MacBook Pro refreshes aren’t as predictable as the faithful yearly launches of the iOS devices. They tend to come out of nowhere, like a bolt of lightning—and this one brought a surprising bolt of thunder, too. Yes, the MacBook Pro now sports a Thunderbolt port. Developed by Intel and Apple, it lets you attach external displays with a Mini DisplayPort connector, delivering audio and video. Existing Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI (or VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort) adapters also work.
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.
If you’re the type of power user who pushes their computer to the limits, you might want to pull back just a bit if you own one of the newest MacBook Pro models that Apple released this year -- apparently they’re having issues locking up when the processor load is too much.
For power users, one of the big disappointments of Apple’s otherwise high-power MacBook Pro line is that users can’t max out the RAM the same way they can with, say, an iMac. Apple may claim the latest pro notebooks top out at 8GB, but a major Mac outlet begs to differ -- assuming you have the money to pay for 16GB in the first place.
Apple introduced new MacBook Pro models packing Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors, which means it didn’t take long for them to be put on the bench and speed tested -- by which we mean GeekBench, of course!
Timed perfectly with the release of the brand-new, Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro, memory manufacturer Ramjet has announced the availability of a heaping helping of DDR3-1333 RAM, just for the shiny new block of aluminum wonderfulness.
Chalk one up for the rumor mills -- Apple’s online store has sprung back to life Thursday morning, and new MacBook Pro models have been released which correspond exactly to leaks over the last few days.
Did you hear the news? Supposedly, Apple will be lifting the lid on a newfangled can of MacBook Pro updates this week, presumably on Thursday, February 24 to coincide with CEO Steve Jobs’ birthday (no, we’re not making that up!) -- and here are five very good reasons why you should care.
We’ll all have to feign surprise on Thursday when Apple announces new MacBook Pro models, since details about the notebook refresh have been leaking out steadily for days. Now it appears the full specs have been leaked for a new 13-inch model, complete with an image of the new Light Peak port, rechristened as “Thunderbolt.”
While everyone is anticipating new MacBook Pro models this week, no one really knows for sure what new features we might see. On Monday, a couple of possibilities surfaced involving a larger trackpad and dedicated SSD storage for Mac OS X system files to allow faster performance and startup.