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Simple Keyboard ‘Function Key Trick’ Easily Overlooked

Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Author:

For years, I’ve continued to use my Apple Extended Keyboard II with a Griffin iMate (no longer available… actually both are long gone today) as my primary office keyboard. It’s sad that they don’t make that keyboard anymore, although the Matias Tactile Pro is pretty darn close. The applications I use all day make use of those function keys and as the Apple Keyboard II predates all those ‘new’ Mac control functions today’s keyboards are labeled with, they are simply boring old Function Keys with no secondary functions. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

A Closer Look At Thunderbolt External Storage

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 | Author:

Ever since Thunderbolt was introduced last year, we’ve had users asking for that interface on OWC and Newer Technology drives. Not only that—but with FireWire 800 and USB present too. Thunderbolt is truly a remarkable interface that opens a lot of expansion options, and users typically cite speed, power, and flexibility as the forces that make the product great. To paraphrase though, ‘with great power comes greater complexity’. This complexity is both in the implementation of Thunderbolt as well as considerations for when Thunderbolt is truly the ideal solution. Article Continues…

Rumors Surround the 2012 Apple iOS Event

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 | Author:

In case you haven’t heard, Apple’s annual September iOS event is going down tomorrow. As with just about every Apple event, the rumor mills are in high gear, all trying to predict what new items and features we’ll see on the new iPhones, iPads, and iPods this time around. Sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming.

To help (or is that hinder?) separation of the wheat from the chaff, we’ve collected a number of the more popular rumors around the event and assembled them out here for easy consumption.

So, what kinds of hardware are we likely to see after Apple’s standard “how we’re doing” intro? Well.. let’s take a look: Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

OWC Introduces “techKNOWlogy” Video Series

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | Author:

One of the things that we constantly get comments on are our Instructional Series of videos, which show you how to install memory, hard drives, and other upgrades into your Mac.

Now, we’d like to announce our new series, techKNOWlogy, which, instead of concentrating on the physical installation, looks more at using your Mac once your new hardware is already installed. In each episode, one of our OWC staffers will walk you through one of a wide range of topics – from showing you how to create a backup plan for your home computer to explaining the benefits and drawbacks to different RAID configurations.

For our first episode, we’re addressing a common scenario: if you’re adding a faster second drive (such as an SSD/Data Doubler kit), how do you set up your Mac so that the OS runs off the faster (but probably smaller) drive while seamlessly keeping your data files on the (probably larger) original drive?

Well, we’ve put together a method to make sure everything gets where it needs to go and OWC Vic will walk you through it, step by step.

Check it out below and be sure to stop back here at the OWC Blog often for more updates. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

First Garage Sale of the Year!

Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Author:

Well, it’s a busy, busy, busy time of year for us. We’re winding down from the holidays, we’ve got a lot of products being released/announced at CES, and we’re looking forward to Macworld, too. However, we’ve always got time for a great deal, and our Garage Sale Page is chock full of them.

So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what you can find this month:

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.