Last week I walked out of Apple's flagship store on Arlington Street in Boston feeling like a shoplifter. If you were there, you would have seen the following: A guy walks to the back of the second floor, pulls a brand-new iPhone bumper off the shelf, fiddles with his iPhone, opens the package at one of the yellow wood tables, fits the bumper to his phone, and walks out of the … [Read more...] about A Nerve-Racking Revolution at the Apple Store
My late-2009 27" Intel iMac now has an eSATA port. I'm documenting how I did it here mainly for posterity. Although it works fine, I cannot recommend that others attempt to perform the same surgery on their own crazy-expensive Apple computers. eSATA mods like this won't be satisfying to most users, and the operation is risky and destructive enough that non-crazy people … [Read more...] about How To Add An eSATA Port To An Intel iMac
Last week I reported my progress upgrading my Mac Mini's RAM and hard drive to extract much more performance out of Apple's little desktop. And indeed, adding a 7200 rpm high-performance laptop hard drive did make a noticeable difference in system responsiveness. But a question came in via email asking, will Western Digital's killer 10,000 rpm VelociRaptor SATA drive work in … [Read more...] about How Far Can You Push a Mac Mini?