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Livescribe 3 Smartpen Now Available In The UK In “Standard” And “Premium” Editions

“Great pen, lousy software” was the gist of our review for the Livescribe 3, a.k.a. “The World’s Smartest Pen” when we got the chance to use it recently. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the Livescribe 3 is a so-called…

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Will Zagg’s iOS Game Pad Finally Provide A Standard?

The Caliber Advantage is yet another iOS gaming pad, but this one has one major advantage: It comes from Zagg, well-known accessory maker and purveyor of some of the finest iPad keyboards known to mankind.

Like almost all other gamepads, the Caliber connects via Bluetooth. It also offers an analog stick and a built-in lithium polymer battery. But the really neat part is the layout: the small, iPhone-sized package opens out to become a long  [Read More…]

Retina MacBook Pro’s Gold Standard Rating Is Proof EPEAT Means Nothing

Tearing down the Retina MacBook Pro is like trying to dismantle an atomic bomb.

iFixit called the the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display the “least repairable” laptop ever made, and for good reason. Apple’s super-strong glue, soldering, and proprietary screws make it impossible to replace the battery, upgrade RAM, swap the circuit boards, etc. That’s why Apple originally withdrew its products from EPEAT, the American standard for eco-friendly consumer electronics. After  [Read More…]

Apple Removes Products From EPEAT Green Standard, Could Keep Macs Out Of Enterprise And Education [Report]

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) “evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how�recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and�how it�s designed and manufactured.” For years, Apple has been one of the EPEAT’s key supporters, with many of the Cupertino company’s computers earning the highest ratings in the industry.

As one of the biggest proponents of green technology and environment friendly packaging, it’s a tad shocking that  [Read More…]

Apple Poised to Adopt New Wi-Fi Standard in 2012

Apple might be pushing the Wi-Fi envelope again in 2012 by adopting the �Gigabit Wi-Fi� standard.

This new standard, 802.11ac, uses four times the frequency bandwidth compared to current Wi-Fi standards and requires up to eight antennas to function. The new standard is capable of lightning fast 1 Gigabit network speeds and increases range, reliability, and decreases power consumption at the same time. While the standard hasn�t been ratified by the 802.11 Working Group this hasn�t  [Read More…]

How Do I Downgrade from Mac OS X Server to the Standard Version? [Ask MacRx]

No lion server

Upgrading a Mac running OS X Lion to the Server version is a simple process of downloading and running the Server installer app, but reverting to the non-server version is not as straightforward:

I�m using Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.2 (11C74), I wanna change it to normal OS X 10.7.2 (not server). How do I do that? �-Ahmad

 

Hi Ahmad,

There�s no complete  [Read More…]

New Super Wi-Fi Standard Closer to Reality

The IEEE 802.22 standard has finally been published by the IEEE which means it is official. And with its officialness, 22 Mbps per channel downloads up to 100km from the transmitter are that much closer to becoming an everyday reality.

The hope for the new standard is that it will provide broadband access to rural regions and regions that have been long ignored by telecom infrastructure across the world. The new standard for Wireless Regional Area  [Read More…]

Upcoming Mac Mini Specs Revealed: 500GB Storage as Standard, Server Option

Apple�s upcoming Mac mini refresh is expected to drop sometime this week, and will introduce 500GB hard drives as standard, Intel�s latest Sandy Bridge processors, and the company�s high-speed Thunderbolt technology to the smallest Mac desktop. Here�s what else you can expect.

 

As previous reports had suggested, there will also be a Mac mini server, according to a source for 9to5 Mac, who has also provided specs for the upcoming MacBook  [Read More…]