Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Evolution of the Apple Laptop

Not 100%, but I think they’ve messed up their “Power Usage” plot, as they start at a mere 6W and end at 85W, but the line barely moves. Evolution of the Apple Laptop |. via Visual Loop

Steam on Mac Debut’s Today

All of the Apple-lovers in your life have a reason to be happy today, as this is the Launch Day of Valve Software’s Steam platform for Mac (which we’ve been anxiously awaiting for 3 months!).  Not only the game distribution platform, but some of their most popular games.  On launch (today) they have Portal, and […]


Infographic: Apple and Adobe

The war of words and technology wages on between Apple and Adobe about getting Flash and Flash-based technology onto the iPhone and iPad, but the intertwined history of the two companies can make it a bit difficult to separate the reality and the rhetoric.  A new infographic from Enrique Serrano tries to break it down […]
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Infographic: How iPod Took The World By Storm

No doubt that Apple has singlehandedly created and owned the MP3 player market since the first iPod launched in 2001, and a new infographic by OnlineSchools for Mashable catalogs the growth. Apple sold 125,000 iPods by the end of 2001; it sold a flabbergasting 225 million by 2010. Coupled with the music management/online music store […]


MacBook Pro GPU Switching

One of the problems with the new MacBook Pro is that a user could not manually switch back and forth from the Intel HD graphics chip and the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics card. The Intel HD graphics chip could be disabled so that the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics card was the only one […]

Apple’s 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro

Recently we have talked about Apple’s new MacBook Pro line. What is interesting about the new laptops is that they can switch from Intel’s graphics chips (which are low power and thus are good for long battery life) to Nvidia’s GeForce GT 330M. The Nvidia chip uses more power, which cuts down on battery life, […]


Nvidia, Intel vie for lead role at Apple

Cnet has posted an article with their take on the recent updates to the MacBook Pro update. The article comments on the recent graphics switching capability that Apple has included in the new lineup. They also note that on the 13 inch MacBook Pro, Apple updated the graphics chip but did not update the Intel […]

Apple’s 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro

Anandtech has posted a review of the Apple 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro. One of the interesting bits of technology that is incorporated into the new MacBook Pro line is the ability to switch from Intel’s graphics chips (which are low power and thus are good for long battery life) to Nvidia’s GeForce GT 330M. […]


The next Final Cut will be “awesome”

Steve Jobs is somewhat famous for his 1-word responses to emails that crop up all over the internet every time there is one.  In a surprising turn of events, he sends a 3-sentence response to a user curious about the current lacking state of Final Cut Pro, which hasn’t seen significant updates in a while.  […]

Inside Apple’s automatic graphics switching

News is still coming out about the surprise that Apple’s switching-graphics technology is in fact not NVidia Optimus but a wholly Apple-grown technology.  Ars Technica got some info from Apple about the technology on how exactly it differs, and why they consider it superior: Apple’s approach in the new 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros differs […]


Is Apple shortchanging NVidia on Optimus? (ANSWERED)

A friend tipped me off to this interesting tidbit on the new Apple MacBook Pro features page.  Read it closely (bold added for emphasis): The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models come standard with automatic graphics switching. It’s a breakthrough technology from Apple that switches graphics processors on the fly to give you performance when […]

Apple Announces New MacBook Pros (UPDATED)

Apple quietly took down their online store this morning, well as quietly as Apple can do anything with the intense scrutiny they find themselves under, and when it came back we were blessed with new MacBook Pros sporting the new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. “The new MacBook Pro is as advanced on the […]