MacBook Pro: Too slow and not enough ‘pro’ [Review]

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The new MacBook Pro is here, but is it worth it?
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It’s been four long years since Apple’s last big update to the MacBook Pro lineup. But Apple finally answered our prayers and delivered us the brand new MacBook Pro we’ve been waiting for — or did it?

It’s a beautiful machine with an intriguing new interface element called the Touch Bar. Check out my full MacBook Pro review below for more.

Home security kit will keep you safe (but not your wallet)

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MyFox's wireless home security hardware works well but will cost you a pretty penny.
MyFox's wireless home security hardware works well but will cost you a pretty penny.
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A few years ago, home security systems were a luxury for the rich and famous (or at least the well-off). They could be super-expensive, clunky, and usually had to be installed by a team of security specialists.

But times are changing. As the market becomes flooded with smart home-security systems, they get better and better. A great example: wireless security systems by MyFox.

Keep Up With News In Facebook’s New App “Paper” [Video Review]

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Facebook is reportedly working on a breaking news app to compete with Twitter.
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As Facebook tends to find itself on a decline of popularity, Mark Zuckerberg and the people of Facebook are making valiant efforts to refresh and revive their social networking site. With the introduction of their new app Paper – stories from Facebook, they strive to combine personal and world news together for a seamless enjoyable experience. Will Paper become your new go-to news app?

Take a look at the new Paper app and see what you think.

This is a Cult Of Mac video review of the iOS application “Paper” brought to you by Joshua Smith of “TechBytes W/Jsmith.”

Flappy Bird Developer Succeeds With New App Shuriken Block [Video Review]

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While the smash-hit app Flappy Bird has been removed from the App Store, developer Dong Nguyen has still found success with a few of his other games. Consistently ranking at the top of the app charts how will Nguyen’s new game Shuriken Block rank in your interests?

Take a look at Shuriken Block and see how it compares to the hype and popularity of the late Flappy Bird.

This is a Cult Of Mac video review of the iOS application “Shuriken Block” brought to you by Joshua Smith of “TechBytes W/Jsmith.”