Archive for February, 2009
  • When 20GB of RAM just isn’t enough…
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 8:53 am
    With the ever shrinking sizes and increasing sizes of memory chips, storage (especially flash or solid state) is growing in exponentially at a rather rapid pace.  Dell is pushing past other vendors and releasing an updated Studio XPS 435 with a whopping 24GB of RAM!  Also of note is that you can configure up to 4.5TB of storage.  So if you are a heavy, and I mean heavy graphic artist, HD video editor, etc, the studio XPS 435 definitely looks as if it has the right ingredients to be a beas...
  • First six core chips on track so says AMD
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 8:40 am
    The processor core race is one that doesn't show any signs of letting up anytime soon.  While Intel went the 2, 4, etc route, AMD instead choose to one up make bigger jumps at a time choosing instead a 3, 6, etc route making one ahead of the other at all times.  Do you really need six cores?  For most of the general population, that is a big no.  However being the geeked person that I am, the more cores the better!  Sometime today AMD is reportedly going to announce their Istanbul 6-cor...
  • How to get Safari 3 look and feel in Safari beta 4
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    *Oh look...An Eagle!* You downloaded Safari beta 4 and have spent a little bit of time tooling around only to become enraged or completely aggravated by Apple's decision to move the tabs to the top of the address bar (like Google's Chrome browser).  The fact that you now have to grab a tiny right corner of tabs to move them makes your blood boil.   Or, has the removal of the inline blue progress bar pushed coupled with the right hand addition of a spinning indicator sent you over the edge...
  • OWC announces 8x Blu-ray Drives
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    If you are a high def buff, you no doubt know the agonizing pain you go through every time you go to burn a blue-ray movie.  Because the technology is still in its toddler years, the write speeds still have some maturing to do.  Today we are one step closer to actual fast blue-ray burning thanks to OWC and their newly announced Mercury Pro 8x Blu-ray drives.  The new drives offer up a new frontier in speed as well as a slew of connection options + cables ensuring you don't have to go out ...
  • Safari 4 breaks cover! Comes with handy beta tag!
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Safari users have reason to sing and dance in the streets today as Apple has released Safari 4 beta for Mac and PC. Take note that you have to manually go to Apple's website and download Safari 4 as it won't show up in software update's. What new excitement did Apple bring to the browser table? Top Sites: (Shown above)  Now you're top sites are displayed in a nice graphical UI giving normal everyday browsing some pizazz. Cover Flow: Apple is just loving the cover flow navigation met...
  • The gigabyte of yesteryear…
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 7:13 am
    *Old GB* What better way to start a Tuesday morning than with a trip down memory lane.  Do you walk through your office or listen to one of your friends complain about how their 250+ gig hard drive is getting low on space?  Remember when computer storage was considered generous and "huge" when it came with a meaty 50MB hard drive?   Of course we think "Wow, how long a go was that?".  It wasn't really that long ago...15-20 years.  A lot in the computer world has changed since then with ...
  • Give iTunes 7 a little dash of Aqua
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    If you like the darker look of iTunes 8 and want to spread that look throughout Leopard, check out a previous article I posted here.  If however you are a fan of the 'ol shiny Aqua look and want iTunes 8 to reunite in harmony with the rest of Leopard you now have an option.  Users of iTunes 7.6 (Aqua4iTunes is reported to work with 7.6) and older versions can use Aqua4iTunes in order to give iTunes 7 a little more pizazz.  However users of iTunes 8 are getting the cold D...
  • Microsoft loses a business partner, good software, and most importantly…a friend
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    Apogee Electronics, long time Windows software developers and audio enhancement/editing devices has announced that 2009 is the year of change for them as they run like crazy over to team OS X where they will begin investing all of their time, money, and resources in developing software for Mac operating system.  Apple computers are known for their graphic, audio, and video editing capabilities.  Apogee has realized this and is using that as their reason.  Current Windows users who have Ap...
  • LG GD910 watchphone to cost a cool $1,500…*who needs two kidneys*?!
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    Ouch!  Chalk the watchphone up there with the private island and jet you've been saving up for.  The LG GD910 watch phone slated for release on Orange UK has been priced at $1,500!  Granted it is very cool tech though not entirely a new concept still looks mighty sexy and appears appeared as if it had a good chance of actually selling quite a few...that was until the $1,500 floated by.  Granted, I'm sure Orange will eat some of that price.  But still, $500+ ensures the elite few will ha...
  • TouchPro2 coming sooner rather than later?
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    One of HTC's biggest announcement, (to North American's anyway), was that of the TouchPro2 comming to North America.  Long has N.A. been given the less than warm shoulder in the sense that many of HTC's latest and greatest came across the pond many weeks and sometimes many months after our European friends had been yakin' it up on the same devices.  After the TouchPro2 was initially announced at MWC, many hopefull N.A. dwellers anxiously awaited word of the sweet TP2 making it's way states...
  • How to charge your iPhone3G/iPod Touch 2G/Nano 4G on old iPod docks
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    With new advancements in technology comes the possibility of incompatabilities.  In the case of Apple, any iPhone3G, Touch 2G, or Nano 4G users will notice that older iPod docks will not charge them.  The first reaction is anger as that $300 Bose Soundock you just bought last Christmas now is useless (for charging anyway) with your shiny new *insert device mentioned above*.  After the anger wears off, curiousness starts to build and you find yourself asking "Why?".  The new design of iPr...
  • AT&T Quickfire moving like….fire
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Seems as if things in the AT&T/Quickfire world aren't looking so good.  AT&T is reportedly pulling all AT&T Quickfire's from shelves as fast is humanly possibly.  Now being the naturally geeked person that you are, you're probably asking "Why".  I'm here to report that I can't help you with that question as I myself don't know why they are being pulled....only that they are.  While AT&T is being tight lipped about the whole issue, more than likely it is a quality issue wh...
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