Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week in Apple: Thunderbolt iMacs, iOS location tracking tweaks, and more

In the last week, Apple released an update to iOS devices to help address some of the concerns over location tracking and unleashed new, Thunderbolt-equipped iMacs. Ars also dug into OWC's SSD replacement for MacBook Airs and the Quadro 4000 from NVIDIA, and discussed upcoming changes to MobileMe, Samsung's lawsuit against Apple in the US, and a fake antivirus app for the Mac. Read on for the roundup:

How-to: replace your MacBook Air SSD with OWC's Aura Pro Express: Apple offers few SSD options for its latest MacBook Air models, but now Other World Computing offers three larger, faster SSD replacements. In a combination how-to and review, Ars decided to shove a 240GB drive into an 11" MacBook Air to see what it's like to have twice the room with promised performance improvements as high as 68 percent.

Ars Reviews the Quadro 4000 Mac Edition: NVIDIA's sole Mac offering a promising start: Ars takes a long, hard look at NVIDIA's latest pro graphics card for the Mac. Has the chipmaker finally exorcised the driver demons that have plagued past releases, or is this yet another way to get a steady stream of kernel panics?

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