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Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

It's unknown why, at the moment, the teams at Sony and Panasonic have decided they'd like to keep the standard-sized optical disk (CD-sized, that is) alive, but they've announced just that this morning. In an effort to create next-generation professional-use disks with capacities of at least 300 GB, these teams will join forces here and now. Their aim is to create this new media by the end of 2015.

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New iMac and Mac Pro models could ditch optical drives

New iMac and Mac Pro models could ditch optical drives

Apple refreshed its line of notebooks at WWDC in June, but the Mac Pro and iMac were left out of the festivities. Apple later confirmed that updates for both machines were on the way, and now Apple Insider has discovered references to new models after digging around inside some configuration files. When examining the Boot Camp files, references to several unreleased Mac Pros and iMacs were discovered, with the specific model numbers listed in a place that indicates they may not come with optical drives.

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Apple May Do Away With Boxed Software

Apple May Do Away With Boxed Software

Apple’s Mac App Store might be the main source of purchasing software for Apple customers in the future. The success of the Mac App Store’s launch could be ushering an era where Apple will only carry digital copies of software in their retail stores.

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