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  • We rank the 3 best and most beautiful Apple MacBooks of all time - We want to do a fun exercise. We want to rate from best to worst the MacBook product suite of Apple. As a product reviewer, we analyze a product from multiple dimensions on a regular basis. In all of years of existence, the MacBook has caused the most controversy and...
  • 9 highlights from Snapchat CEO’s 6000-word leaked memo on survival - Evan Spiegel is someone who got a little bit lucky. His parents were high ranking members of the venture capital society in the Bay area. When he came up with his idea for Snapchat, they knew all of the right people to help him have his project take off. People...
  • Ask not for whom the bell Troncs — it Troncs for Tronc - There are a bunch of different newspaper that are out there. In the United States, these papers are so crucial for many reasons. They play a huge part in politics and getting people to fall on one side or the other. As a result, there is a ton of money...
  • Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook - There are a bunch of reasons as to why people are a little bit skeptical about Facebook. There are big privacy concerns and there are a lot of reasons as to why people do not trust it. Instagram is owned by Facebook and as a result, the two are inherently...
  • San Francisco wants more data about gig economy workers - There are a lot of reasons as to why San Francisco is becoming way too over populated. It is a city that is attracting a lot of talented people and there are many who wish to work there. There is an allure to the city and all of the technological...

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We rank the 3 best and most beautiful Apple MacBooks of all time

Blog8 - We rank the 3 best and most beautiful Apple MacBooks of all time

We want to do a fun exercise. We want to rate from best to worst the MacBook product suite of Apple. As a product reviewer, we analyze a product from multiple dimensions on a regular basis. In all of years of existence, the MacBook has caused the most controversy and debates in terms of value for price.

Hence, we decided to carefully assess Apple’s MacBook portfolio to see which ones are really worth it. We use multiple parameters to judge the concept of “Value for money”. At the end of the day, it is unrealistic to expect an Apple product to be priced at the levels of an Acer or a Fujitsu. This assessment is purely a comparison within the Apple family.

After all, the MacBook is in production only because of the obvious advantages it has to offer our traditional counterparts. The MacBook is simplistic, user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. The MacOS has been rated by many developers and engineers to be one of the best Operating Systems in the market.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (without Touch Bar)

The MacBook Pro 13-inch is undisputedly the champion in the MacBook family. Ask anyone who owns an Apple laptop and they would agree. It is sleek and beautiful to hold against your arm. The sleekness doesn’t come at any cost, as performance and graphics-wise the laptop quite good as well. The reason why we rank this ahead of its counterpart with the touch bar is purely the cost factor.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (with Touch Bar)

You know the features of this one. If we had neglected the cost factor, this model is the best. Period. Unfortunately, Apple decided to price this one at an incredible $2,700, pricing it out of the hands of the common man. The MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar has the largest screen and the speediest processing, without compromising on its sleekness and light-weightedness.

MacBook Air

Budget buyers should go for this one. Well, when we say budget buyers we mean budget buyers of Apple products. Priced at $1,000, this is the cheapest in the market. And yet, it offers the standard Apple features of simplicity, ease of use and excellent graphics.

Do you agree with our rankings? Feel like we have missed out on something? Do let us know. Apple, being a global leader in the space of laptops, smartphones and wearables, and home to some of the best Apps, can often cause heated and passionate debates within its community of fans and users. That is what makes this such as fun exercise!

9 highlights from Snapchat CEO’s 6000-word leaked memo on survival

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Evan Spiegel is someone who got a little bit lucky. His parents were high ranking members of the venture capital society in the Bay area. When he came up with his idea for Snapchat, they knew all of the right people to help him have his project take off. People have great ideas all of the time but they do not have the financial backing to take their thing to the next level of popularity for all.

Key Takeaways:

  • As many people are using this particular platform, there comes a level of responsibility from management.
  • Being able to understand how the young demographic is feeling is so important to them.
  • Though he is the leader of one of the largest platforms on Earth, he is a human.

“Spiegel shows great maturity here, admitting to impatient strategic moves and outlining a cohesive path forward. There’s no talk of Snapchat ruling the social app world here. He seems to understand that’s likely out of reach in the face of Instagram’s competitive onslaught.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/chat-not-snap/

Ask not for whom the bell Troncs — it Troncs for Tronc

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There are a bunch of different newspaper that are out there. In the United States, these papers are so crucial for many reasons. They play a huge part in politics and getting people to fall on one side or the other. As a result, there is a ton of money that is being thrown at these newspapers and the businesses that come with them. For that reason, people are very protective over their papers and the information they spew.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a ton of reasons as to why someone would want own a particular newspaper.
  • If you are the sole owner of a newspaper, you can release the information that you want to.
  • There are a lot of old timers that are involved in this type of business for many reasons.

“Soon, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, The New York Daily News and various others, will revert back to the Tribune Publishing Co.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/ask-not-for-whom-the-bell-troncs-it-troncs-for-tronc/

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

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There are a bunch of reasons as to why people are a little bit skeptical about Facebook. There are big privacy concerns and there are a lot of reasons as to why people do not trust it. Instagram is owned by Facebook and as a result, the two are inherently linked forever. There are now ways for Instagram to know where you are due to location history on the app. It is becoming very important to users.

Key Takeaways:

  • Instagram is owned by the larger company and as a result, they can be linked in many ways.
  • If you do not want people knowing where you are, then simply turn off your location services.
  • Mobile phones are great but there have been some massive concerns for privacy issues in recent years.

“This commingling of data could upset users who want to limit Facebook’s surveillance of their lives.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/instagram-location-history/

San Francisco wants more data about gig economy workers

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There are a lot of reasons as to why San Francisco is becoming way too over populated. It is a city that is attracting a lot of talented people and there are many who wish to work there. There is an allure to the city and all of the technological advancements that many in the city are making. As a result, the traffic getting in and out is getting to be absolutely insane. It is like New York.

Key Takeaways:

  • As for driving into the city, it is so difficult because of the amount of people that are there.
  • As time continues to go, the city itself is just building up as space runs out and more people move in.
  • People are just trying to make a living of their own in this area and it is getting difficult.

“A significant concern in the city of San Francisco is traffic caused by all of these services. Earlier this year, San Francisco ranked fifth in the world for the worst traffic congestion.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/san-francisco-wants-more-data-about-gig-economy-workers/

VP Pence calls on Google to end work on a search engine for China

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Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s right hand man. He is the vice president and with that, he has a lot of power. Sure, he does not have the same influence or power that the President does, but he is influential in his own right. With that being said, Pence thinks that Google is fighting a losing battle with their attempts to enter China. China does not want Google within its country and that will not change.

Key Takeaways:

  • VP Mike Pence did not hesitate to call out search giant, Google, when he called on that company to end its work on a search engine for China.
  • Google’s search engine project, the Dragonfly, aims to produce a search engine app that favors Chinese censoring of media and sites.
  • VP Mike Pence also called China out by claiming it is undermining the US political system by interfering in the 2018 midterm elections.

“Google drama aside, Pence’s tough talk on China might be politically expedient bluster, but it’s not without irony: The Trump administration has repeatedly expressed its outright contempt for a free press, a hallmark of an aggressively restrictive government like China.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/mike-pence-google-dragonfly/

OnePlus takes just 45 days to bring Android 9 Pie to the OnePlus 6

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The Android 9 Pie is a new phone that is looking to make a name for itself. Though most people in the world know about Androids and the company, very few people want one over an iPhone. iPhone’s seem to be the holy grail of phones for now and the near future as Apple has such a large foot hole of the market. If Android is able to keep using things like OnePlus, they could see a big reaction.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a lot of phone companies that are trying to step up their game in recent months.
  • Trying to compete with Apple and their products is very difficult for many companies out there.
  • The bottom line is that companies, such as Samsung, need to be smarter in their marketing approach.

“This might sound pretty slow compared to the millions of users that just got iOS 12 on launch day, but for Android, anything under three months is pretty good!”

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/09/the-oneplus-6-gets-its-official-android-9-pie-update/

Now you can listen to Audible on your Apple Watch

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Apple’s latest wacthOS 5 upgrade allows you to sync and listen to audiobooks from your Audible account on your iPhone onto your iWatch. The update doesn’t let you stream audiobooks from third person apps, so be sure you use Bluetooth to transfer each audiobook from your phone. This can sometimes take a while if you’re doing it with a longer audiobook, but it’s worth it because you can then listen to that book directly from your watch without fumbling through your pockets for your phone.

Key Takeaways:

  • With the newest version of watchOS 5, you can transfer audiobooks from your phone to your watch, although you cannot stream them from third party apps.
  • You have to use Bluetooth to transfer audiobooks from Audible on your iPhone, and for longer ones, this may involve some waiting.
  • Despite the wait times and limitations, this capability is still well worth it because it lets you listen to audiobooks without having to fish your phone out of your pocket.

“The latest Audible update brings the app to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to your audiobooks and podcasts without an iPhone.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17884478/apple-watch-audible-watchos-5-audiobooks

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid

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United States and Russia are not the only two countries that are trying to get into space. Sure, those are the two powerhouses in the world but there are others who are trying as well. Now, Asian powerhouse, Japan is trying to get involved what is deemed as the “Space Race.” There are sending out missions to the solar system and they are having some success. Recently, their Hayabusa 2 mission was able to land on an asteroid.

Key Takeaways:

  • The United States and Russia are not the only ones that are interested in space.
  • There are other smart countries out there that are trying to get ahead by seeing what is in space.
  • Japan is one the most innovative countries in the world with their technological approach.

“That destination is an asteroid in an orbit between the Earth and Mars named Ryugu. Ryugu is designated “Type C,” meaning it is thought to have considerable amounts of water and organic materials, making it an exciting target for learning about the possibilities of extraterrestrial life and the history of this (and perhaps other) solar systems.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/21/japans-hayabusa-2-mission-lands-on-the-surface-of-a-distant-asteroid/

Sennheiser and Magic Leap are partnering to develop spatial audio products

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Sennheiser, the German company most associated with producing high fidelity headphones, has announced that it will develop audio accessories for Magic Leap’s newly unveiled augmented reality platform. Sennheiser will be part of Magic Leap’s “Works with Magic Leap” program, that exists to ensure that certified accessories will work with their augmented reality headset. Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset is in it’s early days of release, thus the number of available apps is not particularly compelling. This will hopefully improve over time as developer’s get access to the platform and begin to exploit its features.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sennheiser is joining Magic Leap’s program that ensures that accessories and tools works with its headsets as expected.
  • Sennheiser’s speakers presently deliver audio through its headset’s built-in speakers or via headphones connected to the headphone jack.
  • Magic Leap has created an augmented reality (AR) headset for developers and it is touted as early days for the product.

“The headphone and audio gear company announced today that it’s partnering with Magic Leap to develop spacial audio accessories for the AR headset’s platform.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/21/17887346/sennheiser-magic-leap-audio-accessory