Apple Confirms Random Shutdown Issues with Base Model 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple today acknowledged unexpected shutdown issues with the base model 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro. Launched earlier this year, the machine will randomly shut down for no reason whatsoever. In a support document, Apple details some of the steps that users can try to fix the problem for good. This includes using the MacBook until its battery drops to below 90%, plugging it into a power adapter, quitting all open applications, and then putting it to sleep by closing the lid. The company then recommends charging the Mac for at least…

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iPad Pro and iPad Cyber Week 2019 Sale

Black Friday and Cyber Monday saw retailers heavily discounting Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad lineup. For Cyber Week, we see a similar trend with all iPads from Apple on discount. Unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday though, the deals on the iPad Pro and iPad for Cyber Week are not that good. For the 3-day shopping event, we saw discounts of up to $250 on the iPad Pro lineup but these are nowhere to be found now. Similarly, the 10.2-inch iPad saw amazing discounts of up to…

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Qualcomm Launches Bigger, Better Ultrasonic In-Screen Fingerprint Reader Which Apple Could Use in iPhone 12

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced its second-generation 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The new scanner is not only bigger but also more secure in nature. Qualcomm says the new sensor is 17 times bigger with a size of 20mm x 30mm. The bigger size allows the scanner to read two fingerprints at once which can be used by banking apps or other scenarios where even tighter security is required. The sensor is now big enough to cover almost the entirety of the bottom half of a…

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Spotify Introduces Sleep Timer in Its iOS App

The hugely popular online music streaming service, Spotify, had introduced the ‘Sleep Timer’ feature in its Android app back in May. And today, the feature is set to make its way to Spotify’s iOS app. The sleep timer feature isn’t new for music players; it has been around for long. However, not many subscription-based online streaming applications have implemented the feature so far. As the name suggests, sleep timer lets you set a specific time, after which, it stops the music playback. This comes handy if you plan on listening…

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Protect Your Home Even When You’re Away With This Doorbell [Deals Hub]

We’ve all been there — perfectly cozy on the couch mid-binge session when the doorbell rings. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see who’s outside without getting up? RemoBell® W: Equipped Smart Video Doorbell Camera with Chime saves the day, letting you check out who’s on your doorstep and even communicate with them if needed. It’s available now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub for just $136, 31% off the usual price of $199 with promo code: MERRY15. The RemoBell® W is a Wi-Fi video doorbell that gives your…

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MacBook Cyber Week 2019 Sale: Save Up to $1500 on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be over but the deals certainly have not stopped. You are still going to find some pretty amazing discounts on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from the likes of Amazon and B&H for at least this entire week. The deals might not be as good as what was being offered during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but they are still better than what you would usually find. Below is a look at some deals on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that are still…

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Apple Fails to Dismiss Class-Action Lawsuit Related to MacBook Butterfly Keyboards

The Cupertino-based tech giant, Apple, will have to face a class-action lawsuit over the faulty butterfly switch keyboard in its MacBooks. Federal Judge Edward Davila has denied the company’s request to dismiss the suit, earlier this morning. The lawsuit was filed by Kyle Barbaro and Zixua Roa. They accused Apple of knowingly selling the MacBooks with faulty keyboards and suggesting users “self-help remedies,” which allegedly didn’t work. The lawsuit asks Apple to pay for damages and refunds for affected MacBook users who have paid to replace the keyboard. It all…

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Apple Calls Russian Law Requiring Local Apps to Be Pre-loaded Equivalent to Jailbreaking

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the legislation which requires all smartphones, TVs, and other electronic gadgets sold in Russia to come pre-installed with Russian software. The law will go into force on July 1, 2020. The law has been heavily criticized by tech companies and retailers who say that it has been drafted and passed without their consultation. The law is expected to include smartphones, computers, and smart TVs that are sold in the region. The Russian government will make a list of the apps which must be pre-installed…

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Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Brother Is Preparing To Sue Apple For Allegedly Selling Overpriced Phones

Infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s elder brother Roberto Escobar wants to sue Apple because he thinks that the company sells overpriced phones and shares all the customer data with government and law enforcement agencies. Roberto is not only preparing a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant but also planning to launch his own affordable foldable screen smartphone. While Roberto is releasing a foldable screen smartphone, one would think that he must be targeting the Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X, but the deceased drug lord’s brother is actually going…

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Apple Shares the ‘Best of 2019’ List For Apps, Games, Movies, More

Apple today published its list of the best apps and games of 2019. This time around, the company has crowned the best apps and games across a number of platforms including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. There is also a new Apple Arcade category as well. Below is the complete list of winners across different categories. If you have not tried out the app or game mentioned below, you should take out time this holiday season and definitely do so. iPhone App of the Year – Spectre Camera (Download)…

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