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How to type foreign currency symbols on a Mackoolio

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:01:57 +0000

This great post from OSX Daily on how to type currency symbols (British Pound, Chinese Yuan, Euro) on a Mac came in handy the other day: European Euro Symbol: € – Shift + Option + 2 Chinese Yuan Symbol: ¥ – Option + Y British Pound Symbol: £ – Option + 3   …and a […](image)

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How to get Sonos Desktop to work with OS X Lionkoolio

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:37:04 +0000

Do you have a Sonos and recently upgraded to Mac OS X Lion?  And, if your iTunes music library is stored on your Lion-based Mac, you can’t play your music, right? I was in the same situation and here’s how I fixed it: I shared my iTunes Music folder by going to System Preferences –> […](image)

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Got my iPad this morningkoolio

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 14:52:11 +0000

Got home about an hour ago with my new 16GB iPad.  The whole experience of buying it was great.  Apple truly does a great job from product design –> retail. Like all of the initial reviews have said (Pogue, Mossberg, Ihnatko, etc.), it really is a whole different ballgame after you start using one.  If […](image)

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How to subscribe to Google Calendars on your iPhonekoolio

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:53:04 +0000

Here’s a good article if you want to view other people’s Google Calendar on your iPhone:

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Thoughts on Google Wave – Part 1koolioGoogle-Wave-logo

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 19:10:54 +0000

Just got my Google Wave invite from Google this past Friday night and thought I’d share my thoughts on it over a few blog posts.  I won’t go into a lot of detail since you can get that info from all over the web (like here, here, and here). Overall, at this very moment, I […](image)

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Hiking the Grand Canyon in June ’09koolio

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:29:56 +0000

For those of you who are interested, I will be hiking through the Grand Canyon this June with my girlfriend, my buddy and his wife.  The four of us will be hiking from the North Rim –> South Rim –> North Rim.  Some people refer to this as the rim-to-rim-to-rim hike. This will be my […](image)

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iPhone 2.0 Software Update Releasedkoolio

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:45:38 +0000

Apple has officially released the 2.0 software update for all iPhone 1.0 and iPod Touch owners about 10 minutes ago – only about 30 minutes after the 3G iPhone went on sale.  😉 Connect your iPhone to iTunes and it should automatically ask you to upgrade.  If not, click on your iPhone in the left […](image)

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iPhone 3G Upgrade Articleskoolio

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 16:00:37 +0000

Thinking about buying or upgrading to the iPhone 3G?  Well, here are some articles that let’s you know what to do or expect. One thing you should know: if you have the base iPhone 1G plan ($59.99/mo) and want the equivalent plan for the iPhone 3G, the cost is $74.99/mo – $10 extra for the […](image)

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Need to sync files across multiple computers? Here’s your solutionkooliodropbox-logo.gif

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:09:45 +0000

I just came across Dropbox, which is an online service that automatically syncs your files across multiple computers (Windows & Mac). This is EXACTLY what I and several other people that I know need! The thing that really peaks my interest is that there will be a sync client for Mac OS X and Windows […](image)

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iPhone SDK & 3rd Party Appskoolio

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:11:42 +0000

Wow…some very cool details that Apple has released about the iPhone SDK (beta) today. I won’t go into the details since you can read them yourself (link below). The most important thing: an iPhone software update enabling 3rd party apps will be released in June, 2008. So, it looks like we have a few more […](image)

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New MacBook Pro vs. Old MacBook Prokoolio

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 03:05:32 +0000

If you’re debating between getting the new MBP (i.e., the ones with multitouch and Penryn processor) or the old MBP, you’ll find AnandTech’s benchmark tests very informative. The net: Penryn’s biggest advantage is in battery life. Performance is a tad better (depending on the test) but not a lot. So, for some of you, the […](image)

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Want to save money on a MacBook Pro?kooliorefurbed-mbp.jpg

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:31:31 +0000

With new MacBook Pros (& MacBooks) released yesterday you can save some serious cash on the previous generation models. As I’m writing this I see the following in the refurbished section of the online Apple store: MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo (matte or glossy display): $1,449 MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo (matte or […](image)

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New iPhone firmware released (v.1.1.4)koolio

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:30:43 +0000

Apple has released a new firmware for the iPhone (1.1.4) .  Apparently, all the release notes say are, “bug fixes.” I don’t know about you all but ever since I upgraded to 1.1.3 (released during MacWorld ’08), I’ve had Safari crash several times.  Prior to 1.1.3, Safari crashed only a handful of times in 6 […](image)

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MacBook Pro & MacBook updates…FINALLY!!koolio

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:03:45 +0000

Apple has finally updated the MacBook Pro and, suprisingly, the MacBook. I’ve been waiting for over 1 year to replace my Powerbook so I am absolutely ecstatic. I placed my order for the $2,500 version of the 15″ MBP and should have it next week. Cost: ~$1,999 (+ tax) thanks to the Apple Dev Connection […](image)

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It’s official: HD-DVD is dead…Blu-ray is the victorkooliobd-hddvd-logo.jpg

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:11:17 +0000

Toshiba officially put the last nail in the HD-DVD coffin – today, Toshiba announced they will cease HD-DVD player production and replication. They will phase out HD-DVD by the end of March 2008. Warner Bros. decision to go Blu-ray exclusive this past January was one nail in the coffin. The second nail was delivered by […](image)

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MacBook Pro inventory low at Apple Stores?koolio

Sat, 16 Feb 2008 22:16:26 +0000

FWIW, I was at one of my local Apple Stores today and asked them if they had any of the $2,500 version of the 15″ MacBook Pros in-stock.  The answer: no.  Hmm….could the updates be coming this Tuesday or next Tuesday (Feb. 26)??  Man, I hope so! Post a comment if your local Apple Store […](image)

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Blu-ray Deal: Buy 2 get 1 freekoolio

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:19:01 +0000

Amazon is having a buy 2 get 1 free deal on select Blu-ray titles. There are approximately 180 titles that qualify – just make sure you view each genre (action & adventure, drama & family friendly, etc.) by clicking on the tabs on top of the page. I bought Black Hawk Down, House of Flying […](image)

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Rumor: Reason why MacBook Pro updates have been delayed?koolio

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:28:36 +0000

Here are two interesting posts from someone named “Tailpipe” on the AppleInsider forums (post 1, post 2). Take it for what it’s worth: a dude posting in a forum for Apple rumors.  😉 Posted Feb 13, 2008: Why the all new MacBook Pro has been delayed The all new MacBook Pro was meant to make […](image)

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AppleTV HD video review round-upkooliopromo_appletv_box20080115.png

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:05:32 +0000

This week Apple finally released version 2.0 of the Apple TV software that was demo’d by Steve Jobs at this year’s MacWorld. This is a big deal because it finally makes the Apple TV a lot more functional – adding the ability to buy and/or rent movies (SD or HD) and TV shows. However, the […](image)

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Video: First look at the 1098Rkoolio

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:39:41 +0000

Man, watching these videos and hearing the 1098 really makes me miss my bike…winter can’t end early enough! My favorite part is how Michael Neeves (MCN reviewer/rider) is speechless for a second after he gets back into the pits.(image)

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