Pitting Parallels Desktop 8 Against VMware Fusion 5

1:45 PM, Jan. 31st, 2013 · · Blogs

Benchmarking Desktop 8 vs. Fusion 5

For many users, virtualization is an important capability on their Macs that allows them to run other OSes, for example, Windows or Linux, right along side OS X. The two leaders are Parallels Desktop and VMware's Fusion. MacTech Magazine has extensively benchmarked the two and has consistently found a winner. Here some details on their latest report.

Designing the New Mac Pro: An Awesome Design Concept

3:10 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2013 · · Blogs

Mac Pro Design Concept

Many people have great hopes and aspirations for Apple's forthcoming Mac Pro, promised by CEO Tim Cook.  We tend to express our very best hopes for the spirit of Apple in the Mac Pro, and recently TMO explored that topic.  In Part 2, John Martellaro looks at an amazing concept by Peter Zigich that brilliantly expresses those hopes.

Why I Won’t be Buying Apple’s New iMac

5:00 PM, Jan. 10th, 2013 · · Blogs

Storage Options for 2012 iMac

John Martellaro reports that he's been shopping, thinking about replacing an older 27-inch iMac. The late 2012 iMacs are sleek and beautiful, but they have one major problem.  Apple has jumped the shark on storage options. Our TMO editor explains.

Google Nexus 10 Tablet: First Impressions

2:45 PM, Dec. 14th, 2012 · · Blogs

The Nexus 10 tablet is Google's biggest and boldest tablet. It has amazing resolution and technical specifications. John Martellaro has been testing one for a few days, and here are his first impressions.
 

Announcing TMO Weekly Sponsorships

1:25 PM, Dec. 12th, 2012 · Dave Hamilton · Blogs

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Today we're announcing something new here on TMO: week-long site Sponsorships. These will be exclusive placements each week and are geared towards those companies and developers who desire a closer integration with the site while still maintaining clear distinction as a sponsor. 

Digging Into Apple’s Fusion Drive Details

4:11 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2012 · · Blogs

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Dave Hamilton had the chance to go in-depth with Apple on Fusion Drive and came up with some interesting information and conclusions. He likes it, and you can read here to find out why.

Fixing an iTunes Authentication Infinite Loop

4:56 PM, Oct. 15th, 2012 · · Blogs

iTunes Authorization infinite loop

Recently, the iTunes app on our family server got out of whack and cast me into an infinite loop, requesting endless authentication before my iDevices could sync. It was turned out to be an interesting problem that not even Apple tech support could solve.

iOS 6: A Two Map App System, Same as it Ever Was

11:13 AM, Sep. 25th, 2012 · · Blogs

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Dave Hamilton takes a moment and works through the Apple vs. Google maps iOS 6 developments, offering some perspective on where we've come from with it and where we're going. As with iOS 5 and earlier, iOS 6 still requires users to have one built-in and one third-party maps app. But will that change in the future? Dave offers his thoughts.