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Tech 101: A Brief History of Thunderbolt Technology

Thunderbolt 3 is the most recent iteration of Thunderbolt, a hardware interface designed to ameonnect multiple external peripherals to a computer at high data rates. This is the first in a series of educational articles to acquaint readers with the ins and outs Thunderbolt 3 and its promise for ultra-fast connectivity to peripherals, and today the…
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Rocket Yard Guide: How To Make a macOS Sierra USB...

During the past week or so, the Rocket Yard has brought you a pair of articles about macOS Sierra’s early beta test features and how to install the public beta version of the operating system. Today we’re going to show...

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Rocket Yard Guide: How To Install macOS Sierra Public Beta

Judging from the response to my earlier post highlighting some of the standout features in the first public beta of macOS Sierra, there’s a lot of interest in the upcoming Mac operating system. In this article, I’ll describe how...

How to Run Android Apps on...
A while back I showed readers of the Rocket Yard how to take an old MacBook and repurpose it as a Chromebook — a computer that runs Google Chrome...

Why Hard Drives Fail and Why...
Like death and taxes, there’s one more thing that’s an absolute in life – all hard disk drives (HDDs) will eventually fail. It’s not a matter of “if” the drive...

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The cover was taken off of iOS 10 and the freshly named macOS Sierra at WWDC this month, with the usual performance and aesthetic improvements. One of the minor...

iMac_vs_MacPro Rocket Yard Guide: How to Optimize...
Macs are great gaming machines. But even great machines need maintenance to stay in good working order. This guide will help you make software and hardware adjustments to keep...

Count It Mac Gaming: See Frames Per Second...
Have you ever wanted to record game performance on your Mac? Wonder how well your shiny new iMac or MacBook runs games? Wonder no more. Now you can with...

ios9 Rocket Yard Guide: What You Need...
Most iOS users never realize just how much personal information they’re sharing with a wide variety of companies. In this Rocket Yard Guide, you’ll learn how to tweak your...

Rocket Yard Guide: How to Stay...
It’s vacation time! I just got back from a twelve-day road trip, and being the techie that I am, I just had to take my iPhone 6s Plus and...