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All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.

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by:Justin Pierce
It's wonderful to see everybody doing the right thing. ;)

:: Justin stands on soapbox::  

As a Combat Veteran, I'm disgusted by all white supremacist groups and the thought that they think they represent any values or ideals of the United States. I'm sure my military brethren (sisters, brothers, and transgenders) would give me a virtual high five when I say the US Army's official motto, "This We'll Defend" is a feeling that runs through all of our hearts and minds. We believe that this nation is for everyone who wants to come and be a part of it. Simply put, it's our job as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, to defend them with our lives.

Oh, on the "race" element, according to science, Mitochondrial DNA, and I would say common sense, we are all one race (Human Race) and that the pigment of our skin is superficial. Race is a social invention, not a biological truth.

Who says?

Oh, only a prestigious and reputable school like: MIT and a preeminent evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves Jr.. Here is a conversation the NY Times had with him: Link.

Even if there were different races, why would I not call you my brother or sister? We are all experiencing the Human Condition together and should bond with, and defend each other as family.

I leave you with a quote from the fictitious, but ever so right, Jean-Luc Picard, "No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another."

:: Justin steps off the soapbox::
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by:Christopher Rourke
Thank you, Justin. It strengthens my, and hopefully others, resolve to read such words. I too have often look to Captains Picard and Kirk in times like these to bring hope, but in this case there are words from a patriot of old that may serve as a greater compass:


The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren, and
to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

For those of us, that like seeing our alma maters take a pigskin and strategically move down the field, you'll be happy to know that ESPN on the 4th Gen Apple TV has just made it an even better experience. You can now watch four games at once! That means you can watch your school's arch rival, the arch rival of your spouse's school, your alma mater, and your husband's/wife's alma mater all at the same time. Since my wife is an ND grad and I'm a Cardinal, we can now both poke fun at each other while being in the same room (no more separate TVs), which ultimately means the buffalo wings and Guinness are in the same room too. If this is not reason enough for you to get excited, then how about the other great things that come with the autumn season: the grass is barely growing, holiday cheer is in the air, and pumpkin spice is back in your coffee mug. Either way, I hope the autumn season brings you the happiness you deserve and that your school makes it to a bowl game.
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by:Kristine Stewart
This sounds pretty cool! I'm especially excited for Disney's recent announcement that they will have a dedicated ESPN streaming service that isn't tied to a cable subscription.  I just "cut the cord" again, and live sports are really the only thing  that we miss and is frustrating to access.
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That's awesome about Disney! Welcome back to us cable-cutters btw. ;)
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Apple lovers, September is around the corner.  Are you excited to see what Apple's been working on the last few months!?

I'm eagerly awaiting news on the latest iPhone.  The iOS 11 features coming out look promising too.

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-11-preview/
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, Apple Pay is pretty great. When I find a business that supports it, I've started going there more. It's even more convenient when you can use a smartwatch—you don't even need to reach into your pocket!
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by:Kyle Santos
Ugh, they've made it so easy for us xD
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What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?
I like Apple products but Airpods and the touch bar on their latest MacBook are those fads that won't last.
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by:Katrina Donegan
I'm totally speaking hypocritically because I like my Apple machines. I understand their need to stay relevant but I have a feeling it will catch up to them if they don't come out with something revolutionary.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, I hear you on that! For such a long time they were the underdog and that helped them be really scrappy and daring. But now that they're such a powerhouse, there's a lot of fear that they could become like the Microsoft of old...
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How do you feel about your iPhone?  If your iPhone was taken away today, how would this impact your day to day life?

Personally, I'd have to get an alarm clock again or I wouldn't wake up for work on time!

https://appdevelopermagazine.com/5325/2017/6/29/10-years-after-the-iphone-launch-here-is-how-people-feel-now/
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by:Brian Matis
Personally, I'd have to get an alarm clock again or I wouldn't wake up for work on time!

Lol! Yep, I've also ditched my alarm clock. I might still be able to get up for work without any sort of alarm though, since I recently set up some smart lightbulbs which gradually turn on between 6:30 - 7:00 and have been doing a decent job of waking me up. But then again... I set up the lightbulb scheduling with my iPhone! :-D
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Keen on getting Apple tech news updates?  A longtime member just showed me this guy's website.  Pretty neat.

http://techguylabs.com/news
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by:Brian Matis
@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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by:Brandon Lyon
Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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I wish I could endorse this 100 times. This right here is one of the reasons I care so much about technology and its potential to bring about significant quality of life improvements for so many. As a Type 1 Diabetic myself, I can fully attest to the importance of constant blood glucose monitoring and the frustration with existing solutions. Don't get me wrong, it's fantastic and amazing that we have fairly simple and accessible ways to check blood sugar, but getting a non-invasive continuous monitoring solution is indeed a complete game changer.

And having Apple branching out into medical tech is exceptionally exciting, especially considering the massive amount of resources they can bring to bear on problems like this and their unparalleled attention to user experience. Assuming they can make progress on this, I think we'll get into a golden age of health improvement. (And we sure can use it...)
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by:Kyle Santos
Thanks, Justin. :)
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One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Good morning Geeks!

If you use Hulu, you'll like this news. Hulu now has Live TV! This means for those of us that have cut the cable cord, we now have a legitimate way of watching Live TV for possibly $40. Why possibly?

As of now, the release of this app is before any official announcement of it, so you'll have to stay tuned (yeah I went there) to find out how much it will really cost.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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Hi, Brian!

I agree. I feel that if Hulu really wants to compete with the cable companies, then they'll need to lower the price to $20 -$15.

Why?

Because most of us already pay $10 to Netflix for our on demand entertainment and don't like the idea that we'lll have to pay the price of a basic cable channel package ($50-$60) to get a live TV stream.

Having the ability to watch my college football teams (when the season starts up again) will be nice though.
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by:Brian Matis
Sports is a great case for this! Watching those live can certainly matter a lot more.
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Good morning fellow Apple Geeks!

If you own a first generation Apple Watch, and its battery starts to swell for some reason, Apple has extended out the warranty for you. Despite this being a flaw in the batteries, I get excited when Apple does things like this. To me, it shows the obvious business smarts they have onboard, and that they are willing to do what we call in the military, "the hard right over the easy wrong."

In short, Apple doesn't need to extend the warranty to keep people purchasing their products. However, by doing this they are fortifying the loyalty among their base, and shocking the newcomers who are stepping into the realm of Apple for the first time. That's what happens when you own up to your faults and then try to correct them.

Good on you Apple!
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by:Brian Matis
Always nice when a company does the right thing!
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http://machash.com/9to5mac/220237/nasty-mac-malware-bypasses-gatekeeper-undetectable-by-most-antivirus-apps/

Good morning, fellow Apple friends! I feel like I've been the bearer of bad news lately, but this one is important. To be brief, tell your family/friends who own Macs that they need to be careful when opening attachments in their email. Oh, and that they need to get a real antivirus  (I recommend Intego Internet Security X9) because the Mac only has a built-in list called "File Quarantine" that catches known malware.

After reading the article it's clear that Apple lovers are slowly, but surely being targeted. =( Despite this sobering news, if you use security awareness and an antivirus application, you can successfully fend off this kind of malware.

Take care everyone and enjoy your Friday!
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by:James Bilous
Apple seems like such a great target at this point - rather than being used by enthusiasts and early adopters Macs are quickly becoming the "status quo" due to their perception of being "cool". Lots of college students with $1200 Facebook machines these days!
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Anyone else own a macbook and having this problem?  Seems like a pretty big bug if you ask me...who the heck wants to rollback to El Capitan? SERIOUSLY?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015914/Macbook-has-frequent-sleep-awake-failures-part-3-status-0x40003-Code-0x100002000014-Stackshot-reason-Watchdog.html#a42091663
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by:Brian Matis
Ugh... sounds lame... I've occasionally had wake from sleep problems, but they're pretty infrequent. And certainly no worse on my Mac than on my PC. Sorry to hear that's been plaguing you! I like Jackie Man's suggestion to reset the PRAM.
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Last week I loved San Luis Obispo company Farmbot.  This week I love San Luis Obispo based company iFixit. (and of course I love SLO company EE). This is a great article in the latest issue of Inc Magazine re: their company - and why Apple hates them.  Relevant here at EE for hardware / software types.

http://www.inc.com/magazine/201704/david-whitford/ifixit-repair-men.html
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by:Ryan Kilimnik
Great article Matt. We have a couple friends over at IFixit. They love it!
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by:Lucas Bishop
Apple doesn't like iFixit, because iFixit writes its own in-house versions of Apple's top-secret repair manuals and shares them with all comers.

Then again, iFixit doesn't like Apple either. At iFixit headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California, the recycling goes in cans labeled with iFixit's logo--it resembles a Phillips screw head--while the cans with the Apple logo are for trash.

Wot!? Seems like a bit of sensationalism here...
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Very soon your Mac will recognize your face.

 Biometrics isn't perfect, but it's better than other forms of authentication. Enjoy the read everybody.
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Whoa, now that is scary on so many levels.
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If you know anybody that works at a school and has always wanted professional Apple apps (Logic Pro X , Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3) then they're in luck. Apple is taking off $430 of what would be $630 of software.

Side note: To grab this bundle at $199, they'll have to use their App Store for Education account.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/03/apple-pro-apps-bundle-for-education/

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by:Brian Matis
Nice deal!
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I went with the poor man's beats and got Skullcandy headphones :)
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Apparently people keep finding coins inside their MacBooks. What is up with that?
http://gizmodo.com/people-keep-finding-coins-in-their-macbooks-and-nobody-1790872620

Someone on EE even asked this question, and the winning answer was "Factory Rebate".
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26473688/Penny-found-in-Macbook-Pro-Is-this-on-purpose.html

Hilarious answer, but seriously, what on earth would this be for? Me, I kinda wonder if it's a joke and someone's just trying to trick people into opening up their MacBooks to check for coins...
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Hard to believe it's been 10 years since the iPhone was first announced... A historic day!
http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/01/iphone-at-ten-the-revolution-continues.html
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Apple Hardware

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All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.