Battery Calibration

Apple has really made this way too hard, but if you want to get the most out of your battery, it is going to take all day. Basically, you have to run the thing into the ground and then recharge it every few months according to http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/30/battery-calibration-recommended-by-apple-why-no-utility/ explains what to do from “Apple”:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490. I actually […]

Reset iCal and Entourage

I’ve had terrible problems with both iCal and Entourage. With iCal, I first tried to use Google Calendar and then started deleting excessive calendars. Then, when I rebooted, I discovered that I couldn’t see any calendars and also that when I tried to add another calendar with New calendar, iCal just hung. First thing to […]

2 port USB car charger and power inverter

I’m such a nerd, right now, I need no less than six car chargers in my car. Here is what I need: # Escort 9500i. This actually has a dedicated cord that attaches to its own charger. Shame on them for not just using 5V, but OTOH, it works super well I have to say. […]

Estes Hydrogen Fuel Rocket

Pretty cool. In fact the Army is going to use a variant for a future weapon, but this $35 toy turns water into hydrogen fuel. Cool. http://www.google.com/products?q=hydrogen+fuel+rocket&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

iPhone ringtones free with Garageband

On older version 1.x firmware, there were some nice tools to let you use any music as a ringtone. Wiped out with 2.0 arriving. And who wants to pay $1 for a ringtone when you already own the music. Some “solutions”:http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/07/01/ringtones.for.iphone/ For the total roll your own, “eHow”:http://www.ehow.com/how_2160506_custom-iphone-ringtones-garageband.html shows you exactly how you do it […]

Jailbreaking iPhone 3G with 2.0 firmware. Not!

_Be careful, I did this on my iPhone 3G and everything seemed to work, but the phone network doesn’t, so I’m restoring my iPhone now to vanilla 2.0. Too bad, I like Mac Pacman!_ “iClarified”:http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1558 has a tutorial for jailbreaking your iPhone 3G so that you can load all kinds of cool games. As if […]

Projectors

There is so much innovation in projectors right now. My buddy Mac has done a great job looking for some that really work. Really bright, small and light. “Laptop Magazine”:http://www.laptopmag.com/review/projectors/projector-reviews.aspx has a good summary of reviews. Also you can use “Projectorreviews.com”:http://projectorreviews.com and in particular 1080p “projectors”:http://www.projectorreviews.com/Best1080pProjectors032008/projectorawardwinners.php and “Projector Central”:http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector-reviews.cfm The most confusing thing about this […]

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