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Ah ok, renders my suggestion moot - sounds pretty... 663 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah ok, renders my suggestion moot - sounds pretty odd.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 27, 2011 at 05:09 PM, in Applications
Is the account you are trying to sync a Gmail... 663 Views / 3 Replies  
Is the account you are trying to sync a Gmail account? or from another provider?

TPC
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 27, 2011 at 05:02 PM, in Applications
Hi andi*pandi - if you have a free few minutes,... 1,528 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi andi*pandi - if you have a free few minutes, please do feel free to PM me about this, as I'd love to hear the details as to how you have the accounts set up, and see what is causing the problem.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 27, 2011 at 04:50 PM, in Applications
To clarify, there is no bug in Google Calendar as... 1,528 Views / 3 Replies  
To clarify, there is no bug in Google Calendar as the title suggests - the current deletion block was put in place deliberately to protect Google Calendar users. :)

To say that it makes Google...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 27, 2011 at 04:48 PM, in Applications
Ok, so in indirect answer to my question, if my... 566 Views / 2 Replies  
Ok, so in indirect answer to my question, if my colleague logs in first with his AppleID, he gets the licenses? Job done.

I guess OS X rests with the machine though?
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:40 PM, in Applications
iLife 11 Macbook Air licencing issue/question 566 Views / 2 Replies  
I seek the wisdom of MacNNers...

Quick question:

I bought a Macbook Air 13" a month ago. I set it up and registered it under my AppleID. I downloaded iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie from the...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:45 AM, in Applications
Picked up one of the last iPad 2s locally to me... 1,907 Views / 13 Replies  
Picked up one of the last iPad 2s locally to me earlier this evening - terrible light bleed :/ back to the store tomorrow...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 27, 2011 at 07:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks! Finally got everything swapped and I have... 1,107 Views / 22 Replies  
Thanks! Finally got everything swapped and I have had a shock;

The screen is just amazing, there is no comparison to the Macbook, and even the AluBook I have used for the last 2 years. So glad...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jul 27, 2010 at 04:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Heh, very, very true... and it hit me in the shop... 1,107 Views / 22 Replies  
Heh, very, very true... and it hit me in the shop with both the machines in front of me! As such, the Macbook Pro is bought, and sitting on my desk atm having all the data transferred!

In the end,...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jul 27, 2010 at 07:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this morning is the morning. For me: ... 1,107 Views / 22 Replies  
Well, this morning is the morning.

For me:

Firewire - not important as I have no firewire devices

Remote sensor - again not important as I have never used a remote on any of my previous...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not bought yet! Very seriously can't make up my... 1,107 Views / 22 Replies  
Not bought yet! Very seriously can't make up my mind!

I was leaning toward another 13" MBP, as I love the one I have now. I went to the store to buy it, and they were out of stock! In the mean...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jul 26, 2010 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Advice needed on new machine... is it me or... 1,107 Views / 22 Replies  
The new Macbook and 13" MBP models are not that different at all?

To give you some background. I have a 13" Alu MB for work, totally love it, never had any issues. It is the 'upper' model of the...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tap to click not working in some applications in Bootcamp 728 Views / 0 Replies  
System: Alu Macbook c2d 2.4ghz (late 2008)
Bootcamp version 3/3.1 (Latest)
Windows Vista SP2

OK, insignificant problem, but to explain;

I have the Bootcamp control panel installed in Windows,...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 29, 2010 at 09:49 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks for the reply solofx, you make some... 5,466 Views / 128 Replies  
Thanks for the reply solofx, you make some compelling points. Just guess I am getting old and grumpy these days, but outside the US, things are not as clear cut. For example:



They may have...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 14, 2010 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have, and am very satisfied with, a late 2008... 5,466 Views / 128 Replies  
I have, and am very satisfied with, a late 2008 13" 2.4ghz Aluminium Macbook.

In perspective of that, this update is kind of weird.

My machine has a 2.4ghz C2D, 4 gig RAM (upgraded from the...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 14, 2010 at 05:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hugely impressed yet again at AluBook build quality... 762 Views / 10 Replies  
I posted a little while ago about how impressed I have been with the 13" Aluminium 2.4 Macbook I bought back in late 2008.

It is the upper end 2.4ghz model, and I have used it daily for the last...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I nearly logged in to check when they were... 11,131 Views / 211 Replies  
Well, I nearly logged in to check when they were released as I thought I'd need to buy another machine...

I just dropped my Alu Macbook 2.4 that I have had for the last year and a half, onto a...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 12, 2010 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wifi network setup help 446 Views / 2 Replies  
Just a quick question, hoping someone may be able to help me out.

In my office I have an Orange Livebox (router with built in wifi) I use to connect to the internet with various laptops and...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Apr 12, 2010 at 03:30 AM, in Networking
For me it is ideal. At the moment I have... 5,326 Views / 190 Replies  
For me it is ideal.

At the moment I have got rid of my Mac Pro which I used for work, and have replaced it with a MacBook Alu with an external screen and keyboard. I cart it back and forth all...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Advice needed setting up phpBB website 1,591 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi all,

Really need some advice on a new project I am thinking of undertaking, and figured here would be a good place to pick some brains!

In short, I want to set up a website that essentially...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Jan 16, 2010 at 09:21 AM, in Developer Center
I have discovered that McDonalds is my friend for... 973 Views / 39 Replies  
I have discovered that McDonalds is my friend for updates... Coffee for €1 and free wifi in all restaurants. The shame of it! :D
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 27, 2009 at 05:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree to an extent, but I never underestimate... 1,362 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree to an extent, but I never underestimate the trouble people with no affinity or ability with repairing electronic devices can get into.

Your S/O by means of the fact that they had the...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just finished an iPhone 3G screen swap. My thoughts. 1,362 Views / 2 Replies  
2 weeks ago I upgraded from an iPhone 3G to a 3GS. I had the 3G for 12 months and never had a single issue with it, despite it falling off a moving car at 40mpg, and various other scrapes.

I...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 25, 2009 at 03:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If it is with the digitizer, there are 2 extra... 567 Views / 1 Replies  
If it is with the digitizer, there are 2 extra right hand 'brackets' for screws at the bottom of the 3GS screen assembly, so this would be 3G only.

I only post as I recently needed the exact same...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in Marketplace
I never thought that I'd say it, but I kind of... 1,180 Views / 40 Replies  
I never thought that I'd say it, but I kind of agree with Apple on this one.

I worked as a Mac Genius for a year, and at times I had to use rubber gloves to near machines that came in for repair....
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How much bandwidth per month can you 'live' on? 973 Views / 39 Replies  
I moved house recently after I got married earlier this year, and after living in a largish city in France with a nice and speedy uncapped bandwidth connection for €30 or so a month, I found out that...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, so close to buying this all week, but the... 59,561 Views / 2,832 Replies  
So, so close to buying this all week, but the price here in France seems extortionate. I think this thread has tipped me over the edge though, I predict I'll be buying it tomorrow morning!
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:30 PM, in Gaming
Not been burned by sellers, but have been burned... 573 Views / 12 Replies  
Not been burned by sellers, but have been burned by buyers!

Sold an iBook a fe years ago now, used but perfect condition, with Applecare left on it... the person said it never arrived. I provided...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tried to like it, really did, but as people have... 2,805 Views / 79 Replies  
Tried to like it, really did, but as people have said, it is just feels like a cheap BSG knockoff to me. Very sad, as up to now I liked the SG franchise a lot, but this leaves me underwhelmed.

TPC
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If anyone still needs an invite, PM me. ... 1,609 Views / 55 Replies  
If anyone still needs an invite, PM me.

Although, atm I am kind of 'huh?' in regard to it.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It thankfully is indeed Simon. The phone in... 889 Views / 9 Replies  
It thankfully is indeed Simon. The phone in question was a Nokia of some sort, I think it may have been an e71.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You should have no issues. I use the same method... 403 Views / 2 Replies  
You should have no issues. I use the same method you propose pretty much all of the time, due to an OOW failure with the original Magsafe cable for one of my Macbook Pros. (Live in France so it is...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 04:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd put money on the fact that you will be very... 741 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd put money on the fact that you will be very impressed with the Unibody machine.

I used 2 15" Alubooks for work for the last 2 years and wasn't as lucky as you; They were very fragile indeed....
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 04:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I live in France and constantly face crossing... 889 Views / 9 Replies  
I live in France and constantly face crossing borders to Belgium, Italy, Holland etc with work. I concur, using the Skype app over free Wifi on the iPhone really is a godsend. There was a piece on...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 04:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, I just ordered a replacement off amazon for... 747 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, I just ordered a replacement off amazon for the screen of my Wife's 3G; At $25 (what can you get for that these days?), it has to be worth a try for you.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Nov 24, 2009 at 04:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Looking for Apple/Mac/IT job, France 405 Views / 2 Replies  
Just posting on the off chance anyone is located in France, and also if said people would know of any companies recruiting in IT, specifically QA/Support Engineers? (Or to be honest any IT related...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 19, 2009 at 08:30 AM, in Marketplace
Ah cool, thanks all for the clarifications. I... 4,498 Views / 183 Replies  
Ah cool, thanks all for the clarifications. I only based my comments about the system in IL as mentioned above. Glad to hear that it is more stringent on a whole across other states.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 8, 2009 at 04:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You are 100% right in your comments. I am going... 4,498 Views / 183 Replies  
You are 100% right in your comments. I am going through the process now, and it is a pain. It breaks down as follows:

1 Self loading rifles, Self loading pistols, Pistols/Rifles that are 'military...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Had a Wii for the last year or so since my wife... 343,406 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Had a Wii for the last year or so since my wife got it for me for xmas to break my WoW addiction (it worked!)... not used it loads but it has been great fun, with Resident Evil 4, Call of Duty, The...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 01:55 PM, in Gaming
My god. :eek: Short of being an on duty... 4,498 Views / 183 Replies  
My god. :eek:

Short of being an on duty Policeman here in France, it is totally forbidden.

Thing is, I would have no problems about trusting myself carrying one, as I know how to handle a gun...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really do find this thread interesting, as it... 4,498 Views / 183 Replies  
I really do find this thread interesting, as it highlights the different cultures of the users of the boards.

For reference, I shoot, .22 prone rifle 25/50 meters. I used to also target shoot 9mm...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
About 10 years ago I bought some 'Sandvik'... 3,122 Views / 55 Replies  
About 10 years ago I bought some 'Sandvik' pliers, snips, and screwdrivers.

Very expensive at the time, but still going strong. The quality has been excellent, and outlasted a lot of other brands...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Glad to hear that it all went positively! It... 11,582 Views / 70 Replies  
Glad to hear that it all went positively!

It looks like they did an awesome job on patching up your toe, well, in comparison to my chainsawed arm (as per my thread of a few weeks ago)!

I...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I dropped one of my MBP c2ds in the same way,... 2,319 Views / 9 Replies  
I dropped one of my MBP c2ds in the same way, onto the rear corner of the case... €900 of damage. It needed a new top case, bottomcase, DC-in board, the works.

I now have a UniBody MacBook, and...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Best of luck today, hope all goes well! :) 11,582 Views / 70 Replies  
Best of luck today, hope all goes well! :)
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: Exactly, no need to go any further. ... 670 Views / 40 Replies  
:thumbsup: Exactly, no need to go any further.

Enjoy the strawberry Moonmonkey.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Oct 1, 2009 at 08:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Requested an invite myself, but no dice so far.... 1,609 Views / 55 Replies  
Requested an invite myself, but no dice so far. Any invites going free are gratefully accepted!

/blurry lines
/end gmail flashback
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm time to did out and check a copy of an old... 3,331 Views / 41 Replies  
Hmm time to did out and check a copy of an old NDA, as I'd love to make a comment in this thread.
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Sep 30, 2009 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For reference, this applies not only to the... 731 Views / 26 Replies  
For reference, this applies not only to the weight/build of models, but any advert featuring a person that is changed via post production. It is to do with cosmetics, hair dye, shampoo, makeup -...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Sep 30, 2009 at 08:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I get the same kind of 'vibration'/current issues... 719 Views / 19 Replies  
I get the same kind of 'vibration'/current issues using my UK machines in France, where it is common in some places to still have old style '2 prong' plug sockets.

When I use the machine on a...
Posted by The Placid Casual, on Sep 30, 2009 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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