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Turn bluetooth on automatically when connected to Thunderbolt display

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I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine. When at home in my office, I plug it in to a 27″ Thunderbolt display, and use the Apple keyboard and “magic” mouse – which are connected via bluetooth. To save battery, when not plugged in, I turn off bluetooth. When I come back to the office, it’s usually still off, and I have to remember to turn it back on, to use the...

Yosemite causing MacBook Air 2013 to crash when connected to Thunderbolt display

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My setup is a fairly standard one: 13″ 2013 MacBook Air, which is occasionally, although more often than not, plugged in to a 27″ Thunderbolt Display. I “upgraded” to Yosemite last night. Booted my machine, everything seemed fine. I was downstairs at the time, no Thunderbolt display connected. This morning, plug in to the TB display, and disaster… Blacked out...

Parallels 8 Upgrade – Moving windows in Windows 7 snapping back

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I recently upgraded my copy of Parallels desktop from version 7 to version 8. As soon as I had done, I noticed the supposed “improved multi-monitor support” wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. If I had a window open, and dragged it to the other monitor (either from external to macbook, or vice versa) it snapped back! See video: Update Parallels have now released a hot fix which...

MacBook Pro with SSD – Hanging / Crashing when using Windows 7 & Parallels

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Just a quick blog to see if anyone else out there is experiencing hanging / crashing when using: Macbook Pro OSX Mountain Lion SSD (256mb Crucial CT064M4SSD1) Parallels – Windows 7 Guest OS Only started noticing the problem since I installed the SSD Every now and then, the whole system will sort of freeze. Won’t respond to mouse / keyboard. Freeze lasts around 10-30 seconds, then...

Fix Homebrew – You have no /usr/bin/cc (Xcode)

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I recently did a fresh install of OS X Lion on my Macbook Pro I installed XCode, homebrew, and git. After trying to install mysql via homebrew: brew install mysql 1 brew install mysql I received this error: Error: Failed executing: ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.2 –mandir=/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.2/share/man –infodir=/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2...