Tag Archive: Apple


Author:
Mike Adams
08/16/2012

Tech Support?

Time to exit, stage left…

I have had an incredible time writing these blogs over the last couple of years. While I have never actually managed to get a good schedule down for writing them on a consistent basis, I always enjoyed getting some time set aside to do so. So it is with a heavy heart that I inform the regular readers of the TechTalk blog that as of now, there will be no longer be any updates to it for the foreseeable future. We will leave the page up though, for anyone who still has lingering questions about any of the “How-To” articles we have written, or just want to watch one of our videos again. So thank you all very much for just reading my (and my colleagues’) articles, it has been a pleasure.

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Don’t Let Mishaps Happen to You

Author:
Mike Adams
06/21/12

Avoiding mishaps with your computer is easy, but not always achievable. When disaster does strike, come to the UC Davis Stores – TechHub to let us take care of your machine for you. One more thing…”Blue screen mother!…”

“How-To”…Check Your Apple Warranty Status

Author:
Mike Adams
12/08/2011

How do I find my warranty coverage?

How do I find my warranty coverage?

At the TechHub, we have people come into the store on an almost daily basis asking if we can find out the length of time they still have on their Apple warranty coverage. Well, we can find out that information for you pretty easily, and after this how-to, so can you. Find out after the break.

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“How-To”…Import a Photo Booth movie to iMovie

Author:
Mike Adams
11/15/2011

You have questions, we have answers!

You have questions, we have answers!

Want to splice in some footage you took from Photo Booth into your movie project in iMovie? It couldn’t be simpler. Find out how after the break.

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“How-To”…Navigate Launchpad in OS X 10.7

Author:
Mike Adams
11/8/2011

Why is my iOS in my OS X?

Why is my iOS in my OS X?

One of the biggest changes in the Mac operating system, in regards to the update to Lion, is the new feature Launchpad. With OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple fuses both their robust and incredibly reliable OS X with their insanely popular and easy to use iOS. With Launchpad, you get the instant launch functionality of iOS in the OS X environment, and you are able to navigate it just like you would on your iPhone. It is also customizable, just like on your iPhone, but now you don’t have to do it in your iTunes account (pre-iOS 5). We will show you some tips right after the break.

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Author:
Mike Adams
10/04/2011

Avoiding having to do this more often.

Avoiding having to do this more often.

The “Let’s Talk iPhone” event has now come and gone. With it, we have the new iOS on the horizon, and new iPods and the iPhone 4S are now ready for public consumption (well, on October 12th and 14th respectively). So I figured it was a great time to take a look at how to extend the battery life of your iPod or your iPhone…and who better than Apple to tell us how to do so?

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fifteen

Author:
Mike Adams
08/26/2011

Why would you purchase your Mac or PC at the UC Davis Bookstore TechHub? Mike Adams explains how your shopping impacts the University.

Where Do I Put This Disk Now?

Author:
Mike Adams
07/29/2011

Yeah, this is from Windows, but you get the idea...

Yeah, this is from Windows, but you get the idea...

Lately, many folks on the Internet have been speculating that Apple is heading toward a diskless world. With the recent release of the new Mac Mini (which lacks an optical drive) and the fact that OS X 10.7 is available ONLY on the Mac App Store, it is not hard to see why people are thinking this, and you can count me as one of those folks as well. But the real question is, “Is this a good thing”?

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fourteen

Author:
Mike Adams
05/27/2011

It is graduation time again, and in this episode, Mike Adams talks about the graduation specials that the TechHub has. Also, he tackles a very common question gets thrown around the shop quite a bit. “How do you install Parallels and Windows on a Mac?” Find out in this episode of TechTalk.

“How-To”…Disappearing Disk Drive Icon in Mac OS X?

Author:
Mike Adams
02/11/2011

You may or may not know that the TechHub has a computer repair center. The reason I bring this up is because I have been noticing a trend of Apple machines being brought to us for help and the icon to the disk drive is nowhere to be found on the desktop. Some folks seemed to have it like that on purpose, but a majority of them seemed baffled at how to bring back that icon. This seems like a growing trend to me, so I figured it was time for a quick “how-to” on the subject. To see “How-To” bring back the disk drive icon in Mac OS X, just read on after the break.

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