Tag Archives: Apple

OS X Mavericks on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

After getting back from the OTN Nordic Tour 2013, I figured it was time to give OS X Mavericks a go. I’m currently using a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009). It’s a little long in the tooth, but it has 8G RAM and a 256G SSD, so it still performs pretty well. At least well […]

MacBook Pro Mid 2009 : Replacing hard drive with SSD…

I’ve had my 13″ MacBook Pro since the mid 2009 refresh and it’s been really reliable. Apart from one brief visit to Apple to replace a noisy fan, I’ve had no worries. A few years ago I upgraded from 4G  to 8G RAM, so I’m not stranger to taking the back off it. Even though […]

UltraEdit 4.0 for Mac/Linux…

UltraEdit 4.0 has been released for Mac and Linux. The downloads are in the usual place. You can see the latest changelogs here (Mac, Linux). Fun, fun, fun… Cheers Tim…

UltraEdit for Linux/Mac v4.0 Beta II

Hot on the heels of the recent UltraEdit v19 release for Windows, comes the UltraEdit v4 Beta II release for Linux/Mac. I’ve just started using it and so far so good. They usually progress through the betas pretty quick. I didn’t have time to install the beta I before this one dropped. Cheers Tim…

Thank heavens for Time Machine…

I was running through my demos for the OTN Tour of Central America and my laptop completely died! <assorted expletives removed for fear of offending readers> I ran through the disk repair utility and it found (and fixed) a number of problems, but still the laptop wouldn’t boot. Time for drastic measures! Next I started […]

AntiVirus Software and Apple Macs…

After a number of recent press stories, especially this one, I finally decided to install antivirus software on my MacBook Pro. I went for the Mac version of Sophos, which is free for home use. My MacBook Pro is a couple of years old, has traveled the world and been on countless networks during that time. With […]

iOS 5 on my iPad1…

I’ve just put iOS 5 on my iPad, who wants to touch me? It took about 30 minutes in total, but I’ve heard some on Twitter saying it took them 3 hours. The update does a full backup and restore, so I guess the more stuff you have on your iPad or iPhone, the longer […]

UltraEdit 2.2 for Mac/Linux released…

UltraEdit 2.2 has been released for Mac and Linux. There is Fedora 15 download now, which is good. It’s nice to see the continued progress of these versions. If you are a Windows user, version 17.10 is out now for you guys. Cheers Tim…

More iPad musings…

One of the reasons I bought an iPad was to use it as a book reader. I figured I could save a few trees and save a bit of money as some Kindle books are a little cheaper than the paper equivalents. Fast forward a few months and I’ve not completed a single book on […]

Android vs iPhone user base. Can I have some real comparisons please?

I’ve just seen another headline about how the Android user base has overtaken that of the iPhone in the US and it really irks me. Let me start by saying I’ve not got either, so this is not a disgruntled fan-boy post. Also, my argument is based on the situation in the UK market, so if the US […]