The rumor mill has been quite active lately regarding Apple’s possible announcement of a smaller iPad Mini this month. It’s now being reported that Apple will also use the event to introduce a new iMac models and a revamped 13″ MacBook Pro with an integrated Retina Display.
Just Mobile is known for their slick, Apple-inspired product designs for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh, and they’ve just increased their line with two new accessories: the Just Mobile AluBase (a vertical stand for Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air) and AluRack (a rear storage solution for your Apple iMac or Thunderbolt Display).
Summer vacation is over, and many students will be preparing to be head back to school this week. If that means it’s time for you to be looking for a new computer, we’d like to remind you that Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion is running now through Friday, September 21st.
Even in these Bluetooth days, every now and again I have to unplug the photo printer to use a USB flash drive or the gamepad with the USB ports provided by my iMac and keyboard. So, yeah, a hub would be useful; one like Satechi’s Premium 4-Port Aluminum USB Hub.
The iMac G4—one of Apple’s most elegant, innovative and brilliant desktop computer designs ever—is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. I would like to think Apple might someday decide to build another iMac with a “Luxo” type display mount, but alas, it’s not a very optimistic hope.
Apple has been aggressively preparing for the upcoming launch of the next generation of OS X, and today we have confirmation of which Mac models will be compatible with the Mountain Lion upgrade. Looks like it’s bad news for Apple users who currently have Macs dating back before 2007 or a Mac mini from before 2009.
If you’d like some extra storage for your 2011 27″ iMac in SSD form but don’t have the tools to add one yourself (and would like to avoid going through external sources), you can get everything you need to install an SSD yourself with Other World Computing’s new DIY Kit compiled specifically for 2011 27″ iMac models.
Apple has published a support document notifying users of the malware that seems to have affected a large number of Mac OS X computers. It was reported that a known “Flashback trojan” has affected more than 600,000 Mac computers worldwide, making it the biggest malware menace in the history of Apple.
If you own a Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac that was released sometime in 2011, you’ll want to check Software Update for a new EFI Firmware Update. All four Mac models received the update, apparently bringing the exact same fixes to each of them: “… improves the reliability of booting from the network, addresses an issue that can prevent HDCP authentication after a reboot, and resolves an issue with boot device selection when a USB storage device is hot-plugged.”
One of the biggest mainstream Apple-related rumors going around right now is that the company is planning to implement higher-resolution displays in its Macs in the near future, with a lot of evidence emerging recently to back this up. This has mostly consisted of the discovery of high-resolution artwork within applications, such as in this case with the new Messages beta. The move to higher-resolution (“Retina”) displays is inevitable, and Apple openly admits it, as they added a “HiDPI” mode for the first time in OS X Lion in anticipation of the day this will happen.