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iPhoto alternative with Events? 563 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all,

One of the features I most miss in Photos is the sorting of pictures into Events.

In iPhoto, this allows you to see thousands of photos at a glance with each event telling a story. It...
Posted by willed, on Feb 22, 2016 at 08:40 PM, in Applications
Yeah, hopefully it will improve with time. ... 2,855 Views / 27 Replies  
Yeah, hopefully it will improve with time.

I wouldn't mind so much if you could rename the Collections to say what was actually happening in those pics - funnily enough, I have a lot of things...
Posted by willed, on Apr 12, 2015 at 04:10 PM, in Applications
My 2¢: Photos is an organisational... 2,855 Views / 27 Replies  
My 2¢:

Photos is an organisational nightmare.

Roll-over preview and Events in iPhoto enabled me to sort 36,000 photos into individual narratives which were quickly and easily accessible.
...
Posted by willed, on Apr 12, 2015 at 02:58 PM, in Applications
Thanks Steve, that's exactly what I needed -... 468 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Steve, that's exactly what I needed - these were unchecked for some reason, meaning I switched back to the app but not the Space all its windows were in.

Well that's that rant over then! ;)
Posted by willed, on Jan 26, 2015 at 05:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Spaces: am I doing it wrong or is it just this annoying? 468 Views / 2 Replies  
So I've just upgraded to a Retina iMac with Yosemite, but Spaces and its conflation with Full Screen/the maximise button is doing my head in.

I like having apps full screen, but when I go to check...
Posted by willed, on Jan 26, 2015 at 02:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the helpful suggestions guys. ... 1,002 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the helpful suggestions guys.

I'll try turning off face detection. To be honest, since Facebook tagging became so popular, it's become a bit pointless anyway and I don't keep it up to...
Posted by willed, on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:17 AM, in Applications
Upgraded to Retina iMac but iPhoto still slow. Why? 1,002 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey all,

As new versions of iPhoto have come and gone, they've got gradually slower for me. I assumed this was because a) I was gaining more photos, and b) my 2008 MacBook Pro was not getting any...
Posted by willed, on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:48 PM, in Applications
How to use Apps from abroad? 1,206 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm a Brit living in France and am finally getting an iPhone this weekend. One thing I was wondering was, is it possible to use apps from 2 different countries on the same phone?

I've got accounts...
Posted by willed, on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM, in iPhone Apps
What's bad about it? I find it convenient, and... 363 Views / 4 Replies  
What's bad about it? I find it convenient, and it's good that Apple doesn't have a complete choke-hold on the mobile internet via the App Store.
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 06:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Tell me more..." 2,764 Views / 6 Replies  
"Tell me more..."
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone remember Eliza, Siri's grandma? 2,764 Views / 6 Replies  
I was looking at the collection of funny Siri responses on Siriously Weird (http://siriouslyweird.tumblr.com) and saw this:

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt3kzqMkWj1r4etyqo1_500.jpg
...
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does iPhoto '11 still lack fullscreen? 449 Views / 2 Replies  
...or has this been addressed in an update? The fact that you can't view and edit photos fullcreen was a dealbreaker for me, but I was hoping they'd fix it with a .1 version. Is it safe to upgrade...
Posted by willed, on Oct 15, 2011 at 03:06 PM, in Applications
Running 2 sites on 1 MobileMe account from iWeb? 448 Views / 1 Replies  
Sorry, should have googled first - I thought it was a pretty obscure problem, but it turns out not.
e.g. http://newmacuser.com/multiple-domains-with-mobileme/
...
Posted by willed, on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:45 AM, in Applications
Yeah I doubt the 1G Touch plays 720p... I just... 1,550 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah I doubt the 1G Touch plays 720p... I just wish Apple wasn't so vague about it all. Videos quite happily appear in iTunes, and nothing implies that they won't work on your device, except for the...
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 02:12 PM, in Applications
Thanks for all the advice guys. As it turns... 1,550 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for all the advice guys.

As it turns out, Handbrake High Profile is pretty much the same settings as I've been using (and doesn't work either on my iTouch 1G). I'm going to assume (hope)...
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
Yeah, that would be great - gmail address in... 767 Views / 44 Replies  
Yeah, that would be great - gmail address in original post.

Thanks!
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Google+ invites? 767 Views / 44 Replies  
Did a quick search, couldn't see any request threads... If anyone has a spare, could you send it to [removed] ? Thanks in advance!
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 05:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Best video format across all Apple software/devices? 1,550 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm currently getting rid of a load of video rushes that are taking up hundreds of gigs, and am exporting the final edits to a more efficient format.

So far I've used .mp4, H.264 at 720p (or...
Posted by willed, on Jul 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
Nothing comes up in the console. 1,463 Views / 12 Replies  
Nothing comes up in the console.
Posted by willed, on May 12, 2011 at 03:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Pretty similar, if not exactly the same: ... 1,463 Views / 12 Replies  
Pretty similar, if not exactly the same:

wills-macbook-pro:Extensions wedwards$ ls -lAd *fs.kext
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 1 Aug 2009 autofs.kext
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 1 Aug ...
Posted by willed, on May 12, 2011 at 07:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey, thanks for all the responses. ... 1,463 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey, thanks for all the responses.

ibook_steve - I reset the PRAM and SMC but to no effect sadly...

P - I'm afraid I've never had to use the Terminal before, so your instructions are a little...
Posted by willed, on May 11, 2011 at 05:43 AM, in Mac OS X
MBP reads video DVDs, but not data DVDs. Any idea why? 1,463 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm upgrading the hard drive in my MBP and will need to reinstall the OS from a DVD, but I've found that neither Snow Leopard or the install DVDs that came with my Mac are read by the drive....
Posted by willed, on May 10, 2011 at 08:08 AM, in Mac OS X
How to reinstall OS X without a working DVD drive? 1,463 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm upgrading the hard drive in my MacBook Pro, but I've just found the DVD drive no longer seems to work with data DVDs. (Movies work fine... No idea why - bonus points if you can answer that too)....
Posted by willed, on May 10, 2011 at 08:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Anyone use an Android phone with a Mac? Do they play well together? 1,072 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey all,

I'm upgrading my phone this summer, and while I'm going to see what Apple comes out with, I'm seriously considering getting an Android handset, for a number of reasons which can be...
Posted by willed, on Feb 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can't delete trash... 520 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm trying to delete the application FrostWire. Whenever I do, I'm told

"The operation can’t be completed because the item “xyz” is in use

where "xyz" is various parts of the package contents,...
Posted by willed, on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Not sure there's much of a call for that sort of... 2,466 Views / 8 Replies  
Not sure there's much of a call for that sort of software, if it's even possible.

While an old Mac can keep going forever, there comes a time when you have to accept that new functionality is not...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, a two year-old threat that's still going.... 12,996 Views / 82 Replies  
Wow, a two year-old threat that's still going. You guys are nothing if not persistent!

But ultimately, it's pretty clear that unless you're doing BD authoring professionally (with the software...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cool - thanks guys. Turns out I had Handbrake... 2,133 Views / 5 Replies  
Cool - thanks guys. Turns out I had Handbrake anyway, but hadn't tried it as I had some problem with it when I last used it to transcode videos for iPod Touch. Turns out it works fine for AppleTV...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:22 AM, in Applications
Best video format converter software for Apple TV? 2,133 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey,

Just decided to get a new Apple TV instead of a new DVD/BD player (one of no-doubt many people to be suckered in by the new lower price point). All's good, but I'd like to convert my existing...
Posted by willed, on Nov 3, 2010 at 02:08 PM, in Applications
A bit more explanation: In iPhoto '09, you... 5,455 Views / 6 Replies  
A bit more explanation:

In iPhoto '09, you did get bars at the top and bottom of the screen when you went into full screen editing mode. At the top was a bar showing the photostream, at the bottom...
Posted by willed, on Oct 23, 2010 at 05:31 AM, in Applications
iPhoto '11 irony - can no longer view photos full screen?? 5,455 Views / 6 Replies  
I can't believe this - with one of the most touted features of iPhoto '11 being its fullscreen beauty, I can no longer view my photos fullscreen unless I make a tedious slideshow. Am I missing...
Posted by willed, on Oct 22, 2010 at 07:36 PM, in Applications
Can I get a Chrome-style combined address/search bar in Safari? 1,888 Views / 0 Replies  
Can it be done? I like Safari in many respects, but I've got so used to the convenience of typing in whatever it is I want into the top window that I'm sticking with Chrome for now. Is there a way to...
Posted by willed, on Aug 3, 2010 at 07:18 AM, in Applications
Excellent answer - thanks! 656 Views / 2 Replies  
Excellent answer - thanks!
Posted by willed, on Jul 3, 2010 at 06:06 AM, in Applications
Final Cut Express rendering question 656 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm editing together a load of short video clips I took on holiday with my Canon IXUS 100IS - a compact point-and-shoot that records video in 720p at 30fps. However, FCE4 always needs to render when...
Posted by willed, on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:51 AM, in Applications
Still can't search from the main address bar...... 3,698 Views / 94 Replies  
Still can't search from the main address bar... I've got so used to that in Chrome that it's now a deal-breaker. Why can't they implement it in Safari?
Posted by willed, on Jun 7, 2010 at 09:19 PM, in Applications
I like it - would you PM me if it doesn't allow... 1,404 Views / 6 Replies  
I like it - would you PM me if it doesn't allow you to post details here?

Cheers,

Will
Posted by willed, on May 16, 2010 at 06:26 PM, in Hardware Hacking
As you may have seen, Steve Jobs has weighed in... 1,659 Views / 47 Replies  
As you may have seen, Steve Jobs has weighed in (http://gawker.com/5539717/) on some of the points raised in this thread, in particular the App Store morality police. Apparently it's to give us all...
Posted by willed, on May 16, 2010 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All good points, and I know Apple is a company... 1,659 Views / 47 Replies  
All good points, and I know Apple is a company out to make cash. It's just that their marketing at least led people to believe that originally this was a secondary consideration.

Maybe...
Posted by willed, on May 13, 2010 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Macintosh: the computer for the rest of us." Not any more? 1,659 Views / 47 Replies  
Hey all.

I haven't posted here in a while but I thought this was an interesting discussion for the MacNN community.

Reading the blogs today, I noticed this story...
Posted by willed, on May 13, 2010 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, Just thought I'd update for the sake of... 852 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey,

Just thought I'd update for the sake of those who find this thread in future searches on the subject.

The result was a good news outcome. I'm typing this on my good-as-new MBP, with a...
Posted by willed, on Mar 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's great news, thanks guys. Here's hoping it... 852 Views / 9 Replies  
That's great news, thanks guys. Here's hoping it all works out...

Cheers,

Will
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's just what I thought Chris, but I took it... 852 Views / 9 Replies  
That's just what I thought Chris, but I took it into a Genius Bar, the 'genius' ran a test on it using a special NVidia USB key, and announced that the problem was with the logic board, (repair cost:...
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 08:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How to get this MBP working? 852 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello,

The screen and video-out have failed on my MBP due to a logic board problem. However, the machine itself still works - Mail launches on startup and 'pings' when I get new mail; iTunes...
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Photoshop help 388 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey all,

Bit of a random one, but then this is the Lounge.

I'd like to use this picture in a photo book but it's got a load of horizontal lines across it - shortly after taking this the camera...
Posted by willed, on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How to copy iPhoto pics WITH their metadata? 741 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

I scanned a load of old family pics onto my Dad's iMac G5, running iPhoto 6, and spent a while working out who everyone was, where the photos were taken etc.

Now I want to copy some of...
Posted by willed, on Nov 9, 2009 at 12:15 PM, in Applications
Why does Mail take so long to make 'new mail' sound? 2,091 Views / 18 Replies  
OK, so between war, disease and famine this isn't the biggest problem facing the world today, but...

is it really beyond the power of modern computing to have a sound play when I get new mail? For...
Posted by willed, on Oct 7, 2009 at 06:09 AM, in Applications
How best to clean install 10.6 and keep my stuff? 1,365 Views / 2 Replies  
I've had 8-10 hard resets in the 48 hours since I installed Snow Leopard and want to start afresh but be able to keep my home folder and apps. I have a Time Machine backup.

I'm wondering, is it...
Posted by willed, on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks guys, must have been a corrupted file.... 1,298 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks guys, must have been a corrupted file. Preview isn't one of the apps you can reinstall separately from the Leopard disk but luckily someone on another forum had put a copy on his iDisk.

...
Posted by willed, on Jul 7, 2009 at 07:48 AM, in Applications
Preview.app doesn't launch 1,298 Views / 4 Replies  
Preview, quite a core piece of OSX, has stopped working on my machine. Quickview and Adobe Reader still work, so it's not a wider problem with PDFs. Below are the top few lines of the auto-generated...
Posted by willed, on Jul 6, 2009 at 05:18 AM, in Applications
Time Machine permissions problems 393 Views / 1 Replies  
Long story short:
Both my MBP internal HD and my external Time Machine partition disk for some reason died at the same time. I had to buy Disk Warrior to salvage my TM drive.

Now when I restore...
Posted by willed, on Jun 4, 2009 at 04:38 PM, in Applications
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