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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple suspends sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor over hardware issues

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has temporarily stopped sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor, due to technical problems associated with a lack of proper shielding from wireless interference.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display shipments slip to 5 to 6 weeks as company updates hardware shielding

02/09/2017, 06:02 pm

Shipping estimates for LG's UltraFine 5K Display, sold exclusively through Apple's retail network, have slipped to over a month as the Korean company issues updated hardware with better RF shielding.

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Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlement

02/08/2017, 11:02 am

A class-action suit filed against four optical drive manufacturers alleging illegal price fixing has been settled, with previous owners of computers equipped with CD or DVD drives between 2003 and 2008 eligible for $10 per computer owned during that period.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple stores, fixes done on case-by-case basis

02/06/2017, 11:02 am

Thunderbolt 3 LG UltraFine 5K displays boasting enhanced shielding to prevent radio frequency interference disconnects and crashing are working their way to retailers now, and problematic units in the field will be assessed for service and shielding addition on a case by case basis, AppleInsider has learned.

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New batch of LG UltraFine 5K displays will have enhanced RF shielding, may not completely fix the problem [u]

02/03/2017, 08:02 am

After delving into the cause of wi-fi router interference, LG has redesigned the shielding on future production batches of the Thunderbolt 3 UltraFine 5K display -- but not only may this not directly address other user's connectivity complaints, how existing monitor owners will get the problem fixed is not yet clear.

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Reports of LG UltraFine 5K Display problems persist, may relate to Thunderbolt cables

02/02/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple's issues with the LG Ultrafine 5K Display may reach further than problems associated with nearby Wi-Fi routers, as users are now reporting worrying hardware troubles unrelated to networking hardware.

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Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display possibly affected by interference from nearby wi-fi router

01/30/2017, 01:01 pm

A Wi-Fi-related issue with some LG UltraFine 5K Displays has possibly been discovered, one that effectively renders the high-resolution Thunderbolt 3 displays unusable if an afflicted unit is positioned within a few feet of a router or a wireless access point.

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PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro

01/17/2017, 10:01 am

New third-party hardware releases make the external GPU situation for macOS both less expensive, and slightly less "hacky" to install. AppleInsider examines the PowerColor Devil Box -- so far the best way to get your MacBook Pro to Mac Pro tower GPU speeds and even give older hardware a significant boost without doling out the cash for a new computer.

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Apple to offer 32GB of desktop RAM in top-end 2017 MacBook Pro, 16GB for 12" MacBook

01/16/2017, 05:01 pm

Answering the call of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer a high-end MacBook Pro model in 2017 with up to 32 gigabytes of -- potentially desktop-class -- RAM, while bumping 12-inch MacBook to 16GB of RAM.

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Apple's fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 warns if display brightness affects MacBook battery life

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

In a bid to extend battery life, the latest beta of macOS Sierra introduces a new option to the Mac's battery menu that will reduce the brightness of the display if it is above 75 percent.

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Consumer Reports now recommends MacBook Pro after Apple software fix

01/12/2017, 05:01 pm

In a bit of backpedaling, Consumer Reports on Thursday said it can now recommend Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup after a software fix remedied battery life inconsistencies found in previous testing.

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Mac sales stabilize in Q4 amid worldwide PC shipment decline

01/11/2017, 06:01 pm

After a steep slide last quarter, Apple's Mac saw a 2.4 percent sales increase over the three-month period ending in December as the wider PC market continued to suffer a now five year drought.

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LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display ship times drop to one week, in-store pickup on Jan. 23

01/11/2017, 08:01 am

Shipping times for the LG UltraFine 5K Display have dropped precipitously in the U.S., with outstanding orders being updated, and new order shipping estimates falling from 2-4 weeks, to just one week.

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Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

01/10/2017, 11:01 am

Battery tests conducted by Consumer Reports showing inconsistent uptime with Apple's new MacBook Pro were inaccurate, Apple said on Tuesday, explaining that the publication had enabled a hidden setting in its Safari browser.

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Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros

01/09/2017, 12:01 pm

Reports claiming Apple Stores can't repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

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Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro

01/07/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple may have abandoned the monitor market, but LG has taken the torch for a high-performing display specifically for Apple users. Despite eschewing some of Apple's design principles, the LG UltraFine 5K Display monitor brings almost everything to the desktop that Mac users have been clamoring for, including a convenient, versatile Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Display

01/05/2017, 11:01 pm

Announced in tandem with the 2016 MacBook Pros, LG's 27" UltraFine 5K Display was developed in partnership with Apple. Despite a modest design, the monitor's color accuracy, brightness, contrast and sharpness make it a worthy successor to Apple's defunct Thunderbolt Display.

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Wacom grows macOS tablets with Intuos Pro, Intuos Pro Paper Edition; Bamboo Folio smartpad

01/05/2017, 04:01 pm

Introduced at Thursday's Consumer Electronics Show, Wacom's Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition tablets are upgraded from previous models, and now equipped with the highly-sensitive Pro Pen 2. Launched at the same time, the Bamboo Folio is a compact smartpad for quickly noting down ideas while on the move.

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