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Articles tagged with: powerbook

Why Is Thunderbolt So Expensive?

We’ve all heard about Apple’s blazing faster Thunderbolt technology, but we also know that the speedy tech comes at a cost, $49 for a thunderbolt cable to be exact. At first, it just seemed that Apple was taking advantage of owning proprietary hardware, but then we got a closer look on why the cable is so expensive.

So what costs so much in the thunderbolt cable? Well, surprisingly it’s right by the port of the cord, where there is a small Gennum chip. This chip allows the data to reach a full duplex 10Gbps speed.

Hulu Gives In To Apple’s Demands

Hulu recently modified its login screen for its Hulu Plus platform for Apple’s iOS. If you don’t see much of a difference in the modification, you’re right. Hulu simply took off the URL that linked back to their site to non-users who may be interested in signing up for Hulu Plus.

In essence, Apple doesn’t want people linking back to other sites, and from my guess, buying or using another product or service. By doing this, Apple is able to keep users in their own little bubbles-especially Mac users who are not too savvy and aren’t comfortable using Google (it’s okay, not everyone is).

250 Features In OS X Lion, All For $30

Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the low-down on Apple’s new OS X Lion. For $30, you can grab the latest version of the Apple desktop and/or laptop software for your Apple machine.

OS X comes with over 250 new features and 3,000 new APIs. Apple claims that users will see iPad influence in ‘many places’. A cool new feature that OS X has is the ability to have any application run in full screen. An app called Mission Control allows you to easily see all your open apps to get a good idea of what you’re working with.

Intel + Apple, A Match Made In Heaven

Intel’s Senior Vice President, Tom Kilroy has recently revealed that Intel and Apple are working closely together on Apple’s future products. Kilroy is state that Apple helps shape Intel’s roadmap. This makes sense to me because unlike PC manufacturers that have an option of choosing Intel, AMD, or ARM, Apple has been using Intel processors for years and years.

The duo have quite a solid history together and it would make sense for them to team up to take on the world, especially when Intel knows that Apple won’t flock over to AMD or ARM for business.

Opinion: Chromebooks Will Fail

According to a posting from Macworld, Chrome notebooks are due to fail. Before you think, ugh, this is a posting from MacWorld, it was originally written by Tony Bradley from PCWorld. Whether Bradley is an Apple informant or undercover spy, it is interesting to read the three reasons he notes for chromebook’s doomsday. Bradley notes the importance of the Internet and how much we rely on the Internet for everyday computing.

OS X Lion Has iOS Feel, Go Figure!

While we don’t have a ton of information on the new Apple operating system, we do know a few things. Mac OS X Lion has some new features in its developer version, including a redesigned login screen, a detailed Reading List feature in Safari, a few new wallpapers, and a couple other performance tweaks.

The new login screen has been redesigned and has an iOS flavor to it. There is a silver-gradient backdrop along with new icons that are spread across the bottom of the screen. The icons allow the user to sleep the computer, restart, and shut down.

Dell XPS 15z- Leaked!!!

Dell is working on a new laptop called the XPS 15z. While the laptop kind of resembles a MacBook, at the same time, it really doesn’t (though probably best to avoid an Apple lawsuit). From the leaked photos we can see that the keyboard has large, rounded white keys that should make typing easier for those of us with larger fingers. The screen is a large 15.6″ screen and the speaker grills are located on each neighboring side of the keyboard.

Google Works On Addiction To Adobe Flash

Google announced yesterday that it has added Flash support to its Instant Previews feature even though it is cautioned against using Adobe’s plugin too heavily. With support for Flash, users will be able to use a regular web browser to see a Flash-heavy, website’s animations, layout, and videos in the quick view sidebar instead of having plugin errors. The method would implement whenever a website’s details were scraped by Google’s bots but would also be turned off when the preview had to be generated on-demand.

Microsoft’s New Campaign: Do The Math

Microsoft has just launched a new ad campaign called Do The Math. The website compares Apple computers to Windows counterparts and shows the large price differences for the same exact specs. What confuses me is why this campaign was launched in 2011 and not 2002. Apple has been selling overpriced computers ever since they got fancy.

OS X Lion Features “Find My Mac”

While the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is only a month away, we are learning more about what might constitute the new OS X Lion. According to 9to5Mac, the new OS will feature a “Find my Mac” tool that works very similar to the “Find my iPhone”, exclusively for MobileMe. There will also be Find My Mac messenger, and we have no idea what this could be.

Some speculate that it is a way for Mac’s Finder to instant message the Mac owner, but we’re not too sure how it works or how effective the applicaiton will be.