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Save up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

5 hours 25 minutes ago


More price drops are in, and these special markdowns are available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $500 to $1,000 instantly on 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros featuring 32GB of memory and at least 1TB of storage. In addition to the lowest prices ever, shoppers can take advantage of no interest financing or a sales tax refund, further adding to the savings.

Macworld's June Digital Magazine: iPad Air, our in-depth review

5 hours 47 minutes ago

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. 

In the June issue

In June we review Apple’s latest iPads: the iPad Air and iPad mini. One hits the sweet spot while the other packs a lot of power in a small package. Plus, we review the new 21.5-inch 3.0GHz Core i5 iMac; this thing is fast.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: It’s about time for a Mac with a touch interface

• MacUser Reviews: 21.5-inch 3.0GHz Core i5 iMac, Mission Workshop Rhake VX Weatherproof Laptop Backpack

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Macworld Staff

Are AIs Being Designed to Harm Us?

6 hours 17 minutes ago

The question we must always have for the high tech giants is embedded in this essay at the Internet Health Report:

“Are you going to harm humanity and, specifically, historically marginalized populations, or are you going to sort of get your act together and make some significant structural changes to ensure that what you create is safe and not harmful?”

Given the demonstrated proclivity of many high tech companies to, without adult supervision, create technologies that callously  enrich them at our great expense, the above is a great question to ask. Every day. Of every technology.


John Martellaro

New Backlight Service Program Addresses ‘Flexgate’ Problem

8 hours 41 minutes ago

Some 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro displays suffered problems with the backlight, and Apple will repair them under a new Backlight Service Program.

Apple will repair affected devices, which includes machines sold between October 2016 and February 2018, for free. Eligible models are listed below:

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

No other MacBook Pro models are included in the repair program at this time.


Andrew Orr

2018 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Added to Keyboard Service Program

8 hours 45 minutes ago

The new 8-core MacBook Pro brings with it an updated version of the butterfly keyboard. Additionally, the 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are being added to Apple’s Keyboard Service Program.

Apple has updated its official Keyboard Service Program support page with the 2018 and 2019 MacBooks. If you’ve been having issues with your 2018 MacBook Pro or MacBook Air keyboard or any MacBook notebook with a butterfly keyboard, get in touch with Apple Support to get the repair process started. Keep in mind you’ll likely be without your machine for a least a day, if not longer.


Andrew Orr

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users

10 hours 18 minutes ago

With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.

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Séamus Bellamy

Federico Viticci’s iPad Manifesto Covering Seven Years

10 hours 54 minutes ago

I’m a big fan of MacStories and today Federico released what he calls an iPad manifesto. He writes about his experience using the iPad as his main computing device over seven years.

Seven years after I started (slowly) replacing my MacBook Air with an iPad, my life is different, but one principle still holds true: I never want to find myself forced to work on a computer that’s only effective at home, that can’t be held in my hands, or that can’t be customized for different setups. For this reason, the iPad Pro is the best computer for the kind of lifestyle I want.


Andrew Orr

Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth Headphones: $153 with Coupon Code

11 hours 13 minutes ago

We have a deal on a pair of Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth Headphones. These over-the-ear headphones have on-device controls, and they’re made from leather, aluminum, polymer and steel. They have up to 19 hours of playback time, and they also come with a 1.2 m audio cable with 3.5 mm mini-jack as an alternative to wireless connectivity. They’re $179.99 through our deal, but coupon code WEEKEND15 brings the price down to $153 at checkout.


Bryan Chaffin