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This knee-jerk change is somewhat welcome but... 33 Views / 2 Replies  
This knee-jerk change is somewhat welcome but annoying in it's implementation, come on Apple get a grip! I wanted to use iCloud this afternoon and couldn't. I'd set up two factor to protect my iTunes...
Posted by daqman, on Yesterday at 05:10 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot: Maybe a first world problem but... 179 Views / 20 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot: Maybe a first world problem but symptomatic of the human condition. People don't like other people "messing with their stuff". This is particularly true of something like music which...
Posted by daqman, on Yesterday at 10:01 AM, in Mac News
I wonder how they count the downloads? If they... 179 Views / 20 Replies  
I wonder how they count the downloads? If they are counting all the folks who had "automatically download new purchases" on and had multiple devices that's really a meaningless number.

I, my wife...
Posted by daqman, on Yesterday at 07:51 AM, in Mac News
Out of the six Apps have not used any of them on... 74 Views / 5 Replies  
Out of the six Apps have not used any of them on an iPhone. On my iPad I've used Pages and Numbers, and on my MacBook all of them. It seems like a waste of their time to preinstall all of them...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM, in Mac News
Well this is indeed odd. I've been using... 78 Views / 1 Replies  
Well this is indeed odd. I've been using TrueCrypt on the Mac for years and do not use Windows. Why the demise of a popular cross platform tool should be tied to the termination of Windows XP is...
Posted by daqman, on May 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM, in Tech News
It's a pity because that's exactly why I bought... 98 Views / 1 Replies  
It's a pity because that's exactly why I bought my Nest alarm in the first place. When my house was built they mounted a smoke alarm on the ceiling just outside the kitchen doorway (open plan so no...
Posted by daqman, on May 22, 2014 at 09:25 AM, in Tech News
Well that explains a thing or tow. I bought Adobe... 402 Views / 7 Replies  
Well that explains a thing or tow. I bought Adobe software yesterday and got a nice email with a download link to a page that has, for the last 24 hours, been unavailable. Of course they charged my...
Posted by daqman, on May 15, 2014 at 07:03 PM, in Mac News
Oh, and how will this work online? If you have to... 1,005 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh, and how will this work online? If you have to type in the card number and the stupid "secret code" that I've now typed into a hundred websites then it doesn't help at all. Maybe someone from a...
Posted by daqman, on May 9, 2014 at 04:05 PM, in Tech News
For years I tried my best to sign my name in the... 1,005 Views / 9 Replies  
For years I tried my best to sign my name in the little box on the screen but it has been such a joke that about a year ago I just gave up and squiggle the pen up and down. Even then nobody bats an...
Posted by daqman, on May 9, 2014 at 03:56 PM, in Tech News
"full functionality (including editing) will... 1,222 Views / 15 Replies  
"full functionality (including editing) will require an Office 365 subscription."

It's just about useless to me then because I'm not taking out an Office 365 subscription just to use this and I...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 27, 2014 at 04:50 PM, in Tech News
"The revamp also allegedly replaces the... 113 Views / 4 Replies  
"The revamp also allegedly replaces the mechanical "clicker" in the trackpad with gesture-only and tap control, rather than any physical "clicks." "

If this is true then my next laptop won't be a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 22, 2014 at 07:56 AM, in Tech News
Litigation happy or what? When my son was about... 135 Views / 4 Replies  
Litigation happy or what? When my son was about eight he developed a rash on his leg with a really unusual pattern. I took him to the paediatrician who was stumped. It turned out that it was a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 20, 2014 at 06:46 PM, in Tech News
So, despite the earlier comment, since I have a... 135 Views / 3 Replies  
So, despite the earlier comment, since I have a Microsoft account I thought I'd give it a try. It looks like OneNote and has behaves as I would expect. It was a bit slow at the start but that seems...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:20 PM, in Mac News
It may be free but it is unusable without a... 135 Views / 3 Replies  
It may be free but it is unusable without a Microsoft account. So there's no offline mode as there is with Evernote. What about writing notes and saving them on the good old fashioned hard drive?...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in Mac News
Darn, I'm feeling old. I worked in the same group... 124 Views / 6 Replies  
Darn, I'm feeling old. I worked in the same group as Tim in the data handling division at CERN in 1998/1998. At the time I was using the CERN RPC library to communicate from VAX-VMS machines to...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM, in Tech News
The whole messaging thing needs a total revamp.... 105 Views / 1 Replies  
The whole messaging thing needs a total revamp. If I have unlimited text messaging in the US and my sister in the UK also has unlimited messaging why should I have to pay to send her a text? I can...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:27 AM, in Tech News
I knew there was a good reason I didn't sign up... 257 Views / 5 Replies  
I knew there was a good reason I didn't sign up for this. At least my iTunes library isn't corrupted by having any Justin Timberlake in there. The thought of coming across these tracks unexpectedly...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM, in Mac News
I bought one of these for use with my iPad Air. I... 192 Views / 1 Replies  
I bought one of these for use with my iPad Air. I like to take handwritten notes and using the end of my finger to write with doesn't cut it so I've been reduced to writing with a regular pen on...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 11, 2013 at 01:52 PM, in Mac News
"made available in digital form before being... 217 Views / 5 Replies  
"made available in digital form before being broadcast"
Well technically they were broadcast back in the 1960's so they are not being released before they were broadcast.
Posted by daqman, on Oct 11, 2013 at 07:45 AM, in Mac News
The picture looks nice but there is an obvious... 185 Views / 4 Replies  
The picture looks nice but there is an obvious flaw. If my desk operated like this the iMac, laptop, telephone, iPhone on it's charger etc would all be dragged onto the floor by the tangle of cables...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 27, 2013 at 08:10 AM, in Tech News
So, this explains why I spent an hour debugging... 196 Views / 1 Replies  
So, this explains why I spent an hour debugging my wife's Macbook Air yesterday evening instead of enjoying the beer I'd just poured. Whatever is wrong with notifying the user when you block...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 11, 2013 at 02:02 PM, in Mac News
I got an email today and deleted it thinking it... 118 Views / 3 Replies  
I got an email today and deleted it thinking it was a scam. The email I got came from an email address that I had never heard of and didn't look legit, and had links that didn't look good either. How...
Posted by daqman, on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:52 PM, in Tech News
"Keep using it, and keep an eye out for a... 1,348 Views / 15 Replies  
"Keep using it, and keep an eye out for a replacement in the meantime."

Well that's the issue really. To replace Bento you have to get the data out of it in a format that can be imported into the...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM, in Mac News
So, describing yourself as a "Security... 572 Views / 7 Replies  
So, describing yourself as a "Security Researcher" absolves you of any responsibility or expectation that you will apply common sense? Sure he found problems but he did it in a way that disrupted a...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM, in Tech News
Oh, and another thing, look at the electronics... 835 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh, and another thing, look at the electronics that are used to implement the demo device. To reduce it to a size that would fit into the same footprint as a functional charger and still fit inside...
Posted by daqman, on Jun 3, 2013 at 02:24 PM, in Tech News
It is the phrase ""All users are affected" that I... 835 Views / 12 Replies  
It is the phrase ""All users are affected" that I take objection to. Many people including myself and others who posted here do not use any charger other than one that they own and bought directly...
Posted by daqman, on Jun 3, 2013 at 02:16 PM, in Tech News
It's "Two Factor" not two step. Depending on... 209 Views / 1 Replies  
It's "Two Factor" not two step. Depending on which method you chose there can be many steps, for example launching google authenticator and copying the code from one device to another. It sounds...
Posted by daqman, on May 31, 2013 at 07:25 AM, in Tech News
I think I'm more impressed by the fact that... 201 Views / 2 Replies  
I think I'm more impressed by the fact that people have credit cards with $600k+ credit limits and use them online!
Posted by daqman, on May 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM, in Tech News
"In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, Mariner... 202 Views / 1 Replies  
"In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, Mariner software is currently offering a 50 percent discount on all non-upgrade, desktop products."

So, if you've been a loyal customer there's no reward...
Posted by daqman, on Apr 25, 2013 at 01:09 PM, in Mac News
Not holding my breath 349 Views / 7 Replies  
The way things are going with Apple nowadays it will only work on an iPhone 5 or 6. I remember fondly the days when OS updates didn't mandate a hardware update. It was OK that some things didn't work...
Posted by daqman, on Apr 3, 2013 at 02:02 PM, in Tech News
About time too 519 Views / 5 Replies  
A Composer's view! Just how long has it taken? I have a couple of times bought the same piece of music by two different artists because I couldn't list my 10,000 title iTunes library by composer....
Posted by daqman, on Feb 19, 2013 at 07:00 PM, in Mac News
What? 1,238 Views / 18 Replies  
"Together Apple and Samsung seized about 103 percent of 2012 cellphone industry profits"
How do you do that? Does someone not know how percentages work? Hopefully it's not me!

Cellphone industry...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 6, 2013 at 01:41 PM, in Tech News
Apps vs Applets 972 Views / 10 Replies  
What is blocked, albeit crudely, by Apple is the plugin for Safari that lets a Java Applet run inside Safari. As far as I am aware Java applications running outside a browser are fine. What Apple...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:22 PM, in Tech News
Oh for pity's sake! 972 Views / 10 Replies  
This heavy handed approach of randomly blocking a plugin is stupid. How about a polite warning with a yes or cancel choice? There are legitimate uses for Java, for example the stockroom system at...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:21 PM, in Tech News
chas_m: I am thoroughly in agreement with your... 196 Views / 5 Replies  
chas_m: I am thoroughly in agreement with your statement about imitation. Each of the first few times that I saw a photograph of Samsung's Galaxy products I thought "why does that iPad/iPhone have...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 17, 2013 at 09:38 AM, in Tech News
This is going to cause some grief! 1,289 Views / 8 Replies  
I understand that this is a severe vulnerability but completely and compulsorily blocking the Java plugin is extreme. Many companies have internally developed Java applets to access databases and...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 04:05 PM, in Mac News
All vey well but... 212 Views / 2 Replies  
This sounds like a nasty vulnerability but all of the sites I've looked at (like CERT) show screenshots, paths and other information that is Windows specific. Yes, I know Java runs on various...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:01 AM, in Tech News
Who knows for sure? but.. 2,588 Views / 26 Replies  
My kids are in that age group and they, and their friends, are still into Apple products. The problem is price so it depends how you ask them. For example my son wants an iPad like mine but is...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 10, 2013 at 01:16 PM, in Tech News
In the words of the ancient French prophet "Screw... 341 Views / 10 Replies  
In the words of the ancient French prophet "Screw 'em". Microsoft is another App developer treat them that way or the whole ecosystem collapses.
Posted by daqman, on Dec 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM, in Tech News
The whole report seems a little "off". The... 542 Views / 24 Replies  
The whole report seems a little "off". The implication is that people get lost and wander until they run out of fuel. But the park is only 40 miles away from the correct destination so if you found...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 10, 2012 at 05:55 AM, in Tech News
You beat me to it. That was my first impression... 207 Views / 6 Replies  
You beat me to it. That was my first impression too. Why do Window's users have to have a key with the Windows logo on it? Control, Option(or Alt) and Command are just fine and nicely generic.
Posted by daqman, on Oct 15, 2012 at 06:56 AM, in Tech News
Apple have to fix this. In recent weeks I have... 80 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple have to fix this. In recent weeks I have seen several very useful updates to software announced on MacNN and other places only to find that the App store version is delayed by weeks relative to...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 10, 2012 at 04:26 AM, in Mac News
It depends on where you live. For example in my... 298 Views / 12 Replies  
It depends on where you live. For example in my area, south East Virginia, many businesses that used to be locatable on the old App are now missing. I used to rely on being able to put the name of a...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 9, 2012 at 07:11 AM, in Tech News
Turn by turn is great but it's not that much use... 298 Views / 12 Replies  
Turn by turn is great but it's not that much use if you aren't actually in a car. The old App actually had trails in our local parks marked fairly accurately along with footbridges over the lake over...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 9, 2012 at 07:06 AM, in Tech News
I am shocked by many of the comments here. The... 586 Views / 41 Replies  
I am shocked by many of the comments here. The author of the article received a product that was supposed to be new and unblemished in a less than perfect condition. It is not unreasonable to expect...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 9, 2012 at 06:47 AM, in Tech News
Complete load of nonsense. In the example **sarah... 77 Views / 2 Replies  
Complete load of nonsense. In the example **sarah the first Sarah to sign up gets that and the other 100,000 Sarah's who try get pissed off. You could say use your Twitter ID but who is to say that...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 9, 2012 at 05:26 AM, in Tech News
I too had 55 GB as a long time member an... 435 Views / 17 Replies  
I too had 55 GB as a long time member an unexpectedly had that extended for a year. I'd decided that I didn't need it because, with no iDisk, what would you use it for? My hope is that some time in...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 6, 2012 at 08:50 AM, in Mac News
Yes, sure enough, there it is. I have 55 GB of... 222 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, sure enough, there it is. I have 55 GB of storage and my plan is set to expire 09/30/50. I'm only using 2GB since iDisk went away so I have the account set to downgrade to 5 GB. It seems like...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 1, 2012 at 03:33 AM, in Tech News
This seems sort of random in it's implementation.... 361 Views / 12 Replies  
This seems sort of random in it's implementation. I have a 55 GB plan, the most expensive tier, which I have set to downgrade to 5 GB at the end of the month. I didn't get this warning email.

The...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 24, 2012 at 09:20 AM, in Tech News
Interesting to see the comments here saying,... 324 Views / 12 Replies  
Interesting to see the comments here saying, essentially "no problem grow up". The problem is that the iPhone is a MATURE platform that people rely on. The Maps App is something people rely on, me...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM, in Tech News
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