Showing posts with label Mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac. Show all posts

February 22, 2017

How To Switch From Apple To Windows

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In this episode of Tech News Today, Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to professional photographer Trey Ratcliff about his switch from Mac to Windows.

January 28, 2017

5 Minutes On Tech — Are Macs Worth The Money?

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In this week’s 5 Minutes on Tech, Lisa Gade answers a popular question: are Apple’s computers worth the price?

December 5, 2016

Running Windows On A Mac

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In this episode of The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Rene Ritchie discuss the pros and the cons of Boot Camp, CrossOver Mac, VirtualBox, Parallels Desktop, or VMware Fusion.

November 19, 2016

From Mac To Windows: What I Learned

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I really enjoy knowing what people think about certain operating systems.

October 30, 2016

How To Read Mac Formatted Drives On Windows

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte takes a call from Justin in Oxnard, CA who wants to make the switch to Windows, but doesn't know what to do about his Mac formatted hard drives.

May 23, 2016

October 19, 2015

A Case Of Routine Computer Maintenance

Today, I decided to relax; I would take a short break from the blogosphere (a few hours); during that time, I would do a bit of routine computer maintenance.

July 7, 2015

Should I Give Up On The Windows OS?

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Many of us started out using PCs with the Windows Operating System installed on them (As a matter of fact, a large percentage of us still use PCs that work with the Windows Operating System).

For quite sometime, I have been contemplating the permanent departure from Microsoft; I am tired of using the Windows Operating System.

I am thinking about jumping on the Apple bandwagon.

Am I making a bad decision? If I am, please let me know.

For starters, Apple is, a premium product; therefore their electronic products cost more than Microsoft's products (And, someone brought it to my attention, that a Mac is less problematic than a PC).

But, the truth is, I do not mind paying more, if a Mac is going to be less headache than a PC.

Microsoft requires constant maintenance; you always have to make sure that your antivirus and antispyware is, up-to-date.

Whereas, a person does not have to worry much about their Mac being infected by malicious online threats (For the record, it is possible for a Mac to become infected by viruses; but they are not as prone to viruses like a PC).

Some of my fellow bloggers even mentioned to me, that since they made the switch to a Mac, they liked it so much, that they have no intentions of ever going back to using a PC.

It is very rare, that I come across the news of someone having a problematic Mac (And, if there are any issues with your Mac, you can ship it back to Apple to have the necessary repairs done on it).

However, there are more free programs available for the PC (And, human beings tend to gravitate towards free stuff).

My good friend, DJ Nigel "Sicky" Kinsale, has a Mac and a PC; he uses them to do different things.

He also said to me, "It would be nice to have the experience of using a Mac, but don't give up Windows."

In my case, I want a device that I can blog on.

So, is having a Mac for the purpose of blogging somewhat of an overkill?

The reality is: a Mac can enable its user to do more than blogging; it is a proverbial workhorse — a device that professionals use to get their work done.

I am also aware of the fact, that a lot of bloggers use Apple products with pride; mainly because, they were never disappointed by a Mac.

Are you a Mac, or a PC user?

And, which one would you recommend for a hardcore blogger?

Also, someone once mentioned to me that a Mac is an expensive device with little features and that a PC actually possesses more features.

Hmm. Is that true?

But, if I intend on using a Mac for blogging purposes, having less features than a PC should not be much of an issue.

Plus, I heard that a Mac is, more stable than a PC.

Is that true, or false?

I have never owned a Mac; therefore, I am trying to find out as much as I could about this Apple product.

Which brand would you vouch for, Microsoft or Apple?

Also, would it be a wise move to abandon Microsoft?

Now, I doubt that I am the only blogger who is contemplating making the permanent switch to Apple.

Please share your point of view with me via the comments section of my blog and thank you in advance for your valuable contribution.

September 7, 2014

No Operating System Is Immune From Viruses

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Recently, I thought about saying, "Goodbye," to Windows, because most viruses are created to wreak havoc on the Windows OS.

My mind drifted on the Mac, because they have a very good reputation where performance is concerned and they don't get as many viruses as Windows (I know that there are some of you who have never heard of any of Apple's computers getting infected with a virus; however, it was brought to my attention from reliable sources, that they do get infected).

I even thought about the Chromebook; which uses the Chrome OS; it is supposed to have a built-in virus protection; I have heard rumours that it is possible for that operating system to fall prey to viruses.

So, does this mean that no operating system is truly immune to viruses? Hmm. It is probably is true!

Now, since no operating system is truly immune to viruses, we might as well go along with the operating system that is least infected.

February 18, 2014

Not So Tech-Savvy Staff

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English: A Sandisk-brand USB thumb drive, SanDisk Cruzer Micro, 4GB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday, someone asked me to place some pictures on a flash drive; their intentions were to take it to a photo studio to have the pictures printed.

During the night period, the person whom I assisted said to me, "The person at the photo studio said that there were no pictures on the flash drive," and, he paused for dramatic effect and continued by saying, "The flash drive had worms."

I was in shock; I replied, "Worms?"

He said, "Yes, that is what the person told me."

I immediately checked the flash drive and scanned it for viruses and spyware; it came up clean and the pictures were in the flash drive too; I looked at them for a third time and marvelled at how an employee of a photo studio was unable to locate four pictures on a flash drive.

That night, I spoke to my friend on the phone and I told him the scenario. Arrangements were made to drop off the flash drive at his house; he would double check to see if the pictures were showing on his system and he would also check to see if the flash drive contained any viruses.

I was still thinking to myself, "Worms? They didn't even say that it was a worm; singular. But, they said, that it was worms; which is, plural!"

As promised, I dropped the flash drive off at my friend's house; he checked it on the Mac as well as the PC and it received a clean bill of health. The four pictures were there and there was no virus or spyware on the flash drive.

It had me thinking: was the employee at the photo studio inexperienced? Or, did he not have the right format that would enable him to view the pictures on the flash drive on their computer?

Honesty, I am a bit baffled by the whole experience.

We expect people to know their jobs inside out. But, it appears that not everyone possesses a high level of proficiency.

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