Category Archives: Mac

A Walk Through Computer History at the Living Computers Museum + labs

Today, I took a stroll down technology memory lane and visited the Living Computers Museum + labs in Seattle, WA.  This museum houses working computers from the 1960’s through today.  By “working”, I really mean that they are powered up and you … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi Calling: A Primer

Do you have problems making or receiving cellular calls at your home or office?  Do you have to stand at the end of your driveway and face east to initiate a call?  Would you like to improve the sound quality … Continue reading

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OS X Lion: Fix – Restore Windows When Re-opening Applications

One of the most annoying features I have found in OS X Lion is that when an application is restarted, by default, it tries to reload all of the previous windows that had been open.  For example, if I have … Continue reading

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The New iPad: Initial Thoughts and Data Plan Information

It has finally been announced!  The “New iPad”. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the naming convention, but the device specifications seem to have been well accepted. I don’t believe Apple went beyond what has been expected, but they … Continue reading

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Secure Shell: Part 1- The Basics

In our technological infancy, no one really was very concerned about security. Use of the telnet application was the common method used to establish text-based connections to remote systems. The downside of telnet is that all of the traffic (usernames, … Continue reading

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Apple Upgraded the AirPort Utility to 6.0 for Lion Users: A Blessing or a Curse?

I always thought that one of the negatives of using Apple products in my network was the fact that you could not configure them through a browser.  All other consumer-grade routers that I am aware of provide a browser-based network … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Interesting, But Not An iPad Killer

Yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire.  It is a 7″ (1024 x 600 resolution) Android-based tablet PC with multi-touch capabilities, 8 GB of storage and Wi-Fi, weighing in at 14.6 ounces.  The price of the device is $199 and it … Continue reading

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Mac Upgrade Warning: Lion No Longer Supports PowerPC Applications

Itching to upgrade to Apple’s latest OS:  OS X Lion (10.7)?  You may want to do a bit of investigation first.  Some older applications that require Rosetta, will not work after your upgrade. Rosetta is a piece of software developed … Continue reading

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FIX: Apple’s Lion Changes Default USB Mouse Scrolling Behavior

I have loaded Apple’s Lion (10.7) on several machines so far. One of them uses a basic USB scroll mouse while the others are using Magic Mice. For several minutes, I thought I was losing my mind as I attempted … Continue reading

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Roxio Toast 11 Titanium: A Classic Blunder in Software Design

As many of you know, I’m an avid user of TiVo.  The time has come for me to begin converting some of my saved videos to other formats that can be used with my other devices like the iPad, iPhone … Continue reading

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