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Inkling's premise is off for me. If I need to... 723 Views / 11 Replies  
Inkling's premise is off for me. If I need to have a 24/7 computer I don't understand why the person who is afraid of screen noise and depends on his iMac for his day to day currency wouldn't have...
Posted by fritzair, on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM, in Mac News
hh nails it and the comments jpellino is so true.... 1,212 Views / 23 Replies  
hh nails it and the comments jpellino is so true. Trouble is since Steve left us my Mac breaks once a week, the iCloud folks don't understand that one person may have a desktop mac, a laptop, an...
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 16, 2015 at 05:07 PM, in Mac News
Need Mac Excel 1.0 374 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a number of files I created using the original version of Mac excel and am wondering if anyone knows how I could open them with modern software? I have tried everything from MS but I keep...
Posted by fritzair, on Oct 16, 2015 at 04:36 PM, in Applications
Newer Mac will always be faster 2,819 Views / 25 Replies  
The 2011 i7 is what I am using and you might be able to find one in great shape second hand. I added a SSD after removing the DVD and the machine is very fast compared to the HD only configuration. I...
Posted by fritzair, on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
More ammunition! 1,342 Views / 6 Replies  
MacNN | Intel CEO pours cold water on possible Apple chip deal (http://legacy.macnn.com/articles/13/04/18/intel.will.not.fabricate.apple.arm.based.chip.designs/)

This story touches on the issues I...
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A7 chip: is Apple the locomotive on this train? 1,342 Views / 6 Replies  
I remember when Apple was using the PPC back in the day. Jobs was dissatisfied when IBM, Motorola slowed development on the chips, the cycles became too long. Intel's cycles were much quicker and the...
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 10, 2013 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Speed up the 24" iMac 2,585 Views / 76 Replies  
I loved my 24" iMac but it had an issue and the Apple store replaced it with a brand new 27". If you are really dissatisfied I would try bringing it in to the Apple store.
If you would like to do...
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 19, 2013 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Safari 6.0.2 update changes search engine to Yahoo--ugh! 211 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone else have this happen? Is Apple that pissed at Google?

Mike
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 15, 2012 at 08:51 AM, in Applications
The little dings are a sign that you should drop... 721 Views / 41 Replies  
The little dings are a sign that you should drop the Apple phone, and go to Windows or Android. You will do well in the role of finding the tiniest of marks and how because you are a journalist you...
Posted by fritzair, on Oct 9, 2012 at 08:40 AM, in Tech News
I am not at my machine right now so I can't lead... 445 Views / 8 Replies  
I am not at my machine right now so I can't lead you through the step by step.
Best thing you could do is go to the Apple store after you make an appointment, it is a hassle but they can help you....
Posted by fritzair, on Aug 24, 2012 at 08:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Will Lion address this? 4,092 Views / 9 Replies  
Your point is very timely. Moving my old MacBook to a SSD has resulted in much quicker boots and more battery life. Has made the older machine very current for most non video based tasks. How great...
Posted by fritzair, on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:55 PM, in Mac OS X
I have the 2.8 Extreme with 4 gigs of RAM. Like I... 5,497 Views / 26 Replies  
I have the 2.8 Extreme with 4 gigs of RAM. Like I said it is so slow its virtually unusable. I allocated 2 gigs the last time I tried to use it, crossover is also very slow. Crossover on my MacBook...
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Fusion 5,497 Views / 26 Replies  
I have Fusion on my 24" iMac and am pretty dissatisfied. The speed is really slow. Fans have posted references to some game play, I can hardly play Vista solitaire!!
I'd rather use BootCamp and...
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:35 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I love Firefly too. 855 Views / 17 Replies  
You should check the compression. Are you sure your water pump is okay and your thermostat is opening? BUt the drivability problems sound like head gasket. If you are leaking water into a cylinder it...
Posted by fritzair, on May 14, 2007 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe you were justified. The price will be... 6,503 Views / 76 Replies  
I believe you were justified. The price will be the same, the HD larger, the Video better and it may boot with OSX.5. To upgrade would cost a lot more and you would have the lesser machine now and in...
Posted by fritzair, on Dec 30, 2006 at 11:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Graphics? What about disk access? 26,950 Views / 55 Replies  
This is crazy but it isn't the graphics card in a Mac which will make the difference. It is the RAM and the HD. This makes a difference in real world speed. Get as much RAM as you can afford and if...
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 23, 2006 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
You state you have had problems with VLC, but it... 1,492 Views / 14 Replies  
You state you have had problems with VLC, but it may be the clip you downloaded.
Try another download, either P2P or torrent and try again. VLC can run anything and does it cleanly.
Posted by fritzair, on Sep 13, 2006 at 03:23 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Slow web access 612 Views / 4 Replies  
I have Three Macs and a PC on a wired network at home. The PC has instant access to web pages, but the Macs take forever to load a page. This changed when I switched to a wired versus wireless...
Posted by fritzair, on Jul 7, 2006 at 04:29 PM, in Networking
Why 8 drives? 1,464 Views / 21 Replies  
I have used a 0 RAID setup for a couple of years in a G4, and have added one to a G5 recently.
I would hook to RAID 0 inside the box, and back up with USB or firewire daily. If you can afford a...
Posted by fritzair, on Dec 28, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think "the Emperor has new clothes" It... 8,095 Views / 239 Replies  
I think "the Emperor has new clothes"

It sucks. Go back to the old format.
Can't read this font.
It sucks. Go back to the old format.
Can't read this font.
It sucks. Go back to the old...
Posted by fritzair, on Dec 6, 2005 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you turn on file sharing on all machines?... 382 Views / 1 Replies  
Did you turn on file sharing on all machines? Including windows file sharing.
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 29, 2005 at 05:58 PM, in Networking
I'm looking for the same solution, wife wants... 659 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm looking for the same solution, wife wants access to photos and music on her laptop. I have been thinking about this http://www.simpletech.com/estore/?page=body_simpleshare&keyword_search=STI-NAS...
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 29, 2005 at 05:55 PM, in Networking
I would disagree with Trevor somewhat. My... 519 Views / 2 Replies  
I would disagree with Trevor somewhat.
My experience may be different, (G4) but I had much faster read and write with a 0 stripe RAID. It was not twice as fast, but much faster than the single...
Posted by fritzair, on Nov 29, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in Networking
Music execs show their greed, again. 474 Views / 3 Replies  
As reported in MacNN today, two music companies have withheld support of the Australian and Japan iTunes site, hoping to, according to the article, change the price structure. Where, before iTunes,...
Posted by fritzair, on Sep 8, 2005 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why can't I view MacNN at work on a PC with IE? 480 Views / 9 Replies  
See above?
Posted by fritzair, on Aug 4, 2005 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fine if all you want is a browser and old slow... 5,608 Views / 90 Replies  
Fine if all you want is a browser and old slow software.
Compare anyones G3 to a G4 now double that, and along with new technology, you'll be drooling for an Intapple.


Later,
Fritz
Posted by fritzair, on Jun 6, 2005 at 10:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
What a statement. With Xbox on the IBM side... 2,793 Views / 8 Replies  
What a statement.
With Xbox on the IBM side today, how long before Windows or a Windows Server uses IBM chips?
How can you say never.
Jobs said never to IBM and Intel.

Later.

Fritz
Posted by fritzair, on Jun 6, 2005 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Never been right 18,527 Views / 586 Replies  
No one will know anything till tomorrow.
Good luck with the longgg wait.
Imagine the server load at 10am during Jobs speech.
Will the new Apple run Windows?
Posted by fritzair, on Jun 6, 2005 at 01:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Imagine..... Jobs making more money. Apple... 18,527 Views / 586 Replies  
Imagine.....
Jobs making more money.
Apple running Intel.
$$$$$
Makes sense.
Posted by fritzair, on Jun 5, 2005 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Audiobooks on iPod Shuffle 10,426 Views / 87 Replies  
Thanks Jack.
Will try Audible.com website for more info..

Mike
Posted by fritzair, on Jan 26, 2005 at 12:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Can you listen to books? Wondering if anyone has... 10,426 Views / 87 Replies  
Can you listen to books? Wondering if anyone has tried this? What happens when you pause for a long period of time- will it return to the same spot? Or do you start at the beginning and fast forward?...
Posted by fritzair, on Jan 22, 2005 at 12:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Bumper Sticker 436 Views / 6 Replies  
Any thoughts on the bumper sticker, "Lick Bush and his Dick"?
Posted by fritzair, on Oct 2, 2004 at 08:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bought this card some time ago and found it had... 3,517 Views / 57 Replies  
Bought this card some time ago and found it had the "Deep Sleep"issue. Please report back and let me know if this is not the case for your machine.

Thanks,
Mike
Posted by fritzair, on Aug 23, 2004 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Quality of sound is horrible. Direct connection... 1,154 Views / 30 Replies  
Quality of sound is horrible. Direct connection is much better. AUX in rather then tape. Some head units have a 1/8 jack on the bezel.
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 23, 2004 at 08:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If possible, unplug "power" from external than... 392 Views / 3 Replies  
If possible, unplug "power" from external than replug. Drive should spin up and mount. Or at least be seen by Disk copy.

Mike
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 23, 2004 at 08:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
At menu, game freezes. Cursor lost. B&W with... 4,513 Views / 85 Replies  
At menu, game freezes. Cursor lost.

B&W with G4 550 upgrade, stock video card, 640 Ram
:( :( :( :(
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 10, 2004 at 11:52 AM, in Gaming
Why can't we have the 17 cent rate and make the... 783 Views / 11 Replies  
Why can't we have the 17 cent rate and make the mass mailers pay the 37 cents. Pays for my having to have the recycler come over to the house.
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 8, 2004 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just checked the ID tags of my most recent mp3's.... 699 Views / 7 Replies  
Just checked the ID tags of my most recent mp3's. I did not see anything out of the ordinary in any file. I have been getting these strange bounces back from comcast saying my email has a virus...
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 8, 2004 at 08:24 PM, in Applications
How? Does gas cost less for the bulk mail? 783 Views / 11 Replies  
How?

Does gas cost less for the bulk mail?
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 7, 2004 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
37 cent stamp 783 Views / 11 Replies  
Why do I have to pay 37 cents to mail a bill, but I get junk mail by the pound delivered @17 cents?
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 7, 2004 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Judgment 826 Views / 17 Replies  
Judgment
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 7, 2004 at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sen. BigMouth 826 Views / 17 Replies  
As I was sitting in front of my Mac surfing the web I noticed this:


Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday called the situation in Iraq "one of the greatest failures of...
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 7, 2004 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Macintouch's "New" web page 617 Views / 5 Replies  
Check out macintouch (http://macintouch.com).
Posted by fritzair, on Apr 1, 2004 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What, all I need is faster user switching and... 5,135 Views / 56 Replies  
What, all I need is faster user switching and expose?????

If you can afford the $129.00, buy a bigger monitor.

Tell the other users to get off your machine, now that's faster user switching!
...
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 29, 2004 at 01:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Western Dig. Ext. FW HD refuses to work with Panther 326 Views / 0 Replies  
I have tried everything.
I can't format the drive in Panther, but it works great in Jag.
I have tried to update the firmware but it won't. (java app) I use this drive as a back up source.

Any...
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 18, 2004 at 07:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try connecting to the internet. 872 Views / 8 Replies  
Try connecting to the internet.
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 17, 2004 at 12:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe 10.4 will work with my 911 FW HD? 2,440 Views / 22 Replies  
Maybe 10.4 will work with my 911 FW HD?
Posted by fritzair, on Mar 17, 2004 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
If you think "minor" is a FW drive which can't be... 11,401 Views / 71 Replies  
If you think "minor" is a FW drive which can't be used as a back up drive because it loses data, and wouldn't work with Retrospect, than you are correct. What would you call Panther if you couldn't...
Posted by fritzair, on Feb 24, 2004 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Same here. 911, 80 gig WD will no longer work. I... 1,281 Views / 18 Replies  
Same here. 911, 80 gig WD will no longer work. I can format it as a DOS disk but will get all sorts of errors if I try HFS+. Last night I cooked a IBM micro drive after downloading some images from...
Posted by fritzair, on Feb 19, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Well said! 701 Views / 16 Replies  
Well said!
Posted by fritzair, on Feb 12, 2004 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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