Category Archives: Mac

Network Rockstar has some tips, and scripts, that should help speed up CrashPlan Backups by changing a configuration parameter. Seems to work fairly well…

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The Hackintosh Way – Part 3

I’ve slowly added back in some of the additional hardware I got for this machine, ensuring that everything works smoothly across the way. I also set up the machine to use my machine’s iTunes library in order to test fullscreen … Continue reading

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The Hackintosh Way – Part 1

I’m finally taking the leap and building a Hackintosh – the old Mac mini I’ve been running at home is just way too slow anymore to keep up with our iTunes and iPhoto libraries, not to mention the web and … Continue reading

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On Taking Pictures has a cool series of blog posts about planning and constructing an Ivy Bridge Hackintosh desktop machine. May be a good pattern to follow…

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Hackintosh Under the Hood: Post-Installation System Overview is exactly what it sounds like – a 14-minute video that describes the various files necessary to run a Hackintosh and their functions.

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Tonido lets you use your home computer as a “personal cloud” with access from other machines, mobile devices, etc. over the network. May be worth checking out!

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I’ve found a couple good sites for OFX bank codes to use when hacking Quicken Web Connect files (part 1, part 2) for use with Quicken 2007. The first is OFX Home; the second is a wiki page for GnuCash.

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I’m thinking about getting an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard to go with my new Magic Trackpad. If I do, I might get a Bluefin or MagicWand in order to turn them into a single unit.

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Lifehacker provides the Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh. A handy starting point for the future!

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The Apple Blog provides some tips on how to use (rip and view) Blu-ray discs on a Mac.

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