Apple has started sales of the refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro through its official store, alarming quite a few recent buyers. As of now, only a handful of top-tier models and one or two low-end models are available for purchase, so Apple doesn’t have all the configurations available at the moment.
It’s not often you hear about refurbished Macs, iPhones, Apple Watches or iPads. In fact, Apple doesn’t push the concept very much and they’re even pretty hard to find on the Apple website. But still, every time a new product gets released, Apple shortly after starts selling refurbished models.
There are times when you have a large file downloading on your Mac and want it to shutdown automatically at a time that you believe the download finishes. Luckily, macOS has a built-in scheduling feature that allows you to schedule an automatic shutdown, restart or sleep operation.
It’s public knowledge by now that a Russian hacker group (known as APT28) was behind the election-time hacks in the U.S. a few months ago. A research firm has now mentioned that the same group is also behind the Mac malware that was discovered recently.
Setapp is a new alternative Mac app store from MacPaw. Setapp wants to be Netflix for Mac apps and that should basically tell you all you need to know. You get access to over 60 pro-Mac apps, with new apps being added periodically and all you pay is $9.99/month. That’s it. Updates are included. Apps don’t require a constant internet connection to work. You get your first month for free, no credit card required.
As per Gartner, Mac sales remained steady in Q4, 2016 despite PC sales slowing down. The company estimates that Apple shipped 5.4 million units of Macs worldwide, up by a mere 0.1 million from the same time in 2015.
Dubbing is the process of extracting the audio from a video clip, getting rid of that audio, and subbing in your own. It works in a variety of ways. Some could just use dubbing to swap out background music or sounds for new audio. Many viral videos on YouTube use dubbing to overlay a new voice track over existing videos like commercials. Some music artists use dubbing in a different way to replace certain parts of a live performance with better or closer to pitch-perfect versions.
If you were hoping for Apple to provide a significant update to its desktop Mac lineup in 2017, prepare to be disappointed. Mark Gurman in his latest report for Bloomberg notes that Apple is preparing for modest updates to the iMac in 2017.
Given that how slow Apple is on refreshing its desktop Mac lineup, it is widely considered by many that the company has given up on the lineup completely. However, CEO Tim Cook has reassured the company’s employees that Apple still remains committed to desktop Macs.
’Tis the season for sending and receiving memorable family photos and greeting cards. Most people have to go to the store to order their prints or use some complicated online Flash designer. Mac users (and at one point iOS users) on the other hand have a fantastic custom greeting card designer built right in.