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Quick Tech Tip: Perian Updated

Those of you who play a lot of video on their Macs and are running OSX 10.4.7 or later may want to pick up the latest version of Perian, which was updated earlier this afternoon. For those of you unfamiliar with Perian, it's a free component that, when installed, allows QuickTime Player (and other QuickTime-enabled applications) to play a wide...

We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!

Mac users have forever scoffed at the idea of installing anti-virus software on their Macs. After all, in all the years that Mac OS X has been out on the wild (ten years and counting) there has not been one credible Mac virus that caused any sort of damage

Go faster with eSATA and OWC.

Many OWC and Newer Technology storage solutions can be hooked up via eSATA. For those of you who don’t know what eSATA is, it is a fast device connection currently capable of data transfer speeds up to 3.0Gbps. This results...

Ejecting stubborn CDs/DVDs from your Mac

It's not incredibly common, but it does happen once in a while—a disc gets stuck in your optical drive. There are a number of ways that this could happen, but it usually occurs when the disk is unmounted but doesn't get...

Mac mini can make your power bill a mini, too!

Maybe it’s just where I work, but it seems like I’ve been hearing a lot about the Mac mini lately. From upgrading the mini Servers, to adding one to your home theater system, to fixing the one in my Dad’s...

A chicken in every pot, a Mac in every kitchen

I love to cook. I do 85% of the cooking in our house and create, test, alter and enjoy all types of recipes. My cabinet is full of cookbooks and three binders full of recipes I have printed out, torn...

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