By Rian

Gray, a writer.

Update: 1/1/15

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How to Remove Time Machine Backup from Desktop

I personally don’t recommend using Time Capsule for 2 reasons: it’s expansive and wireless. It’s too expansive for a wireless router, although it is highly recommended by other reviews for its stability. It’s wireless for a backup, which I personally find it ridiculous. We are talking about backing up at least 1TB worth of internal…

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PS4 Backup “Not Enough Space” Error Solution

Let us all agree on the fact that Sony sucks at doing anything software-related right. Just compare it to its competitions, Xbox, for example. Microsoft is too big of a hurdle? No more excuses. At any rate, I’ve seen multiple posts on different forums suggesting back and forth as to what is the real cause…

Update, Maintenance, and Adsense

For those who are interested whether this site will be down by next year, the answer is nope. I’m getting minimum payment out of Adsense, but it’s enough to keep the site hosted for next 10 years. Frankly I’m only working on the posts that I find useful (small tips on electronics and such), so don’t worry about shutting it down without notice. Cause if it is going down, there will be a bigger reason than financials. Speaking of which, I had to make some changes with the location of where the ads are. Not that I approve of the…

Mac Can’t Boot With External HDD Attached

It’s sort of official. I just got off from a phone call with Apple Support, and apparently the solution to “can’t boot with external HDD attached” is, removing the HDDs during the startup. Are we talking about PCs from 90s? Here’s the list of symptoms for those who want to go through them: Mac will not boot. It will halt at grey screen. If the external drives are connected, keyboard will not respond to the input. If the drives were turned off, the login screen shows up as usual. BUT, if the drives are connected once again, it will not allow…

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Experiencing Problem with Language Setting on VM Windows?

This solution is strictly for parallels user and parallels user only.     I run multiple VMs on Mac for 2 reasons, first Korea has one of the most awful, isolated PC environment in the world. Second, rest of the world doesn’t care about being bilinguals. Not all of us, people with VM on Mac…

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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard on Mac

I wrote a simple —but ridiculously long— review on Amazon on using MS sculpt keyboard on Mac. Again, it works, but not as it was promised by random bloggers or tech-journalists who had written pre-release review. It won’t work, because the keyboard is specifically designed and assigned for Windows 8 exclusive features, if you have…

3DTV Is Announced Dead

We’ve been waiting for it. When will 3D finally be a new standard? Guess what, never. Gizmodo just ran an article based on CES 2015, and apparently the next big thing will be Smart TV, not 3D. Nobody wants a half-baked computer, so I’d say in a couple of years, Smart TV will be announced dead as well.

9 out of 10 million iPhones are affected, Apple says

This is actually getting funny. Apparently Apple only had received 9 complaints so far as to the bending issue of new iPhone 6+. And unlike what the internet has suspected, iPhone 6 is durable enough to withstand the “bending.” Here’s my question though: If there’s people who can put a bigger phone in their front pocket, how big is their pants supposed to be? The claim was iPhone 6+ bent in the front pocket from everyday usage. I couldn’t get my Galaxy Note 3 in my front pocket, EVER. Most of the people whom I’ve known had their tablets in their…

Apple Bend-Gate Is Coming

I’m sure most of you have already heard of iPhone 6+ is more bendable —or malleable— then any other phones, and customers are crying for Apple’s comment. I couldn’t find any hints on iPhone 6 being bendable, but they are all made out of aluminum, better be prepared. Most likely, Apple’s reply to this “bend-gate” will simply be “we got you free case made out of non-aluminum, so shut up,” just like they did with iPhone 4. Some articles are even pointing out that with the same amount of pressure, phones made out of plastic —usually android smartphone— will simply…

Here Comes the Downhill of Mighty Apple

Is it iPhone 6? iPhone 6 Plus? or iNote? Let’s start with the obvious. Apparently nobody got it right because Apple was working on two iPhones simultaneously. Not only bigger, iPhone 6 plus is now competing against Galaxy Note. For dubious reasons, Apple decided to call it “iPhone,” but it’s not a phone and even Sammy knows it. 5.5″ is simply irrational, why 5.5? Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has 5.1″ screen and Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7″. Meaning, It’s bigger than conventional phones, but smaller than portable tablets. If anyone cares to recall Steve Jobs on Keynote for the first…

Google’s Self-Driving Programs May Yet to Come True

We’ve heard of good old ethics argument when it comes to driver-less cars, where as “who will pay for insurance, who will be responsible for accidents, and what happens to the taxi drivers.” These arguments are, in fact, simply not related to what is going on in the market. These questions behind new technology has nothing to do with why Google cannot sell its self-driving programs just yet. It is still within Google’s limit to simply sell it as a car modification package, provided all the consumers will buy them from a car repair shop or self-install them. For instance, California is…

Thinking about OS X Yosemite? Not just yet

I’m sure lots of people have heard about public beta by now. Some magazines and blogs pointed out obvious things —it’s the same thing from Apple website— and some people are experiencing issues, blah and blah and blah. Tell you what, don’t get Yosemite just yet. I’ve been keeping my Mac up to date (up to Developer Beta) for couple of years now, and this is probably the first time OS X is giving me more hassle than Windows can. Even Apple’s basic apps are falling apart. Some people are having problems with AppStore, iTunes Store, iCloud, basic yet fundamental…

Sony Korea released Amazing Spider Man 2 for Free on Youtube

Title says it all. According to the press release of Sony Korea, they are yet to figure out how this clip was leaked; they are denying the accusation which one of the employee could have uploaded the video as a teaser by mistake. My take on this case would be Sony Korea’s PR team shares an employee with IT department, hence forth protecting his/her ass from getting fired. At any rate, The Amazing Spider Man 2 was rated 53% in rotten tomatoes, so if you have chance to get a discount, I’d definitely recommend to take it. The movie was…

막나가는 IT 변천사 – PC게임 1편

이번 에피소드 제목을 지을 때 굉장히 심사숙고해서 짓게 됬다. 처음에는 게임으로 지으려다가, 내용이 어째 불법복제로 기우는 것 같고, 막상 서울길로 돌아와도 내용이 PC에만 집중되어 있고 콘솔 시장에는 전혀~ 관련이 없는 내용만 진행됬는지라 도저히 게임 편이라고 지을 수가 없었다. 그래서 PC게임 편이다. 저번에 열심히 떠들던 ActiveX와도 관련이 있으니 재미있게 볼 수 있지 않을까 싶기도 하고. 흔히들 게임에는 3 종류가 있다고들 한다: 보드게임, 콘솔게임, PC게임. 말이 좋아 3종류지 실제로는 마니악한 순서대로 나열한게 아닌가 싶다. 보드게임에는 민족의 전통놀이(?) 윷놀이부터 팔 날라가는 고도리까지 있을 것이고, 콘솔게임은 이제 다 죽었다더라도 최소한 포켓몬스터나 슈퍼마리오 정도는 알고 있을테고. PC게임에는 유명한 스타크래프트부터 요즘 유행하는 롤이나 도타2까지, 사실 플랫폼만으로도…