Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Using a Mac, when everybody around you is using a PC and the very institution your work for or learn from has little or no support for the operating system can be difficult. However, Apple’s advance to far more reliable hardware, the myriad of quality, often free learning software out there and a little passion […]

Generally, I don’t post news that’s probably been repeated thousands of times around the interwebs here at TB Tech – however, this evening has proved too important. Our friends at Engadget have just broken the news that Vodafone (my chosen carrier) has indeed signed a massive contract with Apple, and it will soon be selling […]

When first buying my Mac, I was still something of an Apple beginner. So Microsoft Office for Mac (2004 at that stage) looked very enticing. Pity it was only designed for PowerPC processors, and therefore had to run through Rosetta, the Apple technology that ‘translated’ PowerPC-native apps into something an Intel processor could read. And […]

On its release, Leopard received a bit of ‘flak’ for the inclusion of Cover Flow — the rich album art-based interface of iTunes 7 — in the Mac OS X Finder, which is similar to Windows Explorer on a PC. I don’t think it was fair to criticise Apple for the option to use Cover […]

Update Psytar has changed their Leopard PC’s name from ‘Open Mac’ to ‘Open Computer’… good luck shaking off Apple’s lawyers. The OSX-86 project, or “Hackintosh”, has existed for quite some time now. Basically, it allows any person with a modern Intel-powered computer, fairly similar in specs to modern Macs, to run the Mac OS X […]

One of Apple’s more obscure products is their Cinema Display line — they mainly serve the purpose as displays for Mac Pro towers, but they’re an elegant piece of design that probably deserves more promotion. However, the current models are getting a bit long in the tooth. Our graphic designer and fellow blogger, Will, is […]

One of the several enhancements of Mac’s OS X Leopard over its predecessor, Tiger, is the feature of Spaces — a number of virtual desktops that can stretch from two to over thirty. When you enter the Spaces viewer to move application windows from Space to Space, generally, we’ll drag and redrag all the individual […]