New External Storage for the New Laptop

Wanted: New External Storage “USB-C all the things!”, says the new MacBook pro. Last November, shortly after its announcement, I went online to Apple and purchased a Built-to-Order (BOT) late-2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in the space gray color. That purchase instantly created a conundrum for my external storage strategy. At the time, … Continue reading "New External Storage for the New Laptop"

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Investigating the MBP 2016 Incorrect GPU Issue

I clicked on the Apple logo and selected About this Mac and browsed the information in the Overview tab. I expected to see the AMD graphics card info in the summary but I did not. Then I remember vaguely the articles weeks prior noting an issue with the 2016 MBP’s showing “incorrect” graphics card information. … Continue reading "Investigating the MBP 2016 Incorrect GPU Issue"

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#TeamEarly Strikes Again: 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Acquired

The machine was slated to be available for November 30 pick-up, but checking the order page around 6:30 EST today, the status indicated the machine was available for pick-up today. I put on some clothes and drove to the Partridge Creek Mall and obtained my prize. Receiving this two days early gives me a really good … Continue reading "#TeamEarly Strikes Again: 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Acquired"

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2016 Electronic Hardware Roster Shake-Up

Taking a look at my electronic hardware, I came to the realization that a major overhaul is needed. Prior to my iPhone 7 purchase, the lineup resembled this: iPhone 4s (October 2011) Macbook Pro 13-inch (September 2009) iPad Mini (November 2012) Xbox One S (November 2011) The 4s has already been deactivated and replaced with … Continue reading "2016 Electronic Hardware Roster Shake-Up"

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My 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar Is Coming

I ordered the lower spec 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a couple of weeks back. The storage was upgraded from 256 GB to 512 GB, all other configuration options remained unaltered. Space gray was chosen as the finish color. Checking the order page today it is apparent the machine will come earlier than expected: November 30 … Continue reading "My 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar Is Coming"

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