Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire 800

by admin on August 10, 2020

It seems we have no interface that connects an external Firewire 800 hard drive to a new Mac with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). The wonderful first generation OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock did have a Firewire 800 Port (and I was lucky to have bought it) but they seem to have removed it.

The only other option is to buy:
1) Apple Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 Adaptor
2) Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Adaptor.

Nokia 8110 With FB and WhatsApp

by admin on May 27, 2020

Nokia 8110 4G

Nokia 8110 now runs on 4G and has 25 days’ standby time. Runs on KaiOS and supports many useful apps like Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Google Video Call etc.

How To Send Stickers On WhatsApp

by admin on November 13, 2019

How to use a whatsapp sticker

I generally never use Stickers, but its fairly easy to use them.

Start a new chat

Next to the text type area, find this icon for Stickers (circled in red)

Click this Sticker Button in WhatsApp to go the stickers panel.

Some of the recently used stickers may be here, like this Coffee Cup Sticker, as Favourites. You can click the sticker to send it. As simple as that.

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Apple Mighty Mouse is Jerky and Jumpy

by admin on November 11, 2019

Mighty Mouse with StudioLove Mouse Pad

I have had this jumpy and jerky behaviour of Apple Might Mouse via bluetooth. At one point I wanted to throw away the mouse and buy a new one.

The solution, as I have found, is rather simple. Detele and re-attach the mouse via bluetooth.

Worked on Mojave 10.4.4 and MacBook Pro 15 inch 2017 Model.


by admin on May 15, 2018

This looks interesting. Mail-in-a-Box.

What is it?

Mail-in-a-Box lets you become your own mail service provider in a few easy steps. It’s sort of like making your own gmail, but one you control from top to bottom.

Technically, Mail-in-a-Box turns a fresh cloud computer into a working mail server. But you don’t need to be a technology expert to set it up.

Here’s how you can get a Mail-in-a-Box running:



Getting your contacts into Nokia 3310

by admin on November 20, 2017

The wonderful folk at Nokia Power User have a post on how to get your contacts into the Nokia 3310. Now if only we could get an email and WhatsApp client!



Formatting FAT 32 Drives on Mac OSX

by admin on September 14, 2017

When formatting a FAT32 drive in MacOS X using Disk Utility, the queastion is whether to format for GUID or Master Boot Record (MBR).

If you’re looking to set up a disk for use on a Mac, then the short answer is to use a GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk

If you’re going to use these as Mac OS X boot disks or as local data disks, then you will want to use the GPT-partitioned disks.

If you’re planning to swap the disk with a Microsoft box or another platform, then you may want to use the older MBR format disk partitioning scheme.

From here.

Best Router For Network Monitoring

by admin on August 24, 2017

Turns out the Xiaomi Mi Router 3C is an awesome router for your home or small office which lets you monitor network traffic. Who’s connected, how much bandwidth they are using and you can individually also block certain users. Loved it.


Itanda connects your Touchbar MacBook Pro with Apple Cinema Display

by admin on August 5, 2017

Itanda USB-C to MiniDisplay Port Adaptor

The Itanda USB-C to Apple Mini Display Port Adaptor works fine with my 2016 MacBook Pro 15 Inch TouchBar and Apple Cinema Display 27 inches.

Mac OSX Sierra : Don’t Have Permissions To Edit File : Solved

by admin on July 14, 2017

From the Apple Support Knowledge base :


Reset permissions

If the issue occurred after changing the permissions of items in your home folder, follow these steps to reset the permissions:

From the Finder menu bar, choose Go > Home. Your home folder opens.
Choose File > Get Info. An Info window for your home folder opens.
If the “Sharing & Permissions” section at the bottom of the window isn’t open, click the triangle in that section to open it.
If the Lock button at the bottom of the window shows a closed lock lock , click the lock and enter an administrator name and password.
Click the Action menu in the bottom corner of the window, then choose “Apply to enclosed items.” Click OK to confirm the action. A progress bar appears at the top of the window.
When the progress bar completes, open the Terminal app from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
Paste or type this command in Terminal, then press Return:

diskutil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`

On U.S. keyboards, the ` character is just above the Tab key. After entering the diskutil command, if Terminal says that permissions reset on user home directory failed (error -69841), enter chflags -R nouchg ~, then enter the diskutil command again.

When the process completes, quit Terminal.