Tag Archive: macbook


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.

“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”…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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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.

Logitech G330 Gaming Headset Review

Author:
Mike Adams
05/18/2011

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

Being able to communicate effectively with your team can mean the difference between life and death. This is true in life…and this is especially true in the online arena. Being able to tell someone to get out of the fire or telling the tank that you pulled aggro on the boss (which can happen occasionally as a hunter) can mean a success instead of a wipe. (In case you can’t tell, the game I am talking about is World of Warcraft.) In the old days, I would have had to type everything in “raid chat”, hoping that the person it was directed to would see it, and on top of that, it would take precious seconds to even type my message/warning in the first place. Well, I now live a world that includes Ventrilo and the Logitech G330 Gaming Headset. Check out my take on this headset after the break.

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“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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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Twelve

Author:
Mike Adams
12/20/2010

In this episode, Mike gives you some last minute holiday suggestions. And free shipping on TechHub items??? Watch to find out.

HeatShift Cooling Pad Review

HeatShift Cooling Pad

HeatShift Cooling Pad

Author:
Michael Kelley
09/02/2009

Hi there, my name is Michael Kelley and today I would like to talk to you all about a common problem with portable computing…overheating. Here at the TechHub we have a range of different cooling methods, but one in particular stands above the rest, the ThermaPAK HeatShift cooling pad.

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Six

Author:
Mike Adams
06/26/2009

In this episode of the UC Davis Bookstore TechTalk podcast, Mike (last seen getting excited over an 8 hour battery in Webisode 2) takes a look at free and cheap software that UC Davis student/staff/faculty can get for being a member of the university. After that, Andrew answers the question of maximizing your browser in Mac OS X. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at techtalk@ucdavis.edu.