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Blind Bargains Qast 162: MacBook AirRoboros


Those rumors of Apple holding another hardware event were true as the company pulled back the curtain on new iPads, a Mac mini refresh and a beefier MacBook Air. BBQ Crew Regular Shelly Brisbin
Is back to discuss the latest in MacLand. She joins J.J and Joe in deciphering what features stand out the most amongst the now multiple offerings in the Apple product catalog. Joe and Shelly even get a chance to give their takes on newly purchased Apple hardware featured from the previously covered September event
as well.

Discussion Topic: Apple s October 2018 Hardware Event

Once again, we observe the wrap-up show format. And by that we mean there is a pile of articles listed below that provided some additional context to our confusion, and conversation, about what just arrived on the pages of the Apple Store.

Apple iPad Pro and MacBook Air event in 9 minutes

All About the New Macs and iPads from Apple's October 30th Event

Apple updates MacBook Air with Retina display, Touch ID

The New MacBook Air: Apple Competes With Itself

The New MacBook Air Has Made the MacBook a Terrible Buy

Opinion: The 2018 MacBook Air is the iPhone X s ASP strategy all over again

Apple s laptop line is more of a mess than ever

MacBook Air vs. iPad Pro is a choice between the past and the future

New MacBook Air powered by 7W Intel 'Amber Lake' CPU

Apple s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

Apple to offer MacBook Pros with AMD Vega graphics starting in November

Apple finally announces an overhauled Mac mini

Frequently asked questions about the 2018 Mac mini RAM, storage, and more

2018 Mac mini has User Upgradable RAM

Apple's powerful new Mac mini perfectly suits the 'Pro' market, yet the complaints have already started

I ditched the Mac for the iPad, and I ll never go back

2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world s best tablet

New iPad Pro: 5 reasons not to upgrade

What You Need to Know About the Second Generation Apple Pencil

New maxed out iPad Pro hits $1900, Mac mini up to $4200, MacBook Air to $2600

Think the iPhone is expensive? The iPad Pro has it beat

Apple hikes out-of-warranty replacement costs for iPad Pros to as much as $649

The iPad Pro Is Finally Making a Case for Itself

The iPad Pro isn t an Xbox competitor, even with console-like specs

Apple highlights iPad Pro's USB-C connectivity to an external 4K or 5K display

Apple Intros USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack, USB-C SD Card Reader Adapters

Adding USB-C to the iPad isn t enough to fix Apple s messy port strategy

Apple's Lightning Port Kingdom Is Crumbling

Apple's New iPads Are a Mess for Music Lovers. Here's How to Fix Your Headphone Headaches

Spare a thought for the guy with Lightning headphones

There's still a chance for the iPad mini to become the best iPad ever

iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, macOS 10.14.1, and HomePod 12.1 updates now available

Apple Releases iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime, New Emoji, and Some Fixes for VoiceOver and Braille Users

iOS 12.1 extends controversial processor throttling feature to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

iOS 12.1 exploit bypasses the lockscreen for access to contacts

Apple iOS 12 review: Less mess

Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at launch of iOS 12.1

How to use Group FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

Apple pulls watchOS update that was bricking some Watches

Shortcuts 2.1 update adds new weather, alarm & photo automations for iPhones & iPads

Apple iPhone XR review: better than good enough

10 ways the iPhone XR is worse than the iPhone XS

The Tricky Economics of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR

Everyone seems fine with Apple making iPhones more expensive

Apple, please move us all to USB-C across the board with the 2019 iPhone

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: More Screen and Power Should Make This the Apple Watch Blind Users Have Been Waiting for

How the Apple Watch changed the world

iPhones are allergic to helium

Microsoft Office will get a dark mode for macOS Mojave

Apple will reportedly launch a pilot program to repair devices as old as the iPhone 4S

AirPods and the Future of Audio AR

Apple s TV subscription service starts in 2019 to compete with Netflix, Amazon

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.


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