If the speculation about a new MacBook Pro is on the money, the step up to Intel's quad-core mobile technology would have a profound impact on this vaunted line of Apple laptops.
So, why would Apple adopt a Core i processor in a laptop? The short answer is OS X Snow Leopard. The new operating system is designed to be better at wringing more performance out of multicore processors--and the Core i chips pack four cores.
The Mac Mini is perfect for running a small server for either the home or a small business, and many people have used them for this very purpose, taking advantage of the OS X client's server capabilities in order to do so. Apple has recognized this with the recent release of the Mac Mini server version, which cheaply brings the features of OS X Server to home users. However, despite it's convenience as a highly portable and low power device, the presence of a specifically labeled "server" model for mac minis indicates to some that the other models are not capable of being a server, and some people have wondered about any limitations on the smaller systems, or differences between the server minis and the other available minis.… Read more
VMware Fusion is a virtualization program that lets you run Windows applications on any Intel-based Mac--and quickly switch back and forth between Windows and Mac apps. This app's Unity feature alone makes it worth trying VMware Fusion's 30-day trial. With Unity, Windows apps appear right alongside Mac apps as windows in your Mac OS, as well as in the Dock and Exposé. You can also get to your Windows apps directly from the Apple Menu bar, even when VMware Fusion isn't running. You can also set your preferences so that your Mac and Windows apps use … Read more
When Apple releases a firmware update, the updater will download to the Utilities folder and run from that location. It will then automatically launch, apply the update, and restart your system. After the update is complete, the system will give you a notification that the update has been successfully installed and that should be the end of it. However, while this is what is the normal behavior, some people have mentioned this final notification keeps popping up at every system reboot.… Read more
Perhaps, like me, you always turn to your left when you board a plane.
Not because first class is that way, but merely to take a quick look at the pilots to see what they're doing and whether there's the faintest whiff of spliff or Johnny Walker wafting from their cabin.
So I am fascinated beyond excitement at what two Northwest Airlines pilots might have been doing on their laptops Wednesday night.
You see, these experienced men, Richard Cole and Timothy Cheney, were piloting a red eye from San Diego to Minneapolis when they seem to have forgotten … Read more