iOS 7 is now out in the wild and a whole lot of iOS users have already downloaded and updated our iDevices with it.
You might even have noticed a new dedicated FaceTime app on iOS 7! Excited, you check out the app and try and call someone. Then… “Failed Connection”. Then you try and re-activate FaceTime on, it just gets stuck at “Waiting for activation”. Darn.
Seems like a corrupted settings somewhere during the upgrade phase. But I decided to More >
Almost like clockwork, Parallels released yet another new version of their popular product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, a year after version 8 was released. If you don’t already know what Parallels Desktop does, it’s basically software that allows you to run guest OSes, like Windows 8 or Ubuntu Linux over a virtualization layer. In plain speak, you can run Windows apps on your Mac, as if its built for the OS X.
In this article, I explore the new More >
Impressed. Very impressed.
That’s my first thought when I finally managed to get Parallels Access to work. Not at the fault of the product, but my inability to download the desktop agent for Parallels Access.
But wow indeed once I’m able to run it.
It’s a shame that its a subscription based pricing model, but if you do need to have remote access to your machine a lot which includes a good support of accessing your virtual machines running of More >
Every year, Parallels continues to impress me with its ability to add new features to the already feature rich Parallels Desktop for Mac product. Since the time I started my journey with using a Mac and therefore using (at the time) Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for my Windows virtualisation needs, it was impressive even at the time. And every year without fail, Parallels Desktop just continue to keep getting better, not just from the perspective More >
No, this isn’t the Nifty MiniDrive. Instead, its simply called MiniDrive (theminidrive.com). Yes. These two can be confusing as both addresses the exact same issue and both has very similar names. While I’m not going into discussing which came out with the idea first, I would however have to make comparisons between the two.
Here’s another great use of having your own VPS, run a VPN server to tunnel your Internet connectivity! There are many reasons why you’d want to run a VPN server and I’m not going to delve into that here. But once you’ve decided to run on, this is the guide for you.
LifeProof have always been a well known case amongst iPhone enthusiasts. They are the pioneers of waterproof cases for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. And yes, I’m actually kinda late getting on the LifeProof bandwagon. But don’t worry. This isn’t yet another review of the LifeProof case. There really is no point for that as there are already an abundance of reviews online. Instead, I thought I’d just share why I say that this was the case More >
10x performance increase sounds a little dramatic. But who doesn’t like 10x performance improvements. What if I tell you that you can do this at a really great price point of ZERO! Yup. Zilch. You don’t have to pay a single cent.
But really? 10x? Ok. I relent. It’s a little dramatic. To be honest, it really depends how fast your existing site already is. But to give you a context of the kind of speed improvements you’d gain, my site here used More >
[Updated 23 March 2013] A couple of readers, Jan and frankspage (see comments below) has recently pointed to me that the script I provided below still does not allow the newer SSD MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retina to go into deep sleep mode. It looks like unmounting the SD Card isn’t enough and you really do need to eject out the drive. So I’ve decided to completely re-write my article to reflect all the new findings that was made and largely More >
I’ve recently moved my blog to a host at RamNode. And obviously, I had to migrate my blog as seamlessly as possible to my readers. Now that the job is done, I’m posting them here to serve as a reminder to myself and to anyone else that also needs to migrate you self-hosted blog to another host.
There are basically 3 parts to the migration task. Firstly, preparing the new host, then backing up and migrating all the files over, and finally More >
I’ve been (gratefully) running this blog on TechARP’s dedicated server for a while now and recently decided to move on to my own host, for reasons of wanting slightly more control over the underlying PHP and MySQL server infrastructure.
So the quest to find a new home began and the following options were what I explored. And you’ll notice two hosting options missing from the list below: shared hosting and dedicated servers. These two More >
Ever wondered what else you can do with the SD Card slot on your MacBook, especially if you hardly transfer any photos via the SD Card transfers? Or perhaps you are using a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Retina and the built-in SSD is quickly running out of precious space?
Here’s what you can do, stick the largest SD Card you can find and instantly get the additional storage space available for use! But here’s the catch with that idea, a regular SD More >
The default OS X Finder does its job ok. As long as all you need is simple file management capabilities, then it provides you with everything you need. Perhaps with the exception of being able to cut and paste without needing to hit the alt key.
But if you find yourself using Finder on a daily basis and most of your time at work, then perhaps you should take a look at Path Finder. I can also bet that there would be features there that you would More >
If you haven’t already noticed a new section called Photoblog here in this site, well, now you know!
I’ve given myself the challenge of posting at least one photo a day using only the iPhone. Editing is also done only on the iPhone. Call it an experiment on iPhoneography too.
There are some basic ground rules that I’m trying to follow:-
- Minimum 1 photo upload a day – strive for a 3:1 ratio and pick the best of the day.
- 1:1 framing More >
Briefly: 1Password on 50% sale & how to move your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch backups to an external drive0
Here are two quick updates which I thought I should share to anyone who follows my blog.
1Password is on sale!
In celebration of the MacWorld convention happening today (or yesterday depending on your timezone.) Anyone who’s talked to me about password management would have heard me recommending 1Password. It’s really one of the best and easiest app to use to manage all your passwords. There’s never been a time where you really need to manage More >