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How to prepare a used Mac for use

While formatting a used Mac is always best, you can set one up to be as new as possible without formatting.

By July 10, 2012


The NBN, service providers and you: what could go wrong?

Unless you've been boycotting all forms of media for the past five years, you'll be aware that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is well and truly on its way.

By May 27, 2012


Thunderbolt cables prove expensive to make cheaply

Apple's Thunderbolt cable has been criticized as expensive, but Elgato's is no cheaper.

By April 30, 2012


How to digitise your old videos

Do a spot of spring cleaning and you're likely to find a whole stack of videotapes lying around forlorn, sad and forgotten at the back of a shelf or cabinet somewhere. What should you do with these tapes?

By March 13, 2012


MainMenu may show phantom window in Expose

The utility "MainMenu" may cause Expose to display a blue background behind a phantom window.

By October 12, 2009


Elgato's EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner announced

If you've been hoping for a live television option for your iPad 2, the prospects of realizing that dream are one step closer. Mac accessory maker Elgato has announced its EyeTV Mobile iPad 2 TV Tuner, a dongle created specifically for the iPad 2 to bring live television to your mobile lifestyle.

By August 31, 2011


Weekly Utilities Update: MainMenu, OnyX, iFreeMem, more...

Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.

By October 30, 2009


CNET to the Rescue: We are done with PCs (and Macs)

Brian Cooley joins us today for an epic rant about re-installing Windows yet again. Also, great topics from listeners, including updating Android phones, using an iMac as a TV, and using solar power on laptops.

By May 18, 2011


Elgato HDHomeRun: Dual-tuner live TV streaming to Macs, PCs, iOS devices

Cord-cutters, take note: the HDHomeRun might be the sort of house-streaming TV technology you're looking for.

By May 16, 2011


Troubleshooting utility news and updates

Our utilities update report is a column on updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week, which this week covers some maintenance tools, filesystem tools, and hardware management tools.

By April 11, 2011