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Archive for June 12th, 2013

Enabling Plugins for OS X Mail That Stopped Working With 10.8.4 Update

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Author:

I had just rebooted after installing the 10.8.4 update, I went and opened up OS X Mail and got a pop up telling me that my plugin TruePreview was not compatible and I needed to check with the developer. I checked the developer’s website and it had not been updated yet. Only one day into the 10.8.4 update I wasn’t counting on an update.

I rely on this this plugin not only at home, but at work too and wanted to get it working again as soon as possible. For those of you that don’t know the TruePreview plugin gives you the ability to customize when email messages are marked as read. I do not like the fact that in Mail when a message is clicked on and the preview window is up it marks the message as read. TruePreview lets me disable automatically marking messages as read.

Having come across this incompatibility with other plugins and previous OS updates before I knew that the fix was fairly simple. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Performance Testing: Not All 2013 MacBook Air SSDs Are The Same

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Author: and

We’ve received two models of the new MacBook Air yesterday and have started some of our initial testing on the machines.

The SSD form factor has indeed changed as Apple is the first to adopt and incorporate PCIe storage, but rest assured we are working hard and fast to get you the upgrades you’ve come to rely on from OWC. We’re on it!

In the meantime, we have noticed a vast difference in write speeds between the two SSD offerings that we’ve received so far. The 512GB Samsung SSD found in our 13-inch model offers roughly a 400MB/s increase in write speeds over the 128GB SanDisk/Marvell SSD as our 11-inch model was configured. It is our assumption that the write performance is mainly due to NAND densities and not brand performance in these cases, but we’ll know more once we can run the same tests on a few more models.

As evidenced by the following benchmarks, Article Continues…

Mavericks And iOS 7 First Impressions, So Far

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Author:

By onthedownlow, Guest Blogger

Well, I have been playing around with both of these betas for a while now and here are some brief, initial thoughts (please feel free to post your thoughts and/or feedback as well):

iOS 7 (on iPhone 4)

  • Beautiful – everything is even sharper somehow on the retina display. The non-Apple app icons even punch and are crisper.
  • The interface is so nice to work with – very refreshing. I wasn’t for sure I would be sold on the visuals, but now I don’t think I would want to go back.
  • My iPhone 4 was jail-broken, so nice to see some JB-app (and normal, 3rd Party app) features are now built-in to the OS.
  • Since this is the iPhone 4, there is no ‘depth’ to the background pictures when moving the phone around. Article Continues…