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I'm glad I still have the big box of CDs but I'd... 805 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm glad I still have the big box of CDs but I'd hate to have to rip them all again. Since iTunes had (has maybe but not used for a long time) the ability to auto-rip a CD and add it to the library...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:05 AM, in Mac News
This is a disturbing trend. With a home service... 223 Views / 3 Replies  
This is a disturbing trend. With a home service you should be paying for bandwidth not GB per month. I think that should be the same for wireless but that's a different argument. I'm paying them for...
Posted by daqman, on May 15, 2015 at 09:02 AM, in Tech News
"The site suggests that Apple implement a... 199 Views / 1 Replies  
"The site suggests that Apple implement a required..."
How about "implements the OPTION of a required..."? I hope this doesn't lead to another knee-jerk poorly implemented Apple reaction to security...
Posted by daqman, on May 14, 2015 at 05:34 PM, in Tech News
I think the issue is that "we" are, for the most... 1,053 Views / 26 Replies  
I think the issue is that "we" are, for the most part, not power users but longtime Mac users. I bought my first Mac Plus in 1985. There has always been technology turnover as Apple embraced new...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 02:55 PM, in Mac News
https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ still... 512 Views / 10 Replies  
https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ still shows everything green...

I just went to the vending machine here, that accepts ApplePay, and ApplePay seems to be down too!!
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:16 AM, in Tech News
Hmm, my wife and I independently struggled with... 512 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmm, my wife and I independently struggled with this for a fair amount of time this morning. I was trying to update software at work and she was trying to download some new music she'd paid for...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:15 AM, in Tech News
This is probably OK for quite a few people but... 1,419 Views / 33 Replies  
This is probably OK for quite a few people but switching to only one hardwired connection is a very limiting choice. Just a week ago I was setting up a wireless router, the first step, connect a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 9, 2015 at 04:34 PM, in Tech News
Oh great, now I'll have to buy a new car every... 937 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh great, now I'll have to buy a new car every two years because the best features of the late OS won't run on the old one...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:09 PM, in Mac News
Thank you, very nice to know that someone is... 209 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you, very nice to know that someone is monitoring the comments!
Posted by daqman, on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:24 AM, in Tech News
How do you reconcile the following from the first... 209 Views / 5 Replies  
How do you reconcile the following from the first paragraph :

"smartphone apps counting steps were more accurate than those of fitness trackers attached to the waist and wrist."

With this from...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:14 AM, in Tech News
The strange thing about the "new feature" of... 231 Views / 4 Replies  
The strange thing about the "new feature" of having a common password across all devices is that I had thought that is how it already worked! If the 1Password file on my Mac is encrypted with a...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 31, 2015 at 07:50 AM, in Mac News
@And.reg : I thoroughly agree. Along with similar... 1,643 Views / 7 Replies  
@And.reg : I thoroughly agree. Along with similar corporations Sony have their entire inventory of assets in digital form. The same is true with the banking industry, who's assets (apart from a tiny...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 21, 2014 at 04:06 PM, in Tech News
"Generally speaking, if your hardware drove... 176 Views / 1 Replies  
"Generally speaking, if your hardware drove Civilization V, then it can play Civilization: Beyond Earth.'

Generally speaking maybe but I have a Macbook Air that is a year older than my wife's and...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 8, 2014 at 09:47 AM, in Tech News
Beware! Read the system requirements before... 147 Views / 1 Replies  
Beware! Read the system requirements before buying on the App store. This game REQUIRES Yosemite and certain GPUs are not supported. As a Thanksgiving treat my son bought it steam to run on his...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 27, 2014 at 02:21 PM, in Tech News
I've got to agree with mgpalma on this. I had to... 134 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got to agree with mgpalma on this. I had to buy a premium membership with fitbit so that I can export MY data (to have to pay extra for that is pure fraud). The other disturbing trend for me is...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:20 PM, in Tech News
Take a close look at the kid's hands in the... 2,020 Views / 20 Replies  
Take a close look at the kid's hands in the picture. You can see how much force is being used here. He really seems to be putting quite a bit of effort into it. All he's proving is how dumb he is....
Posted by daqman, on Sep 30, 2014 at 08:40 AM, in Mac News
The MyFitnessPal update would be great if it... 190 Views / 1 Replies  
The MyFitnessPal update would be great if it actually worked. Logging a meal causes an immediate update to be sent to HealthKit tagged with the date and time of the update. There is also a periodic...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 27, 2014 at 05:20 PM, in Mac News
Maybe someone can help me out understanding this.... 175 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe someone can help me out understanding this. It's a bug in bash that allows code held in environment variables to be executed. The problem I'm having is that, at least with the example shown, to...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 25, 2014 at 07:52 AM, in Tech News
except for the guy responsible for the bug in iOS... 121 Views / 3 Replies  
except for the guy responsible for the bug in iOS 8.0.1 I assume...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 24, 2014 at 05:34 PM, in Mac News
This knee-jerk change is somewhat welcome but... 141 Views / 2 Replies  
This knee-jerk change is somewhat welcome but annoying in it's implementation, come on Apple get a grip! I wanted to use iCloud this afternoon and couldn't. I'd set up two factor to protect my iTunes...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:10 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot: Maybe a first world problem but... 1,517 Views / 22 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot: Maybe a first world problem but symptomatic of the human condition. People don't like other people "messing with their stuff". This is particularly true of something like music which...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM, in Mac News
I wonder how they count the downloads? If they... 1,517 Views / 22 Replies  
I wonder how they count the downloads? If they are counting all the folks who had "automatically download new purchases" on and had multiple devices that's really a meaningless number.

I, my wife...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:51 AM, in Mac News
Out of the six Apps have not used any of them on... 178 Views / 5 Replies  
Out of the six Apps have not used any of them on an iPhone. On my iPad I've used Pages and Numbers, and on my MacBook all of them. It seems like a waste of their time to preinstall all of them...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM, in Mac News
Well this is indeed odd. I've been using... 131 Views / 1 Replies  
Well this is indeed odd. I've been using TrueCrypt on the Mac for years and do not use Windows. Why the demise of a popular cross platform tool should be tied to the termination of Windows XP is...
Posted by daqman, on May 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM, in Tech News
It's a pity because that's exactly why I bought... 142 Views / 1 Replies  
It's a pity because that's exactly why I bought my Nest alarm in the first place. When my house was built they mounted a smoke alarm on the ceiling just outside the kitchen doorway (open plan so no...
Posted by daqman, on May 22, 2014 at 09:25 AM, in Tech News
Well that explains a thing or tow. I bought Adobe... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
Well that explains a thing or tow. I bought Adobe software yesterday and got a nice email with a download link to a page that has, for the last 24 hours, been unavailable. Of course they charged my...
Posted by daqman, on May 15, 2014 at 07:03 PM, in Mac News
Oh, and how will this work online? If you have to... 1,255 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh, and how will this work online? If you have to type in the card number and the stupid "secret code" that I've now typed into a hundred websites then it doesn't help at all. Maybe someone from a...
Posted by daqman, on May 9, 2014 at 04:05 PM, in Tech News
For years I tried my best to sign my name in the... 1,255 Views / 9 Replies  
For years I tried my best to sign my name in the little box on the screen but it has been such a joke that about a year ago I just gave up and squiggle the pen up and down. Even then nobody bats an...
Posted by daqman, on May 9, 2014 at 03:56 PM, in Tech News
"full functionality (including editing) will... 1,405 Views / 15 Replies  
"full functionality (including editing) will require an Office 365 subscription."

It's just about useless to me then because I'm not taking out an Office 365 subscription just to use this and I...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 27, 2014 at 04:50 PM, in Tech News
"The revamp also allegedly replaces the... 160 Views / 4 Replies  
"The revamp also allegedly replaces the mechanical "clicker" in the trackpad with gesture-only and tap control, rather than any physical "clicks." "

If this is true then my next laptop won't be a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 22, 2014 at 07:56 AM, in Tech News
Litigation happy or what? When my son was about... 189 Views / 4 Replies  
Litigation happy or what? When my son was about eight he developed a rash on his leg with a really unusual pattern. I took him to the paediatrician who was stumped. It turned out that it was a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 20, 2014 at 06:46 PM, in Tech News
So, despite the earlier comment, since I have a... 181 Views / 3 Replies  
So, despite the earlier comment, since I have a Microsoft account I thought I'd give it a try. It looks like OneNote and has behaves as I would expect. It was a bit slow at the start but that seems...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:20 PM, in Mac News
It may be free but it is unusable without a... 181 Views / 3 Replies  
It may be free but it is unusable without a Microsoft account. So there's no offline mode as there is with Evernote. What about writing notes and saving them on the good old fashioned hard drive?...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in Mac News
Darn, I'm feeling old. I worked in the same group... 174 Views / 6 Replies  
Darn, I'm feeling old. I worked in the same group as Tim in the data handling division at CERN in 1998/1998. At the time I was using the CERN RPC library to communicate from VAX-VMS machines to...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM, in Tech News
The whole messaging thing needs a total revamp.... 136 Views / 1 Replies  
The whole messaging thing needs a total revamp. If I have unlimited text messaging in the US and my sister in the UK also has unlimited messaging why should I have to pay to send her a text? I can...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:27 AM, in Tech News
I knew there was a good reason I didn't sign up... 320 Views / 5 Replies  
I knew there was a good reason I didn't sign up for this. At least my iTunes library isn't corrupted by having any Justin Timberlake in there. The thought of coming across these tracks unexpectedly...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM, in Mac News
I bought one of these for use with my iPad Air. I... 250 Views / 1 Replies  
I bought one of these for use with my iPad Air. I like to take handwritten notes and using the end of my finger to write with doesn't cut it so I've been reduced to writing with a regular pen on...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 11, 2013 at 01:52 PM, in Mac News
"made available in digital form before being... 269 Views / 5 Replies  
"made available in digital form before being broadcast"
Well technically they were broadcast back in the 1960's so they are not being released before they were broadcast.
Posted by daqman, on Oct 11, 2013 at 07:45 AM, in Mac News
The picture looks nice but there is an obvious... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
The picture looks nice but there is an obvious flaw. If my desk operated like this the iMac, laptop, telephone, iPhone on it's charger etc would all be dragged onto the floor by the tangle of cables...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 27, 2013 at 08:10 AM, in Tech News
So, this explains why I spent an hour debugging... 234 Views / 1 Replies  
So, this explains why I spent an hour debugging my wife's Macbook Air yesterday evening instead of enjoying the beer I'd just poured. Whatever is wrong with notifying the user when you block...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 11, 2013 at 02:02 PM, in Mac News
I got an email today and deleted it thinking it... 157 Views / 3 Replies  
I got an email today and deleted it thinking it was a scam. The email I got came from an email address that I had never heard of and didn't look legit, and had links that didn't look good either. How...
Posted by daqman, on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:52 PM, in Tech News
"Keep using it, and keep an eye out for a... 1,463 Views / 15 Replies  
"Keep using it, and keep an eye out for a replacement in the meantime."

Well that's the issue really. To replace Bento you have to get the data out of it in a format that can be imported into the...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM, in Mac News
So, describing yourself as a "Security... 726 Views / 7 Replies  
So, describing yourself as a "Security Researcher" absolves you of any responsibility or expectation that you will apply common sense? Sure he found problems but he did it in a way that disrupted a...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM, in Tech News
Oh, and another thing, look at the electronics... 933 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh, and another thing, look at the electronics that are used to implement the demo device. To reduce it to a size that would fit into the same footprint as a functional charger and still fit inside...
Posted by daqman, on Jun 3, 2013 at 02:24 PM, in Tech News
It is the phrase ""All users are affected" that I... 933 Views / 12 Replies  
It is the phrase ""All users are affected" that I take objection to. Many people including myself and others who posted here do not use any charger other than one that they own and bought directly...
Posted by daqman, on Jun 3, 2013 at 02:16 PM, in Tech News
It's "Two Factor" not two step. Depending on... 245 Views / 1 Replies  
It's "Two Factor" not two step. Depending on which method you chose there can be many steps, for example launching google authenticator and copying the code from one device to another. It sounds...
Posted by daqman, on May 31, 2013 at 07:25 AM, in Tech News
I think I'm more impressed by the fact that... 248 Views / 2 Replies  
I think I'm more impressed by the fact that people have credit cards with $600k+ credit limits and use them online!
Posted by daqman, on May 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM, in Tech News
"In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, Mariner... 236 Views / 1 Replies  
"In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, Mariner software is currently offering a 50 percent discount on all non-upgrade, desktop products."

So, if you've been a loyal customer there's no reward...
Posted by daqman, on Apr 25, 2013 at 01:09 PM, in Mac News
Not holding my breath 503 Views / 7 Replies  
The way things are going with Apple nowadays it will only work on an iPhone 5 or 6. I remember fondly the days when OS updates didn't mandate a hardware update. It was OK that some things didn't work...
Posted by daqman, on Apr 3, 2013 at 02:02 PM, in Tech News
About time too 597 Views / 5 Replies  
A Composer's view! Just how long has it taken? I have a couple of times bought the same piece of music by two different artists because I couldn't list my 10,000 title iTunes library by composer....
Posted by daqman, on Feb 19, 2013 at 07:00 PM, in Mac News
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