Apple leads the way in consumer satisfaction for Mac and iPad

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The 2020 iMac is faster, but didn’t get a new design.
Customers are pretty darn satisfied when it comes to Mac.
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Apple fans love to complain every so often, but overall they remain pretty darn satisfied when it comes to the company’s personal computer offerings.

That’s according to data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which reports that Apple ranks No. 1 in user satisfaction for personal computers with a score of ACSI score of 82. This ranking covers iMacs, MacBooks and iPads.

Last chance: Save 10% on Mujjo’s outstanding iPhone cases

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Leather cases as good as Apple's ... for a lot less.
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Mujjo’s luxurious leather cases offer great protection without making your pricey iPhone feel cheap and tacky. Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store and enjoy 10% off the usual price — and get the same discount on Mujjo gloves, laptop sleeves, and more.

The sale ends Friday, September 11, so enjoy it while you can!

A desk with a space-saving monitor [Setups]

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This guy knows how to save desk space.
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When tech YouTuber Dan Barbera built his desk, he wanted something that gave him a lot of space and flexibility. He runs his rig off a 2019 MacBook Pro, so his computer is not chained to his desk. The Autonomous SmartDesk 2 is roomy and gives him the option to sit or stand.

The most accommodating thing on the desk, though, is a 32-inch Samsung Space 4K Monitor. Designed to save space, the hyper-adjustable Samsung Space allows him to push the monitor against the wall, or tilt it all the way down onto the desk, freeing up valuable desk real estate underneath it.

$849 ARM MacBook could feature butterfly keys, 12-inch display

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And up to 20 hours battery life?
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One of Apple’s first ARM-powered notebooks could be a 12-inch MacBook with butterfly keyboard, according to one tipster. The entry-level machine could sell for just $849 with 256GB storage as standard.

Other specifications are said to include up to 20 hours of battery life in between charges, up to 16GB of RAM, and a single USB-C port.

Save on awesome iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods accessories in our big back-to-school sale

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Bands, stands, cases, and more at up to 72% off.
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The Cult of Mac Store’s big back-to-school sale kicks off today with sweet discounts on awesome iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac accessories from Elago, Just Mobile, Mujjo and Twelve South.

Save up to 72% on brilliant bands, stands, cases, and more, with prices starting at a mere $9.95. The discounts are good for a limited time only, so enjoy them while you can!

Want a new MacBook Pro? Sell your old model for fast upgrade cash

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It's easier than you think.
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It’s a great time to pick up a 2019 MacBook Pro, with B&H Photo offering up to $500 off 13-inch models. And Cult of Mac can help make yours even more affordable.

We pay great prices for used Apple computers (and other Apple devices) — and we make the whole process quick and simple. We also cough up real cash that you can spend anywhere you like.

Laugh along as Apple takes on ‘the whole working-from-home thing’ in new video

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Working from home can be a challenge, but not for the Underdogs.
Laugh along with Apple in ‘The whole working-from-home thing’ video.
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Working from home is the new normal, and an Apple video released Monday shows a team using Mac, iPad and iPhone to collaborate on a rushed project.

But this is less an instructional “how to” video and more something we can all commiserate with as the team struggles with kids, cats and crazy coworkers to make a looming deadline.

Enjoy it now:

Apple boosts MacBook Pro production as demand surges

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The 2020 MacBook models are selling so well that Apple is bumping up the number it’s making.
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Apple is reportedly enjoying strong sales of the MacBook Pro, and will increase production in the next few months. Laptop shipments could be up significantly for the third quarter.

All macOS computers seem to be having a strong 2020. In the second quarter of this year, total Mac shipments were up 36%, according to a market-research firm.

Apple doesn’t want users covering up their MacBook cameras

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Why would you deface your gorgeous MacBook by covering up its FaceTime camera?
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Mark Zuckerberg introduced large numbers of people to the idea of taping over their MacBook’s camera when, in 2016, he uploaded a photo that revealed a few of his security measures.

But Apple says using camera coverings can hurt MacBooks. In a new support document, Apple notes that covering the MacBook’s built-in FaceTime camera could interfere with the computer’s ambient light sensor, which is located next to the camera. The sensor controls True Tone and the Mac’s automatic brightness feature.