In my previous article on getting your own email domain name, I advised running it on Gmail service. At the time, Google provided a free Google Apps service (aka Google Standard Edition, aka Google Apps Free Edition). But the service has since discontinued as off December 7, 2012.
So the only option left is Microsoft’s Hotmail (aka Live mail, aka Outlook.com) which is still free as of the time of publication of this article. Better yet, the free 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 plug in More >
Windows 8 Pro was finally released late October 2012 and I finally took the plunge to click on the order button today. Why? Well, I was curious to see how the final version of Windows 8 performs on Parallels Desktop 8 on my Mac. And furthermore, the recent update to Parallels Desktop 8 included new features which promised to further enhance your Windows 8 experience.
If you’re not familiar with the new features in Parallels Desktop 8 to support 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 Windows More >
Just switched over from Windows to the Mac OS X platform? Well, what else can I say but a warm welcome! The OS X is no doubt the best operating system you can use today. However, if you are new to the wonders of OS X, coming over directly from Camp Microsoft, here’s a quick guide of what I’d consider as essential softwares to have on your brand new Mac.
While not all of them are absolutely necessary, there is a few which I think is mandatory 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 takes More >
I’m sure every one of us have our preferred backpack or messenger bag that we use daily to bring our notebook or tablet around. I’m sure it looks great and stylish, is very comfortable and reflects your personality and tells the world who your are! Or maybe you use the bag you’re using just because. It’s the perfect bag! Or is it?
Unfortunately, I’ve come to realise that there is simply no such thing as the perfect bag. To me, the perfect bag, 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 provide 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 >
If you’re not already aware, Parallels 8 is coming!
And you don’t have to wait till September the 4th to purchase your copy of Parallels Desktop for Mac to get the best experience of Windows… on the Mac of course! Seriously, though ironic, it’s true.
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 that More >
By now, I’m sure you are already aware that Microsoft has released the consumer preview of Windows 8 recently and the Internet has been a-buzzed with the initial reaction of the new OS from Microsoft, both positive and negative.
If you’re like me, running a Mac, you probably would be wondering how you can test drive Windows 8. Well, if you’re like me, then you probably would try to install it on Parallels to give it a run. Unfortunately, (if 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 which More >