Thursday, February 23, 2012

TOSHIBA Blade X-gale 256GB SSD for MacBook Air 2010/2011

If you want to use MacBook Air as a main machine, SSD volume should be 256GB or higher.  Now you can choose 256GB at most when you buy MacBook Air, but if you didn't, you can replace the SSD. You may want to choose third parity's SSD, that's one way. But you should consider reliability.
Probably, the best reliable SSD for MacBook Air 2010/2011 is Apple genuine one.



This SSD is the same as Apple genuine one, and it's very reliable. If you don't want to lose your data, that's very important.
This SSD is compatible with all MacBook Air Late 2010/Mid 2011. Some sources say that the genuine 256GB SSD is not compatible with 11 inch 2010 model, but it's not true. We acctually tested it with the model, and no problem.

This is very good upgrade for all MacBook Air 2010/2011 with 64GB/128GB SSD.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Apple stock hits $500

On 2/13 Apple stock hits $500.
What if I have not sold the apple stock...
Today stock fell to 497.67 -11.79.
I wonder  the future of Apple without Jobs.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Change.org: Petitioning Apple to Protect Factory Workers



Today, protesters visited a half-dozen Apple stores around the world to deliver petitions calling for reforms in the working conditions at factories run by Apple's suppliers in China and overseas locations. A demonstration at Apple's Grand Central Terminal store was one of them. At the protest was Shelby Knox, organizing director with Change.org. When interviewed for the reason he was there, he responded: "I'm a big fan of Apple products, but I can no longer ethically support products that harm the people that make them. When people join together, we can hold companies accountable."

These protests held worldwide actually stem from the online social activist site, Change.org. The petition, created by Mark Shields--a self-described lifelong Apple customer--has drawn almost 200,000 signatures already, aiming for 300,000 petitions before submitting it to Apple. SumOfUs.org, another corporate accountability lobbying group, has also already gathered 50,000 signatures against Apple's supply chain conditions.

The petition writes of one of many examples of why the working conditions in the factory needs to be changed: "the men and women in these factories work very long days spent repeating the same motions over and over, which creates amped-up carpal tunnel syndrome in their wrists and hands. This often results in them losing the use of their hands for the rest of their lives. This condition could be easily prevented if the workers were rotated through different positions in the factory, but they are not. Why? Because there are no labor laws in China to protect these people."

So, getting to the bottom line: what are the changes that are proposed?
1) For Apple to release a worker protection strategy for new product releases [because injuries and suicides typically spike during this period due to incredible pressure to meet quotas timed to releases]
2) For Apple to publish the results of Fair Labor Association (FLA) monitoring, including the names of the suppliers found to have violations and what those violations are so that there is transparency around the monitoring effort.


Go here today to sign the petition and make a change!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Elevation Dock" on Kickstarter


The Kickstarter record made by Lunatik a year ago has now been replaced by ElevationLab and its kickstarter product "Elevation Dock." It's praised to be the best dock for iPhone ever. You can first take a look at how it works through this video:


video

On kickstarter.com, with a pledged goal of $75,000, it has already reached $934,834 and still has 68 hours to go. It's backed by a stunning 8,625 people. It's the design that's so "Appleesque" (as the NYTimes says). It's funny that this dock didn't already exist!


The key distinctions of this dock from others out there in the market are this:
1. It allows for smooth and seamless undocking.
2. It allows for docking with or without a case.
3. It's not the ordinary mass production dock; it's tailored from solid aluminum and has gorgeous surface finish.

The website says: "Elevation Docks are individually CNC machined from solid billets of aircraft grade aluminum, no expense spared. The result is a level of precision that can't be achieved through molding or casting. They feel heavy, strong, durable and look gorgeous."


Read more about it here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Apps Create Jobs, But Also Create Frauds



I read here that Apps for mobile devices have created 466,000 American Jobs since 2008. Of those 466,000, an estimated 155,000 people work in app development and tech support, while 311,000 people work in marketing and design. That’s a hefty support for our staggering economy.

But, the other side of the bloating App market is the rise of fraudulent App marketers. In the Touch Arcades forum, a post was made about an “ad network that guaranteed to get an app into the Top 25 in the app store for $5000.” The person who posted this, “walterkaman,” is an app developer and he went to go see this company, where he was walked down with all the apps in the Top 25 that were their clients. The list goes as follows: #4 – Tiny Pets, #5 – Social Girl, #6 – Fluff Friends, #10 – Pet Town, #12 – Crime City, #13 – VIP Poker, #16 – Sweet Shop, #19 – Top Girl.



These fraud apps are put in the Top 25 through automatic downloads generated by a bot farm.
  
Steve Jobs once said:


We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.



App developers need to be proud of what they create. There’s nothing personal or aesthetic about those apps. So many people choose to take on a job that means nothing but rigging someone else, but a true job should be purely out of ones joy and excitement.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Mac Mini Install Kit was Featured on Mac People (March edition)



Mac People, a premier Macintosh magazine for Japanese Mac users, wrote a review on our Second SSD/HDD Installation Kit for Mac mini Mid 2011.

They highlighted, "Drastically Improves the Usability of Your Mac Mini," and gave it the following review: Out of 5 stars, they gave 3 stars for "simplicity of installing," 5 stars for "effectiveness," and 5 stars for "cost performance."


They further stated: "This install kit is a powerful tool to help you bolster the power of your Mac mini. If you want more speed, then you can choose to install a fast SSD. If you want more capacity, then you can choose to install a 1TB HD. Compared with the Apple BTO, you can freely choose your storage options, and the price is much cheaper."

Get it here today.

Friday, February 3, 2012

2 Rules in Installing RAM on your Mac Pro

I'd like to suggest 2 rules in installing RAM on your 8-Core/10-Core Mac Pro 2009/2010.
8 slots are available in these models: 4 in the front, 4 in the back.

Rule #1: Make slots 1-4 and 5-8 of identical set-up.
Rule #2: Put three memory modules of the same capacity and speed in slots 1-4 and 5-8 (i.e., to operate in triple-channel mode).


"Rule #1" precedes "Rule #2". You don't have to follow these rules in order for it to run. Following these rules will only help you optimize the speed.

Here is an example of when you have 6 x 1GB modules installed:

Installing 2 x 4GB modules

Front: 3 x 1GB + 1 x 4GB
Back: 3 x 1GB + 1 x 4GB
Total: 14GB
Works fine. Follows both rules.

Installing 3 x 4GB modules

Front: 2 x 1GB + 2 x 4GB
Back: 3 x 1GB + 1 x 4GB
Total: 17GB
Will work, but won't be that great. Both rules are not fulfilled.

Installing 4 x 4GB modules

Hmm...maybe I should install it this way to operate in triple-channel...
Front: 3 x 4GB + 1 x 1GB
Back: 3 x 1GB + 1 x 4GB
Total: 20GB
Wrong. Rule #1 precedes Rule #2, so it runs faster this way:
Front: 2 x 1GB + 2 x 4GB
Back: 2 x 1GB + 2 x 4GB
This fulfills Rule #1 but doesn't fulfill Rule #2. It's an average upgrade.

Installing 6 x 4GB modules

Front: 1 x 1GB + 3 x 4GB
Back: 1 x 1GB + 3 x 4GB
This is a great way to install your RAM.

Installing 8 x 4GB modules

Front: 4 x 4GB
Back: 4 x 4GB
This is the best way to install your RAM.

I hope this serves as a reference for your RAM upgrades in your Mac Pro 2009/2010.

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