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
MacBook Pro with Retina Display
4K video is still in its infancy, but Mac users are clamoring for high-resolution external displays. Many Macs have the ability to drive a 4K display, but it's not easy to get it to work with older hardware. Here's how I connected a 4K Dell P2715Q display to may 2012 Retina MacBook Pro, one of the first 4K-capable Macs. TL;DR: Yes, the Original rMBP Does 4K over … [Read more...] about How To Connect a 4K Monitor to a 2012 Retina MacBook Pro
I've been a MacBook Pro user since the last decade, switching for better hardware but staying for the better OS. I happily bought a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display the day they were announced, but I've been using that same machine since 2012. Now I'm impatiently waiting to upgrade, holding out for Intel's new Skylake CPUs and the late-2015 or early-2016 MacBook … [Read more...] about Impatiently Waiting For the Next MacBook Pro
I fell for the drobo the moment I heard about it, but the bloom fell from that rose after a few years. The old drobo was simply too slow for modern computers and big files. But the new third-generation drobo is enough to make you fall in love all over again: It's a simple and relatively affordable upgrade that really delivers the goods! Why drobo? You'd think that someone … [Read more...] about Generation 3 drobo: Fall In Love All Over Again
The world of storage can be confusing, with obscure terms hiding massive differences in technology and performance. Such is the case for the latest PCI express SSDs: They are much faster than traditional SAS or SATA SSDs, but many aren't sure exactly why. In this article, I will try to explain the real difference. Let's get it out of the way from the start: All SSDs are fast … [Read more...] about Why Are PCIe SSDs So Fast?