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Cult of Mac Magazine: MacBook Pro’s thermal throttling is fixed, and more!

Posted July 28, 2018 | Cult of Mac Magazine | keyboard | Mac | MacBook Pro | MacBook Pro keyboard | News | Top stories

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple issues a software update (and an apology), and YouTuber confirm that the 2018 MacBook Pro’s high-profile problem is a thing of the past.

Plus: 2018 MacBook Pro performance after the patch, on The CultCast.

You’ll find these stories and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine, Issue 255

MacBook Pro’s thermal throttling is fixed
The YouTuber who sounded the alarm over serious thermal throttling on the new Core i9 MacBook Pro confirms that Apple corrected the performance-killing problem. Following the macOS High Sierra update Apple issued yesterday, tech reviewer Dave Lee uploaded a new video showing that the patch worked.

n102018 MacBook Pro performance after the patch
This week on The CultCast: Apple has issued a patch that significantly increases performance for all 2018 MacBook Pros, but there’s one glaring problem it doesn’t fix. We talk benchmarks and real-world performance.

Apple T2Apple T2 chip may crash iMac Pro/MacBook Pro
Some iMac Pro units are subject to occasional hard crashes. The reasons are hard to pin down, but fingers are starting to point at the Apple T2 chip inside this computer. There’s also one in the 2018 MacBook Pro.

apple watchConcept shows Apple Watch Series 4’s display
The grand unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4 could be just a couple weeks away and based on a new mock-up, you’re going to love the way it looks. Based on leaked info of Apple’s upcoming wearable, the gorgeous concept shows what the device will look like with its bigger, bezel-free display and rounded corners.

instant tuningTame notifications with iOS 12’s Instant Tuning
Instant Tuning is the rather odd name that Apple has given to an excellent new iOS 12 feature. You know how there are apps on your iPhone that keep popping up notifications you never want or need, and you keep telling yourself that you will dig into the Settings app and switch them off? Instant Tuning is for you.

siriHow to run Siri Shortcuts from Reminder alerts
Today we’ll see how to put a Shortcut into a reminder, so you can just tap the reminder alert to run it. For this, we’ll use the new iOS 12 Shortcuts app, or Apple’s existing Workflow app.

juuk viteroBack in stock! Juuk Vitero Apple Watch bands
With an aggressive design inspired by race cars, Juuk’s Vitero band looks, feels and performs like no other Apple Watch band on the market. Now it’s available once again in the Cult of Mac Watch Store.

PowerItUp AdapteDevice doubles as car charger and power bank
Running out of juice is just as annoying when you’re driving as it is when you’re walking around town. So why not have one device that solves both problems?

AboveTekThis great stand turns iPad into tiny iMac
This is less of a review, and more of a heads-up. If you’re looking for a desktop iPad stand, then you should probably just go ahead and buy the AboveTek Elegant Aluminium iPad Stand Swivel Stand. It may be a no-brand Chinese commodity gadget, but it’s also the best iPad desk stand I’ve ever used.

Wood iphone caseWooden iPhone X case cures aluminum ennui
Just how much aluminum and glass can you take? If you’re a longtime Apple fan but you’re getting bored with your devices’ sleek surfaces, wood could be the answer. With geometric graphics made of laser-cut wood veneers, Rustek’s cases look really different. They’re also far more sturdy than you might think.

DocumentsDocuments is the files app iOS deserves
For the last few years, discussions about whether you can do “real work” on iOS have circled the internet. One of the most commonly cited issues with iOS was the lack of a file browser. Documents by Readdle takes the file management on iOS to the next level.

BentostackStore your Apple accessories Bento-box style
Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold and carry a variety of foods — all in one spot. Wiplabs has taken this centuries-old idea forward with the BentoStack, an all-in-one container for organizing all your Apple accessories.

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