How To Calibrate Your Macbook Battery In 4 Steps

The term calibrate is a just a fancy way of saying that you should reset your battery’s memory. This will show you how to calibrate the battery on your Apple Laptop in 4 simple steps.

Why Calibrate Your Macbook Battery

Your battery is actually pretty smart. It has an internal microprocessor built in that ┬ácontrols the time remaining box you see in your toolbar and also manages the battery’s energy efficiency. Recalibrating your battery makes sure that this little computer’s numbers stay on track and you get better battery life from your Macbook.

How To Calibrate and Apple Macbook Battery

How To Calibrate Your Macbook Battery

  1. Charge Fully
  2. Run It Down All The Way (You can use it while you do this)
  3. Let is sit for 5 hours (while the battery is flat)
  4. Charge it Fully again – You’ll know it’s full when the charger light turns from amber to green

That’s it, you’re done.

Apple recommends that you do a calibration once per month to get the best possible battery life from your Macbook. I have an alarm set on mine that reminds me once a month.

Happy tapping

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Sharing Mac internet connection with phone via Airport

This has been driving me nuts for the past two nights now…

Sharing your mac's internet connection with a Symbain smartphone

I have a wired ethernet connection on my Macbook. I also have a Symbian S60 smart phone running the Nimbuzz application. So I figured that instead of being tied to the Mac, I could walk around the house and still use IM on Nimbuzz by sharing the internet connection on my Mac.

The first time I did it, all went well – easy connection to the new access point. The next two nights – nada. Connection not available. The problem is that I got lazy – I removed the password from the network I had created on my Mac, since I would be the only one using it. It turns out that Airport will not allow a non-apple device to share internet without a password. As soon as I re-enterted te password on the network, the connection worked just fine.

What a waste of two hours.

Cure for the virus

So might seem a little bit delayed (by a decade or so) but I’m gonna post it anyway.

In this day and age some people still don’t have anti virus software installed on their machines. There seems to be a general air of apathy and a culture of ‘it’ll never happen to me’ among the youth of south africa. The virus is a very serious threat to digital life as we know it.

The youth of today go around sticking their unprotected flashdrives into every dirty usb orifice they come across, with casual unprotected copying taking place every day…things really are as bad as they sound.

Many of you out there are using some form of protection, like McCrappee Anti Virus which probably came bundled with your new computer when you bought it 9 years ago and is probably terribly outdated by now. The rest are just too cheap to shell out for anti virus (not that I blame you.)

Luckily, AVG brings you the binary equivalent of a hot shower and some Manto vegetabes for your smutty, promiscuous flash disk- avg free. As the name so cryptically suggests, this product is free which means that coloured folk and ANC members everywhere will be on it like a heat rash in no time.

You can download AVG from the grisoft website:

I’m too tired and coffee deprived to think of any other clever remarks to make, so for now I’m just going to say that you should download the damn thing and protect your little stick and your big mac.