Monday, February 26, 2007

It's OK to Take Your Macbook Pro to a Drug Deal

Most of you out there have iPods or Macbooks, or other shiny Apple gadgets, and generalize that Apple products are less durable than even their Chinese fakes. Its just not true. Check out this picture of a Macbook Pro being shot in a "transaction" gone wrong in Brazil. This is one thing that a laptop case can't help you with.

AppleTV Will be Late

Some of you may have heard the rumor that the AppleTV would arrive late, then on time, and now it has been confirmed that it will be late. No word on what the problem is, but maybe they thought they had enough time to add another feature, but were mistaken. I can dream, can't I?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hidden iPhone Details

Blu-Ray Burning Mac Pro for South of $2700

All you have to do to have a Mac Pro that burns Blu-Ray Discs is go to Apple's Website, use the student discount, and configure it to have 2x 2.0 GHz Dual-Core processors and a 160GB HD. Then, buy a Blu-Ray burning drive for $699 from this site.

Mac Pro $1969
Blu-Ray Drive $699
Grand Total $2668

However, you may want to wait until the next gen Mac Pro is released because it may already have Blu-Ray capabilities built-in.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Funny/Pointless Effect in Mac OS X

Please Give Me Video Ideas

I'm starting to run out of good tips, so please, ask any question, and I will e-mail you an answer asap. If it is good enough, I will even make it into a video tutorial.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Apple Hardware Rumors Galore!

The Apple rumors just keep piling up. Slated for release within a few months is:

  • 8-core Mac Pros with a smaller case, better cooling, a blu-ray burner, and 1 GB VRAM

  • Black 24" iMacs

  • 50" Apple displays and all Apple displays to support HDMI/HDCP

  • 15" Macbooks

  • Macbook Nano with a Solid State Drive and no disc drive

  • Flash-Based iPod videos

So the only computers that aren't rumored to be upgraded are the Macbook Pro, Mac Mini(which is definately due for an update), and the Xserve(Which no consumers really care about anyways). BRING IT ON APPLE, BRING IT ON!

New iMacs and Mac Pros Rumored

According to MacScoop, Apple will release an 8-Core Mac Pro(no word yet on whether it will be the smaller design with vents on top), and a black 24" iMac. I'm so excited that I could just eat popcorn and post blog entries while wearing only boxers. Oh wait...I'm already doing that.

Next Gen Mac Pros' to Have 1 GB of VRAM

According to AppleInsider, the next generation Mac Pros will have the option privilege pleasure to adorn the ATI X2800XT. This card has 1 GB of GDDR4 memory and runs at a speedy 2 GHz. Also, it has CrossFire technology, so you can have multiple X2800XTs in your beast.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Amazing New One-Way Mirror iPod Case

The "Griffin Reflect" is made of a hardened plastic from with a chrome finish(mimicing the iPods backing) and a rubber back. When the backlight on the screen is off, it is solid chrome, when it is on, you can see through the plastic. Genius! And it's priced at just 24.99 here. This is by far the best iPod case I have ever seen!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Leopard Pouncing into Stores Early?

The techies at T3 predict that Apple will release the long awaited Leopard OS as soon as March. Also, they say that updated versions of iWork and iLife will be released. This may sound pathetic, but I can't wait until they come out with the OS after Leopard. What would they call it though, I mean, would it be another cat? I think they need a new animal. Mac OS Mountain Goat....Mac OS Cheeta...I better just leave it up to the marketing specialists.

Monday, February 19, 2007

iPod Video Due for an Update!

Its been a while since Apple came out with a new iPod Video(unless you consider the 5.1G to be a new one). I'm talking about a full blown upgrade. Maybe with some iPhone features. So what do you think? Answer in the comments.


Saturday, February 17, 2007

A New Mac Pro on the Horizon?

According to an anonymous source, the Mac Pro will get a facelift and have its stomach stapled. By that, I mean it will get skinnier, have its hardware messed with, and be redesigned externally. This rumored Mac Pro will have vents on top to allow hot air to escape, it will be smaller, and it will rip holes right through the universe at the push of a button(I just made that last part up...its actually a couple of buttons that you have to press). Will it arrive at WWDC? Is it the "Mac Pro/Power Mac Mini" that people have been talking about years? Will it be equipt with Blu-Ray support? Let us pray.

No Videos for The Next 2 Weeks

Sorry, I won't be able to post videos for about the next 2 weeks because I sold my Macbook to upgrade to the Macbook Pro. I'm hoping that I will get it within 2 weeks. I will, however, be able to add new posts, just no videos. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A Real Macbook Nano to Arrive at WWDC?

Rumor has it that at WWDC, Apple will re-enter the sub-notebook business by releasing a new notebook that is apparently smaller than the 12" Powerbook. This notebook(I'll just call it the Macbook Nano), will feature a SSD, instead of a HDD to consume less power and space. Also, it may not even have an internal disc drive. Maybe that will just be an excuse you can use to buy an external Blu-Ray drive ;) . This Macbook Nano is aimed towards the Japanese market(they like everything small over there...), where Apple isn't doing too hot with sales.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

iPhone Dock "Pics"...if you will

This picture below is a beautiful drawing by an Apple Employee that explains what the iPhone docking station will look like. The reason for the crudeness of the drawing and the lack of an actual picture are do to the shit that this "artist" would be in if Apple found out an actual picture was leaked.


15" Macbook to be released on Feb. 20 or WWDC?

"Another one of those chatty Cathy Taiwan industry sources has leaked some information regarding a possible 15.4-inch MacBook release. This 15.4-inch MacBook is being made by Quanta Computer (the 13.3-inch MacBooks are made by Asustek) and is slated for a second quarter release. It is also being rumored that the price for this 15.4-inch MacBook will be more competitively priced because of the reduced cost of 15.4-inch LCD screens. No word on the specs, but I would imagine that they would remain the same."


Macbook Nano Prototype

Have a Blu-Ray Burning Mac on your Desk Now for under $2,000

To have a Blu-Ray burning/playing Mac, all you have to do is buy:

*Mac Mini (1.83 GHz Core Duo, 512 RAM(then upgrade to 2 GB by buying RAM on eBay), 160 GB HD, and a Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse)


*A Refurbished White Macbook(2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM(then upgrade to 2GB RAM by buying it on eBay), and a 80GB HD) from this site

*Blu-Ray Drive and Toast 8 from this site

*External Drive Enclosure

Mac Mini- $1098
2GB RAM- $160
Blu-Ray Drive with Toast 8- $699
External Drive Enclosure- $20
Grand Total- $1977


*Macbook- $1100
*1GB RAM- $100
*Blu-Ray Drive with Toast 8- $700
*External Drive Enclosure- $20
Grand Total- $1920

Monday, February 12, 2007

Intel Demonstrates 80-core Processor

"Now that the Megahertz race has faded into the distance (we hear it was a myth), Intel is well and truly kicking off the start of a multi-core war with the demonstration of an 80-core research processor in San Francisco last week. It's not the first multi-core processor to reach double figures -- a company called ClearSpeed put 96 cores onto one of its CPUs -- but it's the first to be accompanied by the aim of making it generally available; an aim that Intel hopes to realize within a five year timeframe. The long time frame is required because current operating systems and software don't take full advantage of the benefits of multi-core processors. In order for Intel to successfully market processors with CPUs that have more than say, 4 cores, there needs to be an equal effort from software programmers, which is why producing an 80-core processor is only half the battle. On paper, 80-cores sounds impressive, but when the software isn't doing anything imaginative with them it's actually rather disappointing: during a demonstration, Intel could only manage to get 1 Teraflop out of the chip, a figure which many medium- to high-end graphics cards are easily capable of. The multi-core war may have begun, but the battle will be fought with software, although that's not to say that the hardware side has already been won: apparently the test chip is much larger than equivalent chips -- 275 mm squared, versus a typical Core 2 Duo's 143 mm squared -- and Intel currently has no way to hook up memory to the chip. Hopefully half a decade should be long enough to sort out these issues."


Can you imagine this many processors in one Mac?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

AppleTV to be Shipped Late?

The AppleTV will be shipped February 27th instead of the original shipping date of February 20th. It is very surprising that Apple would move a shipping date, even if just a week. Is Apple pulling a Microsoft?

A New Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia

"This new Apple store proposal is part of a $200 million redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia. It features a glass atrium ceiling, and will be adjacent to a hotel and shopping complex connected by a clear, circular-panel walkway. Over the last 100 years, this site has been redeveloped twice, most recently housing the Fun Factory, a historical amusement center that had fallen into disrepair."


Thursday, February 8, 2007

How to get a Free Domain Name

All iPods to be Flash-Based by 08?

According to analyst Jesse Tortora, Apple will start converting all of the iPods over to SSD(Solid State Disk) to replace the "outdated" HDD(Hard Disk Drive). He also states that they will have the same touchscreen as the iPhone, Wi-Fi, and GPS. If the price stays the same, this may be a nice iPhone alternative. What does this mean for you? Faster load times for movies, web browsing, Google Maps, and a much longer battery life.

How to Copy Music from an iPod to a Mac

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The iPhone Will Have 3 Cores

ARM's CEO(the same company that made the processor for the Apple Newton) has just confirmed that they have made the processors for the iPhone. Also that there will be 3 cores! How long did they say the battery will last...? Actually these processors apparently have an extremely good "power to power ratio", in that the power it consumes is very little for the speed in which it preforms. So what do you call it?...Tri-Core...Core Trio...

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

WWDC has been Announced

The event will be held early this year, from June 11th to June 15th. Pack your bags we're heading to San Francisco.

How to Manage Processes in Mac OS X

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Apple iPhone

How to Easily Rename Hundreds of Photos

Macintosh Trash Tips

How to Easily Switch Between Applications in Mac OS X

How to Post a Podcast

Special Effects in iMovie HD

Where to Find Discounted Macs

How to Download a Website to Use as a Template

Comparison : Macbook or Macbook Pro?

What Do You Want to Know About Macs?

The New MacTalk Podcast

Apple iPod Video, Nano, and Shuffle 360 Views

Mac Mini Prototype

Apple Airport Extreme


Where to Find the Best Mac OS X Freeware

How to Locate your Stolen Mac Laptop

How to Mix Audio on a Mac for Free

How to Control Fan Speed on your Macbook or Macbook Pro

How to Download YouTube Videos

Ad-Free Browsing in Firefox

How to Speed-up Internet in Firefox

Smackbook Tutorial

How to Print Screen on a Mac

Macsaber Tutorial