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How Useful Is the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro?

Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pros from last year received a fair share of flak from Mac loyalists. Major complaints included removal of the SD card slot, using futuristic-but-mostly-incompatible-today USB Type-C ports, and flaky real-world battery life. Power users sighed at Apple’s focus on a thinner design instead of drastically better performance (the maximum RAM capacity is… read more »

5 Things to Know Before Replacing a MacBook With the Surface Laptop

Microsoft interestingly chose an education-focused event to launch the newest member of the Surface series of computers: the Surface Laptop. It was interesting because almost everything about the Surface Laptop spells premium; from the laser-cut Alcantara material that wraps the keyboard and trackpad, to feats like implementing the thinnest LCD touch module in a laptop… read more »

Enter to Win Apple’s Latest Masterpiece: The MacBook Pro Giveaway

This giveaway is brought to you by our friends at StackSocial. The new 13″ MacBook Pro can handle video editing, word processing, intense gaming, and almost anything else you throw at it. This impressive piece of machinery is normally priced at $ 1,799 — but one lucky person will get it free, courtesy of MakeUseOf… read more »

Are Cheap MacBook Adapters Safe or Worth It?

When you need to replace your MacBook charger, there are plenty of options other than an $ 85 official one. But is buying a third-party adapter a good idea? They’re definitely cheaper, but are they safe? I did some research to find out and the answer, as you might expect, is a little complicated. Why MacBook… read more »

Microsoft Pays You to Ditch Your MacBook for a Surface

Microsoft really wants you to buy a Surface device. So much so it’s willing to take that old MacBook off your hands in exchange for cold, hard cash. Or, more specifically, some money off the price of a new Surface. Microsoft will give you up to $ 650 off the price of a new Surface… read more »

Win a Shiny New Apple Laptop in Our Mega MacBook Giveaway!

This giveaway is sponsored by our partner, StackSocial. There is never a bad time to upgrade your laptop. From speeding up work to playing the latest games, shiny new hardware just makes things better. To help cut the cost, we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a new 12-inch MacBook, complete with… read more »

MacBook Trackpad Not Working? Some Troubleshooting Tips

It doesn’t matter how much money you might have spent on a tech device, things can and do go wrong. One of the most common complaints among MacBook users is a malfunctioning trackpad. Whether the mouse has stopped moving, clicking does nothing, or the touch gestures aren’t behaving as expected, there are lots of potential… read more »

MacBook Keyboard Covers: Should You Buy One?

Like many MacBook accessories, keyboard covers are a bit of an unknown: they seem like a good idea, but for less than $ 10, how good can they really be? Will they make your computer more useful, or just make typing terrible? There are a lot of questions you might have about these covers, so we’ve done some… read more »