Apple Debuts A New Redesigned Online Refurbished Store

Apple’s products have never been referred to as cheap. However if for whatever reason you must own an Apple product, then chances are you might already be familiar with the fact that Apple sells refurbished products on its website. In fact the company has recently launched a redesigned online refurbished store.


Vega GPU For MacBook Pro Now Available For Purchase

It was revealed rather quietly after Apple’s recent hardware event that the company will soon be offering AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU options for the MacBook Pro. The company is now selling the optional GPUs through its online store. You can head over there now and configure a 15 inch MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Vega 20 GPU.


Apple’s T2 Chip Will Block Third-Party Mac Repairs

Apple’s newer Mac computers come with the company’s T2 security enclave. This is a special chip that securely stores sensitive information about the user, like in the case of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pros, it is where your fingerprint information is stored and protected using encryption.


Apple Launches Repair Program For iPhone X, 13-inch MacBook Pro

Sometimes devices break down and encounter issues due to faulty components. Unfortunately for iPhone X and 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros, it seems that there are enough issues that have been reported for Apple to officially announce and launch a free repair program for affected customers.


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Apple’s New iPad Pro Is Almost As Powerful As The MacBook Pro

Apple recently announced its new iPad Pros which comes with a modified version of the A12 Bionic chipset used in the company’s 2018 iPhone lineup. This comes in the form of the A12X Bionic which features an octa-core design that Apple claims is 35% faster in single-core performance and 90% faster in multi-core performance compared to 2017’s model.


MacBook Pro Gets AMD Vega Graphics For The First Time

Apple may not have launched a new MacBook Pro at its hardware event in New York today but it has made a quiet update to the lineup. Starting next month, the MacBook Pro will be available with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega graphics for the first time. The company has said that this will provide a 60 percent improvement in performance for rendering, 3D design, and video editing tasks.


Analyst Claims ARM Powered Macs Will Arrive In 2020 Or 2021

For years there have been talks that Apple could eventually ditch Intel and start making ARM-powered Mac computers. When exactly that will happen remains to be seen, but notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to think that it might not be too far off into the future, and that it could happen as early as 2020 or 2021.


Luna Display Converts Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Given the size of the largest iPad Pro, it’s not surprising that more people are starting to think of these tablets as potential laptop replacements (depending on your needs). Their size also means that they are great to double up as a secondary display, especially if you work outside with a Mac laptop.


iFixit Says 2018 MacBook Pro, iMac Pro Can Still Be Repaired By Third-Parties

The other day according to leaked internal documents at Apple, it was revealed that third-party repairs for Apple’s newer MacBook Pros and the iMac Pro might no longer be possible. This is due to the use of proprietary diagnostic software that would be required to check against the integrity of the T2 security chip in order for the computers to function.


Dongles Are Best Buy’s Most Popular Apple Products

Apple’s decision to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone was a controversial one. The company also made waves when they launched their new MacBooks which completely did away with USB-A ports, instead only leaving behind USB-C ports. What this meant is that newer Apple customers were forced to resort to dongles and USB hubs.


Apple Is Reportedly Moving To More Chinese Suppliers To Lower Costs

Apple has suppliers from all over the world, such as China, Taiwan, just to name a few. However in a report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be making the move to recruit more suppliers in China and shift away from Taiwan in a bid to help reduce their costs. The report cites how this shift has resulted in some Taiwanese suppliers being forced to seek out new businesses.


ARM Claims Future Chips Will Outperform Intel’s By 2020

A lot of companies rely heavily on ARM and their chips. This is because for the most part, a lot of companies use ARM’s architecture for their chips that can be found in plenty of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In fact earlier this year, companies such as Lenovo launched laptops that are powered by ARM-based chips.


New Bug Lets Hackers Compromise Macs During The Setup Process

It is generally thought that a computer fresh from the factory is pretty much as secure as it gets, before software is installed and it is connected to the internet. However that might not be the case with Apple’s Mac computer as security researchers have discovered a bug that could allow Macs to be hacked even before the user logs in for the first time.


Some 2018 MacBook Pros Users Are Reporting Crackling Speakers

Apple’s new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar aren’t cheap, although for the price that you pay, some level of quality is expected, right? Unfortunately for some 2018 MacBook Pro owners, it doesn’t seem that  way because there are a few reports of these owners experiencing crackling speakers.