If the performance of your unibody MacBook Pro just isn't cutting it, it might be time to consider swapping out the stock hard drive for something a little more speedy, like a solid-state drive. And actually, when we say a little more speedy, we actually mean that you can double the speed of your current system by swapping out the stock hard drive for an SSD.
There are plenty of manufacturers who offer SSDs made especially for your unibody MacBook Pro, and physically installing the hardware is actually quite a cinch. Follow along and we'll show you how.
It has been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If this holds true, then the folks at Apple must be blushing constantly. Not only do their competitors ape the company's innovations on a regular basis, aficionados of Apple's offerings, too impatient to wait for rumored Mac and iOS products often put together their own convincing version of the next killer piece of gear they hope that Cupertino's hard at work on.
For your viewing pleasure, we've put together a gallery of 30 of our favorite fakes, spoofs and supposed leaks. Some hit pretty close to what Apple has unveiled at Keynote presentations in recent years. Others are purely Mac Fanboy flights of fancy. All of them are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
It's called Macworld Expo, but there's plenty of hardware to go with your iOS devices, too. We saw everything from clothing to enhance your iPad use, to innovative chargers, speakers, and even a iPad-compatible cooking thermometer to help you become a grill master.
iOS offerings might have stolen the spotlight (and most of the showfloor) at this year's Macworld Expo, but there were still plenty of awesome peripherals and hardware for Mac geeks. We found hardware gems that varied from SSDs to media streamers to awesome Mac Mini mounts and more.
First released as part of iOS 4.2 last November, Apple’s new AirPlay technology is potentially one of the most exciting aspects of owning an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- assuming you’re willing to wait just a bit while hardware manufacturers play catch up.
If there’s one thing you can say about Google it’s that they’ve more than their share of irons in the fire. Over the past several years, the company, originally known for their search engine excellence, has branched out to embrace cloud-based communications and online office productivity technologies with products like Gmail, Google Phone Google Docs and their oh-so-doomed Google Wave endeavour. Mac and Windows computer can choose to access these online offerings via Google’s speedy Chrome internet browser to They’ve carved out a niche for themselves in the smartphone market as well with the various flavours of their Android operating system, which can be found on an increasingly wide variety of handsets and other mobile devices. Recently, they even mounted an assault on our living rooms (to mixed results) with Google TV. In short, Google has become an unstoppable technology juggernaut hellbent on forcing their way into every section of your gadget-filled life that they can. Today, the company came one step closer to fulfilling that dream of whole-market permeation with the official unveiling of a number of new products that may have the potential to alter the technological landscape to such an extent that even we Mac users, content in the cloister of our walled garden of App Stores and Finely-tuned hardware and the awesome power of OS X and iOS, stand to be effected by.
With a new rumor circulating that the iPad 2 may be announced as early as January, speculation has begun on what the refresh will bring. According to a Chinese newspaper, Apple may focus on five specific areas for the new model.
Active noise cancellation is meant to reduce unwanted sound--the drone of an airplane’s jet engine, the hum of your office air conditioner, that kind of steady background noise. A tiny microphone detects the sound waves outside your headphones, then the headphones play an opposite sound wave which cancels out the original noise. That’s why they need a battery to work.
Walking the line between tool and toy, Spiderpodium’s eight legs can keep your iOS device--or any handheld gizmo of about the same size--right where you want it. The rubber legs stay in any position, so you actually get to use your imagination when dreaming up new ways to pose it--and there’s no reason a kid couldn’t also imagine it as a nefarious space insect attacking a brave colony of Lego men.