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.
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 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 More >
When I say that I’ve looked for the best USB hub for my MacBook Pro, believe me, I really have. Almost everyday I scour the vast Internet in search for what I deemed as the best USB hub for the MacBook Pro. Specifically, the current Unibody MacBook Pros.
If you use a 13″ MacBook Pro like I do, it wouldn’t be long before you realise that 2 USB ports just isn’t enough. So the only alternative is to get a USB hub to extend your ability to More >
If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk.
And you definitely do not want to use FAT filesystems on a 500GB portable hard disk.
So which should you choose? Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and More >
Updated: Nov 21, 2012 – 13 featured apps now!
A friend of mine just got himself an iPad (finally!). And just like any other father who owns an iPad, installing some apps to keep our kids entertained is pretty much a default task to do. And so he’s asked me what are some of the recommended apps he could download on to his iPad. Thus, this post to put it all down in a page which I could regularly update too when I find new apps that my kids More >
With the recent release of both Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and VMware Fusion 5, it’s time again for a refresh to my previous article comparing the previous versions, Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and VMware Fusion 4.
This time, both focused a lot in supporting both OS X Mountain Lion and the upcoming Windows 8. What I’ll try to cover in this article is to explore both Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac as well as VMware Fusion 5 and hopefully More >
Update (Sept 7): Check out the latest my usability and comparison report of VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac here now!
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is here! And as always, performance has been improved (up to 25% improved is claimed, something that I’ll be investigating very soon). However, the team has gone beyond just focusing on performance but to also understand how their customers (you and me that is!) has been using More >
UPDATE: Looks like with OS X Mountain Lion, you don’t have to do the following hack anymore! The Broadcom dongle I describe in this article is supported on OS X Mountain Lion by default! In fact, the new kext includes support specifically for the IOGEAR GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter! Also, you might want to consider getting the IOGEAR one since the eBay one I got has a bright blue LED that’s always lit and can be pretty annoying at More >
Along with the Mountain Lion reveal, Safari 5.2 briefly mentioned but not talked about much. Perhaps there isn’t really much to talk about in the new update. And together with Messages beta, Apple has also seeded a developer preview of the upcoming Safari 5.2 to anyone who has signed up to the Safari Developer Program. So there really is two made-for-Mountain-Lion-application that’s available for use today! But what’s not known to many is More >
Now that I’ve installed an SSD into my MacBook Pro, everything is really responsive. At least, anything that’s running directly off my SSD drive.And it’s especially important to note that it was quite a task deciding what goes on the SSD and what gets ‘relegated’ into the now much slower 7200 RPM HDD.
In the recent Mountain Lion preview announcement, we are starting to see quite a bit of convergence of iOS apps being introduced into
Mac OS X. There’s a whole lot of iCloud enhanced apps like Calendar, Reminder, Notes, etc.
Basically, if you are familiar with the iPad, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s going to be available soon! But there’s also a gem that was released on the same announcement, and that’s the Messages app More >
Here’s a quick blurb on a missing feature from OS X Lion. The auto restore of all the previously opened windows of applications is pretty nice. I like it when it’s for certain productivity apps but for Preview? Well, here’s the app to your rescue.
VMWare Fusion 4 is new. Just having installed the 30-days trial and having a quick go at it, I’d have to say that it’s looking pretty good to give Parallels some competition. I’ll be exploring it further in the coming days and will post a my version of the comparison between Parallels 7 and Fusion 4 soon!
As quick news on some Mac apps that I’ve come to rely on, 1Password is probably one of the best password manager available More >
Quick update note: It looks like there are some users who’s also faced the same problem after upgrading to Mountain Lion. The fix described below works just the same with Mountain Lion!
So you’ve upgraded your Mac from Snow Leopard to the new roaring Lion. Once done, you browse around your Mac and is generally happy that everything remained working and all the data is still available as if nothing’s change except for the new features and More >