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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Diagnosing a slow running Mac – Part 1: Memory

This short series will discuss some of the common problems that can slow your Mac down dramatically. In this installment we’ll look at memory, also known as RAM. Over the years I’ve had probably hundreds of people say to me … Continue reading

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Save money with iStockPhoto credit codes

If like me, you provide web design services to clients in and around Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Bath or Bristol, you’re probably spending a fair amount of time looking for good images to make your web design stand out. You’ll … Continue reading

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Using Apple Hardware Test on your MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro

Back in the good ol’ days, if you wanted to find out if you had a hardware fault with a Mac, you need to use the Apple Hardware Test CD that came with your Mac, or use the restricted Apple … Continue reading

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Using Subversion with Netbeans

We’ve all done it. Spent hours working on some changes to a website, then saved over the top of them and not been able to undo far enough to get back to where we were. It’s a sickening feeling. However … Continue reading

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Dirt cheap iPod Touch for students when you buy a Mac

As you may know, Apple offers a nice discount to students in full-time education of around 6%. But you might not know that if you buy a Mac and an iPod Touch through the AppleStore for Education before 7th September, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 2011 Outlook for Mac catches up with Windows.

It’s been nearly 10 years since Microsoft last had a true Exchange compatible mail client, the much missed Outlook 2001. Office 2011 for Mac finally brings back a true replacement, not the crippled Entourage that we’ve been forced to use … Continue reading

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Ultra cheap refurbished Apple iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros

UPDATE: If you look on Amazon and hunt around a little you can find good deals on Macbook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBooks or iMacs you can often find brand new ones for prices very close to what Apple are selling Refurbs … Continue reading

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Improve performance of Macs with PPC chips

Older Macs used to use a type of chip family called PowerPC (PPC). You’ll probably know them as G3, G4 or G5 Macs. If you’re still using one of these machine, you’re probably noticing more and more that they feel … Continue reading

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WordPress security basics

I’ve just had an interesting little chat with a Web Designer based in Bradford on Avon about WordPress security. Due to valid concerns about the updates breaking his clients’ WordPress sites, he’s been advising them not to install the updates … Continue reading

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Bulk updating prices in Magento e-Commerce

Keeping your product catalog up-to-date is always a bit of a pain. Whilst Magento provides you with a very sophisticated multiple product/attribute editing system, you can only do this on 200 products at most. So what do you do if … Continue reading

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