Hands on with the Runcore Pro IV 2.5-inch SATA SSD

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Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009, 13:10
Category: Accessory, hard drive

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Over on the Apple Core, Jason O’Grady has a full hands-on rundown the the Runcore SATA solid state drive as well as its impressive benchmark numbers.
The drive itself can be dropped into any MacBook notebook.
Take a gander and see what you think.

app4mac Releases Twin 1.0 Backup Software for Mac OS X

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Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009, 09:59
Category: Software

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Software developer app4mac announced the release of Twin 1.0, the company’s online data backup system. According to Mac Observer, the Twin application supports backing up data to local drives as well as online locations via several file transfer protocols.
The application is currently built on the code base for Persistence and supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and MobileMe protocols, along with AES-256 encryption and bz2 compression. It preserves Finder information, ACLs, privileges and resource forks, and lets users schedule backup times, set which files to include, and more.
Twin 1.0 will be priced at €29 (about US$38.38) when the final version is available on May 14 and Persistence owners will receive a free copy of Twin. The beta application is available for download at the app4mac Web site.
Final system specifications for the application have yet to be released.

iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4 Released for iMacs with ATI Radeon HD 4850 Card

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Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009, 07:43
Category: iMac, Software

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Over the weekend, Apple released its iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4 patch for iMac desktops equipped with ATI’s Radeon HD 4850 graphics card. The update, a 1.7 megabyte download (also available via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature) fixes intermittent system freeze issues and fixes wake-from-sleep issues in Boot Camp.
To run the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/iMac EFI Firmware Update.app). The updater will launch automatically when the Installer closes.
After the firmware is successfully applied to your Mac, your Boot ROM Version will be:
IM91.008D.B08.
The update requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.