Software Fixing Hardware: A Case Study in the 13-inch MacBook Pro
I take apart the good, bad, and ugly of when you use software to heal hardware.
Windows 8.1 Preview on a Late 2009 MacBook
Making an Old Mac Pro Awesome, 2013 Edition
I take another look at the Mac Pro, and how machines Apple made in 2006 are still owning Macs sold today.
Mac Migration Assistant Doesn’t Disable Time Machine Local Backups
I explain, once again, the biggest security hole on Mac today. And, this time, why you need to watch out each time you get a new Mac, too.
Warning About Seagate Diagnostics & Mountain Lion
Be very careful how you install Seagate’s drive diagnostic software on Mac, even if downloading from their own web site.
Lessons Learned from a Month Off the Social Grid
For at least a full month, I made a conscious decision to cease all social networking. I was busy trying to build a product, but I also learned some things about how and what I was social networking about. I learned some nifty things about what I missed, and what I should not miss doing […]
Preserve Java Preferences.app From Apple’s Update Deletion
If you install the latest Java update, released yesterday, on OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, it will not only delete the Java web-plugin, but it will delete something you didn’t expect… Java Preferences.app. Apple did make note of this, in the security descriptor notes for the update, but nowhere in the notes […]
Starry Night Screen Saver Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
My favorite OS X screen saver… and well, my favorite screen saver for the past two decades, is back for Mountain Lion. Mind Console Productions has quietly updated the port of After Dark’s Starry Night to version 2.0… and restores full Mountain Lion compatibility. If you ran the previous version on Mountain Lion, you’d get […]
Making Sense of Oracle Java 7 for OS X
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.