Category Archive: Hardware

Jun 08

A RAM upgrade is the best thing you can do

What_is_RAM

Overtime a computer seems to slow down, and sometimes this can happen not because it has a fault of any kind, but rather because your demands on the Mac have increased. An upgrade of the OS, a new application or a new hobby that sees you using iPhoto more and more will all slow the Mac down. So …

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Mar 11

Don’t reset your modem

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If the Internet was reliable and some large ISPs took more responsibility for the service they provide I would be out of a job. The number one issue I deal with is email and web browsing and 90% of the time it’s the ISP that needs to fix something at their end. Unfortunately when clients …

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Dec 07

Places to remove files from your hard disk

If you put a hundred Mac technicians into a room and asked them if you should defragment your hard disk some of them would say ‘no’ some would say ‘absolutely’  and the rest would shuffle about nervously biting their lips and looking skyward. The truth is the answer is a divided one. There is no …

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Nov 17

A Macbook for $150.00

Baby Chickens

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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