Suggested reads for April 8, 2018

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The best laptop ever made

I recently returned to the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro after a year away.
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I thought it would feel like a downgrade, or like going back in time. I feared that it would feel thick, heavy, and cumbersome. I expected it to just look impossibly old.

It didn’t.

It feels as delightful as when I first got one in 2012. It’s fast, capable, and reliable. It gracefully does what I need it to do. […]
It feels like a professional tool, made by people who love and need computers, at the top of their game.
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It helps us perform our work, rather than adding to our workload.

This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed.

I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist.
Marco Arment, 14 Nov. 2017

Suggested reads for February 12, 2017

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Suggested reads for November 27, 2016

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ARA, the modular phone is coming

After months of insight, whispers, previews and rumors finally the Project ARA – sponsored by Hydra … ehm, Google – his accelerating his coming to shelves and enrolling developers and makers around the world. Ideally is a fascinating project. With lots of promises of freedom… but I am now old enough to doubt the true intentions of Big G.

super sexy vintage computing

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My pal Filippo posted news on this article Historic computers look super sexy → on the Docubyte project on photographing some really vintage original machines at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. Machines that are the prehistory of modern computing, machines that have an undeniable charm even today. Do yourself a favour and see it yourself …

15 Years of Mactracker

Mactracker 1.0 was introduced on May 14, 2001. Over the past 15 years it has grown to become an indispensable tool for enthusiasts, collectors, resellers, service providers, and IT professionals.

Yesterday Mactracker celebrated 15 years [!!!] since it was introduced on the market for Apple users. It is really an indispensable tool in my arsenal when I deal with unknowns Macs sent to me for hardware upgrade or repair, along with information on the original and maximum OS support, or identification for a correct sell (or purchase) through eBay or similar sites.

Today Mactracker database (available for free on your Mac or iOS device) counts more than 700 devices and I can’t recommend it enough if you manage multiple Mac at work or as an hobby…

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