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Greed between the lines

Never mind the literary critics who invoke Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities when talking about Colin Harrison's latest thriller about global capitalism, The Finder. Never mind that, like almost all his previous novels, it's a New York Times Notable Book.

Sunday, 31 August, 2008, 12:00am

digi-quest

According to a friend, if I want to view all my hidden files I need to enter an arcane command in my Mac. How do I do this and is there any reason I should not?

Name and address supplied

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sister publication decries photos

The Apple Daily newspaper, a sister publication of Easy Finder, yesterday broke its silence on the row over the photos.

In an editorial, the paper said: 'We consider it a mistaken and highly inappropriate act to take photos of people changing clothes. Easy Finder was wrong to publish such photos.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

BIG MAC

The stretch version of Apple Computer's MacBook Pro computer has arrived with a 17-inch widescreen display. The new notebook promises to deliver up to five times the performance of the previous 17-inch PowerBook G4, thanks to its 2.16gigahertz Intel Core Duo processor.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

A smooth transition from overfriendly PC to simplicity of a Mac

I am in the process of shopping for a new notebook. I've had two notebooks in the past, an Acer and a Dell Latitude, which both crashed and burned after three years. Now I'm eyeing Apple's new iBook. As a woman with little tech knowledge, I'm attracted to the design, colour and simplicity. Is the iBook a worthwhile choice?

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mac the Knife hacks off crucial words on cutting-edge tools

With regard to an article published on June 21, I refer to the quote: 'Most people in Hong Kong actually use the Macintosh platform'. What an odd thing to say! The market share for the Mac OS is the highest in the United States, and even there it is a minority share.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Art programs suit young disruptors

The Macintosh legend implies that if you are an artist, you use a Mac. The Apple Computer advertisements imply that the people who use Macs are out to change the world.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Unknown file extensions make for tough reading

I recently received an e-mail with a picture from an 80-year-old relative. I am very proud that she can learn to use a computer at her age. Unfortunately, I cannot read the file and I am reluctant to ask her to go through the process again. I know it is a picture, but the file ends with the extension 'php'. I thought that was used for programming or something.

14 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Unknown file extensions make for tough reading

I recently received an e-mail with a picture from an 80-year-old relative. I am very proud that she can learn to use a computer at her age. Unfortunately, I cannot read the file and I am reluctant to ask her to go through the process again. I know it is a picture, but the file ends with the extension 'php'. I thought that was used for programming or something.

13 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Saving data may require more than a transfer

I have two rather old Macintosh computers, one is an original iMac and the other is an older G3 machine. They both contain data representing over 10 years' work. I was involved in several publications and have original files, documents and images, as well as final QuarkXPress and PageMaker files. I need to preserve all of them and perhaps even archive the data with a database.

25 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Apple looks to future with new MacOS

There are four operating systems in the world that make up the lion's share of OSes: Windows (3, 95, 98, NT), MacOS, Linux and Solaris. Every one of them has had a key upgrade in recent months, the latest being Apple's MacOS 8.5.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Norton Utilities for Macs fills gaps in System 8.1 and HFS+

I love software upgrades. Unfortunately, since the introduction of Mac System 8.1, there has been one problem - 8.1 offered a much more efficient disk format, so you can store more files on your hard disk.

The only catch was that if you upgraded to HFS+, there was not much choice in disk-repair utilities and nothing in the way of disk-defragmenting and optimising software.

1 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Glitches that cause those hitches

The number of problems in Macs has increased in the past few years. While the list at right is good preventive maintenance, there are three pieces of software that seem to be responsible for many worries.

The first is Netscape, the second is Stuffit Expander and the third - well known among Mac users - Microsoft Word 6.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Avoiding crashes

NO-COST OPTIONS Run emergency disk. This is a program that comes with the system software on your Mac. If your Mac has floppy disks, you will find it on a disk marked 'utilities'. If your Mac came with a CD-Rom, look for a folder on the CD labelled 'utilities'.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Avoiding Crashes

OPTIONS THAT COST Get Norton Utilities! You will notice that is not phrased in the form of a suggestion. The number of serious headaches that can be prevented by this piece of software are more than worth the purchase price. It also can reorganise your hard disk to make it run more quickly. Run the Disk Doctor utility once every two weeks, and the Speed Disk utility once a month.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

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