Articles posted in April, 2012

Embracing the iLife: iPad, apps, Apple TV, and all that jazz

Friday, April 20th, 2012 • 4:19 pm

This article is not about me. I am a long-time Mac user and the “iLife” has been part of my life for many years now, even though I’ve never fully embraced it, either due to technical limitations (limited bandwidth) or because of a lack of need or interest. I have several Macintosh computers, several iPods, […]

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Lion and Internet bandwidth

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 • 1:37 pm

Less than a week ago, we moved to a new house here in southwest Nova Scotia, in a part of the province that is a bit more “civilized” and actually has a couple of real alternatives for Internet access. (As regular Betalogue readers might remember, in my previous location, for many years I was limited […]

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Lion and hard drive failure

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 • 8:54 am

Yesterday morning, when I went back to my computer after a good night’s sleep, I immediately noticed that something was wrong. My first scheduled SuperDuper! backup had not completed (the backup was stuck at the last stage, ejecting the disk image). Things were a bit slow. Several applications were frozen solid. It is not the […]

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Office 2011 Service Pack 2

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 • 3:54 pm

Microsoft recently released an update called Service Pack 2 for its Office 2011 suite of Mac OS X applications. And here’s what the icon of the updater looks like: Is there a better illustration of how little Microsoft cares about the quality and polish of their Mac OS X software? They cannot even be bothered […]

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