iTunes Gets a Disk Upgrade

apple,osx,mac,snow leopard,RAID,disk drives,storage Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while is to put redundancy back in our iTunes server. Originally, I had two LaCie 500 GB drives that were mirrored (RAID 1). (See (a) in the figure below.) The iTunes library grew as we bought more seasons of TV shows, movies, and music, […]

iTunes 9.0.1 Update

iTunes 9 update,iPhone,iPod,os x,snow leopard Apple released an update (mainly bug fixes) to iTunes. This one, 9.0.1, doesn’t appear to add any new features, just clean up some odd behaviors. One issue I am interested in seeing the improvements for is syncing between iTunes, and iPhone and iPod touch. Maybe it’s a perception problem on […]

Scanning is Back!

Way back when we still had OS X Tiger 10.4, I bought an hp 3310 multifunction printer. In addition to printing, it scanned, faxed, copied and, with the optional attachment, get you coffee from your local Starbucks! hp had a software suite that worked well and everyone loved it. (Ok, "loved it" is a bit […]

Snow Leopard and Parallels 4.0.3846, NeatWorks 2.1.8

parallels,mac,software,os x snow leopard,neatworks Like many of you, I was at my favorite mac store, macmedia in peoria, to pick up my copy of OS X Snow Leopard. Tighter, faster, more stable, better security, 64-bits – in short all words that are music to my ears. But into every life a little rain must fall. […]

Snow Leopard to Release 28 August 2009!

mac os x,snow leopard,10.6 “It’s Here!” From Apple: Apple today announced that Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with […]