The most challenging part of last year's iPhone 5s review was piecing together details about Apple's A7 without any internal Apple assistance. I had less than a week to turn the review around and limited access to tools (much less time to develop them on my own) to figure out what Apple had done to double CPU performance without scaling frequency. The end result was an (incorrect) assumption that Apple had simply evolved its first ARMv7 architecture (codename: Swift). Based on the limited information I had at the time I assumed Apple simply addressed some low hanging fruit (e.g. memory access latency) in building Cyclone, its first 64-bit ARMv8 core. By the time the iPad Air review rolled around, I had more knowledge of...

App Store Installer for Lion Updated to 10.7.1

The App Store installer for OS X 10.7 Lion was updated to version 10.7.1 today, confirming that Apple will be keeping the installer up to date as new point...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/23/2011

Apple Begins Selling $69 Lion USB Drive

As promised, Apple today began offering a USB installer for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in its online store for a price of $69, a $40 premium over the...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Amazon Releases HTML 5 Kindle Web App

Well, this could be interesting. Amazon yesterday announced the availability of its new Kindle Cloud Reader, an HTML 5 web app designed to let you read your Kindle books on...

17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

Apple Releases Crippled Education-Only iMac

Apple today updated its education store with a new iMac for especially price-conscious schools: for $999, you can buy a 21.5" iMac with a 3.1 GHz dual-core Core i3...

30 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/8/2011

iOS 5 Allows Initial Setup for Airport Extreme/Express & Time Capsule

While iOS 5 seems to be a groundbreaking release on several fronts, one of it’s lesser documented features is the ability to configure new Airport Extreme/Express and Time Capsule...

4 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/6/2011

Find My Mac Goes Live for iCloud Developers

As a logical extension of their Find My iPhone service, Apple has switched on support for Find My Mac on iCloud. The service is quite similar to Find My...

0 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/4/2011

Lion Server Supports iOS Management using Profile Manager

Mac OS X Server has long been able to manage preferences and settings for multiple Macs, but new to Lion Server is the ability to manage settings for iOS...

2 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

Host Lion Install Media Using Lion Server and NetBoot

If you've got many Macs but don't want to download the Lion installer to every single one of them, and copying the installer to a DVD or USB drive...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

OS X Lion Server's Directory Service Can't Host Windows Clients

As we mentioned in our review of Mac OS X Lion, Apple either chose to or was forced to make changes to how the SMB file sharing protocol was...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

In-Depth with Mac OS X Lion Server

Mac OS X Server costs 5% of what it cost just three years ago. Whatever your needs and whatever the software’s shortcomings, this is hard to ignore. Leopard Server...

87 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

iCloud Storage Plans Detailed – Refunds Available

Apple just launched the iCloud.com webpage for developers a few short hours ago. The service is very similar to the now (or shortly to be) decommissioned MobileMe, with web...

9 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/1/2011

Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air (Core i7 1.8GHz) Review Update

Last week we published our review of the new 2011 MacBook Air. Both the 11 and 13-inch models ship with ultra low-voltage (ULV) dual-core Sandy Bridge CPUs, a first...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2011

The 2011 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch): Thoroughly Reviewed

I've always liked ultraportables. Back when I was in college I kept buying increasingly more portable notebooks until I eventually ended up with something horribly unusable for actual work...

115 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/28/2011

Apple Updates Cinema Display, It's a Thunderbolt Display Now

Along with today’s MacBook Air and Mac mini updates, Apple has also updated their 27” Cinema Display. The display now goes by a new name: the Apple Thunderbolt Display...

94 by Kristian Vättö on 7/20/2011

The 2011 MacBook Air: Specs and Details

2011 has seen Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and chipsets creeping slowly into every machine in Apple's lineup - we saw it in the MacBook Pros in February (see...

87 by Andrew Cunningham on 7/20/2011

Back to the Mac: OS X 10.7 Lion Review

Apple hasn't exactly paid a ton of attention to Mac OS X since the iPhone came out. There, I said it. This was obvious even in the lead-up to Leopard...

112 by Andrew Cunningham, Kristian Vättö & Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/20/2011

Promise Pegasus R6 & Mac Thunderbolt Review

One by one the barriers to mobile computing have been falling. In the early days you could move to a notebook but you'd give up a lot of CPU...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/8/2011

Apple Thunderbolt Cable & Promise Pegasus RAID System Available Now

This morning Apple finally announced availability of its first Thunderbolt cable alongside Promise's Pegasus external RAID solution. We've previewed the Pegasus in the past but today we received a...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/28/2011

WWDC 2011: iCloud

We've already talked about Lion and iOS 5, Apple's other WWDC topics, and both look like worthwhile extensions of existing products, but Apple squeezed its most interesting announcement in...

46 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

WWDC 2011: iOS 5

After giving us a look at OS X 10.7 Lion in its WWDC keynote today, Apple turned to what is seen as the more important of its OS platforms...

24 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

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