20 Years Of Mac OS X & The Beginning Of A New Era For Mac

Exactly 20 years ago, the time had come for Apple to let loose a completely new generation of Mac OS – Mac OS X. After a months-long public beta, the final version of Mac OS X 10.0.0 was released, only to receive a mixed response. Although the operating system certainly showed potential, it also came with several serious weaknesses – leading to difficulties with productive use.
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Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020, 15:51 Events

Reuters: An Apple Electric Car with “next level” battery tech is on the way—ready for sale in 2024?

Reuters has now added to the talk of an “Apple car,” pointing to rumors from Apple’s development section as proof. Should the rumors hold true, then we can prepare ourselves for the “next level” of battery technology as Apple readies their new product to impress us just as much as they once did with the first iPhone.
 
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020, 08:27 Hardware

AirPods Max: Battery Usage inside and outside of the Case

The AirPods Max can’t be manually turned off but are supposed to use an extremely low amount of battery when stored in their accompanying case. Now that the product has been released, there are several tests which support the headphones’ reputed energy efficiency.
 
Monday, Dec 21, 2020, 14:07 iOS: Hardware

How water resistant is the iPhone 12?

Apple has promised that the new iPhone generation will be even more water resistant than former models, handling up to 6 meters of water with no problem. A test checks the claim, going all the way to the extreme at 22 meters.
 
Monday, Dec 21, 2020, 09:55 Mac: Hardware

One year of the new Mac Pro — and 2021 could get even more exciting

The road to the “new new” Mac Pro was a long one indeed, Apple had already announced the the start of work on a new “high-end system” more than 2 years before the start of the “new” Mac Pro’s sales. Exactly 1 year ago a new Mac, highly awaited by professional users, was released. The new “modular” Mac Pro was available for the first time, ending a long drought — and in the coming year, 2021, a revolution could be forming.
 
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020, 15:59 iOS: Hardware

This Spring: a new, lighter iPad with a better display and more storage?

According to a recent report, the most affordable iPad should be receiving a product upgrade with multiple improvements this Spring. This would be surprisingly quick, given that the current production line has barely been on the market.
 
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020, 16:11 Hardware

Breaking in the new MacBook Air M1 — how well does it handle a continuous load?

Although the MacBook Air has a version with 8 CPU and GPU cores, the same as the MacBook Pro 13", it doesn’t have a fan. We ran a test to determine how the computer performs and to find out how much the chip is throttled under continuous performance demand. A line graph documents the performance during our 47 minute benchmark.
 
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020, 15:02 Events

WSJ: How Tim Cook's appointment has influenced Apple

Tim Cook was already a prominent figure at Apple before his appointment to CEO 2011, he's become even more so of one since. The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at this man, whose entire life seems to revolve around Apple, and who leads a lonely lifestyle as a result.
 
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020, 14:38 Mac: Hardware

Bloomberg: Upcoming Pro Macs to have up to 32 performance cores and 128 GPU cores

Bloomberg presents a sketch of new Macs and Apple’s plans for the coming year. Should reports be accurate, then one can only be amazed.
 
Monday, Nov 02, 2020, 15:05 Hardware

Apple permits independent Repair Shops to perform Mac Repairs

Apple has recently expanded the “Independent Repair Provider Program” to Macs. This means that independent repair shops will now have access to special tools, trainings, and replacement parts provided by Apple—as long as the repair shop possesses the required certificate.
 
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020, 15:01 iOS: Software

iOS14: Setting up 3rd Party Browsers and Mail Clients

The arrival of iOS14 and iPadOS 14 provides iPhone and iPad users with a new freedom: users will finally be able to choose their own default browser or mail client. In this article, we’ll describe the process.
 
Friday, Sep 11, 2020, 11:51 iOS: Software

iOS-Tip: How to create a screenshot of an entire webpage with Safari

In comparison to the numerous browsers available for desktop, it’s not possible to save an entire webpage to a device locally with Safari for iPhone and iPad. With the advent of iOS 13 however, Apple has equipped the screenshot-feature with the ability to capture more more than the immediately viewable display.
 
Friday, Sep 11, 2020, 10:55 Software

iTunes is history—and soon for Windows as well

The aged iTunes-Suite is no longer a part of macOS since macOS 10.15 Catalina and has been chopped up into individual, specialized apps. Windows is now threatened with the same fate, a sign that the end-days are nigh for iTunes, with the software now potentially becoming history once and for all.
 
Friday, Sep 11, 2020, 10:54 Hardware

A new category of Apple products in the works? Apple has allegedly begun work on an ARM-Console

The Apple TV could theoretically be redesigned as a game-console, especially as it already meets many of the requirements. According to reports, Apple is setting their sights on the billion dollar market with targeted gaming hardware.
 
Friday, Sep 11, 2020, 10:54 iOS: Software

WiFi-Tip: How to turn your iPhone into a hotspot for your Mac, or vice versa

Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, can communicate with one another in diverse manners when sharing an internet connection. In this tip of ours, we explain how to set up your Cupertino smartphones, tablets, and computers for use as an internet hotspot.
 
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020, 13:56 iOS: Hardware

Rendering: how the new iPad 6 mini series could look

According to multiple reports, Apple plans to release a new edition of the iPad mini, although the official debut is still a ways off. A graphic artist has recently revealed the probable design of the upcoming model: a new iPad mini designed based on the iPad Pro.
 
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020, 15:11 Software

10 years ago: Apple announced the release of a new social network, “Ping”—a colossal failure

In 2010 Apple wanted to release a social network directed at music fans and performers. Ping’s promising start was followed by disillusionment, as the majority of users largely ignored the service, for multiple reasons.
 
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020, 12:10 Web

30 years of Photoshop — and Video, how Photoshop 1 works on Mac

One of the great veterans of the software world is celebrating it’s 30th birthday today! On February 3rd, 1990, Photoshop 1.0 was released for Mac—and not only for Mac. Here, we take a quick look at how Photoshop came to be. We’ve also included a Video which shows current graphic designers trying out version 1.0 again.
 
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020, 15:09 Hardware

The disappearance of a Pioneer: Toshiba ceases Notebook production

It wasn’t Apple who launched the first well engineered notebook—rather Toshiba, who had already begun a tech revolution years before. However, Toshiba is no more—this month the pioneer made their exit from the market official.