After months of development and anticipation, Apple has released OS 10.5.2 (Patio, you can finally upgrade to Leopard!) You can read about the update here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307109 A large number of minor bugs are addressed by this update, along with a smaller number of larger issues. Important -Read before installing: Apple strongly recommends that you back […]

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I’ve never completely understood the interest in “unboxing photos.” These are photos of new products, especially Apple products, being opened (unboxed) and posted to the internet. You can find these by searching for “unboxing” on Flickr or Google. The best unboxing photos I’ve ever seen feature a brand new Apple //c . It was factory […]

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By Jon@Smalldog.com Portable computers are lovely, but delicate. We see and service many machines with physical damage, and can often repair machines for literally $1000 less than Apple’s flat rate damage repairs; some of the most common damage we see is with pinched optical drive slots. This is caused when the user picks up his […]

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Not only is today the Keynote address by Steve Jobs at MacWorld in San Francisco, it is the release day for Microsoft Office Mac 2008, the first full new version of the suite since Office 2004. There are several versions of the new Office 2008 software, each with different features and price points. All three […]

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UPDATE: Intuit has fixed the issue. Read more here. When I first got the email mentioning a QuickBooks bug that deletes EVERYTHING on the user’s desktop, I thought it was spam. However, it appears that this does indeed exist. If you are a QuickBooks user, please read the following information from our Service Operations Manager, […]

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Yesterday, Amazon announced that they will be selling music downloads for less than what Apple charges at the iTunes Store, AND the files are DRM-free (read: unlocked and copyable). Their downloading venture is called Amazon MP3, and the store boasts a $.10 savings per song compared to the iTunes Store and this MP3 format is […]

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Today Google released their web version of Keynote or PowerPoint. It’s part of the Google Docs suite so as long as you have yourself a Google account you can start making presentations! You can import PowerPoint files, export to HTML, format text with many different options, have versions of a single file, collaborate with other […]

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By Jon, jon@smalldog.com (written by Jon, posted by Ed) Seagate has stopped production of ATA/IDE hard drives now that the vast majority of newly manufactured computers employ serial-ATA (SATA) drives. Serial ATA drives are faster than their ATA counterparts, and all Apple computers now include serial ATA hard drives; TV and iPod still use the […]

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by Matt, matt@smalldog.com (written by Matt, posted by Ed) Here at Small Dog, we strive to help the environment in any way we can. Vermonters from all over dropped off over 55 tons of electronic waste at our South Burlington location at a free recycling event, we use compact fluorescent light bulbs where possible, eat […]

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