Apple Daily Report: Some T2-equipped Macs can’t be repaired by third parties (and more news)

Apple Daily Report: Some T2-equipped Macs can’t be repaired by third parties (and more news)

Yikes! Apple has confirmed to The Verge that, under a recently revised repair process, only certain authorized replacement parts will work in a T2-equipped Mac. They require a proprietary diagnostic tool be run after the logic board or Touch ID sensor is replaced, so can’t be repaired by third parties.

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360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds: “Designed to sound like a full home theater system”

360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds: “Designed to sound like a full home theater system”

Let’s face it; no matter how good the earbuds or earphones, they just can’t compete with a surround sound system like you find with a home theater system. That’s all changing with the new 360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds ($64.99), bringing that home theater experience to earphones with new technology that reproduces sound the precise way it was created.

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Steve Sande’s hands-on review of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Steve Sande’s hands-on review of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Dennis Sellers and I decided that since we both had experience with the earlier iterations of the iPad Pro that we’d write separate reviews of the new 12.9-inch version. Both of us have the Smart Keyboard Folio, cellular+Wi-Fi, and seemingly have the same goal in mind — be able to use the iPad Pro as our “laptop” of choice.

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Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

When Apple hyped the 2018 iPad Pro as a computer that has outsold almost all other laptops, the company begged reviewers to test drive it as a notebook replacement. Is it? For many people, yes, but for a lot of folks, no, it’s not likely to kick your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to the curb.

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Apple Daily Report: Jony Ive helps design a diamond ring made completely of diamond (and more news)

Apple Daily Report: Jony Ive helps design a diamond ring made completely of diamond (and more news)

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson have designed a unique ring made exclusively for (RED) by Diamond Foundry. It’s completely made of diamond and is designed for the auction house Sotheby’s Dec. 5 (RED) Auction, raising funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.

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Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Compared to a few years ago when Apple started building Macs with USB-C ports, there are a ton of USB-C accessories available now. One unique accessory I recently saw on Indiegogo was the Vinpok Split, a very thin and light USB-C 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor for use with USB-C laptops like the MacBook line. In this review, I take a look at this lightweight portable monitor — and you can still get a deal on it as a “super early bird” backer of the campaign for just $199.

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