Tag Archives | FireWire

…FireWire is useful?

FireWire

Ever wonder what you’re supposed to do with all of those funny looking FireWire ports that are sticking out of the side of your computer? Well thankfully, MacApper has put together a pretty comprehensive guide that covers just about every unique use that you can get out of the USB alternative. Features include:

  • Target Disk Mode
  • Mac-to-Mac Migration
  • Booting form a FireWire device
  • FireWire 800

Though underappreciated, the FireWire port may surprise you with its usefulness, so be thankful for its inclusion, because you never know when it’s going to come in handy.

[MacApper – The Hidden Power Of FireWire]

…Apple is moving to the Core 2 Duo?

MacBook Pro

Apple has finally jumped on the Core 2 Duo (redundancy anyone?) bandwagon by upgrading their MacBook Pros, giving them a looks good on paper 39% speed increase. Besides the jump in processing, all models now include a FireWire 800 port (which should have been included from the beginning but Apple does strange things sometimes), support for up to 3GB of memory (nice), storage capacities of up to 200GB (very nice), and all Pros now come standard with a double-layer SuperDrive (double nice). Plus, if you’re not one of those people who have to have the latest and greatest, you can save 22%-37% on yesterday’s top of the line. Apple Certified Refurbished Systems come with free shipping and the same warranty as a brand new piece of hardware, plus, at least one bug has already been worked out of the system, so you’ll hopefully have a few less problems with your new wonder machine. If you’ve been holding out on that upgrade, now may be the time to jump in Apple’s wagon.

Apple Store

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[Via: The Unofficial Apple Weblog]