It's become routine: Each new update of Mac OS X macOS breaks third-party drivers and applications. This time it's many popular third-party USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that don't work. But have no fear! It's a simple fix! I've got a few different USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet dongles: One from Cable Matters (from Amazon) and another by j5 Create (from Best Buy). Both … [Read more...] about USB Ethernet Not Working in macOS 10.12 Sierra?
Although not discussed in today's keynote, Apple is adding a new "universal" filesystem to iOS and macOS. Apple File System (APFS) will likely replace HFS+ as the default filesystem for Macintosh computers, iPads, and iPhones and brings a wealth of modern features. But judging from the initial developer documentation, that's not going to happen for a few more years. And there's … [Read more...] about macOS Sierra Includes a New Apple File System, APFS
I love watches and technology, so I was thrilled to hear about the creation of a "horological smart watch" base by the Swiss watchmaking industry. One of the first examples of this new breed is the just-released Mondaine Helvetica Smart. I purchased one of these watches, the limited-edition "1 of 1957" variety, and have had a chance to evaluate it both as a watch and a … [Read more...] about How Smart Is the Mondaine Helvetica Smart Watch?
If you're using a Mac desktop with a bluetooth trackpad or mouse, you might have come across a chicken-and-egg issue: How do you enable Bluetooth when it's turned off? Luckily, if you have keyboard access, there is a way to do it! Hit Command-Space to open Spotlight Type "Bluetooth File Exchange" to launch that application (you probably won't have to type the whole thing … [Read more...] about How To Turn On Bluetooth In Mac OS X Using Only The Keyboard
It can be hard to keep up to date with the latest storage jargon, so some interesting technologies can be overlooked. When it comes to home storage, the advent of USB 3 has changed the game for external storage. Suddenly, enclosures can deliver multi-gigabit performance. Or they could, if only the storage stack could handle all this new speed! That's where a new external drive … [Read more...] about What Is A UASP Storage Enclosure?