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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 >
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.
[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 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 >
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 >
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 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 >
So you have a MacBook (or any PC or notebook really) that’s a year or two old and things seems to be slowing down a little. You basically have two choice. Suck it up and just live with it. Or buy a new notebook. And burn some cash in the process of course. Sure, you’d get new spanking CPU and perhaps even a faster GPU to boot. But hey, unless you are dying to run the latest games in all 2000 FPS glory, 90% of the time, you don’t really 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.
Upgrading to Lion on my MacBook Pro was great. It was perhaps the easiest OS upgrade I’ve ever done thus far. While I generally like how it is, there are a few nagging issues with Lion that just irritated the heck out of me.
One of it is that when my MacBook wakes up from sleep mode, my bluetooth mouse would never get paired again without the need to turn the MacBook’s bluetooth module off and on. This was never the case with Snow Leopard! More >
If you’re looking to get a new PC or notebook, chances are, you’ll be asking the question above. So, should you be getting a Mac or Windows machine? Well, in my humble opinion, the answer is pretty simple. If you are willing to fork out a little more (to get more too of course), then go for the Mac option as I had.
Sure, like I mentioned, the Mac option will be a little bit more expensive when compared with the ‘equivalent’ Windows option More >
UPDATE: This article is refreshed in this latest published version here: 3+1 Reasons why Parallels 7 wins VS VMWare Fusion!
If you’re like me, especially if you are working in an organizations where a most of the internal ERP systems are built only for Windows platform, and is also a Mac user, chances are you would want to be able to run both Mac and Windows applications at the same time. And if you’ve done your homework online, you More >
And since both the MacBooks and iPhones uses a lithium-based battery, there are a few golden rules on how we can keep the batteries in tip-top conditions.
Firstly, lithium-based batteries likes their electrons to keep moving. That way, the battery stays More >