Gears & Gadgets

Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro from the front. Prospective buyers of the 2018 MacBook Pro were faced with a dilemma shortly after the device launched. Reports emerged that the machine experienced heavy throttling and wildly inconsistent performance under heavy, sustained load—especially when both the CPU and GPU were being taxed simultaneously. Early speculation suggested […]

Gears & Gadgets

Huge Apple Maps outage prevents all users from searching, getting directions [Update]

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Those who attempted to use Apple Maps this morning during their commutes were met with a frustrating situation—Apple’s navigation app hasn’t been working properly for much of the day. Problems appeared around 7am PT/10am ET, resulting in errors when users searched for route directions and for specific locations. The message “Directions not […]