the MacBook Pro is a powerhouse workhorse (at thoroughbred pricing)

Review: the MacBook Pro is a powerhouse workhorse (at thoroughbred pricing)

At one point I thought that the perfect combination of Apple computing gear was a 5K iMac for most of my work and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my “back-up” Mac and laptop replacement for the few times I’m traveling. And, indeed, this does work most of the time, at least for me. But for a lot of folks the best set-up could easily be a new 15-inch MacBook Pro coupled with a 27-inch LG Ultrafine 5K display.

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Connect an LG UltraFine 5K/4K display to a new MacBook Pro and you can enable True Tone

Connect an LG UltraFine 5K/4K display to a new MacBook Pro and you can enable True Tone

A new support article from Apple details the True Tone features of the new MacBook Pro. Surprisingly (to me, at least) you can enable TrueTone on the late, lamented Apple Thunderbolt Display from 2011 (well, if you have a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter that is), as well as the LG UltraFine 5K Display and LG UltraFine 4K Display.

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Happy birthday, iMac — what can we expect next in the all-in-one?

Happy birthday, iMac — what can we expect next in the all-in-one?

Twenty years ago yesterday (May 6) Steve Jobs introduced the iMac, which turned Apple’s fortunes around. The all-in-one desktop has gone through various intriguing redesigns, so what could the tech giant have planned for the future? Here are some possibilities I’m serving up for fun.

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The 12.9-inch iPad Pro/iOS 11 combo has replaced my 12-inch MacBook

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro/iOS 11 combo has replaced my 12-inch MacBook

When the iPad was first announced, I was hoping it would be the perfect companion to my iMac. I envisioned a world where I did the bulk of my work on my desktop, and used the tablet when I was on the go.

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iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to its mobile operating system, bringing new features to the iPhone and iPad this fall. Some of the features are obviously designed to position the latter as a laptop replacement (something Apple's been trying to do lately).

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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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