If you happen to be having problems booting up your mid-2010 model iMac, Apple may have a solution for you in the guise of the iMac Hard Drive Firmware Update 1.0 -- provided that you have the exact model that it’s capable of patching.
Call us impatient, but documenting the life and times of Apple and its various product lines can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. Whether it’s the mythical white iPhone 4 or an updated version of iWork for Mac, we’re often left tapping our fingers -- and here’s a look at a some of the products we’ve been waiting for the longest.
Let's see, we've had our refresh of the MacBook Pro now, as well as the iPad. What's next on the docket? The iMac perhaps? A new rumor today has supplies tightening for the product, and you know what that can only mean!
We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
CNET's Brian Tong, by way of MacRumors.com, offers up word that Apple will be releasing iMac updates featuring Intel's Sandy Bridge processor and Thunderbolt (both of which most recently seen in the latest MacBook Pro updates).
Apple computers are amazing machines, aren’t they? From the moment you turn a on a Mac to when you shut it down, it really does just work. As a proud owner of a Mac, you never have to worry about defragging, cache cleaning or general upkeep like our Windows PC-rocking friends do, right? Well, actually that's where you're wrong.
While computers running OS X don’t require the same coddling as Windows-based systems, tidying up your Mac’s hard disk or solid state drive can provide you with a number of great benefits, like faster Finder indexing, reclaimed storage space, and on computers running critically low on free drive space, a noticeable performance bump. What computer user in their right mind wouldn’t be excited about those sorts of perks?
To get you started on your own drive cleaning regiment, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite drive cleaning applications that are guaranteed to whip your Mac’s drives into shape in no time flat.
Well, heck yeah, you got yourself some iOS gear either in your stocking, under the tree, or you won it spinning some mad dreidel. We hear ya. And, of course, there's only one place where the Yule is as cool as it can possibly be, and that's right here, just in case ya missed it, suckas. Mac|Life, holiday style.
Congratulations, you got a new Mac for Christmas! To help make your yuletide season brighter, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can do to start off life with your new Mac on the right foot. We don’t care whether you’ve been naughty or nice––just have fun!
Dividing Apple's desktop line into three neat divisions--Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro--still leaves you with enough options to make your head spin when it comes time to plunk down your money for new hardware. Here's a run down of what to expect when you go shopping for a new desktop Mac.