13 MacBook Pro vs 15, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Apple and Irish tax, Ulysses subscriber, Screens 4, Commander One, Atlas Recall


Video: 13″ vs. 15″ 2017 MacBook Pro: which Apple notebook is right for you? Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup was recently updated with faster processors and more affordable configurations, but choosing the best model for your needs can be a tough decision. AppleInsider brings some clarity to the situation, helping you narrow down your choices in a video. Meanwhile, Mac Observer takes issue with Business Insider’s article about Apple still selling old and expensive computers, and these are the ones you shouldn’t buy.

Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives — Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple Insider thinks the new version doesn’t do enough to distinguish it from competitors.

Apple & Ireland ‘close to deal’ to protect government from losses while holding $17.7B in escrow — Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest – money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 European Commission ruling.

Writing tool Ulysses for macOS, iOS shifts to monthly US$4.99 subscription model — Effective immediately, writing tool Ulysses is switching to a subscription model after having been a paid app for iOS and macOS since launch.

Screen sharing tool Screens 4 for macOS and iOS gains Touch Bar support, improved file transfer — Screens 4 by Edovia lets you see and control the screen of one Mac from another. Wherever you are in the world, you can get your own files, see your own documents and even run apps you don’t have with you. Screens 4.1.1 costs US$29.99, and requires macOS 10.11 or newer. The iOS version sells for US$19.99, does not require the Mac version to work, and requires iOS 10.

Commander One is a useful Finder enhancer for ‘power users’ — Eltima’s Commander One is a handy Finder enhancer that’s great for macOS power users, plus, the latest version is 100% written in Apple’s Swift programming language.

Find anything fast on your Mac with the Atlas Recall app and service — If you wrote it, read it or saw it on your Mac, Atlas Recall can find it again swiftly and easily. Atlas Recall is a Mac app with an iPhone companion that you leave running all the time. While Spotlight indexes your hard disk, Atlas Recall instead watches all you do and takes notes. [Crikey, who wants that??]

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