Apple kills the White MacBook

With the launch of the new Sandy Bridge MacBook Air models, Apple has sent its US$999 MacBook to the graveyard. All links for the older white MacBook model are gone from Apple’s website and now redirect to the Mac landing page.

Apple’s white MacBook has been a hit with students and those with a tight budget for some time, but with the huge success of the MacBook Air since its refresh in October, there no longer seems to be a need for the white MacBook.

Though we will miss the venerable white model, it only makes sense. The new 13-inch MacBook Air is souped up enough to replace the MacBook for most people and the Air’s US$999 price tag is reasonable. If a grand is too much to drop, the new Core i5 Mac Mini may fit the bill with its starting price tag of $599.

Macbook Pro owners rejoice over NVIDIA settlement.

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.

New Skype update not working on all Macs.

If you’re a regular user of Skype then you might want to wait with the latest update, as several Mac owners have reported problems, especially the owners of the new MacBook Air are having difficulties with getting Skype version 2.8.x to play nice with their brand new product.

While it is still uncertain exactly what is causing the problem, the symptoms seem to be the same on all devices. When you first open Skype, the login phase never fully resolves itself. Instead, users find themselves stuck staring at the login window until they quit the app.

The problem does not seem to be hardware related, since Skype works fine under Windows both through boot camp, as well as virtual machines such as Parallels and VMware, in other words so far it seems like this is a Mac-specific bug.

Luckily, the problem isn’t universal across all Skype for Mac builds: if you want working Skype on your Mac, the fix is as simple as rolling yourself back to Skype Let’s hope Skype or Apple gets to the bottom of this soon, we will definitely keep you updated on any changes or progress made.

Apple updates firmware to fix charging issues.

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Apple today released a pair of firmware updates for 2007 and 2008 models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro, addressing an issue with the machines not charging properly when used with the new “L-shaped” MagSafe power adapters.

This firmware update addresses an issue with certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2007-2008 that prevents them from charging with new power adapters.

According to a support document on the issue, the following models are affected:

– MacBook (13-inch Late 2007)
– MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
– MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
– MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
– MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)

Apple initially used the “L-shaped” MagSafe adapter for the MacBook Air, as its slimmer profile and cord orientation enabled the connector to fit the notebook’s form factor without hindering its ability to rest on flat surfaces. With numerous complaints from customers regarding fraying and overheating issues with the original “straight-style” design used since MagSafe’s introduction, Apple has now transitioned to the L-shaped MagSafe design for all of its notebook models and standalone adapters.

Apple drops MacBook to $899 for students!!!

For the students, Teachers and Faculty members among the readers, here is something you might be interested in. The online Apple Store has quietly dropped their white MacBook from $949 to $899 for students, teachers, and faculty members. While it is only a $50 price-drop for the money strapped students any discount is highly welcomed!

The white polycarbonate MacBook specs remain at

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–  2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
–  2GB DDR3 memory
–  250GB hard drive
–  SuperDrive
–  NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card