TechBytes is a weekly dose of tech news 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! We are now back to regularly scheduled programming with a PC Throwback!
Boy oh boy! Last week really looked like a PC throwback, to be honest. Despite all the new things that was shown, Apple and Microsoft basically showed new versions of a PC. It is insane! Microsoft announced the new set of Surface products: an upgraded Surface Book, the Surface Dial which looks dead simple, and the Surface Studio. Wow. The Surface Studio is the most innovative gadget that Microsoft has put out in recent years! Even though they lost in mobile, they clearly dominate the PC market. This is pure proof of that.
Meanwhile, Apple announced new MacBook Pros! Even though it still looks like the previous models, the new MacBook Pros offer a new way to interact with a laptop: the OLED Touch Bar. The Touch Bar replaces the standard function keys. The cool thing about it is that the controls on the Touch Bar change depending on what app is shown on the screen! I find this more useful because it’s nice to have controls that fit the app you’re on.
Despite the neat changes and the sheer industrial design of the new MacBook Pros, I think that Microsoft won. It’s one thing to put a Touch display near the keyboard. I think it’s better that Microsoft brought a new take of an existing concept that’s specifically made for creative professionals. At first glance, Apple offered the best laptop experience that they have. The problem is that Apple may have confused a lot of people. People think that Apple doesn’t know who the new MacBook Pros are for. Good thing that there’s a rumor floating around on lowering the MacBook Pro prices. All I know is that I’m holding on to my Air for at least another year. Also, Windows has already failed me.
Stories on the Blog
After spending 3 weeks with it, I give my full thoughts on the Globe Tattoo LTE Mobile WiFi! If you’re looking for a great WiFi device with LTE, then check this out.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is arriving in the Philippines on November 11!
Here’s everything you need to know about it here.
In the latest episode of Blogger Banters, Carlo and I aim to get Ramzy a new girlfriend!
Oh, and Carlo tell his stories while he was in Vigan!
Featured Tech Videos
One of my go-to websites, The Verge, just got a fresh new design throughout the entire brand.
Watch this to find out more. Oh, visit their website. It really looks dope.
This one just has to be here! MKBHD just had a little chat with Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi!
Here’s an unboxing of the new 13″ MacBook Pro! This one’s without the Touch Bar.
Stories Around the Web
(I’m trying out something as to which link gets clicked more often. We’ll see if clickbait really works.)
That’s it for this week’s edition of TechBytes! Do you like the format now or you want previous formats? PLEASE let me know in the comments below!