Apple and Google officially announce cooperation to create contact tracing or contact tracking technology to identify and prevent the spread of C-Virus in the world. This system will use Bluetooth technology to help governments and health institutions reduce the spread of viruses. Of course, user privacy and security will remain the top priority. Apple delivered this statement on the Apple Newsroom website. Technically, Apple and Google will launch a comprehensive solution by releasing API (Application Programming Interfaces) and technology at the operating system level to help enable contact tracing.

There are two steps to be used in this urgent situation and remain focused on protecting user privacy. First, in May, Apple and Google will release APIs for Android and iOS devices that are connected to public health authority applications. The application will be available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Second, in the coming months, Apple and Google will work to activate a broader Bluetooth-based contact search platform. The solution is claimed to be stronger than using the API and allows more people to participate.

In closing in the notes provided, Apple and Google believe that this is a very appropriate moment to work together and help each other in solving C-Virus issues. It is hoped that this collaboration and collaboration can also be supported by third-party application developers, governments, and health service providers. The main goal to be achieved is to help countries around the world slow the spread of C-Virus and accelerate returning to normal conditions.



And also after one month of release, the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application gets its first update to version 2.0, some new features and performance improvements are presented in the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application. Reporting from iMore, users can now receive guidance on information about C-Virus from the Department of Health where they live. Apple C-Virus Screening Tool provides a column that allows users to choose their area of ​​residence. After choosing the right place to live, the application will bring up information about C-Virus there.

Starting from the latest developments to guidelines that can help users know the symptoms of C-Virus. In addition, Apple C-Virus Screening Tool also has one additional feature in the application. Still struggling with health information, but not about C-Virus. This new feature displays information about tips for taking care of yourself during quarantine at home.

These tips can be found in the column called ‘Support Yourself’. If you click on that column, there will be several categories in it. For example, the category ‘Look After Your Mental Health’ which contains information about our mental health. Facing the C-Virus pandemic emergency as it is now, will unwittingly have an impact on one’s mental health. In that category, users will find various tips that can be applied to stay healthy. In addition, many other tips about maintaining personal health can be found.


July 10, 2019 yesterday suddenly Apple pulled a 12 inch MacBook and a 13 inch MacBook Pro non-touch bar. Surprisingly, Apple included a new line-up of MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro touch bar for entry level. Some simple assessments have emerged related to performance to price worthiness. Quoting from various sources following Apple’s review of the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 touch bar. The presence of Touch Bar is still a pros and cons among MacBook Pro users.

However, with the removal of the non-touch bar version, users inevitably accept the presence of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. In fact, the presence of the Touch Bar is enough to help users when doing certain jobs more quickly, such as video editing for example. Pinned T2 Chip, Touch ID, True Tone Display, and sold starting from $ 1299 makes the public ask, ‘is it worth it?’



The 13 inch MacBook Pro 2019 has the same True Tone Display technology as the version above it. Not only that, this screen supports P3 Wide Color Gamut color and has a brightness level of 500 nits. The advantage of True Tone Display is the color accuracy that is very precise and makes professional users like photographers or editors comfortable using this screen. In terms of screen, the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 has the same quality as the 15 inch version of the Touch Bar.


The 13 inch Macbook Pro 2019 is claimed to have used the butterfly keyboard that was developed. Keyboard with improvements, but the speaker and Touch Bar still have the same performance Apple presents new material to make this keyboard, as well as a new membrane embedded under the keyboard. Not only that, in terms of sound, the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard is softer and quieter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2017 predecessor.

Butterfly keyboards are often complained by some users because they are easily damaged, have a low level of accuracy, and often experience sudden typing problems. Apple itself has held a butterfly keyboard replacement program for several MacBook Pro models. However, to see the quality of this new keyboard takes several months before concluding that the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard is really new and different.


The speaker placement is still the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2017, which is located on the right and left side of the keyboard and facing up. Voice-wise, there are no significant changes compared to the previous version.


Kitchen performance runway 13 inch MacBook Pro 2019 is indeed a warm chat among users. How come? In a Geekbench measurement, it is known that the multi-tasking performance of MacBook Pro 2019 has a significant increase. With an Intel i5 1.4 Ghz (boost up 3.9 Ghz), 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage capacity, and Intel Iris Plus 645 graphics, it has amazing performance. In fact, when compared with the 13 inch MacBook Pro version on it at a price of $ 1799, the two do not have a significant difference.

As an illustration, the MacBook Pro 2019 has a value of 4770 for single performance and 17366 for multi-core, differing slightly from the MacBook Pro 13 inches above it with 4993 for single performance and 18283 for multi-core.


The MacBook Pro 2019 got a score of 1583 when it was tested with Cinebench R20. This value is not bad when looking at graphics cards that only use Intel Iris Plus 645. His sister, the 2018 MacBook Pro 2018 with Intel Iris Plus 655 scored 1779. Whereas when judging through Unigine Heaven, the MacBook Pro 2019 gets a score of 784 and the average frame is a minimum of 31 fps and a maximum of 66.7 fps.


In trials using the BlackMagic Disk Speed ​​Test, the MacBook Pro 2019 recorded a speed of 495 MB / s for writing capability and 1350 MB / s for reading speed. Although not the highest speed Apple has ever made, but again, the speed is equal to the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 for $ 1799.

Editing Video

Not complete when testing the MacBook Pro device with the Final Cut Pro video editing application. Through Final Cut Pro X testing, MacBook Pro 2019 is able to export 4K H.264 video that is 5 minutes long and takes 2 minutes 45 seconds. Meanwhile, when disabling the background rendering feature, it takes about 10 minutes 26 seconds.

In comparison to the 2018 MacBook Pro 2018 and Radeon Pro 560X, the video takes 1 minute 55 seconds when exporting. The 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 takes 8 minutes 15 seconds when disabling background rendering. A result that does not differ much, but back again to the user whether the difference of 50 seconds is quite significant or not.

Battery Life

As in previous testing, the MacBook Pro 2019 has a battery life that deserves thumbs up. Test results for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2019 by CNET, MacBook Pro 2019 can be used for up to 9 or 10 hours with light work such as browsing and typing.



The 13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 is the lowest version of the MacBook Pro line-up offered by Apple today. But some data proves that the bottom MacBook Pro cannot be underestimated given its outstanding performance. Having a cheaper price than other MacBook Pro ranks is a value that is worth considering. For users who have daily work such as typing, browsing, and a little photo and video editing, this 13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 is the right choice. Moreover, the cheapest version of the MacBook Pro has been equipped with a Touch Bar. At present, there is only one variant of the MacBook Pro sold, which uses Intel i5 2.4 Ghz.