Archive for the 'Mac Tips' Category

ANDY IHNATKO: Avoid the loony Zune! And tell others!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

ok Andy – I will follow the advice given in your Sun-Times article… Avoid the loony Zune! (,CST-FIN-Andy23.article) November 23, 2006 BY ANDY IHNATKO Y es, Microsoft’s new Zune digital music player is just plain dreadful. I’ve spent a week setting this thing up and using it, and the overall experience is about as pleasant […]

DHCP and Windows XP

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

DHCP and Windows XP Setting up TCP/IP Begin by opening the Windows XP Control Panel. Click the Start button, then select Control Panel. Click on the link labelled Network Connections to see a list of your network connections. Double-click on the icon labelled Local Area Connection to configure your network connection. (Note: If you do […]

iPod Killer: Microsoft Zune? ROTFLPMP!

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

OK - so Microsoft releases it’s ace-in-the-hole, the new iPod killer, handheld music device called the ZUNE. Now, I’ll pass on the fact that “Zoune”, in French, is slang for female genitalia. Right from the start we’ve got some bad marketing research… The Motley Fool has a brief article about it that you can read […]

AnandTech: Apple’s Mac Pro – Upgrading CPUs, Memory & Running XP

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Weeks have passed since Apple’s announcement of the Mac Pro, and while we wanted to conclude our look at the Mac Pro much earlier, like many Mac Pro users we ran into some serious performance issues under Windows XP. With the Mac Pro performance issues resolved and some more time with the system under our […]

the pickle’s Low-End Mac FAQ

Friday, August 11th, 2006

A great source of information on older (and I mean OLDER!) Mac models is available at The Pickle’s Low-End Mac FAQ Which is “..proudly featuring a complete lack of JavaScript and full compatibility with those low resolution screens.” A FAQ for facts, and just the facts…

Stolen Mac? Stolen hardware Registration site

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Help to prevent the trade of stolen Macs: You can register your hardware as stolen in Second Hand Mac ‘Stolen hardware Registration’. Check the serial number of the hardware before you buy. You should find it on the label, often under the computer or in the battery bay of laptops. You can get that number […]