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Apple’s Yosemite Beta: Don’t Use TRIM with SSD

1 hour, 57 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · News

SSD

For those who are succeeding where others have failed at getting their hands on the public beta of Yosemite, make sure you disable TRIM before installing on a 3rd party solid state drives (SSDs). Users are reporting that having TRIM controls enabled will resort in your Mac not booting up.

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If this post doesn't make sense, maybe hold off on installing the beta for now.

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Patent for Wearable Mobile Electronic Device (Plus Wristband)

6:10 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Analysis

High Time for iTime

Apple was granted a patent on a smart watch dubbed "iTime" on Tuesday. The patent describes a wristband with embedded electronics that can be accessed by "a mobile electronic device." It describes several implementations, including versions where the mobile electronic device can be removed from the wristband.

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Well, we've seen the requisite number of iPhone 6 mockups so it's time to get back to the Thing Apple Is Totally Gonna Make To Put On Your Wrist rumors.

MacSparky Field Guide: Presentations Released

3:27 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Call them talks or sessions or whatever you want, but when you sit and watch someone stand at the front of a room using slides (Keynote or…otherwise) and conveying information, it's a presentation. If you have to make them, Mac Power User David Sparks has written the Presentations Field Guide, the latest in his Field Guide series, a wonderful line of books for tech-savvy folks looking to level up. As a lawyer, David makes his share of presentations, so he knows of what he speaks. Field Guide titles come with loads of supplemental material including interviews and screencasts and other video, and I can't recommend them highly enough. You can get the Presentations Field Guide either from the iBooks Store or as a PDF from David (via PayPal). Check out the trailer for it below:

PSA: No Device Is Worth Your Life, not Even an iPod

10:47 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

A woman attempting to retrieve her lost iPod from the NYC Subway tracks was hit and killed over the weekend.

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Please don't endanger your life for a device. It's spendy to replace lost tech, but it's impossible to replace you.

How to Report Spam To Common Email Providers

5:10 PM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

Stop Spam

Everyone gets spam. Those more persistent accounts should be reported to the email services being abused, and Kelly has compiled a list to help you get those accounts suspended and keep from sending even more spam.

Quirky Launches Wink Home Automation, Releases Hardware and Software

3:45 PM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Wink, a spinoff of Quirky, has released hardware which is now available at Home Depot and Amazon. There is a free iOS app which controls both the Wink hub, and some of the home automation devices you may already own.

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Glorious! If this thing can help me need less apps for my home automation hardware, this is a wonderful thing indeed.