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#2042762 insanelymac has been really hard to access for a couple off days anybody else...

Posted by Ed on 21 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Guys, after our outage last week (which was related to this issue), things should now (hopefully) be back to normal. If not, please do let me know and post your traceroutes. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

#1937777 Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

Posted by Ed on 09 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

Not if it's distributed here in the context of hateful intent. Aside from that, spreading someone's contact details and encouraging abuse is just plain wrong and there's nothing to gain from it. Be better, not bitter.

#1937773 Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

Posted by Ed on 09 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

Guys I appreciate nobody likes to see the individuals behind Tonymac profiteering so much from their exploitation of developers in the x86 community, but let's keep this discussion clean. I can't condone distributing their contact details on InsanelyMac in a way that's encouraging hateful will towards them: that's wrong. I've had a number of e-mails from "tonymacx86 & MacMan" pleading with me for the removal of this thread: I've deleted one post that had a telephone number and I'm waiting for them to come back to me with any other specific posts. Let's be the bigger guys here. If they want take other people's work and make money out of it, fine, let's carry on raising awareness of this in the community and encourage users how to learn to do it without their "software". I'm open to debate on this, but as I said, keep it clean, and let's be respectful and mature about it. -Ed

#1921357 Apple finally announces all-new Mac Pro

Posted by Ed on 10 June 2013 - 11:32 PM

The wait is finally over, Tim Cook made good on his promise of doing something special for the Mac Pro. Apple today gave a sneak preview at WWDC of its all-new Mac Pro that its engineers are still working on, unveiling a relatively diminutive black cylinder form factor that is dwarfed by its outgoing predecessor. Like the current Mac Pro, it's been designed around air flow, but with cool air being drawn in from underneath and hot air being expelled upwards, not too dissimilar from the ill-fated G4 Cube from 2000. Indeed, it's in fact smaller in size than the PowerMac G4 Cube, at just 6.6" diameter and 9.9" tall, compared to the Cube which clocked in at 7.65" square, and 10" tall due to its elevation for air intake and cables into the bottom. Based on the new-generation Intel Xeon E5 chipset, the new Mac Pro will pack 12 cores like the current model, but with PCI Express gen. 3 and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions. A first for any Mac are dual GP...

#1919822 Mac Keeper 2.5 Review

Posted by Ed on 04 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

@Innova InsanelyMac did not get paid, the reviewer, Rampage Dev, also did not get paid: I will admit we were approached by them and asked if we'd be interested to do a review and were very organised about it, i.e. had software link and free activation codes. I done my research and could see the mixed reviews, I offered it to Rampage Dev who done his review and didn't find anything malware about it, so please, if it is malware then show us your evidence and reference your sources.

#1918408 Working Apple I signed by Woz sold for $671K

Posted by Ed on 27 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

This incredible Apple I computer in full working order was auctioned on the weekend for a whopping $671,400. Reported by the Bits blog over at the NY Times, the buyer who scooped one of the very few remaining working examples of Apple's first ever computer "was a wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East, who wishes to remain anonymous". Interestingly, this latest example of the Apple I was purchased in faulty condition for $40,000 earlier in the year, and its new owner cleverly fixed it and restored the unit to full working order before hopping on a plane to California and managing to get Steve Wozniak, Apple's only surviving co-founder, to sign it, ensuring maximum value when the bidding ended. The video above shows the Apple I executing basic code and even producing ultra-low resolution "character art" of Apple's founders, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. "The high prices paid for the machines seem to be explained by the combination of scarcity, a fascination with the early histor...

#1915178 Mac Keeper 2.5 Review

Posted by Ed on 14 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

Written by Rampage Dev about: After a few months of use you may notice that your Mac OS X installation is not a fast and efficient as it once was. Mac Keeper is a Application for Mac OS X that optimizes the system in 4 specific areas which are Security, Data Control, Cleaning and Optimization. Now as many users will ask how creditable are there claims? The following will answer this and more. Testing Configuration: Core 2 Duo MSI G41M-P23 OS X 10.8.3 Existing Install over 1 year of age Software Version: MacKeeper 2.5 Installation: Installation was very simple after downloading the latest version found here and was no different then any other package installation. Within 5 minutes the install was complete and I was ready to start using the application. Interface: Mac Keeper has a user-friendly interface that will be very easy to use and to navigate. On the left are the tools that the application provides for various tasks and each providing a brief description of what eac...

#1899173 New 'Downloads' area on InsanelyMac

Posted by Ed on 21 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

Check out our new 'Downloads' area at InsanelyMac. A single, easy-to-use area where you can download the latest kexts from developers in the InsanelyMac community, and even popular files from developers outside. Discuss and support each other from within the linked forum threads. We look forward to growing this area with demand and adding more files for download. Let us know what you think! Click here to view the article

#1888034 Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S

Posted by Ed on 11 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Apple has today released an incremental update to iOS 6 for iPhone 4S users. iOS 6.1.1 addresses battery and 3G issues that some iPhone 4S users were experiencing after "upgrading" from iOS 6.0 to 6.1: an issue so widespread that Vodafone in the UK was issuing alerts to customers to avoid updating to iOS 6.1. Problems ranged from overheating to rapidly draining batteries as well as intermittent 3G performance. Note that this update is only available to iPhone 4S users: iPhone 5 users may have to wait for an update, some of whom are also reporting 3G issues on iOS 6.1. Click here to view the article

#1886127 Apple taking last orders for Mac Pro in Europe

Posted by Ed on 04 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Apple has sent letters to resellers across Europe informing them to place their final orders for Mac Pro machines by February 18th as Apple will no longer be selling the professional towers from March 1st onwards in Europe. The reason behind the unusual move by Apple is due to the aging Mac Pro failing to meet an un-specified criteria from Amendment 1 of Regulation IEC 60950-1; an international safety standard for electrical equipment. This could be taken as either good or bad news for the fate of the relatively neglected Mac Pro: naysayers could argue that this is the beginning of the end of the Mac Pro as Apple prepares to wind up production, and other territories may follow in ceasing sales of the high-end Mac. However, far more likely it's a simple case of Apple having something else up its sleeve later this year as already promised by Tim Cook in an e-mail, coupled with the fact that it doesn't really affect Apple given the Mac Pro is such a niche product in its lin...

#1879251 Snow Leopard still more popular than Lion

Posted by Ed on 09 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

@TH3L4UGH1NGM4N love that meme hahahahahahaha

#1878902 Snow Leopard still more popular than Lion

Posted by Ed on 07 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Version 10.6 of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, ended 2012 as still the second most popular Mac operating system, beaten only by the current version, Mountain Lion, and just edging its successor, Lion, which sits in third place according to stats from netmarketshare.com for December 2012. Despite being originally released in 2009, Snow Leopard is still a favourite amongst many Mac users, including many x86 enthusiasts, thanks in part to its stability and optimisations, but also arguably due to a lack of killer features from successive versions of Apple's desktop operating system, not to mention the slow evolution towards a more iOS-like look and feel, which may not be to every Mac user's tastes. Apple even took the step of re-introducing the boxed copy of Snow Leopard to its Apple Store just a couple of months ago; a move that surprised many given the company's forward-thinking approach of ditching physical distribution of its last two major versions of the Mac OS in favour o...

#1862574 Apple announces all new iMac with Ivy Bridge

Posted by Ed on 23 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

When it rains, it pours! After being relatively starved of Mac updates this year, we get a whole slew in one go, with arguably the most radical one being the all-new iMac. The new iMacs feature Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture with Core i5 and i7 processors, and a new manufacturing process to Apple called "friction stir welding". The screen is laminated to the glass to provide a "gapless" space between the two, which I'm sure must look incredible in the flesh, not to mention a less reflective display, no doubt using the same processes as the recently announced MacBook Pro Retain Display earlier this year. The most stunning feature of course is the sheer drop in weight and thickness, with the edges clocking in at just 5mm thin - thanks in part to dropping the optical drive, which Apple appears to be championing across its entire range. Specs are clocking in as follows: • 21.5" 1920x1080 or 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitor models as before • 2.7GHz i5...

#1852331 Apple announces all-new iPhone 5 with 4" display

Posted by Ed on 12 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

After disappointing many avid iPhone fanboys last year with the release of the incremental upgrade, the iPhone 4S, Apple indulged its customers by releasing an all-new iPhone, and has dubbed it the iPhone 5. The most obvious difference is the increased screensize, up from 3.5" to 4", encased in an aluminium and glass enclosure. No more glass on the back to shatter. And the back is now akin to that of the original iPhone, with a two-tone finish both at the top and the bottom. Notable specs for the new iPhone 5 below:4" display with 1136x640 resolutionThinner: 7.6mm, down from 9.3mmLighter: 112g, down from 140gSame width but taller: 123.8mm, up from 115.2mmLTE with support for 100mbpsA6 processorAvailable in black (including anodized black metal sides and back) and white (with raw aluminium instead of anodized black)All-new earphones, called "EarPods"All-new 80% smaller dock connectorApple is accepting pre-orders this Friday, 14th September, and will be availabl...

#1827292 insanelymac has been really hard to access for a couple off days anybody else...

Posted by Ed on 17 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

Guys, thanks for raising this, I honestly had no idea - I've had no issues but clearly some of you definitely are! I'm raising this with our server providers Fubra, will let you know as soon as we know what's up.

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