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08/07/11

Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed

  11:35:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed
As a followup to my Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed rant, I went to the Apple Store today to check what's up with the Mac Mini 2011... Apparently, the Nvidia chipset has been replaced with an Intel chipset that is now capable of 6 Gigabit/second transfe… more »

08/06/11

3 displays on a mac mini

  02:47:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
3 displays on a mac mini
While many are happy with 2 displays attached on their computer, I actually don't quite like having to look either to the left or to the right when I'm working on something... I want a display right in front of me and I want additional displays on the s… more »

10/21/10

Mac OS X Lion Full Screen Apps on multiple displays?

  02:34:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
As showcased in Steve Jobs "Back to the Mac" presentation today, I welcome the trend towards full screen apps on the Mac. Having windows of different apps overlapping was just a daily receipe for A.D.D. waiting to happen... However the one thing I'm co… more »

08/20/10

Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed

  04:53:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed
I was looking into upgrading my 2006 Mac Mini (serving as a media server) with a 2010 model, just to get a bigger hard drive... and also a faster one! Now, according to this guy, the Mac Mini 2010 still comes with a stinky slow old SATA-1 drive, just a… more »

01/20/10

How to automatically start playing movies in QuickTime X

  01:58:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Apple has removed that features in Snow Leopard and QuickTime X has no preferences panel to enable this. So you need to go through the command line to get it back... In Terminal, copy/paste: defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen… more »

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