Judge denies Apple’s attempt to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit

Judge denies Apple’s attempt to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit

A California federal judge has denied Apple's attempt to dismiss a proposed class action claiming it sold defectively designed MacBooks and iMacs, saying the tech giant's attempt to address the consumer protection laws of more than a dozen states was too “unwieldy,” according to the legal news site, Law 360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

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Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron, one of the two Taiwanese companies that assemble iPhones and iPads, has signed a letter of intent stating it intends to invest 10-15 trillion rupiah (approximately US$695 million to $1 billion) in an Indonesian factory to assemble “chips for Apple smartphones,” reports Reuters.

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Protect your MacBook with Toast's customizable leather cover

Protect your MacBook with Toast's customizable leather cover

My 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touchpad looks pretty good considering the number of times it's been carried around, tossed into a bag, placed on a stand for video calls, and otherwise put to use. Recently I noticed a small scratch on the "lid" that made me realize that I needed some protection for the device, and fortunately Portland-based Toast came to my rescue. Today I'm looking at the company's Leather MacBook Laptop Cover (US$99).

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How to check battery health on a MacBook

How to check battery health on a MacBook

If you depend on your old MacBook, one of the most frustrating things you can run into is having a battery that doesn't hold a charge. MacBook batteries are the lifeblood of the devices, so it's fortunate that it is easy to determine whether a battery pack has life left in it or if it needs to be replaced. Today I'll show you how to check the health of a MacBook battery and provide some ideas on how to replace a battery that is no longer working.

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Rumor: Apple tightening grip on supply chains of upcoming MacBook models

Rumor: Apple tightening grip on supply chains of upcoming MacBook models

According to a DigiTimes report, Apple plans to tighten its grip on the supply chains of new MacBook models through direct pricing negotiations with third-party suppliers of non-key parts such as screws, metallic parts and plastics parts needed for the production of key components by contracted suppliers.

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WaterField debuts travel-ready Bolt Crossbody tablet, laptop bag

WaterField debuts travel-ready Bolt Crossbody tablet, laptop bag

WaterField Designs has debuted the Bolt Crossbody, a slim-profile vertical laptop bag designed for commuters, professionals and adventure seekers. Available in three sizes to fit MacBooks, iPads and other devices, each Bolt includes a built-in, padded laptop-tablet sleeve, an Apple Pencil slot and several pockets.

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Shawnee Heights School District goes from 100% Microsoft to mostly Apple in five years

Shawnee Heights School District goes from 100% Microsoft to mostly Apple in five years

Kansas’ Shawnee Heights School District, working with Jamf IT management solutions, has gone from 100% Microsoft to mostly Apple products in the past five years. The district buys all its products instead of leasing them despite dealing with budget constraints (as most school systems do).

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