Apple introduced the Touch Bar at the end of 2016 as a way to bring an ergonomically sound touch screen to macOS. Over a year later, and the interface has limited functionality and incomplete developer support. To fill this gap, BetterTouchTool lets you fully customize the interface.
Ahhh the sweet smell of anticipation and diminishing credit score can only mean that the holiday shopping season is upon us again. Gift giving for the IT professional in your life can be stressful at any time of the year. So our crack staff at Gestalt IT has put together a holiday gift guide to make your buying decisions just a little bit easier. This year, we’ve organized the guide according to the different verticals we cover on the site: Cloud, Mobility, Networking, Server(ish), and Storage. Never fear, we’ve got gifts for all budgets. Without further ado, here’s the 2017 Gestalt IT Holiday Gift Guide!
In the Wirecutter’s roundup on the best USB-C dongles and hubs, one key item was missing. At Gestalt IT, we’ve come to rely on the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock for all our USB-C connectivity needs.
In this edition of Gestalt Server News
– Intel Optane hits the streets, how does the first commercial 3D XPoint fare?
– Elastifile rethinks distributed file systems
– Impressions of FreeNAS Corral
Plus the agony and nonexistent ecstasy of sad MacBook Pro dongles!
On this edition of the Gestalt Server News:
– AMD makes a play for the data center with Naples
– AppliedMicron and X-Gene 3 hope to compete with x86
– Microsoft Edge let’s the cat out of the virtual machine bag
Plus: The MacBook Pro dongles you shouldn’t buy!
This is a ranking of the “best” novelty MacBook Pro Touch Bar apps. They’re all special in my heart.
It’s obvious by now that even though Apple is the most profitable PC maker, they have little interest in competing in a yearly refresh cycle. This is especially true on the desktop front, where the company hasn’t released a product refresh on any of their lines for over 400 days. Even when they do, they often iterate on timeworn designs, with their most radical redesign being the trashcan-inspired Mac Pro in 2013. So whenever Apple doesn’t simply bump processor and memory specifications, it’s notable. Enter the 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.