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Enable Trim After Mac SSD Install

What Is Trim And Why Use It? Before we discuss Trim, let’s find out what a P/E cycle is. Basically, there are two processes involved when something is written to an SSD drive: Writing begins with erasing memory from flash memory cells. These cells are then programmed with the new information. This is called a […]

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Quickly Edit CSV Spreadsheets With Easy CSV Editor

What is the Easy CSV Editor? The Easy CSV Editor is a powerful text editor designed specifically for CSV/TSV tables and spreadsheets. Besides editing, it can also sort, find, find and replace, filter, and much more. The Easy CSV Editor is not a spreadsheet program. It performs no math functions. The Easy CSV Editor is […]

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Symphytum A Free Personal Database

What is Symphytum? Symphytum is an intuitive and easy way to manage your data. It is not a database powerhouse, and as well, it lacks the complexities associated with those powerhouses. Symphytum can perform basic database functions. It works only in CSV formats, can import and export tables, perform searches, and more. Written in C++ […]

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How To Use An Email Alias

What’s An Email Alias? In its simplest form, an email alias is an email address you can use in place of an existing email address. At the end of this post, you will find that an email alias provides you with the freedom to both use and manage your email in ways you may never […]

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Mid 2010 Mac Mini Hard Drive Install

Be Prepared A few words of warning: This is not a simple install. Do your homework. Watch the Mid 2010 Mac Mini install video below before you start, and use it during the install. Be sure you have the tools needed for the job. Take your time and be patient. Here are the tools you […]

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Enable Trim When Using A Third Party SSD On Your Mac

What Is Trim? The most succinct and clear definition of what Trim is (and does) I have found came from a CNet article written by Dong Ngo (June 20, 2016): “TRIM allows the operating system to actively inform an SSD which blocks of data are no longer in use and can be wiped internally. This […]

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Find A Browser For An Old Version Of OS X

  I love Macs.  They are both efficient and durable.  However, their durability is both a blessing and a curse, as the life of the hardware often extends past the life of available operating systems running on them.  For example, I have a Mac Pro that was Built-To-Order with two 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon […]

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Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

“To be or not to be…” My 10-year-old iMac had slowed considerably.  It took a little over a minute and a half just to load and start the OS.  I had tried all the usual solutions and maxed out its memory capacity.  The iMac was still just plain slow and I quit using it.  After […]

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Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”

I use Photoshop CS5 on a 2015 MacBook Pro.  The version of OS X is 13.6.  CS5 and I are old friends, so I have never sought out newer versions of Photoshop.  Until recently, Photoshop CS 5 has played well with all the different servers I have had over the years.  My servers have always […]

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Selecting The Right Type Of Hard Drive For Your Needs

  When selecting the right type of hard drive for your needs, beyond speed, capacity, reliability, and any manufacturer preference, you should consider how you will use the drive itself.  For example:  Do you need a drive that will be installed in a desktop computer where the drive will be “on” most of the day, […]