Tag: "mac"

The power of the power button! (or eject key)

The power of the power button! (or eject key)
That on/off button at the top right of the keyboard can do more than on/off...
You might wonder what to do with that Eject key on your Mac keyboard, now that drives with ejectable media are gone... or you may not use your power key to its full potential... Personally, I've been using Ctrl + Eject or Ctrl + Power (depending on… more »

Parallels Desktop 7 with Retina resolution - FAIL! (Screenshots)

Parallels at 2880x1800 with mac set to Best for Retina display resolution
Parallels at 2880x1800 with mac set to Best for Retina display resolution - Click to the the actual screenshot
Parallels has recently announced in a video that their virtualization solution Parallels Desktop for Mac now "takes full advantage of the Retina Display on a Mac". That sounds awesome, but it's not true. It's actually pretty much a lie! :( more »

How to quickly resize pictures on Mac OS X

How to quickly resize pictures on Mac OS X
Oftentimes you want to email some pictures or upload them to a website but your image files are actually too large. I have put together a small Automator App that makes it as easy as 1-2-3 ;) more »

Upgrading all Macs to SSD

Upgrading all Macs to SSD
I recently ordered an SSD drive from OWC and proceeded to replace the stock drive on my good old MacBook Pro (one of the first unibody series). The process was actually easier than I originally thought: just connect the new drive using an universal dri… more »

Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed

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 »