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"Blue Screen of Death" on MacBook Pro?





According to numerous reports that can be found on the Apple Support Forums, many 2011 MacBook Pro users suffer from Discrete AMD GPUs failures. Apart from this hardware issue, many owners claim their laptops sometimes reboot to a blue or gray screen, which somehow resembles the famous “Blue Screen of Death” found on computers running Windows. As a result, they need to reinstall the operating system or, more often, boot into safe mode.


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Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 17:59

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing for Purchases Above €400



Good news for all those who live in Europe and think about getting an iPhone or iPad for a discounted price - from now on and up till January 10th one can buy any Apple’s device via company’s online store and save a few bucks for the holidays. How is it possible? Well, Apple has just started offering 0% financing for purchases above €400.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:10

Apple Purchased Israeli Firm PrimeSense for $360



Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed that the company from Cupertino has purchased an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. This sum of acquisition is $360 million and this is probably the only thing we know for sure.


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Monday, November 25th, 2013. 23:39

Apple Fixes MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad Bugs



Apple on Thursday released an update for late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pros addressing the issue with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad freezes.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 3:34

Apple to Open Manufacturing Facility in Mesa, Arizona



Apple will build a special sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in order to produce components for its iPhones, iPads and possibly Macs and MacBooks. Such information was shared by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:48

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Apple's Awarded with Patent for User Tracking System



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:26

iPad Air is Now Available via Online Apple Store in the USA



iPad Air is now available for all those who live in the USA. What’s interesting is that all the models can be picked up directly from the store, at least for now. Looks like the first batch of the devices won’t be sold out immediately, like in Hong-Kong yesterday, but its Apple, anything can happen.


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Friday, November 1st, 2013. 20:03

Apple will Fix MacBook Pro Keyboard and Trackpad Lockup Issues



Apple is currently working on a fix for the late-2013 MacBook Pro bug that causes laptop’s keyboard and trackpad to freeze from time to time. It was previously reported that the problem may be a result of the conflict between MacBook’s hardware the operating system.


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Thursday, October 31st, 2013. 22:52

Apple Admits Some iPhone 5s Units have Faulty Batteries



Apple has confirmed that some of the iPhone 5s owners may be experiencing problems with their new smartphones. The issues deal with battery performance of the device. Because of the manufacturing error, Apple’s new flagship may suffer from reduced battery life.


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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013. 20:07

Keyboard and Trackpad Freezes on Apple's New MacBook Pro



New Retina MacBook Pro seems to be quite a faulty device. Although it is equipped with Intel’s latest Haswell processor, Iris graphics and fast SSD, numerous users report about issues connected with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad, caused probably because of a conflict between OS X Mavericks and the hardware.


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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. 0:38

Intel's Iris Graphics Boost New 13-inch MacBook Pro GPU Performance by at Least 50%



Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with Intel’s Iris integrated GPU proved that it is significantly faster in terms of graphics performance if compared to predecessors.


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Saturday, October 26th, 2013. 19:29

Survey Reveals that the iPhone 5s Takes Nearly 64% of Apple's Smartphone Sales



You probably know that the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - is currently outselling its plastic counterpart - iPhone 5c. According to a poll, conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) in September, the 5s has taken nearly 70% of Apple's overall smartphone sales.


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Monday, October 14th, 2013. 19:21

New iPhone Trade-In Program has been Launched at U.K. Retail Stores



Back in late August, Apple began an iPhone trade-in program in the U.S. retail stores. Now it has become available for the customers across the U.K. If you’re interested in details, read this article to the end.


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Monday, October 14th, 2013. 19:14

iOS 7 Users Complain About Wi-Fi Issues on the iPhone 4S



iPhone 4S users complain about numerous problems with Broadcom Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller after the upgrade to iOS 7. Apple's support forums are currently overwhelmed with help requests and complaints connected with the abovementioned issues.


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Saturday, October 12th, 2013. 1:24