Home theatre lovers have long lamented the absence of an HDMI port on their favorite Macs, particularly the diminutive Mac mini, which seems ready-made for inclusion in such a place. But that may be changing soon.
It was the late, great showman P.T. Barnum who presumably said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Of course, that was before the days of the Internet and Facebook, where hundreds (maybe thousands) of suckers are born every second.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep the new
14.6MP Pentax K-7 down--tight weather seals and low noise at high ISOs
ensure that if you have the chops, this camera will deliver no matter
what the conditions. The K-7 retains much of the great feature set of
its predecessor, the K-20
(5 out of 5 stars, Dec/08), with a few additions. It now sports a
brilliant 3-inch LCD viewscreen, 5.2-frames-per-second continuous
shooting, 1/8000-second shutter speed, and a whisper-quiet shutter. Its
innards are protected by a weather-resistant body, and HD video capture
has been added. All fine improvements.
Sure, the unibody MacBooks have longer-lasting batteries. But for many,
those improvements came at too high a cost--no swapping of spare
batteries can be a lethal limitation. But for the folks at Sanho, it
presented a dreamy business opportunity, and their line of batteries
delivers the plug-and-go power that many of you crave, though you’ll
pay a premium for it.
March is barely a few hours old, and already the rumors are flying that a “manufacturing bottleneck” will constrain iPad shipments when they finally arrive at month’s end. Where have we heard this story before?
Next time an iPhone naysayer tries to tell you that your handset is way too fragile for day to day use, sit them down and tell them the story of a device that survived two months outside in a rough Canadian winter.
A lot of the excitement about the iPad after its unveiling at in late January had to do with its custom, Apple-designed A4 processor -- but a new report says that the chip may in reality be nothing “to write home about.”
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. If you're one of our more easterly readers, you're probably getting sick of the stuff. Unless you're a skier or a snowboarder or are inexplicably into curling. If you're out a little further west, it's just the thing for the slopes and you wish you were getting a little of that east coast action.
And if you're up north in Vancouver, you've been seeing it all the time. And in honor of the 2010 games, Mac|Life has a full slate of medals to hand out in the best writing of the week. Of course they're all gold, silly. It's Mac|Life, after all.
Our entertainment-center remotes are like tribbles; they look warm and
welcoming at first, but we swear they keep multiplying to the point of
overrunning the living room. We spend more time swapping between
clickers than actually pressing buttons… so we’ve replaced them all
with a single, universal device: Logitech’s Harmony 900. And it does
more than just duplicate the original remotes’ controls--it adds new
features. We had one significant setup problem, but after we corrected
the issue, the Harmony 900 excelled.