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3 Must-Have 2018 MacBook Pro Accessories

The initial ride of having only USB-C ports on MacBook Pros since 2016 is over. However, the dongle situation is not. In addition to dongles, you may want to pick up a handful of other accessories for your new (or existing) MacBook Pro to keep it safe and clean. Here are 3 must-have 2018 MacBook Pro accessories that I highly recommend.

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Let’s start with the protection of your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air 2018. I personally do not like putting any hard case on my laptop. I had one on my MacBook Pro 2015 model, but I didn’t really like it. Here’s why:

First, it made the device significantly heavier. Since a hardcover shell is always on the MacBook Pro, there’s no way to not feel the excess weight when carrying it around. Second, although it gave good protection to the Mac, it was really hard to take the hardcover shell apart.

And finally, when I got rid of the case altogether, there were signs of wear thanks to the hardcover shell. I regretted putting that on my MacBook Pro a lot.

So, after I got the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I opted for a sleeve.

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Reading on Apple Books

Years ago, I purchased a Kindle Paperwhite from Best Buy during one of my trips to the United States. I was hoping to get back into the habit of reading. It didn’t work. I was not carrying it with me everywhere and I found it cumbersome to buy books on Kindle (with a non-US credit card) or download and upload PDF copies of what I wanted to read. I eventually sold it.

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Years later, I’ve found the joy of reading again. Nothing trumps the proper feeling of opening a printed book and smelling it as you turn the pages. But let’s be realistic here: I’m not an avid book reader and in order to actually finish reading a book. I had to be practical.

I had to use something to read the book that I’d carry with me all the time. I had to have access to the book when I was unexpectedly stuck in traffic, waiting at the doctor’s office, or simply bored. The one thing that I knew I’d always have with me, the one thing that I’d remember first to bring with me no matter where I went, was the iPhone.

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More book than Facebook

Over the weekend, I planned to finish reading a book.

It was a fiction book. “The Ruins” by Scott B. Smith. What made me want to read the book was that it involved killer plants. That was the plot of a story I’d read many, many years ago as a child. I wanted to see if that story was inspired by this book.

I’m not an avid book reader. In fact, these days, all of my reading comes from the web. I can’t remember the last time I finished reading a book. Seeing that I was immediately hooked to “The Ruins” as I started reading it, I decided to push through and actually manage to finish it this time.

I’d given myself two days. I finished it in one. Read more

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Is the iPad Pro Worth it?

Much of the usability portion of this review applies to the 2018’s redesigned iPad Pro. For more, please jump to the last section of this post titled ‘The new 2018 iPad Pro – is it worth it?’

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The professor in the class was talking about how the film industry came out to be. We were watching some of the first films that were commercially released by Lumiere Brothers.

At one point, he said that people were blown away by watching motion pictures on the screen. Some even left the theater in fear when an oncoming train was shown on the display. It was so magical that the actual magicians’ business began to take a nosedive.

The keyword here is ‘magical.’

That led me to think, what ‘magical’ invention have I seen in my lifetime? And will there be any more?

I can’t answer the second question, but I think I know the answer to the first one.

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