After a very, very long wait, Apple has finally updated the Mac Mini, their entry-level "bridge" Mac. It's amazing that, after 19 months without an update, Apple's new Mini looks exactly the same as the old Mini. But what's under the hood matters, and Apple delivered a mixed bag there. The new Mini is an excellent home server, which is how mine will be used, but some poor … [Read more...] about New Mac Mini Is A Diamond In The Rough
I've been waiting on a Mac Mini to replace my sluggish and crash-prone Firefly/NSLU2 home music and file server, and Apple finally delivered the goods today, after leaving us in the lurch at Macworld 2009! I've placed my order for a base-model Mac Mini, and look forward to using Apple's iPhone Remote with the Airport Express AirTunes as my primary home music playing … [Read more...] about The New Mac Mini is Finally Here!
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. Along with my professional focus on enterprise storage systems, I'm enamored of home networking, and recently passed the three terabyte mark at home! This got me thinking about where home storage is heading. As you can see in the … [Read more...] about The Future of Home Storage
As is traditionally the case, there has been some pretty wild speculation about what Apple plans to introduce at this year's Macworld. Some insist it's 3G iPhone time, others look for a tablet/touch computer, and everyone sees Blu-ray everywhere. But Apple upset the cart a bit this week by introducing new, faster Mac Pros and Xserves during CES, and a number of strong leaks … [Read more...] about Working Backwards Reveals Apple’s Macworld Plans