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Lion USB installer 24,316 Views / 624 Replies  
You can make a bootable Lion installer on an 8 GB USB stick using the approach here (http://arstechnica.com/apple/guides/2011/07/ask-ars-do-i-have-to-use-the-mac-app-store-to-install-lion.ars). I...
Posted by mmurray, on Jul 23, 2011 at 07:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Quality of new MB screen 1,395 Views / 39 Replies  
Following up on Voch's question. I'd also be interested in knowing the answer to this. In the past the MB screens have never been as good as the MBP and very sensitive to viewing angle. Will that...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 15, 2008 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Before Pkt Weather came out I was using a link to... 731 Views / 12 Replies  
Before Pkt Weather came out I was using a link to the Australian Bureau of Metereology website saved as an icon on the home page of the iPhone. That facility to save links like that is really neat....
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 6, 2008 at 05:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ah sorry I meant via email. I have EmailContact... 731 Views / 12 Replies  
Ah sorry I meant via email. I have EmailContact which sends the contact info pasted as text into an email. I haven't looked at apps to send via SMS.

Cut and paste would be a lot easier !
...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 6, 2008 at 05:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually the Weather app in Australia is rubbish... 731 Views / 12 Replies  
Actually the Weather app in Australia is rubbish as Yahoo weather is always wrong. For example the Yahoo forecast for today and the next three days is

16/8, 18/11, 17/11, 22/8

the official...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 6, 2008 at 01:40 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'd like some way of making App's I don't use... 1,237 Views / 20 Replies  
I'd like some way of making App's I don't use invisible. I can delete the non-Apple ones but I can't get rid of the Apple ones. For example I have no stocks, the weather app is wrong for Australian...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 6, 2008 at 01:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ah good idea. OK I deleted all the Real related... 1,686 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah good idea. OK I deleted all the Real related pref's and launched again. This time I told it not to set up the Downloader as a login item. Now I can run it without it installing the Downloader.
...
Posted by mmurray, on Jul 13, 2008 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
I only turned on the router wireless when I found... 1,686 Views / 5 Replies  
I only turned on the router wireless when I found I couldn't get connected to the Airport (before I realised RealPlayer was the problem). Before that I just had the router connected to the Airport...
Posted by mmurray, on Jul 13, 2008 at 10:47 AM, in Applications
RealPlayer Download Agent stopping wireless connection 1,686 Views / 5 Replies  
When I install the latest RealPlayer 11 beta with the download agent my connection from my macbook to my airport extreme basestation stops. When I remove the download agent as a login item and...
Posted by mmurray, on Jul 13, 2008 at 07:14 AM, in Applications
I ran as admin from the beginning of 10 up until... 1,315 Views / 22 Replies  
I ran as admin from the beginning of 10 up until about a year ago and never had any issues. Last year I decided to try running a non-admin account and the only issue I had was when I wanted to check...
Posted by mmurray, on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:06 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't have an iPhone. I do notice though that... 1,356 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't have an iPhone. I do notice though that the To-Do's are in a folder called Apple To-Do's on my IMAP server and I can see them with a web interface. The notes are there in a folder called...
Posted by mmurray, on Nov 1, 2007 at 09:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone and new Leopard Mail app 1,356 Views / 7 Replies  
Has the Mail app on the iPhone been updated to handle Leopard style To-Do's and Notes or does it handle them already?

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Nov 1, 2007 at 03:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK so I have Leopard installed on a MacBook and... 21,139 Views / 212 Replies  
OK so I have Leopard installed on a MacBook and TM running onto a new 750GB external drive. If I have Mail foremost on the MacBook and launch TM then it gives me a nested series of Mail windows and...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 27, 2007 at 09:59 AM, in Mac OS X
So am I stuck with the Note and To-Do's folders ... 558 Views / 4 Replies  
So am I stuck with the Note and To-Do's folders in the side bar ? I assume they are smart folders
or something.

Guess I will know on Friday.

Thanks - Michael

PS: Is there an atheist...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 22, 2007 at 01:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Question about notes and to-do's in Mail 558 Views / 4 Replies  
In the guided tour

Apple - Mac OS X Leopard - Guided Tour (http://www.apple.com/macosx/guidedtour/)

they show how you can create to-do's and notes in Mail. They appear in the in-box and also...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 19, 2007 at 09:56 PM, in Mac OS X
So what apps does everyone want ? 1,740 Views / 38 Replies  
So what apps does everyone want? Besides Photoshop of course :-)

My votes for:
OmniFocus
OmniOutliner
Doc's To Go from Dataviz
LaTeX ? Or is the text entry to difficult to do serious editing...
Posted by mmurray, on Oct 18, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The screens were never great even when the... 1,735 Views / 44 Replies  
The screens were never great even when the machines where new. I think they had an iBook screen as compared to the then 15" Powerbook screen. I used to get around that problem by having a keyboard,...
Posted by mmurray, on Aug 18, 2007 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm also a keen ex PB 12 owner. I recently got my... 1,735 Views / 44 Replies  
I'm also a keen ex PB 12 owner. I recently got my old one out and used it for a few weeks as my black MacBook was in being repaired for cracks in the case -- not a problem with the 12" aluminium...
Posted by mmurray, on Aug 17, 2007 at 07:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
** Decent ToDo functionality for calendar **... 2,874 Views / 49 Replies  
** Decent ToDo functionality for calendar
** Being able to sync events by calendar instead of having to sync all the events on the iPhone to a single calendar on the mac
** Being able to use it as...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 30, 2007 at 04:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You comment about the small charger. I just... 1,285 Views / 10 Replies  
You comment about the small charger. I just bought by son a 30gb ipod and the box with the charger, dock etc and the charger in that looks the same size.

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 30, 2007 at 04:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The problem with web based solutions is you have... 2,418 Views / 70 Replies  
The problem with web based solutions is you have to be on the internet. That isn't always possible and means you can't do anything on a plane.

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 30, 2007 at 03:59 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Besides the compaint that it is not in Australia... 3,426 Views / 3 Replies  
Besides the compaint that it is not in Australia yet reading the user guide and others comments I think a few things that need fixing are:

* handling of iCal Tasks/ToDo's
* syncing of calendars...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 30, 2007 at 12:59 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is just really lame. Oh well I don't have to... 2,418 Views / 70 Replies  
This is just really lame. Oh well I don't have to worry about buying it until 2008 when Leopard is out and we can see if Apple are going to do this properly. I guess the other possibility is someone...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 29, 2007 at 10:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK a bit more googling found a few USB... 336 Views / 2 Replies  
OK a bit more googling found a few

USB Virtual 5.1 Channel Sound Adapter with MIC Input USBG-SV5 LOW PRICE $19.98...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB adapter for non-USB headset ? 336 Views / 2 Replies  
Both Logitech and Sennheiser make headsets with standard mic/headphone plugs which come with an adapter so they can be used on a mac. Does anyone know where it is possible to buy just the adapter ? ...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Address Book & iSoftPhone problem 276 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi
Sometime back I briefly installed iSoftPhone and then dumped it. Since then when I launch Address Book and click on a contact it hangs for awhile and then brings up a list of all apps and asks...
Posted by mmurray, on May 16, 2007 at 09:18 PM, in Applications
eyebeam or isoftphone ? 334 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone have any comparisons between these two VOIP soft phones. I am interested in using them with a sip provider.

eyebeam is at CounterPath (http://www.xten.com/) it is the commercial...
Posted by mmurray, on Mar 16, 2007 at 01:02 AM, in Applications
No if it does't mount DW can't do anything. The... 821 Views / 26 Replies  
No if it does't mount DW can't do anything. The problem I had DW could find it but when it started to do things it complained that it was running slowly due to a physical fault in the hard disk. So...
Posted by mmurray, on Mar 12, 2007 at 12:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It depends on how much money you have. DW is a... 821 Views / 26 Replies  
It depends on how much money you have. DW is a great tool to have and has saved me on a number of occasions. You also need some sort of backup regime. I use a combination of regularly burning really...
Posted by mmurray, on Mar 11, 2007 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just had the same problem and got the PB back... 450 Views / 9 Replies  
I just had the same problem and got the PB back without any os. I had a clone I had made with SuperDuper and cloned that back on. All seems fine. I would recommend SuperDuper -- it has given me no...
Posted by mmurray, on Mar 2, 2007 at 04:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice account from David Pogue. It would be... 9,060 Views / 166 Replies  
Nice account from David Pogue.

It would be good to know what happens when you click on some of the other buttons. I am wondering if the iCal button gets you a `real' version of iCal or some kind...
Posted by mmurray, on Jan 10, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re all the discussion about Cingular. It does... 9,060 Views / 166 Replies  
Re all the discussion about Cingular. It does have a SIM card slot -- does anyone know if it is really locked to Cingular ?

Not an issue in Australia of course as we won't see it until 2008!
...
Posted by mmurray, on Jan 9, 2007 at 08:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hi My MB just started to do something... 2,754 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi

My MB just started to do something similar. Did you resolve your issue ?

Thanks - Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 14, 2006 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No there is nowhere you can plug a USB headset. ... 394 Views / 2 Replies  
No there is nowhere you can plug a USB headset. I have a bluetooth handsfree. It just struck me that somehow I should be able to get the mac + usb headset to behave like a bluetooth handsfree.
...
Posted by mmurray, on May 18, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Applications
using mobile phone via mac 394 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there an application which enables me to use a USB headset on my mac, connect to my bluetooth mobile phone using bluetooth and dial and answer and talk? I know there are app's for dialing. ...
Posted by mmurray, on May 18, 2006 at 05:27 AM, in Applications
I recommend the crackpot detection scheme here ... 850 Views / 43 Replies  
I recommend the crackpot detection scheme here

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/crackpot.html


Actually the rest of John Baez pages are interesting as well.

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jan 4, 2006 at 06:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
international date format problem in excel 389 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi

In theory Excel is supposed to read the format setting from the International System Preferences which I have set to Australian (day/month/year like UK). But when I try to format a date in a...
Posted by mmurray, on Sep 23, 2005 at 06:33 AM, in Applications
Boxwave charger 371 Views / 0 Replies  
Has anyone tried charging an Ipod with one of these

http://www.boxwave.com/products/batteryadapter/index.htm

and one of these
...
Posted by mmurray, on Sep 2, 2005 at 07:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
According to versiontracker there is a new one... 1,229 Views / 12 Replies  
According to versiontracker there is a new one out. Can someone tell me if

(a) they know a download place

(b) it fixes the problems with not saving proxy setting


Thanks - Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Aug 9, 2005 at 12:06 AM, in Applications
Did you mean 10.4.3 ? Now I am confused. ... 728 Views / 12 Replies  
Did you mean 10.4.3 ? Now I am confused.

Thanks - Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 28, 2005 at 08:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry I was wondering if anyone knew if it had... 728 Views / 12 Replies  
Sorry I was wondering if anyone knew if it had been dealt with already in a beta or if there were plans to get it dealt with in a beta. Those were the droids I was looking for :-)



Thanks -...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 28, 2005 at 07:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Does 10.4.2 fix the proxy problem ? 728 Views / 12 Replies  
Tiger has a problem with usernames and passwords for proxies not being saved by the Network system pref. There is a lot of discussion over on Apple support discussions. It's particularly prevalent...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 28, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't know about a Snow but XBOX connected to... 642 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't know about a Snow but XBOX connected to an Airport Express which connects wirelessly to an Extreme connected to DSL works

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 18, 2005 at 06:09 AM, in Networking
The bug which gave an error on launch starting... 5,883 Views / 84 Replies  
The bug which gave an error on launch starting with fffff is gone I think but I got a new one last night. On launch it said

Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsytem.
Please make...
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 16, 2005 at 03:20 AM, in Mac OS X
You can't connect to some Cisco based VPN's with... 5,883 Views / 84 Replies  
You can't connect to some Cisco based VPN's with the Internet Connect client. You have to use the Cisco VPN -- its a pain.

Michael
Posted by mmurray, on Jun 5, 2005 at 10:52 PM, in Mac OS X
I went and registered as a guest. Should that be... 5,883 Views / 84 Replies  
I went and registered as a guest. Should that be enough ? I also couldn't find anything that looked like VPN. Which section is it in ?

My problem is that if I can't get it as guest I will have...
Posted by mmurray, on May 13, 2005 at 10:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Could you give a link or something ? Thanks... 5,883 Views / 84 Replies  
Could you give a link or something ?

Thanks - Michael
Posted by mmurray, on May 13, 2005 at 08:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Simon but I know that little trap. In... 609 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Simon but I know that little trap. In both cases I could get the partition tab to appear. When it appears there is a pull-down menu with various formatting options. Under Tiger this only had...
Posted by mmurray, on May 7, 2005 at 09:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Tiger/LaCie/Disk Utility problem 609 Views / 2 Replies  
I have just bought a LaCie Porsche 160GB hard disk. I wanted to partition it into 3 equal partitions.
So I launched Disk Utility under Tiger and all it seemed to offer me in the drop-down menu was...
Posted by mmurray, on May 7, 2005 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
making widgets smaller ? 542 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there a way of shrinking widgets ? On a 12" PB they take up a lot of space.

Thanks - Michael
Posted by mmurray, on May 5, 2005 at 10:56 AM, in Mac OS X
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