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Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.1 Released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

Mac Pro

If you are pushing a Mac Pro, time to fire up Software Update, as Apple has just pushed out the Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.1. What’s it do? Straight from the horse’s mouth:

The SMC Firmware Update adjusts fan behavior in Mac Pro. The updater application will be installed in the /Applications/Utilities folder and will launch automatically. Please follow the instructions in the updater application to complete …

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Apple Airport Extreme Receives Gigabit Treatment

Airport Extreme Gigabit

When Apple released the new Airport Extreme back in January, we complained about the lack of gigabit Ethernet ports. After all, if you are gonna call the thing “Extreme”, you should make sure that the title fits, right? Well, fast forward to seven months later, Apple has finally updated their Airport Extreme 802.11n Base Station with gigabit ports. Here at Gear Live HQ, we have wired gigabit …

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Apple Releases New Aluminum and Glass iMac

iMac

We told you new iMacs were coming, and this morning, Apple delivered. With a heavy emphasis on aluminum and glass, the new iMacs have received their first major redesign since August 2004, and are now available in 20- and 24-inch screen sizes. So what can you expect with the new iMacs? Howzabout four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 400 and a FireWire 800 port, ethernet, video out, and the …

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iMac Multitouch Not Announced

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors, Videos

Nor will it be, unfortunately. We’ve been getting quite a few submissions from readers about this awesome YouTube video that someone came up with as part of his demo reel for ad agencies. We know, the iMac Multitouch featured in this video is pretty bad ass…but think about it for a moment - do you really want to be reaching out to touch your computer screen constantly? That would get fairly tiring…this isn’t Wii Fit …

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Toshiba HD-A3x Third Generation HD DVD Players Announced

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies

Toshiba HD-A35

Hot on the heels of Samsung announcing their third generation Blue-ray players, Toshiba has just filled us in on their soon-to-be-released third gen HD DVD players. First thing to take note of right out of the gate is that the top-of-the-line model, the HD-A35, will cost $499 USD as opposed to the current $799 that the HD-XA2 goes for. The HD-A35 offers 5.1 channel analog output and High …

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Belkin USB Plus Hub Unboxing Video

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In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up the Belkin USB Plus Hub. This one sports 7 USB ports, two of which are on top, along with a slick look.

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