Commercial Hackintosh Gone Before the Lawyers Can Stop Drooling

· Jeff Butts · Product News

An OpenCore Computer Velocirator, a new commercial Hackintosh already extinct

A new commercial Hackintosh has come and gone in not much longer than it would have taken the Bitcoin to buy it to clear. The OpenCore Computer Velociraptor appears to have gone extinct before it was ever really born.

Dude Makes $70 Hackintosh, and It Worked (Video)

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Snazzy Labs made a hackintosh—a PC forced to run macOS—and they spent $70 doing it. And here’s the thing: it worked. To be fair, that $70 included buying a 5-year old PC sold by a hospital ($30), a broken SSD that actually works ($5), and a replacement used video card ($35) that usually costs $100 or more. It’s so budget, he called it a crapintosh, a fitting name. But, if he did it, you could do it. More importantly, he found the performance to be really good—better than a 13″ MacBook Pro in some cases. It’s not quiet, it’s ugly, but it worked and worked well, and that’s interesting. He even edited the 4K video we’ve embedded below with this five-year-old, $70 hackintosh.

A Fantasy Conversation: Bezos and Cook Chat About Amazon Echo

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos.

Two very interesting things happened this week. First, we heard that Apple may be making its own Siri-powered Echo-like device, to be announced at WWDC. Later in the week, we heard that Amazon will now bring its video app, Prime Video to the Apple TV. Mere coincidence? John, just for fun, imagines a recent, fictional conversation between Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook.

Apple's Swatch Lawsuit, NVIDIA's New macOS Drivers - TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-12

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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It’s trademark lawsuit time again because Apple thinks Swatch’s “Tick Different” campaign is too similar to “Think Different.” Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s latest trademark fight, plus they dive into NVIDIA’s new macOS video card drivers and the hackintosh scene.