Apple rarely plays the specs game, particularly when it comes to its iOS devices. Sure, you’ll get a name for the processor and they’ll boast about pixels when it suits them, but talk about RAM or clock speed and there’s radio silence. However, according to one source, the iPad’s dirty little secret is its ever-increasing RAM usage.
Those ugly patent battles appear to be taking a toll on another front, according to a new report claiming that Apple is shifting its memory purchases away from longtime favorite (and current patent litigation foe) Samsung, who currently holds a 40 percent share of the global DRAM market -- but maybe not for long.
It goes without saying that the more memory your Mac has access to, the smoother it will run. This is particularly true in the age of 64-bit operating systems like OS X Lion and apps that can take advantage of all available RAM you can throw at it. But do you know where to find the best deals on memory -- and does it make sense to pay more?
Got one of those newfangled Mac Pros recently? Those things pack a ton of power, and they've got plenty of slots for extra RAM. Need to give your powerful rig a little boost in memory so that your 64-bit applications move a little faster? Plop in another pair of memory sticks and bump it up to 8GB. We'll show you how.
If you're having some serious performance issues with your Mac -- say, applications seem to crash randomly when you start them up, your Mac is incessantly freezing, or some software just hangs without really loading -- you'll want to check to see that the RAM is really the issue and you're not simply in need of a software update. Use Memtest to run a Unix command that checks on your bad RAM.
A lot of people sleep with their iPhone by their bedsides, since an iPhone makes a great alarm clock. However, sometimes the incessant email alerts, push notifications, SMS alerts, and phone calls can keep us from actually drifting into a sweet, sweet slumber. In this week's tips, we'll show you how to silence those notifications, as well as show you how to monitor your data usage, monitor the memory on your iOS devices and walk you through the difference between deleting and archiving your Gmail inbox.
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.
There was a great deal of hand-wringing in the tech community after Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement over just how much memory the refreshed tablet contains in its diminutive frame. While many are speculating, a semiconductor analyst out of Korea claims to know for sure.
reported today that NAND flash memory manufacturers have been caught in a
tight situation. Apple may be moving to secure long-term supply
contracts to ensure they have all they need for iPods, iPhones, and