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How to Create a Fusion Drive in your Existing Mac

Apple announced a very unique drive called a Fusion Drive along with its new iMac announcement.

Available as a configurable option at the Apple Online Store, Fusion Drive is a breakthrough concept that combines the high storage capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high performance of flash storage. With Fusion Drive in your iMac,disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing photos — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice. As the system learns how you work, Fusion Drive makes your Mac experience even better. And you don’t have to do a thing.

Now the thing about Fusion drive is that its not at all a special hardware, but instead the performance boost is at a software level.

A developer by the name Patrick Stein, has successfully managed to get Fusion Drive technology working on existing Mountain Lion based Macs.

A lot of Mac users these days are already using an SSD + HDD combo in their Macs. The procedure to create a Fusion Drive is by no means easy, but if you are comfortable with Unix commands and Terminal, go ahead give it a shot!

Things you’ll need to create a Fusion Drive:

1. A Solid State Drive

2. A regular Hard Disk

Steps to create the Fusion Drive:

Follow Patrick’s Tumbler post here to create your own Fusion Drive.

Apple’s New Headphones – A Short Overview

iPhone 5 launch is just around the corner. The internet is buzzing with new leaks about the iPhone 5 almost every day.

Today a new video has surfaced, which shows the supposedly new design of the Headphones which are to be bundled with the next iPhone.

As you can see from the image above, the design seems pretty unique and straight out of a sci-fi flick!

What’s interesting is the fact that it seems to have individual microphones on the ear buds itself. And I’m pretty sure this means theres some advanced active noise cancellation being implemented.

For those who are unaware, Here’s some short info about noise cancellation headphones from Wiki:

Noise-cancelling headphones are headphones that reduce unwanted ambient sounds (i.e., acoustic noise) by means of active noise control (ANC). This involves using one or more microphones placed near the ear, and electronic circuitry which uses the microphone signal to generate an “antinoise” signal. When the antinoise signal is produced by the speaker driver in the headphone, destructive interference cancels out the ambient noise as heard within the enclosed volume of the headphone.

We might just see a paradigm shift in earphone technology. Sure there are plenty of active noise cancellation based headphones out there, but those cost a bomb!

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[InfoGraphic] Apple v/s Samsung Patent Wars

We have seen a lot of it already, Apple seeking ban on Samsung Tablets in multiple countries worldwide and succeeding in some while still fighting for it in some of them.

For those who are still not aware of this ongoing patent wars between Apple And Samsung, here’s a nice Infographic created by MBA explaining the whole fiasco within a picture. Where it all Started with the Launch of Samsung Galaxy Series Devices and the first victory for Apple resulting in Galaxy Tab ban in Germany which was soon followed by ban in Australia(0f which australian case trial is postponed till march 2012 recently).

While Samsung was surely facing the heat, they too got success of sorts when they asked Apple to give away the Source code of iPhone 4S coding to avoid further conflicts, which eventually exploited their technology the rivals directly.

Check out the slick Infograph below: 

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