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Mac mini (Late 2009) benchmarks

Macworld Lab has the Mac minis, and we put them through our benchmark tests. Our result show that the new Mac minis are impressively faster than the models they replace.

13-inch MacBook/2.26GHz (Late 2009)

In bringing the unibody treatment to the white MacBook, Apple has added many pro features while removing FireWire and the infrared port.

MacBook (Late 2009) benchmarks

Macworld Lab has received the new MacBook and has been hard at work, putting it to the test. And while we don’t have Speedmark 6 finalized just yet, we do have some MacBook benchmark results we’d like to share.

ScreenFlow 2

ScreenFlow 2 adds transitions, audio ducking, clip playback speed adjustment, and more to the screen recording and editing suite.

Review: Mac OS X 10.6 Server

With the significant price cut, new features, and improvements to existing features, Mac OS X 10.6 Server is a solid product. For an all or mostly-Mac network, this isn’t an "if" upgrade, but a "when," especially if you have iPhone users clamoring for push services.

CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac Pro 8

CrossOver Mac Pro 8.0 is an application that runs a virtual environment so you can run Windows applications on your Mac.

Review: Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard is a solid collection of tweaks and upgrades for a low price, Jason Snell says. Here's an in-depth review.

Firefox 3.5

Firefox has evolved into a beautiful, polished program that’s a pleasure to use. Check out version 3.5.

RooSwitch: Application-based user switching

Instead of logging in and out of different user accounts on your Mac, rooSwitch lets you switch users for only one app at a time by switching what rooSwitch calls Profiles.

Fseventer tracks changes on your hard drive

Have you ever wondered what a non-Apple software installer actually installs? Or what files a particular program is actually creating or modifying when it’s churning away? Fseventer is a clever tool that can help you solve these mysteries.

ManyCam lets your iSight work with multiple applications at once

Typically, while using your Mac’s iSight camera with one program, you can’t use it with another. But ManyCam frees iSight from this restriction.

Relaunch creates launchable application sets

If you juggle work all day and find yourself switching from one set of apps to another, you can appreciate Relaunch.

Zipeg expands OS X’s built-in compression features

Zipeg is a free utility that’s useful to keep around as a complement to OS X’s built-in archiving features.