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Apple settles MagSafe class-action lawsuit, details cash payment to customers

Apple settles MagSafe class-action lawsuit, details cash payment to customers

Apple notified customers today that it has reached a settlement on the class-action lawsuit pertaining to faulty T-shaped MagSafe adapters on the MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks. The lawsuit was filed back in 2009 following several instances of the adapter becoming frayed and becoming a fire hazard. In a separate case, the strained MagSafe adapter was said to have caused a major fire at a home in Connecticut.

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MacBook 3G prototype owner gets parts back, Apple kept 3G stuff

MacBook 3G prototype owner gets parts back, Apple kept 3G stuff

Back in August, a geek that wanted MacBook parts and machines for repairing purchased some stuff to work with. One of the things that he purchased happened to be a prototype MacBook with a 3G antenna and SIM card slot. He did what any geek would do and tried to sell it on eBay with the auction hitting $70,000 before Apple killed his hopes of a massive payday and took the machine back.

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Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Today we've learned a sad fact, as reported by Apple themselves, that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a statement published by Apple's Board of Directors it was announced that Jobs passing has of course brought sadness as well as reverence to the hearts of all that knew him. The world has lost a great mind and a great man, and we all mourn his passing with the utmost respect and honor.

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Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

When a geek happens across something early or really weird that was not meant to leave the inner workings of a company like Apple, they tend to throw it on eBay looking to make some loot off the deal. Such was the case when an eBay seller put a prototype MacBook Pro up on eBay earlier this month. The prototype was notable because it had a 3G antenna and a SIM card slot inside. That 3G connectivity is an option that many people have wanted for a long time on a MacBook.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2011

Another week has come and gone in the geek world and it's time to round up some of the biggest and most important stories of the week. MySpace's founder warned Google+ to fear the filter early in the week. Tom Anderson cautioned against relying too greatly on algorithmic filtering. AMD tipped that the Xbox 720 will have Avatar levels of detail when it launches. That would make for some truly awesome video games.

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Apple MacBook Batteries Vulnerable To Hack

Apple MacBook Batteries Vulnerable To Hack

When we think about data security and possible vulnerabilities in our computing systems, the laptop battery generally doesn't come to mind as a hacker target. Well, security researcher Charlie Miller discovered that modern laptop batteries are just as hackable as anything else and may be far more difficult to detect, after he examined the batteries in several MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs.

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White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

Apple has quietly retired its white plastic MacBook, with the company's Mac range now consisting solely of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks along with the Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro desktops. The MacBook - which had stuck around as a perennial student favorite - had not been refreshed since March 2011, and the consensus was that Apple would likely replace it with the basic 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

 

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Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Details of Apple's much-rumored MacBook Air refresh, expected to be officially revealed later today, have leaked, giving us a sneak preview of what's happening with the slimline ultraportable. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air will kick off with a 1.6GHz Intel Sandy Bridge processor, so 9 to 5 Mac's source tells them, paired with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. The more expensive standard configuration will stick with the same CPU but double the RAM and storage to 4GB and 128GB respectively.

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OWC Data Doubler For MacBooks Adds Up To 2TB Internal Storage

OWC Data Doubler For MacBooks Adds Up To 2TB Internal Storage

Other World Computing (OWC) today announced a new OWC Data Doubler 1TB DIY Kit that can add up to 2TB of internal storage to your MacBook or MacBook Pro. The kit offers a conversion bracket and a 1TB 9.5mm hard drive to swap out the your current internal optical drive. You can also replace it with an up to 2TB drive, a RAID array, or some other customized configuration.

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