Over the last few years I've installed, reinstalled, wiped etc., quite a few desktop machines and laptops. (see an earlier post on this topic) My latest machine (Macbook Air) arrived earlier today, so I've been setting it up in between answering emails, phone calls etc., Here's what I have on it so far: Microsoft Office. We're a Microsoft partner and a LOT of … [Read more...] about Which Software Is Essential On Your Laptop?
Firefox is a wonderful piece of software, but sometimes it has issues.. Trying to debug the problem can be made a lot easier if you start the browser in "safe mode" ie. with addons and plugins disabled On OSX you can do this by holding down the "option" key when starting Firefox (it's the key with "alt" on the top) … [Read more...] about Quick Fix – Starting Firefox In Safe Mode on OSX
Sky have been promoting their Sky Player service for quite some time.At the moment you can access it on the XBox, though for some odd reason the XBox version doesn't have access to the "premium" content ie. Sky Box Office.So if, like me, you don't have a phone line setup with your Sky box and you don't run Windows, your options are a bit limited.You can, however, watch Sky Box … [Read more...] about Sky Player On Mac – Quick Review
Image via CrunchBaseWhile upgrading to Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro went well I realised that doing a completely fresh install would probably be a good idea. Why? When I got the MBP about two years ago it had OSX Tiger on it, which was then upgraded to Leopard and that was upgraded to Snow Leopard. God only knows what kind of crud was left hanging around the system. I also … [Read more...] about Reducing Clutter On A Mac – Doing A Clean Install Of Snow Leopard
I use Firefox both in work and at home, so I'm used to using it on both OSX and Linux (Ubuntu). Since so much of what I do is either centred around email or web based systems, my usage of my browser and a few other tools, is quite important to me. Things that make my life that little bit easier are always welcome. So which addons do I currently have installed: Google toolbar - … [Read more...] about Firefox Plugins To Make Things Easier