Jerry Seinfeld’s Mac, Apple and China’s environment, Mac rumours, Apple at Black Hat, Time Machine appeal won


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Jerry Seinfeld’s Mac in your browser — The Mac on Jerry’s desk in the iconic sitcom Seinfeld was little more than a set dressing, which meant viewers were on their own to imagine what was on that computer – until now. The clever crew at extremelygoodshit.com made a virtual version of Jerry’s Mac you can explore in your favourite web browser, complete with important documents, Jerry’s Web history (toothbrush STDs, anyone?), and more. If you check out Jerry’s Mac at work be sure to use your headphones because a Seinfeld-ish theme plays when the page first loads.

Apple steps up environmental efforts in China — The company’s assembly sites are keeping waste out of landfills, and its suppliers are moving toward renewable energies Apple steps up its environmental efforts in China.

Upcoming Macs could ditch the audio jack for Lightning and/or USB-C headphones and earbuds — At the company’s IDF Developer Conference in San Francisco, Intel pushed for mobile devices to ditch analogue audio and embrace digital headsets using USB-C. Yep. USB-C, not Lightning. And so it’s possible Macs will go the same route with all desktops and laptops adding Lightning ports, or perhaps Apple will promote USB-C headphones for its desktop and laptop line-up. We might see an ‘iMac Pro’ with an AMD Zen processor and True Tone display, and another rumour reckons on a Final Cut Pro X update and a revamped Mac Pro coming in October. [Yeah, whatever.]

Video of Apple’s Black Hat 2016 presentation now available — The full video of Apple’s presentation at this year’s Black Hat security conference has been posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit — Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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