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Stuff Happens – But So Do Happy Endings

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Author:

NuGuard KXFor seven years, I’ve been a proud owner of the iPhone. But today, I did something that I had yet to do with my iPhone in all of those seven years – I lost it. I had this sinking realization about 10 minutes after I was back home from my morning routine. Of course, there are safeguards when losing your iPhone, and I did have the “Find My iPhone” app installed. But apparently I turned it off when I turned iCloud off. My phone was still receiving messages and calls – but it was at an unknown location.

This was a hectic morning to begin with. Electricians were coming to fix a problem at my house, and I would be working from home. My wife and I have four children, my son being the oldest at 8 years old along with 6-, 5-, and 3-year-old daughters. While the three older kids now ride the bus, I normally drive my youngest to pre-school.

This already hectic day would be the day I left my iPhone on the roof of the car. Article Continues…

Mountain Lion has Wi-Fi Issues

Friday, July 27th, 2012 | Author:

What would a new OS launch be without a few hiccups?

I experienced a Wi-Fi issue on my 2008 iMac wherein Mountain Lion’s Wi-Fi connection gets really slow… dial-up slow. Restarting the modem and Airport router didn’t fix it. Only plugging in direct via ethernet fixed the issue.

I checked online and there’s only a smattering of posts with people discussing the issue. Either it’s not widespread or people haven’t noticed it yet.

One post in an Apple Discussion mentions that they took their laptop to an Apple Genius and they fixed it, but they couldn’t see what the genius did. Maybe Apple will issue an update in the future, or maybe there’s something quick an easy that fixes it.

We’ll look into it more and let you know if we come up with anything to fix this Wi-Fi slowdown issue with Mountain Lion.

If you have info on fixing, or are experiencing a similar issue leave a comment below.

 

Category: Industry News

AirPort Apparently Not The Best Place For Time Machine

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 | Author:

We’ve gotten a couple of emails from readers wondering how to get Time Machine to work with an AirPort.

Well… theoretically, getting the DeLorean up to 88 miles per hour on a long stretch of tarmac would probably be fairly straightforward. Take a base 0-60 time of 8.8 seconds, factor acceleration curve for 60-88mph, account for deceleration while swerving around the occasional 747, and you’ll need about …

… What? You meant using Time Machine via an AirPort Base Station?

Oh.

That’s something completely different – and a lot easier to talk about.

The Theory

In early 2008, Apple introduced Time Capsule, which essentially combined an AirPort Base Station and a 500GB-1TB hard drive. At first glance, replicating this setup with a AirPort Extreme Base Station would seem to be fairly simple.

First, you attach a drive (such as a NewerTech miniStack, which stacks nicely underneath) to the USB port on your Base Station. Then, mount it on your desktop like you would any other remote drive. Finally, select it as your TimeMachine backup disk and let it run. After the initial (lengthy) backup, Time Machine will mount the drive remotely when connected to the network, run its backup, then disconnect – just like with Time Capsule.

The Reality

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Category: Tech Tips

Back-To-School Savings Galore at OWC’s Garage Sale

Monday, September 12th, 2011 | Author:

Now that the school year is back in full swing, you may have noticed that your computer may need a little upgrading to help it keep up with the demands you’ll be putting on it.

So whether you’re maxing out the RAM to help you do more things at once, adding more storage to hold all those files and reports, or are just making sure you’ve got a good backup of your final thesis, you may find just what you’re looking for in our monthly Garage Sale, and the money you save means you can have something besides ramen noodles for a change.

Let’s see what kinds of things we can find this month:

Of course, you don’t need to be going back to school to enjoy these great deals, but you do need to act quickly – items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.

August Garage Sale is off and Running.

Monday, August 15th, 2011 | Author:

Summer is rapidly coming to a close and we’re already seeing “Back to School” sales popping up. While you’re stocking the kids up on folders, notebook paper and #2 pencils, why not keep your family’s Mac up-to-date with selections from this month’s Garage Sale?

As always, it’s “first-come, first served,”  so grab these great deals while you can; quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and will disappear as they’re sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.