Another year has passed and like clockwork Apple has released a new iPhone and a new version of iOS to accompany it. Our reviews of both new iPhones will be coming soon, with a look at new iOS features specific to those devices like ApplePay, but with iOS 8 rolling out today to millions of existing iOS users across the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, it's worth taking a look at what Apple is bringing to the users that are already in the iOS ecosystem. The eighth iteration of Apple's mobile operating system brings some new features, and while on the surface it may appear quite similar to iOS 7, under the hood the changes are quite significant. If iOS 7 was the biggest...

LaCie Brings (more) Affordable Thunderbolt Storage to Macs with Little Big Disk, Available in Retail

At IDF I met with LaCie and got a quick demo of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt storage solution. The heavy metal chassis is home to two 2.5" drive...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2011

MacBook Pro EFI Update Reportedly Resolves SATA 3 Issues

Apple released an EFI update for the 2011 MacBook Pros yesterday that reportedly resolves performance and compatibility issues with SATA 3.0 SSDs, some of which Anand noted in our...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/15/2011

The Thunderbolt Devices Trickle In: Magma's ExpressBox 3T

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is frustratingly fast. The frustration comes from the fact that there just aren't many Thunderbolt devices out on the market today, not to mention that the...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2011

HighPoint Brings 4-port USB 3.0 to Mac Pro

Earlier this week HighPoint introduced its first 4-port USB 3.0 HBA for Apple's Mac Pro. The RocketU Quad USB 3.0 features four independent USB 3.0 controllers, allowing each port...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2011

Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 Adapter

Sonnet announced a Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 adapter today. The exact name of the product is the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter and it is simply a box with an...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 8/25/2011

Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO; Tim Cook Now In Charge

As of this evening, Steve Jobs has resigned his post as CEO of Apple, naming Tim Cook as his successor. This news follows an extended health-related leave of absence...

33 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

Sprint to Carry Next iPhone, Says Wall Street Journal

Sprint will be joining AT&T and Verizon in carrying Apple's next iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter." This would make Sprint the third...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

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

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