 Apple Fans Since 1982

Author: Ed Matlock

DVD for March 2015

This month’s DVDs contain the following items: Adblock Plus for Safari AppCleaner 2.3 AppDelete CleanApp 5.0.0 Beta 5 Duplicate Annihilator for Photos Duplicate Annihilator for iPhoto Adobe Flash Player 16 Google Drive iTrash OnyX Toast Titanium All included applications are provided either as shareware trials or freeware. See each product’s page linked above for more details on licensing or to…

DVD for February 2015

Included in this month’s DVD is the following items: AdwareMedic 2.2.1 – remove adware simply Alfred 2.6_374 – application launcher using keyboard shortcuts Cocktail – shareware system utility FastTasks 2_v1_63 – trouble shooting aoo Garmin Express – update your GPS Flash Player 16 iTunes 12.1 – store & play music, update-sync iPad and iPhone OnyX – free system utility OS X Yosemite…

Revolution in the Valley

Revolution In The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How The Mac Was Made By Andy Hertzfeld Published by O’Reilly Media For those with a keen interest in the history of the Macintosh, this is the book for you. As soon as I bought it, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. That hasn’t happened to me since the last…

10.3.2 Slow Boot Up

At the Jan. 15th meeting I showed how performing a simple modification reduced startup times dramatically. The information for the modification came from 3 articles published by MacFixit, Macintouch, and Apple. These 3 articles have been reprinted below. On the schools iMac that I performed the mod on for the demo, the boot times went from 1 minute 45 seconds…