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Best Buy is having a great sale on MacBook Air laptops all this week (through May 5)

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Snag a MacBook Air on sale at Best Buy through May 5.
Snag a MacBook Air on sale at Best Buy through May 5.

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Graduation is just around the corner for high school students everywhere. If your graduating senior is heading off to college, it might be nice to upgrade their tech before you send them on their way. Best Buy has awesome deals on MacBook Airs all week, so you can even save a little cash in the process too.

Through May 5, you can save up to $200 on various MacBook Air laptops. Each device also comes with a free 6-month subscription to Trend Micro Security to beef up your virus protection.

The cool Apple deals don’t end there. When you visit your local Best Buy, you can trade in a working MacBook for a Best Buy gift card that can be worth up to $450. You can also trade in select iPad models to get a minimum $125 Best Buy gift card.

Check out the great deals on Macbook Airs today:

Amazon is having a great sale on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops today

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 laptops are on sale today on Amazon so you don’t have to drop a ton of cash to get a new computer. 

These 12-inch touchpad computers feature detachable keyboards for tablet functionality and even come with Active Pen styluses for all of you artists out there. Every laptop available features different amounts of space, computing power, and features, so shop around to see which one best suits your needs.

Solve your MacBook Pro’s port problem with the MemPro USB-C Hub

Eliminate port withdrawal.
Eliminate port withdrawal.

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You love the sleek, minimalist design of your brand new MacBook Pro. But how annoying is it that you can’t plug in all of your devices because of its inconvenient lack of ports? What the hell, Apple. Thankfully, there’s a simple add-on that can drastically expand your MacBook Pro’s port capabilities back to normalcy.

The iMemPro USB-C Hub plugs right into your MacBook Pro and features a ThunderBolt 3 port, a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI port, and an SD/MicroSD card reader. You can even use the HDMI port to output high-resolution to a 4k monitor. With this tool, you get to have your cake and eat it too by packing your ultra-lightweight laptop with all the port abilities of a bigger computer.

That new MacBook Pro is powerful, but with the iMemPro USB-C Hub, it’ll be unstoppable. Get it here for $59.99.

Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger


Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer.

“Some time ago someone asked me if I can figure out how to control HP’s laptop keyboard backlight,” wrote Myng. “I asked for the keyboard driver SynTP.sys, opened it in IDA, and after some browsing noticed a few interesting strings.”

The strings led to something that appeared to be a hidden keylogger – a program that sends typed characters to an attacker – in a Synaptics device driver. Given that the decompiled code prepared and sent key presses to an unnamed target, Myng was fairly certain he had something interesting on his hands.

Luckily, HP responded quickly.

“I tried to find HP laptop for rent and asked a few communities about that but got almost no replies,” he said. “One guy even thought that I am a thief trying to rob someone. So, I messaged HP about the finding. They replied terrifically fast, confirmed the presence of the keylogger (which actually was a debug trace) and released an update that removes the trace.”

The bottom line? Update your HP laptop as soon as possible. If you are on HP’s list of affected laptops you can download the fix here.