July 20 in Low End Mac History
- 2011: Mac mini (Thunderbolt). The Mac mini loses its SuperDrive, moves to Intel Core i technology, gets Thunderbolt, and ships with OS X 10.7 Lion along with a price drop.
- 2011: Mac mini Server (Thunderbolt). The Mac mini Server is the first quad-core Mac mini with a 2.0 GHz i7 CPU, Thunderbolt, and OS X 10.7 Lion Server.
- 2011: 13" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt). Larger MacBook Air gets a 1.7 GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Thunderbolt, and a backlit keyboard.
- 2011: 11" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt). Smaller MacBook Air gets a 1.6 GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Thunderbolt, and a backlit keyboard.
- Optimizing Mac software, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. Setting the right preferences can make your software work more efficiently.
- Macworld Expo Report #2, Dan Knight. A look at new Expo products not released by Apple.
- Moore's Law, new Macs, MHz myths, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Looking at the state of the Mac in light of Moore's Law.
- My first Expo, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Thoughts on the Expo, OS X 10.1, Sonnet's WallStreet upgrade, ViaVoice, and more.
- Best of Show Award, Dan Knight, Expo Report. Our first "best upgrade product" award and other upgrade advice.
- Power Mac 6360 or 7500?, Julie Fugett, Mac Daniel. Which is a better buy, a Power Mac 6360 or 7500?
- Very random thoughts, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Random features I'd like to see in future operating systems and computers.
- The 'Book Review 2001.07.20, Charles Moore. New bags, SmartDisk 8x burner, power adapters, and bargain 'Books.
- Apple selling Parallels, updates Boot Camp; Intel Core 2 'fastest desktop processor'; 'Woodcrest' expected in Mac Pro, The Macintel Report. Apple Stores are now selling Parallels Desktop, why "Woodcrest" will probably power the next pro Mac, and reviewers impressed with Core 2 CPUs.
- iPhone backlash: Apple is deliberately limiting the size of the iPhone market, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. The iPhone appears to be a wonderful device and a sales success, but Apple could do more to create an even larger market for the revolutionary device.
- Why Apple is limiting the iPhone market, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. By keeping the price high and limiting the iPhone to a single carrier, Apple makes sure it maximizes profits and is able to provide the support a first-generation product needs.
- Software to darken iMac display, columnist returns iPhone, Logitech introduces air mouse, and more, Mac News Review. Also a USB turntable for turning your record albums into MP3s, a retractable flash drive, iPhone: The Missing Manual, Parallels Desktop 3 a major update, and more.
- Burned by MacBook, highest performance mobile CPU, 'Santa Rosa' MacBook Pro firmware update, and more, The 'Book Review. Also an adapter to use ExpressCard devices in PCMCIA and PC Card slots, two notebook cases with built-in iPod controls, and bargain 'Books from $130 to $2,199.
- The death, salvage, and resurrection of old Macs, Leo Titus LeBron V, Collection Spotlight. Over the past two years, several Macs have died or been retired, often donating parts to more modern replacements.
- Of bamboo bikes, notebooks, and other things, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Bamboo is strong, light, durable, grows quickly, and making its way into bicycles, laptops, autos, and more.
- 13" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt). Larger MacBook Air gets a 1.7 GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Thunderbolt, and a backlit keyboard.
- 11" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt). Smaller MacBook Air gets a 1.6 GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Thunderbolt, and a backlit keyboard.
- Mac mini (Thunderbolt). The Mac mini loses its SuperDrive, moves to Intel Core i technology, gets Thunderbolt, and ships with OS X 10.7 Lion along with a price drop.
- Mac mini Server (Thunderbolt). The Mac mini Server is the first quad-core Mac mini with a 2.0 GHz i7 CPU, Thunderbolt, and OS X 10.7 Lion Server.
- OS X Lion and the Post-PC Era: Yay or no way?, Part 4, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming. With iOS, Apple has created an excellent platform for content consumption, but will Lion make content creators happy?
- Steve Jobs vs. iPad Mini Rumors, iPhone Case with Stun Gun, Scan and Print Apps, and More, iOS News Review. Also growing demand for smaller tablets, iPhone cases that look like a camera or hard drive, precision stylus, and more.
- How Did Retina MacBook Pro Get EPEAT Gold?, Set Up a $300 Beater Mac Notebook, and More, The 'Book Review. Also tips on buying a used MacBook, all Mid 2012 MacBooks models reviewed, Pixelmator 2.1 adding Retina support, and more.
- Microsoft's First Quarterly Loss Ever, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Coming July 25?, and More, Mac News Review. Also EPEAT welcomes Apple back, Apple could have made Forrest Gump a billionaire, Mac App Store for people 'afraid of computers', and more.
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