Tag Archive: 2010


Still Think You Can’t Do Real Work On The iPad? A Lot Has Changed Since 2010

This story first appeared in Cult of Mac Magazine. Back when I worked exclusively on my iPad, writing posts for Cult of Mac and everything related to that, I had a hell of a time getting some things done. It…Read more ›

2010 iPad Email Hacker Found Guilty, Faces Two Five-Year Sentences

Andrew Auernheimer.

A hacker has been found guilty of a massive security breach that exposed the emails of more than 114,000 iPad owners back in 2010. Andrew Auernheimer was one of two Goatse Security members who were arrested for exposing the major flaw in AT&T’s database, and he now faces two five-year charges.Auernheimer worked alongside Daniel Spitler to gain access to AT&T’s iPad subscriber database and expose the email addresses of more than 114,000 iPad  [Read More…]

Apple Seeds New Mountain Lion Developer Build With Facebook Baked In, Power Nap For 2010 MacBook Air, And More

A sleeker, faster cat.

On the eve of its big iPhone 5 event, Apple has seeded a new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 to registered developers in the Mac Dev Center. This marks the fourth beta update of 10.8.2 to be released in less than a month, indicating that a public release is imminent.

Unlike the last couple minor version of the 10.8.2 beta, today’s 12C50 update packs several new  [Read More…]

[Review] LowPowerBanner – 20%/10% Battery Banners

With the transition of notification pop-ups to notification banners in iOS 5, Apple seemed to have overlooked a spot the notifications that appear when you become low on battery. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbedLowPowerBannerby iOS developer snakeninny will let you change that, making it so you receive a banner notification instead of one of those iOS 4-style, intrusive notifications. The banner-style notification is better for these kinds of alerts because it simply goes  [Read More…]

EFI Firmware Updates for MacBook Air, iMac, MacBook Pro Bring Lion Internet Recovery to 2010 Models

MacBook EFI Firmware Update Apple has released firmware updates for 2010 model year MacBook Air, iMac, and MacBook Pro. The EFI update brings OS X Lion Internet Recovery, which is accessible by booting into Recovery mode and allows a user to reinstall OS X Lion, to each Mac from 2010. The EFI Firmware updates are available to download from Software Update, or directly from Apple: MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.3  [Read More…]

OWC Now Offering 480 GB SSD For Late 2010 MacBook Air Models

Click the image to open in full size. Other World Computing has just released the 480GB Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive for MacBook Air. If you’ve already outgrown the SSD that came with your MacBook Air, then this may be just the thing for you. It’s also quite a bit faster than the SSD’s that Apple now ships with current MacBook Air models. With transfer speeds of up to 275 MB/s, they’re  [Read More…]

10.6.7 Supplemental Update Fixes iTunes Crash in 2010 MacBook Airs

Click the image to open in full size. If you’re one of the users with a late model MacBook Air (2010+), you probably noticed the glaring bug in 10.6.7. Open a MacBook Air running 10.6.7, open iTunes, and play a song. Within a minute or two, your laptop is completely frozen, and the only thing to do is a hard reboot. I haven’t used my iTunes on the MBA in a couple weeks because  [Read More…]

10.6.7 Causing iTunes Problems for 2010 MacBook Air

Click the image to open in full size.  While Apple’s release of Snow Leopard 10.6.7 yesterday fixed some known issues, including the issue with the 2011 MacBook Pro screen flickering on the Apple Cinema Display, it seems that as one issue gets fixed, another arises. Many owners of the 2010 MacBook Air (particularly the 13-inch model) are reporting fairly significant issues with iTunes after updating to 10.6.7. According to reports on the Apple Discussions forum,  [Read More…]

Apple Sells 1.1 Million MacBook Airs in Fourth Quarter of 2010

Click the image to open in full size. The MacBook Air is a huge hit for Apple with an estimated 1.1 million 11-inch and 13-inch models sold during the fourth quarter of last year. The MacBook Air launch has been the most successful Mac launch for Apple to date. That?s quite an achievement considering just how successful the entire MacBook line has been for Apple over the years. When discussing sales, Apple rarely breaks  [Read More…]