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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week and last, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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A review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar »

A review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a giant progression in the Apple portable line, and there are many exciting new features to consider along with the higher price.

Lee Peterson’s Mac and iOS setup »

Lee Peterson’s Mac and iOS setup

Lee Peterson is a UK-based Technical Consultant for a multinational company by day and freelance technology writer by night, and he also podcasts, writes music, and is an avid photographer.

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How to mute Activity app alerts from your friends »

After picking up the Series 2 Apple Watch, I started adding some friends in the Activity app. One thing that I realized drove me nuts was the constant “updates” from my friends about their activities. I wouldn’t mind an end of the day report, but it would ping me about standing goal updates, etc. Thankfully, the Activity app allows you to mute notifications for individual people.

MacStories: 3D Touch for Power Users »

Ryan Christoffel of MacStories published a piece on the power features of 3D Touch this week that unveiled a couple of neat tricks for me. When 3D Touch was first released, it seemed like a nifty parlor trick with no real usefulness behind it. After a deeper dive into the possible shortcuts, I quickly became hooked on the couple of shortcuts I knew. The ability to clear all of your notifications in Notification Center with only two taps is worth the read alone.

Six Colors: Google Home — Early impressions of an Echo competitor »

Late in 2015, Google shipped their Echo competitor — Google Home. Dan Moren (Six Colors) is a self-proclaimed Echo fan, but acknowledges the merit in checking out the competition. You can read the full piece to learn about the pros and cons of Google’s freshman entry into this space, but it will certainly be exciting to see how to digital personal assistant market grows through 2017 and beyond.

Daylite: Business Productivity App Exclusively for the Mac & iOS (Sponsored) »

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