A developer has created a $5 device powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero called Poison Tap that can hack into Macs which are password protected. Besides having physical access to the computer in question, the only other pre-requisite of the device is that a web browser must already be running on it.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is soon hitting store shelves, and iFixit has already gotten its hands on the 13-inch model for a customary teardown. The teardown reveals some interesting tidbits, like a fixed SSD and speaker grilles that are purely cosmetic.
A lot of people were upset with Apple for removing the physical escape key from the new MacBook Pro to make room for its fancy Touch Bar and Touch ID, but the company has taken some steps to ensure the virtual ESC key is easy to hit for touch typists.
Apple is reportedly placing “aggressive” orders for its new MacBook Pro to meet high demand from consumers. It’s thought strong shipments will last until the end of 2016, with Apple optimistic about sales during the fourth quarter.
The iPhone 7 comes with a USB-A to Lightning cable in the box. The new MacBook Pros only have a USB-C port. There’s no way Apple is switching out the Lightning port in the iPhone to USB-C any time soon (iOS is a closed, secure platform and Lightning is a key to keeping it that way). Neither are we going to see a Lightning connector on the MacBook any time soon (not nearly as versatile as the USB-C port). So that raises the question, how do you charge your iPhone with the new MacBook Pros.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee got a chance to speak to Apple software chief Craig Federighi following the company’s “Hello again” keynote on Thursday. Federighi explained what made the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar possible this year, hopes for Touch ID on Mac, and more.
Apple chief Phil Schiller has defended the MacBook Pro’s high price tag following its unveiling on Thursday. Schiller, who featured in an interview for CNET alongside Jony Ive and Craig Federighi, said Apple designs “for the experience.”
Apple has reportedly teamed up with an Australian startup to bring E Ink keyboards to its 2018 MacBook lineup. The new keyboards will have the ability to display any alphabet, plus special characters and emoji, according to sources familiar with the plans.
New PC shipping estimates for the third quarter of 2016 highlight the need for Apple to deliver new Macs soon. Just like many PC makers, Apple saw its shipments slide by 13.4 percent during Q3 as fans await new models with Intel’s latest processors, faster graphics, and new features.