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iFixit Teardown Reveals New MacBook Pro Is ‘Least Repairable Laptop’ Yet

iFixit Teardown Reveals New MacBook Pro Is ‘Least Repairable Laptop’ Yet

This is the what the new MacBook Pro looks like once you get inside.

Before the vast majority of us have even had the pleasure of signing for our new MacBook Pro delivery, iFixit has torn the notebook apart to reveal its internals. Although this is undoubtedly Apple’s best portable yet — what with its stunning Retina display, super speedy solid-state storage, and Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors — iFixit describes it as “the least repairable laptop” they’ve ever taken apart.

“Apple has packed all the things we have into one beautiful little package.” For consumers, this means incredible expensive repair bills, and little to no upgradeability at all.

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Adobe Got Burned For Ending Legacy Support – Will The Same Thing Happen To Apple?

Adobe Got Burned For Ending Legacy Support – Will The Same Thing Happen To Apple?

Adobe backpedals after demanding users upgrade to receive security patches

Last week, Adobe created a firestorm of user unrest when it issued a series of security bulletins impacting three applications of its Creative Suite and said that users must pay to upgrade to the latest versions of the apps if they wanted patches that would close the vulnerabilities.

The company was quickly besieged by users, technology professionals, and security experts demanding that it reverse course and offer security patches to users who couldn’t afford the upgrades (or didn’t want to spend the money). Even though company quietly backpedaled and announced it would offer security updates without acknowledging the reason for its about face or offering an apology, the gaffe raises concerns that Apple’s yearly OS X release cycle might lead it down a similar path.

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How To Get Ready To Upgrade Your iPad — The Right Way

How To Get Ready To Upgrade Your iPad — The Right Way

Now that you’ve placed your order for your new iPad, it’s time to prepare your old one for the upgrade. When you transfer all of your data on launch day, you’re not going to want to eat up storage space with apps, photos, and music that you never use.

Here’s how to prepare your old iPad for an upgrade to the new one — the right way.

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Messages App Will Be Exclusive To Mountain Lion When Beta Ends

Messages App Will Be Exclusive To Mountain Lion When Beta Ends

Enjoying the Messages beta that Apple released yesterday? It’s fantastic, isn’t it? But don’t get too attached to it, because unless you plan to upgrade to Mountain Lion this summer, you’ll lose the application when the beta ends.

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Best Buy Offering $50 Gift Card To Anyone Who Upgrades To A New Phone Before December 31, 2012 [Deal Alert]

Best Buy Offering $50 Gift Card To Anyone Who Upgrades To A New Phone Before December 31, 2012 [Deal Alert]
Best Buy is offering up a $50 Gift Card to anyone who upgrades to a new phone before the end of the year. The promo is actually a bit confusing as you have to already have an existing mobile number and you must register that number before February 12, 2012 to be eligible for the promo. Then, when you finally decide to upgrade your phone, you must upgrade using the number you registered and then you will be provided with your $50 gift card. Whew, I’m glad I got that cleared that up.

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Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]

Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]

I’ve had a few friends experience a problem with their Spotlight search results after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion and at other times for other reasons. They claimed to search for items that they knew were somewhere on their computer, but Spotlight wasn’t able to find them in both cases.

Here’s a down and dirty fix for Spotlight that is useful when Spotlight seems to stop providing the results you expect. It is also useful when you just want Spotlight to re-index your system.

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Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery

Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery

Apple has released an update to the early 2011 iMac EFI firmware. The new update is labeled version 1.7 and it is available via software update.

The update addresses the following issues:

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Apple Releases Xcode 4.2 Free Development Tools For Mac OS X Lion & Snow Leopard

Apple Releases Xcode 4.2 Free Development Tools For Mac OS X Lion & Snow Leopard

Apple’s development tools for Mac OS X and iOS are joining the iOS 5 launch party today with the release of Xcode 4.2. The new version of Xcode is now available as a free download in the Mac App Store or through the regular Apple developer website.

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Early iOS 5 Installation Problems Surface As Upgraders Cannot Restore/Update Their iPhones [Updated]

Early iOS 5 Installation Problems Surface As Upgraders Cannot Restore/Update Their iPhones [Updated]

Users are reporting problems when they try to update their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOs 5 today. A plethora of reports are popping up about the problem this afternoon as many users complain about the problem they are encountering.

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35% of Consumers Want the iPhone 5 Before They’ve Even Seen It

35% of Consumers Want the iPhone 5 Before They’ve Even Seen It

Despite what seems like too much iPhone 5 speculation at times, technical specifications and design details regarding Apple’s fifth-generation device are still very much a mystery to mere mortals like you and I. However, that doesn’t stop 35% of consumers wanting to buy the device before they’ve even seen it.

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