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Apple USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program:
There's a Feb. 12th posted Apple USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program. Here's a clip:
"A limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue. As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it's connected to a power adapter with an affected cable.

Apple will provide a new, redesigned USB-C charge cable, free of charge, to all eligible customers. This program also covers Apple USB-C charge cables that were sold as a standalone accessory.

For MacBook owners who provided a valid mailing address during the product registration process or Apple Online Store purchase, Apple will send you a new cable by the end of February 2016.

All other eligible MacBook owners should use the replacement process (on program page) to receive a new USB-C charge cable."

See the Apple program page for info/pictures on how to identify affected cables and details on replacement process.

(Still not seen Apple post the Late 2013 Mac Pro graphics card repair program page yet.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    February 8th/9th, 2016 News Archive
  • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Photoshop CC and Bridge CC (bulletins)
  • Apple Developer Notes on Renewed Intermediate Certificate available (includes FAQ)
  • Apple Security Certificate Update Could Break Your Game (MAS ONLY)
  • Beta 3 of OS X 10.11.4, Xcode 7.3, iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, Configurator 2.2
  • VLC (Media Player) v2.2.2 with 100 fixes, full El Capitan support
  • Lawyers pledge action over 'Error 53' codes (bricked iPhones)
  • What's new in XCOM 2 for Mac and Linux
  • Op-Ed on Apple Software Quality
  • Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
    - Mac Basics guide to the Finder
  • Other News/Reviews/Updates:
    - Guide to Wireless Audio Options (BT, AirPlay, MusicCast, Play-Fi)
    - Making the Most of GPUs Without Draining Batteries
    - Microsoft February 2016 Patch bulletin

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