Monthly Archives: April 2012

Q. What memory fits my Apple Xserve server?

Model/ Identifier CPU/ Speed/ Screen/ Date/ Designation RAM Type & Speed Maximum RAM Hard Drive/ SSD XServe G4RackMac1,1 G4 1.0 GHz (4 RAM sockets Mid 2002, M8627LL/A ) DDR-266 DIMM 2 GB (4x512MB) 3.5″ PATA hard drive XServe G4/DPRackMac1,1 G4 1.0 … Continue reading

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Q. How do I set up a website? Is it free?

To create a website, you will need to know a few basics about how Web (HTML) pages work, or use a website service or blogging service that gives you templates and allows you to create a web site just by … Continue reading

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Q. How do I clone my Windows 7 drive to a new hard drive?

For this solution, we are assuming that you have a bootable Windows 7 installation on your working C: drive, and that you want to put a newer/faster/larger drive in as a new C: drive with the same Windows and programs.  … Continue reading

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Q. How do I install RAM in a Mac?

Memory in most Macintoshes is user-upgradeable. The bottom of this post has links to the Apple instructions for specific models.  Here are general instructions for installation on modern Macs. In machines with SODIMMs (notebooks, MacMinis and iMacs), there are two … Continue reading

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Q. How to set up a new external hard drive on a Mac?

When you plug in a new external hard drive to a Mac, it will either be formatted for Windows (in which case you may have trouble writing to it from the Mac) or it will be unformatted. An internal hard … Continue reading

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Q. What does it mean to clean a cache?

Your web browser caches (keeps local copies on your hard drive of) many of the pages and graphics it downloads as you are browsing the Web. This makes it faster to reload the same page when you return to it … Continue reading

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Q. How can I add “DRAFT” or “COPY” to printouts of my Word document?

You want to print a message on all printed copies of a document, such as “Draft” or “Confidential” or “Copy”, and you are using Microsoft Word. What you are looking for is a “Watermark”, which is done by modifying the … Continue reading

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Q. When you register on a website, do they know your IP address?

Yes, they know your IP address and a lot more without you having to register or enter any information. Your IP address is sent to the webserver with every page and file request that you make on the Web. That’s … Continue reading

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Q. What is a Retina Display?

“Retina” is Apple’s marketing name for a high resolution LCD display for smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), media players (iPod Touch) and future products such as computer monitors and iMacs. What does “Retina” mean? The term Retina refers to the assumption … Continue reading

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Q. What are the most useful keyboard shortcuts?

Most computer programs have keyboard shortcuts – these are key combinations that substitute for commonly used commands – this avoids having to grab the mouse and taking the cursor up to the menus at the top of the screen.  Learning … Continue reading

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