Just How Much Faster is a Mac Pro with Intel’s Ivy Bridge?

On April 5, 2012, in Industry News, Mac Pro, by Michael Simon

It might be easy to forget that Apple still makes Macs. The only model that’s been updated since the launch of the iPhone 4S is the MacBook Pro, and we’ve seen two iPad models since the Mac Pro’s last refresh–but that’s about to change. Accordin…

Snow Leopard Hacked to Run on Next Generation Intel Processor

On January 5, 2011, in Industry News, by Seamus Bellamy

Good News Everybody! Snow Leopard is up an running on a computer rocking one of Intel’s zippy next generation “Sandy Bridge” processors! That means a significant performance bump for the end-user! Now, the bad news: OS X only works with the new process…

Axon Haptic Brings a Full-Fledged Hackintosh to a Tablet Device

On August 13, 2010, in Industry News, by Ambika Subramony

Ever wished your iPad could be more than a giant iPod touch? We know the screen on the iPad makes it far from that when it comes to productivity, but nothing is quite as productive as OS X. Enter the Axon Haptic Hackintosh tablet. It’ll make you forget…

Is It An Xbox or Mac?

On November 25, 2009, in Industry News, by Cory Bohon

Xbox case mod

A new hackintosh might make some Mac users–and Xbox users–jealous.

Engadget reports on a hackintosh system built by Will Urbina that has an interesting case design. It is the power of a $4,500 Mac Pro in an Xbox case.

This hackintosh features a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s, NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT
card, 8GB of RAM, an 16GB SSD, and four traditional hard drives and was built for only $1,500 plus the many hours required for achieving this awesome mod. 

Check out Will’s website where you can find more information about this mod. You can also see a video below of the building magic happening. 


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Apple Massacres Psystar

On November 16, 2009, in Industry News, by Brian Proffit

Psystar system

Groklaw reports that the California version of Apple v.
Psystar is over and in their words, “It’s a total massacre.” Psystar shocked
the world in February 2008 with their announcement of pseudo Macs—essentially
PC’s put together with off-the-shelf components, but with OS X
preinstalled. By July 2008 Apple
decided Psystar was getting enough attention to be worth suing, and the case
has been making its way through the system since then.

Judge William Alsup’s ruling addressed Apple’s claims that
Psystar was violating OS X distribution rights and violating DMCA were upheld,
and Psystar’s countersuits were dismissed.  In other words, the End User License Agreement we all agreed
to when we began using OS X is legally valid and enforceable.  There is a similar case making its way
through the courts in Florida, but chances are good that the Florida courts
will look at the California ruling.

The next step comes on December 14 when a hearing will be
held to discuss remedies. Essentially, though, today’s ruling seems to put Psystar out of
business—and undoubtedly stopped any other OEM that was considering producing
their own Mac clones. There is no comment on the Psystar site, and they are
still selling units there this afternoon, for those looking for a $599.99 hackintosh…though I wouldn’t
expect much in the way of warranty support.

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