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I finally got the replacement phone on Saturday,... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I finally got the replacement phone on Saturday, and spent much longer than I liked getting it set up. Mostly it was because I didn’t unpair my Apple Watch before I handed the phone over, but there...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
We have an enormous amount of natural light in... 1,822 Views / 49 Replies  
We have an enormous amount of natural light in our living and dining rooms - even with overcast skies, like today - so I adjust light levels indoors with the window blinds. Using that paradigm,...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't played with iCloud.com Photos, so I... 414 Views / 6 Replies  
I haven't played with iCloud.com Photos, so I can't say how to get it to do list view.
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:23 PM, in macOS
Yeah, it was awesome, but muggy. We must have... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Yeah, it was awesome, but muggy. We must have spent 3 hours wandering around, taking the tour at the Hemingway Home, and just enjoying Key West.
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In my experience the use of signage around... 336 Views / 13 Replies  
In my experience the use of signage around dangerous electrical systems tends to be as (excuse the pun) inflammatory as possible. It either gets your attention or it's useless. Having felt what...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I swapped out the hard-to-change flood-type... 1,822 Views / 49 Replies  
I swapped out the hard-to-change flood-type lights in my kitchen for LED-based units quite a while ago. They are still awesome. Instant on, the same color light all the time, and (essential in...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife did that for about 15 years. The nursing... 663 Views / 18 Replies  
My wife did that for about 15 years. The nursing part of the job was awesome, and they had few instances of babies that either didn't make it or had "bad outcomes."

The hard part of the job was...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Use "shift-command". Select the first image... 414 Views / 6 Replies  
Use "shift-command". Select the first image (list format works best for this for me), then hold shift + command and click on the last image. All of them should now be highlighted for you to...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:18 PM, in macOS
Interesting fix, Ralph. My rather old (2007)... 346 Views / 4 Replies  
Interesting fix, Ralph. My rather old (2007) iMac refuses to do anything network related until it connects to wifi - even though it has a Cat5 connection directly to my router... Sometimes I think...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:13 PM, in macOS
I've seen that too, but it was so random that I... 325 Views / 5 Replies  
I've seen that too, but it was so random that I didn't worry about it. It would format some numbers as "numeric" and others as "text" without any rhyme or reason I could identify. I don't recall...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Texts/iMessages are stored in an arcane and... 320 Views / 2 Replies  
Texts/iMessages are stored in an arcane and complex data structure in the iPhone/iPad. There are a bunch of apps to let you download them. You can even print them. I've messed with a few, but I...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, since this is an iPhone 5s, I didn't get... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Well, since this is an iPhone 5s, I didn't get the $29 deal. But while I had an opportunity (in Key West), I set up a Genius Bar appointment for today (having gotten home yesterday).

It's...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 06:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Whenever I run into a setting that I have not... 993 Views / 29 Replies  
Whenever I run into a setting that I have not used before, I read all the options too. It's sort of like reading a contract; sometimes it's all just lawyer-ese, but sometimes it's important stuff. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 4, 2018 at 05:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's part of the plan. Of course with me going... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
That's part of the plan. Of course with me going on vacation (out of town, and out of the country), it'll have to wait until I get back.

From what I can tell, the battery is on the side that the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 25, 2018 at 10:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I may have figured something out. I noticed... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I may have figured something out. I noticed recently that there’s a corner of my phone’s front that is “loose” and which extends farther than the other corners. Here’s a picture:...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 25, 2018 at 07:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have spent the last several days with pretty... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I have spent the last several days with pretty much intermittent "password failed" messages - most of which go away (from my watch, anyway) before I can completely read them. Sometimes (like just...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 21, 2018 at 03:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I still haven’t found an app that isn’t working,... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I still haven’t found an app that isn’t working, so I’m just going to keep smiling and telling the “re-enter password” dialogs to buzz off. Maybe I’ll find what isn’t working by having it finally...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 16, 2018 at 05:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I’m not sure what all is using iCloud - or at... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I’m not sure what all is using iCloud - or at least not what isn’t while it waits for me to enter my password again.

I haven’t sat down an poured over what is using iCloud storage or syncing - I...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 15, 2018 at 10:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well crap. I decided to log out of iCloud then... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Well crap. I decided to log out of iCloud then back in. It worked fine...until I got the message again.

I’m starting to feel like something happened when I updated the OS to 11.2.1, and that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I updated to 11.2.2 today, and at about 3pm local... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I updated to 11.2.2 today, and at about 3pm local I still got the password failed message.

I'm going to just leave it and see what isn't working. I have no clue what it might be, and if I run...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 12, 2018 at 05:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got to visit the Air Force Academy Chapel a few... 27,305 Views / 423 Replies  
I got to visit the Air Force Academy Chapel a few years ago.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d6/45/1b/d6451b8090acd469e55d2d42ef03ed54--colorado-usa-colorado-springs.jpg...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like how Tom just slid from one (very distinct)... 24,604 Views / 426 Replies  
I like how Tom just slid from one (very distinct) accent to another. Like at first, his (generic, semi-Midwestern) American accent was so spot on, and he didn't miss a beat going into it.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I should clarify: Most files that get put on my... 1,658 Views / 11 Replies  
I should clarify: Most files that get put on my iPad or iPhone (like pictures) have a file name assigned, and I'm not the one naming the file. I usually don't worry about it. But if I want to use a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM, in iOS Apps
That whole “meaningful file name” thing doesn’t... 1,658 Views / 11 Replies  
That whole “meaningful file name” thing doesn’t always work when you are running an iOS device that doesn’t let you assign a file name in the first place...

For what it’s worth, almost all of my...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2018 at 09:45 PM, in iOS Apps
I’ve managed to move the time of the “password... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I’ve managed to move the time of the “password failed” message simply by ignoring it for a while and then entering the password later. I still don’t know what’s not working when this password...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2018 at 09:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Today the password error message showed up just... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Today the password error message showed up just before 8pm, basically an hour later than yesterday.

I went through the watch and couldn't find anything not running. So I went through the phone as...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2018 at 10:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Text message history is something I "need" for... 438 Views / 3 Replies  
Text message history is something I "need" for several reasons. The problem is that I have literally years and years of that history, and while some of it can be deleted, there's a lot I want to...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2018 at 06:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, I'm with you. For the previous week it... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Yeah, I'm with you.

For the previous week it seemed to be pretty consistent at about 3pm. Then it started getting later and later, but not in a pattern that I could see. Of course I didn't think...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2018 at 02:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No apps un-updated, nothing I can find that's... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
No apps un-updated, nothing I can find that's hung up either.

Today it was all the way to almost 7pm before the "password failed" message showed up. I'm taking baby steps here; one Apple Support...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 6, 2018 at 09:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks, I'll look at that before I do anything... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
Thanks, I'll look at that before I do anything extreme.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2018 at 09:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Since Apple decided to save face (and customer... 615 Views / 14 Replies  
Since Apple decided to save face (and customer good will), they reduced the Genius Bar battery replacement cost from $79 down to $29. But only for the iPhone 6 and later. But my fairly old 5s is...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2018 at 07:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Standard color profiles are meticulously... 469 Views / 8 Replies  
Standard color profiles are meticulously developed to get the best color representation from a given panel’s inherent capabilities. Since a Mac could be connected to any arbitrary display, and not...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2018 at 07:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In the last several days, the “password failed”... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
In the last several days, the “password failed” message has come at between 2pm and 3:30pm. Today it didn’t happen until 5pm (just now). Since I’m home sick and out tomorrow as well, I think I’m...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2018 at 07:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't think the account is a problem. ... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I don't think the account is a problem. Everything else associated with the account (iPad, MBP, iMac) is running fine. I think it's more related to the watch than anything else.

It looks like...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2018 at 01:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I rebooted the watch today, and it still... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
I rebooted the watch today, and it still happened.

It happens in the afternoon, usually, but not at the same time every afternoon. I KNOW it's not because the watch was out of range from the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2018 at 09:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting. And ludicrous at the same time. ... 1,874 Views / 3 Replies  
Interesting. And ludicrous at the same time. Did the SATA people think everyone would just toss their pre-V3.3 hardware and buy new?

Thanks for putting together a great explanation and fixes...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2018 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
It happened again today. I have tried rebooting... 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
It happened again today. I have tried rebooting the phone, and I’m going to reboot the watch. This is annoying...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2018 at 08:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple Watch 2: “Password Failed” 1,446 Views / 27 Replies  
For several days now, my Watch has told me - pretty much daily - that I need to enter my iCoud password on my phone. I do, it takes it, and it seems like everything is good. Until the next day.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2018 at 08:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use it to keep up with family, friends and... 757 Views / 29 Replies  
I use it to keep up with family, friends and classmates. But I do see how it can cause some pretty serious problems. The model for post promotion makes it easy for inflammatory material to become...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2017 at 10:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s a good one! Thanks for sharing it. ... 457 Views / 4 Replies  
That’s a good one! Thanks for sharing it.

And Merry Christmas to everyone!
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 25, 2017 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are several settings for who, when, etc. ... 993 Views / 29 Replies  
There are several settings for who, when, etc. Are you sure none of them are allowing through some calls?
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 24, 2017 at 09:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use 1Password for several reasons. First, it... 1,097 Views / 25 Replies  
I use 1Password for several reasons. First, it crosses platforms - though I only use it (currently) with Apple products, it works great on both iOS and OS X, and it syncs among the platforms so an...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2017 at 06:08 PM, in macOS
To me, the error code says a lot more than just... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
To me, the error code says a lot more than just “I don’t want to work.” Throwing an error means that either the app didn’t properly call something through the OS, or the OS didn’t handle the call...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 4, 2017 at 10:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That sounds more like a glitch in the Walmart app... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
That sounds more like a glitch in the Walmart app that doesn’t play nice with iOS 11 than a glitch in iOS 11. The “quit the app and restart it” technique is what you do when an app stalls or...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2017 at 06:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Crap. I just updated to 11.0.3 this past... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
Crap. I just updated to 11.0.3 this past weekend.

As for the issues i’d mentioned earlier, Pandora still doesn’t work in my car. I am not 100% sure I had Pandora working in the car before. I...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2017 at 09:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Both my phone and iPad updated nicely this... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
Both my phone and iPad updated nicely this morning, and I’ve just been using them as normal since. I haven’t checked out Car Play yet, nor have I let either one run down enough to reset the charge...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2017 at 09:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm just getting back to this thread. I plan to... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm just getting back to this thread. I plan to update to 11.0.3 this weekend and I'll report on the Car Play and (hopefully) the battery issue.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm pretty much on the same page - and I am a PWL... 18,116 Views / 336 Replies  
I'm pretty much on the same page - and I am a PWL mod.

However, I don't think #5 is OK. I think it's just a hair past #2 as a personal attack, and I think it would be on the edge of acceptable...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2017 at 09:49 PM, in Feedback
I'm having some issues with iOS 11 (now 11.0.2). ... 4,341 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm having some issues with iOS 11 (now 11.0.2).

First, CarPlay seems a bit off. Where before I could use apps like Pandora in my car, now it seems to have trouble connecting. I may have to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2017 at 09:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Staphylococcus aureus strains have developed... 2,573 Views / 75 Replies  
Staphylococcus aureus strains have developed resistance to most antibiotic agents. Tuberculosis has developed resistance to some anti-tubercular agents. The mechanism through which these bacteria...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2017 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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