I take another look at the Mac Pro, and how machines Apple made in 2006 are still owning Macs sold today.
Be very careful how you install Seagate’s drive diagnostic software on Mac, even if downloading from their own web site.
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.
Now that Mountain Lion has shipped, Apple has shipped OS X Server for Mountain Lion. And it comes at a great new price, only $19.99. I think that’s great. What I don’t think is great, is that Apple now refuses to even sell OS X Server for OS X 10.7 Lion. Because of driver bugs, [...]
I’ve tried valiantly, since the day OS X Lion was released, to get used to Versions. And, I can’t take it anymore. I finally penned Apple a passionate request to offer an off switch. I do totally understand why Apple does not want to offer an off switch. Apple wants Mac users to get used [...]
Update: This article was written in early 2012. Since then, there are great apps like MLPostFactor that make good on this prediction. See this article for an example and details. If you’re catching this article via search engines, it’s a follow-up to my previous article on the potential for Mountain Lion to run on machines [...]
HP has finally released a driver for the Officejet 100 Mobile Printer that supports OS X Lion. The now-10.7-compatible printer was one of the last printers in HP’s lineup to gain Lion support. Download: HP Officejet 100 Printer Driver for OS X Lion Version 12.13.20 (Direct FTP Link) Here’s the catch: Unlike nearly every other [...]
Apple and Oracle long ago announced that Oracle would be taking over work on Java for Mac OS X, following Snow Leopard. The OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X was formed, with the intention of offering Oracle’s JRE and JDK for both Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7. Unfortunately, Lion appears to be progressing much [...]
The iMac has a nifty new feature (well, for iMac, anyways). It has both a 2.5-inch drive bay and a 3.5-inch drive bay. Now yes, you can use that 2.5-inch drive bay to house that old hard drive from your PlayStation 3 (before you maxed it out). However, the reason that it is there, is [...]
This is a great case study in explaining new technology to new users. Apple’s glass trackpad makes a lot of sense to people that have been using trackpads for years. Whenever I hand someone a MacBook with one… they take a look at it and are perplexed… sometimes scared. But then I tell them to [...]