Austin MacWorks Blog: Hardware

Pricing and Specs for the New MacBook Pro

On October 27, in San Francisco, Apple announced long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. Among the most exciting features of the new computers — available in 13″ and 15″ — is the revolutionary multi-touch Touch Bar, a strip...

The New 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Apple’s recently released updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers several improvements over the 2014 model, including a Broadwell processor, improved Intel graphics, a “Force Touch” trackpad, faster flash storage and improved battery life. The new...

Resetting the System Management Controller

If your Intel-based Mac just flat out won’t turn on, you might want to try resetting the System Management Controller. This chip is responsible for many low-level functions, including battery and thermal management, keyboard backlighting, and responding to the...

How to Erase Your iPhone or iPad

Before you sell your iPhone or iPad, you’ll want to securely erase all your personal data from the device. Here are easy steps to do that: Back up your device on iCloud or iTunes. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get your stuff back. Make sure you turn off “Find...

Apple Introduces New MacBook Airs

Last week, Apple quietly introduced its cheapest MacBook ever. The company put two new MacBook Airs on its website on Tuesday: an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB of storage...

Apple TV Tips & Tricks

Enjoy fabulous and helpful tips and tricks for your Apple TV, from Austin MacWorks: Use your Apple remote to highlight an icon on your Apple TV, then press and hold the round button until it begins to shake. Then use the navigation controls on your remote to move the...