EA and Maxis today officially confirmed that the Mac edition of SimCity will be available to download via Origin on the 11th June, with pre-purchasing starting tomorrow. In addition, customers who already own the PC version of the game will be able to download the Mac edition at no extra cost.
At this week’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, Intel introduced the next-generation version of its Thunderbolt interface. As reported by Engadget, the technology offers data speeds of 20 Gbs in both directions, making it twice as fast as the current version, and supports the transfer of 4K video.
The Mac Pro may have gone a long time without a significant update from Apple, but plenty of owners have taken it upon themselves to add new components to their machines. If you’re one of them and you’re on the lookout for a new graphics card, check out the new GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition from EVGA.
In an effort to keep things subtle and simplistic, Apple doesn’t go over the top when it’s adding connectivity options to its Macs. We get a few USB and Thunderbolt ports, an audio jack, and an HDMI port if we’re lucky. But Sonnet’s new Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock is the complete opposite. It aims to provide you with almost every input you’ll ever need on your Mac.
Final Cut Pro X received a lot of criticism when it was launched back in June 2011. Apple made some significant changes to the popular video editing tool, and cut a number of features that many users, particularly professionals, still used. The Cupertino company is now launching a new marking push to win those consumers back, alongside updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.
With its limited capabilities and premium price tag, it seems unlikely that Google’s recently introduced Pixel Chromebook will have much of an effect on the sales of Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, but it has forced the Cupertino company to alter the way it markets its high-resolution notebook.
It may no longer be available to purchase in Europe any more, and by all accounts a new model is planned for later this year, but that hasn’t stopped Sapphire Technology launching a version of the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for Apple’s Mac Pro.
Following the release of numerous beta builds, Apple has finally made OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion available to the public. The update introduces a number of fixes and improvements including: the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac’s built-in camera, Windows 8 Boot Camp support, and Boot Camp support for Macs with 3TB hard drives.
Apple has today started offering versions of its latest 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models with built-in VESA mount adapters. The addition, which adds £36 ($40) to the total price of the machines, is only available with new orders. So, unfortunately, if you already own a 2012 iMac, you can’t purchase the adapter separately.