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Apple releases iOS 5 – everything you need to know

Apple releases iOS 5 – everything you need to know

| October 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

As promised, Apple dropped iOS 5 to everyone this morning. This new update to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad brings a lot of new features to Apple’s mobile devices, some which were sorely needed. Custom messaging ringtones Originally, iOS only allowed you to assign ringtones to people in your address book. Now you can assign […]

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Automatically checking site updates with the Check4Change plugin for Firefox

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have to admit that I’m not a Firefox user on my Mac, but on Windows I use IE for one thing: to download Firefox. However, last night when Apple had a link on their site to the new iTunes 10.3 download which brought you to a page which actually linked to 10.2.2, I was […]

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How to convert HD-DVD movies into something you can watch

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

When HD-DVD and Blu-Ray were announced, I was all over those technologies like emulsion on film. I’ve always been a movie fan, even collecting 35mm prints back in the laserdisc days because I wanted the best possible presentation of my favorite films that I could get. Fast forward more than a decade later and we […]

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How to fix your slow DNS problem with Mac OS 10.5 and the Verizon Actiontec router

How to fix your slow DNS problem with Mac OS 10.5 and the Verizon Actiontec router

| January 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A while back when I first got my Verizon FiOS hooked up, I was thrilled to death. The connection was blazing fast and had a rather fat pipe of 35/35 to go with it. One day, my Mac OS 10.5 system started acting strange. If I’d use any app to go to any site on […]

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The Playstation 3 is a badass media player

The Playstation 3 is a badass media player

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Back when Blu-Ray players were upwards of $1000, the Playstation 3 was one of the best Blu-Ray players on the market. What some people may not know is what multimedia functions the Playstation 3 has. I’ve always loved movies and I wanted to recreate the theater experience at home, and not just for watching the […]

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How to disable the Windows Automatic Updates dialog

How to disable the Windows Automatic Updates dialog

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the detriments of working in a corporate environment is that sometimes you have Windows security updates forced upon you at rather inconvenient times. For me, it’s usually right in the middle of fixing a hot problem, this Dialog Box From Hell pops up in your face: Not only does this thing popping up […]

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How to get an Aero Glass Command Prompt in Windows Vista/7

How to get an Aero Glass Command Prompt in Windows Vista/7

| August 16, 2010

A few years ago, I was very heavy into the Windows XP GUI mod community. There was one thing I always wanted to do and that’s create a translucent Command Prompt like you can do in Mac OS X. The problem was that there was no perfect way to do it. The one mod that […]

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Things to remember when switching ISPs

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s not very common for people to switch ISPs on a whim. Once you’re locked into an ISP in your area, it could be time consuming and costly to switch. It wasn’t until I recently switched from Comcast to Verizon that I realized how many services and web sites I signed up with my Comcast […]

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Blogging on the iPad

Blogging on the iPad

| April 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

The time I’ve been spending with my iPad has been sporadic at best. I love the thing, but my schedule doesn’t allow me to use it as much as I had hoped over these last few weeks. This past weekend, I finally had a chance to sit down with it and write a single blog […]

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Adding a folder to your Finder sidebar in Mac OS X

Adding a folder to your Finder sidebar in Mac OS X

| March 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

I try to keep everything I have on my computer as organized as possible. One thing I like to do is organize where all my images go for certain uses. I keep all the images I use for my blog posts in one folder called “Blog Pictures” so that I know where they live if […]

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