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12-inch MacBook

The Real World 12″ MacBook Review for Power Users

Apple’s all-new MacBook has been reinvented in a compact 12-inch form factor that closely resembles an iPad Pro at first glance. It’s the first Mac laptop that sticks to the basics and sacrifices a few features for ultra portability. Weighing only 2.03 lbs., it’s roughly 17% lighter than an 11″ MacBook Air and 30% lighter than a 12.9″ […]

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Lock and Key

7 Proven Mac Security Tips to Increase Privacy

Setting up your new computer may seem like a daunting task, but it’s even more challenging when privacy plays an important role in your technology. Apple’s out-of-the-box security settings are typically better than most Windows counterparts, but it’s not perfect without some help. Whether you’ve just bought a new computer or want to improve security on […]

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Airmail For iOS — Unleash Your iPhone

The iPhone Problem & The Solution: Airmail For iOS I have had an iPhone since the beginning.  I remember waiting in an unprecedented line like an idiot waiting for (what would be) the phone to end all phones.  Many may argue Samsung has done a pretty good job at bouncing back in order to grasp […]

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PHP Hackers

Nulled PHP Scripts: Scan Your PHP Files for Backdoors

Not all PHP scripts are created equal. Just like there are counterfeit watches on the market, there are also counterfeit premium themes, plugins, and scripts that can be downloaded from the web. These are called nulled PHP scripts. Urban Dictionary defines the term nulled as a program that has been modified to not call home–report that you did […]

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The evolution of Apple mice

Magic Mouse 2: Why I Love It

We’re taking the Apple Magic Mouse 2 for a spin with a review from a mouse lover (not that kind!). Pointing devices have come a long way since the one- or two-button clunkers of the 1970s and 80s. Remember the trackball craze of the mid-90s? I’m still trying to forget that phase. In comparison, the […]

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Time Machine & Windows

Use Your External Hard Drive for Time Machine and PC

External hard drives are dirt cheap, but what happens when you don’t want to carry multiple backup drives? Traditionally, the Time Machine drive on your Mac is formatted HFS+, something Windows doesn’t easily interact with unless you use third party software–and that can cost you. If you have a fairly large USB drive, such as […]

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MacBook Screen Off

Turn Off Your Internal Screen on MacBooks

I recently purchased a larger Samsung external monitor for my Mid-2012 13″ MacBook Pro (non-Retina). My screen resolution isn’t the greatest compared to the new 24″ SyncMaster I have. The smaller 1280×800 resolution and lack of a taller stand means I’d rather turn off my Mac’s screen and just use my external one. With a keyboard, mouse, speakers, […]

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Setting Up An SSH Config File

 

files are extremely useful for managing multiple servers that you need ssh access to.  Setting up an ssh config file is extremely simple, and if you have properly generated your ssh key pairs (and added them to your remote servers) it is a time saving way to ssh into remote machines.  An ssh […]

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MacBook Pro USB Ports

Create Bootable Linux USB Drive with Mac OS X

While working on a MacBook Pro, I recently needed to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu Linux. The hard drive was not being detected under Disk Utility and I couldn’t reformat it. I figured that the easiest thing to do was to create a quick Linux Live CD (USB) from another Mac. After downloading Ubuntu, […]

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BetterTouchTool

Logitech M325 Mouse on Mac OS X

Recently, my el cheapo wired USB mouse died on me. It’s not completely dead, but insists on opening no less than 5 windows every time I click on something. I went to my local Best Buy to see if there were any deals on something in between dirt cheap and not-over-$100. I ended up coming […]

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