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Wow. Sad day. You guys have been my primary... 2,557 Views / 133 Replies  
Wow. Sad day.

You guys have been my primary Mac news source for awhile. While you *can* find Apple news on CNN and others, they often get it wrong. I'll miss the slant of a site dedicated to Apple...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:48 AM, in Mac News
Ah, eWorld . . . I was one of the first... 84 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah, eWorld . . .

I was one of the first beta users, and was in the main chat room when they turned the lights out (I still have the chat log). Good times.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:42 PM, in Mac News
I've had this issue since the 10.11.4 update -... 130 Views / 2 Replies  
I've had this issue since the 10.11.4 update - but on an iMac. Same symptom; the mouse moves, but the system is unresponsive. I must power-cycle to return. I've updated to 10.11.5, tried Chrome,...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:36 AM, in Mac News
Red Jacket Mike, I use my new Retina iMac to make... 1,271 Views / 29 Replies  
Red Jacket Mike, I use my new Retina iMac to make discs from DVD Studio Pro (using Final Cut Pro X and Compressor 4). Sure, I have to use an external burner, but it works.

My 8-core high-end Mac...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:09 AM, in Mac News
Well, the police's outright refusal (or... 533 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, the police's outright refusal (or incompetence) at catching the criminals in the act of committing the crime is providing them MUCH more help than Apple is. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Mar 7, 2016 at 11:40 AM, in Mac News
Wow. Thinking of the words autocorrect/low... 265 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow. Thinking of the words autocorrect/low caffeine might have substituted makes me wish I had read the original. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 28, 2016 at 12:43 PM, in Mac News
Agreed on most points. I do know those that could... 569 Views / 10 Replies  
Agreed on most points. I do know those that could benefit from either this software or getting their hands slapped when they obediently (well, it *asked* me!) enter their password for an innocuous...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 25, 2016 at 01:33 PM, in Mac News
The point is this; Many PC publications subscribe... 569 Views / 10 Replies  
The point is this; Many PC publications subscribe to the "Security through obscurity" myth (Apple's low market share makes the platform a target not worth hacker's time). Many Mac publications/sites...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 22, 2016 at 06:49 PM, in Mac News
"... but unfortunately, as the market share... 569 Views / 10 Replies  
"... but unfortunately, as the market share increases, we're going to see problems more and more."

I thought MacNN was one of the publications/online entities that *debunked* the whole "security...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:14 PM, in Mac News
"Every so often, MacNN finds a deal that is too... 569 Views / 10 Replies  
"Every so often, MacNN finds a deal that is too good to go into our usual deal lists, and is deserving enough to be highlighted in its own Big Deals post."

Let me rewrite this:

"Every so often,...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM, in Mac News
So everything old is new again? I thought we got... 270 Views / 4 Replies  
So everything old is new again? I thought we got away from 802.11 900 MHz Wireless because too many other items interfered with it; cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens, etc.? Are they...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:02 PM, in Mac News
Charles, if you're remembering the quota system -... 1,581 Views / 16 Replies  
Charles, if you're remembering the quota system - where artificial diversity was not only encouraged, but mandated - then you are remembering your youth. As for underserved populations being lifted...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 3, 2016 at 04:31 PM, in Mac News
Or, . . . have free reign to hire the most... 1,581 Views / 16 Replies  
Or, . . . have free reign to hire the most capable people, no matter their color, gender, sexual preference, etc.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 2, 2016 at 06:35 PM, in Mac News
Nice stroll through memory lane. 187 Views / 2 Replies  
Nice stroll through memory lane.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:04 AM, in Mac News
As long as Denise is in charge, nothing will... 1,038 Views / 12 Replies  
As long as Denise is in charge, nothing will happen. She is a one-woman vendetta against Apple.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 3, 2015 at 05:24 PM, in Mac News
I used to lead the Utah Macintosh user Group.... 707 Views / 6 Replies  
I used to lead the Utah Macintosh user Group. Like your article said, we found ourselves less and less relevant over the years. Why wait a month to hear about the latest software when you can read...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Nov 20, 2015 at 09:08 PM, in Mac News
When I got the breathless company e-mail (I work... 1,314 Views / 22 Replies  
When I got the breathless company e-mail (I work for a company that rhymes with Schmenovo), I cringed. Now that I've actually watched the ad, I'm cringing even more. Yes, Personal Computers can do...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 17, 2015 at 08:49 PM, in Mac News
So I need 10.11 to use a bluetooth keyboard? Not... 1,492 Views / 11 Replies  
So I need 10.11 to use a bluetooth keyboard? Not quite sure why. Yes, I know support for the new peripherals is in El Capitan, but . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM, in Mac News
Wow, Microsoft's fix is to reinstall? Shocking!... 309 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow, Microsoft's fix is to reinstall? Shocking! I'm surprised they didn't want you to update your drivers as well. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 5, 2015 at 04:44 PM, in Mac News
Duh! Every year we hear how the market is... 382 Views / 4 Replies  
Duh! Every year we hear how the market is saturated with iPhones and iPads. And each year they *really* mean it this time. Saturated! Clogged! Sales will plummet!

Oh . . . . wait . . . . they keep...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM, in Mac News
It's got "Open" in the name of the venture. What... 275 Views / 5 Replies  
It's got "Open" in the name of the venture. What could possibly go wrong? . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 1, 2015 at 05:20 PM, in Mac News
So, . . . I take it you don't use Dropbox? Gmail? 332 Views / 3 Replies  
So, . . . I take it you don't use Dropbox? Gmail?
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 19, 2015 at 01:14 PM, in Mac News
Duke Nukem on the way. Riiiiiiight . . . . 375 Views / 3 Replies  
Duke Nukem on the way. Riiiiiiight . . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:36 PM, in Mac News
Wow, that's gonna go over*real* well with Apple .... 311 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow, that's gonna go over*real* well with Apple . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 9, 2015 at 06:36 PM, in Mac News
Interesting. Wonder how well it will work with... 396 Views / 5 Replies  
Interesting. Wonder how well it will work with changes in facial hair, makeup, etc.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM, in Tech News
What a rush to see your extensions load - on your... 1,129 Views / 10 Replies  
What a rush to see your extensions load - on your watch! :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:40 PM, in Tech News
Now if only we can stop internal web developers... 351 Views / 3 Replies  
Now if only we can stop internal web developers from using ActiveX and other PC-only technologies, get Cisco's VPN working our Macs, get parity with the PC version of Office (I'm looking at you,...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:21 PM, in Mac News
Hmmm, I've seen that way of organizing photos... 277 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmmm, I've seen that way of organizing photos somewhere. I just can't put my finger on it . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 28, 2015 at 05:57 PM, in Tech News
Acorns? :) 298 Views / 2 Replies  
Acorns? :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 26, 2015 at 09:25 AM, in Tech News
"(1) Back up your data" As discussed, if you are... 1,988 Views / 25 Replies  
"(1) Back up your data" As discussed, if you are backing up the existing directory corruption, hilarity will *not* ensue.
"(2) ... get an uninterruptible power supply (UPC)" UPS devices are great!...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 11, 2015 at 03:04 PM, in Mac News
Don, that's just it. You *don't* need it - until... 1,988 Views / 25 Replies  
Don, that's just it. You *don't* need it - until you need it, that is. And then it is a lifesaver. Time Machine is great. However, it doesn't always work. CCC and Super Duper are great. Mike and Dave...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM, in Mac News
A remote exploit that uninstalls the crapware,... 1,308 Views / 11 Replies  
A remote exploit that uninstalls the crapware, due to a flaw in the app itself? Genius!! It's too bad they'll probably fix it.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 8, 2015 at 04:16 PM, in Mac News
I actually got to watch one of the QR code-based... 262 Views / 2 Replies  
I actually got to watch one of the QR code-based payment transactions at a Target a few weeks ago. I use the term "transaction" loosely. The two people behind me eventually went to other lines, but I...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Apr 28, 2015 at 04:02 PM, in Mac News
Classy! 625 Views / 6 Replies  
Classy!
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
I would say do what you need to do to keep the... 2,256 Views / 14 Replies  
I would say do what you need to do to keep the site afloat, while at the same time keeping the advertising (and "sponsored posts" - ads disguised as posts) to a minimum.

I come here for...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Mar 31, 2015 at 10:50 AM, in Tech News
Is anyone else pissed right now? . . . 763 Views / 9 Replies  
Is anyone else pissed right now? . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM, in Mac News
Another case of "Follow the Money." Let's hope... 924 Views / 13 Replies  
Another case of "Follow the Money." Let's hope this one dies as quickly as the last one.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Mar 6, 2015 at 09:39 AM, in Tech News
Inkling, I always put my phone in my front... 1,360 Views / 11 Replies  
Inkling, I always put my phone in my front pocket. Of course, it's been a long time since I wore a pair of skinny jeans . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:35 PM, in Mac News
That's too bad. I thought it was a great concept.... 405 Views / 6 Replies  
That's too bad. I thought it was a great concept. It's sad how entrenched monopolies (I'm looking at you, Time-Warner/Comcast) and long-term controlling interests (taxi services/licensing agencies)...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:49 AM, in Tech News
Glad to see they're finally getting around to... 1,418 Views / 11 Replies  
Glad to see they're finally getting around to copying Apple's business model for software releases. But free only for the first year? . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 21, 2015 at 01:38 PM, in Tech News
BackBlaze, not BlackBlaze. It's a backup company,... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
BackBlaze, not BlackBlaze. It's a backup company, not a blackup company. Please fix.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:52 AM, in Tech News
That's pretty slimy. If I've already paid for a... 2,050 Views / 12 Replies  
That's pretty slimy. If I've already paid for a Wi-Fi service through my carrier, why should I have to pay again just because I'm in your building? That is an ugly side of capitalism.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 24, 2014 at 05:58 PM, in Tech News
Ah. I clicked the first link in the lead story,... 1,072 Views / 12 Replies  
Ah. I clicked the first link in the lead story, not the second (identically-named) link. Silly me.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM, in Tech News
I was looking at the Mac Pro, but decided to go... 1,363 Views / 7 Replies  
I was looking at the Mac Pro, but decided to go for the Retina iMac. The screen sold me. I bumped the specs up as much as I could to compensate - 4.0 i7, extra RAM, and the 295 video card. This will...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM, in Tech News
. . . aaaaaand where is the rest of the review?... 1,072 Views / 12 Replies  
. . . aaaaaand where is the rest of the review? You gave us specs. You said the display was stunning. All that I've gotten from Apple's website. Did you use it? Did you try to run a video-editing...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 9, 2014 at 09:44 AM, in Tech News
Now if only YouTube could understand/have the... 225 Views / 1 Replies  
Now if only YouTube could understand/have the capacity for music that is already licensed, all would be good. I'm so tired of disputing EVERY SINGLE TIME we have one of our live events. I paid good...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 8, 2014 at 11:19 PM, in Tech News
*cough*AdBlock*cough* 444 Views / 5 Replies  
*cough*AdBlock*cough*
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:59 PM, in Tech News
Yahoo . . . . Bing . . . . . . ewww. Just, .... 192 Views / 1 Replies  
Yahoo . . . . Bing . . . . . . ewww.

Just, . . . ew.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM, in Tech News
Oh - and about your comment about networking... 324 Views / 5 Replies  
Oh - and about your comment about networking still being able to be done at WWDC? Ummm, no. Since Apple abolished Premier Developer status, with its included WWDC ticket, it is nearly impossible to...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 14, 2014 at 04:32 PM, in Mac News
Too bad, but it's the fault of the internets.... 324 Views / 5 Replies  
Too bad, but it's the fault of the internets. Would you rather get your Mac news delivered monthly in a glossy magazine, or near real-time on the web? I will miss the shows, though. I loved releasing...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 14, 2014 at 04:28 PM, in Mac News
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