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I really hope the Mac Books don't have integrated... 32,802 Views / 614 Replies  
I really hope the Mac Books don't have integrated graphics. That being said, I'm not super-woried. To re-hash, it would mean a regression from generation to generation in relation to the Mac minis. I...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 12, 2006 at 12:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
...by the way, Comcast should be very worried.... 789 Views / 13 Replies  
...by the way, Comcast should be very worried. The Daily Show is one of the few reasons I'm still paying for cable, and they charge me a lot more than $10/month.
Posted by beverson, on Mar 8, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Applications
It works out to be a month's worth of shows... 789 Views / 13 Replies  
It works out to be a month's worth of shows (4/week x 4 weeks), but you actually appear to be buying the next 16 new episodes of The Daily Show (or The Report). So when they take a week off, you're...
Posted by beverson, on Mar 8, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Applications
Two big gripes for me. First, price. For $400 I'd... 4,864 Views / 76 Replies  
Two big gripes for me. First, price. For $400 I'd buy a new iPod. Yeah, people said the same thing about the iPod when it first came out (I was not one of them), but this is just speakers, even if...
Posted by beverson, on Feb 28, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sweet. That worked, although I had to be quick... 1,320 Views / 12 Replies  
Sweet. That worked, although I had to be quick with the Show Files command -- if I let the sheet pop down to "run a program to check, blah blah blah," whatever that is, then I couldn't Show Files....
Posted by beverson, on Jan 26, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Applications
I never thought to do that. How does that work?... 1,320 Views / 12 Replies  
I never thought to do that. How does that work? Do I need Pacifier? Or do I just right-click and view contents of the .pkg receipt?
Posted by beverson, on Jan 24, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Applications
Thanks! I couldn't remember where those loops and... 1,320 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks! I couldn't remember where those loops and instruments and themes lived. I guess I would have found them eventually. But now they'll be the first to go.
Posted by beverson, on Jan 24, 2006 at 06:50 PM, in Applications
iLife ’06 bloated 1,320 Views / 12 Replies  
So, after some initial stumbles, I'm liking the new iPhoto a lot. iWeb isn't without its flaws, but it will be handy for posting my photos to .Mac. I haven't really tried iMovie or iDVD. Garage Band...
Posted by beverson, on Jan 24, 2006 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
Well, my iWork '06 test drive lasted exactly 20... 3,658 Views / 71 Replies  
Well, my iWork '06 test drive lasted exactly 20 minutes, and most of that was installation time. I was annoyed first by how much disk space was eaten up -- the Keynote package alone is over 1 GB!!...
Posted by beverson, on Jan 24, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Applications
I was kind of afraid of that. Pages 2 doesn't... 3,658 Views / 71 Replies  
I was kind of afraid of that. Pages 2 doesn't seem all that compelling (still haven't tried it), but those new Keynote 3 features sound very nice. Damn you, Apple, for trying to separate me from my...
Posted by beverson, on Jan 20, 2006 at 02:11 PM, in Applications
I also got the iWork trial in the new iLife box.... 3,658 Views / 71 Replies  
I also got the iWork trial in the new iLife box. I'll do a good backup and try and play with it this weekend and post my reactions. I've actually just written two new Keynote presentations, and will...
Posted by beverson, on Jan 20, 2006 at 12:32 PM, in Applications
Pages 1 definitely had shortcomings. I really... 3,658 Views / 71 Replies  
Pages 1 definitely had shortcomings. I really tried hard to use it in place of Word, but failed after a few weeks. I do still use it occasionally for writing tests (more flexible with layout than...
Posted by beverson, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:47 PM, in Applications
Yeah, the name blows. Other than that, glad... 68,085 Views / 767 Replies  
Yeah, the name blows.

Other than that, glad to see the Intel PowerBooks (sic). Even if they're not perfect yet, it looks like a good start. Just don't get rid of the 12" size.
Posted by beverson, on Jan 10, 2006 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't you do this (almost) in iPhoto right now... 47,153 Views / 369 Replies  
Can't you do this (almost) in iPhoto right now with keywords? I use keywords a lot, and found out recently that they're Spotlight searchable outside of iPhoto. I agree it would be nice to be able to...
Posted by beverson, on Oct 24, 2005 at 12:40 AM, in macOS
Something I noticed the other day — my local... 1,252 Views / 39 Replies  
Something I noticed the other day — my local iDisk's total capacity in the Finder is 1.02 GB, even though I only have 944 MB allocated to iDisk (the rest to e-mail). The free space in the Finder is...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 22, 2005 at 09:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This was posted in the topic that was stupidly... 1,252 Views / 39 Replies  
This was posted in the topic that was stupidly locked. Anyway, I agree it would be nice if the attachment size was larger than 10 MB (apparently it's not), but check out this app: FileChute...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 20, 2005 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So it may be too late or irrelevant, but Apple... 1,499 Views / 33 Replies  
So it may be too late or irrelevant, but Apple just upgraded .Mac pretty significantly (in my opinion). iDisk/e-mail combined server storage up to 1GB. New Backup (not perfect, but definitely...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 20, 2005 at 10:05 PM, in Applications
First impressions are mostly positive. iDisk... 1,402 Views / 39 Replies  
First impressions are mostly positive. iDisk backups work great (especially with all the new capacity!). I'll see how my scheduled backups go tomorrow morning. It'd be great if they could run in the...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 20, 2005 at 09:59 PM, in Applications
Ugh. This is so f'ing stupid. Everything... 1,726 Views / 30 Replies  
Ugh. This is so f'ing stupid.

Everything else seems to work fine at work for me, though. I was afraid something would break, but at least that didn't happen.
Posted by beverson, on Sep 20, 2005 at 09:49 PM, in Applications
I always prefer a cassette adapter to FM... 1,382 Views / 15 Replies  
I always prefer a cassette adapter to FM transmitters (I've had two of the latter, including one iTrip). The old iTrips were definitely the best of the FM transmitters, and worked in a pinch or if...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 8, 2005 at 09:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, you can do a temp slideshow by selecting... 1,223 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, you can do a temp slideshow by selecting photos and hitting the play button. Less options, but you don't have to "create" a slideshow. Also, here you can save default settings (like turning off...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Applications
Still no ideas, eh? This really bugs me. I'm not... 1,223 Views / 6 Replies  
Still no ideas, eh? This really bugs me. I'm not sure if the automatic music or the automatic Ken Burns effect sucks more.

Help!
Posted by beverson, on Sep 7, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in Applications
Try turning on "Interference Robustness" on... 9,857 Views / 102 Replies  
Try turning on "Interference Robustness" on either the iMac, the base station, or both. I guess there could be other interference from some unknown source. Also, try switching channels on the base...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 5, 2005 at 06:32 PM, in Networking
Poll: I almost never shut down, but I sleep it at night... 6,139 Views / 53 Replies  
I almost never shut down, but I sleep it at night 99% of the time (and other times of the day). I'm only on a PowerBook now, but before that I had various simultaneous groupings of iBooks and iMacs...
Posted by beverson, on Sep 2, 2005 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
That did it! Duh. Thanks Gee4orce. 1,222 Views / 24 Replies  
That did it! Duh. Thanks Gee4orce.
Posted by beverson, on Aug 24, 2005 at 09:30 AM, in Applications
Yeah, no dice here. I'm sure I've got my... 1,222 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah, no dice here. I'm sure I've got my login/password in correctly, but it still won't work.

The help page says port 5223. Neither that nor 5222 work for me though.

Incidentally, if I turn...
Posted by beverson, on Aug 24, 2005 at 12:35 AM, in Applications
Google Talk and iChat 1,222 Views / 24 Replies  
So apparently you can use Tiger's Jabber-capable iChat with Google Talk:

http://www.google.com/support/talk/bin/answer.py?answer=24076

I keep getting an error message when I try and log in, and...
Posted by beverson, on Aug 24, 2005 at 12:00 AM, in Applications
Hey, that's a neat little gadget. I might have to... 805 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey, that's a neat little gadget. I might have to pick up one of those.
Posted by beverson, on Aug 18, 2005 at 02:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No offense, but I don't think there's any... 805 Views / 6 Replies  
No offense, but I don't think there's any possible way to do that with the low power on a PowerBook's or iBook's FireWire bus, especially the 12" PowerBook (15" or 17" might be different, I dunno)....
Posted by beverson, on Aug 14, 2005 at 10:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Both of my HDDs are self-powered, but sometimes... 805 Views / 6 Replies  
Both of my HDDs are self-powered, but sometimes the bus still doesn't have enough juice. One in particular has regular problems and it works more reliably if I just plug it directly into the...
Posted by beverson, on Aug 14, 2005 at 04:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
FireWire hub vs. repeater (for iSight, iPod, HDD, etc.) 805 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been having the usual iSight/iPod/FW HDD power problems with my 12" PowerBook (and my 17" iMac before that). The FireWire hub on my Cinema Display is nice, but isn't helping. I have a...
Posted by beverson, on Aug 14, 2005 at 12:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
broken sleep LED -- advice? 465 Views / 1 Replies  
So the sleep LED on my 1.5 ghz 12" PB G4 is not working consistently. Sleep itself is fine, I'm pretty sure it's just the LED. I've read a few other threads, and seem to be having similar problems....
Posted by beverson, on Aug 7, 2005 at 04:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Found it: ... 428 Views / 3 Replies  
Found it:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@62.SoDjarp826k.3@.68b18d82

Evidently, when it defaults to the smaller size, it craps out. If you pick a fast connection speed in the QT...
Posted by beverson, on Jun 7, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in Applications
2005 WWDC stream crashes QT Player 428 Views / 3 Replies  
I wanted to sit down tonight and watch the keynote, but every time I try and launch it (save one, see below) it crashes QT player in exactly the same spot. Anyone else seeing this? It's merely...
Posted by beverson, on Jun 7, 2005 at 12:59 AM, in Applications
Yeah, the site's been having problems. After the... 1,543 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah, the site's been having problems. After the site failed for me, I called Apple Care, and the guy was very nice and apologetic, but said that even he couldn't help me today. He said to try again...
Posted by beverson, on May 20, 2005 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know about other apps, but the Photoshop... 64,704 Views / 551 Replies  
I don't know about other apps, but the Photoshop CS one seems to be pretty widespread. Luckily, also easy to fix if you still have your "Previous System" saved from an archive & install. The file you...
Posted by beverson, on May 8, 2005 at 01:01 AM, in macOS
My iCal icon actually does a much better job (so... 64,704 Views / 551 Replies  
My iCal icon actually does a much better job (so far) of displaying the correct date in the Dock. In Panther, for as long as I can remember, it would occasionally get stuck on a date. It would stay...
Posted by beverson, on May 5, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in macOS
Here's another problem I just noticed, but again... 64,704 Views / 551 Replies  
Here's another problem I just noticed, but again I can't confirm it on another Tiger system. I do admin a small lab of Panther machines for the newspaper and yearbook. We have a crappy Lexmark laser...
Posted by beverson, on May 3, 2005 at 05:25 PM, in macOS
Negative. First of all, I'm not the admin, so... 64,704 Views / 551 Replies  
Negative. First of all, I'm not the admin, so it's not my job. I'm not being lazy when I say that, just a.) I try not to step on the toes of our tech people -- as a teacher, you never want to piss...
Posted by beverson, on May 3, 2005 at 12:29 AM, in macOS
I've definitely just hit my head very hard... 64,704 Views / 551 Replies  
I've definitely just hit my head very hard against this AFP bug/restriction. It's terrible!

I was very happy with Tiger until today. I got to school (I'm a high school teacher) and tried to...
Posted by beverson, on May 2, 2005 at 11:14 AM, in macOS
Sorry, I thought this was the bug list thread --... 5,573 Views / 81 Replies  
Sorry, I thought this was the bug list thread -- clicked the wrong link by mistake. I was really happy with Tiger till about 10 minutes ago. Here's my post about broken backwards AFP compatibility if...
Posted by beverson, on May 2, 2005 at 11:07 AM, in macOS
Yeah, I can't seem to get that to work. I... 7,282 Views / 124 Replies  
Yeah, I can't seem to get that to work. I bookmarked an aggregated feed as a single page, but it won't show up in the RSS Screensaver prefs as an option, even though I see it in the list of "All RSS...
Posted by beverson, on May 1, 2005 at 05:46 PM, in macOS
does Spotlight index a local iDisk? 2,183 Views / 1 Replies  
I can't seem to Spotlight search anything on the local copy of my iDisk. Does it index that? There's nothing in the prefs to tell it to do so (or not). I keep most of my current documents on my iDisk...
Posted by beverson, on May 1, 2005 at 05:26 PM, in macOS
Another small one: addition of Energy Saver... 7,282 Views / 124 Replies  
Another small one: addition of Energy Saver presets to the battery menu for portables. Saves you another trip to System Preferences. Killer.
Posted by beverson, on Apr 30, 2005 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
This one's pretty small, but the addition of an... 7,282 Views / 124 Replies  
This one's pretty small, but the addition of an "Open at Login" selection in an application's Dock menu. You can toggle login items on and off right from the Dock -- no need for a trip to System...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 30, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in macOS
This is the best OS X upgrade experience I've... 5,573 Views / 81 Replies  
This is the best OS X upgrade experience I've had.

10.0 --> 10.1 was a big improvement, but only because 10.0 was so weak.
10.1 --> 10.2 was a nice improvement, but not hugely impressive (at...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 30, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
Excellent. That's what I was hoping (and the .Mac... 562 Views / 3 Replies  
Excellent. That's what I was hoping (and the .Mac account FAQ confirmed what you said Fusion -- I should have just gone and looked for it).

Just ordered my .Mac from Amazon. $77.99 with free...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 16, 2005 at 01:34 PM, in Applications
I'm fairly certain that the rebate can be... 562 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm fairly certain that the rebate can be applied. What I want to know is how will this work for renewals. Can I buy it now and sit on it till my .Mac is up for renewal in Sept? Or can/should I renew...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 15, 2005 at 07:14 PM, in Applications
Yeah, he's right. It's been a bug since Panther... 1,549 Views / 38 Replies  
Yeah, he's right. It's been a bug since Panther came out. Lots of support threads about it (and I'm sure many people like me have submitted multiple bug reports to Apple). I hope they finally fixed...
Posted by beverson, on Apr 12, 2005 at 08:23 PM, in macOS
Re: Highschool Student torn between iBook and PowerBook 6,623 Views / 44 Replies  
Go with the iBook. I've owned a 12" iBook and a 12" PowerBook. They're both fantastic. But considering what you say you want/need it for, I think the iBook is the right recommendation to make. I...
Posted by beverson, on Mar 5, 2005 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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