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  • PookyMacMan
    Will the new iPhone have a larger screen? Prototypes being tested have a 3.999 inch screen (rectangular dimensions are 1.9632 x 3.484 inches), but it goes farther than that: Apple is not extending just the display size, but also the resolution. Instead of a 640x960 resolution, the prototypes have a 640x1136 resolution; this is much almost a 16:9 ratio, meaning widescreen videos will not have "black bars" and will fill the entire screen without any cropping. The larger resolution also means that it is likely that in iOS 6 could be a fifth row of icons above the dock. The home button will remain, but so far it seems that the prototypes have a new dock connector incompatible with previous Apple mobile devices.

  • PookyMacMan
    Most of us know that the latest MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac units are equipped with the high-speed Thunderbolt protocol, but no PC motherboards (both for purchase and in prebuilt machines) contain it. Now, ASUS has release not one, but two Intel-certified motherboards with Thunderbolt, the P8Z77-V Premium and the P8Z77-V/Thunderbolt. MSI has also released a Thunderbolt ready motherboard, the Z77A-GD80, but it has not been certified by Intel at this time of writing. So far there have been no reports on whether Thunderbolt works in OS X on these motherboards.
    Image courtesy of Engadget.com

  • Larx

    10.7.4 is OUT !

    By Larx, in OSx86,

    What's New in Version 10.7.4
    The 10.7.4 update includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and reliability of your Mac.
    OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Client)
    OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Client Combo)

  • Ed
    If there's one product that's hotly anticipated in the next 12 months, it's got to be the forthcoming Apple TV set.
    Samsung and other leading brands of LCD TVs have been peddling their smart TVs, yet Apple's remained largely hush on the subject, delivering subtle updates to their set-top box solution, the Apple TV.
    New ramblings emerging from analyst Peter Misek at Jefferies sees increased speculation after he went on record to state that Apple's smart TV sets are "far more than a TV. It is a display, gaming center, media hub, computer, home automator, etc."
    It's previously been reported that the smart TV from Apple will be available in 3 sizes, ranging from 32" to 55", and now Misek's declaring that the average sale price will be $1,250, making it affordable for mass consumption.
    Misek also said that he believes specialty components in China have begun to ship to Apple's suppliers, albeit in "small quantities".
    The Apple TV sets, or "iPanel", is expected to be released at the end of this year. Get your credit cards ready, folks.

  • PookyMacMan
    I would like to bring to your attention our MacMod of the Month project. Please share with us your Mods and compete for our monthly and yearly awards.
    We asked user PunkNugget to take charge of it, as it is in fact his idea. We'll try to reward the best yearly Mod with a prize. If you have already posted a topic (with your Mod) which could be moved to this new forum, just let me or a global mod know, and we'll move it.
    About the project leader, PunkNugget:
    He is a 15+ year Mac owner. He wanted to build his own personal Custom PC and figure out how to get his copy of Mac OS X to work with his new PC, since he kept hearing about "Hackintoshes."
    That's how he eventually found InsanelyMac.com and also wanted a place where we can DISPLAY our Hackies with PRIDE! We asked him if he would be willing to participate, and hence the reason why we have MacMod of the Month.

  • Ed
    It's been almost two years since the Mac Pro got an update. And they're at their most expensive ever, with the base 4-core tower unit clocking in at $2,499… all that for a machine made in 2010 that still supports only 3GB/s transfer rates and outdated graphics cards!?
    Whether or not the Mac Pro goes the way of the Xserve and gets phased out, awesome benchmarking site BareFeats (one of my personal favorite sites) wanted to see how the latest graphics card from AMD, the Radeon HD 7970 fared.
    Here's one of the graphs plotted, showing frames per second in Starcraft 2:

    Head on over to the full report over at BareFeats to get the full low down and analysis.
    Let us know if you've built yourself a Mac Pro, or why not even submit your own Mac mod in our MacMod of the month competition.

  • PookyMacMan
    On February 16, 2012, Developer Preview 1 (DP1) of Mountain Lion was released, but Chameleon could not boot this latest revision of OS X. .: ErmaC :. was on top of the issue, and released a new version of the boot file the same day. Now there is a real patch for this (thanks to cparm and .: ErmaC :.), and has been used in several Chameleon branches already; the official Chameleon trunk does not yet have this patch.

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