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News: power management technology, G-RAID Thunderbolt drive, Flashback update, and more!

A report from AppleInsider says Apple are working on new power management technology for future Macs. The basis for the power management technology speculation is a new job position titled "Senior DC-DC Power System Design Engineer", a position based in Apple's Cupertino headquarters in California, and the job description mentions the improvement of power metric performance optimisation with a focus on efficiency. Hitachi has released their G-Technology G-RAID Thunderbolt drives to the public after previewing them at CES, and the Thunderbolt-equipped version of the external hard drive enclosure with Hitachi drives already inside. The G-RAID Thunderbolt drive can be bought in different specs, ranging from 4-8TB of space, and the enclosures themselves have two Thunderbolt ports so you can daisy-chain them with other Thunderbolt devices.  

 

Symantec has released a report on the number of Macs still infected with the Flashback trojan after Apple released a patch for the Java security vulnerability that meant the trojan could be installed without requiring a password from users. The report states 140,000 Macs are still infected, down from the estimated 600,000 before Apple issued the patch (and subsequent Flashback removal tools).

 

It was the Apple II's 35th birthday earlier this week, and TUAW celebrate by posting up a short homage to the machine that ushered in a revolution in home computing.

 

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