Microsoft’s new Surface Book and 13″ Retina MacBook Pro: two faces of the same medal


Something that Apple does great is designing software and hardware to work together. It’s a well known fact that finds proof every now and then like in the iPhone 6s that, although it has less powerful hardware on paper compared to other recent smartphone, it delivers much sleeker performance.

The MacBook Pro lineup received a dramatic update back in 2012 with the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro: soon after the 13″ model was fitted with a Retina display, becoming one of the most notorious Macs around. Notebooks of the same class actually had to compete with a formidable opponent. These notebooks had the disadvantage of running all the same OS and none of them was truly optimized like the MacBook.

Credits due where they’re due, Microsoft made quite an impressive job in releasing their first ever notebook that ships with their newest operative system Windows 10, and it seems to give a run for the money to the 13″ MacBook Pro. Read More…

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus #chipgate is this year’s hoax, just like the precedent…


It has become a trend; while Apple announces record sales for the new iPhones, there has to be somebody who’s ready to point the finger at everything that might not be working properly. The iPhone 6 bendgate has been demonstrated to be an overly exaggerated reaction to somebody who liked to try bending their device, which is definitely not a smart thing to do. For those who complained about the iPhone bending in their pockets, consider you are on the Internet: you do not know what the user had done with the phone itself. There are many who simply seek a short burst of popularity, and most of the Web surfers are easy to take sides. Read More…

History of an ill-starred, mid-2012 15″ Retina MacBook Pro that used to have throttling & video issues


Nothing is perfect, we all know that. There’s nobody in here who didn’t experience at least once how’s it like to have a malfunctioning computer. That’s definitely my case: I had countless hardware failures throughout the years with all kinds of computers, even though my trusty 15″ Retina MacBook Pro, year 2012, has a story that deserves to be told. The first iteration of Macs that shipped with a Retina display had its own share of troubles, some even recognized by Apple. Honestly I wasn’t expecting Apple to “fail” that much while assembling my computer: anyway, I was expecting even less the exceptional treatment I received by Apple’s Support. Read More…

The iPhone 6S’ 2GB of RAM do wonders compared to previous generations

As a rule of thumb, nowadays any computer should be fitted with at least 8GB of RAM to ensure a smooth experience as it gets older. Smartphones on the other side are much smaller and less powerful than a fully fledged computer: as a result, they don’t need as much power.

Anyway, up until the iPhone 6, all the iterations of iPhone lineup did never go beyond the 1 GB of RAM. The 4S, which is currently the oldest supported iPhone to date, has 512 MB which are hardly enough to carry the burden of the newest iOS. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus truly changed everything that’s inside the device: 3D Touch, 4K video recording, faster performance, you name them… RAM included. Read More…

iPad Pro: the latest iteration of hybrid notebooks aimed at professionals


If we’d start by simply listing the specifications of the new iPad Pro you might just say “hey, isn’t that a notebook?“. A cover that works also like a hardware keyboard, 12,9″ Retina Display that houses even more pixels than a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro, 4  audio speakers that adapt to the device’s orientation to provide the best sound possible, a CPU that’s desktop class, same goes for the GPU, El Capitan-like multitasking, up to 128GB flash. Only the 3D Touch screen may hint you that we’re speaking about a tablet.

An iPad for professionals

While the iPad Air has not been updated, the new iPad Pro isn’t meant for the everyday user, and probably not even ideal to be carried around unless it can replace your notebook. The 12,9″ display is that big, about the size of a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina’s clamshell, just thicker to house all the horsepower and light enough to be held with one hand.

Also for the first time ever, Apple came up with its own keyboard that folds with the cover and a stylus named Apple Pencil specifically made for the iPad Pro that’s sensible to different kind of pressures and inclinations to further enhance tasks like creative drawing. Multitasking allows side-by-side applications seamlessly, and the wide display fits a fully sized keyboard just like laptop ones. Read More…


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