Albany Residential

I KEEP getting text messages from this foul company which apparently lets out properties in London. I have never given them my number or enquired about their services yet am regularly texted by them touting for business. I have called them numeorus times, even threatened them with legal action but nothing ever works. is their website and their number is



MacBook Air – OS Reinstall

My MacBook Air developed a fault some months ago whereby clicking the button on the touchpad didnt do anything. Its not a hardware fault as an external mouse had the same problem. So I decided it was time to reinstall the OS.

To boot off a USB CDROM you have to have it all connected and

Power the unit on while holding the Option key (Alt)

It was while I was doing this that the Mac Support Technician gave me another bit of advice which I have copied and pasted below:-

Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own
Note Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

In hindsight, I should have tried this BEFORE doing the reinstall, but its no real big deal for as I had nothing of any importance on there.

Message to Apple

Please stop being arseholes and give consumers what THEY want and not what YOU want to give them. I have an iPad mini 4G and would dearly like for you to release the SIMCard and make it possible to make calles using the SIMCard (I know I can do it via Skype etc but I dont want a workaround. I want to natively be able to do it without JailBreaking the iPad and installing some rubbish app on it.

Just free it, its not yours, its mine. I paid for it and am the owner of it so stop going on like you have some kind of right to disable functionality on it. If this was an Android tablet, I’d be able to use it no problem, what the Hell is so special about you?