November 27, 2012 |
Last month Apple said it would start selling new, ultra-thin iMacs in November, and on the very last day of this month, the Cupertino, Calif., company will follow through on that promise. Apple Tuesday announced that the smaller version of its revamped iMac computers, the 21.5-inch model, will be available for purchase at stores and online on Friday, Nov. 30. The new 21.5-inch iMac has a $1,299 base price, features a 1,920 by 1,080 pixel resolution display, and at its edges, the computer is just 0.2 inches thick.
September 28, 2012 |
Is Apple losing its grip? Most people asking that question are referring to the maps app that comes bundled with iPhone 5. The app, which is Apple's attempt to wean its users off a superb map program created by its archrivals at Google, is a spectacular flop, the NFL replacement ref of the software world. It's so bad that Apple chief executive Tim Cook has issued a formal apology for it. But when will Cook apologize for the disaster that is Lion upgrade 10.7.5? That's an upgrade to the operating system I installed, unwisely, on my iMac desktop, a superb performer on which I haven't lost 10 minutes of work since I acquired it in mid-2010.
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August 17, 2012 |
The former president of the National Border Patrol Council was indicted Thursday on suspicion of diverting union funds to finance personal travel, tickets to sporting events and hard drives used to store an extensive pornography collection. Terence J. "T.J. " Bonner, 59, diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars from dues-paying union members during more than two decades as president of the organization, which represents more than 14,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents, federal prosecutors said.
July 1, 2012 |
Clayton Kershaw smiled when asked whether he could recall the last time the Dodgers had won a game. "I don't remember, really," he said. Presented with the same question, shortstop Dee Gordon looked up as if to scan his mental hard drive, then caught himself and shook his head. "That's messed up, dog," Gordon said. The Dodgers' 8-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday was their first in eight days. Between this triumph and their victory in Anaheim on June 23, they lost seven consecutive games and were shut out five times.
June 25, 2012 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives and some digital camera memory cards. It didn't make sense to Zanele Muholi, an art photographer and activist, the victim of the April theft. Unless … Something cold shifted inside her. Could this be another hate crime against lesbians?
May 26, 2012 |
Silicon-based computers are fine for typing term papers and surfing the Web, but scientists want to make devices that can work on a far smaller scale, recording data within individual cells. One way to do that is to create a microscopic hard drive out of DNA, the molecule that already stores the genetic blueprints of all living things. Stanford University bioengineer Drew Endy is a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology, which aims to turn the basic building blocks of nature into tools for designing living machines.