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9to5Mac on Tuesday reported that data strings found within the recently released developer seed of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 suggest that upcoming Macs may feature ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Indeed, news of Apple’s interest in 802.11ac Wi-Fi isn’t new.
Back before Halo was the biggest title on Microsoft’s Xbox, it was actually planned as a Mac title. That’s because Bungie, the game’s developer, was actually a Mac game company — they made a number of really terrific shooters for the Mac, including Marathon (which has since been released on iOS along with its sequels). But the company’s first game was Pathways into Darkness, and now, 20 years after its release in 1993, Bungie’s first title has come in a free version to the Mac App Store.
The game’s been “painstakingly recreated” by Bruce Morrison, a former employee from Ngmoco and Freeverse, for his company, Man Up Time Studios, and features the classic award-winning first-person adventure gameplay that started earning Bungie its reputation back in the day. It’s great to have this classic game back on the Mac, and it’s even better to get to play and download it for free.
Apple introduced its new thin iMac models last year and now those beauties have landed in the company’s certified refurbished outlet. As reported by Engadget and MacRumors, the refurbished 27-inch iMac is available for up to $270 off the regular retail price. The refurbished base Core i5 model sells for $1529 and includes a 2.9 GHz Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD and a gorgeous 2560 x 1440 display. A 3.2 GHz Core i5 model is available for $1699, and the Core i7 models are available starting at $1869. Each refurbished model comes with a one-year warranty from Apple.
Every day you have the same 24 hours as the rest of us to get what is likely a crushing amount of work done and out of your way so you can spend some time relaxing. Or, as one author has framed it, you have 168 hours in a week to accomplish what you want and move forward toward your goals. How do some people manage this while others are constantly rushing around late to everything? I was certainly guilty of this until I started minding my time in small chunks. Here are some ways to get those tactical moments — the day-to-day stuff — managed and under your control.
Inspired by the conversation, I wanted to create a clone-sized partition to mirror my SSD. I had an extra external drive on my desk but, like most, it already had some important data on it. In this video I will show you how to add a partition to an existing drive so it can be repurposed to make a clone of your boot drive.