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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Among Other Things

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

"The X version of Final Cut Pro was supposed to be all things to all people -- easier and more power for the serious amateurs and yet refreshing and comprehensive for the pros. In reality it seemed that neither camp quite saw it that way, but Apple has at least been listening."

Lots of updates that will hopefully appease those that weren't too happy with this when it was initially released. I've never used it but from some of the feedback I've read, it certainly does look like Apple was listening to and addressed the concerns. Well, at least some of them. And this wasn't the only update released, as they also released some updates for Time Capsule and Airport Extreme. You can get more info from Apple on the updates from their support page here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Apple Unveils 3TB Version of the Time Capsule

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 07:36 AM

"This morning, the Apple Store briefly went down, and when it came back up, we had new Time Capsules, coming in two and three terabyte capacities starting at just $299."

The prices remain unchanged but you get a storage bump, so you can get the 2TB model for $299.00 USD and the 3TB version for $499.00 USD. But the one thing that was hoped for never came true, namely new features such as streaming and being able to run on iOS. Perhaps a firmware update this fall will fix that?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Time Capsule to Become Local "Edge Router/Server?"

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 08:30 AM

"Cult of Mac‘s source claims to have the inside info on just how Apple’s new iCloud service will work, and they’re saying Apple’s Time Capsule (Airport Extreme + hard drive combo) will serve as its local hub."

We'll see real soon if there is any basis to the all the rumors swirling around about Time Capsule evolving into more of an "edge" router/server for iCloud (like Akamai, for example). Personally I like the idea of updates, etc; happening "off-box" to be cached for multiple machines. In a bandwidth metered environment, I hate having to download the very same content on multiple Macs. Download Once, Use Everywhere (please). Secured data in the cloud, and on an edge device like a time capsule would be a good solution. Stay tuned, all will be revealed, I hope!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Apple Offers Repair or Replacement for Faulty Time Capsules

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:22 AM

"Customers who bought a faulty Time Capsule in 2008 may be entitled to a free repair or replacement of their hardware, and those who previously paid for a fix could receive a refund, according to a recently updated Apple support document."

Relating to issues regarding units not powering on, or shutting down unexpectedly soon after turning the unit on, Apple is now prepared to offer free repairs or free units per this support document [link]. If your Time Capsule has a serial number falling within the range of XX807XXXXXX - XX814XXXXXX then you are one of the lucky (or unlucky I supposed if you have been having problems) ones.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How is Your Time Capsule/Airport Extreme Treating You?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 08:00 AM

"Users of Apple's latest Airport Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule hardware, released in October 2009, have reported instability and significant reductions in speed when using the routers at the 5GHz wireless band."

I've been pretty lucky with my Airport Extreme and my 1TB Time Capsule I guess, since I haven't experienced any of the problems they talk about in this discussion forum at Apple. Among the problems are slow speeds and dropped connections, with one forum participant having turned in four Airport Extremes and working on his 5th! Any of you experiencing these problems?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Well, It Is Almost Christmas

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 09:00 AM

"With Time Capsules epidemically failing after an average of 18 months and 22 days, it might be time to start thinking about an alternative use for your pristinely albino, Apple-branded router once its body squirts out its last breath of 802.11-n ectoplasm."

Guess that is one way to recycle your Time Capsule. You can get the low down on how to transform your Time Capsule into conversation piece at Instructables

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And To Close This Out..Airport Express and Time Capsule

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 02:30 PM

"Another update lost in all the chaos today is the new multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology added to the Airport Express and Time capsule."

Last but not least, this along with an improved antenna will give you 50% better Wi-Fi performance and 25% better range, at least according to Apple. More at this link direct from Apple.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Time Capsule Burial Ground

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

"Enterprising Apple customers unhappy with the inexplicable death of their Time Capsules have taken matters into their own hands and launched a dedicated web site to record and discuss their experiences. It's called The Apple Time Capsule Memorial Register, and it's hauntingly beautiful."

Still no acknowledgement from Apple about the problems with the Time Capsules, so this site was created so people can share their tales of woe. My 1TB Time Capsule is still running perfectly fine, knock on wood, but if yours isn't and you want to go vent, this may be just the place.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time Capsule Problems

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple's Time Capsule network drives are still suffering from power failures, complaints on official support forums indicate. The failures are allegedly occurring without warning, and are thought to be attributable to faulty power supplies, though some owners have suggested problems with chips or connectors."

This is mainly happening on older Time Capsules sold in 2008, and the repair cost has been in the $500.00 USD range. This is where having a backup for your backup comes in handy. No comment so far from Apple.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mozy Releases 1.4.3 of their Backup for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

"Decho Corp. said today the latest Mac release of its MozyHome and MozyPro online backup service fixes a problem it was having associated with saving backups sent to it by Apple Inc.'s Time Machine backup tool, which works with Apple's Time Capsule network-attached storage device."

Apparently they discovered a bug in 1.4.1 of their backup for Mac, which caused the Time Machine software to freeze up when used in conjunction with Time Capsule. This update is supposed to fix that for both Pro and Home versions. If you don't use online backups, you probably should since they are so inexpensive, and if you have less than 2GB, this one is free for home users. For unlimited it is $4.95/month USD which is comparable to other online storage companies, such as Carbonite and BackBlaze. I'm a convert (currently using BackBlaze).

Friday, July 31, 2009

Apple Bumps Time Capsule Capactity to 2TB

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple has quietly upgraded its Time Capsule product, introducing a new higher capacity model, but kept prices unchanged."

Basically they kept the price points the same at $499.00 USD and $299.00 USD, but doubled the capacity at each level. They also have some refurbed 500GB Time Capsules available for $199.00 USD.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Time Machine Corruption Fix, If You Had a Problem

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"If you've been having issues with corrupted Time Machine images either inside the Time Capsule or connected externally to your base station, the 7.4.1 firmware update (for all base stations from 2007 to today) plus the 10.5.6 update might help, according to TidBITS."

TidBITS says to start fresh after archiving your saved data, but Apple says this will fix whatever problems may have cropped up without starting fresh. I guess do what you think is best. Luckily for me I haven't experienced any problems with mine and to be honest, this is the first time I've heard of any problems of this kind.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MobileMe File Sharing with Airport Extreme and Time Capsule

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

"New versions of Apple's wireless base stations supporting USB shared hard drives -- AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule -- have gained remote file sharing features via MobileMe. A firmware update is also expected to extend the feature to previous-generation models."

This is supposed to be extended to existing Airport Extremes and Time Capsules (thank you!) with an upcoming firmware update. I wish there was some way they could do that for the ability to run parallel guest networks and to operate both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHZ networks at once. Those apparently are hardware based upgrades, not much a firmware upgrade will do to fix that unfortunately. .

Apple Updates Almost Everything; Settles Rumor Mill Down

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

Well, suprisingly, the rumor mill did very well. While they didn't get the timing right, they definitely got the updates right. Apple refreshed a bunch of hardware yesterday, and here are a few of the highlights.

The New iMacs

The new iMacs are a solid deal. The 20" inch model is nicely priced now at $1,199 and the 24" monster is perfect for power users at $2,199. While I'm not convinced there's a big market for desktop computers any more, if you are a Mac user and want some oomph on your desk, this is the place to get it. Another notable is that even the base configuration now has 2 gigs, and most of the desktops have 4. That's definitely in preparation for Snow Leopard.e

Cosmetically, nothing's changed aside from the keyboard, which is utterly baffling to me. Apple seems to be phasing out numeric keypads, now, and even the wired one now doesn't have a numeric keypad. I wanted the Bluetooth wireless keyboard really badly for my MBP so I sucked it up and tolerated the fact that it didn't have the keypad, but I just don't get this move at all. In some ways, this adds fuel to the fire of people who hate Apple and their "our way or the highway" approach to computer design.


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