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Great, glad to hear it! 234 Views / 3 Replies  
Great, glad to hear it!
Posted by dn15, on Nov 10, 2012 at 09:42 AM, in Networking
One possibility that comes to mind is that it's... 234 Views / 3 Replies  
One possibility that comes to mind is that it's still in your list of Preferred Networks, but with different settings, so your computer is initially trying to join it un-encrypted and failing to do...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 9, 2012 at 02:47 PM, in Networking
Also consider that they don't necessarily have to... 1,516 Views / 37 Replies  
Also consider that they don't necessarily have to drop supported systems every single time. Hypothetically they could update the OS every year but only change system requirements every two years....
Posted by dn15, on Feb 19, 2012 at 09:22 PM, in macOS
Poll: In my opinion they won't do it. The iPhone... 1,846 Views / 38 Replies  
In my opinion they won't do it.

The iPhone or iPod touch is an ideal size for carrying in your pocket and can easily be held in one hand and touched anywhere on the screen with your thumb.

On...
Posted by dn15, on Feb 19, 2012 at 09:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yep, at home I do casual browsing and email on my... 4,029 Views / 80 Replies  
Yep, at home I do casual browsing and email on my iPad, and when I do stuff that demands a real computer (primarily Aperture) I use my Mac mini with a 24" display. Since getting an iPad I hardly...
Posted by dn15, on Feb 19, 2012 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: 18 normally! A few more if we have guests. I... 2,095 Views / 63 Replies  
18 normally! A few more if we have guests.

I bought a house a little over a year ago and one of the first things I did was run gigabit to each bedroom and the living room. It all connects to a...
Posted by dn15, on Feb 19, 2012 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just purchased BeejiveIM for my iPhone (a 16GB... 1,203 Views / 18 Replies  
I just purchased BeejiveIM for my iPhone (a 16GB 3G running the 3.0 update) and am very happy with it. Push is working great for AIM and Google chats so far. (Those are the only services I've had an...
Posted by dn15, on Jun 28, 2009 at 08:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Not the case with IMAP... 5,536 Views / 188 Replies  
Not the case with IMAP...
Posted by dn15, on May 3, 2009 at 01:47 PM, in Applications
Poll: Thanks to IMAP I am able to bounce between Mail,... 5,536 Views / 188 Replies  
Thanks to IMAP I am able to bounce between Mail, Thunderbird 3 betas, and the Gmail web interface. There are things I like about all of them, but things that bug me about all of them.

I am giving...
Posted by dn15, on May 1, 2009 at 02:40 PM, in Applications
Poll: Mine is the same or better. I purchased my... 1,866 Views / 32 Replies  
Mine is the same or better.

I purchased my iPhone 3G just a month or two after they were released last year, and had lots of service problems. It improved at a pretty rapid pace, and has been...
Posted by dn15, on May 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use a Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW (24") with my... 713 Views / 13 Replies  
I use a Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW (24") with my MacBook and I love it. If it's out of your range they have a pro-ish 20" as well. The quality on their nicer models matches Apple's displays, but they...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 10, 2008 at 05:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
To the couple users who have pics with a Dell... 475,172 Views / 1,355 Replies  
To the couple users who have pics with a Dell display rotated 90 degrees -- do you normally use your computers that way or did you do it just for the picture? If you do normally use it that way, what...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 9, 2008 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
I do think a lot of browser speed debate is the... 1,352 Views / 23 Replies  
I do think a lot of browser speed debate is the result of placebo and wishful thinking. Benchmarks are flawed and favor one engine or another depending on what and how they test. Every browser had a...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 9, 2008 at 12:39 AM, in Applications
I haven't used the new iCab much but I can't... 1,352 Views / 23 Replies  
I haven't used the new iCab much but I can't imagine it's that different from Safari because it uses the same engine now.
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:56 PM, in Applications
OK, that's what I thought you were talking about.... 686 Views / 16 Replies  
OK, that's what I thought you were talking about. But for the sake of clarity, need to ensure that we were not both talking about the same thing and getting ourselves really confused. :)
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 07:38 PM, in Networking
In this configuration, the AirPort base is just a... 686 Views / 16 Replies  
In this configuration, the AirPort base is just a client to your existing network to share the printer and speakers. It is not extending the network unless you have explicitly enabled and configured...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 05:19 PM, in Networking
I take it that you are not talking about WDS then... 686 Views / 16 Replies  
I take it that you are not talking about WDS then -- because the different devices must be on the same channel for that to work. If they're on different channels then they can't talk to each other...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 04:05 PM, in Networking
The important point is whether your router... 686 Views / 16 Replies  
The important point is whether your router supports WDS. This is the technology that the AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme use for extending networks.
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:18 AM, in Networking
I use both Safari and Camino. (Camino has the... 1,352 Views / 23 Replies  
I use both Safari and Camino. (Camino has the same engine as Firefox but feels much more native.) However, if you are interested in the numerous extensions available for Firefox those will not work...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:13 AM, in Applications
You might be experiencing this problem: Apple -... 390 Views / 2 Replies  
You might be experiencing this problem: Apple - Support - iBook - Expanded Logic Board Repair Extension Program - FAQ (http://www.apple.com/au/support/ibook/faq/)
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the prior sentiments stressing the... 806 Views / 17 Replies  
I agree with the prior sentiments stressing the importance of the lens. I own a Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT.) In retrospect I should have ordered the body only rather than kit. I didn't know any...
Posted by dn15, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a Pantonue "Huey Pro" and have been very... 830 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a Pantonue "Huey Pro" and have been very happy with the results.
Posted by dn15, on Jan 5, 2008 at 09:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another possibility is that it's legit, but... 876 Views / 19 Replies  
Another possibility is that it's legit, but someone with an address very similar to yours was screwing up and couldn't log in and requested the reset, not realizing they had the wrong address. I get...
Posted by dn15, on Dec 24, 2007 at 10:30 PM, in Applications
There's probably something wrong with your... 397 Views / 2 Replies  
There's probably something wrong with your Thunderbird profile. Could you post a screenshot that illustrates just what is happening?
Posted by dn15, on Dec 24, 2007 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're welcome! 1,934 Views / 12 Replies  
You're welcome!
Posted by dn15, on Dec 1, 2007 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, there is. Go to System Preferences, then... 1,934 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, there is. Go to System Preferences, then Displays, and click the Arrangement tab. This is where you position the displays relative to one other, so that the computer treats them in a way that is...
Posted by dn15, on Dec 1, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Turn off mirroring. When it's on the Cinema... 1,934 Views / 12 Replies  
Turn off mirroring. When it's on the Cinema Display shows the same thing as your MacBook. But since the MacBook's screen is much smaller it just takes the same image and blows it up.
Posted by dn15, on Dec 1, 2007 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just want to add to the above comments. 1.5GB... 1,291 Views / 4 Replies  
I just want to add to the above comments. 1.5GB is fine but RAM is so cheap you should just get 2GB. It will probably cost you $60 for 2x1GB instead of about $30 for 1x1GB.
Posted by dn15, on Nov 17, 2007 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Failing hard disks often exhibit symptoms... 2,574 Views / 8 Replies  
Failing hard disks often exhibit symptoms intermittently. If it used to say SMART status was failing, then it is going to die. It's just a matter of whether it finally happens in a few weeks or in a...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 17, 2007 at 02:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, whether you do it in Disk Utility or through... 2,574 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, whether you do it in Disk Utility or through some Terminal command, the only way to securely erase your data is to write over it at least once. This will happen only as fast as your hard disk...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 17, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
To expand on this, it depends on what you're... 808 Views / 6 Replies  
To expand on this, it depends on what you're doing. The Mac mini absolutely will not be better for 3D games, or for anything with heavy hard disk access. In fact for those things it would be a marked...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 17, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd say no. If this PowerBook is your primary... 2,121 Views / 18 Replies  
I'd say no. If this PowerBook is your primary computer, you won't want to worry about hacking the system and then breaking it with a system update. If it's not your primary computer, then it's not...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 12, 2007 at 12:10 AM, in macOS
Sounds like you might as well just use VNC if... 692 Views / 8 Replies  
Sounds like you might as well just use VNC if this is what you want. Many modern Linux distributions that have GNOME or KDE will include a "Share my desktop" icon or something similarly obvious which...
Posted by dn15, on Nov 12, 2007 at 12:02 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: I have not lived anyplace that had a landline for... 2,800 Views / 87 Replies  
I have not lived anyplace that had a landline for the last 2.5 years.



If the caller wants to read into why I did not answer and feel offended, so be it. That's their problem, and I am not...
Posted by dn15, on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even the hard drive that ships in the eMac is... 660 Views / 5 Replies  
Even the hard drive that ships in the eMac is thinner than average, and installing a new one involves applying a little extra "oomph" to force everything back in place. There is definitely no way...
Posted by dn15, on Sep 22, 2007 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think you can, because Address Book does... 531 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't think you can, because Address Book does not let you choose Skype as an account type when entering someone's IM name. The main point of the address book integration (I think) is to allow you...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 29, 2007 at 09:58 PM, in Applications
I think I did it in the past with a similar... 11,848 Views / 8 Replies  
I think I did it in the past with a similar program. But of course port forwarding must be set appropriately, and it only works on Ethernet, not AirPort.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 29, 2007 at 09:55 PM, in Networking
Either of these apps appears to do what you wish:... 11,848 Views / 8 Replies  
Either of these apps appears to do what you wish:
WakeOnLan 0.89 - MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15779/wakeonlan)
WakeOnMac 1.0 - MacUpdate...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 24, 2007 at 09:09 PM, in Networking
All of them? Maybe that's the problem. You should... 772 Views / 5 Replies  
All of them? Maybe that's the problem. You should only set the port to forward to a specific IP once. Otherwise aren't you defeating the purpose of port forwarding, as it won't know which of those...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 24, 2007 at 09:07 PM, in Networking
I used to run an iMac DV (400 MHz; first iMac to... 1,335 Views / 16 Replies  
I used to run an iMac DV (400 MHz; first iMac to include DVD) and it played them perfectly fine. I see no reason yours shouldn't be just fine, too.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 21, 2007 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
No other choice I know of. ADB was Mac-specific... 543 Views / 1 Replies  
No other choice I know of. ADB was Mac-specific and the only way to use one on a PC is with just such an adapter.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 20, 2007 at 02:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: I am on my second battery now. However, strictly... 1,443 Views / 23 Replies  
I am on my second battery now. However, strictly speaking my first one did not die. It just had a shortened lifespan so I got it replaced while my first year of warranty is still in effect.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 19, 2007 at 03:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I currently own a MacBook (original Core Duo,... 1,871 Views / 44 Replies  
I currently own a MacBook (original Core Duo, 2GHz SuperDrive model) and absolutely love it. That said, my previous Mac was a PowerBook G4 12" 1.33GHz. While the MacBook is leaps and bounds faster on...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 19, 2007 at 03:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like a great choice! I was going to say go... 3,775 Views / 47 Replies  
Sounds like a great choice! I was going to say go ahead with the mini, too. I use an original MacBook (virtually same specs as the mini you ordered, but original Core Duo rather than Core 2 Duo.) I...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 19, 2007 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
In case it wasn't clear, the antenna is built... 800 Views / 5 Replies  
In case it wasn't clear, the antenna is built into the case. Look around and make sure it's actually connected.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:30 AM, in Networking
Thanks to the LPD server built into CUPS, you can... 420 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks to the LPD server built into CUPS, you can share an OS X printer to OS 9 systems but not the other way around: Mac OS X: Sharing a printer with Mac OS 9 computers...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:10 AM, in macOS
In terms of being future proof the mini may be... 762 Views / 10 Replies  
In terms of being future proof the mini may be better -- but for what you want to do a G5 might be better. It has a "real" video card, and is able to hold much more RAM.
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 01:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I just want to throw in a comment from an... 4,861 Views / 29 Replies  
I just want to throw in a comment from an observer's perspective (not having participated in this discussion yet):
I think a compromise of opinions has to be found here. The topic of glossy screens...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Now, more than ever before, it's a terrible... 1,218 Views / 10 Replies  
Now, more than ever before, it's a terrible burden to own a brand new iMac. But we all have our demons. :rolleyes:
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Indeed. I use a 24" LCD and nothing beats a huge... 3,588 Views / 40 Replies  
Indeed. I use a 24" LCD and nothing beats a huge display. As long the rest of your system is "good enough", having a huge display and maxing out your RAM are the two best things you can do for a...
Posted by dn15, on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
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