Tagged OS X

How to Hide Time Machine HDD from Desktop

I don’t recommend using Time Capsule for 2 reasons: price and wireless. The price tag is unjustifiable for a router, despite its praised stability. Now with the hint of Apple may be dropping the router line of its entirety, stability is not longer an accountable virtue. At any rate, it is the wireless backup drive…

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…

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…