Tag: Macs

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Early Prime Day deals: AirPods Pro $189, Macs from $729, 2020 iPad Pros up to $200 off, LG UltraFine displays from $399

Amazon-owned Woot’s Early Prime Day Sale offers shoppers some of the lowest prices of the season on Apple hardware, including AirPods Pro for $189.99 and Macs discounted to $729.99 and up. Even 2020 iPad Pros are up to $200 off.

Woot’s early Prime Day deals

MacBooks are also heavily reduced, with closeout 12-inch MacBooks and 13-inch MacBook Pros falling to as low as $729.99.

Even 2020 hardware is included in the flash sale, with 2020 MacBook Airs dipping to $889.99 in new, open box condition. Apple’s current 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also eligible for double and triple-digit markdowns, with prices starting at $739.99.

Those willing to purchase a refurbished unit can also save big on LG UltraFine monitors. Prices start at $399.99 for 4K models, while this 27-inch UltraFine 5K version is on sale for $799.99, which is $500 off the original MSRP.

To shop the entire selection of deals, head over to Woot. These flash deals are valid on Oct. 12 only and end at 10 p.m. Pacific, or while supplies last.

Additional Apple deals

Apple Price Guides

AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running additional exclusive deals on hardware that will not only deliver the best Apple prices on many of the items, but also throw in bonus discounts on AppleCare, software and more. Here are some of the offers:

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01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

Apple’s upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time. However, it turns out that only Macs with an Apple T2 Security chip are compatible with Ultra HD streaming.


Apple Terminal spotted a recently updated support document on Netflix’s Help Center that now includes hardware requirements for viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur.

According to the web page, viewing Ultra HD content can only be achieved on a “select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip.” In addition to that, every monitor connected to the computer on which Ultra HD is streamed must be a 60Hz 4K capable display with a HDCP 2.2 connection.

It’s not clear why Macs need a T2 security chip to play back 4K HDR content, given that Windows machines obviously don’t, but it could be that this is Netflix’s way of ensuring that viewers aren’t trying to stream the high-definition content on older Macs, which could result in less-than-stellar performance.

The following Macs have the Apple T2 Security Chip, and can therefore stream Netflix in Ultra HD on macOS Big Sur:

macOS Big Sur is now up to its ninth public beta, and is likely to officially debut sometime this month.

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29
Sep
2020
Posted in computer

Forgot your Mac’s password? Here’s how to get back into your locked-down computer

Dusting off and powering up an old MacBook only to realize you can’t remember the password is a frustrating experience. Each failed login attempt can cause confusion and even panic. Don’t worry, though. Apple knows that a forgotten password situation is a personal hell that many of us run into, which is why the MacOS software includes built-in features for this exact situation. 

There are a few different tools you can use, and the road you take to unlock your Mac without a password could depend on whether or not you linked your Apple ID to your user account on your Mac during setup. If you didn’t, that’s OK, there’s still another option to reset your account password. Here’s how to get started regaining control over your Mac computer.

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Getting locked out of your Mac is annoying. But don’t get too frustrated. 


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Use your Apple ID to reset your password

Ideally, you’ll have linked your Apple ID to your user account on your Mac during the initial setup, which will make it possible to reset your user password with just a few clicks. 

After entering the wrong user password three times, you’ll be asked if you want to reset the password using your Apple ID, if it’s linked to your account. If you don’t see the message after your third attempt, your account isn’t linked to your Apple ID and you’ll need to use the method outlined below. 

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Using your Apple ID to reset your Mac password is an easy process. 


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Here’s what to do:

Enter your Apple ID email address and password, and follow the rest of the prompts to create a new password. When you change the password, you’ll see a prompt letting you know a new login keychain — what MacOS uses to