After a long battle Nvidia is finally coming clean with Dell, HP and Apple owners who purchased some of the Laptops withdiscrete GPU “bumps” that sometimes caused failure. NVIDIA has agreed to replace the faulty devices, however unlike the other producers Apple went to extraordinary lengths covering Macbook Pros affected with these issues for up to three years and issuing refunds to those who paid for repairs.
So in other words if you purchased a MacBook Pro from May 2007 – September 2008, you are likely covered by the settlement.
To view the sample Reimbursement Claim Form for an Apple notebook computer, click here. To view the sample Replacement Claim Form for an Apple notebook computer, click here.
Late last month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly responded to a customer email regarding the dearth of printer support for the company’s new AirPrint wireless printing functionality for iOS devices, noting that there was “lots more coming soon” for the feature.
As HP notes on its AirPrint site, the first expansion of AirPrint functionality since the feature’s launch occurred yesterday with the release of firmware updates for six existing HP printers that will allow those printers to support AirPrint.
– Officejet 6500A e-AiO5
– Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO5
– Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO5
– Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO5
– Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO5
– Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO5
In developer beta versions of iOS 4.2, AirPrint had initially offered support for printing to printers shared via Macs or PCs, but Apple pulled that aspect of the functionality before the public launch, leaving only a small number of HP printers officially supporting the feature via direct printing for the time being.
To most of us this doesn’t really come as a big surprise, however now it is official, as college students start filling the campus dorms most of them will be bringing an Apple laptop with them. According to a survey An Apple MacBook is favored by 47 percent for those college students who’ve yet to purchase a computer and 27 percent of students who already own a laptop are fans of the Cupertino, California company.
Dell came second with 24%, followed by HP with 15%, while Apple does hold the pole position in college laptops, 45 percent of university students who own a desktop prefer Dell over Apple, by a wide margin. While this is interesting news, you need to look at the fact that 83 percent of college students own laptops, not desktops.
Once again Apple has released updates for Snow Leopard drivers for HP and Epson printers as well as scanners. The Epson drivers have been updated to version 2.4 and are listed on Apple’s download page as being 740 MB large, included in the update is an improved compatibility between Mac OS X 10.6 or later and dozens of scanners and printers.
Apple also released updates for Hewlett-Packard, in this case the drivers have been updated to 2.4.1, it is much smaller than the Epson file , it is only 388MB, although this number will vary depending on which hardware you own, when I installed the drivers it was only 52 MB large. As with the Epson file the HP Printer Drivers 2.4.1 also require OS X 10.6.1 or higher to be installed in order to function and provides support for both printers and scanners.
Both updates can be installed through Software Update, or if you prefer then you can download them directly from Apple’s Website for Support Downloads.