by Ryan, ryan@smalldog.com RAM, sometimes simply called memory, acts as a buffer between your computer’s CPU (processor) and its hard drive to speed up access to files and programs in use. RAM is much faster in its overall throughput (the speed data can be transfered) and latency (time to respond to requests for data). Whenever […]

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by Ryan, ryan@smalldog.com The standard downloaded software distribution medium used by OS X is called a Disk Image (.dmg). Disk images are, in my opinion, the best way to package software for distribution over the Internet to a Mac. However, many people do not grasp the concept of disk images. When you download a new […]

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Sent in by Art@smalldog.com Here are a few facts you might not know about the Magsage Airline Adapter: 1 – It works on most planes these days. You will find the plug near the front of the armrest, typically under a small panel. You will know you have power supplied to your chair, when the […]

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Occasionally when working in our Waitsfield retail store, I come across the customer who, although sick of the frustration that they have to deal with while running Windows, must still run proprietary business software that is only made for Microsoft Windows. There are a few options to accomplish this task. One option is to create […]

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Now I realize if you’re reading this, you may not exactly be the “PC type,” but it seems that there are some common myths that seem to perpetuate in even the most diehard Mac circles. Most of you may chuckle as you read through this list, but hopefully it will prove to be somewhat enlightening […]

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Leaflets is a web portal specially made for the iPhone. Some of them are just lists of web applications made specially for iPhone but some of them are more then that. Leaflets does not only contain a list of iPhone web applications but it also has links to Newsvine, an RSS reader, Flickr, Upcoming, Delicious, […]

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by Jon, jon@smalldog.com Apple offers upgrade Kits for Mac Pro, Mac Mini and PowerMac G5 with the requirement that they are to be installed by Apple Authorized service providers only. Some people, including myself (to a point), feel the prohibition against self-installation not entirely necessary. When installing Airport/Bluetooth upgrades on a Mac Pro, even a […]

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While I love Quicktime and the good old Quicktime Player (especially for watching H.264 High-Definition footage, there are times when I want to see video that’s not supported by Quicktime (or that Quicktime chokes on), such as flash video. This is when I turn to alternate video players. I used to always turn to VLC […]

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PC World put the iPhone through several tests to see if it would scratch or break. The most damage it took was some scratches after being dropped on the concrete. It did very well when it got shaken up in a bag full of keys and even when the tester took a key and moved […]

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If you’re looking to develope some web applications for the iPhone then iPhoney can help you out. It’s a small application that looks like an iPhone and allows you to view your iPhone web applications just as it would look from a real iPhone. Overall it works pretty well, unfortunately you don’t get the cool […]

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