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So, so sorry to see this site go. I've come here... 11,802 Views / 75 Replies  
So, so sorry to see this site go. I've come here every day for close to 20 years, and it never disappointed (well, maybe sometimes right after the redesigns when I had to figure out how to get it...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:18 PM, in Mac News
So sorry to hear this. I guess the glory days of... 5,090 Views / 135 Replies  
So sorry to hear this. I guess the glory days of Mac-centric news sites was the early 00's - everything from MacCentral to As the Apple Turns. I've been coming to MacNN just about every day probably...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:23 PM, in Mac News
In order to try to fix all the problems I was... 1,579 Views / 27 Replies  
In order to try to fix all the problems I was seeing, I did a complete clean install of the OS and manual re-install of each application. That was about a day and a half of down time. About half of...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Feb 21, 2016 at 09:48 AM, in Mac News
Man, I wish I could go back to Snow Leopard. I... 1,684 Views / 15 Replies  
Man, I wish I could go back to Snow Leopard. I know there have been a lot of worthy under-the-hood improvements to OSX since then, but the interface has been straight downhill (with the exception of...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jan 27, 2016 at 08:49 PM, in Mac News
@Steve Wilkinson - Windows 7 was pretty good, but... 2,049 Views / 24 Replies  
@Steve Wilkinson - Windows 7 was pretty good, but then it was off the deep end. Windows 10 is a bit of a step back, but still not enough. Windows has always tried to do too much for you -- often...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jan 1, 2016 at 11:23 PM, in Mac News
The problems with Apple Music/iTunes are bad, but... 2,049 Views / 24 Replies  
The problems with Apple Music/iTunes are bad, but my vote for worst product is El Capitan. Apple keeps removing control in an attempt to create a minimalist interface -- but minimalist is not the...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jan 1, 2016 at 09:34 AM, in Mac News
The problems I've had are only with... 3,371 Views / 33 Replies  
The problems I've had are only with Apple-produced software -- Mail.app in particular. I can no longer send email. At all. I woke up my computer this morning and fifteen mail windows popped up with...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Oct 6, 2015 at 08:07 AM, in Mac News
I'm with panjandrum on this one. Not only has... 2,483 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm with panjandrum on this one. Not only has there been a slow, constant erosion of useful features in OSX, there have been very few new features that are actually useful. I used to be excited about...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Oct 3, 2015 at 08:33 AM, in Mac News
I am in the "Yes" camp, at least for now. I've... 294 Views / 4 Replies  
I am in the "Yes" camp, at least for now. I've used Spotify for years, and while it's been a great service, the curated discovery in Apple Music is much, much better. I usually don't particularly...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Sep 22, 2015 at 08:25 AM, in Mac News
I've never understood the disappointment with the... 1,967 Views / 42 Replies  
I've never understood the disappointment with the TAM. In the day it was an eye-popping, drool-worthy status item -- and that's all it was even intended to be. This was supposed to be a high-end...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Aug 27, 2015 at 06:36 PM, in Mac News
Truthfully it was probably the LaserWriter --... 1,333 Views / 16 Replies  
Truthfully it was probably the LaserWriter -- some friends and I were desktop publishing a little magazine.

But one peripheral I remember from back in the day as the Thunderscan scanner head for...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Aug 25, 2015 at 08:19 PM, in Mac News
I think that Apple has begun to confuse minimal... 1,713 Views / 16 Replies  
I think that Apple has begun to confuse minimal design with simple design. Removing features and restructuring interfaces to provide focus and become easier to use makes for a simple design -- this...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:15 AM, in Mac News
I would encourage everyone with a 27" iMac with a... 372 Views / 1 Replies  
I would encourage everyone with a 27" iMac with a 3TB Fusion drive to check whether your machine is covered.

My computer hummed away without a problem until about a month ago -- the the hard drive...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jun 25, 2015 at 08:50 PM, in Mac News
The 3TB Fusion drive in my late 2012 iMac died... 338 Views / 2 Replies  
The 3TB Fusion drive in my late 2012 iMac died just about 10 days ago. Time Machine made it easy to restore the data on a new external drive, but I was planning on having the internal drive replaced...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Jun 21, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Tech News
I'm sorry, I have never before criticized content... 1,518 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm sorry, I have never before criticized content on this site, but this "review" is absurd. There is very little here about actually using this tool, and anyone who thinks NIsus Writer is difficult...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:08 AM, in Mac News
Completely Agree 1,703 Views / 10 Replies  
I also prefer to use Safari -- even though it has adopted many of the "features" (AKA "interface disasters") that drove me from Chrome and Firefox.

In general think it comes down to this -- and...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Dec 9, 2014 at 06:22 PM, in Applications
I agree somewhat with just a poster -- the amount... 331 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree somewhat with just a poster -- the amount of defensiveness on the part of the Apple fans is over the top on this one. I also agree that this is large, phablet device that is poorly suited to...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Sep 26, 2014 at 02:33 PM, in Mac News
And THAT is why Apple products are sometimes... 262 Views / 2 Replies  
And THAT is why Apple products are sometimes revolutionary, and are always greater than the sum of their parts.

Recent smart watch solutions from others are simple attempts to strap as much of a...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:23 PM, in Mac News
Apple won't release a smart watch unless is... 1,321 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple won't release a smart watch unless is offers a significant benefit to it's users. It's more than being cool, and more than being an add-on to an iPhone. They won't offer one unless it is...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Aug 8, 2014 at 06:57 PM, in Tech News
@climacs & @FlyingMeat I have just the... 1,988 Views / 30 Replies  
@climacs & @FlyingMeat

I have just the opposite comment. The EarPods are the only earbuds I've found that are comfortable for me to wear. It must be the shape of my ears or something, but all the...
Posted by ADeweyan, on May 29, 2014 at 07:35 PM, in Tech News
So excited. I hated the skeuomorphic elements. I... 326 Views / 3 Replies  
So excited. I hated the skeuomorphic elements. I understand the ease-of-use argument -- by mimicking the look of familiar, physical objects, interaction can be more intuitive -- but this was often at...
Posted by ADeweyan, on May 1, 2013 at 03:28 PM, in Tech News
Oh thank god. 696 Views / 5 Replies  
I was hoping Ive would get rid of the insulting and embarrassing interface for iCal, Address Book, etc. -- all the cutesy skeuomorphic disasters of recent years.

Seriously, how many of Apple's...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Mar 22, 2013 at 09:02 AM, in Mac News
This is good to hear. I consider Snow Leopard the... 1,916 Views / 31 Replies  
This is good to hear. I consider Snow Leopard the High Water mark of OS X.

It is fast and efficient, and predates the out-of-control skeuomorphism and misguided incorporation of iOS features into...
Posted by ADeweyan, on Nov 21, 2012 at 01:37 PM, in Mac News
I've got to chime in too 3,779 Views / 50 Replies  
Please add me to the list of those who think Lion was a disaster -- a move in the wrong direction by Apple.

I've been using Macs since before System 6. I made the switch to OS X at 10.04, and...
Posted by ADeweyan, on May 22, 2012 at 02:35 PM, in macOS
 
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