TechBytes is a weekly dose of tech gathered into one post! I will be putting articles that I’ve written from the past few days, related articles from various sites in the web, and tech videos! This week, I mostly react to the MacBook Pro backlash!
Apple is facing backlash from their loyal professional customers lately. The new MacBook Pro isn’t met with the same praise as its predecessors. Apple decided to use USB-C, the next generation of USB that is reversible! Of all the things it can do, adopting a similar behavior as the Lightning cable is great! (Thanks, Apple!) Despite its goodness, Apple also decided to remove the rest of the ports (except the headphone jack). This means that people have to buy dongles for them to use their current stuff.
I know that Apple tends to do this from time to time (goodbye to the iPhone’s headphone jack), but it would be nice if they provided a dongle with the MacBook Pro. Perhaps a free multiport adapter?
Because of that backlash, Apple put discounts on all of their USB-C adapters (until the end of the year). I personally don’t know if this would ease that backlash, but I hope it will eventually.
I hope that the MacBook Pro price drop rumor will come true.
Stories on the Blog
This story pertains to the blog itself. I am happy to tell you that I am a Finalist for this year’s Best Cebu Technology Blogger at the Best Cebu Blogs Awards! Read more about it here! Even though I started this blog over a year ago, I am humbled to receive this nomination. Thank you to all who nominated and read this blog! I appreciate everything that has happened. Shout out to the #HIBsters!
Yes, I posted this on last week’s TechBytes. Good thing that I updated this post to show the official pricing from Beyond the Box and Smart! Check out that on the post NOW! It’s coming out on Friday, November 11!
On this week’s episode of Blogger Banters, we finally have GUESTS! We discuss what our weeks were at length, including an intriguing story on someone’s trip to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand! (COMING SOON! Will update the post to include the link.)
On the latest episode of the Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Dan Seifert discuss the MacBook Pro, Google Home, and The Verge turning 5!
On the latest Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt Mossberg and Nilay discuss in-depth on the Google Home and MacBook Pro (without the Touch Bar).
Here’s a new one! On Too Embarrassed to Ask, a podcast from Recode (sister site of The Verge), Lauren Goode and Kara Swisher talk with Joanna Stern on the new MacBook Pros. Wow. More on the MacBook Pros.
Stories Around the Web
(Same as last week, just titles. Go run with it. This week’s list is a depressing one.)
(I have always wondered about this. Why have I found this article just NOW? This was posted on October 2010! Sheesh.)
(Let’s see if you’re good at this. Tweet me @uttrlyrndmtchie as to what your score is. Mine’s 20.)
(Breaking protocol here, but this article’s a good one. Sick burn on Apple. I tend to agree here and I’m an Apple fanboy. Whoop dee doo.)
(It sucks that this review got overshadowed by the insane MacBook Pro backlash, but oh well.)
(If this is a bigger P9, then this should be good.)
That’s it for this week’s edition of TechBytes! Are you buying the new MacBook Pro? Do you like the new format of TechBytes or you want the one before? PLEASE let me know in the comments below!