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Apple pushes anti-virus for Macs

For the first time, Apple is recommending the use of anti-virus tools to protect Mac systems. I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner in all honesty. Apple systems are becoming more and more popular and as such they will become a target for the virus makers. The BBC website and The Register site both have more […]

WordPress for iPhone

So I’ve been playing with wordpress again recently as I’ve been doing a blogs project at work. I’m amazed by how many new plugins there are. It makes the blog platform better than many content management systems I’ve worked with. Also since I have an iPhone the wordpress application is a great addition. To complete […]

Apple MagSafe power adapater replacement (free of charge hopefully)

This evening my magsafe was flickering red and green and when I went to check the connection it felt really hot to the touch. When I pulled the cable it came out leaving the magnet attached to the macbook. The cable is burnt through so it was lucky I was here. After a quick search […]

Funniest comment award goes to…

Just because Stephen Fry loves Apple does not mean you need to be bent to enjoy good design. Jon Ive, the Apple design GOD, is married with kids. SUre, they might be photoshopped in but I don’t think so. I love good design and I’m as straight as a fence post. I also enjoy Stephen […]

Windows SP3 on macbook with bootcamp

Looks like the SP3 update wasn’t tested on MacBook’s. I had a few excrutiating attempts to install and always being told I was 4MB short despite having 20GB free. There is not enough disk space on C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$ to install Service Pack 3 Setup requires an additional 4 megabytes of free space or if you also […]

Robert Peston on why Vista is evil

Dear Bill Gates Give me back my weekend. I bought a new Windows Vista laptop – and that’s when the trouble began. My dislike of your new user interface you can put down to the conservatism that comes with advancing years. However having loyally stuck by the galumphing, unaesthetic functionality of your operating systems over […]

Charlie Brooker on why he hates Macs:

“I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don’t use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who earnestly believe in feng […]

Apple Finder tips

By default, Mac OS X’s Finder keeps system files – which generally start with a dot, like .trash – out of your sight. But that makes editing these files extremely difficult or if you want to find one really hard. In the Terminal type: defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder

Win XP and Apple Macs

Exciting news for those of us who need to have a PC for work but would rather use a mac… Win XP to run on Intel Macs

Finally Plaxo is available on Mac

So I can now sync my Mac Address book with my laptop Outlook contacts. Yay!

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