Feb 15, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Terminal

The Terminal is a very powerful tool that comes with the Mac. It gives access to the core operating system via a command line. One of the cool things the Terminal can for you is to change hidden preferences.

There are many "hidden" files on every Mac. These hidden files contain folder icons, system data, and application information. Some of these can can be removed and they can take up a large amount of storage. There is an easy Terminal command to show and hide these files.

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Feb 14, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications

Pixelmator is the top selling application in the Mac App Store Graphics & Design category. It is a very good photo editor for less than $30. Many things that can be accomplished using Photoshop, can also be done with Pixelmator.

Pixelmator’s website has a number of tutorials. It used to be that these were the only resources available. That has now changed since Pixelmator has grown in popularity. Some additional Pixelmator resources are listed below:

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Feb 13, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 72: Soiled

Podcast Episode 72: Soiled. Mark, Karl and Werner return for another blockbuster podcast featuring analysis on iPhone and iPad domination, Apple's secret projects (fake projects), South Park and XServes, WebOS, Windows Phone 7 and India, JC Penny, and much, much more in Episode 72: Soiled.

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Feb 10, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: MacBook

 Ever since the latest MacBook Air came out last summer, it has had errors in correctly displaying brushes at different sizes. This was true for most of the graphics software, including Pixelmator, Aperture, and Photoshop.

The latest version of Pixelmator addressed this issue and fixed the brushes issue most of the time. Yet, Aperture, Photoshop, and Lightroom still had the same issues. Apple released 10.7.3 this week, and for MacBook Air graphics users, it was a big update.

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Feb 9, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iPhone

Today’s car drivers want to be more connected. New laws around the country are prohibiting drivers from using their smart phones with their hands while on the road. The car industry is trying to solve this by adding hands free electronics to their cars.

Auto companies are adding full computers to their dashboard electronics. Honda has their i-MID system with navigation, SMS text messaging, music and voice recognition. SYNC is Ford’s computer system with even more features. The rest of the industry will be sure to follow, but should they?

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Feb 8, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Chevy, Chevrolet

For those of us old enough to remember, there was a jingle that was put out by Chevy back in the 1970's. It went something like this:

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet.

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Feb 7, 2012 — by: Mark Reschke

Apple, Inc. didn't advertise during the SuperBowl this year, or did they? Evidently, Jim Cramer actually watched the SuperBowl and pointed out that the best advertisement was none other than a non-ad. Instead of Apple throwing countless millions on what is either a hit or miss commercial campaign, Apple let the players do the talking.
At the end of the game Indianapolis hall of famer Raymond Berry carried the Lombardi Trophy through a lineup of Giants players and staff. While Cramer said the number if iPhone said it all, we thought to put a quick montage of what we could – at the very least – spot on camera.

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Feb 6, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 71: Solar Flare Earnings Report. Despite the dangers of solar flares The Three Guys use their podcast powers to discuss Apple Q1 Earning Call, iPad outselling HP PC's, Kindle Fire, Google Privacy Changes and the iPad 3: Imminent. All this and much, much more in Episode 71: Solar Flare Earnings Report.

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Feb 2, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Predictions, Products, Review

Those of us who have followed Apple for three decades have been a spoiled lot. In the 80's we were introduced to the Apple II and then to the Macintosh. The Mac was an unbelievable computer that propelled us 50 years into the future compared to DOS and unix counterparts. 

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Feb 1, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iPad

 Apple has been pretty quiet the last couple of months. So have the rumors about the new products. January has come and gone without hardware updates from Apple. Some speculated Apple would bring out the Apple HDTV, but that did not pan out.

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