10 November 2011
Posted in Apple
If your MagSafe connector exhibits an issue known as strain relief, you may be eligible for a free replacement. The new MagSafe Replacement Program only applies to the older-type MagSafe connectors, that is the T-shaped connectors that were in widespread use up until earlier this year, as the T-shaped connectors were the ones that displayed evidence of fraying the most. The only thing you need to do if you want your frayed MagSafe adapter checked for free replacement eligibility is to bring the adapter (and computer it was used with) to your local Apple Authorised Service Provider.
Security is one of the main ideas behind the (some would say very bad) idea of sandboxing for Mac App Store apps. Will Shipley (who wrote the code behind Delicious Monster) describes how there are few different approaches to security — and perhaps how sandboxing isn't the best solution to achieve security on the Mac platform, especially when Apple already have all the necessary tools to do the job properly.
Apple has significantly improved it's approach towards greener computing, with Guide to Greener Electronics ranking Apple in at fourth place for consumer electronics. With global recycling programs and more and more products being made with environmentally-friendly practices in mind, any improvement in rankings is significant.
Apple has also released Java updates for both Snow Leopard and Lion. The patches, available in Software update, address several issues.