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Except the range of size of wrist does not equal... 982 Views / 11 Replies  
Except the range of size of wrist does not equal range of bicep or thigh. Any model is closer to most normal wrists than is Popeye.
Posted by miawj, on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM, in Mac News
Considering that the Podcasts app has a settings... 823 Views / 25 Replies  
Considering that the Podcasts app has a settings panel for both default and individual podcasts with six or more switches it does seem a silly oversight not also controlling this behaviour with a...
Posted by miawj, on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Podcasts app vs iTunes - keeping played episodes 301 Views / 0 Replies  
I keep reading warnings that setting "Episodes to Keep" to All Unplayed will also delete podcasts from iTunes when you sync. As many of my podcasts are only available for one week from source this is...
Posted by miawj, on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:34 AM, in iPhone Apps
Hmm. So many people will choose to buy one size... 428 Views / 8 Replies  
Hmm. So many people will choose to buy one size of iPad over another rather than purchasing a complete nesting set. Well, thank you, Vroomfondel.
Posted by miawj, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM, in Tech News
If true this is one of the most bizarre business... 133 Views / 2 Replies  
If true this is one of the most bizarre business stories ever. Or, perhaps, the UK is not the centre of the universe (I mean, not the center). Over here Panasonic is the default brand for the default...
Posted by miawj, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM, in Tech News
Eh? 27" but a resolution of 1920x1080! What is... 117 Views / 1 Replies  
Eh? 27" but a resolution of 1920x1080! What is the point of that? Why does it matter it is compatible with Macintosh and Windows computers - all that counts is if it is compatible with broadcast...
Posted by miawj, on Oct 3, 2012 at 03:45 AM, in Tech News
Lawyers and IP idiocy both make me crotchety. To... 151 Views / 2 Replies  
Lawyers and IP idiocy both make me crotchety. To whom do I have to make a payment for making this remark?
Posted by miawj, on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:50 AM, in Tech News
First thing to try is to check the 'part of a... 857 Views / 2 Replies  
First thing to try is to check the 'part of a compilation' checkbox on the options tab of the Get Info window.

That is, firstly highlight the tracks in the album (try the 'Recently Added' list...
Posted by miawj, on May 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM, in Applications
Unless you have money to burn the correct* choice... 2,000 Views / 7 Replies  
Unless you have money to burn the correct* choice is between a 17" 1280x1024 and a 1920x1200. What is the point of a 1920x1080? What does it give you a cheapo 17" doesn't? If you want the extra width...
Posted by miawj, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am delighted* to say I had to resort to Google... 813 Views / 7 Replies  
I am delighted* to say I had to resort to Google to identify that person. Never even seen her name before in passing. (Unfortunately a frightening and embarrassing number of times such a protestation...
Posted by miawj, on Aug 13, 2011 at 05:22 PM, in Applications
Yes, I think it was just a random hang from... 813 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, I think it was just a random hang from trying to drag something somewhere else rather than some sort of playlists label.

(And thanks for the approval of Daniel Johnston. Defensively I perhaps...
Posted by miawj, on Aug 13, 2011 at 03:24 PM, in Applications
iTunes - What does this highlight mean? 813 Views / 7 Replies  
(The second one - the one around Dusty.)

http://i52.tinypic.com/mh4ty1.jpg

iTunes 10.4(80) on Leopard 10.5.8.
Posted by miawj, on Aug 13, 2011 at 02:12 PM, in Applications
Managing not-podcasts as podcasts 395 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anyone have a pointer to a page describing how to manually handle files with iTunes to behave like podcasts?

I have messed about with various tags but the results are not too clean and a...
Posted by miawj, on Sep 9, 2010 at 05:02 AM, in Applications
ignore me 828 Views / 16 Replies  
ignore me
Posted by miawj, on Feb 14, 2009 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Or try Switch Audio File Converter... 438 Views / 2 Replies  
Or try Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/).
Posted by miawj, on Sep 29, 2008 at 04:19 PM, in Applications
No, you have not made a mistake. And you can't... 1,588 Views / 8 Replies  
No, you have not made a mistake. And you can't get Numbers to display the real value. Although you probably know that fractions and irrational numbers lead to approximations you may wonder why binary...
Posted by miawj, on May 29, 2008 at 08:06 AM, in Applications
It was a lesson in politeness, not grammar. (You... 3,575 Views / 13 Replies  
It was a lesson in politeness, not grammar. (You even swore unprovoked in your initial post.) Vulgar child. If you can't post without swearing keep your questions to yourself.
Posted by miawj, on May 2, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I know, I know. It just seems such a pointless... 652 Views / 10 Replies  
I know, I know. It just seems such a pointless object. A 100MHz difference don't mean squat. An extra 50GB don't mean squat. But the different video card does make a real world material difference. I...
Posted by miawj, on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
May we have an angliciSation filter as well?... 3,575 Views / 13 Replies  
May we have an angliciSation filter as well? :stick:

(Grabs coat.)
Posted by miawj, on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Blast it, Apple. Play fair! 652 Views / 10 Replies  
I've got one and half - two grand sitting around to give to you but I can't pull the trigger. £300 extra for an extra 256MB VRAM? What year is this, 1998? If you only want to provide two alternatives...
Posted by miawj, on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've no idea. But I wish someone would hurry up... 1,963 Views / 2 Replies  
I've no idea. But I wish someone would hurry up and write an updated asciiMac (http://www.hax.com/MacHack/BestOf98.html) hack for System 10.
Posted by miawj, on Feb 26, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in Applications
Heh heh. Another pressing critical issue! ;) ... 1,277 Views / 12 Replies  
Heh heh. Another pressing critical issue! ;)

Since more than 90%* of portable headphones have cords that are too short to use with a computer (even when on the 'correct' side) I think it is a bit...
Posted by miawj, on Feb 18, 2008 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mail and gmail - one message at a time 309 Views / 0 Replies  
Instead of 255 at a time Mail has started to retrieve just one message at a time from gmail. Is this a temporary traffic management measure by Google's servers or is something awry elsewhere?
Posted by miawj, on Feb 16, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in Applications
Word Three things still as rubbish as ever: ... 6,616 Views / 105 Replies  
Word

Three things still as rubbish as ever:

1. Still not possible to paste sensibly. It takes four clicks to paste in a selection from a different document due to not being able to default to...
Posted by miawj, on Jan 17, 2008 at 01:35 PM, in Applications
It probably does work fine in practice. It just... 1,196 Views / 4 Replies  
It probably does work fine in practice. It just seems counterintuitive. If I'm turning a physical page, I swipe right to left to go forwards. And in software, with a hand-grab tool, if I drag it from...
Posted by miawj, on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Air touchpad gestures 1,196 Views / 4 Replies  
Three minutes in to the MacBook Air guided tour video they demonstrate using three fingers to swipe forward or backward a page in Safari. But the direction of the swipe is opposite to what seems...
Posted by miawj, on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you checked via a web browser that your... 534 Views / 10 Replies  
Have you checked via a web browser that your account is still receiving new mail? I can't set Mail to empty the gmail trash - it will only transfer items to the trash folder. I have to log in with a...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 03:51 PM, in Applications
The side-by-side pages in Pages only works with... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
The side-by-side pages in Pages only works with whole pages. There's not much point 'freely zooming' when you can't freely zoom the resolution of your screen. At a push, two pages with all menus...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Applications
Thank you, Cold Warrior, but the Print view only... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you, Cold Warrior, but the Print view only works if you can squeeze a whole vertical page on to your screen. I can almost but not quite do that. If print view didn't include the margins, it...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in Applications
Ah, yes, that's what I'm looking for (except in... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
Ah, yes, that's what I'm looking for (except in an editor.) Why can't [Warez2008 that may not be discussed here] feature useful stuff like this instead of all that pointless page layout and trashy...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 11:41 AM, in Applications
Try (with a copy of your file): just change... 67,100 Views / 17 Replies  
Try (with a copy of your file):

just change the file type to MooV and creator to TVOD

or

in QuickTime Pro just "savie as" self-contained instead of exporting

or
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 10:15 AM, in Applications
TextEdit does not support multiple columns. I can... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
TextEdit does not support multiple columns. I can use Word for a single column. I want window wrap with multiple columns or side by side pages that adjust to the size of the window, not the size of...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 22, 2007 at 05:33 AM, in Applications
I can't see any way of making Pages have even a... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
I can't see any way of making Pages have even a single column wrap to a window. When I choose two columns, the bottom third disappears off the bottom of the screen and the top of the second column...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 21, 2007 at 08:13 PM, in Applications
Any word processors for the short and wide? 560 Views / 11 Replies  
Are there any text editors out there that support a multiple columns wrap-to-window view? I'm getting sick and tired of changing my paper size to and from a customised foolscape landscape layout (and...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 21, 2007 at 04:49 PM, in Applications
Thank you. That's it at the bottom of the... 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Thank you. That's it at the bottom of the contextual menu.
Posted by miawj, on Nov 18, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in Applications
iTunes - CDDB composer info 357 Views / 0 Replies  
Is iTunes compatible with the way CDDB's composers info is stored? I'm getting an awful lot of blanks where I'd expect the information to have been supplied by the contributers.
Posted by miawj, on Nov 18, 2007 at 11:53 AM, in Applications
iTunes 7.5 - editing multiple "sort as" tags 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Am I being dumb and missing something obvious? Get info only gives access to the first page of fields. The sort as fields are only accessible when you are editing one record at a time. How do I set...
Posted by miawj, on Nov 18, 2007 at 11:40 AM, in Applications
I don't know about XP but on Macs you can use... 3,201 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't know about XP but on Macs you can use QuickTime Player to Save As a reference movie (instead of 'self-contained') and the resultant .mov wrapper file will usually import (without conversion).
Posted by miawj, on Nov 14, 2007 at 10:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Never mind extracting a single file... 1,269 Views / 30 Replies  
Never mind extracting a single file. It was, embarassingly, literally years before I worked out how to uncompress a whole archive. I worked out you could use the ctrl key to to compress folders but...
Posted by miawj, on Sep 15, 2007 at 05:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Transferring nested folders burned on Windows back to Mac OS 4,867 Views / 100 Replies  
Sorry to interrupt the philosophical discussion but is there a practical solution to copying nested folders back on to a Macintosh? Although I can browse CDs of Macintosh files burned by Windows...
Posted by miawj, on Apr 26, 2007 at 07:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Hmm, just realised, is the speed problem just for... 414 Views / 7 Replies  
Hmm, just realised, is the speed problem just for transferring large files or will there be an actual speed problem when hooking up to communicate just the file catalogue info for a disk with a few...
Posted by miawj, on Feb 10, 2007 at 11:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks, all. I will not be moving great screeds... 414 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, all. I will not be moving great screeds to and fro. I've used a thumb drive and it seems alright for transferring 100MB or less at a time. I recently noted on Ars Technica a correspondent...
Posted by miawj, on Feb 10, 2007 at 10:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB 2 with USB 1.1 Socket 414 Views / 7 Replies  
I read a description of USB that suggested the only difference was throughput and not power consumption/supply. Not sure I entirely believe that. I have a clamshell iMac with just USB 1.1 available....
Posted by miawj, on Feb 9, 2007 at 10:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bypassing system level CD access. 234 Views / 0 Replies  
What can I use to turn off system level access to a cd that is readable on a domestic dvd player but doesn't register with the computer? (Mac OS 10.3.9)
Posted by miawj, on Oct 25, 2006 at 06:20 AM, in Applications
Erik, index marks are subdivisions of tracks.... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
Erik, index marks are subdivisions of tracks. Mostly used to split long pieces of classical music. In the olden days, when CD players were bigger than betamax recorders and remote controls had larger...
Posted by miawj, on Apr 6, 2005 at 06:26 AM, in Applications
iTunes: accessing unripped Audio CD info 334 Views / 1 Replies  
Can we?

The only dbs I can find just contain info from tags on ripped mp3s. Where is the data from CDs that are just played kept?


[unimported, not imported]
Posted by miawj, on Apr 5, 2005 at 05:43 AM, in Applications
iTunes: navigating index marks on Audio CDs 453 Views / 4 Replies  
Does iTunes understand index marks on Audio CDs? Are there plug-in controller widgets that offer a double set of controls to skip to the next index or the next track?
Posted by miawj, on Apr 5, 2005 at 05:36 AM, in Applications
 
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