This morning, Apple introduced the new iMac, with a build-to-order storage configuration called "Fusion Drive". But what is Fusion Drive? Although it could be an off-the-shelf hybrid drive, I believe it is a software driver in Mac OS X. Update: Apple's Knowledge Base article on Fusion Drive for Mac Mini and iMac essentially confirms my conclusion: Fusion Drive is a function of … [Read more...] about Is Apple’s Fusion Drive a Hybrid HDD or Tiering Software?
Archives for October 2012
I know some people were upset when Apple moved from the old 30 pin dock to the new Lightning connector with the iPhone 5, but such is the price of progress. Early adopters like me, however, found it difficult to make the switch with Lightning cables in short supply. That's why I was thrilled to have a friend of mine bring over a couple of Apple's newest adapters from the UK: … [Read more...] about Apple’s Lightning to Micro USB Adapter is Tiny But Useful
I'm lucky enough to preside over the premier event in wireless networking, Wireless Field Day. As part of that event, I often get to witness cool new product and technology introductions, but the debut of 802.11ac Wi-Fi at WFD3 was perhaps the most notable. Unlike breathless press releases and premature product introductions, the Wireless Field Day delegates were treated to a … [Read more...] about 802.11ac Wi-Fi Hotness from Wireless Field Day 3
In December 2010, I set about selecting a new printer. As documented here on my blog, I purchased an HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one (C410a) thanks to its AirPrint capability and decent photo quality. This week, after less than two years of light use, my Photosmart stopped printing. I tried two new black ink cartridges but nothing worked. The photo "side" is fine, but it's … [Read more...] about My HP Photosmart Printer Just Stopped Printing…
Many of you have probably heard the name of Alan Turing, but most of those probably don't appreciate the extent of his contributions. To say that he invented the modern world is an overstatement, but he did dream up the computers we see around us today, and helped win World War II in the process. But the story of Alan Turing is as much about exclusion and defeat as it is of … [Read more...] about What More Could Alan Turing Have Accomplished?