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nsurlsessiond & akd trying to call home constantly! 534 Views / 0 Replies  
Googling this gets me a lot of talk about iCloud & App Store. I understand these utilities are used for those connections and services.
What else though? I have all that disabled (I think) and they...
Posted by serr, on Apr 28, 2017 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
Replacing audio and preserving video 1:1 432 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm an experienced audio engineer but nearly 100% clueless with video! I'd like to see someone talk about how to keep already lossy video 1:1 with the original. Preparing audio for bluray seems to...
Posted by serr, on Apr 10, 2017 at 02:31 PM, in Applications
Crickets... Not exactly a glowing review there. 1,759 Views / 4 Replies  
Crickets...
Not exactly a glowing review there.
Posted by serr, on Apr 6, 2017 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Opinions on Laptop Battery Express? 1,759 Views / 4 Replies  
I see Laptop Battery Express after market replacement batteries for Macbook Pro on Newegg sporting a 2 year warranty.

Any opinions on these?

Looking for a trustworthy replacement for Anker as...
Posted by serr, on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha Or just revert to Firefox v49 and watch all... 407 Views / 5 Replies  
Haha Or just revert to Firefox v49 and watch all the new issues disappear! :D
Shouda known...
Posted by serr, on Mar 16, 2017 at 03:08 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the tips! 407 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the tips!
Posted by serr, on Mar 15, 2017 at 03:49 PM, in Applications
Internet browsing is devolving! Options? 407 Views / 5 Replies  
It seems like internet browsing is devolving. I know a lot of this is probably revolving adblock and scripts fighting with it crashing and memory leaking. File under: And this is why we can't all...
Posted by serr, on Mar 15, 2017 at 01:08 PM, in Applications
Thanks for all the replies! And there's even... 2,264 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for all the replies!

And there's even a solution! (Thought I'd be telling him "Sorry, no way to do it.")
Posted by serr, on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
How to read an OSX guid HFS+ formated drive in Windows? 2,264 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm looking for advice for a friend who needs to read some data from an OSX guid formatted drive but only has a Windows running machine at present.

What app or whatever do you hack into the...
Posted by serr, on Aug 18, 2015 at 11:41 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
How to return to 'same sized windows' look in all-spaces/mission control view? 759 Views / 1 Replies  
How do you get back to the 'same sized windows' for the spaces (called mission control now) view? The new default is to make the currently selected desktop space large and the others small at the top...
Posted by serr, on Jul 4, 2015 at 11:29 AM, in macOS
Found it! They decided to hide the scroll speed... 442 Views / 1 Replies  
Found it!
They decided to hide the scroll speed control under System Preferences/Accessibility/Mouse & Trackpad/Trackpad options/
Posted by serr, on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:47 AM, in macOS
scroll speed control missing after Yosemite update 442 Views / 1 Replies  
Finally decided to upgrade to 10.10. I had been staying with 10.6.8 for the longest time prior.
Clean install on a freshly formatted SSD.

The scroll speed control is missing from the system...
Posted by serr, on Jul 4, 2015 at 08:53 AM, in macOS
To my knowledge, all professional DAWs have the... 807 Views / 3 Replies  
To my knowledge, all professional DAWs have the ability to set the I/O buffer.

Just to be clear, this is the I/O buffer I'm talking about - the system <= => interface buffer. (Not the media...
Posted by serr, on May 29, 2015 at 02:51 PM, in macOS
How to set audio I/O buffer with Audio MIDI Setup? 807 Views / 3 Replies  
How do you set the audio I/O buffer with Audio MIDI Setup?

Or if this is not a function of AMS, then what is the method?

Normally when using a DAW app, you are given a control panel to set the...
Posted by serr, on May 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM, in macOS
"Mac Update 2" malware? 441 Views / 0 Replies  
Friend just got this. He deleted the contents of a folder named "Mac Update 2" that he ended up with in his apps folder so I don't have any more clues. Firefox and other apps are still working....
Posted by serr, on Feb 11, 2015 at 06:21 PM, in macOS
Certainly Apple should get out of the denial... 1,297 Views / 3 Replies  
Certainly Apple should get out of the denial stage and sue the pants off AMD (like they did to Nvidia in 2008)!

I'm thinking more of myself and after market refurbs. Would be nice to have a...
Posted by serr, on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Opinions on board rework houses for GPU replacement? 1,297 Views / 3 Replies  
Any opinions on board rework houses for GPU replacement? Recommendations?

We have the new batch of GPU faux pas with the 2011 machines now and a legitimate service would be a good thing.

I'm...
Posted by serr, on Nov 7, 2014 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are there any after market battery alternatives that work? 495 Views / 0 Replies  
Are there any after market battery alternatives that are legitimate products?

There was a company called NuPower that was making legitimate batteries for a few years that were every bit the...
Posted by serr, on Nov 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Has Core Audio been upgraded in 10.8? 715 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm still running 10.6.8 at the moment. But this would get me to upgrade.

Has it been made possible to aggregate a virtual device with a hardware device successfully? (eg. an Apogee Rosetta800 as...
Posted by serr, on Apr 6, 2013 at 06:58 PM, in macOS
Can you assign a keystroke to a hot corner? 716 Views / 3 Replies  
Can you assign a keystroke to a hot corner?

For example, I want to assign option-D (toggles something in some app I use) to a hot corner.
Posted by serr, on Mar 15, 2013 at 02:43 PM, in macOS
Go on... I don't care the method or terminology... 1,421 Views / 6 Replies  
Go on...
I don't care the method or terminology used.
Posted by serr, on Feb 3, 2013 at 08:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Target disc mode for the iPad. How? 1,421 Views / 6 Replies  
I want to back up my iPad by cloning the disc image like I do with Carbon Copy Cloner for the Mac. How do you bring up the iPad in target disc mode (or whatever term is used for it if different)?
...
Posted by serr, on Feb 3, 2013 at 03:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Problems booting from external firewire drive 306 Views / 2 Replies  
Here's a weird one...
I'm trying to help a buddy with a 3rd gen MBP and a new WD 'My Studio' firewire external drive.

He can mount and use the drive but is unable to boot from it. When starting...
Posted by serr, on Nov 14, 2012 at 08:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can windows users restore split files? 262 Views / 1 Replies  
Are windows users able restore split files? (ie. larger files split into parts with the 'split' command in terminal)

Or is it necessary to prepare them with one of their proprietary formats like...
Posted by serr, on Nov 8, 2012 at 09:19 AM, in macOS
Blu-ray authoring app with full audio features? 295 Views / 0 Replies  
Can I get a recommendation for a blu-ray authoring app?

I don't have any advanced requirements for video but I specifically need the full audio features including high res and multichannel...
Posted by serr, on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM, in Applications
Which adapter? Link? 741 Views / 9 Replies  
Which adapter? Link?
Posted by serr, on Jul 13, 2012 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You mean audio source? Various 4.0 and 5.1... 741 Views / 9 Replies  
You mean audio source?
Various 4.0 and 5.1 files. Most at 24 bit 96kHz. I keep them in FLAC format these days. Usually play them in Songbird.
The lossy surround formats that get squeezed thru 2...
Posted by serr, on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Audio is the primary concern. I don't care as... 741 Views / 9 Replies  
Audio is the primary concern. I don't care as much about video. Firewire interface is how I do things at home now. No problems there. Being able to plug into an HDMI input of a surround receiver...
Posted by serr, on Jul 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not compatible. Surround receivers only support... 741 Views / 9 Replies  
Not compatible. Surround receivers only support HDMI input for lossless 24 bit 96kHz 5.1 audio. Optical only supports 2-channel audio (and lossy surround over 2 channels).
Needs to be HDMI output.
Posted by serr, on Jul 12, 2012 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HDMI connection for pre-thunderbolt Macs? 741 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a gen 5,1 MBP with the mini-display port and no thunderbolt. I discovered that you cannot use the mini-display to HDMI adapter. You will get video but absolutely no audio. If you plug into the...
Posted by serr, on Jul 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Best apps for playing &amp;amp; ripping full res audio from blu-ray DVD? 808 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, what are the best apps out there?

Playing blu-ray DVD audio:
I want to send multichannel surround sound to my audio interface. It needs to stay full resolution (eg. 24/96) - no downsampling!...
Posted by serr, on Jun 20, 2011 at 12:19 PM, in Applications
wifi help needed 689 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm using 2 channels of wifi for remote control.
WiRanger USB radios on channel 1 for USB MIDI devices.
Linksys WRT54G router on channel 11 for iPad running Apple remote desktop (iTeleport).
The...
Posted by serr, on Jun 15, 2011 at 03:44 PM, in Networking
The hub is a WiRanger USB 2.0 wireless wi-fi... 1,495 Views / 4 Replies  
The hub is a WiRanger USB 2.0 wireless wi-fi device. Great product BTW.

I suspect that I'd need better buffering for this to work. To put it another way - I suspect that the usb connection for...
Posted by serr, on Mar 29, 2011 at 02:08 PM, in Hardware Hacking
need help using 'internal' trackpad over wireless usb hub 1,495 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a usb trackpad that used to be a mbp top - hence it's an 'internal' trackpad (in System Profiler). It works great plugged into any usb jack. The problem is with the wireless usb hub. I can see...
Posted by serr, on Mar 27, 2011 at 08:55 PM, in Hardware Hacking
PCIe SSD in Mac Pro 1,688 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone using a PCIe SSD (like this: OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120)?
Comments?
Posted by serr, on Mar 13, 2011 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
How do I enable the use of a USB MIDI controller over Apple Remote Desktop? 454 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm running Ableton Live on my Macbook Pro and I'm controlling the MBP with my little Macbook running Apple Remote Desktop. OK - all well and good. Full keyboard/trackpad control. The problem is that...
Posted by serr, on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:31 PM, in Applications
the airport card uses a mini pcie slot - there's... 3,715 Views / 8 Replies  
the airport card uses a mini pcie slot - there's only one, so I'd have to remove the airport card to use it for something else
Posted by serr, on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:32 PM, in Hardware Hacking
SSD in express 34 slot or mini pcie 3,715 Views / 8 Replies  
I'd like some advice/opinions on installing a SSD either in the express 34 slot or the mini pcie slot. There are 64GB SSD's made for either interface. I see a lot of people writing about kernel...
Posted by serr, on Mar 24, 2010 at 09:53 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Applescript too slow. Please help! 514 Views / 1 Replies  
I wrote an Applescript to do some file recovery. The problem is that it will take about 50 hours to go through a 800MB file byte by byte.
Should I be looking into shell scripts?
Please help!
...
Posted by serr, on Mar 23, 2010 at 01:57 PM, in Applications
Brand new Swiftec pumps. Arctic Silver 5 thermal... 3,438 Views / 7 Replies  
Brand new Swiftec pumps. Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Completely cleaned and referbed inside and out. Not the 1st time I've done this. My dual 2.7 G5 has been running flawlessly (and nice and cool)...
Posted by serr, on Mar 9, 2010 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
First, thanks for helping! Well, I blew... 3,438 Views / 7 Replies  
First, thanks for helping!
Well, I blew compressed air through everything before I reassembled it. It's not sterilized but it's pretty clean and you can feel a healthy gust of wind coming out the...
Posted by serr, on Mar 8, 2010 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
The exact message is: "CPU Intake Fan Speed... 3,438 Views / 7 Replies  
The exact message is:
"CPU Intake Fan Speed Error. Check that inner door is secure and in place then rerun calibration. "
This is reported for both CPU's.
The room is about 68 F. Does this need to...
Posted by serr, on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thermal Calibration "CPU intake fan speed error. Check that inner door..." 3,438 Views / 7 Replies  
Has anyone gotten to the bottom of this thermal calibration error with the G5? I see lots of discussion of a possible bug in ASD thermal calibration and claims that it can destroy the eeprom that...
Posted by serr, on Mar 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
 
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