We know that Apple’s ARM-based A5 processor runs like a champ inside the iPad 2 (and is likely heading to the next iPhone) -- but could it also someday soon be powering the likes of a MacBook Air as well?
Occasionally your Mac may refuse to boot due to any number of problems; however, you can still get to your important files so long as your hard drive is still intact. To do this, we’ll use a little-known boot utility called Target Disk Mode. Using this mode, you can connect your misbehaving Mac to another Mac and use it as an external hard drive, allowing you to retrieve your files and stow them at an alternative location.
Apple may have Thunderbolt fever if its latest MacBook Pro and iMac models are any indication, but that doesn’t mean other PC manufacturers are ready to follow them into the storm. Case in point: Hewlett Packard.
Grab one of those fancy new iMacs this week? Or maybe one of the swanky new Thunderbolt-packing MacBook Pros? Thou shalt head to Software Update, my friends, where you will find some shiny new goodness that awaits thee.
If you think rocking a 27-inch iMac with a 30-inch monitor is cool -- and we did prior to Tuesday -- how about a pair of 30-inch displays? That’s exactly the kind of feats of strength the new iMac is capable of, thanks to dual Thunderbolt ports.
Once again, the rumor mill has gotten the better of Apple. As widely reported in the last week, Cupertino has released a refresh of their iMac line on Tuesday, complete with quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, beefed-up AMD Radeon HD graphics and the new Thunderbolt I/O.
Video technology has evolved quickly over the last ten years and, to keep pace, Apple has had to change out the video ports on Macs with roughly the same frequency that Lady Gaga changes outfits. The general state of things currently is that older standards like VGA and DVI (and their variants) are being phased out and replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort (including its variants, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt). There are still plenty of peripherals with the older ports, however, and finding the correct adapter to suit your needs can be tricky.
Apple and Intel showed us the way to the future of I/O technology in late February with the debut of new MacBook Pros outfitted with a Thunderbolt (formerly Light Peak) port disguised as a mere mortal Mini DisplayPort. Now that the high-speed data port is a reality -- and likely headed for other Mac models in the near future -- who’s taking advantage of it and how?
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.
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).