Comment: There’s something really odd about Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro battery test results

This is a little odd. Why would the battery be so affected by Apple’s own Safari and then totally unaffected by Chrome?

‘Consumer Reports said yesterday that the 2016 MacBook Pro was the first ever Apple laptop that the organization couldn’t recommend, due to battery-life issues. That in itself didn’t strike me as too odd. Different users have definitely been reporting very variable results in times of battery life, and some of them have been well below half the ten hours that Apple claims.

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Apple’s AirPods are amazing. Best wireless audio experience

I’ve only had Apple’s new AirPods for a few days now but I can confidently say that they are amazing. The sound quality, build quality, simplicity, multi-device support, all of these features combine for a truly awesome wireless audio experience.

What I really love about Apple products is the user experience. To use the AirPods, simply take them out of the case and put them in your ears. They are powered on and ready to go. There is no power button, once they are both in your ears you hear a little tone letting you know that they are ready to go. It couldn’t be easier.

The author modeling a pair of AirPods

They look like white sticks coming out of my ears and while they look funny, they wear very comfortably. I don’t even notice that they are in my ears.  I’ve worn them for several hours at a time and they feel great, sound great and work flawlessly with my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro.

Other’s have reviewed them quite extensively so I won’t say much more about them other than they are a big upgrade from the EarPods and a nice upgrade from pretty much any other wireless audio device.

Just to be clear, these aren’t high end audiophile earphones. They won’t sound nearly as good as a high end pair of earphones, but for general purpose on the go listening, they do just fine.

Apple Watch – got it – love it

I finally received my Apple watch. I’ve been waiting for this day ever since Apple announced it last year.

Really excited about this.

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The watch is everything I hoped it would be and more. I’m a fan of watches, I’ve loved them ever since my father bought me a Mickey Mouse watch when I was seven years old. The Apple Watch has a Mickey Mouse face which brings back fond memories of when I was a kid.