It has been more than seven years since Apple last sold its mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and hence, it has joined the ranks of its obsolete list. News 

Is it the end of an era? Apple declares the last MacBook with a disc drive as ‘obsolete’.

Apple’s last MacBook with an optical disc drive has officially joined the list of obsolete products. Announced in mid-2012, this model featured a 13.3-inch screen, offering a choice between a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or a 2.9GHz Core i7, along with up to 8GB of RAM and a larger capacity hard disk drive. up to 1TB. Discontinuing the sale of laptops with optical disc drives marks the end of an era, as they have lost the current needs of the market. Most laptops no longer include this feature, with only…

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Apple released the new iOS 17.3 and other updates for its devices this week but there is another reason why you need to install it right away. News 

Major Security Fix Included in Latest Apple Updates, Not Just Features

Apple has released its latest iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and even tvOS updates to eligible devices this week. The new update brings you a bunch of new features that many have been waiting for weeks. But an important part of these updates is the security patch that Apple has been talking about for the past few months. You already know about the stolen device protection feature introduced with the iOS 17.3 update, but the version linked to WebKit comes with a major security patch. These vulnerabilities can be powerful enough to…

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If you are seeking a reliable workhorse laptop that is expected to last for years to come, the MacBook Air M1, priced at Rs 78,990, could be a solid choice. News 

Flipkart Offers Over Rs 20,000 Discount on MacBook Air M1

If you’ve been eyeing the Apple MacBook Air and missed out on the deals that were introduced in October and November, now could be another chance to grab it at Rs 78,990. While this price isn’t as aggressive as the Big Billion Days sale, it’s still a good value for what the MacBook Air M1 offers. To get it at this price, there is a small caveat: you must have an HDFC Bank Credit Card. Without the card offer, the laptop is available at Rs 83,990, which still represents a…

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Apple has released the new macOS update loaded with bug fixes, and most importantly, a security patch addressing a vulnerability. News 

Immediate Update Required: Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.2.1, Urging Users to Upgrade

If you have a compatible Mac, you should update your system to the latest macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 update as soon as possible. That’s because Apple has released a new update that includes bug fixes and, more importantly, a security patch that fixes the vulnerability. “This update contains important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple says. Apple’s release notes mention that the patched vulnerability could accidentally cause a user to share the wrong content when sharing their screen. Now with the latest update this problem…

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Apple could reveal new MacBook Air models, powered by the M3 chipset around March 2024. Here’s what we know so far. News 

Report: Apple Reportedly Planning to Release Next-Generation MacBook Air Featuring M3 Chip in March 2024

Apple last updated its MacBook Air lineup earlier this year, when the company launched a 15-inch MacBook Air model powered by the M2 chipset. However, apart from the size difference, there was nothing new compared to the 13.6-inch model. Now that Apple has announced its M3 chipset and M3-powered MacBook Pro models, it makes sense for the iPhone maker to release new M3-powered MacBook Air models as well. This is exactly what Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has reported. Apple will update the MacBook Air line in March 2024 and deliver the…

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Apple sees the iPhones being an aspirational product in India but other products are costly and a luxury for one reason. News 

Why iPhones Are A Smash In India But Macs and iPads Are Not: The Surprising Reason!

Apple has definitely grown as a brand in the Indian smartphone market with special deals and offers on old iPhones and the appeal of new iPhones. Industry numbers clearly show its growing market share and you can get an idea of its demand from the number of people using iPhone around you these days. Apple’s upcoming results will also show these numbers, especially iPhone sales in the final months of the quarter. However, the company may have to revise its strategy for other products such as MacBooks and iPads in…

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Apple's M3 Ultra could feature 80 GPU cores and around 32 CPU cores, essentially doubling the number of cores the M3 Max has. News 

M3 Ultra Chip: Apple’s 80 Graphics and 32 CPU Cores Ready to Take On the World!

Apple presented its third-generation M3 silicon at its Scary Fast event in October. It follows the M2 lineup and the M1 lineup before it. The M3 lineup currently consists of the base M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chipsets, and Apple in particular has decided to hold off on the alleged M3 Ultra until later — possibly for a high-end machine like the Mac Pro. However, Mark Gurman has predicted new information about the said chipset, which is expected sometime in 2024. Gurman claims that the said M3 Ultra could…

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Apple is not shying away to reveal that, apart from the iPhone 15 Pro Max, additional hardware and software were used to achieve the cinematic result. News 

Can You Achieve the Same Results as Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ Event Shot on iPhone 15 Pro?

At the end of Apple’s “Scary Fast” event, Apple subtly slipped in a message stating that some of the event, including performers and drone footage, was shot on the iPhone 15 Pro. Photos showing the elaborate hardware used to create the “professional” look have gone viral on social media, such as X. At the end of their keynote, Apple notes: “All performers, locations and drone footage shot on iPhone 15 Pro Max.” In fact, Apple has also released a video detailing what went on behind the scenes of filming the…

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Apple's new top-end 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max costs more than most entry-level cars in India. Here are a few interesting observations from today's launch. News 

Apple MacBook Pro With M3 Processor is Priced Higher Than Maruti Swift

Apple has just released a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro that includes the M3 chipset. Yes, it has its fair share of upgrades, including the much faster M3 Pro and M3 Max chipsets. As usual, Apple claims big things about new products in the form of a new chipset, which includes the base M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max. All of these chipsets are claimed to offer much better performance than the M2 series. Here are a few observations about prices for the “Scary Fast” event: The M3 chipset…

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Apple's 'Scary Fast' event is expected to be a Mac-focused; here's everything you should expect -- right from the new iMac to new MacBook Pro. News 

Apple’s ‘Spectacularly Speedy’ Event: What to Expect From the New iMac and MacBook Pro

Apple is all set to host its ‘Scary Fast’ event on October 30 (October 31 at 5:30 AM IST in India) and as the event nears, speculation about what to expect is mounting. The event is expected to be Mac-centric, now that Apple has already released the iPhone 15 series last month in September. Let’s consider what we can expect from Apple during the event and what industry insiders claim. First, reports suggest that there will be no new iPads at this event, as Apple did not update the lineup…

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MacBooks--like iPhones--offer a battery health indicator; and you can even check the power cycle count. Here's how to check how much your battery has aged. News 

Find Out If Your MacBook Battery Needs Replacing: Here’s How To Check

Like smartphones and most other consumer technology devices, laptops, including Apple’s MacBooks, use lithium-ion batteries. If you’re not familiar, these batteries degrade over time due to their chemical nature. This degradation results in reduced battery capacity and therefore shorter battery life as the battery ages and goes through multiple charge cycles. While most laptops don’t readily provide information on battery health or charge count, MacBooks, like iPhones, have a battery health indicator. You can even check the number of power cycles. Apple recommends replacing the MacBook battery when it drops…

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Apple's new 24-inch iMac and MacBooks could launch by the end of October, per Mark Gurman's Power On newsletter. Here's what we know. News 

Report Suggests Apple May Release New iMac and MacBooks in the Coming Weeks

Apple may consider launching new MacBooks and an updated iMac by the end of this month, Mark Gurman reports. These updated models, which could consist of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, a high-end MacBook Pro, and a 24-inch iMac, could be announced as early as October 30 or 31. Apple MacBook, iMac in short supply In Bloomberg’s Power On newsletter, Gurman mentions that Apple’s MacBooks and iMacs have been in short supply, and this could be an indication that Apple is looking to clear stock ahead of the official announcement…

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Apple's MacBook Air M1 is currently listed at an attractive price of Rs 69,990 on Amazon, and you can even lower it further with SBI card offers. Let's check how this deal works and whether it's a worthwhile purchase. News 

Great Indian Festival Sale: Get the MacBook Air M1 For Rs 65,240 On Amazon

The Apple MacBook Air with the M1 chip remains an important choice for consumers thanks to its strong battery life, performance and build quality. Currently, this model is available at a fixed price of Rs 69,990 on Amazon India, which represents a significant discount from the MRP of Rs 99,900. And this price can be brought down to Rs 65,250 when combined with the SBI card offer. This sale comes just a few days before the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale and is one of the lowest prices on the…

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Apple launched a black matte iPhone 7 variant many years back and now it wants to try its luck with MacBooks as well. News 

Apple May Soon Offer iPhones and MacBooks in Matte Black Finish

Apple fanboys will soon be able to get iPhones and MacBooks in the popular matte black variant, as the company appears to have a patent that allows it to use the textured material in its products. The patent was reportedly filed in 2020 and has finally received approval from the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO). The patent basically allows Apple to use anodized matte black parts that provide a pristine matte black finish with no gaps in the design. The images available through the patent also suggest that…

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Also, the iPhone maker is discussing the pricing with manufacturers LG Display and Samsung Display, the report said. News 

Apple’s new OLED iPad Pro could cost as much as MacBook Pro: Report

Tech giant Apple’s upcoming OLED iPad Pro will cost as much as a MacBook Pro, media reported. According to a new supply chain report, the tech giant’s new iPad Pro models with OLED displays, expected to be released next year, will cost up to 80 percent more than current releases, reports AppleInsider. In particular, the 11-inch iPad Pro with an OLED display is rumored to cost 80 percent more than the current model and start at around $1,500. On the other hand, the 12.9-inch edition is likely to be 60…

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Outlook supports multiple email providers, including, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and others, with a unified inbox and universal search functionality available. News 

Microsoft Outlook is now free to use on Mac: everything you need to know

US tech giant Microsoft has announced that its Outlook app for Mac is now free. It eliminates the need for a Microsoft 365 subscription or license. The company said that the Microsoft Outlook app for Mac is available for free from the Mac App Store. Outlook supports multiple email providers, including, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and others. A unified mailbox and a general search function are available. Outlook makes it easy to manage your day, categorize your emails, read newsletters, accept invitations for coffee and much more. As reported…

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Apple engineers are actively engaged in the development of a Mac with a touchscreen. News 

Apple Working on Touchscreen Macs: What to Expect in 2025

Cupertino-based technology giant Apple is aggressively working on touchscreen Mac technology. Now, a new report says that the first touchscreen Mac could hit the market as early as 2025. The first touchscreen Mac is also still expected to be a traditional laptop with a trackpad and keyboard. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple engineers are actively involved in the development of a touchscreen Mac, and one of the first touchscreen Macs could be an OLED version of the MacBook Pro. While the standard laptop design will continue to be used,…

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Microsoft has added a 'Paste Text Only' keyboard shortcut to Word that allows users to paste plain text, which is available for Windows and Mac. News 

Microsoft is adding a “Paste text only” shortcut to Word for Windows and Mac

Microsoft has added a “Paste Text Only” shortcut to Word that allows users to paste plain text, available for Windows and Mac. “You may be familiar with this keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V (Cmd + Shift + V on Mac) — also called “keep text only” or “paste plain text” — because it’s popular in other apps like Microsoft Teams, Word. the web, Google and Gmail. Whatever you call it, the Paste Text Only shortcut is now available in Word for Windows and Word for Mac,” Microsoft said…

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The current 13-inch model was released in July 2022 and is powered by the M2 chip, which is based on a 5nm process. News 

Apple may launch a new 15-inch M3-chip MacBook Air this summer: Know more

US-headquartered tech giant Apple is said to be bringing the new MacBook Air in two different sizes. According to a new report, the brand may launch an updated 13-inch MacBook Air and a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the new M3 chip between late spring and summer this year. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it’s “likely” that at least the next 13-inch MacBook Air will be equipped with an as-yet-unannounced M3 chip, which is said to be made on TSMC’s latest 3nm process to improve performance. The current 13-inch model…

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Apple has been informed about new zero-day security issues that can become a problem for these users. News 

Apple’s new security issues pose a risk to iPhone and Mac users

Apple iPhone and Mac users have a new security concern this week that could allow attackers to break into their systems and steal data. In recent months, Apple has followed several security incidents for which it has released patches through new updates. But the new development comes from security company Trellix, which has released information about new security issues in iOS and macOS. The company says these defects range in severity from medium to high. And if these issues are not addressed, any malicious app can easily bypass Apple’s security…

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