Last week I had a hard disk crash. If you’ve had a hard disk crash you may know it can take a day or two to get things up and running again, a day or two that I didn’t have. I was flat our trying to get away on holidays before Christmas. Thankfully, I have a Promise…
You may not know that USB Thumbdrives come in different formats. This article explains why this matters and how to format a USB drive into the format that you want.
Some SSD drives are crashing in Yosemite do to an issue with something called ‘TRIM’. Thankfully if you followed the method in my article entitled “How to speed up your mac with a Solid State SSD Drive” you will not have this problem. But if you have used an SSD that needs TRIM, read on to…
We recently moved to a small farm and we have been looking at our soil biology under a microscope. It was hard to see clearly so we bought a ‘Celestron’ Microscope camera (model #44421) from Amazon for about $40. The packet doesn’t specify that it works with Apple computers, but it does and is very simple to use. It plugs into…
After much speculation the Apple Watch was released today and… it’s a watch!
Over the past few weeks I’ve measured the EMF levels of various Apple devices using a hand-held RF field strength meter. (It measures frequencies from 50MHz to 3.5GHz). I measured EMF levels of an Apple iPhone, iPad, Mac Mini, iMac, Apple Airport Base station, Apple LCD display, and Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
I’ve just found a new wireless remote to use with presentations in Keynote or Powerpoint. Recently I have purchased a Kensington wireless remote and I’m very happy with it. It appeared in our local Office works store recently for just $29, and it’s on par with the old Logitec remote.
The new Logitech R400 – a bit of a dud!
When you are researching buying a mac there are a few things to consider, one of them is speed.
Black is not the blackest black, there are different blacks, and you need to understand them if you want to get the best out of your printer.
If you have ever designed a colour document on your computer and then printed it out on your inkjet or laser printer you may have noticed that the colours come out slightly different.
Here is how to do a good audio mod on a 4th gen color iPod photo – Apple model number A1099.
Apples fantastic return policy.
You can extend this to a 3 year applecare warranty anytime in the first year – before your original warranty runs out.
If you’ve got an Aluminium Powerbook, (either the last of the G4 models or the new intel mac pro models) they are a great machine (the 15 inch is my favourite) but after a few years the hinge can get loose.
It’s slightly off topic but this is so well done I simply could not resist posting a link to it…
How to fix your Apple mighty mouse.
Christmas lights – my mac is controlling them via virtual pc with lightorama.
How to hook up a second monitor on your macbook.
You might have wondered how to get more RAM on your mac. Apple Memory is different to normal PC RAM, Â so if you go to a cheap PC shop or ebay and buy some memory it probably won’t work in your Apple computer.
There is a problem with the logic board in the Macintosh G4 ibooks. It can appear after a year or more in some machines and the symptom is that after being on for a few minutes, the screen goes black (it looks blank, but the light has gone off) , the fan turns on, and…