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Solid State Hard drive upgrade service

If you’re wondering what you can do to improve the performance of your Mac, there’s one thing above all others that will improve performance. Simply put, replace the internal mechanical hard drive (HD) with a Solid State Drive (SSD). Even … Continue reading

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Configuring APC correctly to optimise Magento performance

Magento is a wonderful way of quickly and inexpensively creating an ecommerce website, but it does have some major downsides. The complexity of theming it is well know, as is the extremely mediocre performance on typically web hosting. There are … Continue reading

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Diagnosing a slow running Mac – Part 5: Choosing a new Mac

In this short series we’ve discussed some of the common problems that can slow your Mac down dramatically. In the final installment we’ll look at how you can make informed decisions about what new Mac you should buy. Let’s assume … Continue reading

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Diagnosing a slow running Mac – Part 4: Applications

This short series will discuss some of the common problems that can slow your Mac down dramatically. In this installment we’ll look at individual applications. If you’ve eliminated RAM, processor and hard drive performance, then the only remaining thing to … Continue reading

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Diagnosing a slow running Mac – Part 3: Storage

This short series will discuss some of the common problems that can slow your Mac down dramatically. In this installment we’ll look at hard drive performance. If you’ve eliminated RAM and processor performance, then the next thing to look at … Continue reading

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Diagnosing a slow running Mac – Part 2: Processor

This short series will discuss some of the common problems that can slow your Mac down dramatically. In this installment we’ll look at processor performance, also known as the CPU. If you’ve eliminated low RAM as the major reason your … 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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What is SSD and should my MacBook have one?

One of the main reasons that laptop performance lags behind that achieved on desktops is down to one thing. Hard drive performance. Modern computers running MacOS or Windows spend a large part of their time writing temporary data to the … Continue reading

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