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You are coming to the same conclusion as I came... 626 Views / 5 Replies  
You are coming to the same conclusion as I came to unfortunately.
I'm sort of looking for a version that's cross platform (I'm using Windows machines more lately ...) I liked iPhoto, I liked...
Posted by driven, on Nov 2, 2016 at 03:24 AM, in Applications
Alternatives to Photos? 626 Views / 5 Replies  
Any suggestions for an alternative to Photos? (Even if it's on the Windows platform?)

Seems there aren't a lot of non-destructive photo library/editors left. (Picasa is gone).

Ideally I...
Posted by driven, on Oct 29, 2016 at 12:59 PM, in Applications
+1 for mentioning the G4 Cube. Still have mine. ... 497 Views / 9 Replies  
+1 for mentioning the G4 Cube. Still have mine. Still love it.
Posted by driven, on Jul 28, 2016 at 07:14 AM, in Mac News
I have so many messages on here that are part of... 6,344 Views / 74 Replies  
I have so many messages on here that are part of my history. (Including the kind thread from years back about my mom passing, then recovering, then finally passing.) I can't believe how long this...
Posted by driven, on Jul 26, 2016 at 07:26 AM, in Mac News
@CoffeeTime John Chen has saved multiple... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
@CoffeeTime John Chen has saved multiple companies from disaster. Most recently Sybase (subsequently sold at a big profit to SAP). Chen was on the same board as Steve Jobs at Disney. He knows what...
Posted by driven, on Apr 2, 2016 at 03:34 AM, in Mac News
I found this today. I just started dorking with... 645 Views / 7 Replies  
I found this today. I just started dorking with it.
It looks interesting: (It even has an iOS app)

https://airtable.com
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
Bento would have been perfect for you if they... 645 Views / 7 Replies  
Bento would have been perfect for you if they didn't kill it off.

Personally, I like the relational model. That's fine. It's just A) There's no MS Access for the Mac. B) SQL server is a great...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 03:30 PM, in Applications
I noticed over the weekend that Photos now allows... 632 Views / 1 Replies  
I noticed over the weekend that Photos now allows you to tag locations again. That's really helpful.
I've thought about switching to Lightroom, but frankly, haven't had the time to dork with it...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 03:11 PM, in Applications
I personally went with Office 365. I get up to 5... 586 Views / 6 Replies  
I personally went with Office 365. I get up to 5 copies of full blown Office Professional (which is useful when you have one kid in high school and another in college). Up to 5 users get 1TB of...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 03:09 PM, in Applications
Yeah, I knew it did SQL server for a long time,... 645 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah, I knew it did SQL server for a long time, it's mostly the web-protocols that are new now.

When you say the web is taking over this space, that's fine. But what does one use to develop the...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 03:07 PM, in Applications
Personal databases 645 Views / 7 Replies  
I just ran across an old thread from 2013 that I can no longer just reply to. It seems that now (in 2016) the "Personal database" field is even more dire than it was in 2013.

On Windows, MS...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 03:03 AM, in Applications
Poll: My company makes it a requirement for me to have... 593 Views / 10 Replies  
My company makes it a requirement for me to have it on my (i7 Quad) MBP. I personally don't think it's necessary for most users with common-sense (I don't have it on my personal iMac).

However:...
Posted by driven, on Mar 4, 2016 at 02:49 AM, in Applications
The iMac is a family computer. (and my personal... 3,916 Views / 37 Replies  
The iMac is a family computer. (and my personal use computer). But when I have to work in my home office, it's nice to plug the corporate MBP into it. Was REALLY trying not to get yet another...
Posted by driven, on Feb 26, 2016 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
I really like the new iMacs. But one use-case it... 3,916 Views / 37 Replies  
I really like the new iMacs. But one use-case it does not support is something I do *ALL THE TIME* on my current (non-retina) 27" iMac. I use it as an external display for my work MBP. It makes an...
Posted by driven, on Feb 25, 2016 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the feedback. I've temporarily added... 458 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback. I've temporarily added extra space, but I don't want to keep paying that. I'm leaning on local storage as well, even if it's a bit inconvenient for syncing with the mobile...
Posted by driven, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:52 PM, in Applications
Photos & iCloud 458 Views / 3 Replies  
So, I started using Apple Photos. I've been using the iCloud sync. I'm paying $2.99 / mo for 200GB.

HOWEVER: It's now full. So I have two choices:

1) Significant increase my cost to...
Posted by driven, on Dec 14, 2015 at 07:32 PM, in Applications
The 27" version is a beast!!! 212 Views / 1 Replies  
The 27" version is a beast!!!
Posted by driven, on Oct 14, 2015 at 04:13 PM, in Mac News
@panjandrum I've read your post 3 times now and... 1,116 Views / 10 Replies  
@panjandrum I've read your post 3 times now and (with all due respect) I have NO idea what you are talking about. I'm curious however. Could you please elaborate?
Posted by driven, on Sep 16, 2015 at 08:55 AM, in Mac News
I mean ... how else are you going to control... 1,174 Views / 11 Replies  
I mean ... how else are you going to control anything if not with the remote?
Posted by driven, on Sep 16, 2015 at 02:53 AM, in Mac News
I bought an iMac for my kids circa 1999. I... 1,189 Views / 16 Replies  
I bought an iMac for my kids circa 1999. I bought it used. Something was wrong with the sound board. CompUSA was unable to fix it. I finally had to call Apple. Apple called CompUSA who already...
Posted by driven, on Aug 26, 2015 at 01:35 PM, in Mac News
To be fair, the Note line used to be very good. ... 245 Views / 5 Replies  
To be fair, the Note line used to be very good. I have an iPhone 6 Plus as my work phone (love it) and a Note 4 as my personal phone. The Note 4 has 3GB RAM, an SD Card (I currently have a total of...
Posted by driven, on Aug 22, 2015 at 06:37 AM, in Mac News
Outlook 2016 tasks? 751 Views / 0 Replies  
Has anyone had issues with Tasks on Outlook 2016?

After installing and pointing to my Exchange server (Office 365), the task list is empty. Even when I add a new task, it's still empty.
...
Posted by driven, on Aug 17, 2015 at 03:07 PM, in Applications
Good tip. I'll try it. 324 Views / 3 Replies  
Good tip. I'll try it.
Posted by driven, on Aug 8, 2015 at 04:00 AM, in Mac News
I absolutely HATE this. It's horrible to compare... 220 Views / 3 Replies  
I absolutely HATE this. It's horrible to compare prices between various mobile devices. It's convoluted.
Posted by driven, on Aug 8, 2015 at 03:58 AM, in Mac News
I still love evernote, but I've been a paid... 360 Views / 3 Replies  
I still love evernote, but I've been a paid subscriber since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. As for the comments the previous poster wrote about it being a proprietary solution, it would take me all of...
Posted by driven, on Aug 6, 2015 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
I've had far better customer service with... 276 Views / 4 Replies  
I've had far better customer service with T-Mobile than I have with any of the other carriers. (They've gone way out of their way to assist me with any issue I've ever had!) Even better, I'm saving...
Posted by driven, on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:21 AM, in Mac News
Yeah, the subscription includes a 1TB OneDrive... 3,338 Views / 22 Replies  
Yeah, the subscription includes a 1TB OneDrive subscription, as well as *FIVE* copies of desktop word. If you are using multiple copies, it actually is cheaper over 3 years to go with the...
Posted by driven, on Jul 20, 2015 at 01:26 AM, in Mac News
Oh, one more thing: The outlook.com app for iOS... 3,338 Views / 22 Replies  
Oh, one more thing: The outlook.com app for iOS (and Android) weren't written by Microsoft. They were written by a company called Acompli that Microsoft acquired last December.

That particular...
Posted by driven, on Jul 17, 2015 at 01:23 PM, in Mac News
The author has a bit of a bias here, but to his... 3,338 Views / 22 Replies  
The author has a bit of a bias here, but to his credit, he says so right up front.

Of all the versions of Office that have come prior, this one is the closest that I've seen to the Windows...
Posted by driven, on Jul 17, 2015 at 01:13 PM, in Mac News
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember A... 2,537 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow .....
Posted by driven, on Jul 16, 2015 at 03:15 AM, in Mac News
Very nice. Almost an Apple-like focus on the... 279 Views / 1 Replies  
Very nice. Almost an Apple-like focus on the customer. Treat your customer's right, and success will usually follow.
Posted by driven, on Jun 25, 2015 at 05:35 PM, in Tech News
Might have considered DropCam before the Google... 301 Views / 1 Replies  
Might have considered DropCam before the Google acquisition.
Posted by driven, on Jun 25, 2015 at 09:43 AM, in Tech News
I'm in agreement on Apple Mail, and I agree about... 474 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm in agreement on Apple Mail, and I agree about GMail. I got myself entrenched with GMail for years, and only recently pulled myself out of it (just recently deleting my account). I got tired of...
Posted by driven, on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:44 AM, in Mac News
Not a bad product, reasonable price. (Esp... 836 Views / 5 Replies  
Not a bad product, reasonable price. (Esp considering that a bloody USB-C cable from Apple is $80!)

This moves a potential MacBook purchase idea for me from "No, better not" to "Yeah, maybe".
Posted by driven, on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM, in Tech News
Want thin with expansion ports and a somewhat... 2,446 Views / 16 Replies  
Want thin with expansion ports and a somewhat faster processor? Macbook Air.
Want thin with a retina display? Macbook

Want both? SOL for now. (I'd love an 11" Air with Retina)
Posted by driven, on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iCloud Photo Library - Family Share? 424 Views / 0 Replies  
Let's say I decided to suck up the bullet and pay for enough storage for my family photo album. Would I be able to share this album with my entire family (Say if I bought the 1TB option) or would I...
Posted by driven, on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
I personally don't see myself paying for... 1,262 Views / 9 Replies  
I personally don't see myself paying for streaming service. I have enough recurring bills every month. If anything, I'm looking to cut some monthly fees, not add more. I still purchase songs that...
Posted by driven, on Jun 7, 2015 at 05:50 PM, in Tech News
Numbers: Modifications aren't in sync 641 Views / 0 Replies  
Is anyone getting this?

I'm experiencing something similar to this thread:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5885134?tstart=0

As much as I like Numbers ability to have multiple worksheets...
Posted by driven, on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:04 PM, in Applications
Sports being the exception, cord cutting is about... 1,272 Views / 9 Replies  
Sports being the exception, cord cutting is about to get a lot easier.
Posted by driven, on Jun 3, 2015 at 04:17 PM, in Mac News
Alternatives? 2,995 Views / 27 Replies  
As much as I liked iPhoto, I dislike Photos. :brick:

Does anyone know a good alternative to move to? (How is Lightroom?) I didn't like Picassa in the past, is it worth another look? I looked...
Posted by driven, on May 31, 2015 at 02:02 PM, in Applications
It seems to lack the most basic "rotate" feature.... 1,344 Views / 8 Replies  
It seems to lack the most basic "rotate" feature. It doesn't seem to recognize EXIF orientation data, so all of my Android photos appear upside down. I can't find an export feature if I want to...
Posted by driven, on May 31, 2015 at 01:56 PM, in Mac News
Good to know. But it also sounds like if you... 2,995 Views / 27 Replies  
Good to know.

But it also sounds like if you do a new system build (which wouldn't have the old iPhoto installed) then you are sort of screwed if you wanted to keep using iPhoto.
Posted by driven, on May 29, 2015 at 03:49 PM, in Applications
Couldn't agree with you more. iPhoto is already... 2,995 Views / 27 Replies  
Couldn't agree with you more.
iPhoto is already gone. It's no longer in the app store, and from what I understand, you can't even re-install it from your app history. (and I just confirmed that it...
Posted by driven, on May 28, 2015 at 09:17 AM, in Applications
I like the convenience and health benefits (back,... 10,087 Views / 104 Replies  
I like the convenience and health benefits (back, neck) of backpacks, but I often dress in business attire for work and I prefer the more professional look of a traditional computer case. With a...
Posted by driven, on May 24, 2015 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Godo to know Thunderbolt isn't dead. It's... 314 Views / 1 Replies  
Godo to know Thunderbolt isn't dead. It's actually a very clever and useful interface. Wish it existed on the current MacBook.
Posted by driven, on May 20, 2015 at 10:50 AM, in Tech News
Does the new MBP have the "Butterfly"... 1,176 Views / 5 Replies  
Does the new MBP have the "Butterfly" keyboard?
Posted by driven, on May 19, 2015 at 02:24 PM, in Tech News
My 15" doesn't either. I have a Thunderbolt to... 10,087 Views / 104 Replies  
My 15" doesn't either.
I have a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter I use. I don't see a USB-C to Ethernet adapter even existing yet.
Edit: and even then, I'd have to give up charging to use it.
Posted by driven, on May 18, 2015 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For me the holdout is the single port and lack of... 10,087 Views / 104 Replies  
For me the holdout is the single port and lack of Ethernet jack. (Useful for large file copies).
Perhaps when a hub comes out for it maybe.

But very nice machine. That's the only thing that...
Posted by driven, on May 18, 2015 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It pains me to say it, but after working with... 1,450 Views / 8 Replies  
It pains me to say it, but after working with Photos and the fact that iPhoto can't even be installed anymore, I am in total agreement with you.

I still love Apple hardware, and I very much like...
Posted by driven, on May 18, 2015 at 03:03 AM, in Applications
I do like the display on that machine. Do you... 10,087 Views / 104 Replies  
I do like the display on that machine. Do you have to hack it to get it to run Ubuntu?
Posted by driven, on May 15, 2015 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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