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I finally got around to upgrading my retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) to Mavericks (OS X 10.9). After waiting (and waiting!) patiently for the 5.3Gb download, the upgrade process was a snap. If only we had a faster connection!

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iPhone Stops Charging When Bumped or Moved

by Michael on December 10, 2013 · 0 comments

My son’s iPhone 5 recently started giving him problems. While it was otherwise working well, it would stop charging when he would move the phone or bump/jostle the charging cable.

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Apple iMessages Out of Order

by Michael on August 22, 2013 · 0 comments

I’m a huge fan of Apple’s iMessage. Since pretty much everyone in our family has an iDevice of some sort, and because messages come through to my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and iPad, it’s a great way for staying in touch. That being said…

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I recently updated the Google app on my iPhone and I have to say… Google Now is pretty cool. Cool enough that it’s now sitting in my launch bar. That being said, I’ve discovered an annoying bug with respect to Bluetooth integration.

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I previously reported that my Retina MacBook Pro often won’t recognize USB devices plugged into my Thunderbolt display when waking from sleep. Now I’m having a new problem. It won’t charge when plugged into the display.

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MacBook Pro Trackpad Going Crazy

by Michael on February 9, 2013 · 0 comments

Hmmm. The more I used my MacBook Pro (the new one, w/a 15″ Retina display), the more little glitches I discover. The latest is that the trackpad will just go crazy every once in awhile, making it nearly impossible to control the cursor.

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Have you ever wished you could move the “Microsoft User Data” folder out of your “Documents” folder? It holds a variety of settings associated with Microsoft Office apps and thus doesn’t really seem at home amongst my actual documents.

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Well, this sure is frustrating… I got a shiny new Retina MacBook Pro along with a 27″ Thunderbolt display to replace my dead mid-2009 MacBook Pro. It’s a great combo except that it has trouble recognizing USB devices plugged directly into the display.

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