Archive for the ‘Apple Mac’ Category

3G iPhone coming 11 July

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Apple has recently announced that the 3G iPhone is coming to Australia and New Zealand in July 2008.

Apple have really nailed it on the head with this phone. They have taken into consideration feedback from current users and groups, and the outcome is a much better, much cheaper solution, that is now also being sold downunder and will make all our lives much easier.

This will definitely be up there on my list of purchases for July. In business you can’t afford to be inefficient or not have up to the date information, and the iPhone is not only an ideal alternative to Blackberry or Palm based solutions, but it is much better. With the advent of “3G”, or essentially broadband capabilities, this phone will be a very attractive choice for both individuals and businesses in the second half of 2008.

Memory Issues on the Mac

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Do you have memory leak problems with your Apple Mac? I have recently upgraded my Macbook Pro to 3GB of memory, and have found that after some time of constant use, it still comes down and hovers around the 20-30MB free memory mark. This is despite the amount of memory being used seemingly half of what it displays as being used. I’ve recently received a great tip on this problem which means you don’t have to restart your computer.

When a program has finished with memory it allocates it to “Inactive” memory, but often this isn’t cleared out. You want to clear out inactive memory that is no longer needed. To do this, open up Disk Utility, select your hard drive, and click on “Verify Disk Permissions”. This will clear up any “extra baggage” and should return you to normal. Just make sure you do it when all your programs are idle (don’t do it while opening a large file in Photoshop – I speak from experience!).

I do not know when Apple will fix this problem, but this should solve your issues in the short term.