Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This is for my iPhone app.... ignore this post

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Time Machine Setup: For first-time users

Time Machine is one of the best ways I have seen to back up your Mac. It allows you to back up all of your files, including your operating system, and then come back to them later in a very organized fashion.
One of the most amazing features about Time Machine is that it knows when all of your files and drafts of files were on your computer. Think about the definition of a time machine. It works the same way on a Mac. You can use Time Machine to go back in time, find a file that you once had on your internal hard drive, and bring it to the present. That's what makes it the best way to backup your files out there.

The Setup:
System Requirements: Mac running OS X Leopard (10.5)
Warning: If you have a second hard drive in a Mac Pro or want to setup Time Machine over a wireless network, these following steps are not for you.

Step 1:
Connect your external hard drive to your Mac.

Step 2: If you connecting this hard drive for the first time, it will ask you if you would like to use the hard drive for a Time Machine backup. Select yes.

Step 3: Open up "System Preferences".

Step 4: Click "Time Machine" under the "System" section.

Step 5: If Time Machine is not already turned on, you will need to go ahead and do that. There is an on/off switch in the preferences pane.

Step 6: Select "Choose your Backup Disk" or "Change Disk"

Step 7: Choose your hard drive from the drop-down menu and select "Use as Backup".

Step 8: Time Machine is going to start backing up your whole system within a few minutes. If your external hard drive does not have a large capacity, you might want to exclude some folders. To do this, simply click the "Options" button and add some folders to the list that you do not want to back up.

Great, now Time Machine is set up. To view all of your backed up files, open the Time Machine application. Enjoy!

-Alex Bates

Please feel free to leave a comment for any reason. Let me know what you think should be added to this article or what your experience was trying to setup Time Machine.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apple sued over 3G connectivity

First Complaint

AppleInsider reports that Apple was sued because (so called faulty) iPhone 3Gs will not keep connected to the AT&T network.

This lawsuit was filed by Jason Medway in California this week. He filed this suit on behalf of himself and many other people that purchasd iPhone 3Gs this past year. This problem could be taking place in more than just California.

The reason that Medway filed this lawsuit is because he believes that Apple is not keeping its promises about the iPhone 3Gs transistion speeds. Even though Apple was replacing iPhones with this problem, customers will still experiencing the same problem even after they had a new phone

Second Complaint

For the second time this week, a complaint has been filed relating to the iPhone 3G connectivity. This complaint was filed by Alyce R. Payne, William French, Karen Michaels, and Lorna Harris in Texas. They claim that Apple is not following their contract and warranty. They also say that both Apple and AT&T have had misleading advertisement for the iPhone.

Multiple tests have been run on the iPhone 3G and show that it doesn't have faulty hardware. This problem may in fact be related to the 3G service from AT&T. This time, the plaintiff appears to be aiming the responsibility towards AT&T instead of Apple (except for the warranty part).

Once again, you can find the full article at AppleInsider:

The GSM chip in the iPhone- proven not faulty:


My opinion is that this is AT&T's problem. I have a 3G phone running on the AT&T network. It is fairly new but still not not connect very well. My dad has a new iPhone 3G and his signal seems even better than mine. So I think it is AT&T's problem overall and they should work on expanding their cellular range.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

AT&T teaming with Apple to make 3G-ready MacBooks?

AppleInsider mentions that AT&T could be working with Apple to make 3G-ready MacBooks to help boost its cellular business.

Glenn Laurie, AT&T's Emerging Devices Group president, says that he would like his company to deal with more than the iPhone when it comes to Apple. It makes since that AT&T could be trying to expand its contracts with Apple to help them make more money in the long run. Glenn infers that AT&T is working on expanding to non-phone devices that also run on the cellular network.

In the past Steve Jobs has mentioned that Apple is doing investigations on the technology. He also said that that he does not want to have their laptops rely on carriers to expand the wireless range. It is unknown is Apple will decide to do this in the future or not.

Another possibility is that future MacBooks could have built-in 3G standard, but not require you to sign a service agreement when you buy the laptop. This would make more since for Apple to do if they wanted to give people more options when they are searching for a laptop.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.