One of the great selling points for Macs has been a combination of their longevity and resale value. I know plenty of people with decade-old Macs. In the last two decades, I’ve easily gotten seven or eight years out of some Macs I’ve owned, and then sold them to folks who kept them in service.There’s a lot to consider when buying a used Mac to make sure that it will keep working. But something that you might overlook is that security decisions made by the previous owner could conspire to lock you out in certain circumstances. This could happen on a restart, when trying to erase and reinstall macOS, or even on logging in, depending on what state the Mac was left in when you purchased it.The best way to buy a Mac is after the seller has erased the drive and installed a fresh copy of macOS on it without yet completing setup, so you can do that from scratch without worrying about any software they may have installed or passwords or accounts they’ve created.And the … [Read more...] about How to buy a used Mac without being locked out
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The wages, productivity, and work satisfaction of blue-collar Americans are rising fast under President Donald Trump’s high pressure, low-immigration economy, says a new report by the blue chip Conference Board. The report on blue-collar workers says:We expect labor markets to continue to tighten in the coming years, which will only apply more wage and price pressures across the economy. Industries that employ large shares of blue-collar workers, such as agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, manufacturing, transportation, accommodation and food services, repair, maintenance, and personal care services, are strongly affected. As baby boomers continue to retire, the number of people without a bachelor’s degree in the working-age population is projected to rapidly shrink through 2030. The report says the problem is being caused by a shortage of blue-collar workers, saying “the share of the working-age population with a bachelor’s degree is solidly … [Read more...] about Business Group: Labor Shortages in Trump’s Economy Boost Blue-Collar Voters
Previous Next 1 of 14 Close The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition isn’t a superficial collaboration. While it shares a similar design and almost the same specifications as the standard OnePlus 6T, there are meaningful enhancements that not only make this powerful phone look gorgeous, but also offer improvements you’ll notice every day. If owning the OnePlus 6T has crossed your mind over the past few weeks, here’s why the McLaren Edition is worth considering. What’s different? There are five main differences between the standard OnePlus 6T and the McLaren Edition. First, you’re getting a box with a few other goodies, including a booklet commemorating OnePlus and McLaren; a plaque celebrating the McLaren Edition phone; a case; and a note from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau. This is one of the only phones with a whopping 10GB of RAM. The McLaren Edition also gets more storage than the base version of the OnePlus 6T — 256GB to be exact. Only the … [Read more...] about McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special edition OnePlus 6T
Apple’s latest iPad Pro has ambitious designs that go well beyond its sleek new look. This is the company’s “laptop killer”, a pivot to personal computing made explicit at the October product launch. CEO Tim Cook no longer sees iPad simply as a tablet, and in theory it has the technical clout to deliver that PC-brigade vision. With 64GB of memory as default (rising through 256GB and 512GB to a whopping 1TB) and a turbocharged A12X Bionic chip that renders and relishes apps, photos and videos on a vibrant liquid retina LCD display, Apple boasts that it’s more powerful than 92 per cent of PCs sold last year. But its Pro moniker inevitably begs the question: will it do the job for you? Apple iPad Pro 2018: Design The iPad Pro has presence, ditching the featherweight factor so often fetishised by designers. The weight is reassuring: it’s light enough that your hands don’t tire holding it, heavy enough that your mind doesn’t wholly … [Read more...] about Apple iPad Pro review: What you need to know about the latest iPad
Christopher Curley, provided by Published 10:07 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I've grown up with Apple computers my entire life, starting with a model released the year I was born (1986). Apple's design choices have been increasingly hostile to users who want to make even the smallest improvements to their devices themselves. I've decided my current MacBook Pro laptop will be my last; Apple's just not the computer company for me anymore — and they probably agree. For most of my life, I've been more than just an Apple fanboy — I've been an Apple disciple. My first computer was a Macintosh 512Ke, released the year I was born (1986), and I've been using Apple computers ever since. I once got thrown out of a class in fifth grade for pitching a fit when my teacher had the gall to suggest that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates worked together to create the Mac. I was on that level of frankly embarrassing devotion to Apple (and … [Read more...] about I’ve used Apple computers my entire life. Here’s why I’m never buying one again.