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Daily Update for October 7, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple adds 256 GB, 512 GB flash storage options to iMac

There's something new under the sun for those interested in buying an iMac. MacRumors is reporting that Apple now has two new flash storage options available for the iMac, both of which can be purchased when buying a configure-to-order device from the online Apple Store. iMac buyers interested in...

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Finding Steve's recovery partition: Solving an Apple mystery

Yesterday, fellow blogger Steve Sande hopped into the TUAW backchannel all fussed. As part of some iMovie troubleshooting he was doing with Apple's support wizards, he was trying to get his new iMac to boot into the recovery partition and was getting nowhere. Holding down the Option key during...

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New 27-inch iMac's HDD, SSD and Fusion Drive options benchmarked

The folks at Bare Feats have put together a handy look at the performance of four of the five storage options available when custom-ordering a new 27-inch iMac through Apple. These include a 1 TB and 3 TB hard disk (a 7,200 RPM Seagate Barracuda), 768 GB solid state drive and 1 TB Fusion Drive....

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Fusion Drive now available on entry-level 21.5-inch iMacs

Over the weekend, Apple began offering the Fusion Drive as an option on the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac. The Fusion Drive is a hybrid traditional HHD/SSD combo, which allows the faster write speeds of SSDs while offering the larger storage capacity of HHDs. Previously the Fusion Drive was only...

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Want to Roll-Your-Own Fusion drive? It's not for the faint of heart

If you've been lusting after a Fusion Drive but own an older Mac, a Fusion-like solution may not be entirely out of your reach. Posts at the jollyjinx tumblr detail how the eponymous hacker built his own Fusion-style SSD/Hard Drive hybrid using features built directly into OS X. Lee Hutchinson...

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Apple posts Fusion Drive FAQ

Have you just ordered a new Mac? Today, Apple posted a Knowledge Base article regarding the new Fusion Drive for the refreshed iMac and Mac mini. The storage technology, which was launched this past Tuesday, combines flash and traditional hard drive technology to create a hybrid system that...

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Daily Update for October 23, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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