Archive for January, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mac!

January 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Being a Mac-addict and it being Super Bowl weekend, I thought I’d point out that 25 years ago during the Super Bowl, then Apple Computer aired a commercial for its new computer, the Macintosh. And to think, some people thought Apple would not survive five years…

No matter your computer preference, there’s a good chance you remember this commercial or have at least seen it. However, here’s a trivia question for you…
What other personal computer was advertised that Super Bowl featuring Bill Bixby as a pitchman? Remember seeing that one?… I didn’t think so. (Answer below the video)

The computer Bill Bixby was pitching? Radio Shack.

Categories: Hardware

What’s wrong with this picture?

January 8, 2009 Leave a comment

I have recently come across not one, but two different apps for Windows that purports to run multiple anti-malware applications on your system to help flush out any baddies that might be lurking on there.

Are you feeling gipped?  I am!  Where’s the same app for the Mac?  Now I can see why the PC folks are always saying the Mac just doesn’t have all the apps Windows does.  Sheesh…

Oh, in case you have to work with a Windows PC, following are the links.  They actually do seem like useful tools.   And a big thanks goes out to our friends at LifeHacker.

Anti-Malware Toolkit

Hitman Pro

For you new switchers out there…

January 2, 2009 Leave a comment

I occasionally come across a post by someone who’s switched from a PC to Mac, and they generally have some good advice for those of us who may be more familiar with the PC than the Mac.  I thought this post is one of those.  It’s a little bit older, but the advice still certainly applies.

As I come across more, I will add them under a new “Switching” category.

Categories: Switching

Delete the app, the whole app, and nothing but…

January 1, 2009 2 comments


Actually, when you’re ready to delete an app, you usually want to delete not only the app, but associated files as well.  Normally, if you just drag the app to the trash, you leave some stuff behind.  That’s where certain utilities by some enterprising developers come in handy to help you out.  One of these is AppTrap.  It’s the first uninstaller app I’ve put on my Mac, but so far, it seems to be working just fine.

Categories: Software, Utility