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Apple to stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe

Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop:

Apple on Thursday confirmed news that it would stop selling the current model of the Mac Pro in the EU on March 1, 2013.

“Due to evolving regulatory requirements, Apple will stop selling Mac Pro in EU, EU candidate and EFTA countries on March 1, 2013,” an Apple representative told The Loop. “After that date, resellers can sell existing inventory but Apple will no longer ship Mac Pro in those countries.”

Macworld UK reports the exact reason why:

According to Apple, the new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system.

Wow, that’s big news. This is another nail in the coffin of the Mac Pro that we know and love. After all, Apple has promised something this year with regards to a professional Mac. Some folks are nervous but there just isn’t any point making substantial design revisions on something that’s end-of-life when it’s likely to be radically overhauled.

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5 More Quick Fixes to Common Mac Problems

MacTuts+:

In the first of our two-part tutorial we looked at five quick fixes to your Mac’s most common problems. In this second part, we’ll continue by looking at five more quick fixes that will help you resolve many of your Mac’s common problems.

The second part of my quick-fix guide on common Mac problems is now available over at MacTuts+.

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Everything Everywhere reduce 4G pricing

BBC News:

EE has cut the prices of its 4G services as it positions itself against competitors set to launch rival services.

It is now offering a basic 4G service for £31 a month and a “super-user” service offering 20GB of data for £46 a month.

That’s the second change to their data caps and/or pricing in as many months. I wonder why they’re making change after change to their tariffs…

The spectrum auction that will allow other operators to also offer faster 4G services starts this month.

Yep, that’ll be why.

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5 Quick Fixes to Common Mac Problems

MacTuts+:

As Mac users we’re used to not having to frequently troubleshoot our computer problems. However, that doesn’t mean that our Macs don’t misbehave from time to time. In this first of a two-part tutorial, we’ll detail five quick fixes to your Mac’s most common problems.

Over at MacTuts+, you can view my latest article all about basic troubleshooting.

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Glee rips off Jonathan Coulton

Glee rips off Jonathan Coulton’s cover of Sir Mixalot’s Baby Got Back.

Not only do they rip off the arrangement, they even keep the line “Johnny C’s in trouble” that he added in the lyrics.

I smell a lawsuit.