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Google AdSense leaks Apple’s new iMac, Mac mini and Macbook?

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2009

Google AdSense leaks Apple's new iMac, Mac mini and Macbook?It’s been rumored that Apple has been readying a refreshed iMac line with something more affordable. This weekend, Google AdSense further confirmed these suspicions as users in the Netherlands were treated to some ads for new iMacs, MacBooks, and Mac minis.

The ads point to a dead link at the Apple Store, and according to Google Translate they read: “Apple’s Newest MacBook. Thinner, lighter and faster! Free delivery. Order today,” “The Brand new iMac. Ultra Thin 20 & 24 inch models. From only €1099 (roughly $1,063). Apple Store,” and “Apple’s New Mac mini. Faster and more affordable than ever. From only € 499 ($723). Order immediately.”

Eye-Fi works seamlessly with Snow Leopard

Posted in Mac by Shane McGlaun on August 28th, 2009

eyefi-sbOne of the coolest products for digital cameras that I have played with in a long time is the Eye-Fi line of Wi-Fi equipped memory cards. These little SD cards can automatically upload images you take to Facebook without you having to do any work.

Eye-Fi has announced that the manager software has been updated and will allow all Eye-Fi cards to work without any issues with the new Mac OS Snow Leopard. The company is offering its latest SD card, the Eye-Fi Geo for $59 via the Apple store and at other online retailers.

More Mac Malware Spotted

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on July 9th, 2009

First Mac botnet detected by SymantecI don’t want to hate on Macs and the nerds that love them, but they’ve always defended their overpriced Macs with stuff like “we don’t get malware”. And for a while they were right, simply because in pure numbers Macs weren’t worth attacking compared to PCs, because most people were using PCs. Well, now that more people are using Macs these days, we see a rise in Malware as well. So they won’t be able to use that old gem anymore.

The numbers of attacks on the Mac OS X is growing. While it’s still extremely small compared to the figures for PCs, the figures are there and they’re growing. The latest threat is Puper, which is a Trojan disguised as a video program for the fictional MacCinema system on OS X. Researchers at McAfee Avert Labs have determined that the attack is staged to look like a disk image, which will launch an installer application for the non-existent software. Once installed, the user’s computer is infected with a malicious script file called AdobeFlash, which will launch itself every five hours while attempting to download and launch other malware on the system.

Amex Digital 4x External and Slim Blu-Ray Recorder for Mac

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2009

Amex Digital 4x External and Slim Blu-Ray Recorder for MacYou can now play and burn Blu-rays and DVDs wherever you go with the Amex Digital BDR-S1/ BDR-T28 4x Blu-ray recorders for Mac. They’re available in black or white and the USB-powered Blu-ray burners support the latest green ECO S.M.A.R.T that extends battery life more than 40% and STAT Drive with 30% faster data transfer rates.

The drives also feature Quiet Drive Technology that reduces the noise level of audio and video recording or playback and the ad Research technology that compensates for warped discs. The Amex Digital BDR-S1/ BDR-T28 4x Blu-ray recorders are priced at $599 each.

Clamshell ibook greeting cards

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2009

Clamshell ibook greeting cardsRemember the old clamshell Apple iBook laptops? Well, here they are in greeting card form. For when you care enough to send the geekiest card ever. Hallmark really missed an opportunity here, as these aren’t from Hallmark. They are handmade by Etsy paper artist Cadiz Cards.

The iCard comes in sets of three, including classic blueberry, indigo and key lime iBooks. Each has a tiny screen that comes blank for you to fill in your own greeting, and a miniature keyboard. Custom colors are also available if you want something different. A set will cost you $12 bucks.

Elgato Video Capture for Mac

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2009

Elgato Video Capture for MacElgato has introduced its latest Mac peripheral, the Video Capture which will allow you to record analog video from VCRs or other sources to a digital format. The USB stick will be able to handle RCA, S-video and SCART footage, though SCART will require an adapter.

Using Elgato’s proprietary software, you can convert it to H.264 or MPEG-4 for export to iTunes or editing through iMovie and such. You can choose from 4:3 or 16:9 widescreen. It’s smart enough that it knows the difference between international video standards like NTSC and PAL.

First Mac botnet detected by Symantec

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2009

First Mac botnet detected by SymantecIf you own a MAC and enjoy it, make sure you do not download Apple’s iWork 09 from any bit torrent client. The torrent has been infected with the first ever MAC OS X botnet. It was detected by Symantec and a copy of the bot was also reported in the Photoshop CS4 torrent.

The author of the malware introduced the bot in the downloaded copy of the software. But as you Mac guys have always said, you don’t have to worry about such things. So you’ll probably be fine. This kind of stuff just plagues PCs.

Psystar launches new Mac clone PC

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

Psystar launches new Mac clone PC Psystar might be in the middle of a court battle with Apple over the use of the Apple Mac OS X operating system, but that didn’t stop the Mac clone company from releasing a brand new Open Computer model on Tuesday.

The new model, the Open (3), will be “Smaller, Faster and Sexier” and includes Intel’s E7400 Core2Duo processor running at 2.8GHz, which is over 50% faster than the previous processor. They’ve phased out the mini-tower and opted for a “slim form-factor” that is 47% smaller.

Apple Mac mini lineup gets GeForce 9400M graphics

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2009

Apple Mac mini lineup gets GeForce 9400M graphicsAfter all the rumor and excitement, Apple basically did a bare minimum Mac mini update. Still, the five USB ports will be good for homebuilt RAID enthusiasts, and the Mini DisplayPort and DVI plugs are nice for dual monitor support.

The new SKUs both feature 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processors with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.. The price is $599 and you get 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive, $799 gets you 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Both minis sport 8x SuperDrives.

Apple announces Nehalem based Mac Pro

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2009

Apple announces Nehalem based Mac ProLooks like Apple has announced a new Nehalem based Mac Pro with a starting price of $2,499. The new systems feature your choice of a single core 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3500, or a dual 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500, start with 3GB of memory, a 640GB hard drive, and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of RAM.

The new systems should be available next week online and in stores, so break open your piggy banks and get your credit cards ready.

New Mac Mini on Video

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2009

Mac Mini 2009 Edition – video powered by Metacafe
This Mac mini on video looks like the one we saw the other day sporting five USB ports and dual display. After we showed you, some sites were claiming that it was a fake, but this video looks pretty convincing. Does this put an end to the debate?

Some alleged specs: a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB Level 2 cache, 2GB DDR 3 memory at 1066MHz and a ATA Super Drive. Looks real. If so, the question is when and how much.

Leaked photo of the next-gen Mac Mini?

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2009

Leaked photo of the next-gen Mac Mini?This is interesting. According to MacRumors, this could possibly be the next-gen Mac mini we’ve been waiting for. It seems to correspond to other rumored “leaks” that have been popping up and it sports five USB ports, FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort, and Mini DVI. Hmmm. Photoshop? Wishful thinking?

This pic also hit AppleInsider at the same time and the MacRumors forum poster has included some alleged specs: a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB Level 2 cache, 2GB DDR 3 memory at 1066MHz and a ATA Super Drive. The question is, are you buying this?

New Mac Mini to include multiple monitor support?

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2009

New Mac Mini to include multiple monitor support?The Apple rumors never stop. They’re flying fast and furious. According to the newest rumors, we may see an updated Mac Mini with dual display support when and if Apple announces the new machine at the upcoming Macworld conference. MacRumors is reporting that the new Mac Mini will feature both a mini Display Port and Mini DVI connector, which leads them to believe that Apple is gearing the machine towards users wanting multiple screen access.

Other rumored new features include a modular design that would allow for a second hard drive in place of the optical drive, an enhanced graphics chipset, and a new color scheme.

Axiotron updates ModBook Mac tablet

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2008

Axiotron updates ModBook Mac tabletAxiotron just released their new ModBook. This one will make Apple fans do a double-take. It’s based on a MacBook, but the ModBook will come with a bunch of enhancements like: Full Bluetooth connectivity, Lightweight design, Scratch-resistant exterior, Upgraded drawing surface, AnyView LCD/ForceGlass screen cover, GPS navigation and Improved pen tablet performance.

New pre-loaded software includes Autodesk SketchBook Express. Pricing for the Axiotron ModBook begins at $1,299 and up, depending on the specifications you want. That seems expensive, but keep in mind that it’s much cheaper compared to any equivalent Apple product.

Scary OS X Mac-o-Lantern pillows

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2008

Scary OS X Mac-o-Lantern pillowsPick your favorite spooky OS X Mac-o-Lantern pillow. Choose from “Count Macula”, “Spooker”, Mac-o-Lantern and “Finderstein.” The perfect Halloween companion for you and your Mac. These are available from Throwboy on Etsy for $39.