Showing posts with label OS X Lion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OS X Lion. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Evolution of Thunderbolt -3

So he imagines a Mac mini that could be chained to each other and that we connect to your computer in order to gain power. Thus, we could have a system with 6 Core i7 processors with 24 cores in total, 24 GB of RAM (which could go up to 96 GB) and 6 TB of storage, all for $ 6000. He said a similar setup with a Mac Pro would cost more than double. Thus, each could have its Big Mac at home. For those who no longer remember, Virginia Tech University was developed in 2003 the third most powerful supercomputer in the world with 1100 Power Mac G5, which were connected by fiber. Integrating Xsan in Lion and the addition of Thunderbolt have the advantage to save money on software as drastic as the material for the sharing of calculation. There remains the problem of the video card ... Cringely also has its own ideas on the matter. It can well imagine Apple market screens 27 "or 30" shipped directly Retina which a video card. With such a system, users could build "machines" to measure. All this is only speculation, it is unclear whether all this will really come, but it illustrates the fact that Thunderbolt is able to radically change the way today's computers are designed. Recently, a Japanese blog announced the launch by the end of the year of a new family of Mac unrelated to existing materials. If such a model were to be born, we would not be surprised that Thunderbolt is playing such a role.

Evolution of Thunderbolt -2

Thunderbolt is certainly capacity to radically alter the possibilities of our computers. For laptop users, the concept of the Duo may return to fashion. When the user went home with his laptop, he inserted in his Duo Dock, which included a slew of ports and a floppy drive. Sony introduced the VAIO Z end of June, a laptop that uses the standard Intel to connect the computer to an additional module that contains three USB ports, an Ethernet port, one VGA and one HDMI. This module also incorporates a Blu-Ray or DVD, but also an additional graphics chip (Radeon HD 6650M), which is more powerful than integrated into the computer itself. On the Mac, the boxes are similar to the study. Earlier this month, explained VillageTronic consider an edition of his ViDock Thunderbolt, which would act as a hub with USB ports, an Ethernet port and a video card that would contain very powerful. In short, enough to make your MacBook Air has nothing to envy to your iMac. The best of both worlds in some way with one hand, the mobility of the MacBook Air and the other the working comfort of the iMac. It is not only on laptops that Thunderbolt is expected to play an important role in the future; it could also profoundly transform the desktop. In his latest column, Robert Cringely wonders if this technology could not have just the skin of the Mac Pro. With LightPeak, Apple could build on a modular architecture based on a principle of blocks. Assuming that with Thunderbolt, Apple no longer needs to system expansion cards.

Evolution of Thunderbolt -1

Since the beginning of the year, there are two significant developments in the Mac. The first is software. It is of course OS X Lion. The second is of a material, it is Thunderbolt. If the new operating system has received a lot of him and was quick to change the habits of users, technology co-developed with Intel has entered a much more discreet. However, it could disrupt our daily lives. Appeared in late February on the MacBook Pro, LightPeak has subsequently been generalized to the rest of the range. Currently only the Mac Pro has no such interface. But so far, this interface was not used to much if it is to connect an external monitor to your computer. Things are moving slowly but surely, the first devices exploiting this technology have appeared on the market in early summer. These are the manufacturers of storage solutions that have unsheathed first. This is not surprising in itself; this technology allows data rates much higher than USB 3.0 and FireWire 800. The Promise RAID 12 TB, which integrates six hard drives in 2TB, transfer rates of up to 800 MB / s. For mobile users who do video editing, this technology opens up new perspectives. This is also in this light that Apple began to promote Thunderbolt. But it would be simplistic to see Light Peak, a "super" FireWire or USB. And Apple has begun to show his 27-inch screen Thunderbolt. It becomes more than ever to choose a companion to your notebook, including MacBook Air, which now has access to the Gigabit Ethernet and FireWire.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The interruption of automated apps in OS X Lion

OS X Lion grows similarity with IOS in the way it manages applications to decide for itself the closure of an application to free resources. This function of "automatic termination" of applications, a real break from the multitasking system is supposed to improve "user experience" according to Apple. The Cupertino company said that the role of traditional + Q is minimized with OS X Lion, the benefit of an automatic management of application state - the beta of OS X Lion pushed to its logical conclusion by not doing the lights appear in the Dock. Lion OS X has two distinct ways to leave, or rather interrupting an application automatically.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

How to solve problems with network drives in OS X Lion

Several of you complain in the forums of MacGeneration about the problems with network drives under OS X Lion. If you use a NAS to perform Time Machine backups, you may have noticed that Time Machine cannot use your network volume. In OS X Lion In fact, Time Machine is only compatible with the communication protocol Netatalk 2.0, that do not support all NAS. Drobo announced that the FS series would soon be updated to ensure its full compatibility with Lion and Time Machine. If you have a Synology NAS, perform the update of the latest DiskStation Manager 3.1, or go to DSM 3.2ß in case of problems. Check with the manufacturer of your equipment the arrival of a firmware update. If, however, this update should arrive soon, you can always re-access AFP, as Apple explains in a sheet.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iLife Before and Now

Apple has last updated the various components of iLife. If the Cupertino Company does not say so explicitly in its release notes, this is for her to improve the stability of its applications for Mac OS X Lion
Please note that Apple has made discrete changes in iPhoto. If the version number went from 9.1.3 to 9.1.5, those who have used it have noticed better respond to the aesthetics of Mac OS X Lion. Just like the Finder and iTunes, the elements on the left bar are much less colorful than before.

Now the Apple brand has dealt with iLife. Remains to be seen what she will do the components of iWork. Will we have the right to update the minimum or a more ambitious update that would take over some technologies of Mac OS X versions as Lion. And above all, is that this will be a free upgrade or a paid upgrade (with new features in the key?). To be continued ...

It is recalled that during the WWDC keynote, Phil Schiller is demonstrating a version compatible with versions of Pages and the system of full-screen Lion.