Tag: Macbook

Memorial Day Sales and buying HomePod, AirPod Pro

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Well there are some decent Memorial Day sales, but when you are buying electronics, you also have to pay attention to obsolesce because sometimes the reason for the sale is that they are going to get rid of the product. So with that said, what are some pretty good deals here, so using the MacRumors…

OMG was I hacked or is the hard disk just full

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Think we were hacked on Tongfamily at 5AM this morning. Found that we were stuck at the home page going to the WP install page. There are many “notes”:http://wordpress.org/support/topic/180772/page/2 about this, but it can happen because of a weak password on your FTP or your WordPress admin accounts. I have both and have changed all…

The perfect home theater system using Macbook’s

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Been experimenting with the Macbook’s as a way to drive a home theater. it is actually quite awesome what you can do assuming you really want something easy to use. Here is what I’ve found: # MacBook Pro’s has DVI and can convert to VGA. With older televisions (like my 10 year old Mitsubishi 73903)…

Mac OS X 10.5.4 problems

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Well there is a bug fix release for OS X. Here are the things to watch out for: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (#4): Spotlight problems; random shutdowns; poor performance; more – MacFixIt Spotlight problems Some users have reported Spotlight problems after updating to Mac OS X 10.5.4, a relatively common occurrence with major system updates….

MacBook Air $100 off at Amazon and so are iMac’s

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MacInTouch: timely news and tips about Apple Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone and more… MacBook Air is only $1699 with Amazon’s discount and rebate. Save $55-$105 off the new iMacs: 20-inch/2.4GHz, the 20-inch/2.66GHz or 24-inch/2.8GHz with Amazon savings. Save $75-$180 on other MacBooks and MacBook Pro models, and save on AppleCare, too. Save $150-$380 on the latest…

Could Google Calendar or MobileMe replace Exchange calendaring

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With the announcement of MobileMe, we looked again at whether we can replace Exchange on our backend. The mail is interchangeable and the contacts we have aren’t shared, so the only function we really need is a shared viewable calendar that works online, offline when you are on a Macbook, on a Blackberry and on…

MacBook Air and Belkin 4-port Travel USB Hub

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Well, the MacBook Air has a single USB port and I thought this wouldn’t be too much of a problem because I’d just buy a 4-port travel hub. Little did I realize how often the MacBook Air requires that you plug in directly otherwise things don’t work. So beware, here are the things I’ve found…

Syslogd runaway

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On my Macbook, suddenly syslogd is running away. Seems like http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071030233438149 suggests that this is because of Tie Machine, even though I have it switched off. You can go and kill it with /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor and hopefully the new instance won’t go crazy. In my case, I did this and the new syslogd is still…

Apple ships 802.11n Airport Express and 1Gb Ethernet notebooks

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!<http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/03/15/162634-803.png! “Macrumors.com”://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=454621 says the $99 Airport Express is going to get 802.11n networking. This is a very nice piece of hardware that complements the Time Capsule mainly. You can use it to add a printer to your network (in essence, it converts a USB printer into a network printer), you can use it as an…

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