Disabling Dashboard in Mac OS X

One of the supposed wonders of Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” was Dashboard, along with those sometimes-useful, sometimes-distracting widgets. Widgets are basically applets that serve simple purposes, which you can call upon your screen in your own organized or cluttered manner. One problem with Dashboard, though, is that it’s a resource hog. Now if you… Continue reading Disabling Dashboard in Mac OS X

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Cleaning Your Laptop’s Touchpad

One of the things I miss about using a ThinkPad is the TrackPoint. Yes, here I am again dwelling on those rubbery nubs that come standard with all ThinkPads (sadly, not with all the Lenovo-branded laptops, though, even if they’re practically made by the same company). However, since I’ve already replaced my trusty old ThinkPad with a Compaq V2000,… Continue reading Cleaning Your Laptop’s Touchpad

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My Own Notebook PC

After a long wait, and long time of browsing different models of notebook computers, I was able to choose and purchase one, the HP Pavillion tx1105au. I’ve been searching for models considering my primary purpose for buying one. Since I would be bringing it to work everyday, I chose portability over specifications. But it didn’t… Continue reading My Own Notebook PC

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Lenovo ThinkPad T43 Review

That’s right folks, I finally have purchased my own laptop, to keep and use, and it is not a MacBook or MacBook Pro. I chose to buy a Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad T43. I add the IBM because it has the IBM logo on it rather than the Lenovo branding that their 3000 series has. A… Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad T43 Review

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How to Prevent Laptop Theft

What’s worse than losing a $2,500 laptop you just bought a couple of months back? It’s losing the data inside, which is usually more valuable than the hardware itself. It’s not uncommon for laptop users to consider the contents of their computers as priceless, regardless of what these are. For business users, these can be… Continue reading How to Prevent Laptop Theft

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The perfect laptop: a beginner’s guide to buying a notebook computer

So, you’ve finally decided to get your own laptop. Buying a laptop is not simple, with the multitude of choices of brand, model, size, features, and even colors. A laptop is as personal as a computer can get. It’s not just a piece of hardware sitting on your home or office desk. A laptop tends… Continue reading The perfect laptop: a beginner’s guide to buying a notebook computer

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Advertising on Laptop Lids

Sacha Chua seems to like the way her laptop sticker grabs attention in public. Want to meet interesting but don’t want to have to make the first move? Use the back of your laptop to get people to talk to you.  Stickers are a great way to do that. My laptop reads “The geek shall inherit the… Continue reading Advertising on Laptop Lids

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Dell Settles Class Action Suit for Inspiron 5150

Dell has recently settled a class-action suit filed on behalf of consumers who own the Inspiron 5150 notebook. Recall that we referred to this particular model in our “lemons” article a while back. The 5150 had serious design issues wherein extreme heat generated by the processor (it was a Pentium 4-mobile) caused the laptop’s casing to molt and… Continue reading Dell Settles Class Action Suit for Inspiron 5150

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