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"OWC is hard at work on a PCIe 2.0-based SSD that... 147 Views / 3 Replies  
"OWC is hard at work on a PCIe 2.0-based SSD that will be compatible with these systems and plans to release it this year (2014)"

Unless I guess it is distracted by those external Sticks or...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:53 PM, in Tech News
No internal SSD upgrade for any new MacBook... 147 Views / 3 Replies  
No internal SSD upgrade for any new MacBook Retina? Does this mean all SSD upgrades are impossible for new MacBooks since 2013?
Posted by powerbooks, on Jan 7, 2015 at 06:32 AM, in Tech News
Bump myself :) Yes, I think this is a new... 635 Views / 2 Replies  
Bump myself :)

Yes, I think this is a new app opportunity if it is not built in any program yet.
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Check last time contact with someone in the contact list on iPhone 635 Views / 2 Replies  
I have this question and have searched the net, but could not find a suitable solution.

Everyone knows you can check Phone app to see the calling history for the past couple months, but how can I...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 19, 2014 at 07:20 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My suggestion is also leave your sim card in your... 1,382 Views / 12 Replies  
My suggestion is also leave your sim card in your phone but turn off roaming or anything related to data. The phone will be able to find roaming partner cell signals and display it on your top left...
Posted by powerbooks, on Nov 26, 2013 at 05:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Photo Backup 1,275 Views / 13 Replies  
It does not make any sense to back up your digital pictures from SDHC card to your iPad. The SD cards are so cheap nowadays, I don't understand why not just buy extra cards for sorting and storage....
Posted by powerbooks, on May 14, 2013 at 06:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
But what about the lack of optical drive? 627 Views / 3 Replies  
For a desktop machine, I find it puzzling that Apple eliminate the optical drive. For that, you have to add an external drive, which break the purpose of new design.
Posted by powerbooks, on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:46 AM, in Tech News
No Jailbreak, no SBsetting, etc..... yet. 1,391 Views / 25 Replies  
No Jailbreak, no SBsetting, etc..... yet.
Posted by powerbooks, on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is not true. eee PC used to have Celeron... 1,066 Views / 23 Replies  
This is not true. eee PC used to have Celeron only before Atom is made into production. Most of their "higher end" netbooks such as 901, 1000H, use Atom.

I have 901, and Windows 7 definitely...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the definite answer. I also found out... 1,232 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the definite answer. I also found out that the new MBA use the same low profile HHD, but with "micro" SATA interface instead of PATA.
Posted by powerbooks, on Jan 16, 2009 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Air SSD installation 1,232 Views / 3 Replies  
I got an used, original, basic MacBook Air, and would like to assess the HD upgrade probability.

With the SSD price dropping, I am thinking of going solid state. While I know the MBA uses 1.8"...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No you don't need to move your wrist if the pad... 8,395 Views / 101 Replies  
No you don't need to move your wrist if the pad is designed optimistically and your hand position is right. There is also nobody force you to use one finger to touch the second button.
Try is on...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 20, 2008 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tested and confirmed again. Today I attached... 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
Tested and confirmed again.

Today I attached an external portable firewire drive to my Mac Mini, which is completely shut down and unplugged once.

Results: The FW drive light up and spin up....
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 9, 2008 at 08:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
You mean it's a bug of the Mac Mini? 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
You mean it's a bug of the Mac Mini?
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have to agree with matt_s here. As mush as... 8,395 Views / 101 Replies  
I have to agree with matt_s here. As mush as love mac notebooks and I own plenty of them. I still hope that Apple is humble enough to admit that two-button track pad (or mice whatever you call...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
USB or FW? I think some new model of Macs... 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
USB or FW?

I think some new model of Macs have USB power even when sleeping, and thus can charge iPod or iPhone, but I am not sure about Mac Mini in complete shut down.

One thing to be noted...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just tested, all with the Mac Mini completely... 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
Just tested, all with the Mac Mini completely shut down (and unplugged once):

(1) Plug in FW iSight, the green light on the webam turns on and stay on. Obviously powered.

(2) Withe the iSight...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 7, 2008 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Problem is: I am certain my machine as shut down,... 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
Problem is: I am certain my machine as shut down, not sleeping. I can repeat the test, but when I plug in the iChat to the FW of Mini, the green light turns on for a moment, even though the machine...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 6, 2008 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini Firewire port power...... 1,991 Views / 13 Replies  
I have been using a Mac Mini C2D 1.83GHz for a while and it works fine. Recently I bought a used Apple original iSight with firewire port. It connected to the Mini and gave me both iChat video and...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 6, 2008 at 07:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: To all MB users. Be very careful and gentle when... 291,932 Views / 205 Replies  
To all MB users. Be very careful and gentle when installing your RAM, especially the center slot. It looks easy, but due to the cramp space in the MB, you might have good chance not install the RAM...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 6, 2008 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know how many of you here use an Eee PC. ... 8,395 Views / 101 Replies  
I don't know how many of you here use an Eee PC. I have had the new 901 for about a month, and I am shocked that someone is comparing the Dell with MBA. It does not even stand out with the rest of...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 6, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all the helps and suggestions! I... 2,997 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks for all the helps and suggestions!

I eventually installed 10.3 Panther. The iBook G3 runs okay, still very slow compared to OS 9, or Leopard on my MBP. Still it works fine with WPA...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 4, 2008 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for the confusion. If 10.3 Panther seems... 2,997 Views / 16 Replies  
Sorry for the confusion. If 10.3 Panther seems to be the better choice, then the question is: does its Airport support WPA2 Personal encryption for wireless router, or is it the limitation of old...
Posted by powerbooks, on Aug 29, 2008 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Best OS X version for iBook G3 700MHz? 2,997 Views / 16 Replies  
My old iBook G3 only has 640MB RAM (top) and 20GB HD. But System 9.2 runs so brisk that I can still use some old scientific programs (DNA analysis, etc.) with it. But the problem is that the OS X...
Posted by powerbooks, on Aug 29, 2008 at 08:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The USA Today Review 1,473 Views / 20 Replies  
Mentioned that there is no "turn to turn" direction, but still not clear whether it can at least refresh screen and coordinate automatically......

One of the comments over there also claims that...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 9, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone 3G still uses "manual" GPS? 1,473 Views / 20 Replies  
I was surprised to find from the new Apple iPhone 3G tutorial video that the so called new GPS feature in iPhone 3G seems only operate manually. That is: you have to manually touch for the next turn...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 7, 2008 at 08:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Anyone has a source of external firewire case... 4,358 Views / 52 Replies  
Anyone has a source of external firewire case that support SATA drive out of the macBook Pro? I upgraded mine last week and couldn't find a case to put the original one in. I know OWC has some, but...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Two issues: (1) The opening angel of your... 496 Views / 4 Replies  
Two issues:

(1) The opening angel of your screen will be decreased, making it even harder to work with the MBP at a lower position.

(2) Heat. It would only be worse than without using it,...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 17, 2007 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what I called reckless behavior. Whenever... 456 Views / 5 Replies  
That's what I called reckless behavior. Whenever you partition a hard drive, you will almost for sure risk erasing the original partition and losing data. Any reasonable partition program would...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 8, 2007 at 08:51 PM, in Applications
Sure. When you hold option boot, all three... 5,813 Views / 6 Replies  
Sure. When you hold option boot, all three partitions showed up, and you can choose anyone of them to proceed. No need to go through Startup Disk preference every time.
Posted by powerbooks, on Jul 4, 2007 at 08:16 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Also worth to remember, the 1.67GHz HD Powerbooks... 629 Views / 16 Replies  
Also worth to remember, the 1.67GHz HD Powerbooks are the last generation of mac laptop which can boot off classical OS 9......
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 25, 2007 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Being a Moderator, ghporter, I find you have a... 741 Views / 11 Replies  
Being a Moderator, ghporter, I find you have a habit of splitting hair whenever someone had different opinions with you, such as in other thread...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 24, 2007 at 06:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
http://lydiafeng.com/_layouts/wh/ImagePreview.aspx?url=HgAAQTfbzfjfTTnYQMMXvgTfYLbg E 5,813 Views / 6 Replies  
Sure, I installed Boot Camp Assistant 1.3 while I was in OS X, and copied the driver files from the hidden disk image into a USB flash drive. Once I was in XP, the driver installation was a piece of...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 23, 2007 at 03:12 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
(Part II) 5,813 Views / 6 Replies  
Before Boot Camp, there have been successful attempt to install Win XP directly into MacIntel machines (remember the contest?). At that time, there is no mention why only one Mac OS partition is...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 23, 2007 at 02:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Multiple OS X partitions with "boot camp" XP 5,813 Views / 6 Replies  
I have been hesitating with Apple's Boot Camp ever since its release. The main concern for me is the strange requirement of only one OS X partition and one Win XP partition. :\ I have been using...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 23, 2007 at 01:49 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
This is absolutely not true! I just figured out... 741 Views / 11 Replies  
This is absolutely not true! I just figured out how to do it myself. Now I have triple-boot in three partitions: OS X 1, OS X 2, and WIN XP in my brand new MacBook Pro on a single internal hard...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 23, 2007 at 12:51 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
My problem may be simple: I always like to have... 741 Views / 11 Replies  
My problem may be simple: I always like to have two partitions for Mac OS X. But Boot camp can only generate one for OS X, one for XP. What is the best way to make two Mac OS partitions (10.4 and...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 22, 2007 at 12:07 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sorry for the confusing post. I am planning... 518 Views / 16 Replies  
Sorry for the confusing post.

I am planning to buy my first MBP, after 1.5years of last Powerbook HD 1.67GHz. I am concerned about the so claimed 6x DVD burning speed in the last version MBP...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 18, 2007 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
3rd Generation MBP price dropping fast 518 Views / 16 Replies  
Take a look of some eBay closings for last MBP2.16C2D, the price are dropping fast. Those are less than eight moths old machine!

280122960255, claimed to bought in April, with 3 year apple care;...
Posted by powerbooks, on Jun 15, 2007 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Hybrid review could be among the worest you... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
The Hybrid review could be among the worest you may get from the MacNN. You can find 90% of the information from Elgato sites, except maybe about the remote. Why did the auther not give information...
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 4, 2006 at 08:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Might go back to learn google search?:) 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
Might go back to learn google search?:)
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 4, 2006 at 04:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You don't have to be so emotional. Whether it's... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
You don't have to be so emotional. Whether it's overpriced or not is only someone's personal opinion. I said in my first post, I bought both of them "for the sake of comparison" (read it again,...
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 3, 2006 at 10:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Then my suggestion is to wait for iTV from Apple?... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
Then my suggestion is to wait for iTV from Apple? Hybrid is really a strange beast: a hybrid as its name. All analog TV/video input, and on-the-aire only HDTV signal: no digital cable or HD suport...
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 3, 2006 at 11:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Which besides on-air HDTV (five or six stations... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
Which besides on-air HDTV (five or six stations maybe? in your city?), those a lot more may turn out to be lousy job or redundent anyway. Who is still using analog video input, on a Mac with...
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 3, 2006 at 06:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
When I can buy the TVMicro for abour $70ish, the... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
When I can buy the TVMicro for abour $70ish, the Hybrid is overpricing at $140 range. Isn't it?
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 3, 2006 at 12:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
When I said audio output, I mean the sound coming... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
When I said audio output, I mean the sound coming out form your Mac speakers. I can't tell if they are stereo or not in Hybrid. They have not publish the specification yet for this product. The...
Posted by powerbooks, on Oct 1, 2006 at 08:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am using a Brother MFC-420CN, a multi-function... 1,007 Views / 12 Replies  
I am using a Brother MFC-420CN, a multi-function station: inkjet printer, copier, scanner, fax, and flash card reader. The N in this series represents "network", with both USB and ethernet link. I...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 30, 2006 at 10:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I would like to post my initial impression. For... 7,849 Views / 86 Replies  
I would like to post my initial impression. For the sake of comparison, I ordered both EyeTV Hybrid and Miglia TVMicro. From other online reviews, TVMicro was called "ugly". However, I would say...
Posted by powerbooks, on Sep 30, 2006 at 07:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
 
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