OS X Lion Adds Better SSD Support

The latest developer preview of Mac OS X Lion introduces TRIM support for Solid State Drives which will improve long term performance. Apple is starting to add SSDs to the MacBook Pro line and eventually its desktop Macs to improve battery life and shorten boot up times. However, Snow Leopard can’t optimally handle the drives. […]

Developer Preview Of OS X Lion Available, Security Specialists Get A Sneak Peak

Yesterday Apple made available the developer preview of OS X Lion on the Mac App Store. Beneath the cries of Apple’s intention to kill the optical drive (this is the first developer preview of OS X you can’t get on DVD) was news security experts would be getting a sneak peak at Lion. Apple informed […]

Why Apple Chose Intel Graphics For The 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Yesterday Apple announced its refreshed line of MacBook Pros sporting the latest Sandybridge processors and AMD graphics processors complimented by Intel’s integrated graphics chip. However, the baseline MacBook Pro lacks a discrete GPU and is powered by Intel’s HD 3000. While some are decrying Apple for intentionally ditching Nvidia for Intel, the constraints of the […]

Apple Announces FaceTime 1.0, HD Cameras On New MacBook Pros

Amidst Apple’s MacBook Pro announcement was FaceTime’s official debut. The App which allows Mac users to video chat with their friends on OS X and iOS hit version 1.0 on the Mac App Store. A new feature of Apple’s newest MacBook Pros is the inclusion of a High Definition FaceTime video camera that supports 720p […]

What Is Thunderbolt And Can I Use It?

The highlight of Apple’s MacBook Pro announcement is the inclusion of Intel’s newest high-speed data transfer data technology Thunderbolt. Despite it being a new standard, you can start using Thunderbolt today. High-Speed Data Transfer Thunderbolt is being billed by Apple and Intel as the successor to USB 3.0, Firewire and other high-speed data transfer protocols. […]

New MacBook Pros: What You Need To Know

Apple announced a refreshed line of MacBook Pros sporting Intel’s latest Sandybridge CPUs, AMD powered graphics and the highly anticipated high speed Thunderbolt data connector. Here’s everything you need to know about the new MacBook Pro. The 13″ MacBook Pro – Intel Integrated Graphics Dominate The 13″ MacBook Pro didn’t receive much attention during the […]

Review: Scarlett & the Spark of Life

Launching Pad Games’ iPhone title Scarlett & the Spark of Life is an old school adventure in the vein of Grim Fandango or The Dig — only without the wildly original premises behind those games. The game finds you taking on the role of Princess Scarlett, a scrappy, self-reliant adventurer who knows how to get things […]

Hotspot support for AT&T iPhones and how to enable it

The highlight of Apple’s announcement Verizon would carry the iPhone was mobile hotspot support in addition to tethering. While the iPhone on AT&T supports data tethering, the process took months and was bogged with delays. To combat Verizon, AT&T is being more lenient with its data caps and supporting Mobile Hotspot for iPhone users. As […]

New MacBooks Pros coming February 24th but what are the specs?

Apple is set to announce new MacBook Pros next week according to several sources but aside from the obvious processor and graphics updates, not much else is known about the refresh. According to MacRumors, Apple is scheduling its MacBook Pro refresh for February 24th. MacBook Pro stock has been dwindling internationally and this morning two […]