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Sick As A Dog

March 15, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
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Sick As A Dog

I’ve been sick as a dog the past week. I’m actually still quite sick and this is the first time I’ve sat up this long to type in an entry. What a time not to be connected huh?
Apple unloads the new iPod Shuffle with nary a clue. There was very little inkling that it would come out. So imagine my surprise when I saw the Apple announcement in my inbox.
Add to that there’s iPhone 3.0 which is scheduled to be previewed on March 17. I just hope I’ll be well enough to check that out as it happens.
As we can …read more

My MacBook Pro, A Month After

March 1, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
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My MacBook Pro, A Month After

It’s been a month after I’ve upgraded to the Unibody MacBook Pro. I know a lot of people have wrote about it and really it’s been out in the market for months, so it’s nothing really new. However I just wanted to really give my take on it.
Build Quality
Easily this is the most well built (from structural standpoint) computer I’ve ever owned. Nothing about this says it a cheap ass computer. It shouldn’t! As prices of computers plummet Macs have dropped slower than others. It’s still quite expensive. That being said, it’s worth the money.
I love the engineering on …read more

Apple Stock Poised for a Strong Comeback?

February 6, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
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Apple Stock Poised for a Strong Comeback?

[via CNBC]
Jim Goldman seems to think so. I agree with him. With Apple announcing one of its best quarters ever, it’s showing no signs of weakness.
Apple is in a unique position that it’s got a ton of money locked up in its vaults, it has no debt and a strong product line. All these make for a strong company that’s poised to ride out the recession.
Macs have been selling like hot cakes despite the slow down in the economy. People who are buying new computers are seriously looking at Macs. Just this month alone I’ve had 2 people I know …read more

From Macs To PC: A White House Transition

January 24, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
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From Macs To PC: A White House Transition

[via BuzzNewsRoom]
Obama’s team suddenly found themselves in the “dark ages” so to speak. The Obama team is known to be Mac users and as they transitioned from campaigning to become the President-Elect’s transition team to ultimately White House staff, their Mac days seem to be over.
Upon coming to work, they saw the reality that was Windows. The White House runs mainly Windows Operating systems. Windows XP and Windows 2000. This is a far cry from the elegance that is the Mac OS. But that is the government and it’s not that easy to change systems. So good luck to …read more

Happy New Year

January 4, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers

Happy New Year

First of all let me greet all of you Mac users a very Happy New Year! I hope that despite the economic turmoil facing all of us in the coming year that 2009 will still be filled with new and exciting things. That being said on with the show…

Local Mac Community Helps User Recover Stolen MacBook Pro

December 29, 2008 by Juan Magdaraog  
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Local Mac Community Helps User Recover Stolen MacBook Pro

This story was written with the permission of the victim. Names were intentionally omitted for security reasons. The suspect is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
All’s well that ends well. Almost. One member of our PhilMUG community lost his laptop on the eve of his birthday. A thief broke into his car and stole his MacBook Pro along with some other gadgets. Due hard times the incidence of laptop theft has been getting higher. I personally know of 3 people who’s laptops got stolen recently. Sometimes, by some luck you’re able to recover your stolen laptop. …read more

Merry Christmas!!!

December 24, 2008 by Juan Magdaraog  
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Merry Christmas!!!

It’s been a good year. A lot of blessings bestowed upon us Mac geeks. From the iPhone 3G to the newly designed Macbook and Macbook Pros it’s certainly been quite a ride. There’s certainly a lot to be thankful for.
From my family to yours, my sincerest wishes that you may have a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Here’s looking towards an even better year.

Dear Steve, From iPhone Developer

December 10, 2008 by Juan Magdaraog  
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Dear Steve, From iPhone Developer

The App Store has been perceived as quite successful with over 10,000 applications ready for download this goes to show how much people have taken to it.
The problem with it though is the proliferation of free and 99 cent apps. What’s wrong with that? For the consumer, nothing really but in a way it prevents the development of better apps. The “cheap” apps are the ones that are prominently featured by Apple thus get more attention which translates to more downloads.
In order to keep afloat developers focus on developing these apps rather than look into doing more complicated …read more

Antivirus Software: Yes or No?

December 9, 2008 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers

Antivirus Software: Yes or No?

There was hoopla recently that Apple recommended that users install antivirus software on their Macs. This prompted a lot of speculation that the Mac OS was getting less and less secure. This was proven to be false and that the recommendation was done long ago.
Still the question still begs to be asked, “do you need antivirus software on your Mac?”. Macworld has a good article published recently on that. Make sure to read through the comments as well to get both sides.
The article discusses the differences between a virus, trojan, spyware, etc…
Honestly I don’t use any antivirus software …read more

Black Friday Bonanza?

November 17, 2008 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers

Black Friday Bonanza?

Will Apple step up and offer a better deal during the Black Friday sale? Well, for consumers sake let’s hope so.
Black Friday is one of the biggest sales in the United States. Traditionally retailers offer big discounts on items during his day. People line up very early for the chance to shop for big discounts.
Apple has been traditionally conservative during this day. Offering discounts but nothing spectacular. According to the AppleInsider report, Barclays Capital expects Apple to be more aggressive in its sale. Will this come true? I’m hoping it does but I’m not holding my breath.
Apple distinguishes itself …read more

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