A Possible Step in the Wrong Direction for Apple.

A Possible Step in the Wrong Direction for Apple.

So you think that new iMac was a steal since it was $200 well think twice before you put down your hard earned money.  The new iMac has a nerfed Intel Core I-5 clocked at a lowly 1.4ghz processor, to add some perspective, the previous version of the iMac has a 2.7ghz Intel i5 CPU. Furthermore, the lifespan of pc’s could easily be increased by a simple memory upgrade but Apple has made that impossible as the new iMac’s ram is soldered into place.

Looking at the bigger picture Apple may be intentionally limiting upgrades for a couple of reasons including the encouragement of new iMac purchases, preventing owners from using non Apple endorsed hardware, etc. Only time will tell how this will impact Apple, if at all.

Based on the specs of the new iMac I’d argue that extra $200 for the 2.5ghz model is well worth the long term investment.

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iPad mini to iConsole

Game like a Boss with Gamevice

If your like me you love to game on the go but sometimes the screen controls just don’t work like they should which, lets be honest, can make gaming a less enjoyable experience. Inspired by the demand for better playability,  GameVice was born.

Featuring dual analog sticks, twin trigger button, a classic D-pad and a 4 button (A,B,X,Y) pad the Gamevice hugs your iPad Mini and you are ready to game. So as long as your games support controller usage the Gamevice will work with any game on the apple mark it. Sure it looks a bit bulky but then again so did the original Gameboy.

The Gamevice will be released this holiday season, will be MFi-certified (according to Gizmodo.com), but an MSRP hasn’t been announced.

For more info check out the Gizmodo Article HERE
And to sign up for information from Gamevice click HERE

OS X Yosemite

Excerpt taken from WIRED.COM article by Christina Bonnington 6/2/2014

If you were hoping for a shiny new Apple TV or wearable, you’ll be sorely disappointed by Monday’s WWDC announcements. But for those interested in advancements for both Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite spell big news for both developers and consumers alike.

The biggest news for Yosemite is its redesign, which more closely unifies the desktop operating system with iOS. Broader iCloud-based syncing across Apple’s operating systems virtually erases the borders between devices. But updates to iOS, and the developer side of iOS, were the key focus of today’s presentation. With a slew of new APIs, an entirely new language for developers, and a handful of “kits” (HealthKit and HomeKit) for them to tie into, iOS 8 marks a huge step for iOS.

Tim Cook kicked off Apple’s 2014 WWDC keynote, now in its 25th year, by talking about the future of iOS and Mac OS X. Today, we’re going to see the future of iOS and Mac OS X, he said, and how they work seamlessly together.

That point was driven home first by Craig Federighi, who introduced the latest version of Mac OS X: Yosemite. The new desktop operating system will have a new interface that borrows heavily from Apple’s latest mobile OS. There are also enhancements to popular apps, as well as a new feature called continuity that lets you hand off and pick up tasks you start on one Apple device with another.

For the full article clicked here or the Wired.com link above