On January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs, ever the showman, pulled something called a Macintosh out of a canvas bag, grabbed a 3.5-inch disk out of his jacket pocket, and with the theme from "Chariots of Fire" playing in the background, personal computing was changed.
Thirty years later, Silicon Valley is commemorating the event. On January 25, All Planet Studios, the Computer History Museum, and Macworld/iWorld are throwing a bash at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., where Jobs first made the announcement.
The night will include a panel with some of the original Mac developing team, … Read more
Yearning to take apart your new $3,000 Mac Pro? The journey through its innards shouldn't be too taxing, according to a teardown from the folks at iFixit.
Hiking and hacking through the interior of the entry-level late 2013 Mac Pro, iFixit found its design closer to that of an aluminum soda can than a trash can, to which it's been ignominiously compared. Opening the cylindrical casing requires but a snap of the lock switch, thereby exposing the first layer of cards and components.
The RAM modules are easily accessible and replaceable, says iFixit, so users can max … Read more
The Macintosh was launched to great fanfare on January 24, 1984. It was a new kind of personal computer that would show why 1984 wouldn't be like the 1984 of George Orwell's dystopian novel, as portrayed in the famous Macintosh ad that aired during the Super Bowl two days before launch. As Steve Jobs explained the situation, Apple had to save the world from IBM.
"It is now 1984. It appears that IBM wants it all. Apple is perceived to be the only hope to offer IBM a run for its money. Dealers, after initially welcoming IBM … Read more
Its design and price tag are polarizing Apple fans and detractors alike, but one thing is for sure: The new Mac Pro is selling strong. After going on sale Thursday with a ship date of December 30, the cylindrical desktop powerhouse is already delayed until February.
"Demand for the all-new Mac Pro is great, and it will take time before supply catches up with demand," an Apple spokesperson told Forbes. The Mac Pro is made in the US -- manufactured and assembled in Austin, Texas -- and Apple's terse response does little to indicate whether or not … Read more
Apple's new Mac Pro workstation has gotten a lot of ribbing for its cylindrical design, which makes it look like it could be a trash can in Darth Vader's office. The machine is designed for heavy-lifting computing tasks like video editing, so it's not meant for the kind of person who just wants to check Facebook and play Candy Crush.
The basic configuration comes with a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor for $3,000, but that's just the starting point. If you upgrade the processors, SSD, and graphics performance enough, you can bump the price tag up to $9,600.
In a world where budget-priced desktops lurk at every corner, that may seem like an awful lot to spend on a computer. There's no denying the Mac Pro is a powerful device, but at a premium price.… Read more
The $3,000 entry-level configuration of Apple's new Mac Pro is nothing to sneeze at -- but if you want more horsepower, the price goes up rapidly as high as $9,600.
Apple's distinctively glossy black and cylindrical Mac Pro just went on sale Thursday, with a ship date of December 30. Apple teased customers for more than a year about the new machine, which replaces a much bulkier and now quite elderly Mac Pro. Mac Pros are geared for people with demanding computing chores, with video editing at the top of the list: each step up in … Read more
Imagine going about your daily life and then one day receiving photos of yourself from inside your home. Sound spooky? Well, this really happened to a woman named Cassidy Wolf, according to the Washington Post. And, to make matters worse, she was nude in the photos.
How did this happen?
Apparently, there's a way for hackers to spy on people via their iSight Webcams in older Apple MacBooks. Typically, when the camera is on a little light is also set off. But, in a newly discovered workaround, this light can be deactivated -- meaning unsuspecting victims have no clue … Read more
Apple's long-awaited Mac Pro is now just a day away from hitting store shelves.
Starting Thursday, customers can order the completely redesigned Mac Pro on Apple's Web site, its retail stores, and through select authorized resellers, Apple announced Wednesday. The computer starts at $2,999, but customization options can push that price higher.
Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro in June at its Worldwide Developer Conference, showcasing a startlingly redesign. Unlike the massive, heavy tower that was the previous Mac Pro, the new computer features a sleek, cylindrical design and is just 9.9 inches tall. The device'… Read more