TRIM support on its way for Mac OS X Lion 10.7?

A 100% reliable source sent me this output from the System Information utility (yep, it’s not called System Profiler anymore) in the Mac OS X Lion 10.7 developer preview. APPLE SSD TS128C: Capacity: 121.33 GB (121,332,826,112 bytes) Model: APPLE SSD TS128C Revision: CJAA0201 Serial Number: 902A515CK0YK Native Command Queuing: No Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: […]

No SSD TRIM support in Mac OS X 10.6.7

Are you’re still waiting for SSD TRIM support in Mac OS X? Well, it won’t come in OS X 10.6.7. Here’s some output of my 2nd generation MacBook Air Serial-ATA System Profiler page: APPLE SSD TS128C: Capacity: 121.33 GB (121,332,826,112 bytes) Model: APPLE SSD TS128C Revision: CJAA0201 Serial Number: 80PB54G7K1WK Native Command Queuing: No Removable […]

New iOS 4.3 beta iPad multi-touch gestures not working?

Can’t use the new “multitasking” finger-swipes on your iOS 4.3 beta iPad? That’s probably because you updated your iPad in iTunes. You have to restore it in Xcode’s Organizer and click “Use Development Mode” to get the new four and five finger-swipes. You need a valid iOS SDK developer account to do this, it’s not […]

Drawbacks of using Mac OS Time Machine on a NAS

Most major NAS (Network Attached Storage) manufacturers claim their NAS units support the Time Machine backup feature for Macintoshes. What they usually don’t tell you in advance is that this support is somewhat limited – at least if you plan your NAS to backup multiple Macs with Time Machine.

How to merge/combine/join multiple .mp4 videos on the Mac

I have a whole bunch of photography tutorials I converted from Flash video format (.flv) to .mp4 so I can watch them on my iPad. Since those tutorials are broken down into a myriad of .mp4 episodes it makes it much harder to watch them in the right order. I needed to find a way […]

How to convert .flv Flash video to .mp4 on the Mac

I have a bunch of photography tutorials in the Flash video .flv format which I want to watch on my iPad. As you may be aware, everything with the name Flash in it doesn’t play too well on Apple’s iOS devices. VLC Media Player for iOS is able to play the .flv format but Apple […]

ASUS P6T & OS X 10.6.5 update – still no support for SSD TRIM command

I just updated my ASUS P6T Hackintosh to the latest Mac OS X 10.6.5 developer build and it looks like there aren’t going to be any changes regarding the support for the SSD TRIM command for the official release of Mac OS X 10.6.5. Model: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GN Revision: 2CV102HD Serial Number: CVPO942200DA080BGN Native Command Queuing: […]

Enable AirPrint printer sharing for iOS 4.2 and higher for iPad or iPhone

To use Apple AirPrint on an iOS device like the iPad or iPhone you either need an AirPrint enabled printer or a printer that’s connected to a Mac. Here’s how to use a printer that’s connected to a Mac. In order to be seen by any iOS device, the printer needs to be shared on […]