Category / mac

  • For Mac users, one of the most popular ways to use Windows is through a virtual machine method because it allows the Mac user to control their Mac OS X operating system while another operating system runs in a separate window. It is an option separate from using Apple’s Boot Camp ability, which allows the […]

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  • Microsoft has added paid storage options to its SkyDrive cloud service. As a result, brand new SkyDrive users get 7 GB of storage for free. Existing users however, (those with accounts as of April 22) can get up to 25 GB of storage for free if they opt to do so. After that, an additional 20 GB […]

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  • I added an SSD drive to my Macbook Pro a few months ago and was amazed at the performance boost I got from it.  I had read before how an SSD truly is one of the best things you can do to truly see big performance gains but I had no idea how much until […]

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  • June 9, 2009 - Don

    Google Chrome for Mac

    You can get an early build of Google Chrome for Mac here.  Use at your own risk! I’ll let you know if it blows up my Mac in my next post…

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  • When I added my 24″ LED Cinema Display to my Macbook Pro, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to make the external display (the bigger one) the primary display with the dock, task bar, etc. Once I figured it out I felt dumb because it couldn’t have been any easier.  Here’s […]

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  • I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently optimizing our ASP.NET application to help improve performance.  After spending time analyzing the code and the database for inefficiencies, it was clear that something needed to be done to minimize the data (reduce the request size) that was being delivered to each user for each page request. […]

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  • Microsoft is offering free downloads of Windows 7′s Beta release.  You can get your copy here.  They were originally going to keep the beta open until sometime in March I think but due to the overwhelming number of people that have signed up they’re going to be ending it very soon (actually according to the […]

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  • As I mentioned last month I was considering getting an Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display to compliment my Macbook Pro.  A few weeks ago when I finally got my fantasy football winnings for this year I pulled the trigger and ordered it from PC Connection.  After checking around with a few places I was pretty […]

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  • January 11, 2009 - Don

    Picasa for Mac, finally!

    Google has finally released a version of their Picasa desktop application for Mac.  I have been waiting for this for a while and it couldn’t come a minute sooner. Our iPhoto library here at home is over 63GB and has almost 16,000 items (photos and movies) and gave me a big scare a few weeks […]

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  • December 12, 2008 - Don

    New Mac Hardware

    Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to get a new laptop.  I really was interested in the Macbook Pro line from Apple but knew they were in the middle of a release cycle so I started to do my homework.  As the months passed rumors started to circulate containing details about the new […]

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