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My apprach is to use both as I see both... 3,084 Views / 135 Replies  
My apprach is to use both as I see both approaches as complimentary. What SuperDuper does is give me a fully bootable clone of my drive, such that if my Mac is stolen or the logic board fires I can...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jul 15, 2014 at 06:01 PM, in Applications
Can't remember where I originally downloaded it... 1,138 Views / 5 Replies  
Can't remember where I originally downloaded it from, but here's a link to vodafone.de - Vodafon UMTS | Dashboard-Software für Apple-Notebooks - Hilfe & Support / Technischer Support / Mobile Connect...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jan 7, 2008 at 05:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use vodafone's UMTS USB modem (the Huawei). On... 1,138 Views / 5 Replies  
I use vodafone's UMTS USB modem (the Huawei). On upgrading to Leopard the modem wouldn't work at all (no datacard detected). A leopard-compatible version of Vodafone's Mobile Connect software has...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jan 3, 2008 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Really? I have one of these and I was sure the... 880 Views / 21 Replies  
Really? I have one of these and I was sure the limit was 2GB. The early C2D MBPs had a 3GB (though this is now 4GB in the SR machines). I'd really like 3GB in my MB, so would be very happy if this is...
Posted by pjosborne, on Oct 9, 2007 at 01:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm. Given that the OP wanted replies from... 4,722 Views / 99 Replies  
Hmmm. Given that the OP wanted replies from people who use their machines heavily, and given people tend to complain when things go wrong (see my earlier post about my own MBPs issues) my impression...
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 13, 2007 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there some reason you do things in this order?... 4,722 Views / 99 Replies  
Is there some reason you do things in this order? I always disconnect the monitor, let the video 'settle' and then sleep the machine. I've never had a lockup doing things this way.
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 11, 2007 at 01:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My MBP's coming up 10 months and, although I love... 4,722 Views / 99 Replies  
My MBP's coming up 10 months and, although I love it, I have had more problems than usual with this machine. I had a replacement top case (mouse button stopped working) and battery early on and I've...
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 10, 2007 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep exactly the same problem here (MBP C2D). I've... 423 Views / 2 Replies  
Yep exactly the same problem here (MBP C2D). I've just had a new top case ordered under AppleCare. Amazing how annoying such a little thing can be though.

Peter
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 8, 2007 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I too have the same slow startup issue. Once the... 4,296 Views / 40 Replies  
I too have the same slow startup issue. Once the desktop appears, it's a good 60 seconds (though it feels about 5 mins) before the system is responsive. If I *do* click on any apps during this...
Posted by pjosborne, on May 29, 2007 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got a new battery yesterday and so far I haven't... 601 Views / 7 Replies  
Got a new battery yesterday and so far I haven't seen any of the weird behavior I was experiencing. So maybe it was a flaky battery after all.
Posted by pjosborne, on Mar 20, 2007 at 02:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
SMC reset had no effect. I've talked with... 601 Views / 7 Replies  
SMC reset had no effect. I've talked with Applecare and they agree it's either a logic board or battery issue. They're sending me a new battery. Hope this solves it because apparently the turnaround...
Posted by pjosborne, on Mar 15, 2007 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought I was the only one experiencing this -... 601 Views / 7 Replies  
I thought I was the only one experiencing this - and it's been driving me nuts (MBP C2D 2.16Ghz). I too thought I was imagining things until I saw the battery icon go from red (18%) to black (29%)....
Posted by pjosborne, on Mar 13, 2007 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You've probably already checked Activity Monitor... 528 Views / 12 Replies  
You've probably already checked Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities) but thought I'd mention it in case not. I had a massive slow down over several days and recently and when I finally opened...
Posted by pjosborne, on Feb 2, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
I have had both a CD 2.0 and a C2D 2.16. The main... 4,822 Views / 17 Replies  
I have had both a CD 2.0 and a C2D 2.16. The main difference I found (YMMV) was noise. My CD had a really noticeable processor whine at idle (and it's surpising how much of the time the processor is...
Posted by pjosborne, on Feb 2, 2007 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm, weird. I'm running Illustrator CS (11.0)... 537 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmmm, weird. I'm running Illustrator CS (11.0) without a hitch on a new C2D MBP (2.16GHz). The bugger of it is that I understand Adobe offer zero tech support when it comes to Rosetta. Could it be a...
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 8, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
UK bound orders,start with Kuehne & Nagel (which... 373 Views / 3 Replies  
UK bound orders,start with Kuehne & Nagel (which you track via http://www.apecode.com/ )

Good luck
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 19, 2006 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bummer! Haven't tried my external display yet.... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Bummer! Haven't tried my external display yet. Really sorry to hear you got this issue after such a long wait. Hope the replacement is a winner....
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 12, 2006 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine arrived Thursday a.m (I've been in deepest,... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Mine arrived Thursday a.m (I've been in deepest, darkest Norfolk since). Agreed though, it's a machine worth waiting for.

Final summary:


24th October: Ordered
27th October: Bumped off...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 11, 2006 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update: Actually, mine might not even be at... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Update: Actually, mine might not even be at Daventry. In the course of three calls to Apple today (not that I'm getting obsessive or anything) I've been told it is:

(a) at the gate in Daventry...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 7, 2006 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats. Mine's still stuck at Daventry. I'm off... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Congrats. Mine's still stuck at Daventry. I'm off for a long weekend on Thursday, so I've resigned myself to not seeing my baby till next Monday. If it's DOA after all this I'll :censor:
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 7, 2006 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I rang Apple this morning and they told me the... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
I rang Apple this morning and they told me the MBP is now in Daventry. I still haven't got the final UPS/TNT number showing on my Apple Tracking Page so I guess it arrived this morning and will ship...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 6, 2006 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally there is an update (though it's not great... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Finally there is an update (though it's not great news). I'm now getting 'Flight departed - 03 Nov'. On the plus side it means I should get my baby sometime next week but, by the same token, it...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 3, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple UK weren't able to tell me anything other... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Apple UK weren't able to tell me anything other than that my 'estimated delivery' was now the 7th or 8th. However, a couple of other guys with the same tracking message (aircraft / truck failure)...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 2, 2006 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
[QUOTE=smw;3188506]I am also in the same... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
[QUOTE=smw;3188506]I am also in the same position. According to apecode.com (http://www.apecode.com/appletrack) on the 27th October the flight was full and on the 30th October the truck and/or plane...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 1, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FWIW I wasn't charged until the day my MBP... 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
FWIW I wasn't charged until the day my MBP shipped. Hope it means yours is on its way too.
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 1, 2006 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipping / tracking for UK-bound C2D Macbook Pros (sigh) 1,484 Views / 33 Replies  
Congrats to all you stateside residents who have already received your C2D machines - they sound sweet! Amazing to see some are being delivered within 24-48 hours after shipping. Which leads me on...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 1, 2006 at 05:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 1.5 GHz Al-book and a 2x2GHz G5. I also... 464 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a 1.5 GHz Al-book and a 2x2GHz G5. I also have (for another couple of hours) a MBP 2GHz which arrived a couple of days ago (intended as a replacement for the PB but being returned because of...
Posted by pjosborne, on Oct 6, 2006 at 02:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Cascading application crashes 276 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, this has happened two or three times in the last week. I'm getting the message 'The application X has unexpectedly quit'. So far so normal. However, then many / all of my other open apps do this...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jul 11, 2006 at 09:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: a quick play with London's first G5! 1,560 Views / 24 Replies  
I managed to get a brief play with a similar machine in Guildford. I was similarly surprised with long launch times (ImageReady and PS). No noticeable difference from my 867Mhz G4 (single). I'm sure...
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 2, 2003 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Prebinding weirdness 427 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone seen anything like this before? My log files are full of the stuff (in fact every app I launch).

---------
Jun 18 17:47:29 Crows-G4 /usr/libexec/fix_prebinding:...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 18, 2003 at 01:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: security update affects keychain? 331 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Arkham_c, this was an excellent idea. Unfortunately I got an error message to the effect of "repair failed". I have temporarily gone back to a month old backup of OS X 10.2.6 and am adding...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 10, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Mac OS X
security update affects keychain? 331 Views / 2 Replies  
Having worked round the login weirdness caused by the latest security update, I now have a world of keychain weirdness, and I wonder if it might be related.

I can no longer alter my key chain via...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 10, 2003 at 12:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Server sleeps - hard crash 260 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Macola - not sure how I missed the thread. Unbelievable that Apple haven't sorted this out.....

Peter
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 2, 2003 at 05:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Server sleeps - hard crash 260 Views / 2 Replies  
Am I missing something here or does OS X really lock up every time a 'server' is unavailable?

I have a two computer home network over Airport - my main computer (G4) and an iBook. When I'm...
Posted by pjosborne, on Jun 2, 2003 at 01:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Weird video cutout problem - please diagnose 229 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi All,

I have a really weird problem with my Dual USB. I haven't experienced these symptoms before today, when I installed a replacement battery from Apple - though the problem now appears...
Posted by pjosborne, on Apr 24, 2003 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: QS 867 STILL great computer :) 1,236 Views / 26 Replies  
I have to agree. I generally upgrade every year, but can't see any reason to move from my Quicksilver 867 SP. I guess the RAM makes a difference (1.5gig), but it still feels as snappy as it did when...
Posted by pjosborne, on Mar 4, 2003 at 05:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks Gul, I guess I'll just have to get in... 1,298 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks Gul,

I guess I'll just have to get in the habit of leaving it asleep rather than shutting down....

Peter
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 31, 2002 at 05:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: s-l-o-w iBook startup? 1,298 Views / 13 Replies  
Almost never. That's the weird thing - once up and running the speed is fine (noticibly slower than my quicksilver G4 867, but still fine).

Will try defragging the drive later in the week and...
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 30, 2002 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
s-l-o-w iBook startup? 1,298 Views / 13 Replies  
How long should an iBook 700MHz with 640MB of RAM take to boot? Despite being very happy with the overall performance, I swear my boot times are getting longer and longer. I now see the grey apple...
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 29, 2002 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: old ibook / iPhoto/ Jaguar Question 367 Views / 6 Replies  
Although your processor should cope fine with Jaguar, you'll almost certainly need to add some memory. The other squeeze will be your HD, especially if you want to run your OS9 apps. You'll need a...
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 23, 2002 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: OSX substitute for Page Mill 3.0 490 Views / 10 Replies  
Actually, the Composer app that comes as part of Netscape 7 is pretty good - and free! I actually prefer it to Page Mill

Peter (UK)
Posted by pjosborne, on Dec 13, 2002 at 05:26 PM, in Applications
Preview.app 418 Views / 1 Replies  
Since upgrading to Preview 2.0 as part of 10.2.x I'm getting a weird printing problem where some pages print twice and some are skipped altogether. The problem is consistent across all multi-page...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 21, 2002 at 10:48 AM, in Applications
I'm on a Quicksilver G4 on ADSL via an airport... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm on a Quicksilver G4 on ADSL via an airport (cabled directly to the LAN port) so I guess it is potentially the ethernet controller in the G4 or on the LAN side of the Airport. I think the WAN side...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 17, 2002 at 02:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the reply. I tried a google search,... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. I tried a google search, but the results were (as you said) not particularly helpful. I'd like to think it is the DNS servers, but the fact my iBook isn't suffering the same...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 16, 2002 at 03:42 AM, in Mac OS X
OK, I'm really trying to self-diagnose here, but... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
OK, I'm really trying to self-diagnose here, but am still completely stumped. I booted up off my second internal HD (OS X 10.2.1 vs OS X 10.2.2 on my primary drive) and the above symptoms occured...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 15, 2002 at 04:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Weird network problem - ping www.apple.com = "bus error"!? 483 Views / 7 Replies  
OK, this is starting to drive me nuts. For the last day and a half I have been seeing intermittent problems with accessing web sites in either chimera or IE. I get a message "the site cannot be...
Posted by pjosborne, on Nov 15, 2002 at 03:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Ad it's also nice to see VPC performance back to... 1,165 Views / 28 Replies  
Ad it's also nice to see VPC performance back to 10.1.5 levels (if not faster) after the MAJOR 10.2.0 slowdown :)

Peter (UK)
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 19, 2002 at 09:23 AM, in Mac OS X
I too have had my iBook (700, 12.1, combo) for... 1,426 Views / 14 Replies  
I too have had my iBook (700, 12.1, combo) for about a month now. It seems a pretty-well put together machine and I also seem to have escasped having any dead pixels.

The only thing that bugs me...
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 17, 2002 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Preview 2.0 printing problem? 265 Views / 1 Replies  
Is anyone else having a problem printing multi-page documents from Preview 2.0 (the version installed with Jaguar). I'm consistently getting double copies of some pages and no copies of others. Is it...
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 9, 2002 at 10:39 AM, in Applications
VPC currently seems worse under 10.2 than 10.1.5.... 525 Views / 5 Replies  
VPC currently seems worse under 10.2 than 10.1.5. Connectix (according to their discussion boards) are working on a fix.

Peter (UK)
Posted by pjosborne, on Sep 2, 2002 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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