AWT News Update: October 13, 2017

AWT News Update: October 13, 2017

It may be Friday the 13th, but there's very little bad luck involved with today's Apple World Today News Update podcast, with the exception of a scarcity of news:

  • AR Tape Measure has been our sponsor this week. Be sure to pick up this free app and see how augmented reality can help you in your daily life
  • Certain 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays from mid-2012 and early 2013 are eligible for free -- but extremely slow -- repairs if they need battery service
  • Hungry? Facebook now lets you order food for delivery or pickup from a variety of local restaurants in the USA
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Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase: Just the perfect size

Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase: Just the perfect size

When you get really compact computing devices like the 12-inch MacBook or iPad Pros, most laptop bags are way too big. It's like using a moving van to transport a pea! Well, fortunately Pad & Quill saw the trend towards more svelte computers and tablets and developed the new Small Briefcase (US$219.00). Today we'll take a look at this compact and rugged laptop case.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Force-clicking with a Force Touch trackpad

Apple World Today Video Tip: Force-clicking with a Force Touch trackpad

Apple's Force Touch trackpads are impressive and some of the things that you can do with them by using a force click are very useful. Today we look at a few of the results of force-clicking. For even more tips, visit Apple's support website page on the topic at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204352.

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Apple fixing MacBook Pros with video problems ... for free

Apple fixing MacBook Pros with video problems ... for free

One of the first emails we received from a reader on February 9 when Apple World Today launched as from a man who wondered if we could report some of the issues that a number of people were having with MacBook Pros sold between February 2011 and December 2013. He pointed us to Apple's support pages, where a huge discussion of the problem had been raging on for years. Well, that gentleman will be happy to know that starting today, Apple is offering a free fix.

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