Monthly Archives: March 2012

Q. What is Smart HDD and why does it say I have errors?

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Q. What memory and hard drives fit my iBook G3/G4?

There are several models of iBook, the G3 models use PC66 or PC100 memory and the G4 models use DDR memory. Below is a list of all models. iBooks take 2.5″ IDE hard drives up to 120 GB in capacity. … Continue reading

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“Flashback”, Java trojans, “SabPub”, “LuckyCat” and “Tibet” Microsoft Office trojans target Mac OSX

Updated Apr 17 2012 April 17: Another Word Trojan Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a aka “LuckyCat” has been described by Kapersky Labs, which is different malware code, assumed to be delivered in a similar way as “Tibet” through Word 2004/2008 documents or by targeted … Continue reading

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Q. How do I remove MacKeeper antivirus/utility for Mac?

MacKeeper (also known as 911 Bundle) is a program for Macintosh OSX from the company ZeoBIT that purports to protect your Mac from viruses and do other utility functions.  It is heavily advertised with pop up Web ads and banners, … Continue reading

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Q. How do I make my notebook battery last longer?

First of all, how old is your battery?  Batteries last from one to three years on average, and it would be expected that the capacity is down by 40 – 50% after three years.  So if you have an old … Continue reading

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Apple ‘New iPad’ and LTE coverage in Canada

The new iPad introduced by Apple on March 7 2012 is the first Apple product to support higher speed “4G-LTE” cellular data networks.  Although there has been no formal definition of 4G as a standard, the wireless companies have jumped … Continue reading

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Q. What is happening with OEM hard drive warranties?

Hard drive warranty coverage has been reduced by the major manufacturers, and competition in drives is consolidating around just three companies. All Seagate bare (internal) consumer level drives have 1 year warranty in North America (down from three years). Some … Continue reading

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