For the last few months, I've been experimenting with dictation software on the Mac. Previously, I had used the built-in dictation software in Windows Vista and Windows 7, but it was annoying to launch a virtual machine every time I wanted to dictate something. On the Mac and purchase an (expensive) copy of Dragon Dictate for Mac. So far, my experience has been less than … [Read more...] about Dragon Dictate for Mac: Utterly Frustrating
People like me who bought a 2011 MacBook Pro are eager to explore the new Thunderbolt interface. Although no peripherals are available yet, there was much excitement about the interface at the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, and many pre-production products were on display. It appears that LaCie will be first to market with a Thunderbolt storage device, but Promise will follow a … [Read more...] about The First Thunderbolt Peripherals On Display At NAB Show
Apple and Intel introduced the impressive new Thunderbolt interconnect last month on the MacBook Pro line, but folks like me who bought one have nothing to connect to yet. It was exciting to see the wide variety of Thunderbolt peripherals on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas last week, but none of these will ship to end-users before the middle of the summer. But evidence is … [Read more...] about Will The First Thunderbolt Peripheral Be The iMac?
Yesterday, Apple refreshed the entire MacBook Pro line. Although the new machines look identical to the old ones, massive changes were made below surface. I have been waiting to upgrade my now three-year-old Santa Rosa-based MacBook Pro, and seize the opportunity yesterday to pick up a brand-new 13 inch model. What made me pull the trigger? Read on! New Guts, Old Glory There … [Read more...] about 2011 MacBook Pro Review: Introduction
We may not yet know much about Intel's new Light Peak interconnect technology, but one thing has remained constant: A goal of 10 Gb/s of throughput. Considering that Intel already produces a variety of relatively-inexpensive 10 Gb Ethernet products, it is not a stretch of the imagination that they could apply this technology to Light Peak (even without the light). Note: This … [Read more...] about Infographic: Real-World Port Throughput Relative To Thunderbolt (Formerly Light Peak)