Apple have announced a repair extension program for the following MacBook Pro models to fix video issues:
- MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Early 2013)
The program starts in Australia and most of the world on 27th of February, but is being tested on Americans and and Canadians from the 20th.
Issues addressed include
- Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen
- No video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on
- Computer restarts unexpectedly
You can enter your Mac’s serial number here to check your model, purchase date and warranty coverage.
Just in case you want to know how many times you can sit on the couch and run down your laptop’s battery before having to take it to Apple to get it replaced, here are Apple’s battery life specs (hint, <= 1000 cycles).
According to Gizmodo, Apple have purchased 3D mapping company C3 technologies. They’ve previously purchased at least two other mapping technology companies.
Gizmodo reports that you can break into any iPad 2 using its smart cover. From the shutdown screen, close and open the cover then click cancel. I tried it under iOS 4 and it didn’t work so I suspect it’s an iOS 5 only bug.
It seems that Executive Jet has been to use Jeppesen Mobile TC on an iPad as an electronic flightbook (EFB) by the FAA, passing electronic interference and sudden decompression tests. I wonder if this means they carry a backup iPad and a USB charger?
Penny Arcade’s take on Steve Jobs’ iPhone 4 demo failure at the WWDC 2010 keynote. Still not sure why Steve didn’t use a cable for the networking, given that the demo phones had cables to do the display anyway. I guess it distracted from his fireside chat on the edge of the stage.
Dividing the 20 or so available channels by the 570 base stations probably wasn’t going to work particularly well regardless of what hardware was in use, it was an ‘extreme networking event’. But a great time to test your app to see how it goes in times of network weirdness 🙂
It seems the Vatican has approved the use of iPads to replace the Missal during Mass, with Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications launching his own (unofficial) iPad App in July. Would be interesting to see if it gets App store approval and what rating it gets…