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As a past Dragon Dictate user I have this to say... 114 Views / 4 Replies  
As a past Dragon Dictate user I have this to say about Dragon:

1. Dragon's upgrade pricing is exorbitant. Once you buy-in you will have to pay and pay and pay if you want to be able to continue to...
Posted by Mojo, on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:27 PM, in Mac News
@sactobob DEVONthink has a companion iOS app.... 576 Views / 8 Replies  
@sactobob DEVONthink has a companion iOS app. Databases can also be synced between multiple Macs.
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:33 PM, in Mac News
If you are in the market for a personal database... 576 Views / 8 Replies  
If you are in the market for a personal database I highly recommend DEVONthink. Its filing and search functions utilize artificial intelligence which enables some very powerful features. You can...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:27 PM, in Mac News
I neglected to mention that App Shopper provides... 115 Views / 4 Replies  
I neglected to mention that App Shopper provides a history of price changes for every app. It makes it easy to see if an app is ever discounted and how often discounts occur. For example, Discovr has...
Posted by Mojo, on Jan 10, 2015 at 01:49 PM, in Mac News
Discovr is regularly discounted so it is free. Go... 115 Views / 4 Replies  
Discovr is regularly discounted so it is free. Go to App Shopper (http://appshopper.com), register for free, and add Discovr to your "wish list." When its price drops you will receive an immediate...
Posted by Mojo, on Jan 10, 2015 at 01:45 PM, in Mac News
In my experience Apple iMacs and displays are in... 119 Views / 1 Replies  
In my experience Apple iMacs and displays are in desperate need of a way to lower them, not raise them up... Proper ergonomic placement of a display is with the top edge of the display at or slightly...
Posted by Mojo, on Jan 10, 2015 at 01:38 PM, in Mac News
D'Oh! I just noticed the comment above mine... 725 Views / 8 Replies  
D'Oh! I just noticed the comment above mine stating that iOS8 and Yosemite is required... An earlier comment claims that iOS7 is OK but there is no mention of which version of OSX is needed.
Posted by Mojo, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:37 PM, in Mac News
This is not working with my Mac Mini running... 725 Views / 8 Replies  
This is not working with my Mac Mini running Mavericks... I suspect that Yosemite is required but I don't see that mentioned in the article.

Does Bluetooth and Bluetooth Sharing need to be enabled...
Posted by Mojo, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot: Yes Indeed! Take a look at the... 611 Views / 6 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot: Yes Indeed! Take a look at the thread(s) on the Apple forums. This has been going on since the release of iOS 8.0. A lot of iOS devices (including the iPhone 6) have been affected...
Posted by Mojo, on Dec 11, 2014 at 01:25 PM, in Tech News
What a pitiful excuse for an update... Perhaps... 611 Views / 6 Replies  
What a pitiful excuse for an update... Perhaps Apple can now address the myriad problems people are having with WiFi that began with iOS 8.0. Of course, Apple refuses to acknowledge any WiFi bugs but...
Posted by Mojo, on Dec 10, 2014 at 05:20 PM, in Tech News
ATT's interest in this matter: limiting... 144 Views / 2 Replies  
ATT's interest in this matter: limiting competition, plain and simple. Corporations have been very successful in preventing municipalities from building their own broadband utilities. Why? Because...
Posted by Mojo, on Dec 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM, in Tech News
The "stand" that you linked to may support a... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
The "stand" that you linked to may support a 21.5" iMac but it won't work with a 27" iMac. (Check out the stand's specifications on how much weight it is designed to support...) Heck, judging from...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 26, 2014 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not all that concerned with how my setup... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
I'm not all that concerned with how my setup looks but having to remove/add books whenever I need to adjust my display is a non-starter. My display weighs around 25 pounds; I would need three hands...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
So including the cost of the optional VESA mount... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
So including the cost of the optional VESA mount that adds at least 10% more to the cost of an iMac. When it comes time to sell the used Mac it won't have a stand unless you include the third-party...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 22, 2014 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
OK, make it out of aluminum... I'm not crazy... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
OK, make it out of aluminum... I'm not crazy about plastic either but the plastic part of my NEC display doesn't bother me because I spend my time looking at the screen, not the stand. (When I do...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
When I encountered my problem I compared the... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
When I encountered my problem I compared the height of my computer desk with a wide-range of desks including some of the most expensive from well known companies. And not one of them could mitigate...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 21, 2014 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple could add a stand with ergonomic... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
Apple could add a stand with ergonomic adjustments without it affecting the thickness of the computer. The stand couldn't be as small as the current stand but it could still be made of aluminum...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 20, 2014 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
You are correct about the lack of space because... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
You are correct about the lack of space because so much of the internal hardware is located below the iMac display. Apple's fetish for anorexic devices causes some serious problems for users in the...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 20, 2014 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
The iMac has needed a significant hardware... 2,358 Views / 66 Replies  
The iMac has needed a significant hardware upgrade since the introduction of the flat-panel G5 model: basic ergonomic adjustments.

The company that created the most ergonomic all-in-one computer...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 19, 2014 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
The stock drive has been fine for me. The MBP... 2,873 Views / 80 Replies  
The stock drive has been fine for me. The MBP with Lion is considerably faster than my iMac. The iMac is maxed-out at 3GB RAM while the MBP has been upgraded to 8GB. I may consider an SSD when the...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
My 24" Core2Duo iMac will be my last iMac. Why? ... 2,873 Views / 80 Replies  
My 24" Core2Duo iMac will be my last iMac. Why?

1. Current iMacs have Apple's "glassy" display. 'Nuff said.

2. The iMac lacks basic ergonomic adjustments except for tilt, which is of minimal...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I purchased an early 2011 13" MBP last summer.... 1,962 Views / 50 Replies  
I purchased an early 2011 13" MBP last summer. The build quality seems to be better than my early 2008 pre-unibody 15" MBP. The 13" MBP is the coolest-running portable Mac that I have owned. (G3...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 1, 2012 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Correction... 2,761 Views / 114 Replies  
The default shared VRAM is 384MB in the 2011 13" MBP; if you upgrade the RAM to 8GB VRAM is automatically increased to 512MB. I don't know if the VRAM increases if you upgrade to 6GB.
Posted by Mojo, on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You don't need to spend twice as much money in... 1,403 Views / 15 Replies  
You don't need to spend twice as much money in order to use an external display.

Any of the current and previous-generation 13" MBPs will drive an external monitor just fine via the integrated...
Posted by Mojo, on Nov 14, 2011 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The early 2008 MBP can accept a maximum of 6GB... 1,403 Views / 15 Replies  
The early 2008 MBP can accept a maximum of 6GB RAM. (MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (08) Specs (Early 2008, MB133LL/A, MacBookPro4,1, A1260, 2198) @ EveryMac.com...
Posted by Mojo, on Nov 12, 2011 at 01:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
[QUOTE=P;4124224]Mojo, I'm not sure what you are... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
[QUOTE=P;4124224]Mojo, I'm not sure what you are saying here. "fad" means that you think that it is something that will fade out. Just about everyone in this thread disagrees with you. If that's not...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 30, 2011 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Charles, is that really the best that you can do?... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
Charles, is that really the best that you can do?

When you have to switch the discussion to a dispute over terminology it indicates that either you did not understand my main point or you would...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are an early-adopter of new technology you... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
If you are an early-adopter of new technology you usually pay a premium, and SSDs are no different in that regard. For some people the advantages of the new technology are worth the cost,...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 29, 2011 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You must have missed my first post where I noted... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
You must have missed my first post where I noted essentially the same thing:

"Sometime in the future SSDs will likely be the standard drive in portables, if not all computers. Presumably their...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 29, 2011 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Be sure to personally check out an MBA before... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
Be sure to personally check out an MBA before buying or get it from a retailer with a good return policy...

I was ready to buy an 11" MBA until I spent 1.5 hours working on one. Within 15 minutes...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 29, 2011 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Standard drives are not lame (but that comment... 1,387 Views / 36 Replies  
Standard drives are not lame (but that comment certainly is...)

SSDs are an expensive fad. If shaving 30 seconds off the boot-up time and faster app start-up times are worth hundreds of dollars to...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A Computer Is Not The Same As An Automobile... 1,523 Views / 26 Replies  
A well-mainained vehicle can last for many years. I have a 1994 Toyota 4X4 extended cab pickup that still runs like a top. I paid it off in 1997. There is no compelling reason for me to spend around...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 25, 2011 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I upgraded from a 3GS. It's a significant... 802 Views / 36 Replies  
I upgraded from a 3GS. It's a significant upgrade; I got a new iPhone for my wife to replace a 4+ year old LG phone with Cingular branding. She loves it! Facetime and iMessage is a hoot; no paying...
Posted by Mojo, on Oct 21, 2011 at 03:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This thread is a great advertisement for extended... 1,300 Views / 7 Replies  
This thread is a great advertisement for extended Applecare...

The best online prices for Applecare are at the L.A. Computer Company.
Posted by Mojo, on Sep 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tech Restore installs replacement displays... 773 Views / 5 Replies  
Tech Restore installs replacement displays including a matte option for 13" and 15" MBPs. The cost is $200 or $269 if the display glass is shattered. 24-hour turnaround and return shipping is...
Posted by Mojo, on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently purchased a 13" MBP. I have owned a... 1,136 Views / 12 Replies  
I recently purchased a 13" MBP. I have owned a 15" MBP for several years and it is too large for me when I travel. I only take two carry-on bags and the 15" is just a bit too large and heavy for my...
Posted by Mojo, on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I'll Be Buying Two iPhones When They Are Released... 6,076 Views / 63 Replies  
Well, I'll be buying two iPhones when they are released. I'll sell my mint condition 3GS (it's been in an Otterbox Defender case since I got the phone...) and keep my wife's 4+ year old LG phone for...
Posted by Mojo, on Sep 9, 2011 at 07:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Compromise... 2,201 Views / 19 Replies  
It all comes down to compromises: if you want small and light you must give up some battery power. If you want the longest possible run times from an internal battery, then you must select a heavier...
Posted by Mojo, on Aug 9, 2011 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have recommended the L.A. Computer for... 2,201 Views / 19 Replies  
I have recommended the L.A. Computer for AppleCare for several years. Unlike eBay sellers, the L.A. Computer Co. is an authorized Apple reseller. It consistently has the best AppleCare prices.

And...
Posted by Mojo, on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ron, I am planning on buying an 11" MBA for... 2,201 Views / 19 Replies  
Ron, I am planning on buying an 11" MBA for traveling when the new models are released. I do not care for Apple's "glassy" displays, which is why I snagged an MBP 15" when the unibody models were...
Posted by Mojo, on Jul 16, 2011 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the same 2.4GHz 15" MBP model, which is... 1,601 Views / 24 Replies  
I have the same 2.4GHz 15" MBP model, which is mainly used by my wife.

When the MBA is updated to Sandy Bridge we plan on selling the MBP and buying an 11" for me and a 13" MBA for my wife. I...
Posted by Mojo, on May 23, 2011 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm... 3,020 Views / 34 Replies  
[QUOTE=SierraDragon;4072074]Yes I read the articles.

I should know better than question the resident expert... Now where is that genuflecting emoticon when you really need it???

From the 13"...
Posted by Mojo, on May 5, 2011 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Allen, did you even bother to read the linked... 3,020 Views / 34 Replies  
Allen, did you even bother to read the linked articles or at least their titles?

The image rendering capability of the current MBAs should be of some interest to photographers planning on editing...
Posted by Mojo, on Apr 28, 2011 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Photographers considering a MacBook Air should... 3,020 Views / 34 Replies  
Photographers considering a MacBook Air should read these articles regarding the MBA display:

On 2010’s MacBook Air: Screen Quality + Can It Finally Replace the Pro? | iLounge Backstage...
Posted by Mojo, on Apr 27, 2011 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
TechRestore offers an anti-glare LCD for the 13"... 1,404 Views / 12 Replies  
TechRestore offers an anti-glare LCD for the 13" MBP that costs the same as the Apple upgrade for the 15": TechRestore Anti-Glare Upgrade (http://www.techrestore.com/mac/matte-upgrade.html). Ordering...
Posted by Mojo, on Mar 6, 2011 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To minimize the chances of someone gaining access... 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
To minimize the chances of someone gaining access to sensitive data on a Mac sold or stolen I simply encrypt all financial info, passwords and other sensitive files. My secure password has upper and...
Posted by Mojo, on Mar 1, 2011 at 08:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A sledge hammer also works quickly and cheaply...... 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
A sledge hammer also works quickly and cheaply... for data destruction, not resale. :D
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 20, 2011 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All I can say that for whatever reason the memory... 4,856 Views / 24 Replies  
All I can say that for whatever reason the memory gets tied-up on my Macs and after a reboot they speed up noticeably. YMMV. It costs nothing to try it and see how it works for you...

And it...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 14, 2011 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you decide to get it (I always buy AC and I... 2,420 Views / 9 Replies  
If you decide to get it (I always buy AC and I NEVER buy extended warranties...) then check L.A. Computer Company. It usually has the lowest AC prices available from an authorized Apple retailer.
...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 14, 2011 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you decide to get it (I always buy AC and I... 2,420 Views / 9 Replies  
If you decide to get it (I always buy AC and I NEVER buy extended warranties...) then check L.A. Computer Company. It usually has the lowest AC prices available from an authorized Apple retailer.
...
Posted by Mojo, on Feb 14, 2011 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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