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August 27, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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Code Weavers Provide Chrome for Mac OSX

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Well we a STILL waiting for a official Chrome release for Mac, the guys at Code Weavers have provided us with a crossover version of the software….but it still isn’t good enough. If you want to try it yourself, it is available here.


Icky Windows interfaced.

Icky Windows interface.

Written by techran

August 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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Core vs. CAB and Apple

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Here is the podcast from Cape Talk/702:


Some interesting points are brought up, such as the pricing in SA vs. USA.

The example of the MacBook Air was used.

MacBook Air on US store = $1499

According to Core, the US site doesn’t show VAT and they purchased it at R10/$1.

At R10/$1 = R14990

+ US VAT at 14% = R17088.60 – Correct VAT figure?

Once in SA, VAT of 14% =  R19481.00

Plus other costs, such as import tax.

Price on ZAStore = R18999.00

Check my figures!

Maybe Core isn’t so bad? Or they are lying about something…

Written by techran

July 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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How to fix a broken dock

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I tried everything to fix my dock which had missing Finder and Trash icons, no separator and no right-click function. I tried deleting the files, the killall Dock, the Candybar download…and still nothing worked. Well if this is your case, hopefully your worries will be over:

  1. Go to another mac and locate the following: Macintosh HD > System > Library > Core Services > Right click dock > Show Package Contents > Contents.
  2. Copy all the files and folders in the contents folder.
  3. Do step 1 again on you mac, and paste the contents contents over your files.
  4. Should be no need, but if no change, open Terminal and type killall Dock
  5. If problem still persists, find the following on another mac and replace it on yours : Macintosh HD > Library > Preferences >
  6. Then type killall Dock in your terminal again.

If the problem still persists 1. Look for other solutions online or, 2. Wait for Snow Leopard 😛

Hope that helps 🙂

Written by techran

June 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

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iPhone 3 Info Leaks Out

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According to Chinese site WeiPhon, the new iPhone, which is expected to launch in June 2009, will have the following specifications:


600 MHz processor compared to 400MHz

256 MB of RAM compared to 126 MB

3.2 MPx camera compared to 2MPx

32 GB | 16 GB compared to 16 GB | 16 GB

7.2mbps compared to 3.6mbpsApple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is happening in early June, which is when many people expect the phone to be revealed.

Written by techran

May 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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Linux OS's to get 1% of World Market?

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Following up on previous

posts (latest here), I am posting the Top Operating System Share Trend information run by

The picture looks very similar to what has been previously with Mac and Linux growing in share, and Windows slowing slipping. Si

nce my last article in December 08, Linux has climbed 0.15% to 0.9% of the world OS pie (up until March 08). This growth could very well not only continue to grow, but actually begin to grow substantially faster when many PC users start investigating updates and changes when the (presumably) costly Windows 7 rreleases.

Windows since December 08 has seen a drop of 0.49% points from 88.63% to 88.14% in March 09 – a reduction in percentage points over twice the amount that Linux is gaining. Mac on the other hand is like Linux in that it is experiencing steady growth sitting at 9.77%, up 0.24% from December 08.

With Snow Leopard and Windows 7, as well as a new Ubuntu release all on the cards in 2009, the OS wars will only get more interesting.

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April 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Mac MSN Users Recieving: Error: Unable to Retrieve MSN Address Book

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This is a problem with MSN.

For me both Adium and Messenger for Mac have not worked. However I have found aMSN to work.

Hope this helps.

Written by techran

January 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

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