Apple's bizarre online store reboot this morning revealed that the next point-update for Mac OS X will be in the hands of the faithful this Friday, August 28! Many speculated on the purported September availability of the operating system upgrade, but today's information clears the air. Although Apple's web site clearly states that Snow Leopard "Delivers on August 28th," … [Read more...] about Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”: In Our Hands August 28!
There is a lot of FUD flowing between Apple Macintosh true believers and the rest of the PC world. This is especially true now that Macs use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA chipsets and graphics, and so much more commodity PC parts. Lots have argued that a Mac is just an expensive PC with a flashy case and slick operating system. Mac fans have to admit that there is a lot of commonality … [Read more...] about A Concrete Reason Macs Beat PCs: Intel VT
Longtime readers of this blog know that I'm a sucker for novel uses of technology, especially those that give me a chance to learn something new. So when I spotted a Vonage VoIP telephone on clearance at the local Best Buy, I couldn't resist. After a quick Google search to confirm it could be unlocked and used with any provider, I took one home. I don't have it working … [Read more...] about Experimenting With VoIP
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?
It may seem odd to buy a computer intending to upgrade it right out of the box, but so it was with me when I snapped up a new 2009 Nvidia-powered Mac Mini. I had been waiting for Apple to update the aged Mini line, saving up my pennies, but the out-of-box specs for RAM and hard drive space were underwhelming. … [Read more...] about Upgrades Give New Mac Mini a Whole New Attitude