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bobolicious: RAID is back in disk utility in... 317 Views / 9 Replies  
bobolicious: RAID is back in disk utility in 10.12 (Sierra)

Mr. Strat: weird, We have about 15, and in the last 3 years none have needed any repairs, ethernet, USB are used on all of them, and a...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM, in Mac News
MacNN has always been my first stop in the... 4,985 Views / 135 Replies  
MacNN has always been my first stop in the morning since the late 90's, will be sad to see it go.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM, in Mac News
There are USB 3.0 cards that use the same chipset... 1,001 Views / 9 Replies  
There are USB 3.0 cards that use the same chipset used in the "New" Mac Pro 2013 so get full OS support without having to install other drivers - makes for worry-free updating of the OS.
Sonnet's...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:05 PM, in Mac News
Looking forward to this project: I've given up... 2,146 Views / 29 Replies  
Looking forward to this project:
I've given up on my 2006 model year Mac Pro, ram is too expensive, PCIe is too old, and it uses way too much power (double the later models at idle - something like...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 30, 2016 at 10:43 AM, in Mac News
Mr Strat, Apple has calculated additional US... 2,052 Views / 23 Replies  
Mr Strat, Apple has calculated additional US labour costs, and it isn't nearly that high - around 5% (was in the $30-40 more per iPhone range). The problem is the supply chain of the parts both in...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:35 AM, in Mac News
Should have linked the Fi30 not the 50, closer in... 455 Views / 4 Replies  
Should have linked the Fi30 not the 50, closer in price
Posted by bdmarsh, on Dec 29, 2015 at 05:12 PM, in Mac News
Would be interested to hear the comparison with... 455 Views / 4 Replies  
Would be interested to hear the comparison with the Fi50 from Fluance (which absolutely isn't a "portable" design):...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Dec 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM, in Mac News
@TheNextWave All of the systems have... 1,498 Views / 23 Replies  
@TheNextWave
All of the systems have changeable storage - it's the ram that is hard wired on the MacBook (2015), MacBook Airs, Retina MacBook Pro's, and the new Mac mini's (2014), and the lowest...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM, in Mac News
did not like that 2003 "Pro" keyboard... the... 366 Views / 5 Replies  
did not like that 2003 "Pro" keyboard... the angle wasn't adjustable. Also having come from electronic typewriters not full manual, key travel isn't important to me... the less key travel, the...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM, in Mac News
Yeah, not a huge fan of the new Disk Utility,... 2,597 Views / 40 Replies  
Yeah, not a huge fan of the new Disk Utility, basic stuff works fine, but attempting to do several smaller partitions on a disk is fairly painful now (it wasn't great before, but it was more usable -...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Nov 4, 2015 at 12:38 PM, in Mac News
The worst thing they got rid of was RTF support -... 305 Views / 4 Replies  
The worst thing they got rid of was RTF support - pretty much every other word processor or text editor on the planet supports RTF... but it wasn't put into the new Pages 5?
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:41 AM, in Mac News
I'd love to see a Core i7, single GPU version of... 2,433 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd love to see a Core i7, single GPU version of the MacPro at $2,000 or less.
for Apple to update it required new CPUs in the right class (Broadwell was majorly delayed), updated GPU in the right...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:49 AM, in Mac News
"why didn't we think of a luxury watch that will... 221 Views / 4 Replies  
"why didn't we think of a luxury watch that will only work for 5-10 years first?!, think of the profits!" :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 13, 2015 at 03:26 PM, in Mac News
I haven't seen the Outlook 2016 problems so far,... 3,359 Views / 33 Replies  
I haven't seen the Outlook 2016 problems so far, been using 10.11 since release day. But I only use Outlook with the company Exchange, no other accounts or account types.

Thanks for the heads up...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 5, 2015 at 11:55 AM, in Mac News
Because its a major release, it likely won't have... 2,681 Views / 24 Replies  
Because its a major release, it likely won't have a download on the Apple downloads page. Once the 10.11.1 update is released, then that update to 10.11 will be available for download. The major...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 30, 2015 at 02:29 PM, in Mac News
I think it would be nice for the iPad Pro to have... 361 Views / 7 Replies  
I think it would be nice for the iPad Pro to have the option to run Mac OS X - its screen is large enough for smaller control items to be activated by touch or stylus/pencil or bluetooth...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 24, 2015 at 02:33 PM, in Mac News
1 GB on my iPhone 6, and 1.1 GB on my iPad Air 2,... 449 Views / 5 Replies  
1 GB on my iPhone 6, and 1.1 GB on my iPad Air 2, both downloaded in about 3 minutes flat. Did both "on device" updates. (well, iPhone 6 already updated and running, iPad finished download and is...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 16, 2015 at 02:28 PM, in Mac News
There was no App store for AppleTV previously. ... 266 Views / 3 Replies  
There was no App store for AppleTV previously. Apple picked/worked with various groups to make an App for the content they wanted on the AppleTV. this 4th Gen AppleTV is the first time they have...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM, in Mac News
Can finally get Plex on AppleTV :) 1,271 Views / 13 Replies  
Can finally get Plex on AppleTV :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:06 PM, in Mac News
Not shipping the computers with Flash could... 296 Views / 4 Replies  
Not shipping the computers with Flash could possibly be in here as well :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 4, 2015 at 10:18 AM, in Mac News
The first gen Power PC Performa's should be... 1,961 Views / 42 Replies  
The first gen Power PC Performa's should be runner ups (the 5200 & 6200) - some of the slowest out of the box that I saw, felt slower than the 68k Performas they replaced, and more unstable than...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM, in Mac News
how about one of these in a new Mac mini server... 410 Views / 3 Replies  
how about one of these in a new Mac mini server with ECC memory, and a dual drive option (I'd be happy with a dual SSD option)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 11, 2015 at 03:13 PM, in Mac News
Web pages, Security Spy for home video camera... 1,124 Views / 7 Replies  
Web pages, Security Spy for home video camera system/security, Music (and more through iTunes), Plex and more all all served from my Mac mini (to which I attached a 4 drive bay USB 3 box for some...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 7, 2015 at 03:06 PM, in Mac News
Cool, good tip. I've also found that if mail... 364 Views / 3 Replies  
Cool, good tip.

I've also found that if mail gets "stuck" like this downloading a message, sometimes it has trouble on others even if its in good wifi at that point. Quitting Mail, and starting...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM, in Mac News
BT Sync I use for several family members to get... 802 Views / 6 Replies  
BT Sync I use for several family members to get their desktop, documents, pictures offsite from their house to my house. (One lives in the same city, others live in a different city)
It isn't a full...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM, in Mac News
at least it's just iTunes database corruption to... 2,032 Views / 18 Replies  
at least it's just iTunes database corruption to worry about how compared with the Mac OS 9 and earlier days - especially system 7.5/7.6 era - where the most common corruption was filesystem from...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 17, 2015 at 09:54 AM, in Mac News
Just wanted to give a general thumbs up. First... 2,529 Views / 14 Replies  
Just wanted to give a general thumbs up. First tech page I visit every day for many... many years.
I've enjoyed the more personal tone the editorial items that have been done recently
Glad the...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 9, 2015 at 03:14 PM, in Tech News
I don't believe you can 764 Views / 1 Replies  
As far as I know, you can't.

There are some options to show the current application windows (control + down arrow) which displays the windows for the current application as equal sized (minimized...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 7, 2015 at 04:25 PM, in macOS
another difference of streaming vs "upfront" sale... 1,230 Views / 10 Replies  
another difference of streaming vs "upfront" sale of CD or digital download is it is income from each listen instead of a one time income. This could mean more money for artists in the long run...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:35 AM, in Tech News
There are Mac compatible/specific video security... 1,344 Views / 11 Replies  
There are Mac compatible/specific video security software packages that will work with almost all IP cameras. I use Security Spy myself with 3 different brands of cameras. It isn't free, but works...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:11 AM, in Tech News
Diskwarrior never disappeared, used version 4.x a... 2,169 Views / 25 Replies  
Diskwarrior never disappeared, used version 4.x a handful of times over the past few years for specific cases where it was the best tool to get the data that was needed (sometimes only a few files...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM, in Mac News
well sure, in a perfect world all of those would... 2,169 Views / 25 Replies  
well sure, in a perfect world all of those would happen. I do tech work, so all to frequently I see the cases where backups haven't happened in months (or never), where because they aren't...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 11, 2015 at 03:03 PM, in Mac News
Just because you don't use it, doesn't mean that... 2,169 Views / 25 Replies  
Just because you don't use it, doesn't mean that others don't use it frequently to recover data from failing drives (or just corrupted - like after repeated power failures) Disk Warrior will...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 11, 2015 at 10:21 AM, in Mac News
Booting from external 1,542 Views / 8 Replies  
It should work - (can also boot from Firewire if the iMac has firewire ports, or Thunderbolt ports)

the only time I've seen it not work is if the internal drive has failed in a particular way that...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Apr 28, 2015 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
in Console do a search for "I/O" (without the... 4,664 Views / 24 Replies  
in Console do a search for "I/O" (without the quotes)
if it is bad blocks on the hard drive, it would most likely show up as a Kernel: I/O error.
I've also seen "Kernel: error (undefined)" show up...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Feb 3, 2015 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
attachment size limits 684 Views / 4 Replies  
even if the email program doesn't have a set limit, all email servers have a limit - you would have to check with your email provider as to what their limit is.
To bypass email attachment limits...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Feb 3, 2015 at 06:28 PM, in macOS
worksafe: you may have to elaborate. I've... 403 Views / 5 Replies  
worksafe: you may have to elaborate. I've updated 3 devices so far, no issues - iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPad 4. And a few co-workers have updated as well with no issues. Although I don't think any of...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 29, 2015 at 03:43 PM, in Tech News
qazwart: more free apps on Google Play as well,... 324 Views / 5 Replies  
qazwart: more free apps on Google Play as well, when the download ratio was around 1:1 between the two, apple's revenue percentage from the App Store was even higher. in 2013 when the ratio was...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 29, 2015 at 03:19 PM, in Tech News
just a minor note: Thunderbolt 2 can't support 5K... 1,162 Views / 8 Replies  
just a minor note: Thunderbolt 2 can't support 5K displays, only up to 4K.

as for the mini - ok for many of the people who purchased it before, but for some not having the quad i7 is a downgrade...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:17 PM, in Tech News
most mail servers have an attachment size limit 869 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually, some if not all systems can have a "per file" maximum, as well as a "message" maximum size.

Many servers it is 10 MB (could be a default setting), and some like gmail it is 25 MB...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM, in Applications
depends on what you do, encoding video with just... 389 Views / 5 Replies  
depends on what you do, encoding video with just CPUs the old quad 2.6 Core i7 mini was almost as fast as the new Mac Pro (ignoring any hard drive speed limits).

It will take a few more real-world...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 20, 2014 at 08:19 PM, in Tech News
hmm... would be interesting to see some speed... 1,068 Views / 11 Replies  
hmm... would be interesting to see some speed tests of the old quad i7 vs the new dual i7. I suspect for some things the older quad would still win.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM, in Tech News
great v1 proof of concept, looking forward to... 2,582 Views / 24 Replies  
great v1 proof of concept, looking forward to version 2 or 3 :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM, in Tech News
similar claims were made about battery life for... 277 Views / 2 Replies  
similar claims were made about battery life for the initial iPhone as well, inflated or impossible were thrown around (either publicly or privately within competing companies). Won't really know...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 5, 2014 at 06:32 PM, in Mac News
In a few weeks time "China Mobile is not... 251 Views / 2 Replies  
In a few weeks time "China Mobile is not allocated any of the first shipment of iPhone 6"
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM, in Tech News
Interesting. I also find it interesting/lucky I... 870 Views / 8 Replies  
Interesting.
I also find it interesting/lucky I haven't received any of this spam yet :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 20, 2014 at 01:47 PM, in Tech News
I knew one would be released not long after I... 471 Views / 2 Replies  
I knew one would be released not long after I bought one... oh well, that is one of the reasons I went with the Mac mini, relatively cheap :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 29, 2014 at 07:25 PM, in Tech News
Use both and more! 5,622 Views / 135 Replies  
The best backup is one that worked and took the least amount of time to recover from. (In much the same way that "the best camera is the one you have with you")

RAID mirroring or with parity (can...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:17 PM, in Applications
refurb vs new 9,830 Views / 65 Replies  
8 to 10 years ago, I'd seen a higher percentage of issues with refurb units having a problem out of the box, this has improved, where now it is pretty rare. (probably 1 in 4 going back 10 years, to...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 24, 2014 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind... 249 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind generator, wonder if that would have enough cooling power...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM, in Tech News
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