Can I charge a computer through its USB port ?

I’m aware of no computer that can be charged using the USB port. Part of the reason for this, is that the power capacity of a USB connection is only up to 100 mA (milli-Amperes) at 5 volts, or half a Watt, or about 1/30 the power needed to actually run a typical laptop these […]

How to uninstall Cisco’s VPN Client on the Macintosh

The following Terminal Commands, will uninstall the Cisco VPN Client.  This will work with any version of the Cisco VPN Client, both command line and GUI based…. To uninstall the VPN Client for Mac OS X: Step 1 Open a terminal window. Step 2 Run the following command: sudo /usr/local/bin/vpn_uninstall Step 3 Enter your password […]

Lock up your Macintosh. Uses FUS to secure your system.

So, you want the ability to have your system login automatically, so that a program can start…  But want to ensure that no one tampers with your system. Use the Activate Login Screen application below. [download id=”59″] This application calls: /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend Which tells the Fast User switching system to suspend your GUI session, […]

Free Mac anti-virus – Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Sophos is now offering free copies of it’s anti-virus software, to Macintosh users… Technical Specifications are as follows: Mac with Intel or PowerPC processor 256 MB of memory 150 MB of available disk space Mac with OSX 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Supports All Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro […]

Prediction Time, Missing Sync for Windows System 7 Phone?

Microsoft has been making alot of noise lately about how they will be supplying software to allow Windows System 7 System Phones will support Macintosh Syncing.  Well, I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but Microsoft has promised quite a bit in the past, and rarely delivers everything they promise. Microsoft […]

Microsoft Office 2011 & Exchange limitations…

Well, this doesn’t seem to be very clear on the Microsoft site(s) that I have looked at… But, Office 2011 only supports Exchange 2007 or higher. So if you run Exchange 2003, the only way you’ll be able to connect to the Exchange server is through IMAP, which will eliminate your ability to use your […]

Windows Drivers for Magic Trackpad?

Assuming that you don’t have a Macintosh, and you want to use the Magic Trackpad on a Windows system.  All you need is the Apple Magic Trackpad Update 1.0 for Windows, from apple’s site, and a copy of 7-zip. Extract the contents of the exe, then extract the contents of the MSP file inside. There […]