Find Your Mac’s Age

With OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) coming out soon, you may be wondering “Will my Mac or Macbook run Mountain Lion?” It’s really easy to find out. Just go here: and put your serial number in. Mountain Lion will support the following devices: MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ … Continue Reading

iMessage and FaceTime behind a Firewall

If you have a bunch of Apple devices behind a firewall.  You’ve probably noticed that people are complaining that they can’t send iMessages or place/receive FaceTime calls.   You’ll need to open up a few ports to allow this activity. Facetime TCP 80 TCP 443 UDP 3478 – 3497 TCP 5223 UDP 16384 – 16387 … Continue Reading

How I keep my Mac safe and clean

With the recent news about the Flashback trojan on the Mac platform, I thought I’d give you a look into how I keep the Macs in my family safe. Step 1 The first step to keeping your Mac safe is NOT INSTALLING FLASH!!  Adobe Flash is a security nightmare.  The open ports and multiple callbacks … Continue Reading

Quickly Lock Your Screen: Mac OS X

If you’re a longtime windows user, you’ve probably gotten used to the key combination “Windows + L”.   This command will lock the computer so you can leave it in peace and not worry about anyone getting on it. There’s really not a way to do that in a Mac, so here are two fast … Continue Reading

iOS Problem Fix: iMessage Not Delivered

If you’ve seen the words “Not Delivered!” under an iMessage on your iOS device, you’re probably not the happiest camper.  You want your text messages read and replied to, not sitting in nowheresville cursing you with the red exclamation point! This post will help you fix your iMessage not delivered issue.  There are several ways, lets … Continue Reading

Mac OS X Messages App

This is just about the coolest app ever!  I’m really looking forward to having Mountain Lion. Now, when I text on my phone, the text shows up on my iPad and Macbook.  I can leave one device and keep chatting with everybody on any other device.  How cool is that? Dragging and dropping pictures into … Continue Reading

iPhone 4s / iPad 2 Jailbreak (greenpois0n/absinthe)

FINALLY!  An iPhone 4s/iPad 2 (IOS A5 chip) untethered jailbreak is out!  Right now, there’s only a Mac OS X app, but soon there’ll be more. greenpois0n’s webservers are getting hammered now.  I’m hosting a mirror (MD5: cf9e84c9585d4ce1b8d8fd0826007f6a) How to jailbreak: Download absinthe Run absinthe Plug iPhone into computer Click “Jailbreak” button Ignore the “Restore” prompt … Continue Reading

I’ve gone overboard…

And landed directly in the clouds. In the process of cleaning up unused docs & apps on my Mac I noticed something rather peculiar.  My virtual stuff is EVERYWHERE!!! I probably have over 20 cloud and/or storage solutions: Dropbox (for quick access to files) Sugarsync (for gigs and gigs of free storage to backup my … Continue Reading

iCloud and All the Trappings

This one’s for you John! If you’ve updated to iOS5 on any of your Apple products, you’ve been made aware of something called “iCloud”.  There’s even a very high likelihood that iCloud may have messed with some of your settings like contacts and calendars and caused a lot of frustration. This is a lengthy review, … Continue Reading