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Five reasons to still love the 13-inch MacBook Pro Classic

Need FireWire or an optical drive? Then the last non-Retina MacBook Pro is for you.

By 29 October 2013


Apple's Thunderbolt FireWire adapter is a one-way connector

While Apple's new adapter can be attached to a computer by its FireWire connection, it will not provide Thunderbolt over FireWire.

By 4 August 2012


Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter now available

Over a month after announcing the adaptor at WWDC, Apple has finally made it available for Thunderbolt users.

By 2 August 2012


LaCie FireWire speakers

They look and sound great, but are best suited to party animals who like a lot of volume.

By 10 May 2007

4 stars Editors' rating 10 May 2007

Typical price: $149.00


Security concerns on Apple's FileVault decryption via FireWire

Since the news of Passware being able to decrypt FileVault over FireWire connections, Mac users might be concerned about the integrity of the security on their computers.

By 3 February 2012


FireWire hits 2 billion ports, still far behind USB

The 1394 Trade Association is touting the success of FireWire ports , saying that the technology has reached the 2 billion ports mark. But that puts it far behind its competitor, USB.

By 14 January 2011


Iomega releases eGo portable drive for Mac

Iomega announces a new eGo portable hard drive made specifically for Macs that offers up to 1TB of storage and supports both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections.

By 11 November 2011


Western Digital My Book Studio (2TB)

If you need a FireWire 800 drive, the My Book Studio gives a good amount of grunt, and is about as Maccy as one can Mac. Now we just need to wait for Apple to pick up USB 3.0, and we can forget about all these disparate interfaces.

By 28 September 2011

4 stars Editors' rating 28 September 2011

Typical price: $229.00


Mac OS X Lion reveals passwords in sleep mode?

Password recovery firm Passware says that Mac passwords can be obtained over Firewire on computers that have enabled automatic login.

By 27 July 2011


Indestructible tech assumes the worst

Whether it's iPad cases, flash drives, or FireWire storage devices, consumer tech designers must think we're a bunch of clods. But maybe we're not the problem.

By 10 May 2011