The home button is the button on the bottom of your iPhone that takes you back to the home screen. It requires a hard press to make it ‘click’. You can turn on a ‘soft’ equivalent button that appears on your screen. I can think of 3 reasons that you might want a ‘soft’ home […]
In 2015 I wrote this post about installing an SSD drive. Â Back then SSD drives were expensive and the whole process I described was a bit complicated. Now SSD drives have dropped dramatically in price and you can just replace your existing drive with an SSD one. Â I can’t think of any reason why you […]
Lots of people have commented on the possible increase in EMF exposure from Apple AirPods, but how bad are they? I’ve done some measurements with a field strength meter. Â Here is a graph to give you an idea. When youÂ use the new Apple Airpods on a mobile phone call a you are getting approximately 10 […]
When your computer is running a bit slowly, how can you tell if getting more memory will help? Â The short answer is that if you have little or no ‘free memory’ or if your ‘page-out’ count is high, then you need more RAM.Â Here’s how to check those two things on any Macintosh running OS X.
Seagate make two external USB drives. Â The Seagate Backup Plus and the Seagate Expansion. Â They are both USB 3 compatible. Â They both come with a three-year warranty in Australia, although in the USA the expansion only has a 1 year warranty. Â The Backup Plus model costs $20 more. Â A lot of reviewers say that […]
TheÂ Apple Â 24 inch LED Cinema display Â and the Apple thunderbolt display have been a Â source of frustrationÂ for many people. Â They flickers, go black, the screens gets garbage on them, the fans turn on and off. Â After reading lots of forums and trying various things I have practically completely eliminated all the flickering on […]
One of the features I use regularly in the display settings of OS X is the adjustment of the gamma setting of my monitor. Â This is useful because it can lighten up dark movies when you are watching them on your Mac. Â The gamma setting is only available in the “expert” mode of display settings […]
LastÂ weekÂ I had a hard disk crash. Â 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. Â I was flat our trying to get away on holidays before Christmas. Thankfully, I have a Promise […]