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You cannot increase the storage on the two... 1,270 Views / 29 Replies  
You cannot increase the storage on the two lower-end 13-inch machines. And they did not release any with traditional hard drives. Not sure what I'm going to do, as the latter was what I wanted.
Posted by bbales, on Oct 23, 2013 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
[[I second that. My (few years old) MBP has... 1,105 Views / 15 Replies  
[[I second that.

My (few years old) MBP has a 300GB HD, and I constantly have to move stuff off of it. It's really annoying.]]

And this is why I hesitate to get a Retina MBP. A few years ago I...
Posted by bbales, on Sep 11, 2013 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
DO we think October is the next refresh date? 1,105 Views / 15 Replies  
DO we think October is the next refresh date?
Posted by bbales, on Sep 10, 2013 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A question for those of you with retina machines.... 963 Views / 21 Replies  
A question for those of you with retina machines. Where do you put all your stuff? I have a 500 GB hard drive with about 300 GB free. This is because this is not my main machine, plus I have my...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 3, 2013 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I, too, am in the market for a MBP, to replace my... 963 Views / 21 Replies  
I, too, am in the market for a MBP, to replace my late-2008 unibody MB. Love the computer, but it's time for an upgrade. I dithered and considered the retina/non-retina issue back in May (thinking --...
Posted by bbales, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm disappointed there was no update for the... 2,056 Views / 47 Replies  
I'm disappointed there was no update for the Pros. I'm in the market for one. I want to replace my late 2008, aluminum unibody. Been a good little machine, but it's getting long in the tooth.
Posted by bbales, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New MacBook Pro -- retina or not? 4,165 Views / 11 Replies  
Hi all -- I've read a couple threads and am still conflicted! I'm in the market to replace my late 2008 MacBook (first aluminum unibody).

I WAS going to get the traditional MBPro, with a...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 12, 2013 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the split might be the way to go. It... 749 Views / 7 Replies  
I think the split might be the way to go. It definitely is for everything from this point forward. Fortunately, nothing has been purchased from the App Store yet, so the only issue really is the...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:29 PM, in Applications
I am most definitely not paying the... 749 Views / 7 Replies  
I am most definitely not paying the tax/extortion. I will try the deauthorizing/reauthorizing again (as I said, I did it quite some time ago -- and one of the songs I purchased STILL won't play on my...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 3, 2011 at 09:51 AM, in Applications
I swear I deauthorized everything once upon a... 749 Views / 7 Replies  
I swear I deauthorized everything once upon a time, but it might have been when I got this MacBook, which was in 2008. So maybe that's the answer.

If I drag and drop, will it save all the album...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:02 PM, in Applications
purchased music from one laptop to another 749 Views / 7 Replies  
Over the years, and yes, using my account, my kids have amassed a large selection of purchased itunes music. And over the years, as they've gone off to college, we've acquired new machines and hard...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:07 PM, in Applications
My youngest daughter has a brand-new MacBook,... 500 Views / 5 Replies  
My youngest daughter has a brand-new MacBook, purchased for her starting college in a month. I think I'll upgrade hers first.
Posted by bbales, on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks much for the info! Sheesh -- I have more... 500 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks much for the info! Sheesh -- I have more than one PPC application, including InTouch With (darn it! -- I love its free-form ways, and simply don't know what to replace that one with) and, as...
Posted by bbales, on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM, in Mac OS X
how do you know if app is PPC or not? 500 Views / 5 Replies  
Intuit has already said Quicken 2007 won't work with Lion. After trying some other Mac software, I have decided to go with running Quicken on a Windows virtual machine. Am waiting for Windows to...
Posted by bbales, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a much earlier Time Capsule (maybe... 1,787 Views / 23 Replies  
I have a much earlier Time Capsule (maybe 2006-ish??? Can't really recall) -- so I'm guessing I would see a significant increase in speed and performance?
Posted by bbales, on Jun 23, 2011 at 05:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've been considering that. But it frosts me... 652 Views / 8 Replies  
I've been considering that. But it frosts me royally to pay twice for something, and then have to run it in a less-than-stellar environment on top of it. Why should I give Quicken any more money? But...
Posted by bbales, on Mar 28, 2011 at 09:50 PM, in Applications
Just looked at Mint. The fact that it's online... 652 Views / 8 Replies  
Just looked at Mint. The fact that it's online concerns me a bit (of course, all my bank info is, too, so maybe I'm just being silly! But I can't find my bank, so it's a non-starter.

Looks...
Posted by bbales, on Mar 27, 2011 at 04:26 PM, in Applications
Well, 2007 is SUPPOSED to be able to, as well.... 652 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, 2007 is SUPPOSED to be able to, as well. But when I click import, the only choice is qif. Am I missing something?

I've never had corruption issues (KNOCK ON WOOD HERE!!!!!) but am still...
Posted by bbales, on Mar 27, 2011 at 04:21 PM, in Applications
Quicken 2007 - anyone still using? 652 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi -- Still using Quicken 2007. However, my bank downloads quicken items in the ofx format, but quicken only permits importing in the qif format. Very frustrating...
I'm guessing perhaps I need to...
Posted by bbales, on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM, in Applications
At first I didn't think I had another ethernet... 348 Views / 5 Replies  
At first I didn't think I had another ethernet cable -- but I do. So I can connect both -- it just seems funny to me, if I'm transferring things, to have them both connected, one to an airport and...
Posted by bbales, on Dec 30, 2010 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
When doing Setup Assistant, do have to connect to web first? 348 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi -- Am preparing to turn on a new iMac and use Setup Assistant to transfer everything from the old one. It's been a while since I did this...

Question -- Do I need to connect to my modem with an...
Posted by bbales, on Dec 30, 2010 at 06:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have bought applecare off ebay --unopened box.... 641 Views / 5 Replies  
I have bought applecare off ebay --unopened box. It was for my daughter's iphone and I had no issues whatsoever, and saved about 25 bucks.

As earlier noted, check the seller. If he/she has good...
Posted by bbales, on Sep 4, 2010 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
can you "force" copy and paste? 4,307 Views / 3 Replies  
I was on the Sears.com website Friday, getting information on lawn mowers. I don't necessarily know a lot, so I was making notes on features, sizes, etc. I found a great resource there (sadly, I...
Posted by bbales, on Jul 4, 2010 at 08:23 AM, in Applications
I'm up and running! I'm still not exactly sure... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm up and running! I'm still not exactly sure what I did and how I did it. I investigated every setting and I think one of the airport ones in network preferences was wrong. Then I did one more...
Posted by bbales, on May 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM, in Networking
An update -- for whatever reason, Airport Utility... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
An update -- for whatever reason, Airport Utility no longer even sees the TC. It did last night. Not sure what happened in the meantime. Good grief...

It does see my old AEBS though, which is...
Posted by bbales, on May 15, 2010 at 08:22 AM, in Networking
OK, much research etc., later, still no green... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
OK, much research etc., later, still no green light. In order to have a hard-wired connection to my desktop I have it set up like this: modem to WAN port on the TC; TC to computer.

I have...
Posted by bbales, on May 15, 2010 at 07:39 AM, in Networking
thanks again for the replies. Steve -- I get a... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
thanks again for the replies. Steve -- I get a green light on the TC when I have a cable going from the old router to the TC, but not otherwise.

And I don't mind the the homework so much -- while...
Posted by bbales, on May 13, 2010 at 08:00 AM, in Networking
I found a manual for the modem online and looked... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
I found a manual for the modem online and looked at it. (Of course, no Mac directions...) But in any case, it says for a direct connection to your computer use the supplied cable. (The guy must have...
Posted by bbales, on May 12, 2010 at 03:37 PM, in Networking
OK, I've done some playing around, to no avail.... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
OK, I've done some playing around, to no avail. I'm looking through all this again.
I added the TC AFTER the slower-speed network was hooked up. So I kept the existing router in place. (Hey, it...
Posted by bbales, on May 12, 2010 at 03:08 PM, in Networking
Thanks. I will work on this later. The one thing... 486 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks. I will work on this later. The one thing I'm unsure of, just from reading through this, do I use WAN or LAN? Some of this stuff I just don't know. And I'm going to assume I turn off the DHCP...
Posted by bbales, on May 12, 2010 at 08:44 AM, in Networking
New service so no no wireless! 486 Views / 11 Replies  
We switched to Comcast today (God I hope this ends up being worth it...) and while I have Internet, it's ONLY while directly plugged into my imac. Wireless network is gone.

The guy did not speak...
Posted by bbales, on May 11, 2010 at 03:27 PM, in Networking
This is somewhat off topic, but have you found... 4,692 Views / 120 Replies  
This is somewhat off topic, but have you found used prices high? We were looking to buy one last summer and my God, the prices were insane. And this was BEFORE Cash for Clunkers. We ended up buying...
Posted by bbales, on Feb 21, 2010 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm so tired it took me a while to figure out... 610 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm so tired it took me a while to figure out what "other pinkish meat" referred to.

My apologies -- I've been so focused on business-related stuff recently, and I thought this was such a great...
Posted by bbales, on Feb 1, 2010 at 09:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For business owners, a great book on networking, and a special offer 610 Views / 4 Replies  
I know a lot of us use our Macs to make a living (I certainly do, with my iMac and my MacBook for when I have to go to clients' offices). And I'm sure a lot of us need or want to boost business and...
Posted by bbales, on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was just on Jake Tapper's Twitter page and he... 9,932 Views / 735 Replies  
I was just on Jake Tapper's Twitter page and he had a link about his ABC news report, plus said something about how he would pledge "this year" to ask Congress to repeat DADT. Then later he said note...
Posted by bbales, on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wear black -- can't go wrong. Black slacks, black... 13,697 Views / 243 Replies  
Wear black -- can't go wrong. Black slacks, black turtleneck, some jewelry. You'll be fine. And good luck.
Posted by bbales, on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'm just having such fun reading all these... 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I'm just having such fun reading all these comments! (And by the way, I think it is the drive. When I was saving documents earlier today it made a distinctly different sound -- kind of like a...
Posted by bbales, on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
What makes you think it's the hard drive? Just... 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
What makes you think it's the hard drive? Just curious -- I have only had (knock on wood here) one drive ever fail on me -- that was my original 12-inch PB, and the clues were a lot different.
...
Posted by bbales, on Nov 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
SMART status is verified. I have 50 GB free --... 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
SMART status is verified. I have 50 GB free -- though I will say I was ripping movies (and then moved them to an external), so at one point in the past few weeks I was down to about maybe 18 or fewer...
Posted by bbales, on Nov 15, 2009 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, another restart did the trick! Icons acting... 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, another restart did the trick! Icons acting normally. And dropbox is finally back in business too! Haven't checked my Entourage mail -- but Im thinking I could definitely go into TimeMachine...
Posted by bbales, on Nov 15, 2009 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
problems, including dock icons not bouncing and indicating program on 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
Yesterday my imac (first generation aluminum) was really slowing down, with scads of open programs, etc. Just was acting generally funky, including programs hanging and requiring forced quits,...
Posted by bbales, on Nov 15, 2009 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
connect 2008 unibody to HDTV? 836 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a late-2008 (a year old this week!) Macbook (unibody) -- not pro. I'm trying to figure out how to hook it up to a Toshiba HDTV that's in our kitchen, so when I'm cooking I can watch stuff on...
Posted by bbales, on Oct 11, 2009 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iphoto library disappeared -- TC can't restore 2,095 Views / 2 Replies  
My iphoto library disappeared this morning. Part of the trouble had to do with my deleting a set on Flickr -- then all those photos (200...) disappeared as a result and then, when I tried to restore...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 14, 2009 at 01:45 PM, in Applications
Kodak plug in with iphoto? 236 Views / 0 Replies  
I posted a bit ago about photo uploading sites.

I am wondering if anyone is able to use the Kodak Gallery plug in with iphoto. I've downloaded it, but it does not show up within the program.
Posted by bbales, on Aug 3, 2009 at 02:20 PM, in Applications
Best site for uploading business photos, not mixing personal with business 302 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello -- For a work event, I uploaded photos to Flickr. Trouble is, there were some personal photos on my account, too -- nothing racy or TOO personal, mind you -- just photos of storm damage, in...
Posted by bbales, on Aug 3, 2009 at 02:18 PM, in Applications
installer hanging on pages installer script 255 Views / 0 Replies  
I usually ignore a lot of software updates, but as I wanted to restart my computer anyway, I thought I'd actually do some. So, I set it to install a whole bunch (16, actually) of items and then let...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 25, 2009 at 02:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I saw, after I'd installed the AVG software, that... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
I saw, after I'd installed the AVG software, that Parallels included a program. Oh well.

It works great! I wonder if it's a little slower than I thought it would be because it's on an external...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 22, 2009 at 06:22 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The fresh copy is a good idea. I'll do that... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
The fresh copy is a good idea. I'll do that today. I'd written down the names of 3 free anti-virus programs people mentioned here and will by hook or by crook get one of them working as well. And I...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I wanted everything on an external because of... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
I wanted everything on an external because of fear of viruses and worms. This way, I just ejected the disk and windows was gone. Now, I don't know if I have to shut the drive off or physically...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 19, 2009 at 01:00 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I believe it has 3 xxxx of Ram (been out all... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
I believe it has 3 xxxx of Ram (been out all night -- totally not tracking on whatever it is that Ram has!) I downloaded Firefox right away and that worked flawlessly; it installed correctly, etc.
...
Posted by bbales, on Apr 19, 2009 at 12:58 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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