Video By Malcolm Owen Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 02:43 pm PT (05:43 pm ET) At last years' WWDC in June, Apple refreshed its iMac line, and the same thing could happen again during this year's annual conference. With less than two weeks left until the big day, here's our wishlist of things we want to see in any 2018 iMacs that may make an appearance. WWDC, running from June 4 until June 9, is usually associated with future major updates for operating systems like iOS and macOS, but Apple does announce updates to some of its hardware during the keynote address. This usually takes the form of announcing specification refreshes for Mac product families, and in some cases entirely new hardware designs. If the iMac range receives some attention, here is a list of changes we hope Apple will have considered making to the lineup. Intel 8700K Coffee Lake CPU This processor will, for the first time, bring 6 cores and 12 threads to the standard iMac, potentially increasing CPU performance by over … [Read more...] about Wish list: Nine features we want to see in an iMac refresh at WWDC 2018
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The decision of whether to buy a Mac laptop or a Mac desktop might seem simple. If you want to be able to carry your Mac around with you and use it wherever you are, then a Mac laptop (often called a notebook if you are in the US) is the best choice. But if you want to have the most powerful machine, and don’t mind that it will be stuck on a desk somewhere, then the desktop might seem to be the way to go. Sometimes it's not that clear cut though. Some Mac laptops can be a lot more powerful than some Mac desktops, some desktops can offer you much better specs for your money, and with many of your files being available to you over the web via iCloud Drive you don’t actually have to have your Mac with you when you need to access the things you need. While laptop computers are more popular with consumers than desktop computers, there is a lot in favour of desktops. Apple’s range of Macs Apple currently sells three types of laptop and four types of … [Read more...] about Decide between MacBook or Mac desktop with our buying guide
With iPhone cameras shooting incredibly high-quality video these days, it's a shame to leave all that footage sitting in your Photos library. Yes, you could assemble a short film on your device (see Best video-editing apps for iPhone), but why deal with small screens when you've got a MacBook or iMac? If the potential cost of video-editing software is holding you back, then have no fear. We've gathered together a list of the best free or cheap apps you can use on your Mac. For advice on the hardware side of things, see Best Mac for video editing. iMovie Price: Free Buy: Apple Mac Store A great place for anyone to begin dabbling in video editing is Apple's own iMovie. Originally making its debut way back in 1999 with the iconic iMac DV, iMovie has been the entry level for many would-be video editors, home movie enthusiasts and schoolchildren for years. Today's version is a slick, powerful app that makes it easy to put together professional-looking videos with a minimum of fuss. The … [Read more...] about 5 best free or cheap video editors for your Mac
Despite its all-in-one nature, you can still customize most of your iMac Pro before it ever leaves the assembly line. Whether you want to upgrade your processor, RAM, storage, or accessories, Apple has a few options for you. That includes graphics cards. While you still can't get an NVIDIA card (with all its CUDA glory) built into your iMac Pro, you will be able to choose from two of AMD's top-tier graphics cards: The Radeon Pro Vega 56, or the Vega 64. Both cards are powered by AMD's Vega architecture, allowing for up to 11 teraflops of single-precision and 22 teraflops of half-precision computing. Add that to the Vega's High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2), and you'll be looking at higher frame rates on games, faster graphics rendering, and silky-smooth operation of the iMac Pro's 5K Retina P3 display. Both cards will perform well for most users, but there are small tweaks that can benefit certain pros. Who should get each card? Read on. Who should get the Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8GB of HBM2 … [Read more...] about Radeon Pro Vega 56 vs. Vega 64: Which iMac Pro video card is better?
Here we go again: Mac vs PC, Apple vs Microsoft. This time around, it's the battle of the top-tier all-in-ones, the upcoming iMac Pro up against the Surface Studio. They're both high-end devices primarily targeting creative and media professionals, but there are as many differences as there are similarities between them, and there's a lot to break down. Want to read more about the iMac Pro? We have an iMac Pro review and our comparison of the iMac vs the iMac Pro. You can also read our comparison of all the 'pro' Macs. Price and availability Before we dive into the hardware itself, let's take a look at two of the most important questions: when can you buy them, and how much do they cost? The Surface Studio is out now in both the UK and the US, and starts from £2,999/$2,999 for the base model. There are two other configurations available, with the mid-range going for £3,549/$3,499, and the top-tier version priced at £4,249/$4,199. But if you thought the Surface Studio was … [Read more...] about Head to head: the megapowerful iMac Pro vs Microsoft’s Surface Studio