Dan Barbera

Dan is a Writer at MacRumors and has been covering tech for over 4 years. Through the years, his appreciation for tech has expanded to all platforms, but his love for it all started with Apple.

When he's not testing the latest and greatest in tech, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two crazy dogs.

Dan Barbera's Articles

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Apple's Studio Display vs. LG's UltraFine 5K Display

Wednesday March 23, 2022 12:27 pm PDT by
With the unveiling of Apple's new 27-inch 5K Studio Display earlier this month, it immediately drew comparisons to LG's similar UltraFine 5K display that's been on the market for a number of years. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The LG display is $300 cheaper than the Studio Display, and while availability has been spotty, LG says it will continue to be available...
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Mac Studio and Studio Display Unboxing

Saturday March 19, 2022 7:57 am PDT by
We picked up a new Mac Studio and a Studio Display on order day last week, but unfortunately they arrived a bit late in the day so we weren't able to unbox them yesterday morning. MacRumors videographer Dan did a late night unboxing, though, which we're able to share today for those who want a closer look at Apple's newest studio devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
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Hands-On With the New M1 iPad Air

Friday March 18, 2022 1:27 pm PDT by
Apple last week introduced an updated iPad Air with an M1 chip, and now the new tablet is available for purchase. We picked one up to see how it compares to the iPad Pro, which also has an ‌M1‌ chip, to give you an idea of which of Apple's iPads is right for you. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the fifth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ looks just like the...
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Sony's New LinkBuds vs. Apple's AirPods 3

Thursday March 17, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
Sony in February introduced the LinkBuds, a curious set of earphones that have an open design that's not quite like any other in-ear headphone product on the market. We picked up a set of Sony's strange LinkBuds to see how they measure up to Apple's third-generation AirPods. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $178, the LinkBuds have a naked donut-shaped...
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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra vs. Apple's iPad Pro

Tuesday March 15, 2022 3:23 pm PDT by
Samsung in February unveiled the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, a high-end tablet that's meant to outshine the iPad Pro with its 14.6-inch OLED display. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to see if the company has indeed created something that's better than the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced starting...
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Hands-On With DJI's Action 2 Camera and Mic

Friday February 25, 2022 10:37 am PST by
Back in November, camera and drone company DJI released its Action 2 Camera, introducing an interchangeable and adaptive magnetic design for accessories, a lighter weight chassis, camera improvements, and other updates for those who want to film their adventures. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with the DJI Action 2 to...
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Hands On: Testing Fortnite on iOS Using GeForce NOW

Thursday February 17, 2022 11:54 am PST by
Fortnite has been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple banned it from the App Store in August 2020 amid an ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, but the battle royale game is coming back to iOS devices thanks to Nvidia's GeForce NOW gaming service. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. GeForce NOW is a browser-based gaming service that will allow ‌iPhone‌ ...
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Review: M1 Max MacBook Pro After Three Months

Wednesday January 19, 2022 11:30 am PST by
It's now been a few months since the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models launched in October, and MacRumors video editor Dan Barbera has been using one of the new machines since they debuted. Over on the MacRumors YouTube channel, Dan has shared a three month review of his MacBook Pro to see how it has held up over time and how it's changed his workflow. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube ...
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iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Unboxing and Honest First Impressions

Friday September 24, 2021 12:51 pm PDT by
It's iPhone 13 launch day, and customers around the world are receiving their ‌iPhone 13‌, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max orders, plus the new devices are also in Apple retail locations. We picked up one of the new ‌iPhone 13‌ models and both of the iPhone 13 Pro models for a quick unboxing and an honest overview of the feature set. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
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Hands-On With Apple's New Find My-Enabled MagSafe Wallet

Thursday September 23, 2021 11:28 am PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 13 models, Apple introduced a new version of the MagSafe Wallet that first came out last year. This updated version includes Find My technology, and we thought we'd test it out to see how well it works and whether it's a useful feature addition. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the new iPhone Leather Wallet with ‌MagSafe‌ looks like...
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iOS 15 Safari Tips and Tricks Video

Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:46 pm PDT by
If you just recently installed iOS 15, you may have noticed that Safari has some significant design changes, but there are also a ton of new features you might not have noticed. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest video, we walk through everything that's new in Safari, and it's well worth watching if you want to get the most out of Apple's browser. Make...
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Hands-On With Samsung's New $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 3

Thursday August 26, 2021 2:16 pm PDT by
Samsung earlier this month unveiled the new Galaxy Z Fold 3, its latest flagship foldable smartphone. We thought we'd check out the Z Fold 3 to see the technology improvements that Samsung has made to its foldable smartphone lineup. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Foldable smartphones are still expensive, and as a Samsung flagship, the Z Fold 3 is priced starting...
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Hands-On With Apple's New 6.5-Inch iPhone XS Max

Friday September 21, 2018 3:16 pm PDT by
It's officially iPhone launch day, which means iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models are in Apple retail stores and have been delivered to customers all around the world. The first pre-orders began arriving this morning in the United States and millions of customers now have the new devices. We got our hands on one of the new iPhone XS Max models this morning to check out that huge new screen,...
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Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 4

Friday September 21, 2018 2:30 pm PDT by
Apple today began shipping the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 out to customers today, and customers have been eagerly awaiting their shipments today to get their hands on Apple's newest devices. We picked up one of the new wrist-worn devices to see the design changes for ourselves and to provide a glimpse at the new device to MacRumors readers who are either awaiting their...