If you've ever taken your MacBook or iMac in for repair, you've probably wondered exactly what the heck those Apple technicians are doing behind closed doors. Over on Tested, they talked with an Apple repair tech to figure out what happens, and what it really takes for Apple to refuse a warranty repair.
The process of diagnosing a repair includes a few toolkits, diagnostics, and even a dent inspection tool. What's interesting is what Apple technicians have to prove in order to say they won't do a repair:
It used to be that a PC hardware enthusiast could buy the most powerful processor for his or her rig just by getting the one with the highest clock speed. That's no longer the case as new PC chips are more about additional cores and threads. This weekend, a new rumor claims that AMD might decide to enter the clock speed wars again.
AMD claims that the delay in transitioning from 28nm to 20nm highlights the beginning of the end for Moore's Law.
AMD was one of the first consumer semiconductor vendors to make use of TSMC's 28nm process node with its Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards, but like every chip vendor it is looking to future process nodes to help it increase performance. The firm told The INQUIRER the time taken to transition to 20nm signals the beginning of the end for Moore's Law.
It may not be the prettiest, but the world's smallest, cheapest personal computer is inspiring a wave of delightful DIY innovation among tech hobbyists across the planet.
With a price tag of just $25, the unassuming Raspberry Pi is an easily-programmable, open-source single board computer, about the size of a credit card, whose cost, size and low power requirements make it ideally suited for backyard inventors.
The Steve Jobs era may not quite be over at Apple.
The late co-founder may have been involved in the development of the next two versions of iPhone, according to a report in the San Francisco Examiner. That information was supposedly imparted to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón by Apple's government liaison, Michael Foulkes, during discussions with Apple regarding the growing problem of mobile phone theft.