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Meltdown and Spectre

Update on the Intel Security Issues

Meltdown, affecting Intel processors, and Spectre, affecting Intel, AMD and ARM processors, are security flaws that could give applications access to protected kernel memory data.

April 2018
January 2018
Mac minis

The current Mac mini is three years old

It’s been three years since the current Mac mini was released on Oct 16, 2014. Four hundred million humans have been born since that day and have never known a new Mac mini.

April 2018
October 2017
Wall-E and Eve

A new life for Xserve

As the Mac mini became Apple’s most popular server, we started to phase out the Xserve hosting. These machines were six times the size and way more power hungry than the Mac mini so they weren’t as profitable for us.

April 2018
March 2017
CPU

What Makes a Mac Server?

In this article, we'll go over the basic components of a Mac server and the purpose each component plays in making the server work. With this knowledge, the hardware can help you create the next app of the year.

April 2018
January 2016
Mac mini performance

Mac mini 2014 Tear-Down and Benchmarks

A couple days ago, Apple released its latest round of Mac mini hardware to the world. Today, we show you a complete step by step how-to tear-down the 2014 Mac mini from the outside-in.

April 2018
October 2014
Apple

Apple’s Big Announcement is Here

"It's been way too long." That’s the cryptic message Apple sent out a few weeks ago as a teaser to its big announcement made today.

April 2018
October 2014