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:D I can see it now - Tim Cook walks into... 1,326 Views / 35 Replies  
:D

I can see it now - Tim Cook walks into the room of iCloud developers and asks:

"Can anyone tell me what iCloud is supposed to do?"

(hapless engineer gives a long answer)

"So, why the...
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:09 PM, in Applications
Can't get any notifications to show up on the... 7,944 Views / 289 Replies  
Can't get any notifications to show up on the lock screen. Haven't seen one yet. I get the banners, and the pull-down notification screen is chock full of stuff, but the lock screen is always blank. ...
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Same here. We paid our $99/year so you'd think... 1,326 Views / 35 Replies  
Same here. We paid our $99/year so you'd think we'd get some kind of priority over those who are jumping in now for free. :thumbsdow
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:54 PM, in Applications
Ah, I found it. It's under "Settings -> General... 7,944 Views / 289 Replies  
Ah, I found it. It's under "Settings -> General -> Accessibility".
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 12, 2011 at 04:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
LED Flash? 7,944 Views / 289 Replies  
How do you turn on the LED flash for incoming alerts? I saw demos of this in the Betas but I can't find it in Settings...
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 12, 2011 at 04:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have a feeling that this "requires the... 7,944 Views / 289 Replies  
I have a feeling that this "requires the horsepower of a 4S and dual-core A5" is pure BS.

The phone just digitizes your speech and ships it to the server. The server does all the magical AI work...
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think this is exactly how all the "free SMS"... 7,944 Views / 289 Replies  
I think this is exactly how all the "free SMS" apps all work, and Apple's really done nothing new except rolled it all into the standard Messages app, so you don't have to plead with all your friends...
Posted by fmalloy, on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Automatically Adjust Brightness 25,477 Views / 624 Replies  
Apologize if this has been discussed (I tried searching). The "automatically adjust brightness" on my 2009 MBP is seriously broken in Lion. Almost every time, coming out of sleep, it fails to...
Posted by fmalloy, on Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Removed the Flip-installed codec from... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Removed the Flip-installed codec from /Library/QuickTime. Still stutters. It's always the same pattern - jittery, stuttered video for the first 5 seconds or so (audio is ok), then it tends to smooth...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 26, 2011 at 04:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Art. But, I downloaded the latest software... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Thanks Art. But, I downloaded the latest software this morning (I thought it was the latest) and installed it and it didn't change the version or the modification date.

I'll confirm when I get...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 02:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Great idea, Waragainstsleep. Will try when I get... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Great idea, Waragainstsleep. Will try when I get home today.:thumbsup:
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 02:05 PM, in Mac OS X
A Get Info on this component shows that it is... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
A Get Info on this component shows that it is from FlipShare - not Apple. So, it must have been installed by the Flip camera software?

Guess there's not much chance of getting an update for that...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM, in Mac OS X
Just noticed this - the QTMpeg4Codec.component... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Just noticed this - the QTMpeg4Codec.component modification date is Sept. 17, 2010. The other files were all modified in June of 2011...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Could be, although I get no lockups, just... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Could be, although I get no lockups, just stuttering video. And, it seems to be in the first 5 seconds or so of the videos - they tend to play normally after that.

It's got to be QT related as...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM, in Mac OS X
AppleIntermediateCodec.component ... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
AppleIntermediateCodec.component
AppleMPEG2Codec.component
Google Camera Adapter 0.component
Google Camera Adapter 1.component
QTMpeg4Codec.component
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM, in Mac OS X
More info - Purchased movies and movies... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
More info -

Purchased movies and movies ripped from DVD play OK in iTunes

Same stuttering videos play OK in YouTube

Same stuttering videos play OK in the VLC video player

Copied the...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Not sure. I just did a Lion install. Don't they... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Not sure. I just did a Lion install. Don't they get installed fresh with Lion?
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 03:16 PM, in Mac OS X
I'll check, thanks for the suggestions. I didn't... 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
I'll check, thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know you could view videos in QuickLook.

Also need to try DVDs and other video formats...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
But the instructions said you basically burn the... 1,250 Views / 13 Replies  
But the instructions said you basically burn the .dmg onto a blank DVD. How does it become a bootable Lion system?

Not doubting, just want to understand how this happens...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Terrible QuickTime Performance in Lion 1,655 Views / 22 Replies  
Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM.

QuickTime videos (.mp4) recorded with a Flip cam play terribly in QT under Lion - video stutters and drops frames during playback (tho the...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:48 PM, in Mac OS X
What's weird is I had no idea you can boot from a... 1,250 Views / 13 Replies  
What's weird is I had no idea you can boot from a DVD that has nothing but a .dmg on it.
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM, in Mac OS X
What I found is on my 15" MacBook Pro, if I have... 4,453 Views / 126 Replies  
What I found is on my 15" MacBook Pro, if I have more than 5 windows at the top of the Mission Control screen, it drops the titles underneath unless I mouse over them. 5 or less windows, and it...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM, in Mac OS X
I played around a bit and closed a couple of... 4,453 Views / 126 Replies  
I played around a bit and closed a couple of Desktop spaces, and now I see the names under each at the top.

I don't know why this wasn't the case earlier...

Anyone else see this?
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 01:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Full Screen Apps in Mission Control 4,453 Views / 126 Replies  
In the Apple Lion screenshots, it shows full-screen apps at the top of the mission control screen shown horizontally (like Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.), with the app name shown under each. When I try...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 01:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Actually, what I have found is that over time... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
Actually, what I have found is that over time I've become accustomed to using the MacBook and it no longer bothers me. Strange...
Posted by fmalloy, on Aug 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pre-Order? 18,002 Views / 677 Replies  
About the pre-order - is it possible to pre-order on the 15th and pick it up at an Apple Store on the 24th?

I'm leaving town on the 25th so I don't want it shipped to me.

I can't find any...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 8, 2010 at 01:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks. I'm pretty sure it's not a thermal... 2,098 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks.

I'm pretty sure it's not a thermal issue, as it's in trickle mode charging the phone. The unit doesn't even get warm in this case. Plugging it in, even for a second, brings it back to...
Posted by fmalloy, on Apr 25, 2010 at 03:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mophie Juice Pack Air Issue 2,098 Views / 4 Replies  
I am on my second Mophie JPA. Both have had this identical issue:

I charge the JPA and the phone fully, I unplug, and everything seems fine for 4 hours or so - the JPA keeps the iPhone (3G)...
Posted by fmalloy, on Apr 24, 2010 at 08:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks again Glenn, for all your help. I'm... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
Thanks again Glenn, for all your help.

I'm going to see if they have it at the local Apple store so I can try it out before I buy it.

I still think that putting a sharp 90 degree aluminum edge...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 21, 2009 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks again, Glenn. In using it last night... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
Thanks again, Glenn.

In using it last night and this morning, I am consciously trying not to rest my palm across the edge, and it seems to be a little better.

I tried putting a cloth folded...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 21, 2009 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Glenn, Thank you so much for your help... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
Hi Glenn,

Thank you so much for your help and consideration.

At work, I think I am ok and I think my setup is mostly ok. I don't have any back/neck/wrist pain. The issue is not with my work...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 20, 2009 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand the ergonomic recommendations. It's... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
I understand the ergonomic recommendations. It's just hard for me to swallow. To type or use a trackpad with the wrists and forearms constantly floating/hanging in the air is not comfortable to me...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 20, 2009 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, this is getting really bad. I cannot use the... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
OK, this is getting really bad. I cannot use the trackpad for surfing for more than a few minutes until my wrist and fingers start cramping. It's feels like carpal tunnel.

When typing, I end up...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 20, 2009 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know if it's possible to "clean" this... 2,283 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't know if it's possible to "clean" this switch, or any other switches.

Anyone else remember the old days of spraying contact cleaner in your stereo's volume control when it got noisy?...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 20, 2009 at 01:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just got an aluminum MacBook Pro (the new 2009... 30,724 Views / 100 Replies  
Just got an aluminum MacBook Pro (the new 2009 15") and the edges are really, really sharp. Very painful after just minutes. I can't believe Apple let this case design go thru.

Since it's solid...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 19, 2009 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, this is eerie...Twilight Zone eerie... ... 1,503 Views / 24 Replies  
OK, this is eerie...Twilight Zone eerie...

Just as I was reading the post that said no AP Mobile push alerts were happening (from kman42)- I got my first AP Mobile push alert news story on the...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hmmm. For testing purposes - and you need to SSH... 1,298 Views / 23 Replies  
Hmmm. For testing purposes - and you need to SSH into a jailbroken phone to edit a plist. Not interested in that.

I wonder why Apple holds back such a useful feature. We have battery percentages...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 10, 2009 at 05:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
3.0 Firmware Features 1,298 Views / 23 Replies  
I know some of you out there have the 3.0 GM installed. For those, some questions:

- Is the battery percentage display option really gone? I was really looking forward to that.

- What other...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jun 10, 2009 at 04:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mail checking in 2.1 4,408 Views / 107 Replies  
The 2.1 update caused my mail to no longer get checked automatically (either push or fetch) while the phone is asleep. I get SMS and calendar alerts, and it checks mail fine manually or while the...
Posted by fmalloy, on Sep 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, they are still scaled down. With today's... 381 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, they are still scaled down. With today's 10-12 megapixel cameras, do you really want to be downloading 4MB photos to your phone? Slideshows would be very slow as it takes a lot of powerful CPU...
Posted by fmalloy, on Aug 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
USB2.0 CardBus? 2,319 Views / 5 Replies  
Can someone confirm if a USB2.0 cardbus adapter can be used with iPhone 3G on a PowerBook Ti running 10.4.11?

This will be my setup, and when iPhone finally arrives I hope it will work.
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Restarted. Does not work. 365 Views / 7 Replies  
Restarted.

Does not work.
Posted by fmalloy, on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Big Mac, Yes, any downloaded movies play... 365 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi Big Mac,

Yes, any downloaded movies play ok in the standalone app.

No need to try archive and install - I installed a fresh, new HD and installed Tiger and its updates from scratch. Safari...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jan 27, 2008 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another bit of irony...the Apple videos on the... 365 Views / 7 Replies  
Another bit of irony...the Apple videos on the web site play ok in Firefox, but not Safari.

Still can't get the iTunes-based videos to work at all.
Posted by fmalloy, on Jan 27, 2008 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't View Apple Videos 365 Views / 7 Replies  
My PowerBook Ti G4/500MHz refuses to show QuickTime videos within the Apple web site or iTunes previews. I just get a blank frame where the movie should play, or the window has the previous graphics....
Posted by fmalloy, on Jan 27, 2008 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Leopard on a 500MHz TiBook w/512MB...worth it? 2,051 Views / 18 Replies  
Worth it to try?

As I understand it, DVD Player will no longer work, Front Row doesn't run, etc. due to lack of ATI Rage Mobility support. I did upgrade the drive to 120GB.

Has anyone tried...
Posted by fmalloy, on Nov 11, 2007 at 01:15 PM, in Mac OS X
First, make sure the external drive for the... 4,526 Views / 5 Replies  
First, make sure the external drive for the backup does not have a slash ("/") in it's name.

Second, remove /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist (this may not be the exact name, but...
Posted by fmalloy, on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Graphite AirPort Base Station and Leopard 1,443 Views / 1 Replies  
When I installed Leopard, the original Utilities/AirPort Base Station Utility was gone, and replaced with AirPort Utility. Well, it does not see my original graphite base station at all. Even if I...
Posted by fmalloy, on Nov 1, 2007 at 07:11 PM, in Networking
Thanks! 3,269 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks, GoMac!

Willing to try it. I don't see myself changing music very often, and it will keep me going until I upgrade...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 8, 2007 at 07:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It would be great if someone could confirm for... 3,269 Views / 17 Replies  
It would be great if someone could confirm for sure. I have the G4 "sunflower" iMac from 2003 and the latest OS X and of course iTunes.

When I told a young girl working at the Apple Store I didn't...
Posted by fmalloy, on Jul 8, 2007 at 05:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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