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Insert 'syncing feeling' joke here
— 9:41 AM on April 1, 2010

After my team of banished Keebler elves finished assembling my Hackintosh (for which I took credit in my three previous posts), two...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Building the imperfect beast, part III: The agony of victory
— 9:49 AM on March 8, 2010

And so we come to the end of the beginning. When I last left you, I had finally attained a successful POST on my...

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TR's March 2010 system guide
— 10:43 PM on February 24, 2010

In the wake of our big processor roundup, we've updated TR's system guide with more finely tuned CPU recommendations, new graphics cards, and motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Building the imperfect beast, part II: mobo risin'
— 12:21 PM on February 16, 2010

Hey hey, kids. In case you've forgotten or are too lazy to use a...

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Building the imperfect beast, part I: The gathering storm
— 10:25 PM on February 7, 2010

Few people ever request a slower computer. Mainly because Microsoft Word has yet to find a processor or operating system it couldn"t grind to a...

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Steve Jobs channels Doug Henning
— 12:22 PM on January 28, 2010

So, there you go. The iPad. It's big, yet thin. Sleek, yet functional. A giant iPod touch, yet not a giant iPhone. Shiny, yet without...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Preparing for the extra-absorbent iPad
— 11:12 PM on January 24, 2010

Thought I'd take a break from my now weeks-long odyssey into building a Hackintosh (look for three-part series of write-ups in—please, dear Lord—the not-so-distant future)...

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The €40 iPhone: two years later
— 11:04 PM on January 18, 2010

I wrote a post in this blog two years ago extolling the virtues of my LG KU990 cell phone. I deemed the device a...

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Bad UI stains memories of arcades past
— 2:46 PM on December 17, 2009

The last couple of weeks saw the iPhone release of two video game favorites from my days of misspent youth—Dragon's Lair and

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A couple of months with SanDisk's Sansa Clip+ MP3 player
— 10:33 AM on December 11, 2009

SanDisk's Sansa Clip has been the best mini MP3 player for a couple of years. Now there's a new model: the Clip+. We spend...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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TR's Christmas 2009 system guide
— 5:50 PM on December 3, 2009

After this year's launches, we're now on the final stretch to December 25. We've thus given our system guide a touch-up to account for...

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The MacHole Christmas gift giver's guide 2009
— 11:09 PM on November 29, 2009

Today is Sunday, November 29, 2009. Although we are two days past Black Friday, we do not call today Black Sunday. That moniker is reserved...

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iLove you, iLove you not
— 11:14 AM on November 9, 2009

Let me say up front that I am torn, like Natalie Imbruglia but without the naked floor writhing, by the new Verizon campaign for the...

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Apple declares 2009 done
— 9:43 AM on November 2, 2009

Sorry, Mac fans and foes alike, but it looks like you'll have nothing to celebrate/desecrate until the clock strikes midnight on December 31 and finally...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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TR's Windows 7 system guide
— 11:32 PM on October 21, 2009

Windows 7 is upon us, as is a whole line of DirectX 11 graphics processors from AMD. Come see how we've updated our system...

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Apple's aluminum keyboard
— 9:30 PM on October 14, 2009

Can low-profile chiclet keys, sleek industrial design, and an Apple logo make a good desktop keyboard? And can such a device pry a fan...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Mac

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Partly made on a Mac
— 3:02 PM on September 29, 2009

This week, The MacHole is going international. No, not to the House of Pancakes, but to Vancouver, British Columbia. Which is neither part of Britain...

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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

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