Why I switched from iBank to SEE Finance

I was a Quicken user for many years, then switched to iBank when Quicken for Mac was essentially abandoned. iBank worked okay for me for several years, although I always had issues with its performance (sluggish), user interface (not customizable enough), and feature...

Speed up a Mac Pro and extend its life by adding a SSD

My early 2008 Mac Pro was really showing its age, frequently slowing down and frustrating me in my consulting and web design business. But I was able boost its performance and extend its useful life with a modesty priced hardware addition: installing a SSD (solid state drive) to hold the OS X and Applications directories. Here’s how I did it.

Best Mac Keyboard I’ve Ever Used

I’ve tried just about every Mac keyboard over the last 25 years — searching for the best combination of features and feel for touch typing. After only two days of use, I know I’ve found the best so far: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac.

Alert Social Media, But Bad Follow-Up by Holiday Inn Arlington

My check-in at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston brought unwelcome news. Because of Hurricane Irene two weeks before, the hotel needed work on their electrical system the next day — with the power off in the hotel from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday! The hotel made no attempt to contact me before I showed up. They made it worse by fumbling the customer service follow up.

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