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Adding to the list: VirtualBox... 1,106 Views / 3 Replies  
Adding to the list: VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) (since it's free).

I do have to admit that both VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop make installing Windows 7 a breeze to install – it's...
Posted by ginoledesma, on May 21, 2011 at 01:32 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You have a couple of options: 1. Boot off a... 1,533 Views / 12 Replies  
You have a couple of options:

1. Boot off a USB/FireWire device (e.g. thumb drive, external HDD) that contains the Mac OS X install disc. You'll need to duplicate your install disc onto the...
Posted by ginoledesma, on May 13, 2011 at 01:13 AM, in macOS
The venerable "file" utility within the Terminal... 2,716 Views / 8 Replies  
The venerable "file" utility within the Terminal is rather good at identifying a lot of file types.

1. Open Terminal (inside Applications > Utilities)
2. Type "file" (without the quotes) and a...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Apr 20, 2011 at 01:46 PM, in macOS
Apple addresses this in their knowledge base... 4,175 Views / 10 Replies  
Apple addresses this in their knowledge base article (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2526?viewlocale=en_US). It states:


Years ago, someone stole my MacBook Pro and I contacted Apple. What they...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Apr 18, 2011 at 03:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I remember 10.3 had a problem with disk image... 1,227 Views / 16 Replies  
I remember 10.3 had a problem with disk image mounting when it shipped on some new systems, and 10.3.1 was supposed to have fixed that. If you search the archives, you'll probably find a lot of...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Apr 18, 2011 at 02:49 PM, in macOS
I use a couple of widgets: Daily Comics ... 1,856 Views / 34 Replies  
I use a couple of widgets:

Daily Comics
TimeScroller (clocks in different timezones)
Delivery Status
IP Subnet Calculator - (when I'm too lazy to do things by hand and can't be bothered to do...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Mar 10, 2011 at 04:31 PM, in macOS
Stream to DLNA-compliant devices mostly, e.g.... 1,084 Views / 3 Replies  
Stream to DLNA-compliant devices mostly, e.g. PS3, XBox 360, HDTVs. So the goal is to have it act as a media server to stream content to other display devices that are much better than the tiny...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 3, 2011 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Air 11" – stream content? 1,084 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi, All

I'm wondering if anyone's used the new Macbook Air to as a streaming media server (e.g. PS3MediaServer, EyeConnect, etc). I've been trying to look for reviews focusing on that aspect....
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 2, 2011 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Depending on your budget: 1. Cheap: D-Link... 1,409 Views / 5 Replies  
Depending on your budget:
1. Cheap: D-Link DNS-321/323
2. Affordable: Iomega StorCenter, Buffalo LinkStation, etc
3. Reasonable: Netgear ReadyNAS Duo
4. Pricier: Drobo FS
5. Pricey: QNAP TS-219P...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Dec 9, 2010 at 12:40 AM, in macOS
39. The airport menubar icon is animated when... 12,161 Views / 207 Replies  
39. The airport menubar icon is animated when it's scanning for a wireless network — instead of the gray color when not connected to a network, each individual "bar" turns black, from the bottom to...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 22, 2009 at 03:41 AM, in macOS
I've always been curious how Mac OS X could... 13,098 Views / 151 Replies  
I've always been curious how Mac OS X could launch 64-bit applications despite having a 32-bit kernel, as opposed to other operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux), where you need a 64-bit kernel to...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 22, 2009 at 03:33 AM, in macOS
I've noticed this before with certain feeds. Are... 862 Views / 2 Replies  
I've noticed this before with certain feeds. Are you using an online feed aggregator by chance, such as Google Reader? If so, creating a bookmark in Safari of said link and using that within the RSS...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
The SC101/SC101T use a protocol similar to iSCSI,... 13,356 Views / 5 Replies  
The SC101/SC101T use a protocol similar to iSCSI, but not quite. I've steered clear from them because they were a Windows-only product when they were launched. I opted for the DNS-323/321 because it...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 13, 2009 at 12:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
SSH only tunnels TCP traffic, and most DNS... 2,074 Views / 14 Replies  
SSH only tunnels TCP traffic, and most DNS traffic is sent over UDP. You can build a UDP-to-TCP bridge. See here (http://zarb.org/~gc/html/udp-in-ssh-tunneling.html) for examples.

I second...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 12, 2009 at 03:21 AM, in macOS
Given that Apple seems to have gone out of their... 6,503 Views / 135 Replies  
Given that Apple seems to have gone out of their way and explicitly mention (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3553) that SDIO cards will not be recognized, then the slot itself is just SD (which they...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 11, 2009 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
With Sony adopting microSD... 6,503 Views / 135 Replies  
With Sony adopting microSD (http://mobility.cbronline.com/news/sony_ericsson_to_drop_memory_stick_micro_card_format_020609) in the near future, this should make the SD card slot a little more useful,...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 10, 2009 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wonder if this will be similar to the 10.1... 773 Views / 11 Replies  
I wonder if this will be similar to the 10.1 upgrade disc, where you could repackage it to be a full install instead. :)
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:48 AM, in macOS
I'm happy for the addition of the SD card, mainly... 6,503 Views / 135 Replies  
I'm happy for the addition of the SD card, mainly because I can foresee myself using it more than the audio port that it replaces on the MBP 13" and the ExpressCard slot on the 15".

I suppose...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You "format" them using the configuration tools... 107,431 Views / 107 Replies  
You "format" them using the configuration tools provided by the NAS. Most of the RAID-based NAS systems will immediately process the drive automatically without requiring you to do anything beyond...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 27, 2009 at 02:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's pretty much the going rate for a brand new... 600 Views / 3 Replies  
That's pretty much the going rate for a brand new battery (regardless of the vendor). You may be able to score a slightly better deal from Amazon, but beware some of them are refurbs. iFixit...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 27, 2009 at 02:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook G4 12" - 4 years (logic board failure) ... 3,170 Views / 53 Replies  
iBook G4 12" - 4 years (logic board failure)
PowerBook G4 12" - 3 years (stolen)
MacBook 13" - 2 years (gave away as gift)
MacBook Pro 15" - 2 years; currently used, this replaced all other...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 19, 2009 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Under Leopard, this should no longer be necessary... 1,176 Views / 33 Replies  
Under Leopard, this should no longer be necessary (there's no X11 app to launch manually). X11 automatically launches if/when an application needs it.

There are a couple of things you can do to...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 6, 2009 at 09:09 AM, in macOS
It looks like you may have a Unix binary: ... 1,176 Views / 33 Replies  
It looks like you may have a Unix binary:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2mmv9td.png

Generally, you can run this under a shell session. Simply fire up the Terminal, drag the binary onto the window, and...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Feb 3, 2009 at 08:20 PM, in macOS
The Apple online support staff say it isn't... 5,248 Views / 12 Replies  
The Apple online support staff say it isn't compatible. Might as well just wait for them to be actually be released for someone to try out. Purportedly audio will work, but it remains to be seen if...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
1. Run ScreenRecycler... 723 Views / 1 Replies  
1. Run ScreenRecycler (http://www.screenrecycler.com/home.html) on the computer you want to to act as an additional display

2. On your other Mac, run the JollyFastVNC (or some other VNC client...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 18, 2008 at 03:11 AM, in Applications
I've seen this happen with a "dead" battery, even... 499 Views / 10 Replies  
I've seen this happen with a "dead" battery, even one where it claimed to be at full charge, both according to Mac OS X and the battery life indicator on the battery unit. My uncle's iBook G3...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 18, 2008 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What you're seeing is a kernel panic / system... 1,671 Views / 42 Replies  
What you're seeing is a kernel panic / system crash, the Mac's equivalent of Windows' "blue screen of death". Various reasons for that, and the crash log generated after reboot may be of assistance...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 17, 2008 at 02:04 AM, in macOS
Anyone notice that Mac OS X 10.5.5 Display prefs... 2,779 Views / 48 Replies  
Anyone notice that Mac OS X 10.5.5 Display prefs now show the option of displaying 256 colors again? I don't recall it being in earlier releases. Wonder if that's meant for really older games. :)
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 16, 2008 at 01:57 PM, in macOS
This came in at a hefty 321MB for me. Seems like... 2,779 Views / 48 Replies  
This came in at a hefty 321MB for me. Seems like we're creeping towards CD-sized patches soon enough.
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 16, 2008 at 01:26 AM, in macOS
Skype only allows you to specify the audio... 525 Views / 3 Replies  
Skype only allows you to specify the audio source/output devices, and the controls are left to the system configuration. Get on a call with one of your buddies and then launch System Preferences and...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1. What version of Retrospect are you using? Have... 456 Views / 2 Replies  
1. What version of Retrospect are you using? Have you tried applying the latest Driver Update (http://www.emcinsignia.com/supportupdates/updates/) for your version?

2. In Retrospect 5.x/6.x's...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 9, 2008 at 04:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you up to troubleshooting a bit more? You... 1,646 Views / 20 Replies  
Are you up to troubleshooting a bit more? You could boot into single-user mode (Command-S on boot) to see where it's stalling. Or even simply booting in verbose mode (Command-V on boot) to see at...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 6, 2008 at 03:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Tiger (10.4) will at least get you Safari... 3,451 Views / 16 Replies  
Tiger (10.4) will at least get you Safari 2.0-3.0, which brings in vast performance improvements over Safari 1.1.3 on Panther (10.3). If you're using the iBook for web surfing mostly, you'll probably...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 6, 2008 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you have AppleCare? If so, it may be covered... 396 Views / 5 Replies  
Do you have AppleCare? If so, it may be covered (http://www.apple.com/batteries/replacements.html) under their policy provided it can be shown that the diminished runtime of the battery is a result...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 6, 2008 at 02:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1. Measure it diagonally, making sure you only... 597 Views / 2 Replies  
1. Measure it diagonally, making sure you only cover the viewable display (the screen itself). Alternatively, plug your serial number (located underneath the keyboard) in Apple's support site. It...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 6, 2008 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have a PS3, but I'm considering getting an Xbox... 1,214 Views / 32 Replies  
I have a PS3, but I'm considering getting an Xbox 360 in the future, especially with the prices becoming more attractive come Sept 5...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 4, 2008 at 12:07 AM, in Gaming
You might want to try reinstalling the... 576 Views / 7 Replies  
You might want to try reinstalling the codecs/extensions to see if that addresses the issue:

- 3ivx (http://www.3ivx.com/download/macos.html)
- DivX (http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/)
- Xvid...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 3, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in macOS
Get PCI Ethernet cards that use the Realtek... 1,646 Views / 20 Replies  
Get PCI Ethernet cards that use the Realtek 8129/8139 chipsets (which the D-Link DFE-530TX uses). They were one of the first 3rd party providers to offer Mac OS 9/X support (drivers here...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Sep 2, 2008 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
ATA/IDE hard drives have jumpers (usually located... 389 Views / 5 Replies  
ATA/IDE hard drives have jumpers (usually located near the power connector) that allow you to control the mode of the drive. Depending on the drive model, the jumper configuration will be different....
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 28, 2008 at 06:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
On that note, I've been very, very pleased with... 651 Views / 23 Replies  
On that note, I've been very, very pleased with APC's handling of their warranties. On 3 occasions now they've upheld their lifetime warranties on their products in various regions.

1. In Canada,...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 26, 2008 at 02:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is provider-specific. In Canada, Canada Post... 530 Views / 9 Replies  
This is provider-specific. In Canada, Canada Post has a service called ePost which allows you to get electronic copies of the bills companies send you. It becomes handy because all your bills are in...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 26, 2008 at 02:03 AM, in macOS
Or get a refurb 24". They tend to be cheaper, and... 2,928 Views / 31 Replies  
Or get a refurb 24". They tend to be cheaper, and often times are priced in the same range as the current 20".
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 22, 2008 at 01:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
Here're a couple of things you can try: 1.... 1,496 Views / 2 Replies  
Here're a couple of things you can try:

1. Try importing the certificate into the System keychain instead of your login keychain.

2. What format is the certificate in? Some people have had...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 21, 2008 at 08:32 PM, in macOS
I have an APC Back-UPS ES 550. Powering an AEBS +... 651 Views / 23 Replies  
I have an APC Back-UPS ES 550. Powering an AEBS + DSL modem + MBP 15" gives me a total runtime of under 20-25 minutes (didn't time exactly how long, though). While there's lots of capacity, the...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 21, 2008 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It also helps if your Keychain password is... 515 Views / 10 Replies  
It also helps if your Keychain password is distinct from all your other passwords.
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:17 PM, in macOS
What kind of work will you be doing? Some... 1,973 Views / 33 Replies  
What kind of work will you be doing? Some workflows benefit with multiple monitors, whereas others benefit with increased resolution.
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 14, 2008 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can achieve the same results by statically... 4,422 Views / 14 Replies  
You can achieve the same results by statically mapping the hostname to an IP address in your hosts file. This is located in /etc/hosts. Simply list down the IP address and the hostnames associated...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 13, 2008 at 02:57 AM, in Applications
Another alternative is buying a 3G EVDO router,... 583 Views / 4 Replies  
Another alternative is buying a 3G EVDO router, e.g. D-Link DIR-450 (http://www.dlink.com/products/?model=dir-450). Kinda expensive, though.
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 12, 2008 at 02:29 PM, in Networking
While learning words is available throughout most... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
While learning words is available throughout most Cocoa apps, unlearning them isn't. Some of the ones that do support unlearning are TextEdit and Stickies. What you need to do is highlight the...
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 9, 2008 at 05:32 PM, in macOS
You're lucky you got that far. Most of the time,... 1,146 Views / 10 Replies  
You're lucky you got that far. Most of the time, Sim City 4 just refuses to display the mouse cursor during gameplay, which makes it almost impossible to play it properly (road construction, etc)....
Posted by ginoledesma, on Aug 7, 2008 at 07:53 PM, in Gaming
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