Is There A Reason To Rejoice Among Macbook Pro Users, Or Not?

Apple users are a loyal bunch. They stick together and have likely started with an Apple computer as their first computer. Even though the company has not released a new computer line for a while now or even issue regular updates to existing ones, MacBook Pro users continue to use their Apple computer as they wait for the next big thing that Apple has to offer.

There is a buzz in the tech world about a possible MacBook Pro release early this year but since it is almost the end of the first quarter, people are geared up for a possible release in April.

We’ve had a long wait for the new Mac Pro. The current Mac Pro model was announced at WWDC in June 2013, shipping that December, and, for a top-of-the range system, the Mac Pro is looking pretty long in the tooth. In addition, many of the Mac Pro’s traditional creative professional audience (videographers, designers, photographers) have hung onto their ancient Mac Pro towers that predate the 2013 redesign because their old Mac Pros, which could be

What’s In Store In San Diego This Spring

The changing of the season affects our emotions. No wonder you feel blue last winter. Now that spring is almost here, people are happy once more and are looking forward to having fun in the outdoors, despite recent rain storms that have created a lot of local tree damage. And one of the best places to frequent now that the weather has improved is the beach.

San Diego is home to many beautiful beaches. Since we did not pay any attention to these beaches when it was still chilly outside, communities now work hand in hand to clean up San Diego’s Ocean Beach to make sure it is ready for Spring and Summer.

Ocean Beach will be cleaned and enhanced by more than 300 volunteers under the direction of I Love A Clean San Diego and funded by Councilmember Lorie Zapf from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. Volunteers should meet at Veterans Plaza at Newport Avenue and Abbott Street.

The volunteers will go above and beyond picking up litter and debris. They will paint bike racks,

Leaving Your Lover: This MacBook Says Goodbye

As a long time Mac-enthusiast website, we have seen a lot of trends come and go. Certainly, as Macs tend to be somewhat “viral” in terms of their use, while, at least in my opinion, an “Opinion Leader”-platform, there are always fresh things to talk about. While Macs are certainly solid, they are prone to issues, and are about as far from flawless as you can get. So having seen a ton of Mac news since the dawn of time, there’s something about PC World’s “How To Switch From A Mac To A PC” that actually gets the interest a rollin’ But why would one switch from the classic Mac to Windows? The PCWorld writer has some interesting thoughts:

My beef with Apple is the lack of polish I’ve been seeing in the software over the past few years (don’t get me started on the state of iTunes), and the amount of trouble I’ve had personally with the hardware since investing $2,700 for my current laptop. My workflow has been plagued by graphical glitches, slowdowns, and occasional refusal

MacBook Pro: On The Outs With Apple?

What would your take be on a computer that had not been updated or upgrade in 1100 days? Would it be one of sadness, knowing that the writing is on the wall, knowing that sometime soon the machine would be lost to the ages? Or would it be a “wait and see”-approach for a machine that just hasn’t been out of the dark for almost 3 years?

The choice is certainly yours, but it’s not like CEO Tim Cook is passionate about the machines. How does this sound?

As usual, it was followed by a Q&A session during which Cook addressed questions from attendees who were interested in Apple’s plans for the future. One talking point was Apple’s apparent neglect of creative and professional users, who are worried the company is giving up on them.

Cook reassured investors this wasn’t the case. “You will see us do more in the pro area,” he said. “The pro area is very important to us. The creative area is very important to us in particular. You can expect to see us do more

Mac Viruses Come Out Of The Woodwork

It’s quite interesting that despite the years and years of talk about Malware and Viruses being almost completely missing from the Mac Universe, ooh, here we go. There used to be a joke that if you want to lose money as a Mac Developer, get into the antivirus realm, and that’s been true for some time.

But, as we should have expected, as the Mac user base continues to grow, the real danger grows. These virus hackers aren’t exactly lazy when it comes to releasing these beasts into the wild, so perhaps we need to be sharper as a Mac user in 2017. Hilariously, the most dangerous payload that seems to be out there right now for Mac users was born in the classic way – as a Word document macro:

On Windows systems, malware-loaded macros hidden in documents of one sort or another have long been a way of infecting careless users who are happy to open suspicious looking attachments they get emailed, but this is the first real-world attack to infect Mac computers, as Ars Technica observes.

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Sun’s Strategies Were Compelling, But Sadly Ineffective

sunsSun has been riding the Java wave, but will it come crashing down on its hardware business?

Java has been a blessing for Sun Microsystems Inc. But for Sun’s revenue-driving hardware business, could Java turn out to be a curse?

More than any other company, Sun is tying its future–in the form of its successful RISC-based hardware business–to Java. While other RISC vendors are hedging their bets by embracing Windows NT and pledging support for Intel Corp.’s IA-64 architecture, Sun remains steadfast in its opposition to the Wintel camp.

With Java still unproven in the enterprise, that’s a risky bet. But it’s one that Sun is willing to make, to the level that they have even taken up sponsoring coding camps like The Open Community Camp.

“The whole strategy behind Java is to create a level playing field; the master plan is to have a chance to compete,” said John Loiacono, director of strategy and branding at Sun Microsystems Computer Co., in Mountain View, Calif.

Such competition creates a double-edged sword for Sun. If Java does take hold …

Raid 5 Recovery Can Hurt Without Preparation

What is a RAID 5? RAID stands for “redundant array of independent disks.” A RAID 5 array is the most commonly used RAID configuration method. Data is divided into blocks and written onto multiple storage devices to protect it from loss. But what happens if it fails?

raid-5-recovery-tipsRaid 5 failures can include:

  • Controller Failure
  • Failure During RAID 5 Rebuild
  • Multiple Hard Drive Failures Past Point of Redundancy
  • Electronic Damage
  • Accidental File Deletion
  • Parity loss or damage
  • Accidental Formatting or Re-initialization

You can also experience RAID File corruption as a result of:

  • Virus Damage
  • Physical Media Failures
  • Controller Issues
  • Sudden Power Outages and Electrical Events
  • Software Errors and Malfunctions

If your RAID 5 array fails, or you suspect you have a problem, turn it off immediately. This will ensure the best chances that it can and will be recovered. If you operate it after a failure, you are putting it at risk for accidental overwrites, parity loss or other problematic issues. Contact a RAID recovery company as soon as possible to recover and fix your RAID 5.

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Encountering A Problem With Your Drobo Disk

dbdThere are some people who encounter a problem with their Drobo disk array. Although this latest generation of RAID storage technology tends to work really well, some problems are always going to occur mainly because this is still a mechanical device. When handling a problem with a Drobo disk, it is important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines first before you do anything rash. You have to make sure that you are following the right measures when this particular storage device is not functioning well.

When everything else fails and you are having a hard time fixing your Drobo disk, it is always going to be in your best interest to contact a clicking hard drive recovery specialist. You can find these either by calling the Drobo company direct, or by doing a simple web search. If you don’t choose the right data recovery company, especially if you are hearing a hard drive clicking noise, the risks are greater that you may lose all of the data on the device before you have a chance to recover it.

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Cleaning Up That Data

ddtaIn survey after survey, you rate poor data quality as a top concern for data warehouses. Yet when it comes time to open your wallet, there are suddenly more pressing issues. Do you honestly think ignoring the problem will make it go away? Get real. It’s time to put on the old hip boots and wade into the muck. Either that or end up with mud on your face when your $10 million warehouse grinds to a halt because no one trusts the data.…