There’s a good chance you were spending the holiday yesterday in the company of your irreplaceable family members and friends. There’s also a good chance you were too busy to spend any time with something else that’s irreplaceable – your data.
March 31 was World Backup Day – a yearly tradition that serves as a friendly reminder for you to double-check your backups or establish a backup plan for your important data if you haven’t already done so. And despite the spirit of today’s tradition, having reliable backup options is no joke. Article Continues…
The OWC video team has been in high gear these last few weeks, kicking out several videos showing you how to upgrade your Macs and showing what those upgrades can do!
So pop on over to our Tech Center or our YouTube Channel to check out
We’ve got more exciting videos in the works, too, so stay tuned!
Things have been exciting here on the OWC video front. Not only do we have a bunch of videos that we’ve produced internally, but we also have some now rolling in from CES a couple weeks ago.
Let’s start with the latter. While we had a couple of interview videos to show you when we got back from CES, a couple more have come in since then:
We’ve been busy on the home front, too. Our Instructional Series of videos now includes instructions for installing the NewerTech NuVue Screen Protector for iPhone 4 as well as a new, cleaner look for the video page overall.
We’ve also got a few more exciting videos on the way, including installation videos for the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express in a 2010 MacBook Air, the Mercury Aura Pro MBA in a 2008/2009 MacBook Air, and more speed shootouts.
Keep an eye here on the OWC Blog or on our YouTube Channel to get the latest updates.
Since about OS X 10.4 or so, Apple has included an application—Front Row—that allows you to play movies and music stored in your iTunes library, in your Movies folder and DVDs with a simple, easy-to-read interface similar to the one on the AppleTV. This is great if you have, say, a Mac mini attached to your home entertainment center or are using an iMac in place of a television in a dorm room. (I’m sure there are other combinations as well, but I’m not going to waste half an article rattling them off…)
However, there is a somewhat annoying aspect to Front Row. Command-Esc, the command used to launch Front Row from the keyboard, is very close to Command-`(just to the left of the 1, underneath Esc), which allows you to switch between the windows in a single app.
As I use the latter command often (I usually have 2 or three browser windows open at once), and I am (for lack of a better term) a klutz, I often hit Command-Escape by accident, which of course sets off Front Row, which is usually then followed by a rather colorful stream of expletives.
Finally, I had enough. It was time to stop Front Row’s unintended launching once and for all. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to do.
Just as we mentioned last week, we’re putting together a bunch of new instructional videos for upgrading the Macs released this month. They will be released over the coming weeks. This week, we’ve managed to pump out not one, but two instructional videos for you!
Head on over to our Tech Center or our YouTube channel and learn how to upgrade both the memory and the hard drive in that perennially upgrade-challenged Mac: the Mac mini. We must warn you: this upgrade is not for the faint-of-heart.
Don’t worry, though. If, after seeing the videos, you decide that you’d like to have the upgrade, but without the fuss of doing it yourself, we’ve got you covered there, too. Check out our upgrade service, where you can have these upgrades performed by our crack in-house technicians. You can think of them like personal trainers for your mini.
In the meantime, we’re going to keep cranking out the videos, so you can learn how to upgrade the rest of the updated Macs.