If you have an iMac with Thunderbolt or USB 3 but without an SSD you can boot from a full-speed external SSD without opening the case. It’s possible for that Mac to boot in under 30 seconds and to jump generations ahead for under $200.
I’m not sure how many people are aware of this – but Firefox is now celebrating it’s 8th birthday. Eight years since Mozilla dubbed Firebird, Firefox and sent the little browser that could out into the world to start the next browser war. My life was profoundly changed by this project that did much to […]
Windows has a few really cool tricks for managing applications that get almost no attention, but once you discover them can dramatically improve your workflow. You can drag the title bar of any resizable application window to the left or right side of your screen to have it resize to exactly fill that half of […]
When helping someone debug their computer this comes up a lot. If things aren’t good in Windows-land, getting your computer to boot into safe mode can sometimes give you enough access to your computer to recover Windows. If you need to uninstall a misbehaving application, troubleshoot a blue screen of death (BSOD) or remove a […]
I love disruptive companies that spring up in markets that are traditionally dominated by powerful corporations and monopolies and force everyone to reconsider the product or business model involved. In Canada and US, one such dominated market is cellular service. Everyone knows they’re being ripped off, but no one really has any choice or say in the matter so […]