The truth about external FireWire and USB drives

Fri, Aug 21, 2009


For years, Mac fans have known that you must have a FireWire external drive for it to be bootable. We have purchased a few FireWire drives, but lately they seem to be harder to find, especially ones with a cooling fan. Our article on the Antec MX-1 enclosure (USB 2.0 and eSATA) forgot to mention […]

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WordPress 2.8 is out

Mon, Jul 6, 2009


Time again to upgrade your WordPress blog. Version 2.8 is AOK.  Just remember to deactivate your plugins, do the auto upgrade, and if you have “fatal error” issues re-activating your plugins, try them one at a time.  Good luck!

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Solution to MacBook Pro that won’t wake from sleep

Sun, Mar 1, 2009


We have found so many forums with owners of MacBook Pros ( MBP ) suffering from the following issue: 1. The MacBook Pro goes to sleep either by closing the lid or just by virtue of time. 2. Upon trying to wake the MacBook Pro, you get a black screen with or without the spinning […]

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Solution: iTunes 8 error -3256

Wed, Jan 21, 2009


We were getting this iTunes 8 error: An error occured while connecting to the remote speaker “XYZ”. An unknown error occured (-3256). We use a 3G iPhone running the app “Remote” to connect to iTunes and control the music. But we couldn’t connect to our Airport Express speakers over the wireless network. The solution? Open […]

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Mac epiphany

Sat, Dec 13, 2008


Perhaps I should categorize this post under “Things that make you go hmmmm”. My wife has always been a PC person. She is an Assistant Principal, and is close to a power user with Outlook, Internet Explorer, Excel, Word, all the usual suspects. She has always preferred the PC and has used my Macs with […]

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