Why Face ID for MacBooks is long overdue [Opinion]

By

Face ID on MacBook
Face ID on a MacBook is an even better fit than with iPhone or iPad.
Photo: Apple/Cult of Mac

Apple’s facial-recognition system debuted on the iPhone and later expanded to the iPad. It’s high time Apple brought Face ID to the MacBook line, too.

There are people who aren‘t fans of Face ID because they’ve only used it on on iPhone. Don’t fall into that trap. It’s genuinely a better fit for the iPad and even more suited for a MacBook.

Apple massively upgrades Logic Pro X for Mac Pro

By

Logic Pro X on 2019 Mac Pro
Only the upcoming Mac Pro can handle everything the new Logic Pro X version has to offer.
Photo: Apple

The latest update to Apple’s software for music pros has a specific target machine: the 2019 Mac Pro. Running on Apple’s recently-announced desktop, Logic Pro X 10.4.5 can handle more processing threads and plug-ins than ever before.

Mac Pro’s monster price tag is actually a steal

By

Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro drew a lot of attention in the demo room.
Photo: Apple

WWDC 2019 bug That outrage you’re feeling over the cost of Apple’s new Mac Pro is your first clue this computer is not for you.

In fact, it’s not a computer, it’s a workstation. And for those who work in jobs requiring fast, sophisticated set-ups, the new Mac Pro — even once they pay for all the beefy components — comes with a fair price tag.

How new Mac Pro borrows from Apple’s best designs

By

Mac Pro cheese grater
Trump calls for homemade components instead.
Photo: Apple

WWDC 2019 bug It’s obvious that the new Mac Pro, unveiled this week during Apple’s WWDC keynote, is a reboot of the venerable Power Mac G5, a machine released in 2003 that featured a distinctive “cheese grater” grille.

Aside from looks, there are many similarities to the G5, plus a couple of ideas from other older Apple machines. Here are some of the clearest design influences on the new Mac Pro.