Mac desktop shootout — $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives it a run for its money. AppleInsider details two high-end options for the iMac 5K and Mac mini, and compares them head-to-head.
Source: macinsider

BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs

BetterTouchTool is a venerable app that has always brought countless tools to any Mac with a trackpad. Add it to a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, though, and you could become a fan of that little OLED strip. AppleInsider checks it out.
Source: macinsider

How to start a keyboard repair for your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and what to expect

With Apple’s launch of the repair extension program for the MacBook plus 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro keyboards comes uncertainty about how to start it, and what to expect. AppleInsider explains the process, and tells you what you should do before you send your machine away for service.
Source: macinsider

Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the “Lab126” devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.
Source: macinsider

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