A leaked internal document from last month revealed that Apple’s T2 security chip made carrying out certain third-party repairs impossible on its Macs. Now, the Cupertino company has confirmed to The Verge that it the T2 chip will check for the authenticity of certain components in newer Macs on every boot.
Apple has been developing its proprietary chipsets, the A-series, for quite some time for iPhones and iPads, and the rumor mill has long speculated that Apple would be moving to adopt that same idea for its Mac lineup as well.
Apple is refining the process for consumer devices when it comes to repairs, as noted by an internal memo being passed around to reflect those changes.
With a bunch of video and audio formats available nowadays, there are certain formats that are not supported on Mac or other devices. In such cases, the best solution is to convert the file to a format that is supported by the device. If you’re into video editing, then you’ll find yourself converting files on a regular basis.
The Signal app for the Mac is popular for being one of the few secure messaging apps. The premise here is that messages disappear after a preset interval, pretty much like how it works on Snapchat and other platforms. However, a new report is uncovering some issues with the Mac version of the app.
Yes, the HomePod is a Siri enabled speaker which only works with Apple Music. But HomePod is also an AirPlay speaker. Which means you can use it as a speaker with any device that supports AirPlay – including your Mac. For this feature to work, both your Mac and HomePod will need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.
The latest data from IDC points to Apple shipping 5.77 million Macs in Q4 2017 thereby posting a 7.3 percent growth in its shipments. The company’s market share increased from 7.7 percent in Q4 2016 to Q4 2017.
If you’ve got a Mac that you want to trade-in, whether to get a new machine or just to offload some hardware, Apple has just boosted Mac trade-in values.
With Black Friday over, retailers have now turned their attention to Cyber Monday. Since both events are so close to each other, the deals you get during both events are largely the same. So, if you missed out on some great deals on Macs this Black Friday, you will still be able to pick one up at a great discount this Cyber Monday.
Black Friday is the perfect time to buy a new Mac since most retailers are offering pretty attractive deals on it. This even includes the 2017 MacBook Pro lineup featuring Intel’s Kaby Lake processors.