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Bloomberg says Apple is developing a new MacBook Pro

A Bloomberg report says that Apple is planning to release a new MacBook Pro that has a narrow OLED screen at the top of the keyboard, which may replace the function keys. In that same article they share this chart, which shows iPad sales compared to Mac sales (which presumably includes all MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro models).

Tim Cook’s Apple: Driven only by the bottom line?

Under Tim Cook, Apple seems much more driven by the bottom line than under Steve Jobs. As this article points out, “The (MacPro) models on sale today (late 2016) have the exact same specs as the very first ones that rolled off the Texas assembly line back in December 2013.”

I don’t think anyone is craving new body styles for MacBook Pro’s or MacPro’s, but modern, up to date processors and displays would be nice. And by not having those things, it makes a person think, “Hmm, I wonder what Windows’ systems look like these days ...”

As I recall, being driven by the bottom line is what got Apple in trouble under John Sculley and Gil Amelio.

How to calibrate your MacBook battery

MacBook battery calibration FAQ: My MacBook battery life seems reduced, is there something I can do to improve my MacBook battery life? (Also written as, "Can I calibrate my MacBook battery?", or, "How do I calibrate my MacBook battery for better battery life/performance?")

Improve your MacBook battery life (2011 edition)

MacBook battery life FAQ: How can I improve my MacBook battery life (or MacBook Pro or MacBook Air battery life)?

I've written about MacBook battery life before (see the links below), but with a new MacBook Air, I've become increasingly interested in MacBook battery life. I just did some more battery life research on the Apple website, and here's what I found.

Apple MacBook discounts - Check Apple's refurbished store

Apple MacBook discounts/sales news: Just a quick note here that if you're looking for discounted Apple MacBook computers and other Apple products, take a look at Apple's refurbished store. As I continue shopping for new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, I just stumbled across the "refurbished" page in the Apple Store, where they have big savings on most MacBook and iMac models, as well as other Apple products.

For instance, they currently have these MacBook discounts:

iMac security problem? There's no iMac microphone indicator

One of the things I learned when using the pure Java speech recognition software yesterday is that my iMac has no visible indicator of when the microphone is on. With the Sphinx-4 "Zip City" application you have to press a button to speak, and when you do, there's no indicator on the iMac that the microphone is on. So basically any application can turn on the Mac microphone without you knowing about it.

How to use a Time Capsule as a Mac network drive

Mac Time Capsule backup FAQ: Can I use an Apple Time Capsule drive to make Mac backups, and as a Mac network share (drive)?

I now have a small network of Apple/Mac systems here at the world headquarters, and as I'm starting to feel the need for a network, I looked around the office, and lo-and-behold, I found my old Apple Time Capsule. Hmm, I thought, could an Apple Time Capsule work as a Mac network drive?