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MacSysAdmin 2020: OWC & The Transition to Thunderbolt 4

Not a lot of people have heard of the MacSysAdmin conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, every fall. My first time there three years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. Here’s a conference which is so unlike the many conferences I have attended in the past. It is held in a small city in Sweden, there is only one track, it has a limited number of attendees, and all the speakers are available for all four days to answer anybody’s questions or discuss topics of interest.

Larry O’Connor Unpacks Thunderbolt 4 and More Live on FCP.co

From the latest Thunderbolt 4 technology and the world’s first Thunderbolt Hub to the ThunderBay Flex 8 storage platform and how the company’s sustainability and technology helped get the new Kiss the Ground documentary ready for Netflix, Larry dove deep during this live session with Peter Wiggins, Chris Fenwick, Felipe Baez, and Sam Mestman.

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Retro Apple: iPod – A Comprehensive Look From Then Until Now

le’s road to success is paved with many products that no longer exist. Some have simply become redundant thanks to newer products with more functionality, while others were unceremoniously dumped from the Apple product line. Today we’ll look at a wildly successful Apple product that is still being sold, but in a much different format — the iPod.

Retro Apple: How HyperCard Changed the World One Stack at a Time

HyperCard was a powerful, yet extremely easy to use tool for creating “stacks” — essentially flat-file databases that used hyperlinks as a way of navigating a stack of “cards”. You have to understand that at the time HyperCard was first released in 1987, there was no World Wide Web, so the concept of hyperlinks was completely new. HyperCard not only got a lot of Mac fans started in programming, but it also inspired some of the tools that we take for granted today.

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Retro Apple: The Apple Newton MessagePad Was Well Ahead of Its Time

The Newton MessagePad series was truly a product line that was ahead of its time. It was the most highly anticipated product of the early 1990s, offering many smartphone features — without the phone, of course — in a portable package. The devices had a controversial life and never really achieved the mass popularity hoped for by the man who shepherded the Newton MessagePad through its development — John Sculley.

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SoftRAID for Windows 1.0.7 Brings TRIM to Cross-Platform RAID

What is TRIM? TRIM is an important part of keeping your solid-state drives (SSDs) healthy. And in our first update to SoftRAID for Windows, we’ve added several TRIM features that keep your drives running faster and longer. SSDs handle data differently...

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