7 Reasons Your Wireless Sucks, and What You Should Do

The faster things become, the quicker we are used to them. Just 10 years ago, we were all using 56k modems. Now with Fios and Cable modems pushing 10mb and higher connections, we’re grown accustomed to our internet being super fast. Although sometimes, its not. Many times a slow connection has nothing to do with Verizon, Cablevision, Comcast or AT&T. Sometimes it’s your wireless router that’s slowing everyone down.

Is it misconfigured? Is it inside a metal vault? Is it nearing the end of it’s lifespan? Or, is it just too far away? Here are 7 reasons why your wireless sucks and what you can do about it.

Your iPhone, The Musical Instrument

More than a media player and much more than just a phone, the iPhone and iPod Touch is handy for many different interests. Music Developers out there already had the idea of using an iPhone as an instrument for a while now and there’s a lot they’ve come up with.

You may not know this, but there’s actually a ton of apps out there for music making purposes.

5 Reasons Why Partitioning a Drive is Old Advice

Partitioning is a way of splitting one physical hard drive into many other hard drives that used to be done for performance and multiple OS booting. Like repairing permissions, zapping the PRAM, running a “defragger”, using screensavers, and sleeping your computer instead of shutting it down – partitioning a drive into a myriad of containers is just not necessary anymore. And with external hard drives at decent prices, there’s no reason for it.

Other than creating one hell of a complicated setup, with the exception of Boot Camp, what purpose did splitting your hard drive serve and what should you do instead?

End the 32Bit/64Bit Confusion with Startup Mode Selector

The whole 64 Bit Snow Leopard hoopla got a little murky when it was discovered that Snow Leopard’s kernal is really booting into 32 Bit on some systems.

Is your Snow Leopard booting in 32 Bit or 64 Bit? Should you even care? If your Mac could, would you want it to? How do you load the 64Bit Kernal? Fortunately, all those questions are easily answered.

Get your iCal / Sunbird / Lightning Calendar into Google Calendar

iCal, Sunbird, and Lightning are great applications but they only work locally on your computer. It’s not anyone’s fault – its just the way they were designed. Google Calendar makes for a great back-end when you want to sync calendars across multiple devices, like iCal at home, your Blackberry / iPhone, and your work computer(s).

But what do you do if you’ve been using a calendaring system like iCal or Sunbird/Lightning for years, locally, on one Mac?

Recently, a reader asked such a question on a previous article and here is how you do it.

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