• Apple MacBook Pro 2016 are pricey: Here is what you will pay additional for accessories

    Apple Macbook Pro 2016 finds the exit of the HDMI port, MagSafe 2, USB ports, Thunderbolt 2 and SD card slot
    The new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks are out, and start at $1,499. Unlike the last generation of the MacBook Pro, the 2016 one has all new ports. The new series of the MacBook Pro sees the exit of the MagSafe 2 power adapter, HDMI port, SDXC card slot and Thunderbolt 2 ports. Instead, the new generation MacBook Pro now comes with four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
    What this means for the consumers who have been invested in the Apple ecosystem is they will have to buy a whole range of new accessories compatible with the new MacBook Pro generation. And obviously, these accessories are going to cost you a lot.

    If you have been a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air user in the past, you probably have a few MagSafe 2 power adap…

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  • Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2016: Price, specifications and features

    Apple’s0 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar launched on October 27, and will take a couple of weeks to ship in India
    At its event on October 27, Apple unveiled its newest MacBook Pro, which is the thinnest and the lightest one yet. The new MacBook Pro has seen the exit of the function key on the keyboard, which is replaced by a new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display – known as the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro also sees the integration of a larger Force Touch trackpad.  The new Touch ID feature on the MacBook Pro allows users to quickly unlock the Mac and use Apple Pay on the web.
    Apple claims the new MacBook Pro features the company’s ‘brightest and most colourful Retina display yet’ with 500 nits of brightness, which the company claims is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 per cent thinner compa…

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  • Microsoft launches updated Surface Book with 16-hour battery at $2,399

    Microsoft’s upgraded Surface Book comes with Intel Core i7 processor, twice the graphics performance and 16-hour battery life (Source: Reuters)
    Microsoft has refreshed its Surface Book portfolio with 30 per cent more battery life and double the graphics performance. At its October event, Microsoft announced upgraded Surface Book which is the most powerful version ever produced. Microsoft is calling the new device – Surface Book i7 – clearly denoting the use of Intel’s Core i7 processor. Microsoft’s updated Surface Book features NVIDIA’s GTX 965M GPU capable of pushing 1.9 teraflops of graphics performance. Microsoft says it redesigned the cooling system in order to allow the processor and GPU work in full force. Microsoft is also touting the battery life upgrade to 16 hours – which definitely means all day battery lif…

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  • KeyMission 80

    Courtesy of Nikon Canada

    At the recent Photokina show in Germany, Nikon surprised everyone by launching neither a new DSLR nor a DL-series enthusiast compact camera. Instead, Nikon announced a series of small-sensor cameras in the new KeyMission line. These included the KeyMission 360 (optimized for VR), the KeyMission 170 (GoPro-style action camera), and the odd little KeyMission 80. The KeyMission 80 looks nothing like a conventional action camera; it looks more like a box of matches with a lens stuck to the front. Nikon describes it as a “lifestyle camera” (as opposed to an action camera), and I was curious if this little camera was actually something I would bring around with me day to day.

    Much like a  smartphone, the KeyMission 80 features two lenses and sensors. The larger lens on the front is a 24-mm equivalent with a fast f/2 aperture. This is where the KeyMission 80 gets its name, as this delivers an 80-degree field of view. Behind the lens is a compact-camera-sized 1/2.3” 12-megapixel sensor. The rear camera has a slightly wider 22-mm equivalent f/2.2 lens (for selfies, of course!) and a much smaller 1/5” sensor. The only controls on the camera itself are a shutter button…

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