March 14, 2009
Andy Ihnatko and Scott Bourne have started a new podcast called Managing Your Digital Life found at mydl.me . According to the website :
“The Managing Your Digital Life Podcast & Blog is your destination for information on how to deal with all the electronic stuff you accumulate during your daily life. Were here to answer questions like: What sort of hard drive should I buy? How do I create a backup plan? Whats the difference between backup and archive?
Well provide tips, tricks, news and reviews relevant to the most up-to-date storage, backup and archiving systems. Our goal is to help you take care of, manage, access and safely store/backup all your precious homework assignments, videos, photos, databases, music files and more.”
This sounds like a great podcast and I’m looking forward to it. The first episode is due out April 1, 2009.
Be sure to go to : www.mydl.me for more informaiton
November 9, 2008
I have always been a huge fan of the 12″ Powerbook that Apple produced a few years ago. Once they made the transition to Intel chips, the 12″ was left to memory with only a 13″ Macbook left to satisfy the the small form factor need. Fast forward a few years and the deign genius’ at Apple introduced a lightweight version called the MacBook Air. Although they did trim the weight and thickness of the Macbook, they still stuck with a 13″ screen. Now the MacBook Air is very light, but still quite large if you need to carry it for hours at a time. We need a small, lightweight netbook that runs OSX. (more…)
January 16, 2008
Apple announced a new line of portable computers during Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at MacWorld San Fransisco today, the MacBook Air. The new line is a complement to the existing MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. Features of the new portable include being “the world’s thinnest notebook,” at 0.16″ to 0.76″ – thinner than the the thinnest part of a Sony TZ series laptop. Screen size is an LED backlit 13.3″ widescreen with a magnetic latch. The MacBook Air keyboard is MacBook-like, but with an ambient light sensor. The new machines feature a multi-touch trackpad, allowing the user to double-tap and move. Rotate a photo by pivoting your index finger around your thumb, as well as pinch & zoom. Additionally there’s a 45 Watt MagSafe power adapter, a Micro-DVI out as well as Audio Out, 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR.There’s a 1.8″ hard drive for storage - either 80GB standard, or a 64GB SSD as an option. Intel shrunk the size of the Core 2 Duo chip by 60% to fit in the new machine. Battery life is approximately 5 hours. No optical drive is on the MacBook Air, but a SuperDrive accessory is available for $99. There’s also new software being released that allows the portable to “borrow” a Mac or PC’s optical drive. All models feature 2GB of memory standard.The case is fully aluminum (good for recycling), the first fully mercury and lead free display, circuit boards are BFR free, and retail packaging are 56% less volume than a MacBook.The new MacBook Air starts at $1799 is available for pre-order today, and is expected to be shipping in two weeks.
Check out www.mac-4-less.com for deals on all Macs!
January 8, 2008
Apple today revised the MacPro and XServe with a new architecture and the recently released Penryn Processors. The Mac Pro combines two 45-nm Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2GHz and up to 4TB of internal storage. The standard 8-core configuration starts at $2799.
“The new Mac Pro is the fastest Mac we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With 3.2 GHz 8-core Xeon processing, a 1600 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz memory, the new Mac Pro uses the fastest Intel Xeon architecture on the market.”
The new Mac Pro features the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors based on 45nm Intel Core (Penryn) microarchitecture running up to 3.2 GHz, each with 12MB of L2 cache per processor. According to Apple, the 1600 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM memory achives a 61 percent increase in memory throughput.The new Mac Pro comes standard with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB of video memory. This also means great deals are coming on the Xeon line check out MacMall.com – The #1 Apple Direct Reseller for details. For deals on all Macs, check out http://Mac-4-Less.com
January 7, 2008
Pros: Fast, Easy to use, VMWare Desktop users will like this
Cons: Learning Curve for some Keyboard functions & Media Handling
Parallels Desktop is one of the best products I have found for my Macbook Pro. I purchased my first Intel Mac with some hesitation because at first there appeared to be no good PC emulation. Microsoft’s product does not work on Intel Macs and performs very poorly on my Power Mac G5. I discovered Parallels Desktop and I’ve been in love with it ever since.
I was able to quickly – even faster than some PC’s I’ve used – to load Windows XP Professional and other versions of Windows with ease! It’s awesome and for users of VMWare Workstation on the PC you’ll slip right in and feel very comfortable.
This product has eased my switch to the Mac and now I can run some PC only products like Microsoft Project and Visio under this emulation and have all the software I want to use, etc.
If your serious about switching to the Mac and still need a Windows product now and again Parallels is definitely the way to go. You can use it for productivity, etc. Training for that next Microsoft Certification exam, etc.
The only minor issues is getting used to some of the keyboard functions and special keys. Also handling some media between the Mac OSX and PC emulation is something you have to learn to work thru, but it’s not a big show stopper. You get used to it after a while.
Here’s a great deal I found for Parallels:
Buy Parallels Desktop for Mac and get $20 Apple Gift Card for free!
June 5, 2007
If you change to a glossy screen :
This only works if you keep the other options standard. Weird.
May 27, 2007
We all know it was announced, however I have proof its currently in production…
I was at Universal Studios this week and this is what I found. My mission was to get into stage 42. The stage number is pretty appropriate too.
This is as close as I got.
You can find more info about the US version of the IT Crowd at :
September 29, 2006
The Nokia E62 is now available on Cingular’s website. I have had the Nokia E61 for a few months now and love it! Now the E62 lacks WiFi however, I find myself not using that as much as I thought I would.
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