Month: January 2008

When good computers go bad

For the most part my MacBook has been a great machine, but recently it has decided to become evil. It all started when I downloaded and installed the most recent software updates – Front Row, Security Update, iTunes and Quicktime.

Get two computers in one with Parallels and Boot Camp

When Apple moved to Intel chips and introduced the MacBook, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro (and now, MacBook Air), people were excited to find a way to have both operating systems on one machine. That would allow the best of

Thin is In: The New MacBook Air

At Macworld 2008 today, Steve Jobs unveiled a brand new notebook called the MacBook Air. There is no shortage of information about it, including the official site, Engadget and This 0.78″ wedge-shaped computer – billed as the “world’s thinnest

Properly label iTunes movies

With the advent of the iPod Video, iTunes let you organize your movies into one convenient location. However, if you are anything like me, you’ve collected a large number of videos that aren’t exactly “movies”. You might have TV Shows,

Using true 5.1 surround sound with a MacBook

So you just got a new MacBook, have a big, powerful surround sound system, and want the two to cooperate with each other. What do you do? One of the little known features of the MacBook, as well as all