Apple's 'Get a Mac' ads Apple has debuted a new series of ads that go further than any previous campaign in highlighting the differences between Macs and PCs running Windows. The ads feature Justin Long as the Mac, standing next to a "PC" who succumbs to viruses, forced restarts and inability to communicate with devices in the ad series. More.
Belkin unveils 802.11n routers Belkin has unveiled its own pre-802.11n router, which the company admits is up against a crowded field of competitors. 'The Belkin N1 router line will include: a router (model F5D8231-4), priced at $149.99; a notebook card (model F5D8011), priced at $99.99; and a desktop PCI card, (model F5D8001), priced at $119.99. All will ship on June 1 in North America; a USB adapter card will be available during the third quarter for an undisclosed price. [...] Not surprisingly, the router's throughput will far outstrip even a broadband Internet connection; although the standard specifies 300-Mbit throughputs, actual transmission speeds will probably be about half that, Bettino said. All of the products use a technique called MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) that harnesses several antennas to increase the signal throughput. The cards will use a 3X2 antenna array, while the routers will use a 3x3 array." More.
Previously on MacFixIt
- Universal Binary version of RealPlayer released
- MacBook Pro whining: Audio graph displaying the noise
- Graphic distortion (tiny white dots) in Dock icons, other icons, menubars
- Odds and Ends: BBC Radio on Intel-based Macs -- another instance of plug-in mixing; Knowledge Base updates
- Final Cut Pro (various versions) will not launch