Apple’s CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place – Dan Rayburn – StreamingMediaBlog.com

Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off. Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple […]

AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

So for now, Cyclone’s performance is really used to exploit race to sleep and get the device into a low power state as quickly as possible. via AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed. Race to sleep, is the new, new thing for mobile cpus. Power conservation at a given clock speed is all done through […]

AnandTech – Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD’s Trinity

AMD, and NVIDIA before it, has been trying to convince us of the usefulness of its GPUs for general purpose applications for years now. For a while it seemed as if video transcoding would be the killer application for GPUs, that was until Intel’s Quick Sync showed up last year. via AnandTech – What We’ve […]

AnandTech – The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life

I would like to applaud Apples 32nm migration plan. By starting with lower volume products and even then, only on a portion of the iPad 2s available on the market, Apple maintains a low profile and gets great experience with Samsungs 32nm HK+MG process. via AnandTech – The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery […]

Apple A5X CPU in Review

A meta-analysis of the Apple A5X system on chip (from the currently shipping 3rd Gen iPad) New Ipad’s A5X beats NIVIDIA Tegra 3 in some tests (MacNN|Electronista) Apple’s A5X Die (and Size?) Revealed (Anandtech.com) Chip analysis reveals subtle changes to new iPad innards (AppleInsider-quoting Anandtech) Apple A5X Die Size Measured: 162.94mm^2, Samsung 45nm LP Confirmed (Update […]

Hope for a Tool-Less Tomorrow | iFixit.org

I’ve seen the future, and not only does it work, it works without tools. It’s moddable, repairable, and upgradeable. Its pieces slide in and out of place with hand force. Its lid lifts open and eases shut. It’s as sleek as an Apple product, without buried components or proprietary screws. via Hope for a Tool-Less […]

Daring Fireball: Mountain Lion

And then the reveal: Mac OS X — sorry, OS X — is going on an iOS-esque one-major-update-per-year development schedule. This year’s update is scheduled for release in the summer, and is ready now for a developer preview release. Its name is Mountain Lion.1 via Daring Fireball: Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion is the next iteration […]

More PCI-express SSD cards coming to OS X | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

The card will use the Marvell 88SE9455 RAID controller that will interface with the SandForce 2200-based daughter cards that can be added to the main controller on demand. This will allow for user-configurable drive sizes from between 60GB and 2TB in size, allowing you to expand your storage as your need for it increases. via […]

The PC is dead. Why no angry nerds? :: The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It

In the old telephone dial-up, modem pool days there were a lot of people re-selling their data connections to provide on-ramps to the Information Superhighway. Now that’s about all you can drive on is the Superhighway. All the back streets and side roads are slowly kind of being ignored by the more popular social networking platforms