Austin MacWorks Blog: Hardware

Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

Apple’s new iMac Pro has started shipping, and it’s an astonishing machine. Put simply, it’s the most powerful Mac ever, a title it will likely retain until Apple releases a new version of the Mac Pro, promised for sometime in 2018. But for now, what’s special about...

The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2017

It’s that time of year again, when many of us start wracking our brains for gift ideas for our loved ones—or for our own wish lists. If your special someone is an Apple user, we have a few suggestions. Chargers, Cables, and Adapters, Oh My! We know that giving someone...

What Is APFS? Should You Care?

A major change in macOS 10.13 High Sierra is the switch to Apple’s new Apple File System, or APFS. With any luck, you’ll barely notice the change, just as almost no one did earlier this year when Apple updated millions of iOS devices to APFS with iOS 10.3. But let’s...

What the Heck Is Draining My MacBook Battery?

If the charge on your MacBook battery dropping faster than you think it should be, it’s time to look for the culprit. Click the Battery icon in the menu bar and wait a few seconds for the Battery menu to display power information, including which apps are using...

Pricing and Specs for the New MacBook Pro

On October 27, in San Francisco, Apple announced long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. Among the most exciting features of the new computers — available in 13″ and 15″ — is the revolutionary multi-touch Touch Bar, a strip...