This video (courtesy of CBC, and Rossmann Repair Group) shows how a free 5-minute repair can cost thousands of dollars at the Apple Store. Bottom line: Always get a second opinion, and avoid the Apple Store.
The following copy is taken directly from Apple’s website: Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured—or longer where required by law. Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products. I’m […]
For the first time in years, Consumer Reports has decided to not recommend the new MacBook Pro. I couldn’t agree more. Since the passing of Steve Jobs, it seems that Apple’s hardware, software, and overall business has been in a downward spiral. Apple Maps, iCloud, password issues, hardware problems, third-party incompatibility—the list goes on and […]
iCloud will back up a few things on your computer—photos, contacts, calendars, etc. But, it iCloud is not a comprehensive backup solution for your whole computer. Here’s a list of what iCloud actually backs up. iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview You need to back up everything on your computer—not just a few bits of […]
You can export events and friends’ birthdays from Facebook into calendar programs like Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. Just follow the tutorial below. How do I export my events or friends’ birthdays?
Winclone is the most complete solution for protecting your Boot Camp Windows system against data loss. Winclone is the most reliable cloning solution when migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. The all new Winclone Backup feature provides scheduled, incremental snapshots of the Windows User folder for retrieval of earlier versions or deleted data. Features: […]
Apple introduced Mac OS X’s Spotlight 11 years ago – and it still doesn’t work very well. Luckily, many third-party companies have released file-search/app-launcher alternatives that work better. Here are three alternatives that I highly recommend. Quicksilver Find Any File EasyFind
Apple’s Spotlight desktop search program has been around for over 10 years (since Mac OS X v10.4), and still continues to be one of the worst search engines for Mac OS X. One would think that the actual OS developer would be able to create the best search software – unfortunately, that’s not the case. Spotlight […]
Thinking about purchasing Apple TV? Think again. While it’s nice to have Apple TV (somewhat) integrate with your Apple products, you’re still locked in the “Apple” world. Here are just some of the limitations: Incompatible movie formats Low-functionality interface Movies rented on Apple TV must be watched on Apple TV Search box only searches the […]
The web browser battles seem to never end. For basic functionality, they all serve the same purpose. Check out the current (and past) browser usage statistics. Web Browser Usage Statistics However, I think Google Chrome is the best browser. It’s fast, updates automatically, and integrates well with your GMail account. It also has an extensive […]