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...is this kind of surprise announcement why ~85%... 199 Views / 9 Replies  
...is this kind of surprise announcement why ~85% of desktop users say 'no thanks' to anything dependent on Apple hardware...? Like the RAID support silently & suddenly dropped in Disk First Aid...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:10 AM, in Mac News
...perhaps the honourable bleeding edge types can... 284 Views / 2 Replies  
...perhaps the honourable bleeding edge types can suggest extending the Safari Preference setting 'General/Safari opens with: A new private window' (private browsing mode) to extend to new windows...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:16 AM, in Mac News
...neither leading candidate inspires from this... 478 Views / 18 Replies  
...neither leading candidate inspires from this beyond the border vantage, to the point where I question returning to a country I have enjoyed (and supported) with annual vacations for many years,...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:38 AM, in Mac News
...does the term 'digital pickpocket' beg further... 285 Views / 2 Replies  
...does the term 'digital pickpocket' beg further definition...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 16, 2016 at 10:38 PM, in Mac News
"Apple has reintroduced RAID support into... 269 Views / 6 Replies  
"Apple has reintroduced RAID support into Sierra's Disk Utility, which will please advanced users" this is welcome news...

... could this hint at the return of a dual disk mini server, too...?
;)
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 16, 2016 at 11:06 AM, in Mac News
...while the features sound impressive, this... 629 Views / 14 Replies  
...while the features sound impressive, this sounds like a potentiallychallenging transition... Again. Does this suggest getting any new hardware prior while one still can...?

I understand W7pro...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jun 13, 2016 at 07:11 PM, in Mac News
"They're the brains that create the songs you... 232 Views / 2 Replies  
"They're the brains that create the songs you love, but don't expect songwriters to be able to make a living by writing hits that get millions of plays on streaming services."

www.cbc.ca/1.3567947...
Posted by bobolicious, on May 6, 2016 at 04:03 PM, in Mac News
...perhaps there's an app for that... ie... 818 Views / 11 Replies  
...perhaps there's an app for that... ie telecommuting...?

Even with electric vehicles, is an increasing expectation of mobility at least partially at cause for traffic woes, not to mention the...
Posted by bobolicious, on May 5, 2016 at 03:27 PM, in Mac News
I for one would love to have the option of OEM... 201 Views / 4 Replies  
I for one would love to have the option of OEM older/refurbished models here in North America...

Not everyone wants to carry around a $1k thief magnet that can be easily dropped/broken or lost -...
Posted by bobolicious, on Apr 4, 2016 at 01:08 PM, in Mac News
"A two-hour HD video stream from Netflix uses... 220 Views / 3 Replies  
"A two-hour HD video stream from Netflix uses approximately 6GB of data, something that could consume an entire monthly data allowance on some plans."

Well I can understand the more aggressive...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM, in Mac News
...what is the reason the lauded & health... 184 Views / 4 Replies  
...what is the reason the lauded & health critical 'Nightshift' seems unavailable on all but the latest iOS hardware... ? Should F.lux be available now as well...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 21, 2016 at 08:01 PM, in Mac News
'Make like a WWII submarine' Try 'Darkroom'... 172 Views / 4 Replies  
'Make like a WWII submarine'

Try 'Darkroom' mode in f.lux under colour effects - a personal long time favourite...

Next stop: colour adjustable keyboard backlighting, including the Apple...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:43 PM, in Mac News
...this is one of my favourite things in the post... 650 Views / 10 Replies  
...this is one of my favourite things in the post Snow realm - universal install from a fast(er) silent disk... Long gone are the pain of enablers, machine specific CD or DVD, and archive reinstalls...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 14, 2016 at 06:51 PM, in Mac News
Thanks for the suggestions, and I have... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestions, and I have experienced both of what is suggested with mixed results ie. imperfect output & lost features...

I have wasted hours if not days trying to salvage perfectly...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM, in Mac News
To quote the initial post: "pick your villain... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
To quote the initial post: "pick your villain (Apple or peripheral suppliers)" - so no specific blame is targeted...

While it may be possible to find a gimp or alternative open source hackintosh...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 9, 2016 at 09:03 PM, in Mac News
...for me dropped driver support is a major... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
...for me dropped driver support is a major issue...

With the mac annual os churn, printer driver support was lost well before hardware obsolescence - pick your villain (Apple or peripheral...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 9, 2016 at 06:34 PM, in Mac News
6th beta on an #.#.4 version ? Does that... 144 Views / 3 Replies  
6th beta on an #.#.4 version ?

Does that suggest both the complexity & efficacy of requiring new hardware to only run the latest MacOS...?

I wonder if simply a YYYY.# MacOS regimen &...
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 7, 2016 at 06:43 PM, in Mac News
ditto (there is no delete option) 144 Views / 3 Replies  
ditto (there is no delete option)
Posted by bobolicious, on Mar 7, 2016 at 06:38 PM, in Mac News
...every year now I debate if I will return to... 780 Views / 8 Replies  
...every year now I debate if I will return to the US for an annual holiday because of what is questioned as the 'state of the nation' - this issue indeed seems to go beyond the issue of privacy...
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Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 19, 2016 at 06:05 PM, in Mac News
Cook for Pres... :) 214 Views / 1 Replies  
Cook for Pres... :)
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 18, 2016 at 01:08 AM, in Mac News
... and nowhere in the DPReview does there seem... 175 Views / 2 Replies  
... and nowhere in the DPReview does there seem any mention of the lens or optical quality ...

And the digital camera corporates wonder why smartphones are taking over and sales are declining ?
...
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 16, 2016 at 07:04 AM, in Mac News
Indeed my HP has it too, and I can't remember the... 1,319 Views / 14 Replies  
Indeed my HP has it too, and I can't remember the last time I used fax, yet if I had a workflow, office templates, contact lists all worked out from within a laptop for MOBILE on the road real estate...
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:09 PM, in Mac News
If Apple eliminates fax (as I recall after Snow,... 1,319 Views / 14 Replies  
If Apple eliminates fax (as I recall after Snow, for the sake of a driver?) and the 20,000+ realtors in this little town can no longer legally function on a new mac, has the decision to buy a Windows...
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 11, 2016 at 08:23 AM, in Mac News
You open with fax...? ...the real estate... 1,319 Views / 14 Replies  
You open with fax...?

...the real estate regulators in this area only just legally allowed eDocs late last year, and I'm guessing many have yet to workflow such... Fax is also still used by many...
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:56 PM, in Mac News
full screen width 2,382 Views / 84 Replies  
I wish the site would widen to the width of even my macbook screen, let alone 27"...
Lots of open blank that might expand & simplify what seems a very busy, compressed layout,
still adjusting, and...
Posted by bobolicious, on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM, in Mac News
"just do your OS X upgrades every other year" ... 1,380 Views / 13 Replies  
"just do your OS X upgrades every other year"

...and if software stability & Applecare user software support is of interest, restrict new Apple hardware purchases to the month or two every two...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 28, 2016 at 04:32 PM, in Mac News
"one of the reasons Microsoft is in so much... 1,380 Views / 13 Replies  
"one of the reasons Microsoft is in so much trouble today"
I'm no fan of the MS interface, but are they really in so much trouble @ 80%+ market share?...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:54 PM, in Mac News
" that 10.6 required EIGHT updates to fix its... 1,380 Views / 13 Replies  
" that 10.6 required EIGHT updates to fix its bugs..."

Indeed I concur - and it seemed pretty bulletproof once finished, as was 10.4.11, taking a little longer (over 2.5 years!) - why annual...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:01 PM, in Mac News
...I literally found relief in Snow today trying... 1,380 Views / 13 Replies  
...I literally found relief in Snow today trying to clear a PC SD card partition mess that could not be solved by El, W7bc, W7/10 Parallels...

It was like visiting a long missed, reliable, trusted...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:24 PM, in Mac News
I've switched to firefox & tor mostly because of... 1,234 Views / 21 Replies  
I've switched to firefox & tor mostly because of the lack of privacy in Safari's supposed 'privacy mode'... Clicked email links for example override the new window privacy mode, presumably by...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:33 AM, in Mac News
...mine went to server & seeded upgrades in... 1,306 Views / 18 Replies  
...mine went to server & seeded upgrades in minutes...
Sometimes Applethings work with exceptional ease, for the rest of us...
A Pandora's box of faith in tech...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:45 PM, in Mac News
...dare I suggest that mall buyers may have a... 1,136 Views / 15 Replies  
...dare I suggest that mall buyers may have a very specific metric...

I'd prefer a broader spectrum of reporting, including sales percentages by volume, dollars & growth if that is possible to...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 19, 2016 at 02:43 PM, in Mac News
...is a cradle to grave bioregionalism in the end... 1,718 Views / 23 Replies  
...is a cradle to grave bioregionalism in the end the only truly sustainable approach...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 18, 2016 at 10:57 PM, in Mac News
"That said, that was a pretty off-topic outburst... 1,506 Views / 18 Replies  
"That said, that was a pretty off-topic outburst there bobolicious. :) Apple deserves praise in this regard for *finally* taking our health seriously after years of being blind to it."

....and yet...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 18, 2016 at 04:10 PM, in Mac News
I wish they would fix contact search which hangs... 1,506 Views / 18 Replies  
I wish they would fix contact search which hangs for me after 3 or 4 letter entries... It didn't do that in iOS 8...

MacOS & iOS have become such a ^%#^! bag of hurt...

...every day there are...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 18, 2016 at 01:59 PM, in Mac News
...the books & accounting landscape on the mac... 196 Views / 1 Replies  
...the books & accounting landscape on the mac has always seemed challenging...

Functionally I understand .qbo is open source, yet mac & pc QB files do not interchange ? Intuit (desktop) sunsets...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 12, 2016 at 07:22 PM, in Mac News
...and would Android & their similar phones even... 902 Views / 9 Replies  
...and would Android & their similar phones even exist without the iOS & iPhone designs...?

At what point do copycats get their due...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 11, 2016 at 04:43 PM, in Mac News
"I suspect you'll need to start buying 40-70... 2,392 Views / 32 Replies  
"I suspect you'll need to start buying 40-70 million Macs every three months"

I for one religiously cycled my hardware with Applecare every 3 years or sooner, and that has now stopped since the...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 8, 2016 at 10:54 PM, in Mac News
...iWeb seems to generally work so far in... 1,194 Views / 9 Replies  
...iWeb seems to generally work so far in 10.11.2, save the 'publish site changes' feature, which always seems to show a need to update all pages upon launching the app...
Posted by bobolicious, on Jan 1, 2016 at 02:51 PM, in Mac News
...assuming one has a mac & made a manual... 1,354 Views / 10 Replies  
...assuming one has a mac & made a manual backup(s) in iTunes to a local drive, is the manual restore feature of itunes a way to wipe & reinstall the original iOS on any device, resyncing with mac...
Posted by bobolicious, on Dec 31, 2015 at 07:11 AM, in Mac News
...asking siri to find a movie in netflix... 1,483 Views / 7 Replies  
...asking siri to find a movie in netflix frequently switches me to the itunes store...
Posted by bobolicious, on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:09 PM, in Mac News
...if I could run 10.4.11, 10.6.8 or Mavericks on... 1,153 Views / 7 Replies  
...if I could run 10.4.11, 10.6.8 or Mavericks on new hardware it would make life a whole lot easier... It would seem a logical request to have an engine that one can know will run with minimal...
Posted by bobolicious, on Dec 18, 2015 at 09:38 PM, in Mac News
...ahhh yes but does the MacOS ship on a... 1,153 Views / 7 Replies  
...ahhh yes but does the MacOS ship on a shareholder/developer/calendar schedule, or when meaningful improvements are ready...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Dec 18, 2015 at 09:34 PM, in Mac News
...so at what point can Macs be defined as... 1,153 Views / 7 Replies  
...so at what point can Macs be defined as basically shipping with a beta OS that may be resolved before ever truly out of beta...? Let the flames begin...! :)
Posted by bobolicious, on Dec 18, 2015 at 05:39 PM, in Mac News
"Quicken 2016 is almost identical to Q2015 with a... 1,217 Views / 9 Replies  
"Quicken 2016 is almost identical to Q2015 with a few cosmetic changes"

Indeed. Welcome to the developer merry go round... Annual 'updates' have been Apple policy post Jobs, yet I try really hard...
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:44 AM, in Mac News
"I too decry the unmodifiable Retina MBPs" I... 1,398 Views / 23 Replies  
"I too decry the unmodifiable Retina MBPs"

I read a technical blog that suggested unparalleled speed optimization benefitted from exact tuning - a most believable & desirable explanation if...
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:26 PM, in Mac News
"each change represents a potentially profound... 1,398 Views / 23 Replies  
"each change represents a potentially profound risk to one's existing workflows and projects"

For those of us that have high end vertical/technical workflows and long projects it seems the case......
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:22 PM, in Mac News
...and the hate-love relationship with Apple... 1,196 Views / 9 Replies  
...and the hate-love relationship with Apple continues...
Health apps? Really? Fix the most basic things first...?
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:16 PM, in Mac News
...be reminded Intuit 'sunsets' software... 163 Views / 1 Replies  
...be reminded Intuit 'sunsets' software frequently in EULA... Options like Moneyworks raise the question of historical import function remaining valid beyond simply licensing limitations...
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 10, 2015 at 08:19 PM, in Mac News
...if legacy compatibility was baked in (aka... 1,205 Views / 15 Replies  
...if legacy compatibility was baked in (aka virtualization) this user would upgrade hardware every applecare cycle if not sooner... Alas the opposite seems the case, hedging bets against plug & pray...
Posted by bobolicious, on Nov 7, 2015 at 06:00 PM, in Mac News
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