Macs are a finicky beast. Unlike most desktop PCs, taking them apart can't be done with any old tools. But, like any other PC, once you get a Mac apart, it's pretty easy to service yourself. Well, maybe not always easy (we're looking at you, iMac), but doable.
These 21 tools cover all the basics you need to take apart any old computer, as well as the Mac specific tools you need for Apple's laptops, desktops, and even the iPad. And best of all, with a little Googling, they're pretty cheap, so save your hard earned bucks and trips to the Genius Bar by getting a hold of these tools and fixing your own Macs!
No software defines Apple better than iTunes. From its earliest days as SoundJam MP, to its current iteration of the iTunes Store, Cover Flow, and so much more, iTunes has come a long way. This gallery covers every update to every version of iTunes, from 1.0 to 10.0.
The first iPod was released in 2001, and it has been a flagship product of Apple's for 10 glorious years. The iPod has received many updates in both form and function, and rumor has it that we'll see even more in the next month. However, 2011 may also mark the first year that Apple merges their iPhone and iPod annoucements, confirming the belief that many hold that the iPod is on its way out.
We still think the iPod holds a solid place in Apple's lineup -- after all, who wants to run with a bulky iPhone. And, some people still need an iPod Classic to store their giant music libaries. Either way, we aren't here to judge -- we're just here to present you with a gallery that celebrates 10 years of iPod history. We can't wait to see what Apple throws at us in the next 10 years!
Cell phones aren't exactly ancient technology, though with every year it becomes harder and harder to remember what they were like before our beloved iPhones. The iPhone was released in 2007, but mobile phones have been around since the 70s and have made leaps and bounds since then. From the very first "brick" phone, to the first camera phones and smartphones, this gallery covers all the major milestones in mobile phone history.
There's no doubt that the iPhone is ubiquitos and has a multitude of features, but while there may be an app for everything, what about accessories? Plenty of third-party manufacturers have developed interesting-looking peripherals and add-ons for your iPhone. Some of them are helpful, and some of them seem pointless, but when they range from a telescope to a breathalyzer, it really is amazing how far technology has come. Read through for a look at some of the most outrageous, and interesting, tack on accessories for your iPhone.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
“Drum like a pro” is JamKit’s slogan, and while we hate to be nitpicky... well, what pro plays a 27-piece drum kit using two fingers? Then again, “Drum like you were playing a really complicated but slick game of Simon, and match your skills against other finger-drummers worldwide” is a bit unwieldy.
With summer in full swing, it's time to start hitting the beach, throwing BBQs, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors. These portable iPod speakers will bring musical pleasure all your outdoor activities, be they climbing mountains and sleeping under the stars, or hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers.
Word of an imminent MacBook refresh of some sort appear every day. Whether it be a new MacBook Air or the revamping of Apple's most popular laptop, it's interesting to take a look at how the design of the portable Mac has evolved over time. Follow the gallery after the cut to take a walk down memory lane with us.
Apple released new information today regarding the pending transition from MobileMe to iCloud. Finally, we know which services will be continued and which will be terminated with extreme prejudice. According to Apple, "The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud." The key word there is "core", which is not the same as "all".