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by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phishing Imitating Warning of Phishing
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Phishing Imitating Warning of Phishing

I guess it had to happen: Dear Customer, Wells Fargo Online Banking is investigating an e-mail phishing scam that attempts to collect sensitive personal information, the e-mail mimics communication members currently receive from Wells Fargo. Due to system maintenance, all account holders are require...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chip Vulnerabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Chip Vulnerabilities

Here's a brief article on the Intel and ARM chip vulnerabilities, mostly patched already by recent macOS and iOS updates.
More comprehensive macOS and iOS updates are in the works.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/ ... older-macs
by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Actually, you can mail it in. Good to know. I hadn't seen that in print. The last time I used the express service--the iPhone 6s battery recall--I had to argue a bit to get express service, pointing out that traveling a minimum of 4.5 hours round trip without even knowing if the battery would be in...
by Stephen Hart
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

iPhones eligible for $30 battery replacement: 6, 6s, SE or 7. Apple Stores appear to be doing this, but may put you on a wait list. (I haven't seen any indication that Apple will do this by mail, let alone with "express" service (where they replace your iPhone, place a hold on your credit card, and ...
by Stephen Hart
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Here's an explanation of how lithium-ion batteries work, and why Apple had to make some engineering choices for older, but not defective, batteries. http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/02/how-iphone-batteries-work-and-how-apple-manages-performance-over-time Also, some people are reporting that at...
by Stephen Hart
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

I wonder if leaving Finder "open" is allowing some odd quirks? I will make sure to close it after every use. Leaving a Finder window open should have no effect. It is possible to force quit the Finder, but it will immediately reopen. Maybe leaving a dozen Finder windows open is a bad idea. Ah, an e...
by Stephen Hart
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iMac Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: iMac Pro

Here's a review of the base-model iMac Pro, with emphasis on video:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/ ... and-design
by Stephen Hart
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

Hard to tell what the problem is, but it sounds like the external drive isn't mounting properly, or isn't accessible to the Finder. If it's making any kind of unusual noise, switch it off and don't turn it back on right away. If it's not making any unusual noise, shut down the Mac, then switch off t...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

iFixit has dropped its price for battery-replacement kits, matching Apple's new price: https://www.ifixit.com/Kits Note that you have to do the dissection yourself, and if it doesn't go back together properly, you are responsible. I know of one iPhone user that made his own repair and slightly misal...
by Stephen Hart
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Here's the link to the letter: https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/ Here's the link to iPhone Battery and Performance (linked in the letter) https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208387 I was affected by the recent iPhone battery recall, and Apple smoothly replaced my iPhone 6s with a b...