Notable: MacBook Pro not recommended by Consumer Reports; Apple vs Nokia; Amazon drone delivery gets real; USB-C dongle discount extended; Chewbacca sings Silent Night

First MacBook to NOT receive a Consumer Reports recommendation

 

First MacBook to NOT receive a Consumer Reports recommendation 

The latest MacBook Pro has become the first MacBook to not receive the coveted recommendation by Consumer Reports. Apple’s latest and greatest notebook has been widely panned as a letdown due to its high price, lack of ports and gimmicky Touch Bar. For Consumer Reports, it is the inconsistent battery life of the MacBook Pro that is costing the recommendation badge.

Apple vs Nokia

Apple vs Nokia

After Samsung, Apple is going to court with Nokia. This time around, it is Nokia who sue Apple for patent infringement, saying that Apple has refused to license its patents. In a sign of retaliation, Apple has pulled all Withings products from its online store. Withings is a subsidiary of Nokia who makes digital scales, health and fitness gears.

Amazon Prime Air delivers to first customer

Parcel delivery using drone becomes a reality as Amazon has successfully tested its delivery in U.K. Currently under testing, drone delivery is expected to expand to dozens of customers and later grow to hundreds near the piloting Amazon facility in Cambridge. Find out more about Amazon Prime Air.

Apple USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 dongle discount extends till end March 2017

 

 Apple USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 dongle discount extends till end March 2017

Last month, Apple dropped the price of all its USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 adaptors until December 31 to make peace with its new MacBook Pro customers. The good news is this offer is extended till March 31, 2017.

Chewbacca sings “Silent Night”

For the Christmas and holiday spirit, here’s our favourite wookie singing “Silent Night”.