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[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,078 views]

OS X Mavericks has lots of cool new features, among my favorites are the new text-to-speech voices. Yes, Siri (aka Samantha) is still in there, but so are some new and even better ones — here is how to get …

iPad, Reviews, how to »

[9 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,197 views]

The iPad is great for doing real work, especially blogging, and even better when you mate it with a keyboard case. With the release of iOS 7, Apple has significantly boosted tablet efficiency by adding support for new iPad keyboard …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 662 views]

Looking to get things done quickly and efficiently on your Mac? Tired of mousing around? Here is a keyboard shortcut that brings up the Mac Emoji character palette with minimal fuss.
Whereas there are a couple different ways to access the …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[28 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 757 views]

Gonna say it again — Apple’s OS X Mavericks rollout, though not perfect, has been pretty darned smooth. However, some folks are reporting that Google Chrome scrolling only functions intermittently after applying the Mavericks upgrade.
And, there seems to some variability in …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,936 views]

Apple’s OS X Mavericks rollout, though not perfect, has been pretty darned smooth. Of the relatively few issues that pop up repeatedly, the Mavericks SMB2 connection problem is perhaps the most vexing. Although there isn’t fix yet, there are workarounds.
The …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,038 views]

Whether you want to be disaster ready or you’re an administrator that sets up lots of Macs, it is good to have a hard copy, or two, of OS X Mavericks. Here is a tutorial on the things you need …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[21 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 782 views]

Does your MacBook sound like a jet engine? iMac fans roaring after a hard drive upgrade? Boot Camp Windows whine? There is a easy and free app to take control of your noisy Mac.
Crystal Idea’s Macs Fan Control (MFC) is …

iTunes, Reviews, how to »

[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 512 views]

Sometimes when Apple does “stuff,” it’s cool and prescient, like killing the floppy in the original iMac. Other times, like MacBooks with no user serviceable parts, not so much. Recently, after updating to iTunes 11.1, many users were left wondering, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Oct 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,743 views]

Delete stubborn files and leave your OS Mavericks Mac smelling lemony fresh! Some files simply will not delete. Sometimes it’s just one and other times your Mac gets stuck “Emptying Trash” for hours. Here are fast and simple ways expunge …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 820 views]

As operating system rollouts go, or not, iOS 7 has been virtually trouble-free — a stunning achievement given the fact that hundreds of millions of people are already using every day. The iOS 7 Messages issue is the one (notably) …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,025 views]

It’s not unusual for Geekbench benchmarks for unreleased Macs to appear on the Primate Labs website. However, whereas Apple has announced a 12-core configuration, today we have news of an 8-core 2013 Mac Pro model running an older (unique?) build …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 579 views]

What is Multipath TCP (MPTCP)? On a very, very basic level it is how connectively should just work — your devices should automatically make the most efficient use of the network connections available. iPhones iPads and/or iPod touches running iOS …

iPhone, Reviews, how to »

[21 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,346 views]

Samsung’s quad-core Galaxy S4 is faster and more powerful than the iPhone 5S and its puny dual-core chip, right? Actually, no. In fact, Apple’s custom-designed A7 processor is much more powerful. So forget about overblown spec sheets overloaded with half-baked …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[1 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 739 views]

Expectations. Whereas SimCity Mac is unplayable for many, though not all, just like the PC version, Bioshock Infinite Mac was expected to great and, a few quibbles aside, has turned out to be great.
While it’s got its share of nagging …

Apps, iOS, Reviews, how to »

[31 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 935 views]

On the face of it, playing YouTube videos in the background on your iPad or iPhone while doing something else should just work. Alas, it doesn’t unless you have Chuck Zou’s McTube for YouTube (free), a near feature-complete YouTube client …