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On the music front, I'm not sure you're giving... 3,216 Views / 35 Replies  
On the music front, I'm not sure you're giving the ATV2 enough credit - yes it has no local storage, but as you can stream from your iPhone, iPad, or iWhatever that means that your computer doesn't...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 31, 2011 at 08:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Skype are already looking at integrating with... 2,478 Views / 56 Replies  
Skype are already looking at integrating with FaceTime apparently (http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/08/skype-eager-to-work-with-apple-facetime-pretty-much-anyone-else/).

But I think most...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 10, 2010 at 04:56 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Try running the iMac wired - ie. ethernet... 1,829 Views / 4 Replies  
Try running the iMac wired - ie. ethernet connection to the router. Are you still getting a lower speed / poor connections?

If not maybe it is because your iMac is near something which interferes...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:17 AM, in Networking
I have L2TP set up at home, it is pretty simple -... 2,582 Views / 43 Replies  
I have L2TP set up at home, it is pretty simple - I can imagine it might seem complex if you don't know how to do port forwarding on your router (very easy in Airport) - the hardest thing for Mac...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM, in Networking
A real plug'n'play VPN is iVPN... 2,582 Views / 43 Replies  
A real plug'n'play VPN is iVPN (http://macserve.org.uk/projects/ivpn/).

You just install it on the machine which you want to connect to, you don't need any software for the client machines (as...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM, in Networking
I had what I thought was a dead video card on my... 835 Views / 5 Replies  
I had what I thought was a dead video card on my 17inch 1GHZ, but after a brief consult with an Apple Genius (my brother) he suggested checking the RAM.

Lo and behold I removed the Kingston stick...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 17, 2009 at 11:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
.dfont seems to be the new system font in Snow... 3,363 Views / 5 Replies  
.dfont seems to be the new system font in Snow Leopard. I suggest keeping them and deactivating the other conflicting fonts.

Are you having problems with Font Book?

I don't know if I'm...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:36 AM, in Mac OS X
As I understand it you are doing nothing wrong, I... 4,119 Views / 113 Replies  
As I understand it you are doing nothing wrong, I have de-authorised, re-authorised, created many new accounts etc... all attached to a single iTunes account, and always had the few apps I have...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:20 AM, in Applications
Apologies I don't think I was being very clear,... 1,138 Views / 10 Replies  
Apologies I don't think I was being very clear, and I'm still not sure this is the right way, so just bear with me.

I have a PPTP connection which I want to move all non local traffic over, (which...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 25, 2009 at 06:50 AM, in Networking
Thanks for the answers / suggestions - for the... 1,138 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the answers / suggestions - for the record I would love to use opnenVPN, especially for my home network, but I have found it a nightmare to set up (the server part anyway - viscosity is...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 25, 2009 at 05:44 AM, in Networking
How do I control which types of traffic go over vpn? 1,138 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a PPTP VPN which I would like to direct all traffic over (no problem all works fine) - except for some particular types of traffic, in this case usenet - which wont work over the VPN as it's...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 AM, in Networking
Poll: I use it with an ESATA card, never had any... 3,889 Views / 53 Replies  
I use it with an ESATA card, never had any problems, I just bought a generic card, and use it fine with some multi interface drives from Lacie (only USB and ESATA though).

I find it better than...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 15, 2009 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm guessing that O2 will triangulate your 3G... 331 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm guessing that O2 will triangulate your 3G signal, and kneecap you, while you sip your chai mocha latte.

Or failing that they'll accuse you of breaking some sort of TOS rule - I gather it is...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 13, 2008 at 09:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
On the plus side for those still tirelessly... 4,045 Views / 107 Replies  
On the plus side for those still tirelessly lamenting over copy and paste (don't worry, it never gets boring to hear about it); it appears that if WiFi is active, 3G and GPRS is turned off.

Power...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 13, 2008 at 09:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Doesn't happen here either, two e-mail accounts... 4,476 Views / 62 Replies  
Doesn't happen here either, two e-mail accounts and mobileme. Seems like a major problem localised to your vicinty.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Sep 13, 2008 at 09:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I bought silica crystals for my camera equipment... 1,361 Views / 24 Replies  
I bought silica crystals for my camera equipment (Congo - very wet), from a hardware store, it was for putting between double glazing windows (I think) - don't know how well it worked but camera...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Eject problem 13,895 Views / 199 Replies  
If you want to see what is holding up the infernal eject process, then use http://hamsoftengineering.com/products/wkm/wkm.html.

Now all it needs is integrating into the eject process, eg. "Big...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 8, 2008 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
This is really annoying I have to go in and edit... 735 Views / 5 Replies  
This is really annoying I have to go in and edit the target mount path in several applications to deal with this renaming thing. No doubt it is the Applications fault etc... Does anybody have a way...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Also Spotlight doesn't work at all on Airport... 42,200 Views / 363 Replies  
Also Spotlight doesn't work at all on Airport Disks.

It did work in Tiger.

It would seem to be quite important, what with the Time Capsule thing.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
To be honest, the few times I've used XP, I... 13,895 Views / 199 Replies  
To be honest, the few times I've used XP, I haven't worked out how to eject - mostly it is the least of my problems, I just check something on the IE and leave.

I put Vista on Bootcamp though, and...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 23, 2008 at 09:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Something which causes daily annoyance for me,... 13,895 Views / 199 Replies  
Something which causes daily annoyance for me, and not what I would call an advanced feature request, would be a way to actually eject a disk (USB/FW/DVD) when you want to.

As far as I can tell...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 22, 2008 at 08:15 AM, in Mac OS X
24 bit vs 18 bit screen 5,029 Views / 2 Replies  
I've linked to his blog - No, Dave, it’s just you � Blog Archive � How good is your color? (http://www.leppik.net/david/blog/?p=58), not the images directly, because he went to the effort of putting...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on May 24, 2007 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Backing up / Downloading to a network drive problems 400 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm having real trouble backing up to the shared drive (on my Airport Extreme network) - I set up an alias on the laptop, for instance, to a backup folder on the networked drive; it all works fine...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on May 21, 2007 at 08:11 PM, in Mac OS X
NJRonbo you are not alone, this is the most... 561 Views / 12 Replies  
NJRonbo you are not alone, this is the most incredibley annoying bug. Memory leak, possibly I couldn't tell you.

Combined with the equally annoying Quickfind 'feature' whereby when typing and you...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Apr 17, 2007 at 05:56 AM, in Applications
I have an N router with a shared disk, what happens when an Apple TV is added? 555 Views / 1 Replies  
Does it mean that to stream content from the shared disk, it has to go through the laptop then to Apple TV?

Or can it pick content off the shared disk, without needing a computer?
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 22, 2007 at 07:14 AM, in Networking
You can just set the router location to Ireland... 551 Views / 4 Replies  
You can just set the router location to Ireland (or wherever), then access the dual channel, N only setting, (I bought mine here in the UK).

I do this, although I am in England - I expect to be...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Mar 22, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Networking
How do I get Vista to work on my N Extreme 5GHZ... 222 Views / 0 Replies  
With the Airport Disk as well, preferably.

Anybody got this working?
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 28, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in Networking
I've now moved it over to wide band 5GHZ (n... 3,368 Views / 48 Replies  
I've now moved it over to wide band 5GHZ (n only), and get between 4-5MB/s (according to menumeters) when moving a 1GB file to a networked drive - as compared to 11MB/s over 100 MB ethernet.

This...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 24, 2007 at 11:27 AM, in Networking
I'm not that impressed either. I haven't tried it... 3,368 Views / 48 Replies  
I'm not that impressed either. I haven't tried it with the printer yet, but I am using it with a networked drive, which is quite useful. However according to menumeters I'm not getting much over 2.4...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 22, 2007 at 08:37 AM, in Networking
Try just copying to it / playing back from it. If... 313 Views / 2 Replies  
Try just copying to it / playing back from it. If you still have a problem - then I would guess a problem with the drive?

Good luck.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 20, 2007 at 03:40 AM, in Applications
I run Vista (Ult) on my 2.33 C2Duo, in a 30GB... 3,589 Views / 10 Replies  
I run Vista (Ult) on my 2.33 C2Duo, in a 30GB Bootcamp partition - (for about four weeks now).

Personally I find it quite unreliable - often failing to load various things on boot - possibly this...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Feb 15, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I'm running outlook 2003 in Crossover. Seems... 1,185 Views / 34 Replies  
I'm running outlook 2003 in Crossover. Seems viable.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22636
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jan 15, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in Applications
I run Vista Ultimate on my MBP, but it doesn't... 7,813 Views / 71 Replies  
I run Vista Ultimate on my MBP, but it doesn't seem to offer much.

It's got the Media Centre, but I don't find it that useful. Guess I need a tuner to use it with. Anybody know a tuner (express...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jan 8, 2007 at 10:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Connection is fine, I presume it is a corrupt... 461 Views / 2 Replies  
Connection is fine, I presume it is a corrupt preference or something, but I've chucked some of them away and got nowhere, I really don't want to have to trash the bookmarks for obvious reasons.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Nov 27, 2006 at 01:35 PM, in Applications
Safari RSS feed problems, all feeds "no articles" 461 Views / 2 Replies  
This happens quite alot, I have a large number of feeds in Safari, then they all go dead. Claiming there are no articles across them all.

Surely this can't just be my problem?

Thanks for any...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Nov 24, 2006 at 11:15 AM, in Applications
Pixelated blue "marks" on screen... 411 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Rev A 17" powerbook, which has just developed a small cluster of pixelated bright blue lines about a centimetre long on the left hand side of the screen. :confused:

I'm thinking this is...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Nov 23, 2006 at 05:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try posting a request to Usenet. 282 Views / 1 Replies  
Try posting a request to Usenet.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 17, 2006 at 02:27 PM, in Applications
I want there to be a new case, as how else is the... 5,979 Views / 61 Replies  
I want there to be a new case, as how else is the average person in Starbucks meant to know I have a new powerbook, if it looks the same as my old one?
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 12, 2006 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It does work - you just need to fiddle with... 627 Views / 4 Replies  
It does work - you just need to fiddle with preferences, tick the boxes Alt init order and Use Dumb Endpoint in hardware preferences, et voila.

Should have mentioned that before. Sorry.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 12, 2006 at 07:04 AM, in Mac OS X
If you had low moral standards like myself, you... 458 Views / 9 Replies  
If you had low moral standards like myself, you could download one of the larger iPhoto updates and extract the app from the update package.

Of course you would have to be a socially aberrant,...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 10, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Applications
Couldn't make it work either, try Card Export II... 627 Views / 4 Replies  
Couldn't make it work either, try Card Export II from http://www.softick.com/

This works, but unfortunately costs money.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jul 10, 2006 at 10:09 AM, in Mac OS X
I use 4SmartPhone now as well - to be honest even... 602 Views / 7 Replies  
I use 4SmartPhone now as well - to be honest even though you have to use entourage, it is pretty slick.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:45 PM, in Applications
Thank God it's not just me going crazy. ... 366 Views / 4 Replies  
Thank God it's not just me going crazy.

Cheers anyway.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:42 PM, in Applications
Garbage "fgfgdjhfjg" words replacing certain words in Safari... 366 Views / 4 Replies  
This is what I see in Safari when browsing the Rotten Tomatoes RSS page:

76% Cars
Today, 03:05 PM
While the story may not reach the high standards of UPSZ!TUPZ and UIJOLDFECT, viewers of all...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 25, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
I muddled along with Apple trying to get Exchange... 447 Views / 1 Replies  
I muddled along with Apple trying to get Exchange functionality, but really you're going to have to use Entourage.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 15, 2006 at 08:17 AM, in Mac OS X
It's mostly the super poor iCal + Address Book... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
It's mostly the super poor iCal + Address Book support which bothers me.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 8, 2006 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
As I understand it when you put exchange details... 380 Views / 3 Replies  
As I understand it when you put exchange details into Mail it is using OWA.
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 8, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in Applications
Going back to Entourage - what should I know? 475 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been using Mail etc... because of their excellent system integration, but now I have to use Exchange, so I'm going to need to start with Entourage again.

It's been a few years, so I have a...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Jun 2, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in Applications
Interesting, when I had the Razr I found iSync... 602 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting, when I had the Razr I found iSync pretty good with it, except lack of bluetooth support, seemed to deal with all the calendar events pretty well.

Thanks for pointing out the alpha of...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Apr 11, 2006 at 08:18 AM, in Applications
PocketPC Windows Mobile 2005 support 602 Views / 7 Replies  
Why, oh why can nobody help me sync my WM2005 phone with my Powerbook?

Thats all I have to say, my apologies for this pointless whine, but apparently neither of the companies which make sync...
Posted by GENERAL_SMILEY, on Apr 8, 2006 at 10:09 AM, in Applications
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