Tag Archives: Macbook

Tuesday | New MacBooks Announced

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/04/13/apple_releases_new_macbook_pros_with_intel_core_i7_i5_processors.html

2010 MacBook Refresh Q1 and Q3 | Light Peak?

Earlier today, AppleInsider posted an image from an internal Intel email that was sent to all employees as part of their internal rewards structure.  The image stated that they had a chance to win a new MacBook Pro “with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor.”  This leads us all to believe that [...]
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Save the date! Apple Tablet announcement + more

January 27th is the day you’ve all been waiting for!  Apple should then be announcing their Apple Tablet and possibly the iPhone 4.0 SDK and/or Tablet SDK (I’m guessing that the tablet and iPhone SDKs won’t be that much different, but I could be wrong).  I would assume that a tablet would be able to [...]
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How NOT to pack your MacBook

This is the best reason I’ve seen so far to buy an incase sleeve for your macbook.  Specifically so that you don’t end up creating this mess: Pillow case + packing peanuts + bubble wrap = no bueno.  Incase sleeve = bliss.
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2009 New 13″ MacBook Pro

There was a new 13″ MacBook Pro announced at WWDC 2009 yesterday.  They’re available starting today.  New features include: built-in (non-removable) 7 hour battery new Display (has better color, etc…) SD Card slot Firewire port up to 8Gb of memory up to 500Gb hard drive and a backlit keyboard. They also start at a lower [...]
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WWDC 2009 | Highlights | new iPhone release: iPhone 3GS date and information

Highlights from WWDC 2009 Keynote: iPhone OS 3.0 available worldwide June 17th My weapon of choice this year for the Keynote stream was http://www.macrumorslive.com.  They have a good stream text feed, and an even better streaming pictures feed.  The pictures updated more often than the text, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they caught every [...]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The [...]
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MacBook modding

Useless but awesome: [via SmokingApples]
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Macworld 2009 Keynote coverage summary

So, I’m seeing lots of mixed feelings about Macworld.  Some are super excited about the software, others think software stinks and they just wanted their hardware updates.  I’m in the middle.  I’m not super excited about the software, but I’m not disappointed about the lack of hardware updates either.  I knew they weren’t going to [...]
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Real shots from Macworld 2009 – MacBook Wheel replaces keyboard

If you’ve been looking forward to the new product releases being announced by Apple at the Macworld Expo, look no further than the new MacBook wheel, to be released sometime in the next 3 to 15 months.  This wheel efficiently and intuitively replaces the entire keyboard.  Watch the video.  You know you want to. Apple [...]
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Latest MacBook update didn’t fix external monitor

One of the issues that I mentioned in my post about Apple’s latest unibody MacBook firmware update was that my external monitor flickers and freaks out when it comes out of power save mode (when the screen goes off, computer still on).  I was hoping that the latest update would fix it, but it seems [...]
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Firefox 3.1 Beta adds support for 3-finger gesture

Finally!  Many complaints about Firefox lately have revolved around the lack of support for the late-2008 Unibody MacBooks’ multi-touch trackpad, particularly the 3-finger gestures.  This feature has already been built in to Safari and allows users to go back in history (3-finger swipe left) or go forward (3-finger swipe right) – finally Firefox has adopted [...]
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Late-2008 Unibody MacBook Update

There’s a firmware update out for the late-2008 unibody MacBooks.  Maybe it’ll fix my issues with the external monitor going crazy when the screen comes back on after going dark (from energy saving).  Others have been complaining about how the MacBooks come out of sleep if you remove anything from the USB ports while in [...]
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Unibody MacBook: screen brightness fluctuations

I’ve been noticing lately that on my 13″ Unibody Macbook the screen brightness fluctuates at times.  It doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen.  MacFixIt has confirmed this issue and details that it happens because of the ambient light sensor that’s placed at the top of the screen (if you place your hand over [...]
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VMware Fusion vs Boot Camp | Unibody MacBook | Windows Experience Index

Yesterday I decided to give VMware Fusion a try on my 13″ Unibody MacBook.  Running Windows, however painful, is still important for me because I’m a software developer mainly for Microsoft technologies – I’d like to be able to be able to program in .NET 3.5 and Silverlight using Visual Studio 2008… I didn’t want [...]
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