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eGPU is Now Back on older Thunderbolt Macs with Scripts

Apple has officially stopped supporting eGPUs on Thunderbolt 1 or 2 as of 10.13.4. Any TB1/2 Macs that had been using eGPUs previously will not be able to get hold of it as I had previously explained. That being said, the script has already been released to bypass the block.

State of eGPU Support on Coming High Sierras

High Sierra tuned in native support for eGPUs, but recent updates on eGPU support on older Macs are looking grim. If you own a Mac that does have a USB-C port, (or any plain MacBooks) it is very likely your computer does not support Thunderbolt 3. Any Mac with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 ports are…

Blockchain-Based Currency is Not the Money We Know

An introduction to Bitcoin makes it sound so user-friendly and a simpleton business, but elegant with modern encryption, but the actual system design is largely kept a secret like a Death Star. It doesn’t matter how a 100 km-wide space station roams around in space freely and shoot out a laser beam that will utterly…

FBI is Still Nagging Apple for Backdoor Access

Apparently books on iPhone back doors from 2015 is not officially closed for FBI. FBI Director shared the actual stats behind the requests last Sunday, around 6,900 devices. Following the Texas shooting, FBI once again shared its frustration that the bureau was unable to decrypt the shooter’s phone. Although the law enforcement did not disclose…

Water Cooling in Mac Should Never Happen

Cooling is probably one of the candidates of “all-things” field in any PC threads. It’s either the cooling or things will lead to cooling eventually. Overclocking on existing hardware obviously leads to cooling, and building a new PC from scratch also starts with some cooling in mind. Aesthetics, one that Apple fanboys are usually accused of,…

High Sierra Second Public Beta is Here

Second public beta of High Sierra with rather grim news. Aside from obvious bug fixes, eGPU.io confirmed High Sierra is more confining than that Sierra is and was. The drivers aside from Radeon RX 470/480/570/580 definitely exists in High Sierra and can be found rather easily. My testing showed High Sierra was able to “grab”…

High Sierra Public Beta is Here

Public beta for High Sierra is here, and boy, we didn’t see this kind of mess since Lion. This devastation is only comparable to the first release of public beta OS X Lion, and if you are in for it, you won’t be disappointed. I’m not even sure how developers are supposed to work with…

eBay Sniping Can’t Work, Because Reasons

Apparently there is something called “sniping” in eBay, now taken as a community norm. Does it work? In its essence, yes. Does it work on theoretical level? Not really. Let me lay it out bits by bits. eBay is effectively a proxy auction. (not a dictionary term) There is a software that bids on your…

An Argument For Wireless Audio in iPhone 7

Newest turmoil around iPhone is now the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple, at least Phil Schiller believes it is “courage” to remove headphone jack to move toward wireless future. Several arguments had been made against it, and here are some of them that hold up to criticism. Wires are still prominent way-to-go for high end…

“Colonial Boomerang” Can’t be Worse Choice of Word

ORIGINALLY ON NYT, SEOUL’S COLONIAL BOOMERANG The issue of comfort women is devastating. Let’s leave it there. Because there hasn’t been a single article that dealt the issue with a proper perspective it deserves. It was Americans who decided to give Japan a slack in American military court, not Asians nor Europeans, both the victims of…

3DTV Is Announced Dead

We’ve been waiting for it. When will 3D finally be a new standard? Guess what, never. Gizmodo just ran an article based on CES 2015, and apparently the next big thing will be Smart TV, not 3D. Nobody wants a half-baked computer, so I’d say in a couple of years, Smart TV will be announced dead as well.

9 out of 10 million iPhones are affected, Apple says

This is actually getting funny. Apparently Apple only had received 9 complaints so far as to the bending issue of new iPhone 6+. And unlike what the internet has suspected, iPhone 6 is durable enough to withstand the “bending.” Here’s my question though: If there’s people who can put a bigger phone in their front pocket, how big is their pants supposed to be? The claim was iPhone 6+ bent in the front pocket from everyday usage. I couldn’t get my Galaxy Note 3 in my front pocket, EVER. Most of the people whom I’ve known had their tablets in their…

Apple Bend-Gate Is Coming

I’m sure most of you have already heard of iPhone 6+ is more bendable —or malleable— then any other phones, and customers are crying for Apple’s comment. I couldn’t find any hints on iPhone 6 being bendable, but they are all made out of aluminum, better be prepared. Most likely, Apple’s reply to this “bend-gate” will simply be “we got you free case made out of non-aluminum, so shut up,” just like they did with iPhone 4. Some articles are even pointing out that with the same amount of pressure, phones made out of plastic —usually android smartphone— will simply…

Here Comes the Downhill of Mighty Apple

Is it iPhone 6? iPhone 6 Plus? or iNote? Let’s start with the obvious. Apparently nobody got it right because Apple was working on two iPhones simultaneously. Not only bigger, iPhone 6 plus is now competing against Galaxy Note. For dubious reasons, Apple decided to call it “iPhone,” but it’s not a phone and even Sammy knows it. 5.5″ is simply irrational, why 5.5? Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has 5.1″ screen and Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7″. Meaning, It’s bigger than conventional phones, but smaller than portable tablets. If anyone cares to recall Steve Jobs on Keynote for the first…