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Apple iPad 3 – Is It Worth the Upgrade?

March 7th, 2012 | By TY

iPad 3

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Available March 16th, preorders start today

Pros:
-4G LTE! HSPA+ (up to 21MBps) DC-HSDPA (42 Mbps) LTE (73 Mbps)
-1080p HD Video
-A5X Processor, quad-core graphics
-Retina Display (2048 x 1536 resolution) 3.1 million pixels – 264 ppi.
-Siri-like voice dictation
-Improved iPhoto with better editing
-Battery life on iPad 2 was 10 hours, 9 hours on 3G.

Cons:
-No HDMI out?
-Still pricey compared to other tablets – 16GB wifi/4G ($499/$629) 32GB wifi/4G ($599/$729), 64GB wifi/4G ($699/$829).
-The iPad 2 was good already (graphics lagging was never a problem, need for retina not as a big of a deal as the iPhone 4 introduction)

I’m probably going to wait for the iPhone 4G instead unless the benchmarks and new graphics are really that much better. I’m also curious how the current websites are going to look on the high res screen. Most websites are designed with 960 pixels as a width so will they be pixelated when they aren’t in the “reader” mode?

Early 2012 Mac Pro – Putting the Power Back in Tower?

December 24th, 2011 | By TY

Mac Pro 2012 AMD Radeon HD 7970

AMD Radeon HD 7970

My Current Rig:

2010 Macbook Pro (2.66ghz – 8gb Ram – 250gb OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD – NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M)

MacRumors

The rumors of AMD’s new 28-nm Radeon HD 7970 from the Tahiti line are now official and should bring the new Mac Pro up to speed after a long wait. The Mac Pro line hasn’t been updated since 2010 and the cards currently supported have been criticized by enthusiasts for being 2009 junk when used in gaming.

With PCIE 3.0 expect 150% boost in performance with support for OpenCL and AMD CrossFire. I’m waiting for the new Mac Pros to drop in the first quarter and hopefully the base price $2499 packs a punch.

The CPU will be Ivy Bridge chipset, but I’m hoping that the lower models are still clocked well compared to the beast ones. Thunderbolt is a lock, but USB 3.0 would be nice as well.

Apple, yes we know laptops are selling more, but don’t forget about the professionals who are editing 6k video!
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Just Updated to 10.6.7 – (Snow Leopard Font Problems Fixed)

April 29th, 2011 | By TY

Apple Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Font Fix

Just Updated to 10.6.7 – (Snow Leopard Font Problems Fixed)

I know it’s tempting to click the “Install” button on those Software Update prompts that bug you, but if you are a professional with deadlines like myself, you can’t afford having your machine go down for even a minute. Even if its a minor problem like screen flicker or displaying fonts, remember the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Why? Because even Apple fumbles from time to time creating new problems in these updates while trying to fix other problems. 10.6.6 had some Final Cut Pro problems and other display problems so I skipped the update entirely. I didn’t jump on 10.6.7 when it was announced and sure enough, within a week the font problems emerged. Now with the fonts fixed I will give the 10.6.7 a try. Fixes:

-Addresses an issue in which some OpenType fonts don’t display correctly in certain applications.
-Resolves issues printing from Preview.
-Addresses an issue with PDF files not opening in third-party PDF viewing applications.
-Resolves invalid font errors when printing to PostScript printers.

My advice:

Get SuperDuper (what I used) or Time Machine (comes with Snow Leopard) and backup your HD before you update. Rolling back updates isn’t supported natively in Snow Leopard so a complete backup is your best bet to ensure you don’t lose any functionality of your machine.

Now Running 10.6.7…. Crossing Fingers……

Waiting for the Apple Cinema 27-Inch Display

September 22nd, 2010 | By TY

Waiting for the Apple Cinema 27-Inch Display

APPLE CINEMA DISPLAY 27

APPLE STORE

The New Display is now available for order and will ship in a week or two. Currently I am working on the 24 Inch Imac and will upgrade to the 27-inch display soon.

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