How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8

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I’m usually pretty good about giving Apple’s “new way” of doing things a chance. Whether it was the dual scroll arrow on the bottom of Finder windows, or the inverse scrolling on the MacBook’s touchpad, my motto has always been, “Well, Apple must have researched this, so let’s see if this is as good, better, or at least not worse than the... Read More

How to: Get your 30-inch Apple Display to work with your new Mac Pro

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What’s another $100 when you’ve already spent $10,000 on a Mac Pro, am I right? Here’s another tip from my “this might only affect me but I’ll throw it out there anyway” department (and I suppose this could also be filed under “First-World-Problems” too)… So after over 2 months of waiting, I finally received my super cool Mac... Read More

How to: Put up big numbers in Samurai Siege alliance wars

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By far the best thing about Samurai Siege is the Alliance wars, where you work alongside your fellow alliance members, trying to put up more war points than your rival alliances. Of course the WORST thing about these wars is the long wait times to rebuild your army so you can attack again. I figured I would take a quick minute to share MY tactic when battling, which allows me to... Read More

How To: Restore your iPhone when you get the Error “Unknown Error 3000″ or “An unknown error occurred (4027)”

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Here’s another tip that probably will not benefit many of you, but hopefully for the few who run into this problem this post will save you some fraction of the time I wasted figuring this out. So today Apple released the Gold Master (GM) build of iOS 7 to developers, allowing those of us with developer accounts to get the final build a few weeks earlier than the rest of the... Read More

How To: Get your mouse’s right-click back in OS X 10.7.5

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Let’s file this tip under the “things that may only help one other person in the world” category, like my “HOW TO FIX “THE DISC CAN’T BE BURNED, BECAUSE THE DEVICE FAILED TO CALIBRATE THE LASER POWER LEVEL FOR THIS MEDIA” ERROR” article (which actually appears to have helped quite a few of you). Today’s problem is as follows: After doing... Read More

Geek up the tree with this paper craft Happy Mac

Paper Craft Happy Mac

Thanks to “The Man” (the Fireman, that is) this year I have finally stopped using candles to light up my Christmas tree. Sure, it takes away from the strict 1800’s traditions I like to follow, but on the plus side it blows wide-open the opportunity for safely covering my tree in flammable paper ornaments. And what could be cuter or more flammable than this vintage... Read More

How to: Get LAN multiplayer working again in Minecraft

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For many of us, the 1.4.4 Minecraft update broke the ability to host and play games locally on our home network. When choosing to “Start a LAN World”, we would be told our game was being hosted on “0.0.0.0:59922″ instead of “192.168.1.7:59922″, and those people attempting to join us received “Connection Refused” errors. Mojang has... Read More

How To: Change your characters on Minecraft Pocket Edition without Jailbreaking

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UPDATE: With iOS 6 Apple has locked down the app directory, and this will no longer work. iExplorer is working on a solution but for now ether stick with iOS 5 or ask Mojang to allow us to import skins. For fans of Minecraft, the Pocket Edition for the iPhone is a mixed blessing. On the one hand you can play your favorite game anywhere you go… on the other, there are a ton... Read More

Whoops! Remember to re-enable TRIM support on your Mac’s 3rd party SSD drive every once in awhile

Enable TRIM Support in OS X

You may remember my AWESOME article about replacing my MacBook Pro’s optical drive with an SSD drive a while back. You may also remember that for some reason, Apple seems to want only THEIR OEM SSD drives to perform flawlessly out of the box, and if you want to enable TRIM support on your 3rd party SSD drive (TRIM is the technology that helps keep your SSD healthy and keeps... Read More

Macenstein’s Ultimate DragonVale Breeding Guide

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*** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP GEMS WITH, PLEASE POST YOUR INFO ON OUR DRAGONVALE FRIEND REQUESTS POST, NOT ON THE INDIVIDUAL BREEDING POSTS. THANKS!!*** So it appears more than a few of you are looking for tips on breeding various Dragons in DragonVale (Free/Universal). If you’re not familiar with the game, you can read our review here, but suffice... Read More

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