For too long, my Mac Mini was sluggish. It’s a 2012 model decked out with 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor. But when my 2007 iMac running the bleeding edge Mac OS X 10.11 was snappier than my Mini, I had to dig deeper to see what was going on. I […]
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I definitely didn’t see this one coming. I fired up my dormant iMac, the Mid-2007 model, and updated its software. Mac OS X 10.9 installed fine, so I kept going, recalling that the 10.11 “El Capitan” GM Candidate is available. A long time later, 10.11 is running on a 2007 iMac with 6 GB of […]
Digital hoarders, help is here. Yes, I too have been living with daily messages that my startup disk is almost full. I love my MacBook Air with its speedy solid state drive, but at a mere 256 gigabytes, there’s only so much I can store. Yes, I’ve gotten rid of music files, transitioning to the […]
Yes, once again, Time Machine has saved my bacon. Of all the features and abilities of Mac OS X, Time Machine by far has to be the most “tangible,” sparing so many users from catastrophic data loss. Or like in my case, sparing me a few times. And there I was in that familiar position, […]
Remember times past when the sales of iPods led to Windows users switching to Macs? I wonder if a similar situation will occur with the Apple Watch and the iPhone. Because you need an iPhone to link with an Apple Watch, will this spur more iPhone converts as the Apple Watch gains momentum? And before […]
Back in 1984, that little Mac personal computer started its journey to change the world. Thirty years have past, take a look at its awesome journey.
For sometime, I’ve been looking for ways to expand the ports on my MacBook Air. Mainly, I need a way to get wired Ethernet along with connecting an external monitor. Currently, the MBA’s single ThunderBolt port serves both functions so it’s either wired Ethernet or an external display. There are Thunderbolt expansion docks by Matrox […]
It never hurts to have a bootable disk/USB flash drive to repair a Mac or install OS X. It’s real easy to do using Lion DiskMaker. This app will prep a 8-GB (or bigger) flash drive with everything it needs to install OS X 10.9 Mavericks. You can also build disks that contain OS X […]
I am intrigued. Wizard for Mac. A lot of times I’m fighting with Excel to figure out this kind of stuff. Perhaps…
With a pile of old MiniDV tapes, I wanted to extract the video to my Mac using a Canon Vixia HV30 camcorder. Connected via FireWire, the camera showed up in iMovie 11 but refused to import any of the video. The video would playback on the camcorder screen, but iMovie only showed a blue screen […]
If you’re both a Mac and LEGO fan then this custom LEGO kit is for you. Keep an eye out for instructions to build this set, expected within two weeks. Awesome!
What’s the “first” word defined in the Mac’s built-in Dictionary app? Hit the spacebar in the search field to find out. I accidentally brushed the space bar and was given this Easter egg.