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Portables (Apple)

Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini Models Will Become Obsolete Next Month, Lose Apple Repair Support (9to5mac.com) 142

An anonymous reader writes: Apple will add certain MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models to its list of vintage and obsolete products starting next month, which means the products will lose official Apple repair support through the company's retail stores and authorized resellers. Kicking in on December 31, 2016, the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) will become vintage and obsolete in all markets where applicable, while the Mac mini (Early 2009) and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) will become obsolete worldwide on the same date.

Comment Re:Just don't. (Score 1) 552

Unfortunately, some people are just too dense for that. My cousin had a big sign up at her wedding that asked for everyone not to have their phones out during the wedding ceremony. Among other things, she was worried that people were going to just get in the way of the professional photographers and videographers. Guess what, some people took their phones out recording and got in the way of the professional photographers and videographers. My cousin was pissed.

Comment Re:How were crimes solved before cell phones? (Score 1) 254

The fact is that encryption exists and it is not going anywhere. Even if Google and everyone else did roll back to previous encryption methods, the criminals would eventually just use alternative encryption solutions. Admittedly, it would probably take a while before it became a common staple of criminal activity but it would happen. As far as the dumb criminals go, I doubt that you need to rollback encryption to catch them. The likely did something else stupid that would get them catch.

Comment Re:Liability? (Score 1, Insightful) 482

You do realize that cell phones didn't always exist, and people still managed to survive?

What is your point? A lot of things didn't used to exist and yet enough people to survived their non-existence to continue to life of the species. That doesn't mean it is smart to get rid of all those things.

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