Apple: Is Phone Off That Hard?

I’ll admit it, I don’t use my iPhone as a phone. I use it as a PDA, a data device, as everything but chatting on the phone. I use it on GoPhone Pick Your Plan and plan to cash out my unused airtime after a year. It’s a data device, and after that little trick… […]

Apple Seagate MacBook Drive Headed for Recall?

A British hard drive recovery company believes they’ve found a defect in Seagate 2.5-inch SATA drives shipped in MacBooks. The drives are not specific to Apple, but because Apple is one of the primary companies that ordered the drive, it appears to be hitting Apple systems the most. The drives all shipped with firmware version […]

MS Broadband Cards Enhanced Under Vista

MS Broadband Cards Enhanced Under Vista

Despite Microsoft abandoning sales of its wireless networking gear, it looks like they’ve been enhanced a bit under Windows Vista. First, no more need to install some extrememly-unnecessary junkware in order to get the drivers… Vista just auto-installs them. That was expected however. What was unexpected, was my MN-720 suddenly (and finally) started talking to […]

Toshiba Satellite 5005… The Saga Continues

Toshiba Satellite 5005... The Saga Continues

It happens sooner or later to everyone in the tech industry. They find one laptop or another that they really, really like. If you’ve stumbled onto actively-updated web sites dedicated to really old laptops… you’ve seen a case of this. Even happens on desktop systems, the Macintosh Color Classic being the most common in Japan. […]

Apple Embraces Nvidia ForceWare Drivers

Apple today started posting their first support documents for Boot Camp 2.0. Boot Camp was in beta before the release of Leopard, so Apple only posted minimal documentation. Now that Boot Camp is fully supported, Apple has embraced documenting all most known issues. In doing so, Apple addressed a graphics issue with Nvidia systems. Apple […]

MacBook Gets Non-horrible Graphics

The MacBook will be updated today, depending on the moment, the Apple Store Online may already be listing it.  It’s a minor bump spec-wise from first glance, but on the inside… things get much better for the MacBook. The three main changes are: The Santa Rosa platform (800 MHz Front Side Bus), Dual-layer SuperDrive, and […]

How to Fix Leopard’s Firewall, the iMovie HD Way

Let’s review the iMovie HD Way: 1) Take iMovie ’08 2) Replace with iMovie HD 3) Integrate iMovie ’08 features into next version Here’s how Apple can fix the Leopard Firewall: 1) Take Tiger Firewall 2) Release to Leopard Users 3) Slipstream into future builds Leopard’s firewall takes steps back for no good reason… Tiger’s […]

Leopard Secure VM… Slowdown?

Leopard, by default, enables Secure Virtual Memory. This was done after criticism that Tiger, which also included Secure VM, left it off by default. Some felt that securing virtual memory was necessary to be a modern OS, regardless of computing environment. Now, I’m all for secure computing. But, to be honest, most Macs are in […]