Mac News

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.


Refreshed MacBook Airs Coming In Late June

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

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!


Apple Patents Non-Exploding Batteries. That’s Nice!

Posted on 13/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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!


Back To The iFuture: Steve Jobs Unveils The First Mac (1984)

Posted on 13/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.


Apple Readying Lion For Touchscreen MacBooks And iMacs?

Posted on 09/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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.