Long-time readers of my blog may remember my adventures with my 2009 27" iMac - adding eSATA, displaying all of Hamlet, and turning it into a monitor. That last bit has become increasingly handy lately, as I've repurposed that now-old iMac as a monitor and server. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons if you'd like to do the same! Using an iMac As a Monitor I've known … [Read more...] about Repurposing an Older iMac As a Monitor and Server
You wouldn't know it from hefting my backpack, but I'm always looking to lighten my load with clever, compact, versatile cables. With so many devices now using USB for both data and power, I'm always on the lookout for nifty new cables. Here's a quick overview of a few cables that I found useful recently. StarTech 2-in-1 Mini-USB and Micro-USB Combo Cable Perhaps sensing my … [Read more...] about In Search of the Perfect USB Cable
Intel has been incredibly tight-lipped about Light Peak. Although I've been hounding my contacts inside the company for months, no one has spilled the beans about anything. All I know about Light Peak I learned on the Internet, as they say. Now comes another bombshell: Apple will introduce Light Peak-equipped MacBook Pros tomorrow (February 24) with "Thunderbolt", a high-speed … [Read more...] about Will Apple Call Light Peak “Thunderbolt”?
I'm not really a "case" guy. I never even put a screen protector on my iPhone 3GS, but the iPhone 4 is different. Between the exposed antenna and glass back, I'm definitely thinking of using a case at least when I'm on the road. So Apple's "free iPhone 4 case" program offered the chance to select a part-time case for free. What's not to love? In addition to the Apple-brand … [Read more...] about Which iPhone 4 Case Is Best?
Eleven months ago, I wrote about twelve things that were wrong with the iPhone in OS version 1.1.3. Now that OS 2.2 is here, I figure it is time to revisit my list. What Was Fixed Since 1.1.3 Apple have made a lot of progress in the year and a half that the iPhone has been in existence. And the fact that they've rolled out just about every feature via software … [Read more...] about 2.2 And Eight Things That Are Still Wrong With The iPhone