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Before-and-after pics: Guess which one has the steno machine [Setups]


Note the stenography machine in the foreground of this
Note the stenography machine in the foreground of this "after" photo.
Photo: yyzgal@Reddit

In the before-and-after pics of Reddit user yyzgal’s dual-monitor/MacBook Pro setup, guess which one has the stenography machine? Trick question. They both have it.

And it’s what most Redditors admiring the new-and-improved setup wanted to talk about in the comments section of yyzgal’s setup post. Well, that and the Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Puck hidden behind the laptop in the setup’s “after” photo (above).

Blackmagic discontinues eGPU Pro with Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics


Blackmagic eGPU Pro for Mac
The more affordable eGPU is still available ... for now.
Photo: Blackmagic/Cult of Mac

Blackmagic today confirmed to Cult of Mac that its eGPU Pro has been discontinued after AMD dropped its Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics chip.

The eGPU Pro was previously available to purchase from Apple before it was removed from the company’s store last week. You can still buy the more affordable Blackmagic eGPU, but it’s out of stock at the moment.

Sonnet’s new eGPU adds extra muscle to your Mac on the cheap


Breakaway Puck
The eGFX Breakaway Puck can be linked with other eGPUs.
Photo: Sonnet

Mac gamers can finally add more horsepower to their Mac without breaking the bank on an expensive external GPU.

Sonnet unveiled its new eGFX Breakaway Puck today that packs Radeon RX 560 graphics for just $400. This is the cheapest eGPUs we’ve seen yet, making it perfect for MacBook owners that are hampered by the machines’ weak internals.

macOS 10.13.4 lands with eGPU support and business chat in iMessage


A new update is out for the Mac.
Photo: Apple

Mac owners can finally use an external GPU to boost their computing power now that Apple has released macOS 10.13.4 to the public.

The software update has been in beta testing with developers for months and is now available to everyone for the first time. macOS 10.13.4 brings a number of improvements to the Mac, including some updates to iMessages, Safari and more.