Category: Apple News

Apple Seeking Rigorous Mac OS X Lion Security Review

Click the image to open in full size. Apple is yielding the floor to various security experts for the sole purpose of looking into the company’s Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This marks the first known occasion in which Apple has paraded its new software to anyone outside of its immediate community of developers. It has been confirmed that Apple is, indeed, inviting no shortage of esteemed security researchers to thoroughly scrutinize the security  [Read More…]

Cloud Files Found in OS X Lion, Could Be The Evolution of iDisk

Click the image to open in full size. 9to5 Mac has just stated that they’ve found some interesting new icons in Mac OS X Lion that may reveal a part of Apple’s new plan for MobileMe, which is currently MIA. There seems to be a folder and sidebar icon which looks specifically designed for cloud documents. This would obviously be a place for a user to store whatever documents they choose and store them  [Read More…]

Lion Will Support TRIM Offering Better Solid State Drive Performance

Click the image to open in full size. Lion is really shaping up to be a major upgrade to the Mac operating system. A new tidbit of information has been discovered that points to Lion having TRIM support for solid-state drives. This is good news for people who use SSD?s, as performance of this type of drive can start to degrade over time. When TRIM support is fully integrated into Lion, the speed and  [Read More…]

The Next Step for iTunes: Apple’s ‘Insurance’ Plan

Click the image to open in full size. With reports that Apple’s Data Center in North Carolina is set to go live around the middle of this year, many have speculated the exact use for the massive site. One likely use is for the evolution of MobileMe, the other may be to extend users’ iTunes libraries to the cloud, allowing users access to their music from anywhere. This is easier said than done. iTunes  [Read More…]

Potential Hack-Proof PS3 Rumor Sparks Interesting Jailbreak, Piracy Debate

Click the image to open in full size. Earlier today our friends at Crunch Gear ran with a story that, while based on a rumor, has sparked an interesting debate about the future of technology as it pertains to the intensifying crackdowns on hacking, jailbreaking, and the larger underlying issue of piracy. According to the report in question, Sony is said to be actively entertaining plans to introduce a so-called "hack-proof" PS3. Could it  [Read More…]

iFixit Tears Down the Latest 15-inch Quad-core MacBook Pro

Click the image to open in full size. Apple updated the MacBook Pro line only a few hours ago and the repair wizards at iFixit have already done a complete teardown of the 15-inch model. The construction and many of the components are similar to the previous version, but Apple has made a few important upgrades that makes this a more capable machine. This is the first MacBook Pro to incorporate a quad-core processor  [Read More…]

“Power & Magic:” What’s in the Lion Dev Preview

Click the image to open in full size. Apple released the developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion yesterday, giving the first peek of what’s to come on the Mac. With iOS-like UI design, easier file sharing and system-wide AutoSave with file versioning, as well as a fundamental rethinking of file management and application control, the eighth major revision to Apple’s desktop OS will be the most significant upgrade since Tiger was released  [Read More…]

Rumor Watch: iPad 2 Carbon Fiber Body Suspected But Not Confirmed

Click the image to open in full size. A runaway rumor being taken as reality by some today is that the iPad 2 will sport a carbon fiber body shell instead of an aluminum encasing in an effort by Apple to make the tablet lighter and sleeker. But as John Gruber of Daring Fireball cautions, there is no concrete evidence to chalk this feature up as a given in the same way we can  [Read More…]

March 2 Event Rumor Roundup

Click the image to open in full size. Engadget is reporting that some of the features that have been previously thought to make it to the iPad 2 won’t be seen at Apple’s media Event, held on March 2, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Going against earlier rumors, Engadget states that the next generation iPad will not support a high resolution display, something that we expected. Also omitted from the final design of the  [Read More…]

Apple Pulls MobileMe From Online Store

Click the image to open in full size. MobileMe has gone missing from Apple’s online store. As a result, Apple has allegedly started telling third-party resellers that the folks in Cupertino have discontinued the $ 99 boxed versions of MobileMe. The development comes as Apple debuts no shortage of intriguing new offerings. As Paul covered this morning, Thursday brought with it a refreshed MacBook Pro model range, delivering updated "Sandy Bridge" Intel Core processors,  [Read More…]