Tag: Macbook

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Apple has been much maligned but I don’t know it is a pretty cool customer service company. At 5pm, we discover the trackpad doesn’t work on a MacBook. Fire up the apple store app on the iPhone and make a 730pm appointment. It’s a four year old Mac so out of warranty. Most companies could…

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…

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…

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…