Category Archive: Hardware

Dec 04

There is an answer to slow internet

fast internet

If you live in the ACT there is a pretty good chance that you hate your internet. It is slow. It crashes. It is good for – maybe – browsing the web for a few minutes before it grinds to a halt completely. It would actually be quicker to fly to Sydney, get a cab …

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Dec 04

It is farewell to the Airport router

Time capsule

I don’t know why this bothers me so much but the recent news that Apple are (if the rumours are true) halting production of the Airport Router (Time Capsule, Extreme, Express) has left me feeling rather dazed. These are excellent products. They are easy to setup, a joy to administer and they are a work …

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Jul 08

Off Site Backup

External hard disk

If you have been visiting this website for any length of time you will have probably gathered I have something of a bee in my bonnet about backup. Backup is probably the single most important thing you can do for your Mac and yet there are those that still don’t do it. Or do it but …

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Apr 17

iPhone SE is better than you might think.

A kitten seeing its reflection

When the iPhone 6 was released in 2014 users of the Apple flagship device drew a collective sigh of relief and when the 6 Plus was released iPad users wondered what the hell was going on. However, regardless of the opinions and press attention –  negative or otherwise – each device attracted it was generally decided …

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Feb 21

Is your mac getting too old to repair

old mac

  Generally an old iMac isn’t worth repairing. If your hard disk goes that is OK because hard disks and SSD’s are freely available from third party dealers but other big ticket items like video cards, power supplies and mainboards all come from Mr Apple. The issue there, even if you decide that $300 wasn’t …

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