Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available for desktops and laptops on July 29th. The company promised to roll out Windows 10 in mid-2015 for free and has kept its promise. But Windows 10 won't stay free forever; starting July 29th, users will have one year to download the free upgrade. After that,… Continue reading Windows 10 available July 29. Here’s how to reserve your free copy
After I built a kick-ass gaming PC last year, I vowed never to go back to a console again but one genre of games has given me second thoughts: racing simulators. While there are plenty of PC racing games, they just don't appeal to me. You have your hyper-simulators like Simraceway to your arcade racers like Need… Continue reading Opinion: There are no great PC racing games
Look what just arrived at the office! The Schiit Magni will be part of my work audio setup as it's the perfect size and powerful enough to drive just about any dynamic headphone. It will work perfectly with my AKG K550. I had been using my Grado RA-1 for the past year at work but… Continue reading Unboxing the Schiit Magni
Below is a list of the applications that got me through 2010. Some are oldies that have gotten even better and some I have discovered this year. These are the top ten Macintosh applications that I cannot live without. Be sure to tell us what applications are in your top ten! Click to continue reading.… Continue reading Top 10 Mac Apps of 2010
Every time Apple releases an OS update, GrowlMail breaks. It's been weeks since Mail 4.4 was released but GrowlMail has yet to be updated to work with the new version. I began poking around the Internets for an alternative and I found a pretty clever work around over at Macworld.com that I want to share.… Continue reading Alternative to GrowlMail
I used to press the power button on my computer and ate breakfast while I wanted for it to boot. Since installing a solid state drive (SSD) as a boot volume, I no longer need to. I was skeptical at first how much a SSD could improve performance but after installing one into my MacBook… Continue reading Optical Media Be Damned: Installing Second Hard Drive in MacBook Pro Optical Drive Bay
Gizmodo reports this evening that Psystar, the company that I reported to be building the OpenMac in my previous post, is ready to take on Apple in courts if need be. A representative from Psystar explains that Apple's EULA for OS X violates "U.S. monopoly laws." Another Psystar empolyee gave this example about Apple's EULA… Continue reading Psystar to Apple: Bring it On!!!
Image via GizmodoOK, I usually don't get excited about a lot of things but this has got me hot and bothered. A company named Psystar has released a Mac Clone for $399 and up. It's basically PC hardware that can run the OS X kernel natively, meaning you can run Leopard without a problem. They'll… Continue reading Mac Clone: A Poke in the Eye for Job, a C&D for Psystar
Apple finally rolled out their major update for Leopard. Hopefully this will fix my kernel panics. If you haven't already gotten the update, click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and then Software Update.
OS 10.5 is offically released today and the reviews are pouring in. So far there's a unanimous "Sweet" from the tech community. Though not "revolutionary," it is certainly "evolutionary," according to the Wall Street Journal's very own, Walt Mossberg. There's going to be a "Leopard release party" at the UCI Computer store tonight where all… Continue reading Happy Leopard Release Day!
Geek Squad is under fire again as The Consumerist follows a story about how a lady named Lorraine brought her laptop to the Geek Squad to fix and never saw it again. This is after The Consumerist found a Geek Squad employee stealing porn off of a customer's computer. I know of no one who… Continue reading Geek Squad Under Fire (Again)
News about the new XPS M1730 have been surfacing slowly and the more information that is revealed, the more I want it. Today Engadget reported that the new XPS will have TWO Nvidia GeForce GO 8700M GTs in a scalable link interface. This this will make any game look amazing and hopefully won't get Bioshocked.… Continue reading Dell XPS M1730