Apple Hardware

A Guide To The Ports On Your Mac – Part 1

June 28, 2013 Apple Hardware
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The Mac can be connected to hard drives, printers, scanners, cameras, projectors, routers, and a host of other peripherals. Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at the ports that make this possible. Hopefully, this will make it a little easier to shop for cables and equipment. USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt And SDXC […]

A Guide To The Ports On Your Mac – Part 1 was last modified: July 10th, 2013 by John Carroll
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What Do You Do When Your Mac Freezes… Force Shutdown

March 18, 2013 Apple Hardware
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We’ve already covered how to recover when a single application freezes, but what do you do when your entire computer freezes? The solution is a Force Shutdown. How Do I Know My Mac Is Frozen: You get the spinning beach ball-of-death, it won’t go away, and you cannot access normal computer functions. The cursor freezes […]

What Do You Do When Your Mac Freezes… Force Shutdown was last modified: July 10th, 2013 by John Carroll
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You Just Dropped Your iPhone 5 In The Toilet. What Next?

December 3, 2012 Apple Hardware
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I’m happy to answer your questions, but unfortunately I can’t predict if a water damaged iPhone will work again. I empathize, but please don’t leave comments asking for what amounts to psychic advice. I emphatically don’t know if your iPhone will work again.  Your best bet is to bring your iPhone to Apple or an […]

You Just Dropped Your iPhone 5 In The Toilet. What Next? was last modified: July 3rd, 2018 by John Carroll
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iPhone Symbols – What The Hell Do They Mean?

November 7, 2012 Apple Hardware
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If you own an iPhone, chances are you’ve seen a weird shape or a strange symbol on the display. What do these things mean? The answer is on the list below. If it’s not on the list… you’re probably holding an Android phone. These pages are reproduced from Apples iPhone Users Guide. If you have […]

iPhone Symbols – What The Hell Do They Mean? was last modified: March 28th, 2016 by John Carroll
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Hold Your Horses… Don’t Throw Out That Old Mac Just Yet

November 6, 2012 Apple Hardware
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In the past, when your Mac started to slow down, the only hardware upgrade worth trying was the installation of more RAM. Thanks to advances in drive technology… that’s no longer the case. Most Macs store and access data from a hard drive. Hard drives are cheap and provide large storage capacity, but they’re also slow […]

Hold Your Horses… Don’t Throw Out That Old Mac Just Yet was last modified: February 24th, 2019 by John Carroll
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Threadless – T-Shirts… And Now Over 300 Custom iPhone Cases

October 10, 2012 Apple Hardware
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I’ve bought a lot of great T-Shirts from Threadless, so it was a nice surprise to find they’re now making cases for the iPhone. Threadless works with hundreds of independent artists and the result is a huge choice of unique and interesting designs. The cases are a hard polymer blend, two-piece for the iPhone 4 […]

Threadless – T-Shirts… And Now Over 300 Custom iPhone Cases was last modified: January 29th, 2016 by John Carroll
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Core Mac Concepts – Finding Your Mac’s Serial Number

October 3, 2012 Apple Hardware
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If you ever use Applecare or call Apple Support, one of the first things you’ll need is your Mac’s serial number. Finding it is easy… once you know how: Click on the black Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Select About This Mac. A box appears that provides some basic information. Now, […]

Core Mac Concepts – Finding Your Mac’s Serial Number was last modified: November 9th, 2012 by John Carroll
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Do I Have Enough Space On My Mac?

September 7, 2012 Apple Hardware
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I get asked this question a lot. New Mac owners are often concerned they will overload their computer and it will slow down or grind to a halt. To optimize performance, it’s a good idea to keep about 15 – 20% of the Macintosh Hard Drive free. For most of you, this won’t be a […]

Do I Have Enough Space On My Mac? was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by John Carroll
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If You’ve Got The Mouse Or Trackpad Blues…

August 31, 2012 Apple Hardware
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Today’s tip is small, but it’s something I see people struggle with all the time. If you find the cursor moves very slowly or you never seem to have enough trackpad or desk space to move it across the screen… this tips for you. First… you’re not crazy or stupid. Your mouse and trackpad was […]

If You’ve Got The Mouse Or Trackpad Blues… was last modified: June 4th, 2018 by John Carroll
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What To Do Before You Mac’s Hard Drive Fails

July 24, 2012 Apple Hardware
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All hard drives eventually fail. When that happens, it can be an inconvenience or a total disaster. It all depends on what you do now. Playing it safe will cost about $120 and take 5 – 10 minutes of your time. If you can use a credit card and press a few buttons you have […]

What To Do Before You Mac’s Hard Drive Fails was last modified: February 27th, 2016 by John Carroll
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