January 25, 2010 /
VMWare Fusion “Failed to Lock the File”
I had a VMWare Fusion crash today with a Windows virtual machine running. When I tried to bring it back up though I got a “Failed to Lock the File” error. Restarting...
January 18, 2010 /
Switching Video Cards on Your Macbook Pro
If you have a unibody Macbook Pro in the 15″ or 17″ models, then you probably have two video cards. In the case of my Macbook Pro, I have an nVidia 9400m and an nVidia...
January 12, 2010 /
Activity Monitor System Memory Meanings
Ever wondered what all the different memory types are that are shown in the pie chart at the bottom of the system memory tab in your Mac OS X Activity Monitor? If you’re...
January 9, 2010 /
Get More Out of Your Apple Magic Mouse
Something else I got this Christmas is an Apple Magic Mouse. This is the latest generation of mouse from Apple, and it is an absolutely fantastic device! Just turn on Bluetooth...
December 14, 2009 /
Turning SBS 2003 into a Virtual Machine
I recently replaced a 4 year old server for one of my clients which was running Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 as it was starting to seriously struggle to keep up with...
December 9, 2009 /
Changing the SMTP Server Port in SBS 2008
I have recently upgraded a server, and in doing so, migrated from Microsoft Small Business Server 2003, to the new 2008 version. In doing so, I planned to change how the Exchange...
December 3, 2009 /
Is Mac Really Better than Windows?
I was just reading a post over at the Global Thoughtz Technology blog about Brian Croll, Apple’s OS X Marketing Vice President, commenting that Windows 7 uses antiquated...
November 28, 2009 /
Why use iTunes for your iPod?
I know a lot of people don’t like iTunes and the restrictions on iPods and iPhones that require you to use iTunes to utilise all of their functionality, or even just...
May 29, 2009 /
I noticed an article on IT News Australia this morning about talk of the “Australia Card” identification card/system coming up again. This got me to thinking a bit today,...
February 10, 2009 /
Samsung DVD-1080P8 Upscaling Player
When we were looking at upscaling DVD players for dad for his birthday, the Samsung literally jumped out at us. I’m fond of Samsung to start with, so they automatically...
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