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I'm Alex.


Apr
19
comment Can I disable the lighted Apple logo on the back of my MacBook Pro?
well this would be quite permanent, like a sticker. At least you can stop the light with black construction paper or something, without ruining the ouside
Apr
12
comment Does Sophos Antivirus work correctly on Lion with (legacy) FileVault enabled?
Do you have any windows PCs that you frequently share files with? I'm asking because Sophos antivirus (like most mac viruses) primarily work to prevent the accidental infection of windows PCs by macs that share files.
Apr
11
comment How to limit my Mac's exposure to malware?
i don't think having a rugged, impractical computer bogged down to the core with "security" features constitutes the use of the word "improvement"
Apr
8
comment Did the Java 1.6.0_31 update fix the Flashback trojan problem?
however apple does an impressive job of keeping up with this sorta stuff
Apr
7
comment How to wake the screen from terminal?
Why not just leverage the free screen real-estate the macbook offers?
Apr
7
comment Did the Java 1.6.0_31 update fix the Flashback trojan problem?
anti virus for mac usually contains few to none mac virus signatures to check for, it's meant mainly to prevent your mac from spreading around windows viruses to friends/family etc
Apr
6
comment Move 'Pictures', 'Documents', 'Movies' etc folders
"I just thought it would've been nicer if you could expand a little for not-so-power-users?" if your not a power user, you'd be best not messing with the root account
Apr
6
comment Did the Java 1.6.0_31 update fix the Flashback trojan problem?
please don't recommend off topic software, and anti virus for macs is a big misconception that shouldn't go without explanation
Apr
6
comment Is the current version of Messages beta stable enough to use day to day?
This is highly opinion based, not really a question
Apr
6
comment Is it generally advisable to get anti-virus software for Mac OS X?
well i set the snap shot after i set up everything how i want it
Apr
3
comment How to fix a MacBook Pro display that turns off?
smc reset is the first place to start
Mar
31
comment Customize Lock Screen
dude honestly, the simplest google search would have told you about this...
Mar
30
comment What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?
and if there is no usage over 20%, capping it to say 20% won't have any effect then, will it? I think the only real power management you should be concerned wether ur running desecrate graphics or integrated.
Mar
30
comment What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?
okay you lost me, but let me try to better explain what i'm trying to say: opening chrome (for example) would require a certain set of computations. The amount needed WILL NOT change based on any kind of power saving feature. Limiting is access to system resources will cause it to do the same exact computations, but over a longer period of time. It should be noted that there is overhead that runs regardless of how much CPU usage is occurring, such as your LCD backlight, hard drive spinning, etc.
Mar
29
comment What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?
you have virus scanning… what? and the computations performed to start chrome wouldn't change in either scenario, your just stretching them out over time
Mar
29
comment What is the Mac equivalent of Windows' Power Plans' Maximum Processor State?
yeah, dont open final cut or iMovie.
Mar
28
comment How can I benchmark my new RAM?
I suggest you clarify your question as memory testing and benchmarking are completely different things...
Mar
28
comment To-Do List App with Sync, Repeating To-Dos
cannot recommend it enough!
Mar
27
comment Can I move the top menu bar?
why would you do this? The menu bar has no task bar (application launching) functionality, and menus of windows/linux apps are usually at the top, so doesn't it make sense for the menu bar to be on the top?
Mar
25
comment Apple iPhone 4 flash memory
Your phone will become obsolete, break from a fall or have it's battery die out before you reach the limitations of flash read/write cycles