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My Apple Life

17 September, 2012 (00:02) | Hardware | By: Lyle

Here’s the inventory: 20 inch iMac G5 (2005) 30G iPod (2006) 15 inch Mac Book Pro (2011), employer supplied iPhone 4S (2011) 21 inch iMac (2012) 11 inch Mac Book Air (2012) I don’t think we intended to collect all this stuff.  The original G5 purchase was unusual after a series of home-builts and a […]

Mac Swap

16 July, 2011 (16:06) | Hardware | By: Lyle

My work computer was switched yesterday. The Mac Book Pro 17 inch was replaced with a Mac Book Pro 15 inch. The new one is current MBP specs; 4 G RAM, Intel i5 chip running at 2.4 GHz, 500 G hard drive, “matte” LCD/PED display. The old one was backlit LCD, Intel 1.8 GHz Duo […]

New MacBook Pros

27 February, 2011 (12:48) | Hardware | By: Lyle

PC Mag reviews the new 15 inch Mac Book Pro.  Tremendous specs, but at a premium price point as expected. Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) Review & Rating | PCMag.com.

Lifehacker on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

26 February, 2011 (02:40) | Software | By: Lyle

Nice review of upcoming OS X features.  Since new hardware seems to be on the horizon (the home computer past the 6 year mark, and the work one is pushing 4) it’s nice to see some of the features.  Mission Control is the one that caught my eye most – the Expose and Dashboard are […]

Holy Expanding Battery!

17 March, 2010 (11:42) | Hardware | By: Lyle

My Mac Book Pro is coming up on three years old, and I noticed a few weeks ago that it was not holding as long a charge as it used to.  This is not foreign territory for laptop users; battery chemistry degrades over time and you don’t notice it until it drops to 80% or […]

iPhone v3 Software Upgrade

26 June, 2009 (00:16) | Software | By: Lyle

Today’s sync dumped the new v3 operating system into the phone.  Lots of improvements, including cut & paste, and the greatly anticipated text search through Email.  But, I’ve been extremely happy with the phone since I got it so I wasn’t really waiting for a lot of new features.  Sideways Email viewing will be nice […]

Think Secret – Revealed: New Power Mac G5, iMac G5, eMac Specs

15 April, 2005 (14:23) | Hardware | By: Lyle

It’s best to avoid reading about upcoming computer products after you made a purchase… Think Secret – Revealed: New Power Mac G5, iMac G5, eMac Specs