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Inklet plug-in adds pressure-sensitive drawing on new Force Touch MacBook trackpad

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Ten One Design has released an updated version of its drawing plug-in, Inklet, adding pressure-sensitive drawing on the new Force Touch trackpad in all Mac drawing apps, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and Illustrator. The new trackpad was introduced by Apple on the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

This means MacBook owners with the new trackpad will enjoy enhanced, highly-accurate pressure sensitivity when drawing on the trackpad whether drawing with a stylus or with a finger.

Inklet for Mac adds an icon to your menubar that you click when you want to draw on your trackpad in your chosen app … 

Ten One Design said that the Force Touch trackpad plus Inklet allows people to leave their external drawing tablets behind when working away from the office.

“I did a quiet fist-pump when the new trackpads were revealed,” said Peter Skinner, a founder of Ten One Design. “They align perfectly with our vision for Inklet and mobile drawing without the hassle of external tablets.”

The company offers the app only for $24.95, or bundles it with its Pogo stylus for $34.90, both available from tenonedesign.com.

Apple recently updated iMovie to add haptic feedback via the Force Touch trackpad.


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Apple discontinues Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on latest MacBook models

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Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and the upcoming MacBook will not support running Windows 7 through Boot Camp according to a support document for the software. Starting on the newest machines, users will need to upgrade to Windows 8 or later in order to take advantage of the Mac’s dual-boot capabilities.

Of course, for users who still rely on Windows 7, there are solutions that allow you to run the operating system on your Mac. Both Parallels Desktop 10 and VMWare Fusion 7 Pro support versions of Windows back to XP and feature an integrated experience designed for the latest version of OS X.

Microsoft recently announced that it would be taking a page from Apple’s playbook and allowing existing Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to the upcoming Windows 10 for free, giving those stuck on older versions a chance to update to a Boot Camp-compatible system.


Filed under: Mac Tagged: Boot Camp, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Windows

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Apple discontinues Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on latest MacBook models

Windows 8 Parallels

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and the upcoming MacBook will not support running Windows 7 through Boot Camp according to a support document for the software. Starting on the newest machines, users will need to upgrade to Windows 8 or later in order to take advantage of the Mac’s dual-boot capabilities.

Of course, for users who still rely on Windows 7, there are solutions that allow you to run the operating system on your Mac. Both Parallels Desktop 10 and VMWare Fusion 7 Pro support versions of Windows back to XP and feature an integrated experience designed for the latest version of OS X.

Microsoft recently announced that it would be taking a page from Apple’s playbook and allowing existing Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to the upcoming Windows 10 for free, giving those stuck on older versions a chance to update to a Boot Camp-compatible system.


Filed under: Mac Tagged: Boot Camp, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Windows

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Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro and Air models now at US retailers Amazon, Best Buy, MacMall, B&H and others

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Refreshed 2015 MacBook Air and Pro models are now available at major US retailers following their announcement at Apple’s Spring Forward event on March 9th.

Currently, Amazon has all of the new MacBook Air models in stock and ready to ship, from $899. The new MacBook Pro models are also listed on Amazon as well, although supply is currently more limited. 2014 versions are discounted.

B&H offers $5 off and no tax at the time of purchase outside of New York on the new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros as well as a free copy of Parallels. 2014 versions are discounted.

MacMall also offers $5 off the new MacBook Airs and Pros and tax only in a few states. 2014 models discounted.

Meanwhile if you want to get your hands on one today, Best Buy offers free site to store on the new MacBook Pro/Airs which will have stock varied by location. 2014 models discounted.

If you want to save some real money, 2014 models are seeing deep discounts at 9to5toys. At the Apple Refurb store you can pick up some heavy discounts on previous models while extraordinary savings are available at B&H and Best Buy on 2014 models including a student deal that chops the 2014 models down to $750 .

For the MacBook Air, there’s not much you can look forward to with this refresh over the last generation. Processor speeds and integrated graphics have been slightly improved, but everything else remains identical to previous versions.  You’re basically getting a slightly improved machine at the same price as the previous generation.

With the MacBook Pro, Apple implemented similar internal hardware upgrades for the processor and graphics card, but there’s also a brand new trackpad which will also come along with the 2015 12-inch MacBook and added faster flash storage. The Force Touch trackpad brings along a lot of new features within OS X and will eventually be customizable via developer APIs.

If you’d like to find out more about the Force Touch trackpad or Force Click functionality it brings to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display or the 12-inch MacBook, check out our MacBook Pro unboxing, overview, and benchmark video embedded below and our “top 15 Force Click features” video.


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