All the New MacBook Details In One Place

In case you just woke from some kind of a coma (or you are a certain older gentleman running for a particularly prominent public office), Apple revealed new additions to the MacBook family: The totally redesigned aluminum 15" MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook, plus a slightly revamped MacBook Air and white plastic MacBook,… » 10/14/08 9:00pm 10/14/08 9:00pm

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro Webcam For Macs, Like iSight but Better

Remember the old Apple iSight: auto-focus, built to last, clip-on and generally fantastic? Well, Logitech is trying to take us back to the days when you snapped a cam onto your machine to do your video-calling, and has released the QuickCam Vision Pro Webcam for Macs. It's got Carl Zeiss optics, a voice-coil motor for… » 6/24/08 10:30am 6/24/08 10:30am

Stolen MacBook Victim Uses Screen Sharing and iSight to Bust Thieves

A White Plains, NY woman who was the victim of burglary, including her MacBook, used the Back To My Mac screen sharing feature to turn on her webcam and capture images of the unwitting culprits using the computer. As a result, police were able to arrest the thieves and recover most of the stolen goods, which included… » 5/09/08 3:37pm 5/09/08 3:37pm

iPatch Blocks iSights on MacBook, MacBook Pros For Your Prurient Needs

You already know why you need this iPatch to cover up your iMac's iSight—because you do dirty, dirty things in front of your computer—but now the small, molded piece of plastic is form-fitted for your MacBook and MacBook Pro. It works exactly the same as the old version. Just slide it over your iSight when you're… » 1/30/08 1:09pm 1/30/08 1:09pm

Santa Rosa MacBook Pro's Have a 1.3MP Camera Inside

The crafty folks over at Mac Daddy World discovered that the new MacBook Pro's have a different iSight inside. The new version, manufactured by Micron, outputs images to a much improved 1280x1024. Although iApps, like iChat, don't yet take advantage of the increased resolution they're still stuck in VGA. But an… » 6/27/07 6:20pm 6/27/07 6:20pm

MacWorld Keynote 2007: Not Much Hardware to be Found?

Looking back on that revelation about European journalist not being shipped to London to watch the Keynote, we've come to the conclusion that there's going to be only a few hardware items released on Tuesday. Why? Because if there were new hardware—MacBooks, updated Mac Minis, new Cinema Displays—the Europeans would… » 1/05/07 7:20pm 1/05/07 7:20pm

Apple Cinema Display Rumors: Loaded with HDCP-safe HDMI, Bigger LCDs,…

Deep inhale. The Apple Keynote is 2 weeks away. And that means the Mac rumors are spinning up like a carnival vomitron reaching its apex. Here's a roundup of the super imaginary monitor the rumor sites have dreamt up, sparked up by the expectation of the iTV set top box. Without further ado, or proof, please put on… » 12/25/06 7:47pm 12/25/06 7:47pm

Protect Your MacBook: iSight Pics of Failed Logins

Here's a nice trick to take iSight snapshots from your Apple machine whenever someone registers a failed login. Whether your wife's trying to break into your machine to read your emails to your mistress, or some punk's made off with your MacBook Pro when you weren't looking, knowing who was trying to access your data… » 12/13/06 3:00pm 12/13/06 3:00pm

Huckleberry Uses Mirror to Make MacBook More Versatile

Here's an idea straight out of a prison movie: the Huckleberry, which can turn your MacBook into a video camera. You know how prisoners use hand mirrors to see people in the next cell? That's how the Huckleberry works, using a small mirror to let you use that little iSight camera on the MacBook as a forward-facing… » 10/11/06 11:35am 10/11/06 11:35am

Is the Apple iSight Getting An Upgrade Soon?

Is the venerable Apple iSight getting a much needed upgrade in the next two months? The estimated ship date on the Apple Store for the webcam says "October", but it's hard to believe that so many people would be interested in one seeing as only two models of Apple computers—Mac Pro and Mac Mini—don't have iSights… » 8/30/06 6:15pm 8/30/06 6:15pm