Tagged Apple

May 18, 2018

Quick Announcements This week’s post is delayed, as late as tomorrow. It will cover how to use eGPUs on internal displays (i.e. on your laptop, or all-in-one desktop). While eGPU on internal display is natively supported by Apple, each App has to opt-in in utilize it. This means most of the applications that are already released to the public are unlikely to adopt eGPU capability. I am yet to find any documentation on lists of apps that support eGPU. It appears there is only limited number of application which added support for eGPU, or multiple graphics card, no less.

Beta Software is not a Press Release Copy

In light of possible obsolesce of eGPU support on TB1/2 machines, I thought it would be a good time to go back to the basics for this week. Public and/or developer beta is hardly a reliable source of information. Features will be added, dropped, and then added again in betas. And if you need an…

Downgrade APFS to HFS+

APFS is a newly introduced file system focused primarily on SSD. Due to its technical nature, which I will describe at the end of this post, it can worsen the performance on HDD. If you happen to have a drive running APFS, you will not see an option in Disk Utility to downgrade back. It…

FBI is Still Nagging Apple for Backdoor Access

Apparently books on iPhone back doors from 2015 is not officially closed for FBI. FBI Director shared the actual stats behind the requests last Sunday, around 6,900 devices. Following the Texas shooting, FBI once again shared its frustration that the bureau was unable to decrypt the shooter’s phone. Although the law enforcement did not disclose…

Water Cooling in Mac Should Never Happen

Cooling is probably one of the candidates of “all-things” field in any PC threads. It’s either the cooling or things will lead to cooling eventually. Overclocking on existing hardware obviously leads to cooling, and building a new PC from scratch also starts with some cooling in mind. Aesthetics, one that Apple fanboys are usually accused of,…

An Argument For Wireless Audio in iPhone 7

Newest turmoil around iPhone is now the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple, at least Phil Schiller believes it is “courage” to remove headphone jack to move toward wireless future. Several arguments had been made against it, and here are some of them that hold up to criticism.

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…

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…

Samsung is Finally Desperate: Pro needs no keyboard?

Samsung has been releasing numerous anti-Apple advertisements in years, and now Samsung is finally making its final desperate moves. It’s not the specs, it’s not the features, but it’s the lack of the features they wish to promote in anti-Apple, anti-Microsoft, anti-Amazon commercial. Yeah, that’s how boring it can be. Besides from making 3 different occasions of how Galaxy Pro is supposedly more superior, —which is another reason why this ad seems so distracting— it seems to be losing its sense of continuity every 20 seconds. In the first scenario, iPad obviously loses. Frankly, if you are on an important…

Calling Apple for iMac Support, NEVER MIND!

Just take a good look at featured images. I took them this morning. These smudges are literally growing from the bottom edges. I don’t smoke, —it’s an apartment complex filled with smoke alarm— I didn’t burn my iMac either. Those smudges, or smoke as Apple prefer to call them, are behind the screen. I’m not…