News Archive for Friday, March 8th, 2013

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(A big 'Thank You' to the folks doing Power Line Repairs from the snowstorm.
Had the old work (2007) iMac OEM hd get flaky last night but now running 10.6.8 off a FW800 boot drive until I can get suction cups to remote the glass for an internal drive swap. Moved to HD into a (v3) FW800 Ministack which sleeps OK so I may leave it this way. Thanks to James and Wolf for suggestions on suction cup sources. Found one at a local store - long handle type with cups at each end. Handle rotates to lock/seal.

Another DIY Fusion Drive Report (in 2008 Mac Pro)
Added another reader report to the earlier page here on DIY Fusion Drives.
This one is from a 2008 Mac Pro owner using a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD and 3TB Seagate HD. (Previous reports include 2010 iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac Pros, plus guides on creating a DIY Fusion drive.)
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FYI: As of Thursday, new iMacs with CTO mods (CPU, GPU, Drives, etc) showed 5-7 business days to ship vs 2-3 weeks previously. (Base models show shipping within 24 hrs.)

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Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links of updates to mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. ($250 Mac Pro Dual 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU Upgrade, DIY Fusion drives, Low-Cost 2006 Mac Mini CPU Upgrades/unofficial EFI updates, 2012 Mac Mini HDMI video problems/display tips/USB 3.0 interference, mods and more)
Previous Day's News Summary: (No update Thursday)
    Wednesday March 6th, 2013 News Archive
  • (Op-Ed) A Mac Pro Mini
  • Apple Launches New $1,099 Education-Only iMac
  • Late 2009 Core i5/i7 iMacs Certified to 32GB Of Memory (sponsor blog)
  • Apple's Cook, music mogul Iovine discuss new music service
  • Apple Asks Judge to Dismiss Suit Alleging iPhone Monopoly
  • ClamCase Pro review: Turn your iPad into a versatile laptop
  • Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan
  • Top 5 iPad Apps for Movie Lovers
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Mountain Lion: About Power Nap
    - Recovering a lost firmware password
    - GarageBand for iOS and OS X: Tracks might be silent
    - Aperture 3: RAW photos from newly supported cameras may show as unsupported
    - iCloud: How to delete photos from Photo Stream
    - iTunes: Troubleshooting security software issues
    - iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi Syncing
    - Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external drive
    - Creating an iTunes/App Store/iBookstore account w/o a credit card
    - iOS: Troubleshooting USB connection
    - iWork for iOS: About iTunes File Sharing
    - Using a POP account with multiple devices
    - Understanding which SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses
    - iPhone/iPad/iPod touch: Understanding subscription Wi-Fi networks
    - iBooks: Frequently Asked Questions about iBooks, Features, iBookstore
    - About Windows Migration Assistant
    - Using Msconfig to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows 7/Vista

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