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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.

Dual External Displays are a No-Go on MacBook Air 2011 via Thunderbolt

Jul 29, 2011 - 11 Comments
MacBook Air and external Thunderbolt display

One of the more exciting features of the new MacBook Pro 15″ and 17″ and iMac series is that you can use dual external displays by daisy chaining them via the Thunderbolt port. Unfortunately, this ability is lost on the 2011 MacBook Air, due to the weaker Intel HD 3000 graphics chip and a stripped … Read More

Mac Mini 2011 Benchmarks Show Giant Performance Boost from Core i CPU

Jul 21, 2011 - 9 Comments
Mac Mini 2011 Benchmarks

The 2011 Mac Mini is blowing away early benchmarks, in some cases doubling their predecessors and even outperforming the impressive MacBook Air 2011 benchmarks. Not bad for a tiny Mac are they? Unsurprisingly, the Mac Mini Core i7 model is the most impressive, with a whopping 9573 GeekBench score, but the Core i5 is no … Read More

MacBook Air 2011 Benchmarks Show Huge Speed & Performance Gains

Jul 20, 2011 - 26 Comments
MacBook Air 2011 Benchmarks

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 - 7 Comments
Chromium OS on a MacBook Air

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
Lion Mac App Store

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
MacBook Pro with Dual Thunderbolt Displays

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
Thunderboot Supports External Boot Drives

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
9 things to do this weekend, with 6 pictures to show that. Interesting.

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
Fastest Mac is an iMac with SSD

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

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