We saw a pretty puzzling Facebook post recently. A user wanted to get the Hard Drive in his 2009 Macbook checked out, but the repair shop he went to told him the computer was “vintage” and couldn’t be serviced. It’s puzzling to think of any Macbook as a “vintage” device, but that is Apple’s terminology for any computer discontinued between 5-7 years ago. A quick glimpse of the Apple site produces this explanation:
Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exceptions:
Macintosh products purchased in the country of Turkey.
Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.
Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
On June 8th, Apple launched their newest world domination initiative, Apple Music. The newest (and biggest) hat in the music streaming game plans to give millions of subscribers access to music and a 24 hour live broadcast radio station come June 30th. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the launch:
The service will be 9.99 per month for an individual subscription and 14.99 for a family plan, which will allow up to six people to participate.
On June 30th, everyone has access to a free 3-month trial on initial signup, after which the $9.99 will kick in. If you find that you don’t like the service don’t forget to cancel come August.
It’s your lucky day, over and over! The King of some far off land has passed and wants to give you his fortune, just like the one the day before, and the day before that right? Are you that lucky, or is someone just trying to trick you? Probably the latter.
Unfortunately, spammers and scammers frequently lurk our inbox wanting nothing more than to cause harm to your computer and bank account. You may not fall for their games, but many do. According to cNet.com, over 30% of knowingly Americans open spam, and 8% even open files attached to the e-mails!