MacBook

  • How to Find a Lost iPhone 11 (Or Any Device Running iOS 13)

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    It's no fun to misplace your phone, but Apple has provided a way to track it down and recover it. However, with iOS 13 (& macOS Catalina) their tracking system has gotten a rebrand. "Find my iPhone", "Find my Mac", "Find my iPad", and "Find My Friends" are all now the same app called "Find My". It can be scary to lose your device, so we'll to cut the chase. This is how to track down your lost iPhone using iOS 13 or macOS Catalina:

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  • Best Leather Laptop Cases and Bags from Pad & Quill

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    Simplify trips to the office with our favorite laptop cases and bags. Crafted of classic book-bindery materials and the very best full grain leather, they carry an executive class while keeping you on task and on point. A professional bag and laptop case are essential pieces of equipment for any modern gentleman. Your gear is much more than functional, it's style statement, so finding the right one is essential. From rock climbing to climbing the corporate ladder, we're there for you and so is your bag. Continue reading

  • Best Macbook Cases to Protect Your MacBook From Scratches

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    So you just brought a home a brand new MacBook Pro. You splurged on the Touch Bar and are falling in love with every inch. You set it down on your table, throw it in your backpack or simply stick in on a pedestal. But then one day, tragedy! A scratch! While MacBooks are considered incredibly reliable and scratchproof, nothing replaces a good case for your Macbook to protect it when chaos runs amok. Check out our line of Macbook Cases for every occasion and need to keep your new laptop safe and sound. Continue reading

  • Slim Leather MacBook Bags to Carry Your Macbook Pro In Style

     

    leather MacBook Pro bagLaptops have been through quite a journey. With the introduction of new 2016 MacBook Pro from Apple, we've doubled down on our leather MacBook bags. When a device is as integral as this to your daily life, travel-ready laptop bags are a must. Sadly, carrying your MacBook can become a cumbersome task, especially with all the dongles... Here at Pad & Quill, we've crafted a line of luxury leather laptop bags, folders, and carryalls to help you travel with your laptop easily. Continue reading

  • MacBook Pro Roundup: All You Need to Know About Apple's Newest Tech

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    It’s been close to two years since the last MacBook Pro came out. Or any MacBook beyond that. Two years ago we were still ok with Frozen. We lived blissfully in the comfort of headphone jacks and had just been graced with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. How the times have changed.

    It’s been awhile since we had any new computers and Apple was due. They delivered not one but three. They've killed off the MacBook Air in favor of the Pro line. Why? The MacBook Pro line is thinner and smaller than the Airs... so yay?  We’ve rounded up all the facts you need to know, here. But first, a brief narration by the always wonderful, Jony Ive.

    MacBook Pros and Airs

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    The new Macbook Pro line is available for pre-order now and begins shipping in 2-4 weeks. The retail value will be between $1499-$2399. Both  are looking to be far sharper and improved versions of their older models and will run the newest MacOS Sierra.

    What We Know About the New MacBook Pro Line

    With many comparisons to the Retina display released last year, the MacBook Pro 13 and 15 feature new hardware and programming to set it apart from its successors. Beyond running faster and being thinner, there's plenty of new updates to get excited about. This includes everything from an interactive Touch Bar to 10 hours of battery life.

    OLED Bar A.K.A. The Magic Keyboard

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    Far and above the rest, the OLED bar for the Macbook Pro is it's shining new feature. Named the ‘Touch Bar’ by Apple, it creates an interactive, easy-to-use function line at the top of the keyboard. The Touch Bar will change depending on which application you are using, and is easily adaptable. This is especially important for anyone who works in video/photo editing. You can also send emojis so it's a win-win situation all around.

    Plus if you really hate the Touch Bar, you can purchase the 13" MacBook Pro with regular function keys for $1499.

    Touch ID

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    This opened up the door for Touch ID as well. Paying for items online via Apple Pay and signing into your accounts has never been more secure and easy. If you haven't set up Apple Pay yet, now is the time to do it. With extra security measures, it's one of the safest ways to buy online.

    USB-C Ports and the MacBook Pro

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    It happened with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and now it's happening to the MacBooks. The new laptop is saying goodbye to many of its integral ports. The USB-C ports have survived on, but you will need to purchase an adapter for anything behind that. While the loss of ports may cause a few difficulties, the faster processing capabilities will be worth it. This also means charging will be easier with access to four different ports to charge from.

    The Holly Jolly Timing of the new MacBook Pro Line

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    Still stuck on what to get your loved ones for the holidays. Apple has just a few answers for you. While everyone expected new iPhones and Apple Watches in September, the release of the new MacBooks is perfect timing for holiday gift givers all over. With new processing capabilities, updated software and sleeker appearances, they’ll make any Grinch smile.

    All the MacBook Pros are available to order today.  While you wait to purchase your new laptop, you can pick out a bag, case or sleeve from Pad & Quill to keep it safe and sound once it arrives. Plus, we’ve heard it can make a great incognito wrapping paper for even the most inquisitive of eyes.

  • Sharknado 3 and a Macbook Case

    Mr. PQ has tasked me with promoting our new Luxury Leather Valet and our Cartella Linen bookbindery MacBook case for the ultra sleek Macbook 12 with retina screen. However two problems exist. First, the keyboard on the Macbook has a quirky new keyboard that for all the world sounds like the the tapping of the aliens in the movie Signs. If you don’t think that is distracting then you really ought to revisit that cache of terror and suspense. From what I understand, Apple did this on purpose so folks can hear themselves typing, I just fashioned ear muffs to my tinfoil hat so I’m all good. The other dilemma being that tonight is the global premiere of 'Sharknado 3 Oh Hell No!'. Yes, I too want to be inducted into the “Royal Order of the Golden Chainsaw.” The youngest Quill and I are closet fans of the franchise and pretty much fall off the couch laughing while watching.

    Well, our artisans weren’t tasked with building a 60 mile tower of flames that can burn hotter then the surface of the sun to stop the shark apocalypse, but they were asked to design a luxurious full grain leather valet sleeve that could survive a daily commute on the NYC subway system. Our Cartella Linen moleskin journal style Macbook case has never withstood an alien assault, it has stood up to drops, cycle crashes and a dog named Bear who can’t help but chew anything I’ve touched. So whether you are looking for a rugged, archival quality bookbindery case or a sleek, luxurious leather Valet, Pad & Quill has you covered. Regarding protection from sharks attacking from outer space...well...good luck.

    Kari

    Mrs PQ

     

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