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Maybe it's just the word 'happy'. 1,018 Views / 10 Replies  
Maybe it's just the word 'happy'.
Posted by philm, on Oct 26, 2011 at 06:48 PM, in Mac OS X
That presentation seems to get rave reviews on... 3,036 Views / 2 Replies  
That presentation seems to get rave reviews on Youtube, but to me it's a nightmare. Zillions of slides flashing up for a fraction of a second each. It just seems like an exercise in...
Posted by philm, on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:39 AM, in Applications
Thanks all. I'm going to look at those options. ... 1,353 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks all. I'm going to look at those options. And yes, we are essentially supposed to work out our own back-up solutions where I work...
Posted by philm, on Apr 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Encryption and Time Machine 1,353 Views / 11 Replies  
At work, I'm going to be required to encrypt the drive on my MacBook Pro. I'm concerned that this will affect my carefully honed backup routine. I use Time Machine to a local hard drive and also...
Posted by philm, on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Papers is great. The Desktop application is... 1,605 Views / 27 Replies  
Papers is great. The Desktop application is maybe the best designed on the Mac (for me). Version 2 is just out and it's proved a bit controversial as they have added lots of new features and...
Posted by philm, on Apr 9, 2011 at 03:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm an old skool (2010) multiple pages guy. ... 1,605 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm an old skool (2010) multiple pages guy.

http://homepage.mac.com/philmor/general/home1.PNG

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Posted by philm, on Apr 9, 2011 at 08:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
On a related note, this student managed to chase... 3,851 Views / 10 Replies  
On a related note, this student managed to chase down someone who stole his iPhone with some help from a mate and Find My iPhone.

Student tracks down iPhone thief using GPS tracking technology |...
Posted by philm, on Apr 5, 2011 at 02:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I tried it when it was first launched, thought it... 1,768 Views / 34 Replies  
I tried it when it was first launched, thought it was great, and never really used it again. Just doesn't fall into my workflow.
Posted by philm, on Apr 3, 2011 at 01:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe just get Dropbox, host the files, and... 824 Views / 9 Replies  
Maybe just get Dropbox, host the files, and e-mail them the link.
Posted by philm, on Mar 28, 2011 at 06:32 PM, in Applications
Maybe consider my home county, Northumberland. ... 879 Views / 15 Replies  
Maybe consider my home county, Northumberland. Over 70 castles and beautiful countryside.

http://www.richyroth.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bamburgh-castle.jpg
Posted by philm, on Mar 28, 2011 at 06:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is precisely my experience too, albeit for... 4,747 Views / 9 Replies  
This is precisely my experience too, albeit for Excel rather than Word. My fave version of Excel is 2004. 2008 was horrible and 2011 is a bit better. I have a few spreadsheets now which exceed the...
Posted by philm, on Feb 7, 2011 at 02:43 PM, in Applications
Am I missing something here? Why not just hide... 1,139 Views / 28 Replies  
Am I missing something here? Why not just hide the dock to achieve what you want to do?
Posted by philm, on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM, in Mac OS X
I would remove the security on your home router... 5,367 Views / 2 Replies  
I would remove the security on your home router first, and see if you can connect. Assuming this works you will then know it's something related to the security. You can then play around with the...
Posted by philm, on Oct 10, 2010 at 02:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The very lovely Nine Inch Nails.... 6,616 Views / 167 Replies  
The very lovely Nine Inch Nails. (http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/2008/09/nin_show?currentPage=all)
Posted by philm, on Sep 23, 2010 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://db.tt/OS2KFGp 6,616 Views / 167 Replies  
http://db.tt/OS2KFGp
Posted by philm, on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://db.tt/ZLeMrEO 6,616 Views / 167 Replies  
http://db.tt/ZLeMrEO
Posted by philm, on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The calculator app which ships with the iPhone... 618 Views / 5 Replies  
The calculator app which ships with the iPhone has similar functionality when you rotate the phone...unless I am missing something.
Posted by philm, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM, in iPhone Apps
Ah yes, I paid for Flip4Mac at some point, to... 848 Views / 7 Replies  
Ah yes, I paid for Flip4Mac at some point, to allow for full QT conversion (not just the first 30 seconds or however it is crippled in demo mode). Sorry for forgetting that detail.
Posted by philm, on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:58 AM, in Applications
My suggestion would be to export to .WMV with... 848 Views / 7 Replies  
My suggestion would be to export to .WMV with Quicktime Pro 7. Getting QT7 onto Snow Leopard is potentially tricky, but I mentioned a way of doing this very easily...
Posted by philm, on Aug 28, 2010 at 07:09 AM, in Applications
Everything's bottoms with you people, isn't it? ... 641 Views / 4 Replies  
Everything's bottoms with you people, isn't it? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0578595/quotes)
Posted by philm, on Aug 17, 2010 at 05:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There's an easier way to get QT7 into a Snow... 438 Views / 2 Replies  
There's an easier way to get QT7 into a Snow Leopard Mac - I just figured this out the other day myself. If you try and open a .qtz file on Snow Leopard, the OS jumps onto the Internet and downloads...
Posted by philm, on Aug 15, 2010 at 02:54 PM, in Applications
Well, they need to use some sort of process,... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, they need to use some sort of process, surely. I looked around at this two months ago, and I went with Backblaze (http://www.backblaze.com/) as it seemed the most Mac-like of the online...
Posted by philm, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM, in Applications
I recall that I did this once and it worked... ... 972 Views / 4 Replies  
I recall that I did this once and it worked... On the iPhone, in Settings, go into 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars'. Select your MobileMe account from the list. Calendars (and maybe other options)...
Posted by philm, on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've had this from time to time when I've needed... 972 Views / 4 Replies  
I've had this from time to time when I've needed to wipe my phone or whatever. The step I find most helpful (which is kind-of obvious) is to log into MobileMe to see if your iCal is syncing...
Posted by philm, on Jun 19, 2010 at 09:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I believe that all information within individual... 386 Views / 1 Replies  
I believe that all information within individual calendars is synced. Of course, you can each have multiple calendars and only sync the calendars of interest whilst ignoring the calendars do you...
Posted by philm, on Jun 9, 2010 at 05:49 AM, in Applications
Sticky: That makes me feel gramatically dirty, however. 13,388 Views / 57 Replies  
That makes me feel gramatically dirty, however.
Posted by philm, on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I found this review (http://tinyurl.com/39eh3hp) ... 766 Views / 10 Replies  
I found this review (http://tinyurl.com/39eh3hp) which is pretty good.
Posted by philm, on Jun 3, 2010 at 09:12 AM, in Applications
I'm giving Backblaze (http://www.backblaze.com/)... 766 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm giving Backblaze (http://www.backblaze.com/) a go. I love Dropbox and use it regularly, but I don't think it's really a Backup tool, although I can see how it would be used for that.
Posted by philm, on Jun 2, 2010 at 03:23 PM, in Applications
I'm happy to spend the $5 a month or whatever... 766 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm happy to spend the $5 a month or whatever that these sites seem to charge. I have no issue with that. It's good to learn that you have found Mozy to be good. Various reviews seem to have people...
Posted by philm, on Jun 1, 2010 at 05:15 PM, in Applications
Online backup options 766 Views / 10 Replies  
After a recent hard drive disaster, I'm looking at the various online options for backup: Mozy, Carbonite, Backblaze et al. Lots of web searching seems to suggest that none of these is an outright...
Posted by philm, on Jun 1, 2010 at 01:12 PM, in Applications
Malcolm McLaren dies, 64 356 Views / 2 Replies  
The former manager of the Sex Pistols, and the generally weird-but-interesting-with-wacky-hair bloke died yesterday (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm). I think the whole punk thing of...
Posted by philm, on Apr 9, 2010 at 04:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
File sharing for worldwide collaboration (with credit system) 467 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm involved with a worldwide educational initiative whereby I'm aware that lots of people have images and videos which they would make generally available to others in the field if there were...
Posted by philm, on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This web site... 1,814 Views / 23 Replies  
This web site (http://www.measuringworth.com/ppoweruk/) seems to do what you need.

£1 in 1510 is worth £485.32 now (well, 2008 in fact) based on the retail price index and £4,929.35 based on...
Posted by philm, on Feb 11, 2010 at 06:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Intimidating? He seemed a bit edgy and out of... 1,431 Views / 30 Replies  
Intimidating? He seemed a bit edgy and out of his comfort zone to me. Better on the big stage, where he is fantastic.
Posted by philm, on Jan 30, 2010 at 05:33 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Two queries from me: 1. Can you make a... 2,404 Views / 144 Replies  
Two queries from me:

1. Can you make a phone call with it?
2. A cable to hook up to a projector was mentioned. Any idea on this? VGA or digital?
Posted by philm, on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Watching/following the Wednesday launch(es) 832 Views / 21 Replies  
I assume there is no webcast of Wednesday's big launch(es). What recommendations do you have for following proceedings?

Endgadget is covering it at this URL...
Posted by philm, on Jan 26, 2010 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That does seem like good news. There is... 1,072 Views / 9 Replies  
That does seem like good news. There is something perverse about not being able to easily read the iPhone forum on my iPhone.

I know that some forums actively dissuade easy mobile access as (of...
Posted by philm, on Jan 12, 2010 at 03:52 PM, in iPhone Apps
Well, on behalf of us all, I shelled out the... 1,072 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, on behalf of us all, I shelled out the £1.79 to find out that this does not seem to work with the MacNN forums.

http://homepage.mac.com/philmor/general/forumsapp.jpg
Posted by philm, on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:18 AM, in iPhone Apps
I use both these apps on my Mac and iPhone. Are... 1,395 Views / 13 Replies  
I use both these apps on my Mac and iPhone. Are you implying they can work together in some way? They are two separate, standalone apps, right?
Posted by philm, on Jan 5, 2010 at 07:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This app is only available on the US store it... 1,183 Views / 11 Replies  
This app is only available on the US store it seems. I read that the app uploads your Address Book to its servers in order to improve its accuracy although there might be some confidentiality...
Posted by philm, on Dec 31, 2009 at 06:20 PM, in iPhone Apps
I love this one... 783 Views / 9 Replies  
I love this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqY7b4JpJMw).
Posted by philm, on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My understanding is that Pivot Tables on the Mac... 829 Views / 7 Replies  
My understanding is that Pivot Tables on the Mac version of Excel are essentially the same as Windows. Windows does offer Pivot Charts which the Mac version does not. Personally I stuck with Excel...
Posted by philm, on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
You can convert into CSV with this site: ... 797 Views / 3 Replies  
You can convert into CSV with this site:

Online vCard Converter (http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/)
Posted by philm, on Dec 3, 2009 at 08:09 AM, in Applications
The easiest way is via a .Me account, although... 451 Views / 2 Replies  
The easiest way is via a .Me account, although this will cost you money if you don't already have an account. You can also do this via Google Calendar with iCal as a front end, if you don't wish to...
Posted by philm, on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM, in Applications
Any thoughts on which of these books is the best... 1,377 Views / 10 Replies  
Any thoughts on which of these books is the best now that you are up and running? I have a simple idea for an app for in-house use. Just a database which I would like to interrogate from different...
Posted by philm, on Oct 12, 2009 at 08:31 AM, in iPhone Apps
I'd like to give it a shot. 1,186 Views / 9 Replies  
I'd like to give it a shot.
Posted by philm, on Oct 8, 2009 at 09:45 AM, in iPhone Apps
Ah ha. Very helpful. Thanks. The Dropbox FAQ... 1,744 Views / 20 Replies  
Ah ha. Very helpful. Thanks. The Dropbox FAQ doesn't really mention this (although I see that this is described under 'Favorites'):

Why don't files sync automatically to my iPhone?
The...
Posted by philm, on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:57 AM, in iPhone Apps
I love Dropbox, but it's not correct to describe... 1,744 Views / 20 Replies  
I love Dropbox, but it's not correct to describe it as syncing files to your iPhone. If you have a file in your Dropbox 'cloud', it does not sync to your iPhone. You can easily access it from your...
Posted by philm, on Oct 6, 2009 at 06:32 AM, in iPhone Apps
Google Wave 1,868 Views / 55 Replies  
As with all these new-fangled Internet ideas, I'm intrigued with Google Wave (http://wave.google.com) and what it has to offer. As far as I can tell, it opens in about 90 minutes to people who are...
Posted by philm, on Sep 30, 2009 at 09:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let's hope we see a bit of downward pressure on... 1,466 Views / 7 Replies  
Let's hope we see a bit of downward pressure on contract deals now. I pay the O2 £35 tariff - I recently signed my son up to a VIrgin Mobile deal which for £19 per month gives you unlimited SMS and...
Posted by philm, on Sep 28, 2009 at 05:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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