“Apple’s MacBook Pro is full of innovation, from the 500-nit Retina display with DCI-P3 color gamut to the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports that are the future of physical connectors for Macs and PCs,” Joel Santo Domingo writes for PC Magazine. “But the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is what really grabs your eye. It replaces the row of function keys with a touch screen that has its own watchOS-based processor and interface.”

“Apple concentrates touch right above the keyboard, which is a much shorter reach than the main screen from your typing home position. Less wasted movement back and forth adds up over the course of a work day, resulting in minutes or even hours saved over a year,” Santo Domingo writes. “We’re excited by the possibilities, so here are 15 cool things you can do now, with one to grow on.”

• Predictive Text, just like on your iPhone
• Use the Calculator from the number row
• Replace Siri with Lock Screen or Sleep

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

 
12 more cool things you can do now, with one to grow on, here.

MacDailyNews Take: With Apple’s revolutionary Touch Bar, the possibilities are endless!

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