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If we want to get into semantics, we could easily... 2,377 Views / 44 Replies  
If we want to get into semantics, we could easily say that Apple is actually wrong anyway as a Mac is a PC (personal computer) and, therefore, could get a 'PC' virus... :p
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 03:08 PM, in macOS
See above - if you are contracted, they can't... 2,146 Views / 77 Replies  
See above - if you are contracted, they can't just fire you. Firing someone can take longer (and, potentially, be more expensive) than making them redundant.
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm late with this, but it is worth pointing out... 2,146 Views / 77 Replies  
I'm late with this, but it is worth pointing out that they would never have been able to fire someone like that anyway. Unless you are still in a probabtionary period, you have to go through a formal...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Btw, you can get Job Seeker's Allowance from the... 2,146 Views / 77 Replies  
Btw, you can get Job Seeker's Allowance from the DWP even if you do quit, as long as the company you were working for provides them with a valid and reasonable rationale for your doing so when they...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I set it up to launch the ClamXav Sentry at... 2,300 Views / 9 Replies  
I set it up to launch the ClamXav Sentry at login, and have it monitor my Mail for malware and phishing attempts and for it to actively monitor my Downloads folder, my Mail Downloads folder, my iChat...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:27 PM, in Applications
P.S. I have no idea if Apple has actually... 2,377 Views / 44 Replies  
P.S. I have no idea if Apple has actually responded quickly or not to any of the actual threats that have arisen because they have been so few and far between... DNSChanger is the last I can think of...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:11 PM, in macOS
Yes, it is marketing BS and semantics, but bear... 2,377 Views / 44 Replies  
Yes, it is marketing BS and semantics, but bear in mind that a threat is not the same as a vulnerability. Having an exposed vulnerability does not mean that there is instantaneously (or ever)...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:08 PM, in macOS
Supposed being the operative word there: 4.2 is... 3,365 Views / 23 Replies  
Supposed being the operative word there: 4.2 is back to being as utterly crap as 4.0 was on my 3G. I don't care that I don't get all the functionality that 3GS and 4G owners have, but I do care that...
Posted by JKT, on Dec 6, 2010 at 12:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My experience after a full 2 weeks of using 4.2... 16,123 Views / 79 Replies  
My experience after a full 2 weeks of using 4.2 is that it is as awful as 4.0 was and has brought back all the stability of iOS 2.0 to my iPhone. The majority of my apps are often failing to launch,...
Posted by JKT, on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK, synched my iPhone with iTunes (I do this... 1,304 Views / 1 Replies  
OK, synched my iPhone with iTunes (I do this every day, btw, so this issue is not due to me neglecting regular synching), and got alerted about a carrier update and now my time is back to matching my...
Posted by JKT, on Nov 23, 2010 at 06:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Huge time difference between Mac and iPhone 1,304 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, this is slightly bizarre. My Mac has been set up to grab its date and time automatically from Apple Europe (time.euro.apple.com) since day one and my iPhone is also configured to automatically...
Posted by JKT, on Nov 23, 2010 at 05:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It is a very good (and also very nicely designed)... 787 Views / 5 Replies  
It is a very good (and also very nicely designed) app, but the one thing I don't like about it is the absence of a quick entry feature, akin to the one you get in OmniFocus for the iPhone. As I'm...
Posted by JKT, on Nov 22, 2010 at 06:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
4.2 on a 3G here and I can't notice any... 16,123 Views / 79 Replies  
4.2 on a 3G here and I can't notice any difference to 4.1 (at all, in fact - other than the extra fonts in the Notes app, I am hard pressed to see a single one of the new features of 4.2 relative to...
Posted by JKT, on Nov 22, 2010 at 06:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Fwiw, I should mention that my recent exposure to... 2,240 Views / 71 Replies  
Fwiw, I should mention that my recent exposure to VMWare 3 wasn't entirely a happy one either - the coherence mode in particular was too buggy to use.
Posted by JKT, on Oct 15, 2010 at 05:24 AM, in Applications
Is it worth pointing out that Parallels can be... 2,240 Views / 71 Replies  
Is it worth pointing out that Parallels can be quite expensive to use in the long run as their product development strategy is to release - and charge for - a new version practically every year? It...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 15, 2010 at 05:23 AM, in Applications
Not sure what you mean by article submission... 2,070 Views / 3 Replies  
Not sure what you mean by article submission software either - is this for publication in academic journals?

Anyway, the virtualisation software called Virtualbox...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 15, 2010 at 04:59 AM, in Applications
How much RAM do you have and how much is being... 1,540 Views / 21 Replies  
How much RAM do you have and how much is being routinely used? Either use the Activity Monitor dock icon to monitor this, or a specialist app like Memory Monitor...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 15, 2010 at 04:46 AM, in macOS
If you are an experienced Office user in Windows... 1,580 Views / 19 Replies  
If you are an experienced Office user in Windows then the very last thing that Office for the Mac will make you is productive and happy. The utterly abysmal performance, the multitude of bugs, the...
Posted by JKT, on Sep 9, 2010 at 04:54 AM, in Applications
I've been using ClamXav for a long time now, but... 2,633 Views / 50 Replies  
I've been using ClamXav for a long time now, but have only ever set it up to monitor just a few folders (i.e. Downloads, Mail attachments, Mail folders). It has found quite a few phishing e-mails and...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:42 AM, in Applications
Installing latest Flash plug-in to a user folder rather than at system level? 462 Views / 1 Replies  
Is it just me or has Adobe prevented you from being able to install the Flash internet plug-in anywhere other than /Library/Internet Plug-ins in this latest release of 10.1? Even the Package Contents...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 11, 2010 at 04:42 PM, in Applications
OK, finally finished and all seems well. A lot of... 5,156 Views / 155 Replies  
OK, finally finished and all seems well. A lot of iTunes error messages in Console.app though. I suspect it didn't like my encrypted back-ups very much or perhaps my phone is dying on me...
Posted by JKT, on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Update ends after over 4 hours. iTunes locks up... 5,156 Views / 155 Replies  
Update ends after over 4 hours. iTunes locks up for about 5 mins and now its started backing my phone up again. WTF is going on?
Posted by JKT, on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Good god, this is the slowest upgrade experience... 5,156 Views / 155 Replies  
Good god, this is the slowest upgrade experience ever. Nearly 4 hours and it still hasn't finished yet; as well as the excruciatingly slow back-up, Apple could warn you that it'll also need to...
Posted by JKT, on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What are your settings for headers like in Mail... 502 Views / 3 Replies  
What are your settings for headers like in Mail Prefs?

http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/mailheaderprefs.jpg
Posted by JKT, on Feb 7, 2010 at 04:32 PM, in Applications
Having problems with 3rd party apps not launching? 1,000 Views / 0 Replies  
Grrr. When it works technology is great, but when it doesn't ... Grrr.

So, I install OS 3.1.3 to keep my phone up to date. I subsequently updated a few apps and bought one other, then after a...
Posted by JKT, on Feb 5, 2010 at 04:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Another reason why Flash is not a good thing. My... 8,297 Views / 239 Replies  
Another reason why Flash is not a good thing. My work's site gets over 100,000 visits per month. Of those only 24% have the latest version of the Flash plug-in installed. 76% have a fully-exploitable...
Posted by JKT, on Feb 1, 2010 at 03:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, but they normally do it on products once... 3,816 Views / 54 Replies  
Yes, but they normally do it on products once they know what is inside them. What they are doing here is 50% educated guess work and 50% pure speculation.
Posted by JKT, on Jan 30, 2010 at 05:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: A quick demo of why it shouldn't appear on the... 8,297 Views / 239 Replies  
A quick demo of why it shouldn't appear on the iPhone OS, at least in its current implementation - there is only one page open in Safari, Adobe's own Flash showcase, yet it is using between 60 to 80%...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 30, 2010 at 05:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Astonishing, but I'd like to know how that... 3,816 Views / 54 Replies  
Astonishing, but I'd like to know how that analyst can possibly derive a BOM on a product when no one outside of Apple knows what's actually inside it? We don't even know how much RAM is in it or...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In my opinion, the big difference between Keynote... 6,062 Views / 6 Replies  
In my opinion, the big difference between Keynote and PowerPoint is that, for the 95% who don't have any skill and are depending on that 5% of technology to work magic for them, Keynote wins hands...
Posted by JKT, on Jan 29, 2010 at 04:42 PM, in Applications
Poll: If you use your Apple Remote for anything other... 1,589 Views / 31 Replies  
If you use your Apple Remote for anything other than Front Row and other Apple apps, don't update. EyeTV and VLC exhibit odd behaviour with the remote when running full screen and its stopping me...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in macOS
Thank you! However, speaking of inconsistency,... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
Thank you! However, speaking of inconsistency, why isn't it control if that is what you have to use for the Finder menu?
Posted by JKT, on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:20 PM, in macOS
From the Dock, I should have the means to pick... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
From the Dock, I should have the means to pick the option I want without having to go to the Finder. With either Leopard or Snow Leopard, unless I am already in the Finder I have no way of toggling...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 6, 2009 at 08:53 PM, in macOS
Given that I have had the option checked since... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
Given that I have had the option checked since shortly after getting 10.5, that wasn't something I was aware of and nor would it be obvious as the opposite isn't true (there is no plain Empty Trash...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
Hence why it has never done it for you. @... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
Hence why it has never done it for you.

@ erik. Yup it was most definitely inconsistent, but it was actually very nice to be able to do it.

@ Art, Charles etc. Thanks for the suggested...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:50 PM, in macOS
Back on the topic of Snow Leopard. One new... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
Back on the topic of Snow Leopard. One new feature I am not at all happy about is that I can no longer Empty trash normally when I have Empty Trash securely selected in the Finder preferences. In...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 5, 2009 at 07:46 PM, in macOS
Fwiw, this is the only date format that Windows... 42,337 Views / 962 Replies  
Fwiw, this is the only date format that Windows can sort properly in Explorer which is the reason I use it myself when naming files (though I leave out the hyphens).
Posted by JKT, on Oct 5, 2009 at 07:41 PM, in macOS
What do you mean by a .pdb file? If it is a... 718 Views / 1 Replies  
What do you mean by a .pdb file? If it is a Protein Databank file, then there are a number of free file viewers. E.g. PyMOL.

PyMOL Molecular Viewer - SourceForge (http://www.pymol.org/)
...
Posted by JKT, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:05 AM, in Applications
... and when someone does a search for add-ons... 878 Views / 28 Replies  
... and when someone does a search for add-ons for this functionality, they are some how guaranteed NOT to find a newly added one, try it out and ... oops, all their data has just been uploaded to...
Posted by JKT, on Sep 18, 2009 at 05:52 PM, in Applications
So, you are perfectly happy to use a third party... 878 Views / 28 Replies  
So, you are perfectly happy to use a third party supplied form-filling/password manager add-on which could very well be of a potentially unknown and dubious origin? This basic feature should be built...
Posted by JKT, on Sep 16, 2009 at 05:44 PM, in Applications
Conversely, if I created a TIFF in Photoshop then... 1,151 Views / 31 Replies  
Conversely, if I created a TIFF in Photoshop then double-clicked it a week later, my expectation would be for it to open in Preview rather than Photoshop because Preview is my default for viewing...
Posted by JKT, on Sep 8, 2009 at 03:33 PM, in macOS
To counter the argument, if I have a default app... 1,151 Views / 31 Replies  
To counter the argument, if I have a default app set for a file type, it tends to mean that I want my files to open in that app even if they were created in something else. Having another app...
Posted by JKT, on Sep 8, 2009 at 02:40 PM, in macOS
So does Outlook. 1,905 Views / 20 Replies  
So does Outlook.
Posted by JKT, on Aug 23, 2009 at 06:36 AM, in Applications
PhoneView does let you get SMS and other data off... 833 Views / 4 Replies  
PhoneView does let you get SMS and other data off your iPhone - if you are using the demo version, perhaps it limits what you can do:
...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 13, 2009 at 07:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=... 2,382 Views / 36 Replies  
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1849306&tstart=90
Posted by JKT, on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:32 PM, in macOS
There is a bug in 10.5 that prevents e.g.... 2,382 Views / 36 Replies  
There is a bug in 10.5 that prevents e.g. MobileMe accounts from opening properly in Mail when you upgrade from 10.4 via an archive and install, which forces you to reset your account in Mail. It has...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:00 AM, in macOS
I've not used it, but Tidy Up! is one app that... 504 Views / 6 Replies  
I've not used it, but Tidy Up! is one app that can search for duplicate documents. There are probably others. I think there is a CLI tool to compare similar documents but I can't recall what it is...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 7, 2009 at 02:58 PM, in Applications
Btw, the way to fix this is to turn off the... 16,321 Views / 4 Replies  
Btw, the way to fix this is to turn off the iTunes synching of that calendar and re-synch your phone! You don't have to delete anything in your calendar itself.
Posted by JKT, on Aug 7, 2009 at 02:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Are you sure? If you are going from XP you... 5,993 Views / 69 Replies  
Are you sure? If you are going from XP you definitely have to do a wipe and install. There is no ability to do an "archive and install" for XP users at all and I don't see any visual difference in...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 7, 2009 at 02:51 PM, in macOS
With OS 3.0 there are two ways to have the same... 16,321 Views / 4 Replies  
With OS 3.0 there are two ways to have the same calendar on your iPhone. You can have it there via over the air synching via MobileMe AND you can also have it there through over USB synching via...
Posted by JKT, on Aug 7, 2009 at 02:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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