Mac

 
The Yosemite Clean Install

My early 2008 model Mac Pro has run every version of OS X from Leopard (10.5) on up. It’s served me well for many years, but lately it started acting …

 
Living with the 13″ Retina Macbook Pro: Two months later

Normally, my honeymoon phase with new tech products wears off after a few weeks, but it’s different this time around. I’m still every bit as smitten with my late 2014 …

 
Extending the Life of your Cheese Grater Mac Pro

I tend to use my computers until they are no longer usable. (I’m the same way with cars.) Over the years, I have configured my nearly 7 year old “cheese-grater” …

 
Enter: The New Yiynova P2X stylus

A week back, Yiynova sent me the second generation stylus (model P2X) for its Yiynova U series tablets. I’ve been using this model exclusively for the past several days, in …

 
My Post Flight Routines After Installing Yosemite

If you’ve recently encountered beachballs or freezes after installing Yosemite, your drive may be experiencing a common ailment known as directory tree munging. Surprisingly, it’s very much a thing that …

 
The Yosemite Sidebar Blues

I store all my data files on an external drive, and I’ve populated the Finder’s Favorites sidebar with common shortcuts to folders on that external drive. My backup data drive …