Intel has been incredibly tight-lipped about Light Peak. Although I've been hounding my contacts inside the company for months, no one has spilled the beans about anything. All I know about Light Peak I learned on the Internet, as they say. Now comes another bombshell: Apple will introduce Light Peak-equipped MacBook Pros tomorrow (February 24) with "Thunderbolt", a high-speed … [Read more...] about Will Apple Call Light Peak “Thunderbolt”?
This should not come as a shock to anyone, as it has been proven before, but let me take this moment to say that, yes, despite their rated speeds, 400-megabit FireWire S400 (aka IEEE 1394) is faster than 480-megabit USB 2.0. While swapping out disk drives (first to upgrade the internal drive in my MacBook Pro and later to give Time Machine more room), I took some quick … [Read more...] about Yes, FireWire is Faster Than USB
Update: I have created another page for custom drive icons in Mac OS X If you're like most people, you have accumulated a large number of removable USB storage devices over the years, from flash-based thumb drives to external hard disks. I have seven of these things sitting on my desk or in by laptop bag right now! But Windows XP and Vista uses the same icon for all of … [Read more...] about Custom Icons Keep Removable Drives Straight