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M y company gave me a new 2010 Macbook Pro and I needed to transfer all the files from my old 2007 Macbook Pro. There are several ways I can do this: Use Migration Assistant with a FireWire cable. Use Migration Assistant with a USB cable (and an External USD HD Enclosure). Restore from a […]



AppleJack has been my number one choice for fixing problems with Mac OS X. I tried other utilities when I upgraded to Snow Leopard–AppleJack didn’t previously support it–and I found nothing came close to repairing or improving the performance of my Mac. AppleJack can repair problems with the disk and file permissions, validate the system’s […]


Google Chrome

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You don’t know the real value of something until you lose it. If you use the in Mac as much as I do, then you’re sure to notice something’s wrong with it. The scroll bar isn’t displayed on the right-side of the Dictionary window when viewing Wikipedia articles. I noticed this a few days […]


Spinning Beach Ball in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

by Eric Pena on November 1, 2009

spinning beach ball

I‘ve been using my MacBook Pro for sometime after upgrading it to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1. But lately, I’ve been getting a lot of the dreaded spinning beach balls while surfing the Net. I learned that the culprit is Adobe Flash which eats a lot of system resources and contributes to a lot […]


Apps Crashing in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

by Eric Pena on September 25, 2009

Apps crashing

After upgrading my MacBook Pro to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I immediately noticed many of my applications keep crashing a few minutes after using them. Some of these apps are Adobe Photoshop CS4, Firefox, SnapNDrag and even Apple’s own Mail and Disk Utility. I haven’t tested all my apps yet but there could be […]


Where is “System” in Snow Leopard?

by Eric Pena on September 22, 2009

Snow Leopard

After upgrading to Snow Leopard, the system may ask you for the location of System You can’t find this file using the Spotlight. Here is where it is located: System/Library/CoreServices/System


Snow Leopard

In my last post, “MacBook Pro Hard Drive: S.M.A.R.T. is Failing!”, I discussed how I backed up and replaced my MacBook Pro hard disk that is about to fail using SuperDuper over a networked PC, a Phillips and Torx screwdrivers, and a simple video tutorial. This time, I will show you how I restored the […]


Macbook Pro Hard Drive : S.M.A.R.T. is Failing!

by Eric Pena on September 15, 2009

S.M.A.R.T. Status

I was about ready to upgrade my 15″ Macbook Pro from Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard when the Disk Utility on the OS displayed the name of my hard disk drive in red letters. Sure enough, the S.M.A.R.T Status indicator says “Failing”. Immediately, the first thing to do […]

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