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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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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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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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@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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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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Thanks, Justin. :)
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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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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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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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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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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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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.