Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Our iMac isn’t feeling well. On Friday it locked up and now refuses to boot. I ran diagnostics over the weekend and am trying to repair the hard drive, but it seems like the drive is completely toast. I plan on writing a post with the complete symptoms and tests in a day or so, [...]

I just received an email from Ceiva asking me to try their new iPhoto plugin. This plugin is still in beta testing, but is available for anyone to download and test out. Using the plugin you can export your iPhoto pictures to any Ceiva frame or album. The plugin installs easily and adds a new [...]

Jamie has become very fascinated with our new Mac and loves hammering on the keyboard. When I see her headed that way I’ll startup Alpha Baby so she can play without accidentally deleting something. The other day, however, she worked some magic on the keyboard and suddenly the Mac was speaking to us. Every window [...]

The photo booth is perfect for when you’re feeling goofy or bored. Sorry John but I had to post your freaky one! I put in a normal one to makeup for it (and a bad one of me too).

I heard about a great free kids program on Jumping Monkeys a few weeks ago called Alphababy.  This is a Mac only program so when we got our new computer I was excited to get a chance to try it out.  Alphababy is very simple concept.   When you run it the screen turns white and [...]

Now that all my files are on our iMac I’m trying to figure out how to everything. OS 10 is still foreign to me, but fortunately Google is there to help me. Here’s a simple tip I found: Sending pictures to Ceiva from iPhoto is incredibly easy. Simply login in to your Ceiva account and [...]

I have often heard mac users complain about Apple’s Mighty Mouse.  My only experience had been the hockey puck mouse that they released about 7 years ago.  It was a horrible, ergonomical  torture device. With that experience in mind, I was curious to see what the new mouse is like and despite Heather’s immediate complaints [...]

Macs have a lot of powerful programs. I’m busy getting iTunes setup with video podcasts and new playlists, importing old video with iMovie, Time Machine is backing everything up every hour, but it’s the little things that really make you appreciate making the switch from Windows. We’re having a lot of fun goofing around with [...]

After a year of soul searching, researching, and drooling I have finally made the switch and used our tax rebate to purchase an iMac. This move is still a little shocking to me because a year ago I was waiting for Vista to be released so I could buy a new PC. When I started [...]