This short guide provides a three-step process for cleaning your laptop. Special care is needed for cleaning the various surfaces of your laptop safely to minimize the chance of accidentally damaging your computer.
You may not be in middle school anymore, or even college, but that doesn't mean you can't use a refresh with some new items to get your head in the game for Autumn. This is the season of change and work ramps up, so getting ready for work shouldn't actually feel like work. We've rounded up our top picks oriented toward functionality, productivity, and they look fantastic. Get ready to turn some heads in the office this Fall!
Have a special someone in your life, but not sure what to get them? Our handcrafted leather goods are a great way to add a personal touch to special events and holidays. The finest leather goods are up for pre-order and order now! They'll head out as soon as the next business day. Plus, if you happen to pick one or two up for yourself, we won't tell. ;)
More often than not cleaning your MacBook feels like a chore. But if you've spilled a cup of coffee over the keyboard or had some grimy fingers on the screen, keeping your MacBook clean is a must. While MacBook cleaning is critical, having a case to protect it is even more important. That's why we love our line of MacBook cases designed to keep your computer clean for years to come.
So you splurged on that brand new MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar called and you answered. Plus you heard that the battery life was improving and you’d be able to trek just about anywhere without your charger, including the hipster coffee shops with no outlets. But you started to notice something. At first, you attributed it to just high usage... but no, your MacBook was indeed dying faster than it takes your latte to cool.
Don’t give up hope and throw your MacBook back into the black lagoon. We’ve searched far and wide to find you the best tips to keep your MacBook Pro battery running long enough to actually get to finish the latest episode of Westworld and live tweet your way along to boot.
Posted: November 23, 2016
So you’ve brought home a brand new MacBook Pro. Now, what? While Apple’s laptops are known for being user-friendly, there’s a whole host of MacBook Pro tips and tricks waiting to be discovered. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite tips and tricks so you’ll be almost as competent as your favorite TV hacker. No cool music or crime labs required.
The magic toolbar. That weird touchy thingy. Revolutionary tech. All words used to describe the Touch Bar for MacBook Pro released by Apple in October. While gorgeous in design many were left wondering what functionality it would serve. The MacBook Touch Bar offers great opportunities for anyone working in the creative field. It also, offers plenty of great features for the casual user. We’ve scoured our favorite sources and found some of the best insider knowledge to help you in getting the most out of Apple’s latest tech.
Posted: November 17, 2016
With the release of macOS Siri via the Sierra update, users noticed the ability to enable the helpful little voice on their MacBooks. While Siri for the iPhone is useful, it’s full of problems from misunderstanding questions to shorting out, it has its benefits.
How To Install and Use Siri for MacOS
Before you read the rest of this article, it’s best to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of MacOS, Sierra. It will take around 45 minutes to download so whether you're stuck in an airport or binging Netflix, give yourself some time to be laptop free. You can get the link to download here.
After you have set up MacOS Sierra, simply enable Siri when prompted and you’ll be on your way. Your shortcut key will be automatically set to ‘command-space’ but you can easily edit this to whatever you’d like via Preferences.
Siri for MacOS does not yet support voice activation like the iPhone. However, MacWorld has a handy guide here to help you set up the ‘Hey Siri’ method via the Accessibility section.
How to use MacOS Siri
But after all this work, what really is the point of having Siri on your MacBook. Siri makes sense for your iPhone when hands-free activity is needed. Holding kids, driving,
Laptops 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.
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
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.