Apple Mac event on October 27 (live blog) | CNET

Apple Mac event on October 27 (live blog)

Apple will introduce its newest laptops during an event in Cupertino, California.

  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:36:22 PM
    "It allowed us to do operations on a mainframe terminal. Function keys migrated to desktops and notebooks. Over 45 years been using funciton keys. .. but really not using them anymore."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:40:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:40:17 PM
    "Getting started on your Mac has never been easier. Rest finger on Touch ID sensor and instantly I'm in my Mac."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:40:27 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:40:39 PM
    "System controls, you'll be relieved to see they're all still here. Access brightness, playback controls. For the first time ever, Siri has a dedicated key."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:40:40 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:40:52 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:40:59 PM
    "If you hold down the function key, you notice they come right back and are avilable to you." (old function keys come back)
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:41:04 PM
    Keeping those system controls -- screen brightness, volume, etc. front and center is a good idea. I'm always riding the brightness, for example.
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:41:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:41:17 PM
    "You can tap and slide right here to do things like adjust your volume and brightness."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:41:27 PM
    "Here we are in the Mail. You notice the bar has been transformed."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:41:31 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:41:36 PM
    "Flagging, replying, etc, all in the Touch Bar
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:41:45 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:41:54 PM
    And those controls just slide over to the right side when you're in a different app. So they don't vanish.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:41:55 PM
    "Predictions for where I might want to file based on my previous message habits."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:41:58 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:42:04 PM
    "Quick Type has learned how I like to communicate."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:42:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:42:19 PM
    "When it comes to formatting my text, Touch Bar has me covered as well. Can make the text bold, change its color. It's all that easy."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:42:20 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:42:21 PM
    Predictive text in emails.... is this the end of typing?
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:42:34 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:42:36 PM
    "When I want to address a message, click in the CC field and it predicts who I may wnat to send the message to."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:42:41 PM
    "It's all about emoji now."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:42:53 PM
    "As I type pumpkins on the bar, QuickType suggests an emoji."
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:42:55 PM
    My problem is that I don't use the Mail app -- just my web-based mail portal.
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:02 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:05 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:43:06 PM
    "Can browse all emoji, slide through them or even browse category."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:15 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:31 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:43:33 PM
    "Sometimes you get a message from a friend and realize you want to give them that necessary emotional blast. Can do that all through the Touch Bar."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:43 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:43:50 PM
    Can't be a 2016 app without emojis. There's already a lot fo cool new messages stuff in iOS 10 and MacOS. I can see people going nuts with the on-screen emoji selector.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:43:51 PM
    "Safari Window with multiple tabs. I get previous here, can tap and just move through my tabs or even slide and get a preview."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:43:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:44:00 PM
    "Can tap on the plus button and you can see right here, all of my favorites."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:44:11 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:44:25 PM
    Tab control in browsers always feels out-of-date. I love the idea of jumping between tabs easily.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:44:32 PM
    "Let's move on the Photos because the Touch Bar is really great in Photos."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:44:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:44:44 PM
    "TouchBar takes over all of the navigation. Can easily swipe between them."
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:44:56 PM
    Who is in charge of Apple stock photos? Seems like a high-pressure job.
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