Products for your inner musician

Products for your inner musician

Feb 29, 2012 | No Comments

Professionals have known for years that the Mac is the best platform for making music. You already own a Mac, now CT is there to help equip your home studio. We are now carrying a number of products to help you expand your music creativity including audio interfaces, guitar amp simulators, software synthesizers and samplers, [...]

Get better results with your Web Chat

Get better results with your Web Chat

Feb 29, 2012 | No Comments

Better Webcam results. Part One. Lighting With the increasing popularity of FaceTime, Skype and iChat, more and more people are using their computers to communicate with family and friends. Since half the fun is being able to see the person you’re talking to, we’d like to offer some tips to make your video chatting more productive. [...]

Brownouts, Surges & Other Power Irregularities

Brownouts, Surges & Other Power Irregularities

Feb 1, 2012 | No Comments

I have a friend Doug who is an electrical inspector for the Electrical Safety Authority (formerly Ontario Hydro). One day while visiting my house, he noticed that I had several Mac computers and enquired as to whether my computers were protected by an uninterruptable power supply (UPS). When I mentioned that I had been using [...]

Liquid Spill Prevention

Liquid Spill Prevention

Feb 1, 2012 | No Comments

Our service dept. encounters at least one laptop every week that has been damaged by accidental liquid spills. Even a small amount of liquid (insert your favourite beverage) splashed into your laptop can render it completely unusable. Due to the high expense of replacing multiple internal components, it is rarely a cost-effective repair. In most [...]

Lacie d2 Sleep Issue

Lacie d2 Sleep Issue

Feb 1, 2012 | No Comments

If you are running Lion (OS X 10.7) on your Mac and are also using an external Lacie d2 Quadra hard drive (aluminum case) for your backup drive, you may have experienced an issue where your drive does not wake up after your Mac goes to sleep. One of our customers who had experienced this [...]

Keeping your cool

Keeping your cool

Feb 1, 2012 | No Comments

CT Tech Tip Many customers come in concerned that their laptop seems to be running very “hot”.    Laptops DO run hot when you’re making them work hard.  Don’t worry when the fans kick on, that is what is supposed to happen to help the computer “keep it’s cool”. A good way to ensure that your [...]