Mavericks install hangs with spinning beach ball – SIMPLE FIX

Apple released Mac OS X Mavericks yesterday, so I eagerly installed it on two MacBooks. The Mavericks upgrade hung on my MacBook Air. It got stuck on the startup screen with the grey Apple logo, with a colored spinning beach … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard to Mavericks upgrade – WOW, it worked!

I just upgraded my MacBook Pro from OS X Snow Leopard to Mavericks. My main pull to upgrade to Mavericks, was the potential for improved battery life – my MacBook Pro flies through its battery. The Snow Leopard to Mavericks … Continue reading

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How long does the iOS 7.0.3 update take to install?

How much time does it take to install Apple’s iOS 7.0.3 update? While the update applies, an iPhone can’t make or receive calls & text messages. I timed the update, because  I thought others might like to also know how … Continue reading

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Outlook Mac high CPU usage: possible fixes

Ian, a MacCrazy reader writes: My MacBook Pro (2.66 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, OSX Lion 10.7.4) started to be very hot and noisy (fan) immediately after I installed the Microsoft Office for Mac Service Pack 2 (14.2) … Continue reading


Happy 2012 Apple! MacBook Air Sales Jump by 3 Times

MacBook Air sales have jumped by 3 times. This jump has seen Apple sell over a million MacBook Air laptops. What’s fuelled this massive jump? MacBook Air Sales Figures Here’s some important Mac sales statistics: Worldwide from October to December … Continue reading

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The Eight Essential Keys to Great Recordings

Do you want to make great recordings? Do you want to get a studio-quality sound? These eight keys cover the essentials to make great recordings. This article is written with the Mac in mind, but I started out recording music … Continue reading

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MacBook Air & Pro External Displays – Tips for Buying & Using

Buying an external display for a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? Here’s some quick buying tips, including how to find a cheap, thin, full HD screen for $152. Already got an external screen? There’s tips for the best way to … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S Prices – Worldwide Guide

Here are the prices for Apple’s new iPhone, the iPhone 4S. Prices of the cheaper iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are included for comparison. Most iPhone 4S prices quoted in the article are for an unlocked iPhone 4S, while some … Continue reading

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How to Brighten and Dim a MacBook Screen – with HD Video

Is your MacBook screen dim? Or too bright? Using both photos and video, this article shows you how to increase the brightness of your MacBook screen and how to dim it. The article also explains why the MacBook’s display will … Continue reading

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MacBook Air Heat and Fan Noise Issues SOLVED

There’s been a number of complaints in forums about MacBook Air heat problems and fan noise or fan running constantly. What causes these heat issues? What’s the fix? Does it affect the i5 model as well as the more powerful i7? This article addresses fan … Continue reading

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MacBook Air Battery Life – 2 hours or 7 hours?

Apple claims 7 hours of battery life for the current MacBook Air 2011 / 2012 model. Upset buyers say the battery lasts 2 hours. What’s the truth? How much battery life will you get? There’s a big range in battery life reported for … Continue reading

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Is the MacBook Air i7 really only available online?

Can you really only buy a MacBook Air i7 from Apple’s online store? What if you don’t want to wait 2 to 4 days – perhaps longer – for your MacBook Air i7 to arrive? What if you want to take an i7 … Continue reading

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Can a MacBook Air run a large external display?

Can the latest MacBook Air handle a large external screen? Is the Air powerful enough? How is the response? Is there any flicker? To find out, we tested the new MacBook Air with the 27 inch Apple LED Cinema Display. See the … Continue reading

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