Mac News

Apple Preparing To Launch Insane 16-Core Mac Pro In July?

Posted on 24/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

While rumors of a Mac Pro refresh have been floating around (with recent rumors suggesting a July or August release), a new report suggests that updated models could feature up to a 16-core processor – a first for the Mac Pro – resulting in a machine that’s not just powerful, but insanely powerful.


Review: CleanMyMac

Posted on 22/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With MacBook Airs quickly becoming the most popular laptops ever seen, and the lowering cost and increasing availability of SSDs, many people are sacrificing disk space for performance. With disk space at a premium, it’s important to keep your Mac clean, and get rid of any unnecessary files.


Apple: We Tried The Black MacBook Air, It Just Didn’t Work Out

Posted on 21/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following yesterday’s reports that a black aluminum MacBook Air could be released in the next refresh, an Apple employee apparently sent an email suggesting that Apple already tried producing a black MacBook Air, but were unsatisfied with its finish.


Upcoming Mac Pros To Feature Custom Intel Processor, Become Rack-Mountable?

Posted on 21/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Rumors have been piling up regarding a refresh of the Mac Pro, which may feature a new rack-mountable design and could be available in July or August. A new report claims that the Mac Pro will be getting a new custom-built Intel processor, and that the Mac Mini will get integrated graphics.


Review: OWC SuperSlim External SuperDrive Enclosure

Posted on 21/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.


Black MacBook Airs Coming Soon, In Time For July Refresh?

Posted on 20/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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!


BlackMagic Announces, Shows Off New Thunderbolt-Powered 3D Capture Box

Posted on 17/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.


Apple To Introduce New MacBook Airs/Mac Minis Alongside OS X Lion

Posted on 16/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.


First 3rd-Party Thunderbolt Devices To Hit Next Week

Posted on 14/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.