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Recalled 15-inch MacBook Pros banned on flights for fire risk

Recalled 15-inch MacBook Pros banned on flights for fire risk

Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, regulators and airlines have become wary of lithium batteries on planes, be it as checked in baggage or especially in cabins. The US Federal Aviation Administration even created special instructions in 2016 to address that particular issue. And to be fair, Samsung isn't being singled out by authorities. The FAA has just reminded airlines of those guidelines which basically prohibits 2015 15-inch MacBooks from going on flights.

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Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom’s risky web server

Zoom, a popular video conferencing software, was recently found to contain a serious security vulnerability that left millions of Mac users at risk. According to security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh who detailed the matter in a post on Medium, the security flaw could potentially be used by an attacker to access on a Mac's webcam without the user's permission.

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PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules use spacesuit tech to protect devices

PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules use spacesuit tech to protect devices

We often buy expensive products, especially expensive electronics, but then skimp on measures to protect their investments. Often, they use pouches or cases that provide only minimal protection. Sometimes they dress them up like a tank, making them cumbersome to keep. PHOOZY is promising you can have both style and protection with its new lightweight capsules for iPads and MacBooks to protect these computing devices from the elements and accidents.

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Apple just axed the controversial 12-inch MacBook

Apple just axed the controversial 12-inch MacBook

If you haven't already heard the news, Apple updated its entry-level MacBook lineup today, giving the 13-inch MacBook Pro some new silicon and outfitting with the Touch Bar while updating the MacBook Air with a True Tone display. Apple says that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now its entry-level Pro model, but unfortunately, that designation comes with a casualty, as the 12-inch MacBook has been seemingly discontinued.

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MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

College students won't be returning to school for more than a month, but Apple is getting its back to school deals going early. In anticipation of that rush of students looking to buy MacBooks for the year ahead, Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. These aren't complete overhauls buy any stretch, but they might make these laptops more tempting buys for people who were once on the fence.

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MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

Apple has been lauded for its beautiful products but, for some, that design focus has a darker side as well. The company has been accused of sacrificing practicality and even usability for the sake of beauty or thinness and the 2015 MacBook's butterfly mechanism has been used as the prime example of that. At long last, the company is reportedly willing to put that behind it and, according to the famed Ming-chi Kuo, it will be switching to a new scissor switch design that, hopefully, won't have any negative side effects.

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Some 2018 MacBook Airs with logic board problems get free repairs

Some 2018 MacBook Airs with logic board problems get free repairs

Apple has just started its recall of a number of MacBook Pros yet here comes another problem ailing another set of Apple notebooks. Fortunately, it's nothing dangerous to deserve a recall but probably still aggravating for owners. A number of MacBook Airs hailing from 2018 have been specifically marked as having issues with their logic board. And while Apple has yet to publicly explain what those are, it is at least telling authorized service centers to repair those units at no cost to the owner.

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Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

During its WWDC 2019 keynote today, Apple announced that its users will soon be able to access iOS apps on their Mac computers, something made possible by Project Catalyst. The news isn't entirely surprising -- it was teased last year under the codename Marzipan. With Apple's event today, the plan became official alongside important details, including that the new support will arrive with macOS Catalina.

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Samsung Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force take on Apple’s MacBooks

Samsung Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force take on Apple’s MacBooks

There is no shortage of laptop designs in the market but, for some people, Apple's MacBooks represent the gold standard in minimal yet functional aesthetics. That's true not just for some consumers but even for some manufacturers that take inspiration from Apple's notebooks. Despite their innate virtues, Samsung's latest Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force laptops will probably be remembered more for looking like those MacBooks, especially considering how they're so close the Apple's annual WWDC.

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Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple Keyboard Service Program updated: Here’s who’s eligible

Apple isn't just adding new, faster MacBook Pro models to its range today: it's also updating its Keyboard Service Program, too. The scheme was launched in mid-2018 in the face of growing complaints about the Butterfly key mechanism, which some MacBook and MacBook Pro owners discovered could be more than a little frustrating.

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What if Apple stopped selling MacBooks?

What if Apple stopped selling MacBooks?

What would need to happen to the consumer tech market in order for Apple to stop selling desktop computers? What would happen in your life if Apple, one day, announced that they'd be phasing out MacOS, iMac, Mac Pro, and MacBooks of all sorts? We were reminded today in Apple's quarterly earnings call that the company is at a point of great change.

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Apple’s keyboard plan to pacify angry MacBook owners just leaked

Apple’s keyboard plan to pacify angry MacBook owners just leaked

A leaked Apple memo reportedly reveals that the company is prioritizing MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs. 'Until further notice,' the alleged memo tells Genius Bar technicians, the majority of keyboard-related repairs will need to be performed in the Apple Store with the goal of providing next-day turnaround. It's unclear how long this policy will stay in place.

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