April 25, 2014

News: Apple Launches iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement

Apple launched a new program for owners of iPhone 5 models that have developed faulty home buttons. The program covers devices made from launch through March 2013, and will result in the device being repaired by Apple…

April 23, 2014

News: Apple Reports Q2 Results, Stock Split

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ending March 29, 2014. In the conference call, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share…

April 22, 2014

Review: Overmacs PhotoSweeper

PhotoSweeperIf you’re like me, your digital photo library may span years—even decades. Although programs like iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom try to help with keeping photos organized, multiple cameras types, accidental extra imports, and even simple file duplications are bound to happen. While some tools are included in these programs for sorting and finding duplicates, PhotoSweeper by Overmacs is a $10 utility that hopes to make the process even easier…

April 18, 2014

Article: Tinkering with Old PCs, Chromium OS, and OS X

In my spare time over the last week, I spent more time messing with a pair of older PCs than I would care to admit. Although I prefer Apple’s products, I do spend a fair amount of time with Windows at work, and don’t really waste a lot of time or energy complaining about Windows or PC hardware. That being said, we had a couple of old machines laying around—HP Compaq (yes, both brands are present) 6710b and nc6320 laptops to be exact—they were sold around 2006 and 2007 primarily to business customers…

April 10, 2014

Article: Requiem for Windows XP

Earlier this week, Microsoft officially stopped supporting Windows XP. Although it continues to function as expected and is installed on millions of computers worldwide, it’s ancient—it came from an era before notable gadgets like the iPod or RAZR, where a computer was truly the only way to get real work done. Considering all of this, it is truly amazing how the Windows XP’s customers kept it popular much longer than most computer operating systems typically last…