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    Except that "high speed data transfer" is not at all Thunderbolt's reason for being.   Its reason for being is a universal, simultaneously multi-protocol expansion port for the current and future generations of computers. As an embodiment of PCI-E, it can carry any current or future device that would be feasible with a PCI-based architecture, including multiple devices at the same time.   High-speed data transfer is simply a capability that is needed to meet this...
  By "matches", I'm assuming goes along with the appearance. I would say the only option there is Apple's own Thunderbolt Display. I don't expect there to be a significant market for 3rd-party Mini-specific displays. Mac Mini buyers seem to fall into several categories: 1) Replacing a computer and they already have a monitor. 2) Incorporating into a home theater, so using a TV as a display. 3) Very cost-sensitive and intend to skimp on the diplay. 4) Using as a low-cost...
  Curious. The original post by jollyjinx mentioned that he connected his SSD via SATA so that SMART data could identify it as being an SSD. Perhaps this PCIe-card SSD, while insanely fast, does not provide this kind of information, and therefore Core Storage does not prioritize it?
  I think the concept is valid, but breaks down when subjected to Microsoft's handling of fonts. My understanding:   In normal landscape mode, the display subpixels are arranged horizontally. With Microsoft's ClearType approach, the horizontal lines in glyphs are forced to align with physical pixels, while the vertical ones are aligned to sub-pixels, i.e., 1/3rd pixel. Diagonals or curves are essentially anti-alised on this grid. With western languages (and probably most...
  I don't see what this has to do with television. This is a means of balancing processor loads across multiple processors, including processes that can be performed on the GPU.   Ergo, I believe this patent covers aspects of Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL, both released in Snow Leopard.
I've seen the in-app methods of reporting errors, but they seem limited. So far, I have only seen one error in Apple Maps through personal use. I don't see how I can report this to Apple...?   FYI, The issue is in Lynnwood, WA at Highway 99 and 148th St SW; when travelling southbound on 99 and trying to get to WA-525 southbound, it directs an illegal u-turn. There is a marked u-turn route to take a left on 148th and then 35th to 99 northbound. I have a hard time...
I believe this chip will be near-impossible to "clone", especially since it is already known to do more than authentication. Didn't apple already describe this as "Adaptive Signaling"? Keep in mind how Thunderbolt works: It extends the PCIe bus outside the computer's chassis. An accessory, such as they Thnderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter, includes the NIC hardware in the adapter. Thunderbolt does NOT provide NIC fuctionality! Also, remeber that the A6 uses customized ARM...
This may not have had so much to do with location services. Not being a traditional sports fan, I don't spend a lot of time in stadiums, but every time I do I get terrible battery life on my iPhone 4.   I suspect it has more to do with the close proximity of so many phones, overloading the networks, and pushing the signal-to-noise ratio out of whack...
Apple has given software developers months of access to pre-release versions of ML and documentation, so that those developers can verify compatibility or make necessary updates by launch day. If McAfee didn't take advantage of this, that's not Apple's Fault.   I, too, concur that you shouldn't even need this software, especially as ML has added the "Gatekeeper", which adds a new layer of protection against malware. Clearly, McAfee doesn't think this product is very...
Glad to help!   I have not personally run Windows on my Macs, so I can't relate direct experience. I've looked into it a couple of times, but always found a native OS X solution...   Boot Camp is a dual-boot solution, so you can select OS X or Windows at boot time. If you want to switch, you need to then reboot into the other. If you want to frequently switch back and forth or multitask, this is noot good; a virtual machine will leave OS X always running, and you...
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