The Brydge Vertical Dock is a space-saving accessory that stores your Mac notebook in a vertical position. It includes two USB-C ports so you can charge your MacBook when placing it in the dock, or connect it to an external display.
The device also features intake and exhaust vents that move additional air to and from the MacBook’s cooling system for heat management. When placing the MacBook in the dock, there’s also a guided docking system for simple one-handed docking.
The reengineered Vertical Docks for the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016-2019) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016-2020) are available now for $169.99. The new Vertical Docks for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air (2018-2020) will launch in October. You can register on Brydge’s website to be notified when they are available.
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Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera
Friday July 10, 2020 11:12 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage. Image via Reddit Apple says that the clearance between the display and the keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances, which can be problematic. Covering the camera can also cause issues with automatic brightness and True Tone….
iPhone Users Who Experienced ‘Batterygate’ Can Now File to Receive Around $25 Settlement From Apple
Earlier this year, Apple agreed to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit that accused the company of “secretly throttling” older iPhone models. Now, eligible iPhone owners are beginning to be notified about their legal rights and options.
Under the proposed settlement, Apple will provide a cash payment of approximately $25 to each eligible iPhone owner who submits a claim, with its total payout …
Possible ‘iPhone 12’ Battery Certifications Suggest Lower Capacities Than iPhone 11 Series
MySmartPrice has spotted certifications for three new Apple batteries that it believes could be for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, despite them being less capacitive than the batteries in the current iPhone 11 series.
The batteries are identified with the model numbers A2471, A2431, and A2466, and appear on Safety Korea, China’s 3C, and the Danish agency UL Demko. Apple is expected to…
Google to ‘Dramatically’ Improve Chrome Impact on Mac Battery Life
Google will address long-standing battery life issues, particularly on Mac devices, reports The Wall Street Journal. Chrome will improve “tab throttling” by better prioritizing active tabs and limiting resource drain from tabs open in the background. This is said to have a “dramatic impact on battery and performance.” Google has reportedly been performing early tests on Mac laptops in…
Arm-Intel-PowerPC Universal Binaries Are Possible
Saturday July 11, 2020 1:42 pm PDT by Arnold Kim
Casual MacRumors visitors may not realize that we have a very active PowerPC forum where users discuss issues related to PowerPC Macs that have not been produced since 2006. Threads range from hardware upgrades and software options to nostalgia:
Photo by AphoticD Apple’s recently announced transition to Apple Silicon (Arm) based Macs raised some interesting questions about future support…
Apple Pays Samsung an Estimated $950 Million for Missing OLED Panel Purchase Targets
Monday July 13, 2020 10:03 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple in the second quarter of 2020 paid Samsung approximately $950 million for not meeting OLED panel purchase goals established in agreements between the two companies, according to display analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants.
Samsung last week shared guidance on revenue and operating profit for the second quarter of 2020, which included a one-time gain related to its display…
Apple Shares Humorous ‘Working-From-Home Thing’ Video
Monday July 13, 2020 9:31 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today shared a funny video focused on the problems that people working from home have to deal with, including noisy children, chaotic schedules, communication issues, and more.
The video focuses on showing off Apple products and their capabilities that can be useful when working from home, such as the ability to scan a document with an iPhone, mark up a PDF, Siri Reminders, and more.The…
SoftBank Considering Possible Sale of Arm Holdings as Apple Gears Up for Arm-Based Macs
Monday July 13, 2020 2:00 pm PDT by Juli Clover
SoftBank, the company that owns chip designer Arm Holdings, is exploring options that include a full or partial sale or a public offering, reports The Wall Street Journal.
SoftBank is working with Goldman Sachs Group as an advisor, and the explorations are at an early stage. The Wall Street Journal says that it’s unknown how much interest there would be in Arm from financial or industry…
Rumor Suggests New Apple App for Windows Could Be Coming Soon
Tuesday July 14, 2020 1:54 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple could be working towards the release of a new app for Windows 10, according to a report this week from an Italian website.
The blog Aggiornamenti Lumia suggests that an app from Apple is “coming soon” to the Microsoft Store, but stops short of providing additional details.
Apple still maintains a Windows version of the iTunes app, which has been discontinued on Mac and replaced by…
Deals: Amazon Taking $400 Off 16-Inch MacBook Pro, Starting at New Low Price of $1,999.99 for 512GB
Amazon has introduced a new low price on Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro today, including both 512GB and 1TB models. Starting with the 512GB model (2.6GHz 6-Core, 16GB RAM), you can get this notebook for $1,999.99, down from $2,399.00.
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