Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 17

A Macbook for $150.00

If you are looking for a cheap (see what I did there?) Mac for the kids or some light surfing you’d be hard pressed to find something better than one of these 2006 (or in a few cases 2009) Macbooks. They have a fresh install of 10.6.8 and iLife. Most come with 2GB of ram …

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Nov 13

How long will your drive last?

The offsite backup company Backblaze (who I fully endorse by the way) recently revealed some very interesting statistics about their hard disks. You see luckily for us Backblaze use over 25,000 domestic quality drives to backup all our data and this gives them a unique insight into the life and performance of drives that you …

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Nov 09

New iWork is a joke – but there is hope.

On the 23rd of October Apple did one of the stupidest things they have ever done. They killed the iWork suite of applications just when it was starting to gain traction again the default Office suite. They upgraded them to a point that rendered the suite useless. (Actually this isn’t the first time they have …

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Nov 07

Use Spotlight for more than search

Near the top of my list entitled  “if I had a dollar for everytime I…” is Spotlight – the little hourglass icon that started off as a blue dot in the top right hand screen in Tiger then was later promoted to a sleek grey icon in Lion and beyond. No one seems to know …

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