One Laptop per Child delivers their custom laptop to Ethiopia-results inspiring

Cory Blog, Hardware

I recently came across an AMAZING article about One Laptop Per Child and their quest to give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs  to kids in Ethiopian. As some background, DVICE.com writes: The new $100 XO-3.0 has been ruggedized for the rough handling a kid is likely to give it, and includes a wraparound cover that seems inspired by the iPad2’s Smart Cover. …

Macbook MagSafe Adapter Replacement Program

Cory Blog, Hardware, Mac, Repair

I bought my Macbook Pro back in the early 2008. It’s been great ever since but this last year, the power adapter stopped working – right before I needed to take it to a client meeting – nice. While I picked up a new one (newer model actually) at Best Buy, I’ve now stumbled upon Apple’s Adapter Replacement Program. Why I …

iPad in Business

Cory Blog, Hardware

I am currently heading a project to deploy iPads in a corporate environment. We have purchased 20 32G Wi-Fi + 3G ipads for our research and development and deployment plan. Straight off the bat, iPads in business present a set of troubling issues. The first thing we asked is “How is this iPad going to be used?” We know that, …

Raising an iMac from the Dead

Cory Blog, Hardware, Mac, Repair

This is a story of a sick iMac and it’s quick recovery…don’t worry, there are pictures…. I was recently asked to fixed a Mid2007 aluminum iMac. The user reported that it wouldn’t turn on anymore. I immediately did some basic troubleshooting to determine what the heck was going on….check the power cable, the outlet (ya, no brainers- but ya gotta …

Ode to Macbook Repair

Cory Blog, Hardware, Repair

Hello my name is Cory and I abuse my Macbook Pro. Yes, admittedly I’ve used my early 2008 macbook pro pretty hard, extending the capabilities of its processor speed and memory, sliding it around on the coffee table, dropping it on its corner, ripping and burning dvds, and, the greatest tragedy, leaving it out around my two kids. In this …

Steer Mouse: More functionality for your mouse

Cory Blog, Hardware, Mac

My wife got me a Mighty Mouse for my birthday last year and it’s been just a huge help. I have recently started using as a clicker it to control keynote for Sunday gathering presentations. Yeah, I can sit anywhere I want in the coffee shop and advance slides (up to 30 feet away). The mouse is super nice for …