After having an opportunity to work with the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for a few months, the MacJury panel of Jeff Carlson, Dr. Robert Carter, and Jeff Gamet convened to discuss their experiences. The panel examines the many controversies surrounding this machine and determine any of them were justified, including the choice of only USB-C ports, the keyboard, the RAM limitations, and more. Judgement is rendered on the MacBook Pro’s capabilities and viability as a productivity machine.
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Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, [email protected]) is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor at TidBITS (tidbits.com), and writes for publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques. He is the author of The Connected Apple Family, The iPad for Photographers, Third Edition, iPad & iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac, among many other books. He believes there’s never enough coffee, and does his best to test that theory.
Dr. Robert Carter is a university psychologist where he provide psychological services to students and trains pre-doctoral interns in the practice of psychology. In his other life, he is an Apple podcaster, producing and co-hosting the Tech Doctor podcast. The podcast is devoted to helping people get the most from their Apple devices. They are particularly interested in interviewing users and developers who incorporate Apple’s VoiceOver accessibility technology into their work-flow and apps. The Tech Doctor crew embraces Apple’s idea that Apple products are for everyone.
Jeff Gamet is the Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, and the author of Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops. He also is the host of the Daily Observations podcast and co-host of The Apple Context Machine. You can find his regular updates on Twitter.