Internet problems: Is it my Wi-Fi or my ISP?

· Dave Hamilton · How-To

Terminal window showing `ping www.apple.com`

If you have internet problems, perform these quick-and-simple tests before you drop a few hundred bucks replacing your router, just to confirm that’s the issue.

A New Apple Data Center Could be Built in Waukee, Iowa

· Andrew Orr · News

The Des Moines Register says that tech companies “love” building data centers in Iowa because of available crop land, access to high-speed fiber optics, and a low risk for natural disasters.

Nisus Writer Pro: $39

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Nisus Writer Pro on Mac

We have a deal on Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5, a writing app for Mac. It features customizable tool pallets, assignable keyboard shortcuts, the ability to open and save in Word file format, and more. It’s $39 through us.

Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple launched a new Safari Extensions section on the Mac App Store this week. Currently there are 27 Safari Extensions on the MAS, a mix of free and for-fee Extensions. The original Safari Extensions Gallery website is still available, too, though, where you can find every Extension available. There wasn’t a lot of information released with the Mac App Store addition, and we don’t yet know if Apple plans to move all of them. Safari Extensions add hooks into apps, services, and other features into Apple’s Safari browser. Many are free—especially app companions—while others come with a (small) price tag.

Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store