Tag Archive: Ports


Thunderbolt 3 is now twice as fast and works with USB-C ports

Apple completely removed all ports from the new MacBook except for a solitary USB Type-C that was mocked by fanboys across the world, but now that Intel has taken the wraps off of the new Thunderbolt 3 protocol, new MacBook…Read more ›

The electrical outlet that puts USB ports in your walls

There are just two of us in the apartment, but power strips and bulky USB adapters charging our various devices take up room in every room. The founders of SnapPower are building a company around the electrical outlet to bring…Read more ›

iPad Pro may boast superior display, USB 3.0 ports, and more

Two bits of news have emerged for anyone excited about Apple’s upcoming 12-inch+ iPad Pro. Sources from the Chinese supply chain suggest that the tablet will come equipped with Oxide LCD display technology, while a separate report from the Wall…Read more ›

AccessIO Brings All Your iMac’s Ports To The Front [Kickstarter]

109c031da868db1b1971583bebe0c4c0_largeKickstarters are like wonderful, vivid dreams that you’re never quite sure are real, and constantly terrified that you’re suddenly going to wake up from, with nothing to show for it. That’s why I usually don’t write them up: even if a Kickstarter is fully funded, you’re never sure if it’s going to come to market […]

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AccessIO Brings All Your iMac’s Ports To The Front [Kickstarter]

109c031da868db1b1971583bebe0c4c0_largeKickstarters are like wonderful, vivid dreams that you’re never quite sure are real, and constantly terrified that you’re suddenly going to wake up from, with nothing to show for it. That’s why I usually don’t write them up: even if a Kickstarter is fully funded, you’re never sure if it’s going to come to market […]

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Nmap for Mac OS X Explores Networks, Scans Ports, and More

nmap for Mac OS X

Nmap is a powerful command line network discovery utility that lets you review network inventory, host response and uptime, and perform security auditing through port scans, OS and firewall detection, and more. Though it’s free (and open source) and ships along with many versions of linux, it doesn’t come standard with OS X installations, and thus must be installed separately. Nmap is generally fairly advanced, but  [Read More…]

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Adds Additional Ports To Your MacBook [Macworld 2013]

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While Apple’s newer notebooks like the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro are certainly aesthetically pleasing, some trade offs had to be made in order to achieve such thin machines. Apple has been slowly paring down the number of ports it includes on its notebooks, most notable with the MacBook Air.

Even though these machines are becoming more and more capable all the time, the  [Read More…]

Kanex Box Adds Three USB Ports And Ethernet Port To MacBooks Air And Pro

Kanex’s new DualRole will be pretty much essential for hotel-hopping MacBook Air owners the world over. It’s a little pocket-sized box which hooks up to the MacBook’s USB 3.0 port and turns it into three ports plus an Ethernet jack.

Yes, it costs $ 70, but you can expense that, right?

The DualRole can also be used with an external power adapter to provide more juice to those USB  [Read More…]

Apple Will Release Macs With USB 3.0 Ports This Year, Despite No Intel Support [Rumor]

Back in October of last year, Steve Jobs wrote someone asking him why USB 3.0 wasnt in Macs and said: We dont see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example. Its pretty clear that Steve Jobs was saying this in light of his work with the Thunderbolt standard, which leaves USB 3.0 in the dust. But now that Intel is planning on supporting  [Read More…]

New iPhone Cable Boasts Three Additional USB Ports

Apple products – namely the company’s iDevices – aren’t known for their plentiful USB port availability. But, fortunately for the rest of us, there are scores of innovative minds working overtime to correct this dilemma. For proof, look no further than DITS, where the latest buzz-worthy creation is a multifunction iPhone cable with a 3-port USB hub. This nifty cable is likely to rank somewhere pretty high-up in the “must-have” category of iDevice accessories. So  [Read More…]