Breathe new life into OS X Front Row

  • September 24th, 2006

Continuing the “Breathe new life into OS X” series including Breathe new life into OS X Safari & Breathe new life into OS X iChat, our focus will be on Apple’s Front Row application. Out of the box, Front Row taps into your current media library composed of iTunes albums, movies, television shows, iPhoto albums, […]

2nd generation Nano demands more

  • September 18th, 2006

What do current 1st generation iPod Nano [$99 refurbs] owners receive when they opt to upgrade to the newer 2nd generation brushed aluminum equivalents? They receive a number of upgrades through a much sleeker footprint / body, brighter screen, redesigned earphones, and an incredible 24 hour [claimed] battery life. Amazing right? All of that for […]

Not aesthetic, MacBook hardware issue

  • September 3rd, 2006

After two consecutive top shell replacements on the MacBook to alleviate the aesthetic issue(s) presented due to discoloration on select Rev. A MacBook’s (white), I am unfortunate enough to experience an altogether new problem concerning – presumably – the logic board. After hearing news from a fellow 9ruler concerning random shutdowns, I laid my discoloration […]

Living with a wireless Mighty Mouse

  • August 12th, 2006

It’s been a little less than a week since I managed to procure one of Apple’s latest, the wireless Mighty Mouse. After having spent the last couple days with it, I’ve discovered a few pros and cons concerning the odd looking pill sitting beside me on my desktop. Pros Wireless. No point in feeling restrained […]

Leather & Apple never looked so good

  • August 10th, 2006

Who would have thought PVC leather and the Apple MacBook could look so great together? If a seemingly indestructible piece of plastic could offer little help preventing the discoloration on select rev. A MacBooks, maybe PVC leather holds answer? If you can overcome the idea of applying leather on to your shiny white or dull […]

Immediate Apple ProCare results

  • August 10th, 2006

After being notified that the second white MacBook shell replacement would be released unless a repair was scheduled, I immediately phoned the local store in order to speak to a Genius Room specialist. After speaking with a specialist, I inquired about an approximate turn around time for the repair and received a 2-3 day response. […]

Breathe new life into OS X iChat

  • August 6th, 2006

Following in the footsteps of the previous Breathe new life into OS X Safari post which spurred debates concerning OS X browsers, free vs. paid plugins (extensions), and rendering capabilities, I felt a follow-up post concerning a second regularly used application was in order. An application also of Apple’s own creation distributed with every OS […]

MacBook discoloration saga continues

  • August 1st, 2006

Preface: Do not mistake this post as a sign of negativity towards Apple, Apple computers, the University Village Apple Store, and my handy MacBook. The following is published as proof of the existence of an ongoing issue concerning the white Apple 2.0GHz MacBook which I have had in my possession since 5/22 [read more]. On […]

CMD+K search in Safari

  • July 19th, 2006

Firefox keyboard shortcuts are permanently etched into my head. Blame my many years of Windows usage for my dependancy on CTRL+K or CMD+K to focus on the search bar at the top right corner of my favorite browser. It would be only natural to restore the CMD+K search goodness. Open System Preferences > Keyboard & […]

Breathe new life into Apple OS X Safari

  • July 16th, 2006

Despite having admitted to relying on Mozilla’s Firefox browser as my preferred browser, I must admit that the beauty and seamless functionality of Apple’s Safari browser is not to be overlooked. Firefox fanatics will continue to wave their arms claiming that their Gecko powered browser has no real competitors due to the extensibility, growing user […]