Non-Retina MacBook constrained, Indian green light, Data Backup Pro, Mail Archiver X


Apple pulls legacy non-Retina MacBook Pro from retail store displays — Apple Stores are beginning to remove the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro from their showfloors, in what may be a sign the company is preparing to completely phase out the product with a spinning optical disc drive, AppleInsider discovered on Monday. Apple last updated the computer in 2012.
[You only even see this model in the Apple online store when you scroll to the bottom of the page in the Buy section of the MacBook Pro part of the site, above.]

Apple gets green light to open retail stores in India — The Indian government decided to relax its foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, allowing foreign companies in select sectors to establish operations in the country, including single-brand retail, which means that Apple can now open retails stores in the country, reports TNW.

Data Backup Pro is like Apple’s Time Machine on steroids — Apple’s Time Machine software can be a data saver – and a life saver, too, as it makes it easy to back-up the files on your Mac. However, Data Backup Pro from Prosoft Engineering is a much more flexible, powerful solution. [To be clear, the Time Machine you already have on your Mac is a very useful backup utility – if you want more control over the process, this may be for you.]

Mail Archiver X 4 review: Versatile Mac email utility is poky but indispensable — As the name implies, Mail Archiver X (US$40) is a Mac application for offline storage of messages, folders, and entire accounts. Instead of saving messages as flattened PDF documents or exporting mailboxes into MBOX format that are only readable by the same email client, Mail Archiver X faithfully archives messages into its own Valentina database from which they can be viewed, searched, or further saved to a variety of common formats in a few clicks of the mouse.

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