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The Wrap – November 2, 2018

The Wrap – November 2, 2018

Gareth Beavis of TechRadar was less impressed with the new Apple Pencil and wrote, "We had a few issues with the Pencil".

Today's topics include Apple updating the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro, and Bleedingbit Bluetooth vulnerabilities exposing WiFi access points to risk.

Boastings aside, the latest MacBook Air has finally received a high-resolution Retina display, which was always confined to the other high-end MacBook variants. However, the latest benchmark tests for the iPad Pro reveal the device might actually earn its comparisons with traditional computers. It also weighs 2.75 pounds instead of the MacBook's 2 pounds, but those are really the only differentiating factors.

"But without the apps that show off what it can do, and push it into new territories - USB-C camera tethering, multi-display app workflows, ways to maybe eventually add a mouse or trackpad or other inputs beyond a keyboard - it feels hindered". For increased security, designers included a T2 security chip for an incredibly secure Touch ID and Siri log-in. This price justifies an upgraded butterfly keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and an HD webcam.

Dongle life is either something you've accepted or avoided, and if you happen to be in the former camp HyperDrive has a hub just for you and your new iPad Pro. However, in the case of classical computers Apple has to offer with a revised Macbook Air, and the refreshed Mac Mini. However, these additions come at the cost of a headphone jack. However, for nearly everything else, the 2018 iPad Pro models could be your go-to device. A good external projector with the iPad Pro doesn't just give the iPad Pro an edge in presentations and boardrooms, it also lets the tablet, a device you're most likely to use for multimedia purposes, work as a miniature theater of sorts! This peripheral is more ergonomic than the previous one, and even features tap-switching between writing and erasing on the device.

The new MacBook Air comes with a further sleeker display and packs in more powerful processors. The one before only shielded the front. The iPad Pro comes with a price tag of $799 for the 11-inch variant and $999 for the 12.9-inch variant in the US. Each has upgradable versions of course.

Video shows woman attacking bus driver after missing stop, causing deadly crash
Rumours prompted calls to ban female drivers, as the vehicle that the bus hit was driven by a woman. Thirteen bodies have been found and two were still missing, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Unfortunately, reviewers are noting that the iPad's new USB-C port won't work with any external storage.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be available on the machine with enhanced graphics, alongside an NBA 2K basketball title.

Alongside the new iPad Pro, Apple is also introducing the second generation Apple Pencil, which magnetically connects to the tablets and starts charging wirelessly.

The newly launched tablet is completely redesigned with a Liquid Retina display and face recognition for the first time. Customers that take advantage of all three will see great benefit.

According to Marcus O'Brien, senior product line manager for AutoCAD, the new application required the team to "rearchitect" the entire core engine.

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