4 01, 2012

The third Apple TV should remain a digital media receiver

By |January 4th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No matter how you look at it, the TV industry is a race to the bottom.  Every manufacturer tries to outdo the other by improving capabilities while lowering the price.  Just five years ago, I bought a 32-inch 720p LCD TV that I thought was generously priced at $1100.  Two years after that, I bought a 46-inch 1080p LCD TV for $50 less than the first.  Looking at the current market prices, I could buy a better quality 46-inch 1080p LED TV for $600.  That's a slap in the face. Honestly, I'm willing [...]

5 04, 2010

iPad technical specifications

By |April 5th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're huge fans of the guys and gals over at iFixit.com -- they're incredibly quick with their teardowns and have given us a look into the hardware of the newest Apple device. Our editor, Josh Carr, runs Rocky Mountain Mac Repair and is very thankful he doesn't have to crack one open without knowing what to expect. Sifting through their teardown, there are some things we love and some thing that we really didn't expect. Here's a list of the notable specs: 2 large batteries inside to give it the [...]

2 03, 2010

Apple’s A4 SoC: awesome, but barely

By |March 2nd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

It was a slow Monday, but the one thing worth noting is the supposedly new information about Apple's custom iPad chip. It appears as though all of the high hopes we had for the iPad's processor have been shot out of the sky by recent rumors about the System-on-a-Chip (SoC). Information has slowly leaked out about the processor since the annoucement on the 27th of January. First there was the definition of custom silicon versus a custom chip, then there were rumors that it wasn't designed by the [...]