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Using the Samsung ML-1740 Printer in Mac OS X 10.8.x “Mountain Lion”

Well, my Mac-friendly Epson color printer went down, and pressed to print some things for my son, I was forced to go to my backup printer, an old Samsung ML-1740 laser printer. The ML-1740 truly was never intended to be a Mac printer. Even when I first bought the thing, it was apparent that Mac […]

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SOLVED: Setting up a 2nd generation AirPort Express to Extend an AirPort Extreme’s Wireless Network

So, I bought a 2nd generation Apple AirPort Express to extend the wireless network of my AirPort Extreme (it’s actually a Time Capsule, but the Time Capsule is basically just an AirPort Extreme with an internal hard drive). We’ve got a couple corner’s of the house — upstairs — that are more-or-less dead zones, so […]

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Boot Camp and Mountain Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption

Setting up full disk encryption in OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” — even with a Boot Camp partition — is simple. In fact, it’s the same deal as with OS X 10.7 “Lion” (see my post from February). Couldn’t be simpler…

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HP introduces new Apple iMac

Matthew Panzarino writing at The Next Web: The Spectre One desktop, which was released in a PR flood at midnight last night, looks like absolutely nothing other than a complete clone of Apple’s iMac. Note that even the keyboard and touchpad are nearly complete clones of Apple’s offerings. This is just a sad day for […]

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Gatekeeper in OS X “Mountain Lion” looks like a step in the right direction

Rich Mogull writing at TidBITS: There are three ways to attack a computer — gain physical access, hit it over the network, or trick the user into running something they shouldn’t. Macs are reasonably well protected against two of the three. If you use a strong password and encrypt your hard disk using FileVault, only […]

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Boot Camp and Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption

So I decided that this weekend was the time that I’d finally get around to applying Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption to my Macs. Yeah, I know, I should have done it a LONG time ago, but hey–better late than never. The hurdle I had to clear was the Boot Camp partitions on my […]

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My experience with the OS X 10.7 Lion upgrade…

So I decided to upgrade my Macs to Lion. Ever fearful of Murphy’s Law, I decided to use my MacBook Pro as the test subject–even though this is the one Mac upon which I most depend. First things first, I create an up-to-the-minute bootable backup1 and verify that the backup is, in fact, bootable. Second, the […]

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OS X Lion App Compatibility

Roaring Apps has a comprehensive listing of app compatibility with OS X Lion, which will prove useful as I get prepared to upgrade; don’t want to lose any critical apps. I know I have to Upgrade Drobo Dashboard to v2.0.3, and make my backup clones of my hard drives, but the big question for me […]

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A Few Questions for Intuit from a Longtime User

A few questions for Intuit about their Quicken product(s): Could we please–please–have a new Quicken version for Mac? Quicken 2007 is really showing its age, and Quicken Essentials still sucks*. Pick one–doesn’t matter which–and make it both good and comprehensive.* While we’re at it, how about a Quicken version for iOS? Something I can sync with my […]

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