Months after Dell and other notebook manufacturers came clean, Apple has admitted some culpability for failing Nvidia GPUs.The GeForce 8600M GT has been failing recently in MacBook Pros and Apple has agrred t0 will pay for the repairs.
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Episode 95 of the PowerPage Podcast has been posted. On it Rob Parker, Chuck Freedman and I discuss free Wi-Fi for iPhone users, 6GB RAM in the new MacBooks, Firmware 2.
It appears that the current crop of MacBook Pros seem to be suffering from a premature failure of their Nvidia graphics processors. According to a piece on The Inquirer "All Nvidia G84 and G86s are bad" and MacBooks Pro's with either the Nvidia 8600GT GPUs are prone to failure:The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad.
Yesterday's earth-shattering announcement that Apple will abruptly stop exhibiting at Macworld Expo after January's event sent shockwaves through the Mac community. After 25 years of anchoring the exhibit-hall with its massive booth and kicking off the event with a keynote address that people would literally wait in line for 24 hours to see, Apple is dumping the Expo like a MacBook with a bad RAM slot.
Locationgate is nothing compared to a rootkit that's been discovered pre-installed on potentially millions of Android handsets.
Some brief highlights of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) underway in San Francisco.Electronic Arts games coming to the Mac in July:Command & Conquor 3 Battlefield 2142 Need For Speed Carbon Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix Madden '08 (coming soon) Tiger Woods '08 (coming soon)New game coming from John Carmack's id Software (creator of Doom, Quake and Castle Wolfenstein).
If you've ever scrolled deep into the Legal menu on an iPod you've probably seen the logo pictured at right. PortalPlayer is most popular for providing the audio chips for the Apple iPod.
There's a theory making the rounds that the MacBook Pro's high temperatures are attributed to a misapplication of "thermal grease" that's applied to the CPU and GPU chips during the manufacturing process.
It's pretty easy to deduce that Merom, Intel's successor to the Yonah (a.k.a. Core Duo) chip, will find its way into a speed-bumped MacBook Pro. The question is when.
According to DailyTech, Intel has provided names and dates for their next generation of core processors. The new chips may ship under the Apple logo in as soon as a few months.