What It’s Like to Shave with Gillette’s Insane New Razor

What It's Like to Shave with Gillette's Insane New Razor

Gillette just pulled back the curtain on its latest innovation, and guess what: It’s not more blades. It’s actually a new type of handle that swivels, inspired by men making funny faces when they shave. Gillette says this so-called FlexBall Technology is "shaving rebuilt." I’m not convinced.

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How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp

Boot Camp provides the best performance for Windows on your Mac. It takes a little work to install, so here’s some help.

If you need to install Windows on your Mac, you have a few options: software like VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop can help you get the job done so you don’t have to reboot each time you want to use it, but if you want truly native performance — important for gamers and others looking to eke every last drop out of their Mac — Boot Camp is the way to go. Here’s a step by step guide to make it happen.

What you’ll need to install Windows on your Mac

To install Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, you’ll need:

  • A copy of Windows either on CD/DVD (if your Mac has a SuperDrive) or an ISO disc image.
  • The Boot Camp Assistant app, found in the Utilities folder of your Mac.
  • 8 GB USB storage device or external drive (thumbdrive, hard drive, etc) formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) to install Windows drivers. (You can use Disk Utility to format your thumbdrive accordingly.)
  • Enough space on your hard drive to get Windows to work and do what you want it to.

Will any version of Windows do? In short, no.

Boot Camp has very specific system requirements depending on which Mac model you’re installing. Older Macs will only work with Boot Camp 4, newer ones work with Boot Camp 5.

That, in turn, determines which version of Windows can be installed on your Mac (Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, 32-bit or 64-bit). It’s confusing, I realize. The best thing to do is to consult Apple’s Boot Camp system requirements web page for details before you get started.

Bear in mind also that Boot Camp needs to work from your Mac’s boot volume, so you’ll need to decide how much space you really can afford to lose. The good news is that both OS X and Windows easily work with external hard drives, so you can always add more storage space later.

If you don’t want to be saddled with all this hassle, Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion for the most part just work. They just don’t work quite as fast as running Windows natively.

Please backup your hard drive before continuing.

How to install Windows using Boot Camp

  1. Quit all open applications.
  2. Connect your MS-DOS (FAT) formatted USB thumbstick or drive.
  3. Insert or mount your copy of Windows.
  4. Open the Utilities folder.
  5. Double-click on Boot Camp Assistant.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. It’s usually safest just to leave all options on. Click Continue.
  8. Boot Camp Assistant will try to connect to Apple’s servers to download the latest Windows drivers onto your USB thumbstick. If it runs into problems, you can manually download the drivers yourself from this web page.
  9. Boot Camp Assistant will repartition your hard disk with a Boot Camp partition (this will not delete the existing data on your drive). Specify how much space you’d like to use for the update.
  10. Once the partition is configured, your Mac will reboot to continue the Windows installation process. Follow the prompts. You will need to do a new Windows installation, and you will likely have to reformat your new Boot Camp partition to get Windows to install. Make sure you’ve selected your Boot Camp partition, not your OS X partition.
  11. Once the installation is done and Windows is operating, run the setup app on your USB thumbdrive. This will install other drivers Windows needs to run optimally on the Mac, including graphics and sound drivers, networking and Bluetooth drivers, and more.
  12. Enjoy!

Your Mac should continue to boot by default into the Mac partition. If you’d like to change this, you can select the Windows partition using the Startup Disk system preference. The next time you reboot you’ll be running Windows.

Any time you want to switch back, simply reboot the Mac with the option key held down. The Mac will show you your OS X and Windows-formatted partitions. Select the one you want and hit the return key.

There you have it. You can get up and running with Windows on your Mac as long as you do some prep work; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And make sure once you’re running Windows to install anti-malware software right away. I’ve had good luck with Microsoft’s Security Essentials software, which is free.

Have you installed Windows on your Mac? Are you going to? What sort of issues did you run into? Let me know.



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Pac-Man Monsters mixes puzzles and monster collecting on iOS

Venerable gaming hero Pac-Man sure gets around. He’s appeared in all kinds of genres, including several puzzlers.  Now Pac-Man is back in another puzzle game called Pac-Man Monsters from GREE and Namco Bandai. It’s free to play with in-app purchases.

Pac-Man Monsters isn’t just a puzzle game. It’s actually a puzzle RPG with monster collecting elements – basically a mash-up of Pac-Man with Puzzle and Dragons. There’s so much to do, see, and collect in Pac-Man Monsters – read on for details.

Save the Pac kingdom

In this puzzle-RPG, players form a team of Pacs and monsters to do battle against other monster teams. There are more than 100 unique monsters, which you collect by summoning them with soft and hard currency or evolving them from other monsters. They all look great thanks to an attractive Japanese art style.

Although previous Pac-puzzle games like Pac-Attack have been less than exciting, Pac-Man Monsters actually has a really good puzzle engine. At the top of the screen you’ll see your team on the left and the enemy team on the right. At the bottom sits the puzzle field – standard stuff so far.

The puzzle field consists of pellets with various colored backgrounds. Each of these colors represents an element embodied by friendly and unfriendly monsters. Every element is strong and weak against another, creating a paper-rock-scissors mechanic when damage is calculated.

During your turn, you draw a line between 12 dots or spaces. Our hero Pac-Man then eats the dots, converting them into damage for your monsters to deal. Power pellets, ghosts, and fruits occasionally show up in the puzzle field as well. Eat a power pellet before chomping a ghost and you’ll gain both a damage bonus and money for your troubles. Fruits heal your party, and special power-ups will activate your monster’s unique special moves.

Quests

The world map contains various locations for Pac and his party to visit. Each location offers a series of quests to complete. These consist of a series of battles, often punctuated by a boss fight. Special bosses pop up during quests as well, which you can choose to fight in order to earn extra money and items. The money earned in quests can be spent on summoning monsters, whereas the items seem to be mostly used as ingredients during the evolution process.

In addition to regular quests, the game also offers limited time special quests. Completing these quests gives players the chance to earn unique monsters and items. The current special quest “Pac-Man Vs. Galaga” features Galaga-themed enemies and a very peppy techno mix of the Galaga theme.

Quests cost stamina to play. After all, this is a free to play game. Luckily the stamina meter fills up fairly quickly, and your meter increases as you level up too.

Recruit friends to help save Pac-Land!

Whenever you embark on a quest, you’re allowed to bring along a guest monster from another player’s team. These monsters help out in battle just like your own creatures, but you don’t get to keep them. You do get the chance to send friend requests to the monster’s owner, however. Friends can send items to each other and even team up together.

From my brief time playing it, Pac-Man Monsters seems to be an engrossing puzzle-RPG that Pac-Man and Pokémon fans will love.



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YouTube cat videos can finally play on most Roku devices

Roku has just announced that the YouTube app, once exclusive only to the Roku 3, is now available to all of the company’s “current-gen” players. That includes the Roku LT, Roku 1, the Roku 2, the Roku HD, the Roku Streaming Stick… and, well, pretty…

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Kindle Fire HD and HDX On Sale, With Bonus Discounts For Prime Members

Kindle Fire HD and HDX On Sale, With Bonus Discounts For Prime Members

Amazon is running another promo on their Kindle Fire HD line, but today they’re taking things a step further by tacking on an additional 10% off for Prime Members. Here’s a free trial.

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How a Simple Design Error Could Have Toppled a NYC Skyscraper

How a Simple Design Error Could Have Toppled a NYC Skyscraper

When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45-degree angled top.

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Rogers’ widened LTE support gives Canadians speedier data indoors

Canada got LTE relatively quickly, but that fast data currently has a big catch: since it doesn’t run on low frequencies like in the US, you sometimes drop to 3G when you head indoors. Thankfully, those slowdowns won’t be an issue for much longer….

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