Touch Bar

Force Touch Technology Could be Coming Soon to MacBook’s Touch Bar

According to a new patent application published today by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple has developed a new version of its Touch Bar for future MacBooks, that looks the same as the current one, albeit with built-in Force Touch technology, 9to5Mac is reporting. Force Touch, although no longer found in the Apple Watch...

How to Erase MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar Data Before Selling

Apple has recommended an extra step when erasing the data on your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar before giving it away, that requires an obscure Terminal command which isn’t usually needed on other Macs (via 9to5Mac). While it is not yet clear what Touch Bar data is stored and being erased, Apple says on its website that users should...

Critic Believes MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar Has No Future

Former Apple employee and commentator Chuq Von Rospach has shared his thoughts on the latest MacBook Pro lineup’s signature Touch Bar, criticizing Apple for forcing consumers to pay extra for the feature in order to own the top-end MacBook Pro. “Having lived with the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor for months and then migrated away from them...

Refurbished 2016 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Now Available in Canada

Apple has completed its trifecta and added the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished online store in Canada, as stock hit yesterday evening for various configurations in assorted colours. Customers can save up to $350 off (15%) these refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, which launched last October. The entry...

Evernote Adds Touch Bar Support for New MacBook Pro Models

Evernote has officially released an update for their Mac app to support the Touch Bar in Apple’s new MacBook Pro models. With Touch Bar, the app now adds shortcuts to ‘+ New Note’, search faster, assign tags easier, find the perfect colour with a colour picker, and Markup tools, as just some examples of new...

Apple’s Patent Filing Reveals Touch Bar Keyboard for Future iMac

A series of six patent applications from Apple covering their new Touch Bar for the MacBook have been published recently by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), one of which also describes a Touch Bar designed for the iMac keyboard. According to Patently Apple, the patents are divided into two distinct groups. with one group covering...

Refurbished 2016 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Available on Apple.ca

Apple.ca has refurbished stock of the company’s latest 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, starting at $2549, offering users savings of 15% off the retail price of the computer, depending on configuration. Beyond the entry models with a 2.6Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, users can also find a 2.9GHz i7 model with...

1Password 6.6 for Mac Lets You Generate Passwords with Touch Bar

AgileBits have just announced the release of their latest 1Password app update i.e version 6.6 for Mac, that brings a number of performance improvements, bug fixes, and a brand new Touch Bar capability. While the app has supported MacBook Pro's Touch Bar previously, today's update brings the ability to customize your Strong Password Generator settings directly from the...

Google Chrome to Get Touch Bar Support for Latest MacBook Pro

If you are a user of Google’s Chrome web browser, and you also have a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, support for the latter is coming soon. Stephen Hackett over at 512 Pixels first noticed the addition in the latest Chrome Canary beta install from earlier this week (you can download and try the beta now)....

Microsoft Office Testers Get MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

While apps like Photoshop and Spotify already support the Touch Bar in Apple's latest MacBook Pros, one of the biggest cross-platform software packages i.e. Microsoft Office, is now also adding support for Touch Bar controls. According to CNET however, only the participants in Microsoft's Insider program are getting the Touch Bar controls, which essentially turns them into beta testers....