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I just got off the phone with Apple Support... 530 Views / 2 Replies  
I just got off the phone with Apple Support (talked to a "senior" specialist). He concurred with my analysis: probably a bad drive. He also concurred with my approach: try SpinRite, else get a new...
Posted by Zoom, on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
hard drive dying? main user account gone! 530 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey folks... I'm in desperate need of some advice.

My iMac (Late 2012, 27-inch, 3.4GHz Intel Core i7, 24GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive) has been acting a little flaky lately. I've tried running Disk...
Posted by Zoom, on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Best way to share non-iTunes music? 448 Views / 0 Replies  
I want to share my music with my family. I'm older and most of my music library comes from CDs that I painstakingly ripped into iTunes years ago. Some of it comes from Amazon and other non-iTunes...
Posted by Zoom, on Aug 8, 2015 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm mostly sure that the duplicate playlists (in... 4,118 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm mostly sure that the duplicate playlists (in my case) are due to songs that can't be synced, though I need to verify it for every one to be sure. But basically, for my duplicates, I see one of...
Posted by Zoom, on Jul 24, 2015 at 09:34 AM, in Applications
Just talked with Apple Support. I have a ton of... 4,118 Views / 5 Replies  
Just talked with Apple Support. I have a ton of issues. Here's some updates (more to come, hopefully)...

1) Duplicate playlists. He's still looking into this for me. Said he's get back to me in a...
Posted by Zoom, on Jul 23, 2015 at 04:27 PM, in Applications
Actually, just a quick follow up... basically, I... 4,118 Views / 5 Replies  
Actually, just a quick follow up... basically, I want to be able to still manage what songs and playlists are on my iPhone from iTunes. Right now, the only management I can find is on a per-track...
Posted by Zoom, on Jul 1, 2015 at 07:35 PM, in Applications
Apple Music, iCloud Music LIbrary - duplicates? remove downloads? 4,118 Views / 5 Replies  
I can't believe there isn't already a post on this, but maybe my search missed it.

I just signed up for Apple Music and I enabled the iCloud Music Library. It's basically iTunes Match, I guess.
...
Posted by Zoom, on Jul 1, 2015 at 03:51 PM, in Applications
So I've tried out the MediaFire/Cloudbeats... 868 Views / 1 Replies  
So I've tried out the MediaFire/Cloudbeats solution. It has potential, but it's not perfect.

MediaFire gives you 10GB for free, and if you download their Mac/PC app and the Android/iOS app, you...
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 27, 2015 at 09:33 AM, in Applications
best app/service combo for sharing music in the cloud? 868 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a situation which I would think would be fairly common, and yet I can't really find any combination of apps and services that really address this need.

I have a wife and two daughters. I...
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 21, 2015 at 01:59 PM, in Applications
Well, I figured out how to do options #2. So I'll... 2,748 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I figured out how to do options #2. So I'll just put it here for others. I think this has resolved my problem.

The user that gets chosen is based on the value of "default_privs" in the...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:43 PM, in Developer Center
Oh... and when the files are generated by the... 2,748 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh... and when the files are generated by the email handler method, I can't view them via the web app interface. Once the zip file is processed, the output files are made available via a web...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:10 PM, in Developer Center
effective user for OSX server email handler script?? 2,748 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm trying to set up a web app on a Mac running Mavericks and with Server installed. I installed Server to get the email server, and I was hoping to get some nice UI tools for handling apache and my...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 17, 2014 at 03:46 PM, in Developer Center
Homebrew looks good. But just to be clear here...... 1,697 Views / 10 Replies  
Homebrew looks good. But just to be clear here... are you suggesting that I reinstalled Apache2 with Homebrew? Wouldn't I need to do that to get the standard (non-Apple) apache directory structure? I...
Posted by Zoom, on Oct 27, 2014 at 01:46 PM, in Developer Center
If they really sandbox everything, then that... 1,697 Views / 10 Replies  
If they really sandbox everything, then that might work. I actually don't want apache1 - I want to update. I'm used to apache, and haven't had much trouble with it.

How difficult is it to install...
Posted by Zoom, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM, in Developer Center
Well, here's why I like to try to stick with... 1,697 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, here's why I like to try to stick with Apple's way. First, the UI tools can be nice, and frankly over the years I've come to get really tired of hand-editing arcane .conf files. Second, because...
Posted by Zoom, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM, in Developer Center
Yes, I could do my own thing... but I've found in... 1,697 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, I could do my own thing... but I've found in the past that I prefer to do it Apple's way, when I can. And I would just like to understand it. There has to be some sense to it. You'd think there...
Posted by Zoom, on Oct 24, 2014 at 06:47 PM, in Developer Center
web site files and URLs in Mavericks 1,697 Views / 10 Replies  
This may be the wrong forum, but not sure where else to put it.

I had a custom web site for an internal work tool I wrote. It's a series of CGI/perl files that processes some log files for easier...
Posted by Zoom, on Oct 24, 2014 at 04:46 PM, in Developer Center
Sorry, just saw these... for some reason I didn't... 1,356 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry, just saw these... for some reason I didn't get notified about the replies.

I use DD-WRT. All I can find is "filter multicast" under "Block WAN requests". This should be a LAN-side setting,...
Posted by Zoom, on Sep 3, 2014 at 09:04 PM, in Networking
printer sharing not working, wake on network access fail? 1,356 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm just digging into this for the first time, but this has been bugging me for a while. I have a 2013 iMac running the latest Mavericks. I have two printers shared on this computer - one USB (Canon...
Posted by Zoom, on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:37 PM, in Networking
I've looked around in iTunes (Mac) and on the... 2,222 Views / 5 Replies  
I've looked around in iTunes (Mac) and on the settings of the iPhone and can't see anything like that. Good idea, but can't find it.
Posted by Zoom, on Jan 25, 2014 at 04:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Before this iPhone, my daughter had an iPod... 2,222 Views / 5 Replies  
Before this iPhone, my daughter had an iPod Touch. I'm 95% sure that I had restrictions turned on there, too, but the behavior was different. If she wanted an app, she could ask me to buy it - and...
Posted by Zoom, on Jan 25, 2014 at 07:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
daughter's iPhone requiring iTunes password for free, purchased apps 2,222 Views / 5 Replies  
My daughter has an iPhone and I've enabled parental controls, to limit the apps and such to age-appropriate stuff. Something seems to have changed with iOS 7 (or maybe I somehow changed a setting...
Posted by Zoom, on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
network SMB drive constantly "not found", requiring umnount/remount 329 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm on the latest Mavericks. I've got a fairly new iMac (1 yr old). I've got an unRAID server (v4.5.4) called "tower" with a shared folder called "media" that I mount via SMB. It's where I store my...
Posted by Zoom, on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:45 PM, in macOS
Another question... my Onkyo SR705 has both HDMI... 686 Views / 12 Replies  
Another question... my Onkyo SR705 has both HDMI in and component in... but as I recall, the best you can get is 480p if you let the receiver convert HDMI to component... but reading my manual, it's...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 9, 2013 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Soooo.... you're saying I should buy one quickly? 686 Views / 12 Replies  
Soooo.... you're saying I should buy one quickly?
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 9, 2013 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, not DRM'd files. Unless there's some de-DRM... 686 Views / 12 Replies  
No, not DRM'd files. Unless there's some de-DRM plugin for Handbrake that I'm not aware of. If not for DRM, I could play them with XBMC without modification.
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nevermind... I got the message, Shaddim, thanks! ... 686 Views / 12 Replies  
Nevermind... I got the message, Shaddim, thanks!

So... as I said earlier, I didn't think it was feasible to convert HDMI to component because HDCP (the protocol that restricts devices for DRM...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@Shaddim... where? I don't see a link. HD... 686 Views / 12 Replies  
@Shaddim... where? I don't see a link.

HD Fury is $250 - that much I've figured out. I could get a new AV receiver and AppleTV for not much more than that (might be a refurb). I'm actually...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't liberate my iTunes movies 686 Views / 12 Replies  
iTunes had a killer deal on Harry Potter a while back... I bought all 8 movies in HD for $10! It was unreal.

However, now I'm stuck. I have two Apple TVs for watching iTunes in my living room and...
Posted by Zoom, on Dec 8, 2013 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can download Canvas 9 and use it in demo... 5,618 Views / 5 Replies  
You can download Canvas 9 and use it in demo mode. This worked for me. You can get it here:

http://files.acdsystems.com/english/deneba/cv9/mac/eng/canvas904macenesd04/canvas904_esd.bin
...
Posted by Zoom, on Aug 9, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in Applications
Just tried it... didn't work. Good idea, though,... 5,618 Views / 5 Replies  
Just tried it... didn't work. Good idea, though, I had forgotten about GC.
Posted by Zoom, on Aug 7, 2011 at 08:15 PM, in Applications
how can I view/convert old Deneba Canvas files? 5,618 Views / 5 Replies  
I have some old files in Canvas format, and I'd like to somehow convert them to anything usable. I'd be happy with a decent JPEG, but it would be even better if I could get a Photoshop-compatible...
Posted by Zoom, on Aug 7, 2011 at 06:01 PM, in Applications
Quick update... I've gotten no reply on the Apple... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
Quick update... I've gotten no reply on the Apple forum. So at this point I'm probably just going to have to create new accounts for them and hope this doesn't happen again. If it does... I may...
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 8, 2011 at 08:20 AM, in macOS
I'm not saying it's not a legitimate... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm not saying it's not a legitimate troubleshooting technique - it gives you a clue as to what might be wrong, but it doesn't tell you exactly what's wrong. So, if you don't know what's really...
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 1, 2011 at 05:44 PM, in macOS
I opened a thread on Apple's support forums for... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
I opened a thread on Apple's support forums for this. There's more info there if you care to read it.

Apple - Support - Discussions - Parental Controls now blocking all HTTP ......
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM, in macOS
Well, I can see the logic here, but honestly I... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I can see the logic here, but honestly I shouldn't have to do that. I don't want to have to do this every time it fails. I'd much rather figure out how to fix it.
Posted by Zoom, on Apr 1, 2011 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
I may have to try that, Mac Write - it's back to... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
I may have to try that, Mac Write - it's back to not working again. This is VERY frustrating. I tried the trick that I thought fixed it last time (removing restrictions and adding them back), and...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM, in macOS
Maybe... I would think a newer format would be... 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
Maybe... I would think a newer format would be better.

When I did "get info" on the two pics, the "bad" one had no color profile listed; the "good" one did (RGB). That was my final clue, along...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 19, 2011 at 04:46 PM, in Applications
Okay, I figured out a workaround, and probably... 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
Okay, I figured out a workaround, and probably figured out the problem. These pictures have no color profile associated with them. Apparently, iPhoto can't deal with that (which is stupid). This...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 19, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in Applications
Will that file upload work? I'm not sure if... 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
Will that file upload work? I'm not sure if TinyPic alters the images at all. If that doesn't work, how else should I upload the samples? Or where can I host the raw files?

Again - the issue...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:24 PM, in Applications
Sorry, folks... been busy. Here are the two... 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry, folks... been busy. Here are the two pics. The first one is raw, no changes. The second is rotated. The first one fails to load, the second one loads. I copied both to my desktop for...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:22 PM, in Applications
I meant that the scanner (with the SD card in it)... 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
I meant that the scanner (with the SD card in it) shows up on the desktop as an external drive. It doesn't show up in iPhoto, though I can "import" and see it - though this fails the same way.

I...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:08 PM, in Applications
iPhoto won't import scanned JPG: unrecognized format 8,202 Views / 11 Replies  
I've Googled around on this, and haven't found a satisfactory answer.

I just got a new PanDigital SCN02 portable photo scanner. It has an SD card in it, and when you hook it up to your Mac, it...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 14, 2011 at 05:51 PM, in Applications
I have not made any recent changes to my router. ... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
I have not made any recent changes to my router. Yes, actually, email does work. But like I said, using Network Utility, I can do ping, lookup and traceroute. It appears to be only HTTP traffic. ...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 14, 2011 at 04:55 PM, in macOS
Update... I was actually able to do trace route... 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
Update... I was actually able to do trace route from my daughter's account, it just took a long time. (It took a long time for a complete trace on my admin account, too - appeared to be the same.)
...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM, in macOS
accounts with Parental Controls can't access web at all 1,818 Views / 12 Replies  
Somewhere in the last month or so, my two daughters' Mac OSX accounts have all of a sudden had problems connecting to the internet. Originally, I had their Safari applications locked down hard -...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:16 PM, in macOS
Thanks, folks. 1,138 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks, folks.
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:04 PM, in Applications
Just to be clear... you're saying that if someone... 1,138 Views / 6 Replies  
Just to be clear... you're saying that if someone hacks my gmail account and deletes everything, that if I then launch Mail, all my stuff will still be there?

If so, is there a way to push my...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 4, 2011 at 04:52 PM, in Applications
gmail backup with Apple's Mail 1,138 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't often use Mail to view my gmail stuff, but I use it sometimes. I was under the impression that by doing so, I'm making local backups of my gmail. Is that true? I mean, I definitely have a...
Posted by Zoom, on Mar 4, 2011 at 03:50 PM, in Applications
I would love a better trackpad driver. I would... 2,429 Views / 8 Replies  
I would love a better trackpad driver. I would like to make it less sensitive or disable it completely when there's a mouse or when I'm typing. But whatever driver I have now ("Apple...
Posted by Zoom, on Jan 27, 2011 at 08:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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