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MacBook Air 2011 Benchmarks Show Huge Speed & Performance Gains

Jul 20, 2011 - 26 Comments

The first benchmarks for the MacBook Air 2011 refresh (released alongside Lion) are rolling in, and they show that the Intel Core i5 processor in both the 13″ and 11″ variation are screamers. How fast? Well, just check out the Geekbench scores, which for both models are at least double the speed of the 2010 … Read More

Install & Run Chromium OS on a MacBook Air

Jul 19, 2011 - 6 Comments

If the prospect of installing Mac OS X Lion isn’t your thing, you can try running Chromium OS on the MacBook Air instead. Chromium OS is the open-source version of Google’s Chrome OS, which is an operating system based almost entirely around the Chrome browser – you boot directly into a browser, and that’s basically … Read More

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air & Mac OS X Lion Release on Wednesday, July 20?

Jul 18, 2011 - 12 Comments

Update: Apple has confirmed the release date of Lion as July 20. MacBook Air ETA is yet to be determined. Sick of 10.7 Lion and MacBook Air release date rumors yet? Us too, but as we enter into the second half of July we’re running short on time for OS X Lion to be released … Read More

Thunderbolt MacBook Pro Supports Dual External Displays by Daisy Chain

Jul 15, 2011 - 16 Comments

Thunderbolt MacBook Pro hardware will support dual external displays daisy-chained by compatible Thunderbolt hardware, according to an image that popped up on Apple’s website. This suggests the possibility that upcoming MacBook Air refresh may support the same feature. This image comes from a recent post on MacRumors, where they noted that Apple accidentally leaked a … Read More

Thunderbolt Supports External Boot Disks

Jun 29, 2011 - 7 Comments

Thunderbolt equipped Macs are able to boot from external Thunderbolt drives. This means that you could run a full Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux installation from an external drive connected to a Mac with Thunderbolt connectivity, and because of Thunderbolts speed, it would be extremely fast. How fast? Theoretically, Mac OS X running on … Read More

12 Things for an Apple Fans Weekend: DIY Projects, Games, Prep for Lion, and more

Jun 25, 2011 - 5 Comments

Looking for some geeky stuff to do this weekend with your Apple gear? Here’s a slew of ideas that are sure to keep anyone busy, whether it’s a DIY project, learning from WWDC 2011, getting your Mac ready for Lion, or just gaming away into the wee hours of the morning, boredom be gone!

Fastest Mac Ever is a Screaming 3.4GHz Quad-Core i7 iMac with SSD

Jun 15, 2011 - 7 Comments

Warning: the above video is going to make you envious and may inspire hardware upgrades. This video from MacRumors shows a top of the line build of the latest iMac 27″, upgraded with a 3.4GHz Quad-Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD launching all of its apps in a freakishly small amount … Read More

New Mac Touch Patent Surfaces, Shows User Interface Manipulation by Touch

Jun 9, 2011 - 7 Comments

A new patent for what looks like a touch screen Mac has surfaced hot off the heals of the extended Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 demos at WWDC (PS: watch the keynote if you haven’t already, it’s a great walkthrough of both new OS’s). This patent is a clear indicator that Apple is … Read More

Is this the Best Looking MacBook Air Case? The BookBook for MacBook Air

May 25, 2011 - 6 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a case for your MacBook Air, the newly released BookBook for MacBook Air may stop your search. The BookBook is lightweight, made of leather, fits snuggly on both the 13″ and 11″ MacBook Air models, and also provides a very unique anti-theft deterrent by making your fancy laptop look like … Read More

Apple Working on Displays with Privacy Viewing Mode Option

May 20, 2011 - 2 Comments

A newly discovered patent shows that Apple is working to build displays that have a unique ability to direct their viewing angle, creating a controllable privacy mode that blocks peripheral observation of the screen. This ‘privacy mode’ would be activated by something like a touch event that would instantly change the displays viewing angle. As … Read More

iOS to Gain ‘Chameleon-Like’ Reactive & Environmentally Aware Features & Screen Savers?

May 12, 2011 - 5 Comments

An upcoming iteration of iOS may include further abilities to respond and react to environmental stimuli, according to a patent granted to Apple. The patent describes sensors that make a device aware of its speed, direction, temperature, and orientation on Earth, in addition to utilizing a microphone and camera to detect changes in the surrounding … Read More

Future of Mac & iOS Keyboards? Apple Patent Shows Virtual Keyboard with Air Feedback System

May 12, 2011 - 6 Comments

Apple has patented a very unique keyboard design that uses micro-perforations to shoot air at the users fingers upon touch, providing tactile feedback to whoever is typing. What makes this patent even more interesting is that not only could it apply to standard keyboards, but also virtual keyboards on iOS devices, as PatentlyApple elaborates: flowing … Read More

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