Tuesday, August 29, 2006

URLs from 8/29/06

Sharing files between Windows 98 & XP computers on the same network

How to start Windows in safe mode

A caller wanted to know why her roommate could log her PC into a network, but she couldn't log in with her Mac. One answer is to use the PC password preceded by the $ sign -- this lets the Mac know the password is a hexadecimal number.
--What are hexidecimal numbers?

Recording LPs to CDs
--Here's a tutorial
--Digitizing LPs or Records
--a turntable that you can plug into your sound card

Mac backup software: SuperDuper

War driving software lets you find local wireless networks

Monday, August 28, 2006

Now it's Apple's Turn- Huge Battery Recall for Apple Notebooks

In a relative sense, this is probably on a larger scale then Dell's, with 1.8 million batteries eligible for replacement. As with the Dell recall, the batteries were manufactured by Sony. Sony has stated this will be the last major recall of batteries they produced.

Follow this link to see if your previous G4 or iBook G4 battery is eligible

Apple's statement reads:

Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.

The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

Apple is voluntarily recalling the affected batteries and has initiated a worldwide exchange program to provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge. This program is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other international safety authorities.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

URLs from August 22, 2006

Crucial Mac software: College Edition: One person's opinion

Laptop Security programs that help you track & protect your laptop

Bandwidth Speed Test

Secure erase your hard drive

Restoring a hard drive:
--We recommend Norton Ghost

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

URLs from 8/15/06

Dell Battery Recall Program -- see also our separate entry

University of Michigan Consumer Satisfaction Survey
--Apple & Dell improve their ratings

Importing booksmarks from Explorer into Safari:
--activate the Debug Men, then use the import from the Debug Menu

Best type of cable for cable modem

Syncing the Apple Address Book with your cell phone:
--Check Apple's web site to see if your phone works with iSync
--Set up your phone with iSync
--If your phone is not supported try OnSync

Get rid of the 2 sec. gap between tracks on audio CDs burned from Nero
--This may work for Windows MediaPlayer, our original question

Massive Dell Battery Recall

Remember the exploding Dell computer form a while back? Dell has now issued a recall of 4 million laptop batteries, affecting some Inspiron, Latitude and Precision mobile workstations and XPS units shipped between April 2004 and July 18, 2006. This is by some reports the largest battery recall in history. Before the Mac users gloat, the batteries were manufactured by Sony.

To see if you qualify for a replacement, click here.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

URLs from 8/8/06

Changing drive letter assignments:
--Windows 2000
--Windows XP and 2000 - Last resort

Getting rid of virus pop ups with Stinger

Microsoft's Content Advisor:
--Turn it off!
--How to remove it if you forgot the password

Joining Airport base stations:

Emily in Greensfork and Chris asked about various items -- ribbon cords and power cords. We did not mention this on the air but you can check MicroCenter, either the store at Mosteller and I-275 in Cincinnati or online.