All items tagged with "Mac Pro"

When Gifts Go Bad And 2013’s Wackiest Apple Rumors On Our Newest CultCast

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Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s Christmas CultCast time! This episode: a new deal in China hands Apple 770 million potential new customers; we cover some of the wackiest rumors of 2013; the Mac Pro delivers surprising results in performance tests; some of App Store’s best apps just went on sale; and we recall some of the best and worst gifts we’ve given or received!

Have a few laughs whilst getting caught up on each week’s finest Apple stories! Download new and past episodes of The CultCast on iTunes or hit play below and let the audio enjoyment commence.

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When Gifts Go Bad And 2013’s Wackiest Apple Rumors On Our Newest CultCast

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Need More Screen Space? New Mac Pro Can Drive Six 27-Inch Displays

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2013 Mac Pro Driving Six 27’ Displays (photo: OWC)

As the new Mac Pro trickles out into people’s hands, lucky owners of the world’s most high tech trash can have started playing with the machine to see what it can do. Over at Other World Computing, they figured that since the 2013 Mac Pro can drive three 4k monitors, it should be able to drive six 27-inch displays at 2560 by 1440 pixels – right?

The verdict? Yes, it can. Shown here is the diminutive dark tower surrounded by six 27-inch displays, radiating and reflecting in all their glory. Pretty slick. Besides serving as the ultimate multi-tasking system, this capability can also help drive things like video walls in museums, sports arenas and other on-location installations. Just remember to leave room for the stack of external hard drives!

Update: I just did the math, and this is equivalent to twenty-one 11-inch MacBook Airs…

Mac Pro Early Review Roundup

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It’s still very early in the life of the new Mac Pro (shipping dates have already slipped to February), but the first review unit reports are starting to seep out — and they’re positive.

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Why Apple’s Heartfelt Holiday Promo Might Be Their Best Ad Yet [CultCast]

Why Apple’s Heartfelt Holiday Promo Might Be Their Best Ad Yet [CultCast]

On our all-new CultCast: Apple has a new Christmas commercial and some are hailing it as their best ad yet; Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever; Beyonce’s iTunes-only album release breaks all the records; an alarming new study shows pervs can use your Mac’s camera to peep your naked bod; and we choose on our favorite Christmas movies of all time!

Have a few laughs whilst getting caught up on each week’s finest Apple stories! Download new and past episodes of The CultCast on iTunes or hit play below and let the audio enjoyment commence.

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Why Apple’s Heartfelt Holiday Promo Might Be Their Best Ad Yet [CultCast]

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Logic Pro X Update Adds 3 New Drummers, New Interface

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Coinciding with the launch of the redesigned Mac Pro and the upgrade to Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s pro digital audio workstation Logic Pro X has also received a major update — in the form of a Mac Pro-optimized version number 10.0.5.

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Apple: Demand For New Mac Pro Is “Great,” Will Take Time For Supply To Catch Demand

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The new Mac Pro finally went on sale this morning with initial orders shipping by December 30th. After only a few hours of being on sale, shipping estimates slipped to February for all configurations.

Now Apple is saying that it will be awhile before it can catch up with demand.

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This Is The Most Expensive Mac Pro You Can Buy

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When Apple announced a completely redesigned Mac Pro this past summer, the biggest question mark was the price tag. As a company that’s known for selling quality hardware at a premium, would Apple price the Mac Pro ultra-competitively or stick to its infamous ‘Apple tax’?

Well, the most expensive Mac Pro you can buy costs nearly 10K by itself. For normal people, that’s a hard price to swallow. But with two base configurations and plenty of build-to-order options, the real pros have no trouble dropping cash on Apple’s new powerhouse.

Here’s what a maxed out Mac Pro looks like:

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Apple Releases Update To Mac Pro Before It Even Arrives On Your Doorstep

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The Mac Pro has been on sale for barely 12 hours, and most buyers haven’t even gotten their hands on it yet, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from releasing a firmware update. Today the company put out EFI Firmware Update 2.0 in the Mac App Store.

“This update improves system reliability during reboot, resolves an issue with memory self-test, and improves graphics power management when using Boot Camp,” notes Apple. You can also grab it directly from Apple’s website.

No Mac Pro For Christmas: Shipping Estimates Pushed Back To February

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If you haven’t already ordered a new Mac Pro on Apple’s website, don’t count on it arriving before the holidays are over. Shipping estimates for Apple’s just-released Pro have been pushed back to February, which is a sure sign that the computer is facing significant supply constraints.

After being on sale for less than a day, a quick visit to the online Apple store will show that every Mac Pro configuration won’t ship until February. The fact that Apple didn’t start selling it until the latest possible moment in 2013 also speaks to stock shortages. Apple had promised all year that the product would ship by the end of 2013, and it barely fulfilled that promise.

And if you think you’ll be able to just waltz into an Apple Store and pick one up, good luck. Apple’s business clients have had their pick of the litter by now. It’s worth calling an authorized reseller in your area if you’re that desperate, but getting your hands on a Mac Pro before February will be quite the stroke of good luck.

Replace Your Mac’s Trash Icon With A Trashcan Mac Pro [How-To]

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The new Mac Pro is finally here, and considering the fact that it looks exactly like a trash can, what better way to celebrate its release than to replace your Mac’s current trash icon with Apple’s stealthy, space-age new super computer?

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