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My 2006 Mac Pro Is Having Issues…

I’ve loved this computer since I bought it in November 2006. It’s a massive workhorse, still. 2 dual-core 2.66GHz Xeon chips. 12 GB of RAM. 4 TB of hard disk. Still a fast machine. But it’s having problems. I think it’s just … Continue reading

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A Sad Day: Steve Jobs Is Gone

It’s a sad day in the world. A visionary man has left us. Thanks, Steve, for all the great products that I use every day. I wish I could take credit for the sad Mac image, but I found it … Continue reading

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Two Features To Make Lion’s Launchpad Perfect

One of the features in Lion that I didn’t think I would like has become one of my favorites: Launchpad. This is essentially Springboard from iOS, but for the Mac. It’s a nice iOS-like view of your /Applications folder, that … Continue reading

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My Lion “Clean Install” Saga

Updated! Scroll down for the latest. I upgraded my 2011 Macbook Pro and my 2006 Mac Pro to Lion on Day 1. The MBP has had no problems at all. The Mac Pro, on the other hand, was acting a … Continue reading

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OSX Lion To Lion File Sharing Not Working – How To Fix It

After upgrading both my Macs to Lion on Wednesday, I discovered this morning that I can no longer mount shared folders between them. I tried going in both directions, and both failed with a very non-intuitive “Connection failed” message. I … Continue reading

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Xcode 4.1 Not Installing? Try This.

Apple released OSX Lion earlier today, but Xcode 4.0.2 is not compatible with it. Later in the day, they released Xcode 4.1 for Lion through the Mac App Store. I saw some comments from people saying that at about 80% … Continue reading

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Make a Copy of the OSX Lion Installer BEFORE You Run It!

If you’re planning on downloading OSX Lion from the Mac App Store and installing it on multiple Macs, heed my warning to make a copy of the .dmg file before you actually install it. I learned the hard way this … Continue reading

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