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How to use Apps from abroad? 1,094 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm a Brit living in France and am finally getting an iPhone this weekend. One thing I was wondering was, is it possible to use apps from 2 different countries on the same phone?

I've got accounts...
Posted by willed, on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM, in iPhone Apps
What's bad about it? I find it convenient, and... 279 Views / 4 Replies  
What's bad about it? I find it convenient, and it's good that Apple doesn't have a complete choke-hold on the mobile internet via the App Store.
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 07:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Tell me more..." 2,584 Views / 6 Replies  
"Tell me more..."
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 06:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone remember Eliza, Siri's grandma? 2,584 Views / 6 Replies  
I was looking at the collection of funny Siri responses on Siriously Weird (http://siriouslyweird.tumblr.com) and saw this:

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt3kzqMkWj1r4etyqo1_500.jpg
...
Posted by willed, on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does iPhoto '11 still lack fullscreen? 359 Views / 2 Replies  
...or has this been addressed in an update? The fact that you can't view and edit photos fullcreen was a dealbreaker for me, but I was hoping they'd fix it with a .1 version. Is it safe to upgrade...
Posted by willed, on Oct 15, 2011 at 04:06 PM, in Applications
Running 2 sites on 1 MobileMe account from iWeb? 358 Views / 1 Replies  
Sorry, should have googled first - I thought it was a pretty obscure problem, but it turns out not.
e.g. http://newmacuser.com/multiple-domains-with-mobileme/
...
Posted by willed, on Sep 17, 2011 at 09:45 AM, in Applications
Yeah I doubt the 1G Touch plays 720p... I just... 1,319 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah I doubt the 1G Touch plays 720p... I just wish Apple wasn't so vague about it all. Videos quite happily appear in iTunes, and nothing implies that they won't work on your device, except for the...
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 03:12 PM, in Applications
Thanks for all the advice guys. As it turns... 1,319 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for all the advice guys.

As it turns out, Handbrake High Profile is pretty much the same settings as I've been using (and doesn't work either on my iTouch 1G). I'm going to assume (hope)...
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 01:47 PM, in Applications
Yeah, that would be great - gmail address in... 624 Views / 44 Replies  
Yeah, that would be great - gmail address in original post.

Thanks!
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Google+ invites? 624 Views / 44 Replies  
Did a quick search, couldn't see any request threads... If anyone has a spare, could you send it to [removed] ? Thanks in advance!
Posted by willed, on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Best video format across all Apple software/devices? 1,319 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm currently getting rid of a load of video rushes that are taking up hundreds of gigs, and am exporting the final edits to a more efficient format.

So far I've used .mp4, H.264 at 720p (or...
Posted by willed, on Jul 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM, in Applications
Nothing comes up in the console. 1,318 Views / 12 Replies  
Nothing comes up in the console.
Posted by willed, on May 12, 2011 at 04:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Pretty similar, if not exactly the same: ... 1,318 Views / 12 Replies  
Pretty similar, if not exactly the same:

wills-macbook-pro:Extensions wedwards$ ls -lAd *fs.kext
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 1 Aug 2009 autofs.kext
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 1 Aug ...
Posted by willed, on May 12, 2011 at 08:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey, thanks for all the responses. ... 1,318 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey, thanks for all the responses.

ibook_steve - I reset the PRAM and SMC but to no effect sadly...

P - I'm afraid I've never had to use the Terminal before, so your instructions are a little...
Posted by willed, on May 11, 2011 at 06:43 AM, in Mac OS X
MBP reads video DVDs, but not data DVDs. Any idea why? 1,318 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm upgrading the hard drive in my MBP and will need to reinstall the OS from a DVD, but I've found that neither Snow Leopard or the install DVDs that came with my Mac are read by the drive....
Posted by willed, on May 10, 2011 at 09:08 AM, in Mac OS X
How to reinstall OS X without a working DVD drive? 1,318 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm upgrading the hard drive in my MacBook Pro, but I've just found the DVD drive no longer seems to work with data DVDs. (Movies work fine... No idea why - bonus points if you can answer that too)....
Posted by willed, on May 10, 2011 at 09:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Anyone use an Android phone with a Mac? Do they play well together? 964 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey all,

I'm upgrading my phone this summer, and while I'm going to see what Apple comes out with, I'm seriously considering getting an Android handset, for a number of reasons which can be...
Posted by willed, on Feb 16, 2011 at 12:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can't delete trash... 440 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm trying to delete the application FrostWire. Whenever I do, I'm told

"The operation can’t be completed because the item “xyz” is in use

where "xyz" is various parts of the package contents,...
Posted by willed, on Nov 9, 2010 at 06:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Not sure there's much of a call for that sort of... 2,226 Views / 8 Replies  
Not sure there's much of a call for that sort of software, if it's even possible.

While an old Mac can keep going forever, there comes a time when you have to accept that new functionality is not...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, a two year-old threat that's still going.... 12,510 Views / 82 Replies  
Wow, a two year-old threat that's still going. You guys are nothing if not persistent!

But ultimately, it's pretty clear that unless you're doing BD authoring professionally (with the software...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cool - thanks guys. Turns out I had Handbrake... 2,041 Views / 5 Replies  
Cool - thanks guys. Turns out I had Handbrake anyway, but hadn't tried it as I had some problem with it when I last used it to transcode videos for iPod Touch. Turns out it works fine for AppleTV...
Posted by willed, on Nov 4, 2010 at 06:22 AM, in Applications
Best video format converter software for Apple TV? 2,041 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey,

Just decided to get a new Apple TV instead of a new DVD/BD player (one of no-doubt many people to be suckered in by the new lower price point). All's good, but I'd like to convert my existing...
Posted by willed, on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:08 PM, in Applications
A bit more explanation: In iPhoto '09, you... 4,467 Views / 6 Replies  
A bit more explanation:

In iPhoto '09, you did get bars at the top and bottom of the screen when you went into full screen editing mode. At the top was a bar showing the photostream, at the bottom...
Posted by willed, on Oct 23, 2010 at 06:31 AM, in Applications
iPhoto '11 irony - can no longer view photos full screen?? 4,467 Views / 6 Replies  
I can't believe this - with one of the most touted features of iPhoto '11 being its fullscreen beauty, I can no longer view my photos fullscreen unless I make a tedious slideshow. Am I missing...
Posted by willed, on Oct 22, 2010 at 08:36 PM, in Applications
Can I get a Chrome-style combined address/search bar in Safari? 1,826 Views / 0 Replies  
Can it be done? I like Safari in many respects, but I've got so used to the convenience of typing in whatever it is I want into the top window that I'm sticking with Chrome for now. Is there a way to...
Posted by willed, on Aug 3, 2010 at 08:18 AM, in Applications
Excellent answer - thanks! 605 Views / 2 Replies  
Excellent answer - thanks!
Posted by willed, on Jul 3, 2010 at 07:06 AM, in Applications
Final Cut Express rendering question 605 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm editing together a load of short video clips I took on holiday with my Canon IXUS 100IS - a compact point-and-shoot that records video in 720p at 30fps. However, FCE4 always needs to render when...
Posted by willed, on Jul 2, 2010 at 07:51 AM, in Applications
Still can't search from the main address bar...... 3,268 Views / 94 Replies  
Still can't search from the main address bar... I've got so used to that in Chrome that it's now a deal-breaker. Why can't they implement it in Safari?
Posted by willed, on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:19 PM, in Applications
I like it - would you PM me if it doesn't allow... 1,253 Views / 6 Replies  
I like it - would you PM me if it doesn't allow you to post details here?

Cheers,

Will
Posted by willed, on May 16, 2010 at 07:26 PM, in Hardware Hacking
As you may have seen, Steve Jobs has weighed in... 1,509 Views / 47 Replies  
As you may have seen, Steve Jobs has weighed in (http://gawker.com/5539717/) on some of the points raised in this thread, in particular the App Store morality police. Apparently it's to give us all...
Posted by willed, on May 16, 2010 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All good points, and I know Apple is a company... 1,509 Views / 47 Replies  
All good points, and I know Apple is a company out to make cash. It's just that their marketing at least led people to believe that originally this was a secondary consideration.

Maybe...
Posted by willed, on May 13, 2010 at 09:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Macintosh: the computer for the rest of us." Not any more? 1,509 Views / 47 Replies  
Hey all.

I haven't posted here in a while but I thought this was an interesting discussion for the MacNN community.

Reading the blogs today, I noticed this story...
Posted by willed, on May 13, 2010 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, Just thought I'd update for the sake of... 729 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey,

Just thought I'd update for the sake of those who find this thread in future searches on the subject.

The result was a good news outcome. I'm typing this on my good-as-new MBP, with a...
Posted by willed, on Mar 9, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's great news, thanks guys. Here's hoping it... 729 Views / 9 Replies  
That's great news, thanks guys. Here's hoping it all works out...

Cheers,

Will
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's just what I thought Chris, but I took it... 729 Views / 9 Replies  
That's just what I thought Chris, but I took it into a Genius Bar, the 'genius' ran a test on it using a special NVidia USB key, and announced that the problem was with the logic board, (repair cost:...
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How to get this MBP working? 729 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello,

The screen and video-out have failed on my MBP due to a logic board problem. However, the machine itself still works - Mail launches on startup and 'pings' when I get new mail; iTunes...
Posted by willed, on Feb 25, 2010 at 09:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Photoshop help 341 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey all,

Bit of a random one, but then this is the Lounge.

I'd like to use this picture in a photo book but it's got a load of horizontal lines across it - shortly after taking this the camera...
Posted by willed, on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How to copy iPhoto pics WITH their metadata? 645 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

I scanned a load of old family pics onto my Dad's iMac G5, running iPhoto 6, and spent a while working out who everyone was, where the photos were taken etc.

Now I want to copy some of...
Posted by willed, on Nov 9, 2009 at 01:15 PM, in Applications
Why does Mail take so long to make 'new mail' sound? 1,275 Views / 18 Replies  
OK, so between war, disease and famine this isn't the biggest problem facing the world today, but...

is it really beyond the power of modern computing to have a sound play when I get new mail? For...
Posted by willed, on Oct 7, 2009 at 07:09 AM, in Applications
How best to clean install 10.6 and keep my stuff? 1,288 Views / 2 Replies  
I've had 8-10 hard resets in the 48 hours since I installed Snow Leopard and want to start afresh but be able to keep my home folder and apps. I have a Time Machine backup.

I'm wondering, is it...
Posted by willed, on Sep 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks guys, must have been a corrupted file.... 1,004 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks guys, must have been a corrupted file. Preview isn't one of the apps you can reinstall separately from the Leopard disk but luckily someone on another forum had put a copy on his iDisk.

...
Posted by willed, on Jul 7, 2009 at 08:48 AM, in Applications
Preview.app doesn't launch 1,004 Views / 4 Replies  
Preview, quite a core piece of OSX, has stopped working on my machine. Quickview and Adobe Reader still work, so it's not a wider problem with PDFs. Below are the top few lines of the auto-generated...
Posted by willed, on Jul 6, 2009 at 06:18 AM, in Applications
Time Machine permissions problems 317 Views / 1 Replies  
Long story short:
Both my MBP internal HD and my external Time Machine partition disk for some reason died at the same time. I had to buy Disk Warrior to salvage my TM drive.

Now when I restore...
Posted by willed, on Jun 4, 2009 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
Hi Glen, I've found the problem - I have a... 334 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Glen, I've found the problem - I have a firmware password which meant for some reason that I had to hold down option instead of C and was then able to put the password in. The hard disk is screwed...
Posted by willed, on May 18, 2009 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP emergency 334 Views / 2 Replies  
My MBP - 15", 2.6GHz Core2Duo, early '08 - suddenly refused to start up today. Shows a folder with flashing '?'. Usually I would start up from the OSX disk that came with it, but holding down C...
Posted by willed, on May 18, 2009 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Infuriating sound problem on YouTube video 328 Views / 1 Replies  
Have made a short film in Final Cut Pro and want to upload it to YouTube. Have done this many times in the past with no problems.

However... This video has a voice-over track. Whenever I upload...
Posted by willed, on May 9, 2008 at 09:24 PM, in Applications
iPod Touch has 4GB of 'other' on it. What's 'other'? 522 Views / 1 Replies  
When I plug in my iPod Touch, iTunes gives a breakdown of what's on it - Audio, Video, Photos and Other. What is 'Other' because I've got 4GB of it. That's pretty much the same size as the photos...
Posted by willed, on May 4, 2008 at 06:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Both battery and AC on mine. 340 Views / 6 Replies  
Both battery and AC on mine.
Posted by willed, on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP sound issue 340 Views / 6 Replies  
I've just got a new MBP and am very happy with it except for one thing that's bugging me.

Whenever it's about to play a sound, such as something as simple as the checking mail 'ding', there's...
Posted by willed, on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can you use an old Mac as a Time Machine drive? 980 Views / 20 Replies  
Sorry if this is an obvious question, but can you use another Mac's HD to backup to with Time Machine? I'm getting a new laptop but could I use my old one, which has AirPort and an 80GB HD, as a...
Posted by willed, on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:54 PM, in Mac OS X
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