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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 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 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 More >
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 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 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 >
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 >
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, 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 >
I’m sure you are already upgraded to iOS 5 by now if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch supports it. Well, even if you aren’t yet, it’s probably just because you didn’t have the time yet.
It’s only been a week since I’ve updated my iPhone 3Gs and I’ve to say that it’s the best OS that’s landed on the iPhone 3Gs. The performance is great and it also feels much faster than iOS 4.x. Overall, I’m a happy camper that my 3Gs has received a new 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!
Update (Aug 31): I’ve just gotten hold of both VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. So do check back soon for an update to this article in about a weeks time after I’ve had some time with both of them. For now, you may want to check out my first impressions of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac.
It’s 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 >
Update: I’ve also explored the Parallels Desktop 8 and VMWare Fusion 5 and compared them here. You might want to check that article out too.
Caveat: This is an updated article which I originally wrote using Parallels Desktop 5 and quickly after that, upgraded to Parallels Desktop 6, comparing it with VMWare Fusion 3.0. That’s almost exactly one year ago from today.