The Advent of Solar Power
President Obama released a video about America building cleaner and using more renewable resources and clean energy to fuel the future. The realities are striking and seemingly in response and coalition Apple has made a video public by uploading it's "Better Starts Here" video to their YouTube channel. The video highlights the improved efficiency of Apple products, the improvements in their supply-chain logistics and the enormous investment they've made to supply their buildings with clean energy. Have a look below, they've done a great job with the video.
"Apple’s commitment to the environment starts from the ground up. We strive to create not only the best products in the world, but the best products for the world. And over the past year, we’ve made significant progress through projects that focus on renewable energy and forest preservation. ...
Facebook and Project Aquila
What do you do when you have more money than you can possibly need in your lifetime? You benefit the world according to Mark Zuckerberg. According to a break in the New York times, we've learned that Facebook is building a wireless network that will change the earth forever. They'll be using solar powered UAVs to deliver internet broadband to the United States. Facebook has pioneered the development of drones which have a wingspan of a commercial jet but weigh a little more than a Yaris.
Using high powered lasers to beam signals to ground stations, these drones will be flying for up to 3 months uninterrupted at a time all the while creating an invisible WiFi grid that will support purportedly coverage from an altitude as high as 90,000 feet above the earth all the while ...
Google and Intel's Smart-Watch Love Child
Tag Heuer, the famous Swiss watch maker, is diving headfirst into the Smart-watch industry backed by their new partnership with Google & Intel and everyone is bringing something to the table. Tag Heuer is responsible for design and manufacturing, Intel is contributing the processor and hardware, and Google is going to make sure you can find it on the search engines (just kidding they're supplying the operating system.) Naturally this is making waves, especially in Europe. CEO Jean-Claude Biver calling it his "biggest announcement ever" in 40 years of working in the industry. As usual we promise to keep you posted on all the latest and greatest that the watch will have to offer. As of right now it looks like you'll be able to access the Google Marketplace and there is a promise of higher app-flexibility ...
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Apple MacBook Air 13" - Mid 2011
1.7GHz | Up to 7hrs Battery Life
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2 View how to find model ID
Processor / Memory
1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
4MB shared L3 cache
4GB DDR3-1333 Onboard Memory
128GB Solid State Drive
OWC SSD upgrade: Upgrade to OWC SSD performance
MagSafe power port
Gigabit Ethernet port
Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
Audio line out
SD card slot
External FireWire, USB, and eSATA, storage solutions | Audio, input, network, displays and power accessories |
Built-in 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
45W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
MagSafe power port
Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Airport / Wireless Routers | Bluetooth Accessories | Ethernet
Stereo speakers with subwoofers
Omnidirectional microphone (located next to the headphone minijack)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with ...
Apple's 12" ULTRA Slim Notebook
Thinner and larger seems to be a recurring theme with Apple's design and development team. This week rumors are bouncing around the net of a brand new type of notebook based on the Macbook air that would have a fan-less design (very scary) and aluminum body with a 12" diagonal screen. We pulled this quote down from macrumors confirming these beliefs:
A source familiar with Apple’s plans describes the 12 inch Macbook Air as having a noticeably thinner design, the source wouldn’t give dimensions however noted that the thinner design may sacrifice the standard USB port and Apple will move to the reversible USB Type C with this product, It is assumed Apple will include an adapter in the box for backwards compatibility.
Based on information obtained, we suspect that the macbook will feature the brand new USB ...
Modbook turns Macbooks into Tablets
Modbook, the organization with past offering pen-based Mac tablets takes advantage of the internals of Apple's notebook computers, is announcing a brand new Kickstarter campaign right now to offer the launch of the new Modbook Professional X in line with the 15-inch Retina Mac laptop Professional. The hundred plus thousand dollar project allows customers to send in their very own macbook's for a full tablet conversion starting at $1999 or reserve completely new prebuilt systems from Modbook beginning at $3999.
A completely new take on aftermarket computing, the Modbook Pro X utilizes the original hardware of a Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro entry level model running the OS X 10.10 featuring Yosemite OS. The real focus of the Modbook Pro X is it's scratch-resistant ForceGlass display along with a special paper-emulating texture that covers a highly detailed, ...
New Mac Mini 2014
Get this, Apple support page on Boot Camp got some updates last night and they made reference to a mid-2014 Mac mini, suggesting that their little desktop is getting a revamped face and body.9to5Mac found a cached online copy of the troubleshooting page yesterday and in their update also referenced the 2014 low-cost iMac and 2014 MacBook Airs. There is a possibility that the mention of the mid-2014 Mac mini could be a mistake, but without any major updates in 2 years, the machine is wayyyyyyyyyy overdue for and reboot. Namely, the last update was in October of 2012 which is almost 2 years ago. The Mac mini by the way, is the only unit in the Apple family line up which has not been upgraded with the new Haswell cpu's by intel. We haven't seen any Mac Mini related information from Apple concerning it's debut which definitely makes us ...
In just five years, Apple's CarPlay API for iPhone integration will dominate the auto industry and will be installed in more than 24 million vehicles, according to ABI Research. I'm personally way beyond ready for full Siri integration and iPhone compatibility. The resonating echo of Steve Jobs' "synchronicity" keeps striking me every time I see this. As for myself and millions of other Apple users (though I don't consider myself an Apple fanboy) I love the functionality and intuitive nature of Apple devices. The quality design is lasting and effective through years of use and generally affordable to maintain and repair. When I saw this article posted earlier on Macworld I had to jump on it because it's a dramatic outward sign that the future is rushing towards us at unprecedented speed. It also makes me wonder about how ...