Category: MacBook Pro

MiniDrive on MBP 2

The MiniDrive review

If you are looking to expand your MacBook Air or Pro Retina’s storage capacity by using an SD Card and utilizing the idle SD Card slot, you’d probably already have heard of the Nifty MiniDrive. While its a great option by its own right, unless you are one of the Kickstarter project backer, you’re out of luck owning one anytime soon. But wait, there’s an alternative to the Nifty MiniDrive. Is it good? The guys at MiniDrive were kind enough the send me one to check it out.

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A Nifty MiniDrive Indeed

Ever wondered what else you can do with the SD Card slot on your MacBook and maybe you are also running out of precious storage space? Check out the Nifty MiniDrive then! It’s a quick and easy way to have additional storage on your MacBook and it looks pretty too!

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Path Finder 6: The ultimate OS X Finder replacement

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. 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.

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Windows 8 Pro on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

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. The result? Read on the find out what I think!

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A newbie’s guide to OS X: 10 must have software to install

Just switched over from Windows to the Mac OS X platform? Welcome on-board the best operating system in the world! But it can definitely be much better too! Here’s a quick guide of what I’d consider as essential softwares to have on your brand new Mac.

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Parallels 8 for Mac: First Impressions

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is here! In this article, I explore some of the key features introduced in this latest iteration of the #1 virtualization solution for Mac.

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Using unsupported Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle with OS X

If you find yourself wanting upgrade your Mac’s Bluetooth 2.1 support with a USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 4.0, here’s a tip for you to get it working with those cheap but unsupported Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongles you can find posted on eBay.

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Messages for OS X is pretty cool indeed!

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. 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 is available now as a beta app.