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Bandwidth hogging: new iPhone or iOS 11 or...? 1,932 Views / 4 Replies  
Background: I just got an iPhone 8 to replace a 6s. Soon after I started using it, I noticed bandwidth issues on my home wifi network: app update downloads would slow to a crawl. I ran speed tests...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Oct 2, 2017 at 06:05 PM, in Networking
To paraphrase Steve Jobs: "You're pressing it... 681 Views / 3 Replies  
To paraphrase Steve Jobs: "You're pressing it wrong!"

:)
Posted by ibook_steve, on Oct 5, 2016 at 01:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
MobileIron and 3rd-party keyboards 568 Views / 0 Replies  
My company is transitioning from Good (which really should be called "Bad" because of how awful it is) for mobile email to MobileIron. From what I understand from my colleagues who have already gone...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Oct 5, 2016 at 01:53 PM, in iOS Apps
There is a version of WinZip for Mac: WinZip... 529 Views / 1 Replies  
There is a version of WinZip for Mac:

WinZip for Windows, Mac and Mobile - Zip Files, Unzip Files (http://www.winzip.com/mac/en/index.html)

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:42 PM, in macOS
Yeah, I bet the culprit is CEC. I have a... 608 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, I bet the culprit is CEC. I have a Monoprice HDMI switch instead of a receiver, and when/if it loses power and then gets powered back on, CEC is on by default and I have a similar problem...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jun 6, 2016 at 06:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Umm...Thunderbolt is not reversible last I... 362 Views / 5 Replies  
Umm...Thunderbolt is not reversible last I checked.
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jun 2, 2016 at 08:20 PM, in Mac News
Probably not. But I can't remember the last time... 947 Views / 6 Replies  
Probably not. But I can't remember the last time I deleted a contact. As for email, it's pretty easy for me to decide to delete an email that has no useful info going forward.
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jun 1, 2016 at 02:14 PM, in Applications
If you're set up with iCloud, you don't need to... 947 Views / 6 Replies  
If you're set up with iCloud, you don't need to worry about restoring a particular file. All that info is stored in the cloud and synced with the Contacts and Calendars apps. You can go to...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 31, 2016 at 01:27 PM, in Applications
And.reg, I've got to know what you've been using... 718 Views / 10 Replies  
And.reg, I've got to know what you've been using as a phone for the past 10 years!

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 25, 2016 at 01:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Additional suggestion: add a belt clip accessory... 236 Views / 2 Replies  
Additional suggestion: add a belt clip accessory like the Defender series.
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 25, 2016 at 01:13 PM, in Mac News
I just ended my Carbonite subscription and... 1,801 Views / 48 Replies  
I just ended my Carbonite subscription and switched to Backblaze. I really needed to backup external disks which, as mentioned, Carbonite for some reason does not support on Mac (and requires a more...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 19, 2016 at 01:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I would never use an ISP's router. Get a good... 835 Views / 6 Replies  
I would never use an ISP's router. Get a good one like Airport Extreme (despite my recent thread about the issues I had, still love it) or Wirecutter's recommendation of a TP-Link. At the same...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 18, 2016 at 06:59 PM, in Networking
It could be the hard drive. Try putting the... 640 Views / 1 Replies  
It could be the hard drive. Try putting the files on an external drive (flash or USB) and see if you have the same issues. If not, boot from the restore disk and run Disk Utility to check the...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 17, 2016 at 04:37 PM, in Applications
Scroll to the bottom of the found items list and... 929 Views / 9 Replies  
Scroll to the bottom of the found items list and double-click the option to view the results in the Finder.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 17, 2016 at 04:30 PM, in macOS
Well, at first Apple offered me a new base... 865 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, at first Apple offered me a new base station for $169! After a little talk with his manager, though, I got a free replacement. Way to go Apple!

It's working great, but the weird thing is I...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 12, 2016 at 01:53 PM, in Networking
iPod? I'm assuming you mean iPod Touch. Just... 3,375 Views / 17 Replies  
iPod? I'm assuming you mean iPod Touch. Just enable mail notifications.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 12, 2016 at 01:50 PM, in Applications
Very weird: if I hard or factory reset the base... 865 Views / 5 Replies  
Very weird: if I hard or factory reset the base station, my LAN speeds jump back up to where they should be, between 300 and 400 Mbps. However, as soon as I make any change in Airport Utility that...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 11, 2016 at 02:26 PM, in Networking
Wish they indicated the model year (since I got... 1,083 Views / 8 Replies  
Wish they indicated the model year (since I got excited by this deal at first). This is actually one of the first retina MBPs: 2012 version with Ivy Bridge. So it's a little old.
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 11, 2016 at 02:19 PM, in Mac News
I tried some hardwired testing and tried some... 865 Views / 5 Replies  
I tried some hardwired testing and tried some local wifi testing with iperf. I think there's something wrong with the AE AC's wifi. In a local iperf test with nothing else connected to the router...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 10, 2016 at 04:13 PM, in Networking
High bandwidth, slow speed 865 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a very strange problem. I have Comcast (yuck), but I do normally get good speed. I have Blast Plus and Speed Test regularly shows between 50 to 90 Mbps. Starting late last week, I noticed...
Posted by ibook_steve, on May 9, 2016 at 06:17 PM, in Networking
No. In the Finder, you can scroll the list of... 1,938 Views / 3 Replies  
No. In the Finder, you can scroll the list of favorites if there are too many. They don't disappear. Resizing the open/save dialog does nothing.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Apr 11, 2016 at 11:21 PM, in macOS
Favorites missing in Open/Save Dialogs 1,938 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anybody noticed this recently? In El Capitan, my Favorites are listed on the left in Finder windows, but they are missing in dialogs. Here's Open from Chrome and my Favorites in the Finder. ...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Apr 6, 2016 at 04:06 PM, in macOS
Wow, not a single comment! I guess it's a dud... 603 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow, not a single comment! I guess it's a dud for most.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Apr 4, 2016 at 03:54 PM, in Gaming
I've created one script and use it all the time:... 695 Views / 1 Replies  
I've created one script and use it all the time: eject all external drives. I put in specific drive names, so it's not super robust, but one of these days I'll figure out how to have it eject all...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Apr 4, 2016 at 03:53 PM, in Applications
Miitomo 603 Views / 4 Replies  
Anybody else tried Miitomo yet? As a Nintendo fanboy, I had to. I give it an ehh. I just like that I can use it to get coins to get stuff...like Zelda Picross!

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:20 PM, in Gaming
May I ask why you need to do this? I don't... 562 Views / 2 Replies  
May I ask why you need to do this?

I don't use it because it just annoyed me all the time, but Little Snitch is usually the go-to app for this sort of thing to analyze what data is being...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Mar 29, 2016 at 05:20 PM, in macOS
The poor launch for Arkham Knight was on PC, not... 836 Views / 12 Replies  
The poor launch for Arkham Knight was on PC, not PS4 where it's worked perfectly from day 1. +1 for Arkham Knight for me. I bought my PS4 last year with Arkham Knight and was very happy with it.
...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Mar 28, 2016 at 09:10 PM, in Gaming
"Planet Computing"? And I'm guessing the date is... 316 Views / 1 Replies  
"Planet Computing"? And I'm guessing the date is wrong too: March 31, 1998, not 1988.
Posted by ibook_steve, on Mar 28, 2016 at 02:03 PM, in Mac News
Just select the account in the From field. I... 672 Views / 6 Replies  
Just select the account in the From field. I don't think there's a way to do what you're asking in Mail.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Mar 15, 2016 at 03:39 PM, in Applications
Are you sure you don't have any weird apps... 583 Views / 2 Replies  
Are you sure you don't have any weird apps installed that might be doing this? I just Googled and found an app called Moom that does something like this.

When you say "specific point", where on...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Mar 15, 2016 at 03:37 PM, in macOS
I love the magnetic vent mounts. Simple and work... 1,215 Views / 9 Replies  
I love the magnetic vent mounts. Simple and work really well. My favorite is Aukey.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Feb 29, 2016 at 08:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's Andy Hertzfeld, not "Hertzfield". 303 Views / 1 Replies  
It's Andy Hertzfeld, not "Hertzfield".
Posted by ibook_steve, on Feb 22, 2016 at 08:29 PM, in Mac News
The iPhone in 2008 had 16 GB of storage, not "16... 1,083 Views / 10 Replies  
The iPhone in 2008 had 16 GB of storage, not "16 Gb". Gb, a gigabit, is 1/8 the storage of a GB, a gigabyte. This is an important distinction that I see messed up all the time.
Posted by ibook_steve, on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:58 PM, in Mac News
I use speedtest.net. It seems pretty reliable. ... 1,398 Views / 21 Replies  
I use speedtest.net. It seems pretty reliable.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jan 26, 2016 at 07:03 PM, in Networking
GameFAQs is your friend! If I like a game a... 498 Views / 2 Replies  
GameFAQs is your friend!

If I like a game a lot, I try not to give up on it. I bought my PS4 with Arkham Knight. At first, it felt very overwhelming, but once I got into it, I couldn't stop...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jan 19, 2016 at 03:57 PM, in Gaming
No mention of the extra levels (DLC)? 274 Views / 3 Replies  
No mention of the extra levels (DLC)?
Posted by ibook_steve, on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:50 PM, in Mac News
Are you sure the external drive is being backed... 685 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you sure the external drive is being backed up on the TM drive? You can check by just going to your TM drive in the Finder, not in the TM interface, and look for a folder with the name of the...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 29, 2015 at 12:20 PM, in macOS
Doubtful. Keyboard USB hubs are not designed to... 924 Views / 4 Replies  
Doubtful. Keyboard USB hubs are not designed to supply power to devices for charging. That's what dedicated USB hubs are for that include a separate power supply brick.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 18, 2015 at 05:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can you specify which laptop you have, what OS... 2,067 Views / 8 Replies  
Can you specify which laptop you have, what OS you're on, what monitor you're using and how it's connected, and what mouse? There's very little info here to help.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 18, 2015 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which screen saver option on the left have you... 539 Views / 3 Replies  
Which screen saver option on the left have you selected and what happens when you try to click on one of the other screen saver options?

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 14, 2015 at 03:35 PM, in Applications
Where do you see this 40 GB size? Steve 323 Views / 3 Replies  
Where do you see this 40 GB size?

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 10, 2015 at 02:02 PM, in Applications
Window menu -> Activity Check there to see... 441 Views / 4 Replies  
Window menu -> Activity

Check there to see if any mail process is "stuck".

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 10, 2015 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
If mail is stuck in the Outbox, you should check... 441 Views / 4 Replies  
If mail is stuck in the Outbox, you should check the Mail Activity Monitor to see if it provides any info. You should also check the outgoing mail server settings in Mail preferences.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 8, 2015 at 05:01 PM, in Applications
I've never seen this. Can you reproduce this and... 691 Views / 5 Replies  
I've never seen this. Can you reproduce this and provide the steps so others can see if it happens to them?

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 8, 2015 at 04:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Only your Facebook tab has a problem? That's... 870 Views / 3 Replies  
Only your Facebook tab has a problem? That's weird. Does this happen in other browsers (like Chrome) or only Safari? Try clearing your browser cache.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 1, 2015 at 05:26 PM, in Applications
I really wish OS X was better about displaying... 924 Views / 4 Replies  
I really wish OS X was better about displaying messages about USB problems due to insufficient power. I thought it used to say something about this. But P's answer is correct. There's no way the...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Dec 1, 2015 at 05:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Games for the Wii U currently available that will... 896 Views / 11 Replies  
Games for the Wii U currently available that will "pull you away":

Super Mario Maker
Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Mario 3D World
Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Nov 21, 2015 at 03:10 PM, in Gaming
Was it like a sudden electrical shock or just... 1,837 Views / 4 Replies  
Was it like a sudden electrical shock or just constant pain only when touching the trackpad? This is very strange.

Steve
Posted by ibook_steve, on Nov 18, 2015 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was going to say attach the trackpad to the VM... 797 Views / 5 Replies  
I was going to say attach the trackpad to the VM in the Devices settings, but then it wouldn't work in the primary OS. There is a "Share Bluetooth devices with Windows" option for me in a Windows 7...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Nov 11, 2015 at 01:52 PM, in macOS
Does it only happen when you're switching FROM... 1,986 Views / 7 Replies  
Does it only happen when you're switching FROM your account TO your wife's account? She might have some login item that is causing the problem. Check those out in the account settings. Also try...
Posted by ibook_steve, on Nov 10, 2015 at 05:23 PM, in macOS
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