The Instructional: An external hard drive containing a bootable copy of OS X is probably the most important tool for any Mac technician to have. Whether you're trying to troubleshoot a failed software update or need to install Mavericks onto hundreds of Macs, an external hard drive loaded with OS X can be just what … Continue reading Building an OS X Triage Drive
The BBC has released updated their Android and iOS versions of the popular iPlayer app that now supports Chromecast. While explaining this newly supported platform for iPlayer, Chris Yanda made this bizarre statement about their apparent "lack" of Apple TV support: One of the reasons we decided to support Chromecast was that Apple TV currently … Continue reading The BBC’s oddly-worded statement about Apple TV support makes no sense
I can't believe MacWorld ran a post with such bad advice: If you service Macs on a regular basis, sooner or later, you’ll absolutely need an older Mac OS X installation disc to complete a project that’s due in a very short amount of time. Under normal circumstances, I’m sure you’d be happy to buy … Continue reading Bad Advice from an “Apple Tech”: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs
9to5Mac: Although most users have likely installed OS X 10.9.2 by now, after its release late last month, Apple is providing a reminder to those who haven’t. Laggards like myself who are still running OS X 10.9.1 have begun to see notifications like the one below over the past day, pushing the critical update which … Continue reading Apple pushing reminder to those still needing to install OS X 10.9.2 update
This Twitter back and forth with, amongst others, John Moltz and Merlin Mann is hysterically accurate.
The Instructional: Disk imaging is a highly useful tool if you're wanting to create a whole copy of a volume and restore it back at a later date, either to the same disk or another one entirely. It's an integral part of Disk Utility and, as with partitioning, creating & restoring images can be executed … Continue reading Disk Management From the Command-Line, Part 3
After Google announced their drastic reduction in price for storage, many have questioned how Dropbox might respond.Bradley Chambers: How does Dropbox respond? One thing they need is a great web presence. Dropbox's web interface is for viewing, organizing, deleting, and viewing. With Google Drive, you can create and edit spreadsheets, presentations, and documents. Dropbox needs … Continue reading Regarding any possible response from Dropbox to Google Drive’s price drop