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See the Inside of iMac, iPad, and iPhone with These X-Ray Wallpapers

Jan 8, 2012 - 12 Comments
X-Ray iMac wallpaper

Recently we posted a Mac museum collection that featured an iMac using wallpaper that made it appear like you could see right through to the logic board. It turns out these images are from iFixIt, the company that likes to tear down Apple hardware. In the process of documenting their teardowns, iFixIt also has taken … Read More

Check the Apple Support Profile & History of All Your Registered Apple Hardware

Jan 4, 2012 - 1 Comment
Apple Support Profile

The Apple Support Profile page provides an excellent dashboard to check technical support history, status, and warranty information for all registered Apple products under ownership. Assuming you have used the same Apple ID (email address) for all purchases and registrations, you’ll find every Apple item you’ve bought and registered here, including Macs old and new, … Read More

MacBook Pro with 2880×1800 Retina Display Rumored for Release in 2012

Dec 14, 2011 - 16 Comments
MacBook Pro with Retina Display rumored for 2012

Apple is rumored to be working towards releasing retina display equipped MacBook Pro’s in the second quarter of 2012, according to a new report from the Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes. Citing upstream component sources, the displays are said to be 2880×1800 pixels and become yet another competitive advantage for Apple’s portable lineup: While the prevailing … Read More

Macintosh Portable Ejecting a Disk in Space [Video]

Dec 3, 2011 - 4 Comments

In 1991, astronauts took a Macintosh Portable aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43, amongst other things, it became the first computer to send an email in space. A slightly less historical aspect is this fairly entertaining video clip from that mission, demonstrating the Macintosh Portable’s disk ejection system, which works perhaps a little too well in … Read More

MacBook Air 15″ Coming in March of 2012?

Nov 14, 2011 - 19 Comments
MacBook Air 15"

Component suppliers have informed DigiTimes that Apple is already gathering pieces to a 15″ ultra-thin notebook that is set to debut as early as the second quarter of 2012. While DigiTimes cautions they don’t know if the new laptop is a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, Apple openly promotes the current MacBook Air lineup as … Read More

Check if Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Will Run on Your Mac (in Bootcamp)

Nov 11, 2011 - 102 Comments
Check Mac GPU info

Will Elder Scrolls V Skyrim run decent on your Mac? If your Mac is relatively new (2009 models and up) the answer is probably, but before you go jumping into Bootcamp, installing Windows on another partition, and buying the game, let’s check to be certain that it will run on your hardware, and run at … Read More

No More Sharp Edges – MacBook Pro 2011 Models Have Rounded Edges

Oct 23, 2011 - 13 Comments
MacBook Pro Sharp vs Round Edges

Did you hate the sharp case edging on the MacBook Pro? They’re gone in the new models, instead there is a minor rounding of the newest MacBook Pro series case edges. While this may seem insignificant it’s actually a fairly big deal for anyone who is accustomed to the previous MacBook Pro’s sharp corners, which … Read More

Free Apple History Book “The Macintosh Way” by Guy Kawasaki

Oct 8, 2011 - 19 Comments
The Macintosh Way, by Guy Kawasaki

Interested in Apple history? You should download Guy Kawasaki’s book “The Macintosh Way”, which he just made available for free as a PDF. Guy Kawasaki worked at Apple from 1983 to 1987 and was one of the employees charged with marketing the Macintosh at its introduction in 1984. The Macintosh Way is a “take-no-prisoners guide … Read More

MacBook Air Creaking? Check for Loose Screws

Oct 1, 2011 - 9 Comments
Pentalobe screws in a MacBook Air

My MacBook Air 11″ has been creaking a lot lately when I pick it up, the noise has gradually increased and I finally discovered the reason why: loose screws. I’m not sure what caused the screws to become loose, but I do bring my MacBook Air almost everywhere with me so this could be a … Read More

The Original Macintosh User Manual

Aug 24, 2011 - 7 Comments
First Macintosh User Manual

The very first Macs user manual is a fun look at the past, and despite being 27 years old, there are still some undeniably Apple aspects to the manuals imagery and text. The intro paragraph from the first page is classic: “You’re about to learn a new way to use a computer. If this is … Read More

MacBook Pro 3G Prototype Shows Up

Aug 14, 2011 - 6 Comments
MacBook Pro 3G Prototype

A prototype MacBook Pro 15″ with a built-in 3G cellular modem has shown up for sale on eBay. Other than a 3G antenna and SIM card slot, the 2007 model is mostly an ordinary MacBook Pro with a Core 2 Duo chip, although there’s some additional soldering and the motherboard is red which is typical … Read More

Use Two or Three External Displays with the MacBook Air (or any Mac)

Aug 13, 2011 - 9 Comments

Sure, the MacBook Air 2011 can’t drive dual displays through Thunderbolt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have two or even three external displays powered by the ultra portable if you get creative. The focus is on the MacBook Air here, but you can apply all of these solutions to any other Mac too.

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