OWC Aura Pro 6G 480GB vs. Stock Apple 256GB SSD

Solid State Drive upgrade options for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display have finally come down in price enough to make them a reasonably good value. ┬áHere’s a performance comparison between the stock Apple drive and the OWC Aura Pro 6G: According to Blackmagic, the OWC Aura Pro 6G 480GB meets the advertised specification, but […]

Make 1280×720 HiDPI Work on a 16:9 WQHD Display

Problem 1280×720 HiDPI mode does not work using SwitchResX, RDM or similar utility with an external monitor on a Retina MacBook Pro. Solution Use a custom scaled resolution with SwitchResX as a work around. SwitchResX allows you to add custom “Retina” resolutions by adding exactly double the horizontal and vertical values of the desired HiDPI […]

4K No Way: Liking my Dell UltraSharp U2715H

With 4k/5k displays on the way in, why buy a new monitor with technology that’s on the way out? Because we’re at a time when 4k is still on the bleeding edge. Most computers don’t have what it takes to drive a 4k display properly, so whether you end up with inscrutably tiny fonts, a […]