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I had a problem with the keyboard on my "Early... 1,464 Views / 13 Replies  
I had a problem with the keyboard on my "Early 2008" 17" MBP. MacMedics happened to have a brand-new replacement keyboard in stock. With the new keyboard and the 1GB SSD drive that I installed, the...
Posted by davoud, on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:49 PM, in Mac News
They may rethink that when MPs start losing their... 135 Views / 1 Replies  
They may rethink that when MPs start losing their iPads or having them stolen and sensitive information is released. National defense, political, foreign relations...
Posted by davoud, on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:18 PM, in Mac News
Apple ought to leave maps to Google. The local... 165 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple ought to leave maps to Google. The local vet clinic is a coffee shop. The strip mall is a medical center. And this is not in a backwater.
Posted by davoud, on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:58 PM, in Mac News
Tracking You 925 Views / 23 Replies  
Yes, but the first time you use the app you will begin to accumulate cookies again and you'll be right back where you were. If you don't like being tracked, best stay off the Internet.


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Posted by davoud, on Feb 27, 2015 at 04:52 PM, in iPhone Apps
Android is based on ripped-off interface... 732 Views / 9 Replies  
Android is based on ripped-off interface elements. It's no surprise that would extend to software, as well.
Posted by davoud, on Nov 24, 2014 at 01:43 PM, in Tech News
"GT says Apple pulled 'bait-and-switch' in newly... 553 Views / 8 Replies  
"GT says Apple pulled 'bait-and-switch' in newly unsealed documents"

Bzzzzt! "GT says in newly unsealed documents that Apple pulled bait-and-switch." The bait-and-switch was not in the documents,...
Posted by davoud, on Nov 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM, in Tech News
There will always be those who stand by the side... 971 Views / 20 Replies  
There will always be those who stand by the side of the road with their knuckles dragging, muttering to themselves as they eat history's dust.
Posted by davoud, on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:36 PM, in Tech News
Doesn't work for me, either. Disappeared,... 162 Views / 2 Replies  
Doesn't work for me, either. Disappeared, apparently not installed. Yes, I have latest version of LR.
Posted by davoud, on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:22 AM, in Mac News
Was this really an auto-download, or was it... 830 Views / 13 Replies  
Was this really an auto-download, or was it people not knowing the difference between "in the cloud and ready for download" and "on the device?" The album did not auto-download to any of my devices;l...
Posted by davoud, on Oct 15, 2014 at 04:55 PM, in Mac News
How do we know it was really meant to be curved?... 151 Views / 4 Replies  
How do we know it was really meant to be curved? Maybe someone just put it in her back pocket.
Posted by davoud, on Oct 2, 2014 at 07:04 PM, in Tech News
Centigrade? How quaint. That term was made... 148 Views / 2 Replies  
Centigrade? How quaint. That term was made obsolete in 1948 when the Comité international des poids et measures (CIPM) replaced it with degrees Celsius.
Posted by davoud, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM, in Tech News
Need to find a way to move my house from Maryland... 132 Views / 2 Replies  
Need to find a way to move my house from Maryland to California. 4000+ Sq Ft, 87,000 Sq Ft lot (two acres), wealthiest state in the Union, and it's worth *maybe* $500k.
Posted by davoud, on Aug 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM, in Mac News
Several hundred angry people confined in an... 550 Views / 11 Replies  
Several hundred angry people confined in an uncomfortable space for some hours, and the airlines want to add to the problem by allowing them to shout into mobile phones, which will make a certain...
Posted by davoud, on Aug 4, 2014 at 06:48 PM, in Tech News
I'm not excited about Yosemite because it hasn't... 215 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm not excited about Yosemite because it hasn't been released yet. How am I to get excited about a release I haven't seen? Truth be told, I haven't been excited by an OS release since the OS X...
Posted by davoud, on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:13 PM, in Mac News
He said, he said, he said. Did he provide... 1,124 Views / 15 Replies  
He said, he said, he said. Did he provide convincing evidence? Any evidence at all?
Posted by davoud, on Jul 21, 2014 at 07:22 PM, in Tech News
What's the big deal? I use SuperDuper and I use... 4,388 Views / 135 Replies  
What's the big deal? I use SuperDuper and I use Time Machine. They work for me. Why should I care how, or whether, persons outside my household back up their data?
Posted by davoud, on Jul 16, 2014 at 01:57 PM, in Applications
I beg to differ. All of your household utilities... 4,388 Views / 135 Replies  
I beg to differ. All of your household utilities are in the cloud. Your tax records, real-estate records, driver's license, and vehicle registration are in the cloud. If you shop with a credit or...
Posted by davoud, on Jul 16, 2014 at 01:53 PM, in Applications
"iCloud.com is one of the last vestiges of Google... 125 Views / 2 Replies  
"iCloud.com is one of the last vestiges of Google Maps in Apple products, the other being listings for Apple Stores."

Of course Apple has to use Google Maps for its store locations. Apple Maps are...
Posted by davoud, on Jul 8, 2014 at 05:16 PM, in Mac News
What kind of scrambled writing is this? It says... 166 Views / 6 Replies  
What kind of scrambled writing is this? It says that Adobe is ceasing development of Aperture!

Those who object to the cost of Adobe CC and refuse to pay for a subscription are probably those who...
Posted by davoud, on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM, in Mac News
What kind of scrambled writing is this? It says... 166 Views / 6 Replies  
What kind of scrambled writing is this? It says that Adobe is ceasing development of Aperture!

Those who object to the cost of Adobe CC and refuse to pay for a subscription are probably those who...
Posted by davoud, on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:58 PM, in Mac News
This is sloppy writing. The headline says "87... 99 Views / 1 Replies  
This is sloppy writing. The headline says "87 percent of Americans." Not true. The truth comes out in the article. "87 percent of mobile phone users." That's very different from 87 percent of the...
Posted by davoud, on May 27, 2014 at 01:25 AM, in Tech News
How did the children get the log-in credentials... 184 Views / 3 Replies  
How did the children get the log-in credentials for the iTunes store? Parental responsibility--does that exist any more? I don't see why Apple should be held liable for parents' failure to supervise...
Posted by davoud, on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:14 AM, in Mac News
I hope the planners of the next 9/11-type attack... 125 Views / 4 Replies  
I hope the planners of the next 9/11-type attack don't take advantage of Google encryption to avoid detection. They're the only ones who could possibly benefit from this, because NSA is uninterested...
Posted by davoud, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM, in Tech News
Grendelmon, I'll express my own thoughts and... 676 Views / 8 Replies  
Grendelmon, I'll express my own thoughts and thank you for sticking to what you know. Snowden is a traitor because he stole information that is vital to our national security and turned it over to...
Posted by davoud, on Mar 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM, in Tech News
It's not surprising that the traitor and defector... 676 Views / 8 Replies  
It's not surprising that the traitor and defector Snowdon would call for the crippling of our SIGINT collection capability, which is a key link in our national security apparatus.
Posted by davoud, on Mar 10, 2014 at 06:11 PM, in Tech News
People seem to struggle with birthdays,... 508 Views / 7 Replies  
People seem to struggle with birthdays, anniversaries, and the like when referring to the deceased. It's not
"what would have been his birthday." It's "his birthday." It will always be the...
Posted by davoud, on Feb 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM, in Mac News
There is some ill chosen wording in this story.... 1,058 Views / 12 Replies  
There is some ill chosen wording in this story. "Mac users are almost four times more likely to upgrade to the latest version of OS X than Windows users are..."

Windows users have a zero percent...
Posted by davoud, on Feb 24, 2014 at 03:12 PM, in Tech News
"...participants are forced to forgo subsidized... 132 Views / 2 Replies  
"...participants are forced to forgo subsidized pricing for new devices." Nobody is forced to do anything. This is a sales gimmick. People will examine it, decide if it makes operational and...
Posted by davoud, on Jan 3, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in Tech News
Uh-oh. They wrote "Happy Holidays" instead of... 1,022 Views / 10 Replies  
Uh-oh. They wrote "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" at the end. That may earn Apple the wrath of the war-on-Christmas sociopaths on Faux News.
Posted by davoud, on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM, in Mac News
@inkling: Why are you blathering on about... 508 Views / 7 Replies  
@inkling: Why are you blathering on about abortion in this forum? Take it to your holy-roller church.

@GopherAlex: Do you realize that you wrote that it is illegal to discuss race and sex? Really?...
Posted by davoud, on Dec 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM, in Tech News
Based on my experience reporting egregious errors... 1,022 Views / 10 Replies  
Based on my experience reporting egregious errors in Apple maps, Taiwan can expect some sort of change--maybe not what they hoped for--in about two years.
Posted by davoud, on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM, in Mac News
Ground truth? I've been telling the truth all... 238 Views / 4 Replies  
Ground truth? I've been telling the truth all along in my numerous advisories on errors in Apple maps, but none has been fixed. My favorite is the local shopping center identified as a medical...
Posted by davoud, on Aug 4, 2013 at 12:48 AM, in Mac News
Why bother, when Apple's maps are still broken... 351 Views / 6 Replies  
Why bother, when Apple's maps are still broken and a newcomer has a good chance of getting off at the wrong stop? In my area I have sent seven corrections over the past year telling Apple that the...
Posted by davoud, on Jul 19, 2013 at 09:56 PM, in Mac News
Clueless Parents 340 Views / 3 Replies  
The kids are allowed to have the parents' password and Apple is responsible? The parents "were simply unaware" and Apple is responsible? Not in my court of law.
Posted by davoud, on Feb 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM, in Mac News
"Serious issues?" Get serious!... 214 Views / 3 Replies  
"Serious issues?" Get serious! Puh-leeez!
Posted by davoud, on Oct 16, 2012 at 07:10 AM, in Tech News
If it really worked that way, pity the person who... 451 Views / 15 Replies  
If it really worked that way, pity the person who tried to write a story about Strauss's Pizzicato Polka! As it is, I type pizz in Pages on my iPhone and it does nothing. That's good. I add the...
Posted by davoud, on Aug 1, 2012 at 07:58 AM, in Tech News
There is no "Customize" button in my ML Dictation... 271 Views / 1 Replies  
There is no "Customize" button in my ML Dictation & Speech Pref Pane.
Posted by davoud, on Jul 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM, in Mac News
Christ, just what I need, more instances of Apple... 451 Views / 15 Replies  
Christ, just what I need, more instances of Apple second guessing what I want to write and inserting its own text in place of what I meant to write. This is especially annoying in scientific writing,...
Posted by davoud, on Jul 31, 2012 at 09:52 AM, in Tech News
Welcome to Macintosh! 10,474 Views / 90 Replies  
1. Of course a Mac can crash; it's a computer. But crashes are far from typical Mac experience; it usually requires a hardware problem. If you experience more than one or two crashes per year it's...
Posted by davoud, on Feb 20, 2007 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered! 12,686 Views / 131 Replies  
15" / 2.33GHz / 3GB / 160GB to supplement a 17" G4 PowerBook. The 17" remains a great machine, but I won't weigh myself down with another 17" laptop -- even though I don't use it on airplanes.
...
Posted by davoud, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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