Month: October 2015

Tardisk: Boost internal MacBook storage – externally

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Tardisk Pear

Tardisk Boosting internal MacBook storage – externally   Apple’s habit of making its Macs ever more impervious to upgrading has become a topic of widespread scorn in recent years, with the company’s use of proprietary ‘pentalope’ screws, superglued-in batteries and soldered-down RAM chips coming in for a lot of criticism from veteran tinkerers. One component that has so far escaped Apple’s anti-upgrade sealant treatment however is the solid-state storage of Retina MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros […]

20 Mac OS X El Capitan tips, tricks and hidden features

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OS X El Capitan

The twelfth major release of OS X is now officially available on the Mac App Store. As usual, Apple’s new version of its operating system is a completely free download and comes with a bunch of new features. El Capitan has benefitted from a public beta testing programme to iron out the vast majority of bugs prior to hitting the mainstream, so as long as your Mac is compatible then there’s no reason not to […]

Ulysses: The best writing app for the Mac just got better

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Ulysses 2.2 The best writing app for the Mac just got better   Over the last year a writing app called Ulysses has slowly but surely lured me away from the likes of iAWriter and Scrivener – two very classy apps in their own right – because of its elegant focus on the act of writing and its beautiful, intuitive simplicity when it comes to organising your workflow and documents. Its concept of writing ‘sheets’ is key […]

In defence of the clean install

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I’m a great believer in the clean OS install. I’m not talking about when it comes to installing Windows – a fresh start for any new Microsoft release should really go without saying – I mean installing the latest Mac OS. I know Apple tries to make every new OS update as seamless and simple as possible to make Mac users’ lives easier, and I’m very grateful for its ‘Restore from Time Machine backup’ and ‘Migration […]

The mystery of the White Horse

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Tucked away in the hills of Oxfordshire, England, amid the upper slopes of the unassuming parish of Uffington, lies a series of winding trenches filled with crushed white chalk. Standing between the scoured lines offers only a hint of what their elegant convergence conveys from afar: a stylised representation of a horse, its sinewy, curlicue limbs outstretched in mid-gallop. Some 365 feet in length from head to tail, the White Horse of Uffington isn’t the […]