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Making your MacBook a home station

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Well there a few steps in this long COVID-19 isolation to make your MacBook Air a nice workstation. This has gotten much easier with the advent of USB C and televisions that works monitors, but here are all the pieces that you need: I will put on tongfamily but does your computer have usb c….

Saving dollars with T-mobile

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It’s amazing what they don’t tell you, but if you are a T-mobile customer some promotions that can save you money. The best way to do this is to periodically troll through the billing menus: Quibi is free for a year. You have to go to one line and it activates for all. And yes,…

Qi Charger Buying Guide

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Well now that I’m spending so much time at home (who isn’t), there always seem to be some things that were optional but which seem like necessities. One of them is never having to plug your phone in. So with Qi chargers getting so cheap, it makes sense to have one on every desktop. Here…

Argh Airplay 2 is still broken for streaming audio and video

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Well, for a long time I’ve been using Rogue Amoeba (a great name!) Airfoil. This plugs itself into the Mac sound system and lets you stream content to just about everything. From Chromecast, to anything else. Apple introduce Airplay 2 which does the same thing. This works at the application level. That is if you…

IPad Pro 2020 and Magic Keyboard for iPad

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Well, in a break from COVID-19 news, I’m using an iPad Pro 2018 with Folio Cover and I must say it works pretty well. You can’t quite use it as a Mac replacement mainly because the applications aren’t quite there. Some of the things that don’t work are writing software on it as there are…

Marketing in time of crisis

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Had a great conversation with Yohai, Micah, Rebecca and Tim over a Zoom cocktail party yesterday. The conversation rolled around to how does one talk about oneself and ones company in difficult times. While it’s tempting just to stop all marketing as no one is going to buy things. And organic traffic is way down…

AirPod Pros

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Hat tip to link.medium.com/xGVmJPWus1 Yes they cost a ridiculous $250 for a set of tiny earphones but I can’t wait to try them. The noise cancelling seems like a great feature. The current AirPods are super convenient. I just love how that convenient they are. The pairing just seems to work. So convenient they are…

Mac mini will not USB install mountain lion

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Well one of our trusty Mac mini suddenly wouldn’t boot. One of the problems with doing a time capsule system restore is that u restore the bugs too. In this case it seemed like a disk corruption. Rather than fix and limp along decided a clean install was the right thing to do. But putting…

Apple Airport Client Performance

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Apple – Support – Downloads – AirPort Utility 5.3.1 for Leopard. Wow, incredibly hard to find, but the Airport Utility let’s you look at individual client performance. Very cool, but impossible to find but it shows you the nominal bit rate of the link I think that is active and changes over time. !<https://www.tongfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/airport.jpg! here…

Entourage and iCal Duplicate Removal

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Apparently, these are well know problems with Entourage putting duplicates everywhere. There is even a FAQ topics on “duplicates”:http://www.entourage.mvps.org/faq_topic/duplicates.html thanks to “Joe”:http://bigmountaindesign.com for the pointer. Now maybe I can get rid of the 30 entries for St. Patricks Day in my calendar. There is a simlar set of utilities of iCal that google:”ical duplicates” and…

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