Streaming to the Chromecast from my Synology NAS over the Internet

Running Mavericks in VMware Player

Running Mavericks in VMware Player
I have previously posted about my hackintosh and how to install Mavericks on its own hard drive. I can then load Windows or OSX via the motherboard’s boot-menu (hint: F12 on Gigabyte). This forces me to reboot my PC, which I don’t do very often. I rarely need to use OSX the way I use my ...

SGS2 + CM11 = Android 4.4 KitKat on a three year old device

SGS2 + CM11 = Android 4.4 KitKat on a three year old device
One of my great interests in the latest years, have been mobile operating systems. I’ve tried Windows Phone 8 on a Nokia Lumia 620, I use iOS on my iPad and all my latest smartphones have run Android. I now have the Google Nexus 5, which replaced my HTC One X late 2013. Love them ...

Installing OSX 10.9 Mavericks on my hackintosh

Installing OSX 10.9 Mavericks on my hackintosh
I haven’t used OSX daily for some years now, but occasionally I boot from the hard drive containing OSX on my hackintosh. It has gone from Lion (see this post for my hardware) to Mountain Lion. And recently I installed Mavericks, which is version 10.9 of Apple’s operating systems for Macs. This time the install went ...

Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically

Windows 8 now optimises SSDs automatically
In Windows 7, SSDs got excluded from the built-in defragment tool. SSDs doesn’t need to be defragged, as all data can be reached at the same time. And unnecessary writes can decrease a SSD’s lifespan. In Windows 8, the defragment tool has been renamed to Optimise Drives and now includes SSDs. As far as I’ve found out, it seems ...