I’ve been tampering with SSDs for a while now, and have discovered that common frustration among users who replace their optical drive with an extra hard drive or SSD: What to do with the optical drive you removed? OWC has just released their answer. Read on for the full review.
It’s certainly no secret that a new (refreshed) MacBook Air is widely expected to be released soon, but a report surfaced today that the refresh could include models with a black anodized aluminum finished. Could this be the return of the BlackBook? I sure hope so!
According to a series of tweets put out by Cnet’s Brian Tong, various sources have confirmed that updated models of the Mac Mini and Mac Pro will not come out next month, as has been previously hinted at, but rather August.
Thunderbolt has arrived in the MacBook Pro and iMac, and may soon arrive in the Mac Pro and Mac Mini, and manufacturers are getting closer to releasing products that support the new interface. BlackMagic just announced a new 3D capture box powered by Thunderbolt.
It is expected that Apple will refresh their line of Macbook Air laptops only after the release of OS X Lion. Apple is said to be holding back until July’s OS X Lion release before updating Airs, Minis, and their Cinema Display.
In the market for one of the upcoming Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge-powered MacBook Airs? You just might be in luck. We’ve been hearing that the reason for the delay in MacBook Air and Mac Mini refreshes is due to Apple planning to release the updates alongside Lion next month.
According to the latest NPD sales numbers, the Mac is indeed (as John Paczkowski so elegantly put it) kicking ass – serious ass. Mac sales for Q2, ending in June, are expected to rise well above PC sales numbers once more, according to a report from AllThingsD.
Ever since Thunderbolt I/O made its way into the new 2011 MacBook Pros, there has been a profound lack of hardware to utilize the features of the new port. A new report has surfaced, however, indicating that the first devices to incorporate the new technology could hit shelves next week.
I dunno about you, but I’m pretty excited for the next release of the MacBook Air – The likely inclusion of Thunderbolt and the new Sandy Bridge processors will surely make it a beast – and Reuters reports that they might be coming as early as the end of this month!
What’s more awesome than exploding batteries? How about the complete opposite? Non-exploding batteries. Apple has patented a technology to be used in batteries that prevent them from exploding. Sometimes when a battery is exposed to direct sunlight or heat, gas buildup can result in the battery swelling, and on occasion exploding!
The Macintosh 128k was released in early 1984 and was priced at just under $2,500. It was the original Macintosh computer and featured innovations such as a mouse and separate keyboard, had 128k memory, and a 400kb 3.5 floppy disc for storage.
A weak Apple inventory channel suggests that Apple’s Mac Pro and Mac Mini server options are due for an immanent update. Constrained supplies are usually a sign that a refresh is near, and both the Mac Pro and Mac Mini Server are, in a word, due, so keep an eye out.
It seems that a July refresh for the super-thin MacBook Air has become extremely likely. Our source reports that Apple has ordered 400,000 Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt enabled MacBook Airs to be built this month, to be ready for a July launch.
Although Steve Jobs has clearly stated that Apple does not see a place for a multitouch iMac or MacBook, citing ergonomic issues, our source informs us that Apple has filed a patent detailing a new and far more arm-friendly way to get the job done.
Apple has announced its 2011 Design Award winners at WWDC. The awards are the Oscars for apps and recognize the best developers in four categories: iPhone, iPad, Mac and Student.
Find My Mac has been a much-rumored upcoming feature of OS X Lion. Today, a 9to5Mac reader has found and detailed a functional “Find My Mac” process within the OS X Lion Developer Preview 4.