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MacBook Air hard drive too small? Fit a bigger one!

One of the biggest problems with MacBook Air is the small hard drive they ship with. Solid State Hard drives are fantastic, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you manage to fill up even a 250GB SSD if you’ve got … Continue reading

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New MacBooks featuring USB3 – where now for Thunderbolt?

As widely anticipated, Apple have released updated MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Price points have generally stayed the same as before, but we’ve got some nice speed bumps and new features. Foremost among these is the introduction of USB3… Where now … Continue reading

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Cheap replacement for a Mac Superdrive

If you find that your Mac’s Superdrive has stopped working, or you’ve replaced your internal Superdrive to fit a solid-state hard drive and need a cheap way to get a working CD and DVD reader or recorder, your options are … Continue reading

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Cheap Dell P and U series monitors as good as Apple Cinema displays

Whilst I’d love to be able to afford one of Apple’s 27″ Cinema Displays, the truth is they’re hugely expensive in comparison to a 22, 23 or 24″ quality display from Dell or Samsung. About 6 months ago I bought … Continue reading

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How can I buy Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac cheap?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “what’s the cheapest way to get Microsoft Office for Mac?” Whether you’re a Windows Switcher, a student or home user, chances are that at some point you’ll have to work … Continue reading

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Wait before upgrading to Lion OS X 10.7!

I’ve just been speaking to a client in Marshfield who’s just bought a new iMac from the AppleStore in Bath. The sales person was enthusiastically telling them how they could get their free upgrade to Lion when it comes out … Continue reading

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Ultra cheap refurbished Sandybridge MacBook Pro i7 2011

UPDATE: If you look on Amazon for Macbook Pros you can often find brand new ones for prices very close to what Apple are selling Refurbs at… Apple have just started to sell “Sandy Bridge” Refurbished MacBook Pros on the … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Time Machine backups…

Time Machine is a excellent technology and Apple has greatly simplified taking a backup of your Mac. But what do you do if it stops working? I recently had a call from a client in Bristol needing Mac Technical Support, … Continue reading

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Cheap Refurbished iPads from 289 pounds…

UPDATE: If you  look on Amazon for iPads and accessories there are some pretty respectable savings on new Apple iPad and iPad2, and some great prices on used ones. If you can live without the video cameras on the new iPad 2, … Continue reading

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On-site Apple Support for iMac in Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Yesterday I was with a client in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who had a problem with their rather elderly Mac. It’s not that often I get to work on a G4 iMac these days, so it was a nice change. Their Mac … Continue reading

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