Enabling Windows 8 Gestures on a MacBook

Running Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen notebook is a royal pain if your touchpad doesn’t support Windows 8 gestures. These include swiping from the right to open the Charms, swiping down from the top to open the app menu (and to close running apps), and swiping from the left to open running apps. Fortunately, although […]

Google Chromecast Setup and Testing

So, I was lucky enough (or quick enough) to snag a couple of Chromecasts from Amazon before they sold out (and, before the 5:31 PST cutoff for the 3-month Netflix coupon). I ordered via Amazon Prime but they came a day early, and so I was able to spend a few minutes this evening playing […]

Windows 8 (Mini) Review: It’s Not So Bad After All

Okay, I have a confession to make: I’m kind of starting to like Windows 8. Not Windows RT, mind you; that still just confuses me. But full-on Windows 8 is surprising me—it provides a refreshing approach to casual touch computing while supporting all of the legacy Windows apps that I rely on to get real […]

OS X Mountain Lion Calendar Exchange Sync Problems – A Fix

Update: Well, the issues have returned for me after just a few days. Looks like this wasn’t a fix after all. So, consider the post notice that there’s a real problem with syncing the Calendar with an Exchange server, at least for some folks. If you’re like me, you’ve experienced some issues with the Calendar […]

MacBook Air 2012 Tip – Dock Has High CPU Usage

Is your 2012 MacBook Air running hot, with the fan blowing like crazy and Activity Monitor showing a higher percentage of CPU usage by the Dock? If so, the fix might be an easy one. On mine, I was using some customer photos as wallpaper (specifically, a random selection from a DropBox folder). I don’t […]