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Unboxing Live 058: Apple Mac mini unibody 2010

Apple just released a brand new, completely redesigned Mac mini, sporting a new unibody enclosure. We quickly got our hands on the new mini, which also sports other notable improvements (SD card slot, HDMI port, upgraded NVIDIA graphics chip,) so that we could get to work on testing for our review. In the meantime, though, we figured we’d get an episode of Unboxing Live put together, so that we could give you a look at what’s in the box, and also the unit itself. Apple did a fantastic job at reducing the size of the new Mac mini, while adding a bunch of function.

You can buy the new Mac mini now from Apple.


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Apple iOS 4 now available!

iOS 4 available

has just unleashed the magic that is to the masses. If you are running an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or the latest iPod touch—get to downloading so you can enjoy all the new features. Of course, it’s also available for download for the , but, that’s still three days away.


iPhone 4 production temporarily halved due to Retina Display shortages

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Corporate News,

iPhone 4 glassLooks like ‘a got even more trouble brewing as it pertains to the launch of the . According to TheStreet, a shortage in the Retina Display, the 960x640 IPS display that the iPhone 4 uses, has resulted in the initial production rate of the smartphone being cut in half. The original plan was for Apple to churn out 4 million iPhone 4 units per month, but initially it seems that the monthly production rate will be around 2 million. The hope is to have the production issue resolved by August, and definitely by fall, to get production back up to the 4 million per month mark.

Read More | TheStreet

CDMA iPhone 4 to ship Q4 2010 for Verizon?

iPhone 4 verizon cdma

You know, the Verizon iPhone rumor mill just won’t let up, but this time we are paying a bit more attention. According to Digitimes, has put in orders to have a CDMA manufactured. If that is the case, that really could only mean that the iPhone is coming to Verizon and/or Sprint. Of course, we won’t know if any of this means anything until Apple tells us it does.

Read More | Digitimes

2011 Hyundai Equus user manual will be an iPad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Transportation,

Hyundai Equus 2011 iPad

How’s this for luxury? The 2011 Hyundai Equus will include a 16GB Wi-Fi with every purchase. What’s the connection? Well, Hyundai is trying to be cool, so rather than including a printed manual with the vehicle, the manual will actually be included on the iPad as a custom app. Not only that, but it will come with a custom leather case with an embossed logo, suede on the inside, and the case will double as a stand. Oh, and the manual will include a bunch of video content showing you how to use different features of the Equus. Any updates to the manual will come through iTunes, like any other app. Definitely unique, and a way to stand out from the crowd.

Read More | Autoblog

iTunes 9.2 released, plays nice with iOS 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software,

has released iTunes 9.2, which plays nicely with and the as well. Once iOS 4 is released in under a week, you should see much faster backups and syncing, among these other new features:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

You can download iTunes 9.2 now.


Mac mini unibody gets the iFixIt teardown treatment

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Mods / Hacks, PC / Laptop,

Mac mini unibody teardown

So, you know that new Mac mini we told you about a couple days ago? Yeah, the one that is even slimmer than the one before it, while packing more power? In case you were curious about how was able to cram all that goodness into such a tiny space, wonder no more. Our pals over at iFixIt have gotten their hands on the new Mac mini, and they’ve posted a bunch of images, along with a tutorial, of the teardown process. It’s nice and detailed, and gives you great appreciation for the organizational skills of the people that build these things.

Read More | iFixIt

Apple sells 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders on day one

iPhone 4

just announced that, in the first day of pre-orders, when all was said and done they had 600,000 units reserved. All of a sudden it becomes crystal clear why people had problems placing an order for the new Apple smartphone, seemingly from the moment it went on sale all the way through…well…right now. Demand for the iPhone 4 is seemingly about ten times higher than what we saw for the iPhone 3GS. Both Apple and AT&T are sold out of day one pre-orders, so if you want to be certain that you’ll get an iPhone 4 on June 24th, you are going to want to line up at one of the other third-party retailers selling iPhone 4 at launch.


Mac OS X 10.6.4 update now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software,

Mac OS X 10.6.4

just released Mac OS X 10.6.4 update to the masses, and if you are running Snow Leopard, you can get the update right now by running Software Update. According to Apple:

The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • resolve an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
  • resolve an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
  • address issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
  • improve reliability of VPN connections
  • resolve a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
  • resolve an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
  • improve compatibility with some braille displays

For more info on the update, hit the link below.

Read More | Mac OS X 10.6.4 details

Confirmed: White iPhone 4 not available at launch

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

White iPhone 4 delayed

Yesterday, we noted that none of the third-party stores that would be carrying on launch day would have any of the white iPhone 4 models for sale. We figured that Apple was likely keeping the white ones to themselves, since they didn’t have enough of them to go around. However, now that the iPhone 4 pre-order page is up, things look even more grim for anyone who was hoping to score a white iPhone 4 on day one. Even Apple isn’t allowing you to pre-order a white iPhone 4 for delivery or in-store pickup. So, if you want the iPhone 4 on June 24th, you’ll have to grab a black one. Looks like the white model won’t be available until later on in the summer.

Read More | iPhone pre-order page

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