mini has soldered RAM, Retina iMac teardown, widgets, bootable Yosemite, Ive


The new Mac mini is available now, starting at NZ$749.
The new Mac mini is available now, starting at NZ$749.

New 2014 Mac mini models ship with soldered, non-user upgradeable RAM — According to Macminicolo’s Brian Stucki, the new Mac mini (above) is a “nice upgrade” over previous models, but there are a few drawbacks potential buyers should know about before hitting the “purchase” button. [Price-wise, in my opinion, by the time you add i7, you may as well be getting an iMac with the screen and all.]

iFixit teardown of iMac with 5K Retina display reveals hardware similar to 2013 iMac — The repair and teardown experts at iFixit recently cracked open Apple’s new 27-inch Retina iMac with Retina 5K display. The 2014 iMac model earned an iFixit Repairability Score of 5 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair.
Though it earned a mediocre Repairability Score, iFIxit notes that most components are modular and relatively easy to replace or repair. Owners can upgrade the RAM via a rear access panel and replace the hard drive and CPU with adhesive removal.

Using widgets in OS X Yosemite’s new Notification Centre — With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface. Here’s how to use them.

How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive — Dan Frakes tells you how.

Video of Jony Ive’s full interview with Vanity Fair now available online — The full video of Jony Ive’s recent 25-minute interview at Vanity Fair’s New establishment Summit in San Francisco is now available online. The full video touches on a wide range of topics.