Why Do I Still Prefer Mac Over PC | Mac OS Vs Windows 10

I have always used both operating systems for Mac and Windows. I still prefer to use Mac even though I have been using Windows since Windows 95. There are very few things that I love the Mac for, but can never find in Windows. Let me share why I prefer Mac over PC

1- Trackpad Gestures: Mac has the easiest trackpad gestures ever where I constantly use swiping with three fingers or four fingers to show all application windows and select the one I want to switch to. This saves me so much time and I can easily switch between programs. Even though the same gestures are available in Windows, the locations of application windows after the swipe is easier to navigate than Windows.

2- Backup & Restore: With Mac I never worry about something happening with my laptop, because I have everything backed up and when I restore, everything will be the way it was. Even upgrading to a new laptop, I easily restore and have it identical to the older one. With Windows I still go through the same hassle of copying my files into a hard drive and pasting them into the new PC. Then I install each program that was on the old PC.

3- Search: The search icon is extremely easy to use and it easily find anything I am looking for.

4- Security: I never had a Mac slow down due to viruses or so even without an antivirus, but with Windows. The PC does slow down a lot, so I always reset it once in a while. Again the back up and restore in Windows is a hassle so it makes everything very hard.

5- Software Efficiency: I don’t know if it is just a feeling, but I feel the hardware becomes much more efficient on a Mac. For example the same amount of Ram and SSD, run much faster on Mac than Windows.

Let me know why you like one operating system over the other

I Won’t Buy One Plus Phone This Year I am waiting for Pixel 4A

When One Plus released their new line last week, and I was surprised to see the new prices. I loved One Plus a lot, because they were affordable and durable. In my opinion it was the recipe of Toyota cars and the main reason they were successful. Right now, they are as expensive as the flagship phones. I am no longer interested in One Plus phones at these prices and now I am interested in the Pixel 4A, which will be using One Plus previous business model of affordable prices and durability. I believe a price range of $400 to $700 is perfect, any anything beyond that is a lot these days. Lets wait for Pixel 4A and I will write an article by then.

When Will OWC MacSales Release Macbook Pro 13″ 2017 Touchbar Replacement Battery From NewerTech

My cousin is facing an issue where his battery for maxed specs Macbook Pro 13″ 2017 is draining so fast. The main issue is that he is living in a country where they don’t have an Apple store. He asked me to find a solution few months ago, but I only found replacement batteries from eBay. Of course I wouldn’t take the risk and buy a nonbranded battery from eBay for safety reasons. Few weeks ago, I found another battery from iFixit, but I had a very bad experience with iFixit battery in the past and wouldn’t take the risk again. OWC MacSales NewerTech Battery is the only battery I would buy, but sadly it doesn’t exist for this model yet. I contacted OWC MacSales customer service, and they told me that they don’t have a plan to release a battery for Macbook Pro 13″ 2017 touchbar so far. The only thing we can do right now is to wait.

Maxed Lenovo Thinkpad P53 Vs Maxed Dell Precision 7540 Vs Maxed Macbook Pro 16 Inch

I believe Lenovo, Dell, and Apple make the best laptops in the world. I always get asked about the maxed possible specs for 15″-16″ laptops, so I am making a comparison between three laptops. I will be including the price before and after using a coupon. The comparison will be with the following laptops. Lenovo Thinkpad P53, Dell Precision 7540, Macbook Pro 16 Inch.

Lenovo Thinkpad P53 Dell Precision 7540 Macbook Pro 16 Inch
Processor Intel® Xeon E-2276M

(2.80GHz, up to 4.70GHz Turbo, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)

Intel® Xeon E2286M

(2.40GHz up to 5.00GHz Turbo, 8 Core, 16M Cache)

9th Gen Intel Core i9

2.4GHz 8‑core Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz

Ram 128GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC 128GB DDR4

2666MHz ECC

64GB DDR4

2666MHz

Graphic Card NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX5000 16GB NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 w/6GB GDDR6 AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory
Max Hard Drive 6TB SSD 6TB SSD 8TB SSD
Screen 15.6″ UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED, Touch 15.6″ UltraSharp™ FHD,1920×1080 Anti-Glare, Touch 16″ Retina display with True Tone
Price $9,454.00 $12,955.60 $6,099.00
Price with Coupon  

$5,672.40

 

$8,805.21 $6,099.00

Honey Extension The Magical Extension That Saves Tons of Money in Almost All Websites

Friends and family always ask me how I save so much money on websites like Lenovo, GoDaddy, Hanes, and more. The secret is that I use a magical extension called Honey on Google Chrome. This extension tries all coupons available one after the other until it finds the one that get the most saving. Last time I bought a $5,000 Lenovo laptop for a family member it saved me $2,500, so I only paid the remaining $2,500. It is an amazing tool, and even if it doesn’t save money. It will get you points which you can redeem for Amazon gift cards. Friends and family members regretted paying full prices for so many items, and they could have saved thousands of dollars. If Honey doesn’t find a great coupon, try RetailMenot website and double check.

Transfer Your Operating System & Data From Your Old PC & Laptop From HDD to SSD

Upgrading from HDD to SSD is very simple using Apple computers, because you can easily swap the hard drive and download the OS as soon as you turn on the computer. The process start by simply holding CMD + R and then connecting to the internet. The OS will be downloaded, and then you can restore using the backed up hard drive. The process is much trickier with Windows, and you need a third party software to do so. The best software is AOMEI Partition Assistant, and it is extremely easy to use. All you need is to download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant on your computer. Then do the following

1- Connect your SSD via Sata to USB cable

2- Open AOMEI Partition Assistant

3- Make sure that the SSD doesn’t have any data or partitions. If there are partitions and data delete them

4- Choose Migrate OS to SSD and Choose Target Disk if the source is less than 2 partitions. If more than 2 partitions then Clone Disk and use Sector by Sector which will clone it identically.

5- Make sure you check mark optimize SSD if it is available

6- Click Finish then Apply to start the migrating process.

7- Swap the hard drives and turn the PC On and it should work.

8- If it doesn’t work then go to the BIOS settings when you turn on the PC (The key depends on your PC mostly it is F10) and make sure the boot order for SSD to be the very first and turn on Legacy Mode.

9- If Windows isn’t loading correctly, then do Windows Startup Repair

10- Once everything works correctly then open Aomei and click on the Unallocated space if there is any merge it with the hard drive main storage. Then click Apply and your should have larger storage by now. If again Windows doesn’t load correctly then do another Windows Startup repair and that should be it.

Note: If the target disk is less space than the source data (Example moving from 1TB of data to 256GB Hard Drive) then just the operating system will transfer. If the target disk is equal or larger than the source Data, the whole data will be moved and it will be an identical of your old PC, but much faster.

 

Macbook Pro 15 inch 2015 Replacement Battery – Macsales OWC NewerTech Vs iFixit

After my horrible experience with iFixit battery, I decided to try another battery from Macsales OWC, The battery is called NewerTech 95W NuPower, and this specific one is for 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013 to Mid 2015). This battery is cheaper than the one I bought from iFixit by $20, so it is worth trying it out. It turns out that this battery is really amazing and I don’t face any of iFixit battery issue where the battery read the actual battery percentage and there is no sudden drops from 80% or 70% to %7. Also I no longer face losing the charge when closing the lid. This battery hold the charge for a very long time, and so far it is equivalent to the original Macbook battery when I first bought the laptop.

I am very happy for Macsales OWC, because they always sell high quality products and I have been buying their ssd and ram for Macbook Pro for a very long time.

Terrible Replacement Battery For Macbook Pro 15 inch 2015 From iFixit

I recently replaced the battery for my 2015 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I bought the battery from iFixit which I totally regret, because it is a piece of trash. My battery after a usage of 4.5 years was about 2 hours, and after replacing the battery from iFixit I still get 2 hours. The problem is that the percentage stays at 80% or 70% for a while and suddenly drop to 7%. My previous battery never had this issue, so I paid $110 for a lower performance battery. Also when I close the lid, the battery doesn’t hold the charge at all. When I saw the reviews on iFixit website, I thought that I will be getting a great product. It wasn’t the case, and lesson learned.

I will never buy a battery from iFixit again.

Update: I finally found a perfect battery

Replacing Macbook Pro 15″ Retina Battery 2015 By Myself From iFixit

After 4.5 years of using Macbook Pro 15″ Retina 2015, my battery started to drain really fast. It doesn’t last more than 1.5 hour. I decided to buy a new battery from ifixit.com and replace it myself. When I saw the process of 74 steps to replace the battery on ifixit.com I was worried that I won’t be able to do it myself. While reading the comments I found out that there is a much easier method to replace the battery. That method is so simple that anyone can do it. The process requires the following

1- Thread, Dental Floss, or Fishing Line

2- iFixit Adhesive Remover

3- Angled Tweezers

All you have to do is apply the adhesive remover around each battery and move the laptop so the adhesive goes under the battery. Use the thread with angled tweezers to have the thread goes under the battery. Hold each side of the thread on each hand and go back and forth until you cut the glue between the aluminium chassis and the battery.

Watch this video to know exactly what I did

 

 

How To Setup a Digital Menu Signage at a Restaurant For Free

One of the key struggles for businesses to show their menu on TV as a digital signage. There are solutions such as Screen Cloud and Novisign, but they are extremely expensive. Paying $20 – $24 per screen / month, and each restaurant have a minimum of 2 screens. It doesn’t make any sense to charge that much for such a solution and it can be costly, because some restaurants have 4 or 5 screens. After searching online for few days, we finally found an alternative to Screen Cloud and Novisign and it is completely free. The Bulletin is a magical free digital signage software that turned TV screens into digital menus. Right now we tested it on one TV screen and it is really amazing. The only issue is that it takes sometime to set it up, but afterwards it is really perfect.

All you need is the following:-

1- TV

2- Amazon Fire TV Stick

3- The Bulletin free account

 

Try it out and thank and let me know what you think in the comments below.