85% of Mac owners also have a PC, 63% own an iPod, and more interesting Mac user facts

Oct 9, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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A study from NPD tells us some interesting facts about Mac owners in the USA, highlights include: * 85% of Mac owners also own a PC * 72% of Mac owners use a notebook / laptop * 66% of Mac owners own three or more computers * 63% of Mac owners own an iPod * … Read More

Enable iPhone MMS

Sep 26, 2009 - 2 Comments
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AT&T iPhone users of 2009 can now officially join the cellular world of 2002, with the ability to finally send and receive MMS messages. You have to upgrade to iPhone 3.1 and download a new carrier file to enable MMS on your AT&T iPhone. After reading so many negative reviews about the iPhone 3.1 update, … Read More

Steve Jobs at his home office in 1982

Sep 25, 2009 - 10 Comments

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” – Steve Jobs Amazing picture and quote from Diana Walker Source: Diana Walker: The Bigger Picture

The Great Incredibly Amazing Remarkable Easy Awesome Apple Keynote

Sep 18, 2009 - 1 Comment

I apologize to everyone that has seen this, but if you haven’t it’s pretty funny. It’s the entire Apple 9-9-09 keynote address condensed into just under two minutes of superlative adjectives. It’s incredible, awesome, easy, better and better, wonderful, remarkable, easy, amazing, awesome, amazing, amazing, easy, great, great, easy, great, amazing, awesome. It’s awesome. Check … Read More

File a Bug Report with Apple Directly

Sep 18, 2009 - 6 Comments

Though the Mac is fairly error free and tends to run much more stable than some of the competitors out there, many of us will find a bug or two in day to day usage anyway. Sometimes the bugs are minor, sometimes they’re fairly major and can dramatically impact how OS X or iOS works … Read More

Apple releases iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch

Sep 9, 2009 - Leave a Comment

In case you somehow missed the news today, Apple has released iTunes 9 available immediately for download, and iPhone OS 3.1 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, also available now. Both updates seem worthwhile and right in line with what the Apple Rumor Mill has been suspecting, although they don’t add anything jaw-dropping in terms … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to be released this Friday, August 28

Aug 24, 2009 - 2 Comments
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

It’s official, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available this Friday, August 28. Confirmed by Apple’s online store, the August 28 ship date is right in line with some earlier predictions. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is basically a finely tuned and optimized version of Mac OS X, it is noticeably faster … Read More

Secure your Mac – How to set an Open Firmware / EFI Firmware Password on system boot

Aug 15, 2009 - 1 Comment

If you really want to lock down your Mac from other users, you can set an Open Firmware (PPC) or EFI (Intel) password that will require a firmware level password immediately upon system boot, prior to Mac OS X being loaded. This is somewhat of an advanced trick and if you accidentally mess something up … Read More

University of Washington offers Certificate in iPhone & Cocoa Development program

Aug 10, 2009 - 1 Comment
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Here’s something that’s bound to be popular. The University of Washington is offering a Certificate program in iPhone Development, the coursework covers Cocoa too but there’s plenty of Cocoa development programs out there so it’s really the iPhone development that makes it stand out. For now the program is only offered at the University of … Read More

How to Check your Mac AppleCare Warranty

Aug 7, 2009 - 3 Comments
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We don’t want it to happen, but there comes a day in all Mac owners lives that their warranty expires, and that date is related to your original date of purchase, give or take the time for any additional AppleCare warranty service you have purchased in addition. So how do you check your Macs warranty … Read More

It’s Oscar night at

Feb 22, 2009 - 5 Comments

If you are like me and struggle to keep up with a years worth of Hollywood releases check out this page at It gives a nice run down of the nominations with direct links to media for each category. The trailers are in HD and make a nice primer for tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony. … Read More

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