Archive for March, 2009

Apple likely to introduce new Xserves

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Apple likely to introduce new Xserves in a few weeks. Expect big performance boost and power usage decrease: http://tinyurl.com/d2jsww

Retrospect for Mac 8.0 was rel…

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Retrospect for Mac 8.0 was released this week. Still no PowerPC support. http://tinyurl.com/7ofqpn

Congrats to @tweetcongress on …

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Congrats to @tweetcongress on their SXSW web award! Great site!

Kutiman mixes YouTube.

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Kutiman mixes YouTube. This is just awesome: http://thru-you.com/#/videos/

Does Your MacBook or MacBook Pro Seem to Run Hot?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Here are a few tips that we give our clients when they ask us if it’s normal that their MacBook or MacBook Pro is blistering their thighs:

1.  Do not put your MacBook or MacBook Pro directly on your lap.  The correct nomenclature these days is “notebook computer” instead of “laptop” for that very reason.  Putting your MacBook or MacBook Pro on your lap prevents air from circulating underneath it.

2.  Do not put your MacBook or MacBook Pro on a pillow, comforter, carpet or any other soft surface.  Soft material can block the airflow vents.  Instead, put your MacBook or MacBook Pro on a flat, hard surface like a table or desk, so that air can pass through it.  Alternatively, you can get a “lap desk,” which, as Macworld will tell you, doesn’t have to be anything super fancy or expensive.

3.  If possible, put your MacBook or MacBook Pro on a CoolPad, which increases the air space under your machine by lifting it up on adjustable risers, and also allows you to shift the height of of your screen so that it is positioned at a more comfortable height.

4.  Monitor your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s temperatures with iStat pro.  This widget is free to download and lets you keep an eye on all aspects of your machine.

*Big thanks to our superstar tech James for his input on this post.

Recycling old cell phones or iPods?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Recycling old cell phones or iPods? Fill out a form here and print out a prepaid mailing label: http://tinyurl.com/2nuj9k

Safari 4 Beta Tweaks

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Safari 4 beta has been out for almost a week now, and it seems like most people are enjoying the changes.  There have been reports of bugs (not unexpected) and some people have come up with tweaks to revert back to certain features of Safari 3.

I’ve listed a few of the most reported tweaks and bug fixes here:

Return the circular page load progress indicator that vanished in Safari 4.

Fix Growl-related crashes (e.g., Mail.app).

Restore Safari 3 “in window” tabs.

And if you don’t want to deal with Terminal, this site has a “Secret Safari 4 Menu” that is worth checking out.

Do not taunt the angry cat! Angry Cat Simulator App

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Do not taunt the angry cat! Angry Cat Simulator App for iPhone. Possibly entertaining. http://www.angry-cat.com/


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