Claimed in the patent application is a processing device comprising an ionic wind generator configured to generate a flow of ionized air along a path and a deflection field generator located proximate the path of the flow. Translation: a presumably silent means of cooling down internal components in electronic devices.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be moving away from utilizing Intel chips on their Mac product line. According to the report, Apple is investing money into a new project that will allow them to create new, custom processors for desktops and laptops similar to the A-series chip currently found in many iOS devices.
After the engineers at iFixit finished their 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display teardown, they moved on to the new Mac mini model. Going against the recent trend of with Apple products, iFixit is happy with the repairability of the new Mac mini, stating, “The Mac Mini continues to be one of the most repairable devices that Apple produces.”
Apple updated the Mac Mini with a faster processor, better graphics, and much more. The Mac Mini can now have either a dual-core Intel Core i5 or a quad-core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, both of which have Intel HD Graphics 4000, the latest in integrated graphics technology.
Amidst speculation that Apple will announce iMac and Mac Mini updates at the Apple event taking place next week, a new report from 9to5Mac states that the new Mac models will retain their current retail pricing. Rumors last week stated the new iMac would get a price bump, but the 9to5mac report contradicts those claims.
As AllthingsD predicted, Apple will be taking the stage next week to presumably unveil their 7″ iPad Mini, and possibly their new line of Macintosh computers as well. Apple has started sending out the invitations to the press being held Tuesday, October 23rd at the California Theatre in San Jose, California.
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.
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.
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.”