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You might want to read this before downloading... 182 Views / 4 Replies  
You might want to read this before downloading anything from MacUpdate:

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/mac/2015/11/has-macupdate-fallen-to-the-adware-plague/

Be careful of adware installers that...
Posted by elroth, on Dec 7, 2015 at 04:53 PM, in Mac News
Quit complaining, Sorkin - you wrote a ridiculous... 1,224 Views / 17 Replies  
Quit complaining, Sorkin - you wrote a ridiculous screeenplay, distorting Jobs' life, and people rejected your hatchet job. Too bad - quit crying. It may have worked in The Social Network, before...
Posted by elroth, on Nov 10, 2015 at 01:05 AM, in Mac News
You could also just show the flag, without the... 175 Views / 4 Replies  
You could also just show the flag, without the name (choose "Hide Import Source Name"), which will take up much less space in the menu bar.
Posted by elroth, on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:29 PM, in Mac News
Are you serious? It's right there in both your... 175 Views / 4 Replies  
Are you serious? It's right there in both your photos, at the bottom: a checkbox labelled "Show input menu in menu bar." Just uncheck it, and you can have multiple keyboards, without the icon showing...
Posted by elroth, on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:23 PM, in Mac News
I've had similar POP issues with Yosemite (I went... 259 Views / 4 Replies  
I've had similar POP issues with Yosemite (I went straight from Snow Leopard to Yosemite - SL was fine). Sometimes attachments don't appear in the email that's sent to my inbox, but I can go online...
Posted by elroth, on Oct 12, 2015 at 03:59 PM, in Mac News
I expect that in a year or so, iFixit will... 1,484 Views / 12 Replies  
I expect that in a year or so, iFixit will re-apply for credentials, and Apple will approve it, maybe with some restrictions. Stupid mistake by iFixit.
Posted by elroth, on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:13 PM, in Mac News
How nice of Drake's manager (Future The Prince??)... 234 Views / 3 Replies  
How nice of Drake's manager (Future The Prince??) to let Drake play a charity concert. I guess he didn't want it cutting in to Drake's sales, though. I guess there's only so much charity oneperson...
Posted by elroth, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:22 PM, in Mac News
From OU's official website: "6 Ways Apple... 245 Views / 4 Replies  
From OU's official website:

"6 Ways Apple Pay Totally Pays Off for OU Students"
Posted by elroth, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:11 PM, in Mac News
Sorry, but the University of Oklahoma refers to... 245 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry, but the University of Oklahoma refers to itself as OU, not UO - check their own website for confirmation. Everyone knows (or should know) UO is the University of Oregon.
Posted by elroth, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:10 PM, in Mac News
Corporatioins should always be allowed to... 433 Views / 6 Replies  
Corporatioins should always be allowed to regulate themselves. How else are they going to maximize profits, if they can't screw the consumers, deny everything, and mount a big PR campaign of lies?
Posted by elroth, on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:08 AM, in Mac News
Tim Cook was running the supply chain, and his... 353 Views / 5 Replies  
Tim Cook was running the supply chain, and his expertise with that is one of the wo main reasons Apple became so successful - you have to buy the right components at the right price, get them to the...
Posted by elroth, on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:29 PM, in Mac News
Even when Steve Jobs was still in charge, these... 1,406 Views / 16 Replies  
Even when Steve Jobs was still in charge, these kind of things started happening with Apple software: non-intuitive, non-fun, less functional changes.

But now it's gone to a level of incompetence...
Posted by elroth, on Aug 3, 2015 at 08:16 PM, in Mac News
'cos ? What kind of a word is that? 237 Views / 3 Replies  
'cos ? What kind of a word is that?
Posted by elroth, on Aug 3, 2015 at 08:03 PM, in Mac News
The reason IDC and Gartner "unusually agreed" on... 485 Views / 6 Replies  
The reason IDC and Gartner "unusually agreed" on the number of Macs sold in the year-ago quarter, is because after Apple announced their sales for that quarter, the two companies changed their...
Posted by elroth, on Jul 11, 2015 at 01:14 AM, in Mac News
Who actually thinks it's a good idea to send... 360 Views / 5 Replies  
Who actually thinks it's a good idea to send control of your home to some for-profit company over the internet?
Posted by elroth, on Apr 21, 2015 at 01:06 PM, in Tech News
The keyboard shortcut was control-command-d. I'm... 254 Views / 4 Replies  
The keyboard shortcut was control-command-d. I'm not sure if it's used for another function in Yosemite (I don't remember), but I have it set up to look up words.

You can set up whatever shortcut...
Posted by elroth, on Apr 21, 2015 at 01:03 PM, in Mac News
I wouldn't. But that's just me, I guess. ... 284 Views / 3 Replies  
I wouldn't. But that's just me, I guess.

It's never wrong to point out hypocrisy. If AT&T gets the rule overturned in court, do you think they will go back and re-do this judgment in their favor?...
Posted by elroth, on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:31 AM, in Tech News
Wow, what an elitist we have above - total lack... 345 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow, what an elitist we have above - total lack of understanding. You can disagree with someone without being so ignorant.
Posted by elroth, on Mar 10, 2015 at 08:52 PM, in Mac News
And if I can't get rid of the ribbon, and put all... 2,550 Views / 13 Replies  
And if I can't get rid of the ribbon, and put all the tools that I need on the toolbars, then MS can go rot.
Posted by elroth, on Mar 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM, in Mac News
Office 365 is REQUIRED? If that's the case, I... 2,550 Views / 13 Replies  
Office 365 is REQUIRED? If that's the case, I won't even bother looking at this. Absolutely no way, ever.
Posted by elroth, on Mar 6, 2015 at 11:56 PM, in Mac News
Inkling, you act like this is the only picture... 966 Views / 11 Replies  
Inkling, you act like this is the only picture anyone will ever see of the Apple Watch. Calm down - there will be plenty of different ways Apple will market it, showing many different possibilities...
Posted by elroth, on Feb 19, 2015 at 01:23 AM, in Mac News
A123 should have made a deal with Apple not to... 426 Views / 4 Replies  
A123 should have made a deal with Apple not to poach each other's employees. Oh, wait...
Posted by elroth, on Feb 19, 2015 at 01:19 AM, in Tech News
I don't get what's so hard about it. The list... 223 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't get what's so hard about it. The list shows everyone's name and email address. Delete any person you don't want to be there. Yes, you can delete one at a time.

It can be a problem if...
Posted by elroth, on Feb 16, 2015 at 06:43 PM, in Mac News
How nice - another Committee spends taxpayer... 988 Views / 12 Replies  
How nice - another Committee spends taxpayer money in an investigation, just so they can empower Internet companies to take even more money from us.
Posted by elroth, on Feb 8, 2015 at 01:22 AM, in Tech News
Tabs on top? Good luck and good-bye. 225 Views / 1 Replies  
Tabs on top? Good luck and good-bye.
Posted by elroth, on Feb 3, 2015 at 05:28 PM, in Tech News
NewerTech has been making these batteries for... 259 Views / 2 Replies  
NewerTech has been making these batteries for years - is this an advertisement for them? I bought one (through OWC) six months ago for my 2010 MacBook Pro. They've "begun selling" them - really?
Posted by elroth, on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:23 AM, in Mac News
This is so depressing, but business as usual.... 211 Views / 1 Replies  
This is so depressing, but business as usual. Kate Brown seemed like one of the good ones. Why she needs Comcast's money so much as to become their shill is beyond me, in such a Democratic state.
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Posted by elroth, on Jan 28, 2015 at 01:27 PM, in Tech News
This can only help China in its hacking of Apple... 184 Views / 3 Replies  
This can only help China in its hacking of Apple hardware.
Posted by elroth, on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM, in Tech News
Chester Chipperfield? I'd hire him just because... 322 Views / 3 Replies  
Chester Chipperfield? I'd hire him just because of his name.
Posted by elroth, on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:07 PM, in Tech News
Imagine that - In Europe, governments make... 1,266 Views / 16 Replies  
Imagine that - In Europe, governments make sensible regulations, companies willingly follow them (and make money doing it), and citizens benefit all around.

How Un-American.
Posted by elroth, on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:43 PM, in Tech News
I stay at Marriott Towne Place Suites all the... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
I stay at Marriott Towne Place Suites all the time, and I get free Wi-Fi no problem. Is it only higher-end Marriotts that charge?
Posted by elroth, on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:25 PM, in Tech News
That would be "paper-aircraft-grade-aluminum" -... 1,706 Views / 10 Replies  
That would be "paper-aircraft-grade-aluminum" - with a deluxe model made of balsa wood.
Posted by elroth, on Dec 31, 2014 at 01:00 PM, in Tech News
Burpethead - since most of the rouge... 261 Views / 4 Replies  
Burpethead - since most of the rouge manufacturers are in France, this doesn't seem so serious.
Posted by elroth, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM, in Mac News
It sounds like Xiaomi has started copying Google... 293 Views / 2 Replies  
It sounds like Xiaomi has started copying Google as much as Apple.
Posted by elroth, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:52 PM, in Tech News
I can understand wanting to retain the workers... 972 Views / 8 Replies  
I can understand wanting to retain the workers who actually do the work, and giving them some incentives to stay. However, the executives who drove the company in to the ground (and cashed out their...
Posted by elroth, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM, in Tech News
Just what we need - another... 1,611 Views / 18 Replies  
Just what we need - another $5-for-consumers-who-weren't-harmed, $20-million-for-scam-lawyers lawsuit.
Posted by elroth, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:37 PM, in Tech News
I agree with your conclusion - seeing this movie... 2,280 Views / 15 Replies  
I agree with your conclusion - seeing this movie is NOT patriotic (it's idiotic), but I disagree with a lot of your diatribe against Sony's actions.

It's a trite movie, and it's ridiculous that...
Posted by elroth, on Dec 26, 2014 at 08:20 PM, in Tech News
Uber doesn't require commercial insurance, and... 216 Views / 3 Replies  
Uber doesn't require commercial insurance, and has failed to do background checks of drivers - the driver in India who raped a passenger had a false address on file with Uber. Uber executives have...
Posted by elroth, on Dec 10, 2014 at 07:13 PM, in Tech News
Uber worked with the local suburban governments... 254 Views / 5 Replies  
Uber worked with the local suburban governments around the city of Portland, and pretended to negotiate with Portland officials, but decided it didn't like Portland's laws, so it just started up...
Posted by elroth, on Dec 8, 2014 at 06:24 AM, in Tech News
I think this could lead to a reasonable system... 262 Views / 3 Replies  
I think this could lead to a reasonable system (though I wouldn't count on it). If there's enough evidence to get a warrant, and the courts are strict enough about that evidence, then it's not...
Posted by elroth, on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM, in Tech News
The judge has no say in what suits are filed.... 476 Views / 2 Replies  
The judge has no say in what suits are filed. It's up to the Department of Justice to go after Amazon.
Posted by elroth, on Nov 23, 2014 at 05:31 PM, in Tech News
I'm sure there will ba a lot of fictional parts... 178 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm sure there will ba a lot of fictional parts to the film, given Sorkin's history. He takes bare bones facts, and then puts an entire story around them, making up things as he goes. Just look at...
Posted by elroth, on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM, in Mac News
besson: what do you consider personal... 687 Views / 6 Replies  
besson: what do you consider personal information? MCX will keep track of everything you buy, and where you buy it. It will also keep your debit card and bank acount numbers on file. Seems pretty...
Posted by elroth, on Nov 5, 2014 at 05:12 PM, in Tech News
What is wrong with a great quality, 2D screen? 3D... 192 Views / 4 Replies  
What is wrong with a great quality, 2D screen? 3D is a gimmick and I'm totally uninterested.
Posted by elroth, on Nov 5, 2014 at 04:58 PM, in Tech News
This sounds a lot like the issues with the... 444 Views / 3 Replies  
This sounds a lot like the issues with the mid-2010 MacBook Pros, which I believe were the first ones with automatic graphics switching. Disabling the switching didn't really work - the GPUs were...
Posted by elroth, on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM, in Mac News
Just going from what's written in the article,... 167 Views / 1 Replies  
Just going from what's written in the article, these heaphones are going to sound awful. they should be really comfortable, though.
Posted by elroth, on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:21 PM, in Tech News
I guess I'm not as paranoid as you, 99. I have no... 184 Views / 2 Replies  
I guess I'm not as paranoid as you, 99. I have no doubt the judge is looking at the facts and trying to rule on the law (unlike Judge Cote). These cases are very seldom black-and-white.
Posted by elroth, on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:43 PM, in Tech News
I like the design of the tops of the buildings -... 216 Views / 1 Replies  
I like the design of the tops of the buildings - it looks like a message to aliens directing them to the main campus (spaceship) building.
Posted by elroth, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:12 AM, in Mac News
At least Verizon tells you up front that they... 855 Views / 10 Replies  
At least Verizon tells you up front that they don't care what you want. AT&T tries to hide it.
Posted by elroth, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:08 AM, in Tech News
boomer127, didn't the 2012 mini have a 7200 rpm... 1,441 Views / 14 Replies  
boomer127, didn't the 2012 mini have a 7200 rpm hard drive, instead of the 5400 rpm one in the new mini?
Posted by elroth, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:06 AM, in Tech News
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