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Thanks for all of your hard work! 17,704 Views / 77 Replies  
Thanks for all of your hard work!
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 30, 2016 at 06:04 PM, in Mac News
This is confusing. Is the keynote on June 13 or... 235 Views / 3 Replies  
This is confusing. Is the keynote on June 13 or June 10?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 1, 2016 at 02:33 PM, in Mac News
Since the Apple Store continues to sell new and... 183 Views / 1 Replies  
Since the Apple Store continues to sell new and refurbished versions of the fifth generation Time Capsule, the title of this article ("Apple stops selling AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule") seems...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on May 31, 2016 at 12:29 AM, in Mac News
This goes against everything that Apple has done... 1,338 Views / 14 Replies  
This goes against everything that Apple has done in the past 10 years! An extra battery?! Steve Jobs must be turning over in his grave!
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 8, 2015 at 09:57 AM, in Mac News
I don't see the new data detectors on mail with... 2,546 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't see the new data detectors on mail with appropriate content. Any idea why not?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Oct 2, 2015 at 05:43 PM, in Mac News
What is the build number? 2,774 Views / 24 Replies  
What is the build number?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Sep 30, 2015 at 03:51 PM, in Mac News
What I don't understand is: if I don't look at... 1,984 Views / 17 Replies  
What I don't understand is: if I don't look at the ads or click on them, how am I hurting revenue by blocking them?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Sep 19, 2015 at 01:25 AM, in Mac News
First of all, "Dr. Dre" isn't a doctor in any... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
First of all, "Dr. Dre" isn't a doctor in any meaningful sense of the word. Second, what is admirable about him? Doesn't he have a past as a perpetrator of domestic violence and violence against...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Aug 3, 2015 at 05:17 PM, in Mac News
It might be worth noting that the "Scripts" menu... 3,594 Views / 22 Replies  
It might be worth noting that the "Scripts" menu is gone, that integration with bibliographic management programs like EndNote is broken, and that there's a weird disconnect between the commands to...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jul 17, 2015 at 07:37 PM, in Mac News
Office 2016 is a disastrous release, at least as... 609 Views / 5 Replies  
Office 2016 is a disastrous release, at least as far as Word 2016 is concerned. It breaks all support for bibliographical reference management programs, equation editors, etc.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jul 13, 2015 at 07:11 PM, in Mac News
Yes, Blackboard is awful, but many institutions... 361 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, Blackboard is awful, but many institutions are switching to an LMS called "Canvas." Are you familiar with it?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:20 PM, in Mac News
Boy, are you wrong. The throughput has increased... 2,897 Views / 33 Replies  
Boy, are you wrong. The throughput has increased by 2-2.5x:

Holy smoke! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast | Computerworld...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on May 22, 2015 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
@coffeetime Yes, it's about time, and it's a... 2,091 Views / 11 Replies  
@coffeetime Yes, it's about time, and it's a great sign. No, there isn't yet a built-in calendar. Q2015 for Mac is a work in progress, with much promised for the future. But this is the financial...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:56 AM, in Mac News
@carloblackmore Wrong, this is an updated Quicken... 2,091 Views / 11 Replies  
@carloblackmore Wrong, this is an updated Quicken Essentials for Mac UI
@dochsieh Intuit didn't take out direct bill payment -- they just haven't added it yet.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM, in Mac News
I don't think so. I do have "Find My Mac" turned... 1,714 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't think so. I do have "Find My Mac" turned on.

I'll have to try it.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Apr 3, 2014 at 07:19 AM, in macOS
Hi ICanHelp! Thanks for writing! ... 1,714 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi ICanHelp!

Thanks for writing!

Unfortunately, "Back to My Mac" is off on that computer -- indeed, it's off on all computers on my LAN.

I've upgraded that computer to Mavericks (10.9.2),...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:09 AM, in macOS
Why does remote MBP on LAN disappear from Finder sidebar when I click on its icon? 1,714 Views / 4 Replies  
This is really odd. I've replaced ethernet cables and what not, but most of the time, when I try to connect to the MBP on my LAN, it will initially disappear from the sidebar before reappearing. The...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Mar 23, 2014 at 04:38 PM, in macOS
upgrade the internal flash 2,144 Views / 30 Replies  
Honestly, your best option -- if 480 GB is big enough for you, is to upgrade the internal flash memory (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Air-Retina).
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What fascinates me is how divergent the... 4,422 Views / 15 Replies  
What fascinates me is how divergent the experiences of different users are. Some people are having no problems, yet for others TouchID is a nightmare.

As for me, I was fairly confident yesterday...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Nov 9, 2013 at 03:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Have they stayed the same? What I’m beginning to... 4,422 Views / 15 Replies  
Have they stayed the same? What I’m beginning to realize is that there is an area of my thumb (the fleshy part, which is what one is supposed to use!) seems to pose repeated problems for the sensor....
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Nov 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Fascinating! How did you discover this? So this... 4,422 Views / 15 Replies  
Fascinating! How did you discover this? So this is an accelerated form of training? If recognition is supposed to improve with daily use, how do you explain the observations of many...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English... 645 Views / 6 Replies  
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language lists "depart" as intransitive; so does the OED for this meaning. This is the first time I've seen "depart" used this way.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM, in Mac News
This article demonstrates a new low in the... 645 Views / 6 Replies  
This article demonstrates a new low in the practice of English grammar: you can't "depart" a company, because "to depart" is an intransitive verb. It would be far more correct to write, "Henri...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM, in Mac News
It gets worse over time for me. How can that be? 976 Views / 24 Replies  
It gets worse over time for me. How can that be?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Oct 22, 2013 at 06:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think that there may be some differences... 976 Views / 24 Replies  
I think that there may be some differences between sensors.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Oct 22, 2013 at 06:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
not for me … 976 Views / 24 Replies  
TouchID works really well initially after training, but after a day or two, the "miss" rate approaches 50%; if I retrain, the same story repeats itself. Could my TouchID sensor be faulty? There are...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Oct 22, 2013 at 06:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK, so compare the AT&T deal to the local deal I... 367 Views / 5 Replies  
OK, so compare the AT&T deal to the local deal I found in Paris, France with a MVNO of the French operator SFR: I had unlimited texts, unlimited voice calls (including to North America), and 3 GB of...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Aug 2, 2013 at 01:37 AM, in Tech News
Too bad that they purchased HopStop - City Maps... 701 Views / 6 Replies  
Too bad that they purchased HopStop - City Maps is much better for transportation.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jul 21, 2013 at 05:36 PM, in Mac News
This article isn't clear. For those who are on... 355 Views / 1 Replies  
This article isn't clear. For those who are on the Simple Choice plans, the personal hotspot service is already included.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jul 8, 2013 at 01:51 PM, in Mac News
Aristoteles: you're probably right about the... 393 Views / 4 Replies  
Aristoteles: you're probably right about the enormous influence that Melinda had on Bill.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on May 13, 2013 at 03:09 PM, in Tech News
hoax? 376 Views / 4 Replies  
I called T-Mobile about this, and the person I spoke to couldn't find any information about an update :(
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:56 AM, in Tech News
just use an unlocking service! 959 Views / 7 Replies  
Inkling, I also had purchased an iPhone 3GS from someone on Craig's List, and AT&T refused to unlock it. I was stuck with a software solution (Ultrasn0w) until I paid about $5 for a permanent,...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Mar 13, 2013 at 05:50 PM, in Tech News
Acrobat's OCR doesn't work nearly as well as... 477 Views / 3 Replies  
Acrobat's OCR doesn't work nearly as well as OCRKit (http://ocrkit.com).
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM, in Applications
Have you tried "Casts"? It has been updating... 1,287 Views / 10 Replies  
Have you tried "Casts"? It has been updating podcasts directly on the iPhone for a long time, and is way better than Apple's app.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jul 3, 2012 at 04:12 PM, in iOS Apps
You're absolutely right. Having soldered RAM... 3,534 Views / 129 Replies  
You're absolutely right. Having soldered RAM takes up less considerably space and it increases reliability (because there are no contacts to corrode or go bad in other ways). Furthermore, it has been...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 22, 2012 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, I'm interested in SD cards, not CF... 1,985 Views / 3 Replies  
Unfortunately, I'm interested in SD cards, not CF cards -- inserted in the SD card slot of a MacBook Pro (mid-2010).
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
big difference between Sandisk Ultra SD 30 MB/s and 45 MB/s? 1,985 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm considering two "Ultra" type SD cards from Sandisk: one is rated at 30 MB/s (but doesn't reach that in reality), and there's another sort rated at 45 MB/s.

What I'd like to know is: is the 45...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jun 20, 2012 at 07:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can the power saving mode on the Netgear XAV5001 and ZyXEL 42xx adapters be disabled? 1,198 Views / 0 Replies  
These ethernet over powerline adapters go into a power saving mode when they detect no ethernet activity. The problem is that if a Mac connected to them goes to sleep, they go to sleep, with the...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Mar 25, 2012 at 12:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No, it's not that simple. There's only one... 839 Views / 3 Replies  
No, it's not that simple. There's only one profile (a custom-created one) in ~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles. In /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays there are, for example, 4 profiles named "Color LCD"...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:20 PM, in macOS
What about the reliability of the flash memory... 3,662 Views / 45 Replies  
What about the reliability of the flash memory itself? The fact that firmware updates are easier with OWC would seem to be a big advantage, wouldn't it?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
why are colorsync profiles proliferating under Lion? 839 Views / 3 Replies  
why do I have so many identically-named colorsync profiles?

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It's causing problems where switching from my internal MacBook Pro...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:46 AM, in macOS
What about OWC? 3,662 Views / 45 Replies  
What about OWC?
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks -- I'm fascinated to know whether (and... 1,191 Views / 26 Replies  
Thanks -- I'm fascinated to know whether (and why) the antenna improvements would be limited to 2G.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:56 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you have a T-Mobile SIM? Otherwise, I don't... 1,191 Views / 26 Replies  
Do you have a T-Mobile SIM? Otherwise, I don't see how you could test, because the baseband on the 4S doesn't allow one to turn off 3G :(
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 8, 2011 at 08:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm a bit mystified. I had read various articles... 1,191 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm a bit mystified. I had read various articles (and Apple documentation) about how the two antennas on the iPhone 4s -- and the ability to switch between them -- resolved the infamous "death grip"...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is untrue. I had a problem with the camera... 2,100 Views / 15 Replies  
This is untrue. I had a problem with the camera in an iPhone 4, and the camera module was replaced by the genius at an Apple Store in Austin, TX.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 2, 2011 at 05:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If the Apple Store genius detects that your... 2,100 Views / 15 Replies  
If the Apple Store genius detects that your iPhone is jailbroken, s/he'll refuse to have anything to do with it, so a restore would be in order. However, as you note, the restore is problematic...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 2, 2011 at 05:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Can't play H.264 encoded videos in FrontRow 662 Views / 1 Replies  
I used FrontRow for the first time in a long time the other day, and while it could play .avi videos from my Canon camera just fine, those that had been converted to H.264 .mov files, and those from...
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Jan 4, 2011 at 12:01 AM, in macOS
You don't use Netgear for support for the... 106,188 Views / 107 Replies  
You don't use Netgear for support for the ReadyNAS units -- you use the ReadyNAS forums... ;-)
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 31, 2010 at 04:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why Intel? The OWC series apparently doesn't slow... 5,453 Views / 24 Replies  
Why Intel? The OWC series apparently doesn't slow down over time. Does Intel have a similar controller? The other problem with Intel is that I've read that they're not especially Mac-compatible.
Posted by Le Flaneur, on Dec 23, 2010 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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