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Temperature sensing issue on the new drive. You... 150 Views / 2 Replies  
Temperature sensing issue on the new drive. You can either tell the fans to slow down manually (which I don't recommend) or get a kit like this:

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMACHDD12/
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Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Yesterday at 10:31 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Look for the MacNN writers at other venues. 1,933 Views / 61 Replies  
Look for the MacNN writers at other venues.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:48 PM, in Mac News
God, what was that guy's name. Started with an A... 570 Views / 42 Replies  
God, what was that guy's name. Started with an A I think. Warned like a dozen times to cool his shit down. Got the axe last year at some point.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 20, 2016 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think machines with 4GB benefitted the most in... 420 Views / 13 Replies  
I think machines with 4GB benefitted the most in the initial rollouts of the feature. I haven't owned any hardware with less than 8GB of RAM.

It makes sense that the feature helps low-RAM hardware...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 20, 2016 at 07:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
No, I understood you. It didn't do that much for... 420 Views / 13 Replies  
No, I understood you. It didn't do that much for me personally until 10.10.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, that's why I specified 10.10+. The... 420 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, that's why I specified 10.10+.

The implementation in 10.9 was just a shadow of what it would become in 10.10.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 18, 2016 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Space Javelin episode 002 is live! 228 Views / 0 Replies  
Find it on your iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/space-javelin/id983308503?mt=2

Or on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/spacejavelin/episode-002-poke-iman-i-hardly-know-iman
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 18, 2016 at 09:33 AM, in Mac News
The last few years have gone the other way.... 420 Views / 13 Replies  
The last few years have gone the other way. Memory compression in 10.10+ has been a boon. 8GB should be fine for a few years.

"Long time?" How long are we talking?
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 17, 2016 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Peter, if you tell them to keep Gatekeeper on... 224 Views / 3 Replies  
Peter, if you tell them to keep Gatekeeper on "Mac App store and registered developers" and tell them to not enter their credentials unless they know absolutely what it's for, they should be fine.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 15, 2016 at 06:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Runs fine. It came out in the 10.9 days. 176 Views / 1 Replies  
Runs fine. It came out in the 10.9 days.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:08 PM, in Gaming
Better late than never! 1,933 Views / 61 Replies  
Better late than never!
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:20 PM, in Mac News
Space Javelin 001 podcast -- by the MacNN news crew! 274 Views / 0 Replies  
When I can figure out frames in the forums, I'll put the live player here, but for your listening pleasure, episode 001 of the Space Javelin podcast, by two familiar names: Mike and Charles!
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Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 11, 2016 at 03:27 PM, in Mac News
Well, good news. There's an episode coming today. 1,933 Views / 61 Replies  
Well, good news. There's an episode coming today.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM, in Mac News
Easy way to tell. Plug the adapter into a... 483 Views / 5 Replies  
Easy way to tell. Plug the adapter into a different AC line of the house, see if it does the same thing.

If it doesn't, then check the same power line -- as in, the same line from the breaker box....
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Little bit of everything, I'm afraid. 1,933 Views / 61 Replies  
Little bit of everything, I'm afraid.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 8, 2016 at 07:57 AM, in Mac News
From the Ars report, one is a script, one is... 369 Views / 9 Replies  
From the Ars report, one is a script, one is malware, the third is adware.

The script and the malware take a certain kind of stupid to run and infect yourself with. Xprotect was updated last night...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It wasn't the site redesign. Every metric we... 1,933 Views / 61 Replies  
It wasn't the site redesign. Every metric we measure moved in a positive direction after implementation. The issues are multifold, but adblockers and Google dictating a lot have a great deal to do...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jul 2, 2016 at 12:31 PM, in Mac News
What these forums are, and will become, has never... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
What these forums are, and will become, has never been up to me. If you want the forums to survive, then MAKE them survive. Tell people about them, invite people. Do your thing.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chris, maybe its reading comprehension for me... 507 Views / 6 Replies  
Chris, maybe its reading comprehension for me right now. You've got the 3,1, right?
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There are a few other sites that I've seen about... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
There are a few other sites that I've seen about that are suffering currently from what hit us a few years ago. Reader apathy, heavy staff turnover, no personality.

It's coming. Between buyouts,...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 30, 2016 at 09:26 AM, in Mac News
Part 2 will be posted today, yes. The site will... 209 Views / 3 Replies  
Part 2 will be posted today, yes. The site will remain up for the time being -- just no new content.

At least, as far as I'm aware.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 30, 2016 at 09:24 AM, in Mac News
You guys know the forums are staying open, right? 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
You guys know the forums are staying open, right?
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyway... I'll be generating a post this week... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
Anyway... I'll be generating a post this week about things that the readers can do to help keep the lights on, as far as referrals, and things. The MacNN Deals at deals.macnn.com still feed the...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 26, 2016 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not visiting the main news page is....... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
Not visiting the main news page is.... disappointing.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 26, 2016 at 08:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Soundcloud is mine, and unique content... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
The Soundcloud is mine, and unique content belongs to the creators now (but it gets to stay on the MacNN page with a free license.)

So, the Soundcloud is mine, so that makes the iTunes repository...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 25, 2016 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope, not dead. A new home has been found, and... 1,274 Views / 29 Replies  
Nope, not dead. A new home has been found, and it'll start up again soon.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 25, 2016 at 08:25 AM, in Mac News
Deal: Xbox One refurb with two games for $190 264 Views / 0 Replies  
$190 at Groupon, temporary sale. (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/2896021/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-xbox-one-console-with-sunset-overdrive-and-ryse)

I'll talk to Reader50 about more...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:41 PM, in Gaming
The biggest and best thing you guys can do is... 1,851 Views / 100 Replies  
The biggest and best thing you guys can do is bring back the users. If you're coming back for the first time in ages, start a conversation! Jump into an existing one!

MacNN's news page is done....
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well. You guys are my people. How could I... 423 Views / 9 Replies  
Well.

You guys are my people. How could I not? Besides, how would I spread the word otherwise where the staff is going, so you can harangue us in other venues?
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:10 AM, in Feedback
We don't byline news, but the three main news... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
We don't byline news, but the three main news hacks, Charles, Malcolm, and I, started calling for confirmation of things about four years ago.

In fact, one of our more ... infamous? ... incidents,...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:09 AM, in Mac News
Don't know for sure, but a provisional yes. 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
Don't know for sure, but a provisional yes.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Block if you want -- your computer, and your... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
Block if you want -- your computer, and your call.

I understand both sides of the argument, but we have very reasonable ads, and are responsive to complaints about them.

Just don't ever, ever...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Jesus, do you even go to other forums? One text... 1,914 Views / 100 Replies  
Jesus, do you even go to other forums? One text and one ad is a problem?

Anyway, just got the word a Patreon is do-able for the forums. I'll continue the conversations about it with TPTB even...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That wasn't the problem. The redesign increased... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
That wasn't the problem. The redesign increased engagement in every metric.

Glad you kept coming by, even after the redesign, though.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:35 AM, in Mac News
If you're counting the formation of Yahoo and... 177 Views / 2 Replies  
If you're counting the formation of Yahoo and Google "new," then sure. I'll go with that.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:11 AM, in Mac News
A Patreon would be complicated. I'll ask some key... 423 Views / 9 Replies  
A Patreon would be complicated. I'll ask some key questions today from ownership.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:02 AM, in Feedback
It may good poof one day, but not right away. ... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
It may good poof one day, but not right away.

Tips and guides are going to live on in one form or another.

This Old Mac Pro will be completed -- but perhaps not here.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:19 PM, in Mac News
Things were starting to get bad around here a... 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
Things were starting to get bad around here a while ago ad-wise. I'm glad I nipped it in the bud for users' sake, but...

here we are anyway.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 22, 2016 at 05:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're FIRED. Oh. Wait. Never mind. 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
You're FIRED.

Oh. Wait. Never mind.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 22, 2016 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll check on that. 95 Views / 2 Replies  
I'll check on that.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 22, 2016 at 04:12 PM, in Mac News
Thanks for the kind words, William. I'm doing... 202 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the kind words, William. I'm doing what I can to be sure the guys land on their feet.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:53 AM, in Mac News
I'm wishing pretty goddamned hard. 1,851 Views / 100 Replies  
I'm wishing pretty goddamned hard.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a while, yes. 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
For a while, yes.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:11 PM, in Mac News
None in my tenure, and I don't see anything... 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
None in my tenure, and I don't see anything immediate this time.

Although, as you may guess, I'm not told everything. I don't even know everything surrounding the reasons for the shutdown.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know yet. 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
Don't know yet.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a lot of data I don't have, but this is a... 2,767 Views / 178 Replies  
There's a lot of data I don't have, but this is a pending question.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 07:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While I don't know how long you personally have... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
While I don't know how long you personally have been coming by, I've been reading since about 1999, well before I started working here, so I completely understand the "has it been that long..."...
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 21, 2016 at 07:04 AM, in Mac News
Short version - most of the functionality in DU... 213 Views / 6 Replies  
Short version - most of the functionality in DU has been restored, but I've been a little distracted today.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:09 PM, in Mac News
There's some details we're still working out... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
There's some details we're still working out about ongoing columns.

Pretty confident that it will be concluded someplace.
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 20, 2016 at 08:53 PM, in Mac News
The new website design had a positive impact on... 2,582 Views / 133 Replies  
The new website design had a positive impact on everything, but not enough. Too many external factors.

Appreciate the kind words, and well wishes!
Posted by Mike Wuerthele, on Jun 20, 2016 at 07:04 PM, in Mac News
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