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Ever take your eyes off something for a moment... 3,271 Views / 133 Replies  
Ever take your eyes off something for a moment then come back to find it gone. I've been busy at work and so just skimmed quickly over MacNN for a couple of weeks rather than settling down to read it...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 4, 2016 at 08:43 AM, in Mac News
Oh my. Clicked on the old familiar bookmark this... 6,308 Views / 74 Replies  
Oh my. Clicked on the old familiar bookmark this morning to start my day as I have done for the past twenty years or so. This is a complete shock to me. I will miss MacNN which has been a part of my...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 4, 2016 at 08:37 AM, in Mac News
A nice article on the joys of backing up. I don't... 249 Views / 3 Replies  
A nice article on the joys of backing up. I don't agree with the connection with the latest iTunes related debacle.

The whole point behind "music in the cloud" is that Apple is supposed to be...
Posted by daqman, on May 16, 2016 at 09:09 AM, in Mac News
How does this compare with the Livescribe pen... 220 Views / 2 Replies  
How does this compare with the Livescribe pen that uses similar technology? I bought a Moleskine Edition Livescribe 3 about a year ago and hardly use it because the App that Livescribe produced was...
Posted by daqman, on Apr 7, 2016 at 03:05 PM, in Mac News
Polls of the public are, in general, problematic... 370 Views / 5 Replies  
Polls of the public are, in general, problematic because the average member of the public has no clue at all about how Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and any of the others compare in terms of...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 23, 2016 at 12:45 PM, in Mac News
Are you running an Ad Blocker? It seems that... 238 Views / 4 Replies  
Are you running an Ad Blocker? It seems that something has changed and you can't see the text of the articles with Ad Blocker turned on.
Posted by daqman, on Feb 9, 2016 at 09:22 AM, in Mac News
well look at that. If you have Ad Blocker on then... 281 Views / 5 Replies  
well look at that. If you have Ad Blocker on then there's no content in any of the articles.

But, look on the bright side I get to look an Ad titled "30 celebrities who've fattened up" and get to...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 8, 2016 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
well look at that. If you have Ad Blocker on then... 281 Views / 5 Replies  
well look at that. If you have Ad Blocker on then there's no content in any of the articles.
Posted by daqman, on Feb 8, 2016 at 02:20 PM, in Mac News
I see the title "App Update (OS X): Tweetbot,... 281 Views / 5 Replies  
I see the title "App Update (OS X): Tweetbot, Together, Permute, more", a picture of App icons "MacNN's OS X App Update for Feb 8, 2016" and nothing else, no text. Is there supposed to be an article...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 8, 2016 at 02:18 PM, in Mac News
Why does everyone have a large black circle after... 394 Views / 7 Replies  
Why does everyone have a large black circle after their name in the comments on the new website? It looks like there should be a personal avatar but I can't find any preferences that allow a user to...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:53 PM, in Mac News
Charles Martin: I did ask Apple for a refund.... 421 Views / 8 Replies  
Charles Martin: I did ask Apple for a refund. I'll keep on using the last 1.x version in the hope that the developers change their minds. It's sad because otherwise the updated App has some nice...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:50 PM, in Mac News
Spudboy2004 : I agree with that for this version.... 421 Views / 8 Replies  
Spudboy2004 : I agree with that for this version. My issue was that Day One was one of the few combinations of iOS and OSX Apps that was aimed to being a journal that I COULD put things in that I...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:15 PM, in Mac News
This seems to be a paid update which surprised me... 421 Views / 8 Replies  
This seems to be a paid update which surprised me but I paid the $19.99 and "updated" now I have two copies of Day One. Running the new version the interface is different and more in tune with the El...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:13 AM, in Mac News
Well that was a shock... 1,828 Views / 50 Replies  
Time for a short break from work and I nearly fell off my chair! A little bit of warning would have been nice!

Overall I like the new look, the old one was starting to look dated (and I don't...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:32 AM, in Feedback
I went to the BBC website in hope of more detail... 291 Views / 4 Replies  
I went to the BBC website in hope of more detail but there is none. Why did he win this case? The claim would only be legitimate if he'd opened the sealed box and found the screen already cracked...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 3, 2016 at 09:46 AM, in Mac News
OK, I'm feeling like an idiot here. I patiently... 1,217 Views / 9 Replies  
OK, I'm feeling like an idiot here. I patiently waited for Quicken 2016 and a couple of days ago Quicken 2015 offered to upgrade for full price minus a small discount. I use Quicken daily so I took...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 19, 2015 at 05:50 PM, in Mac News
Mike, yes, I second that opinion. I have had... 247 Views / 4 Replies  
Mike, yes, I second that opinion. I have had numerous problems with not only software but also services. Many things are not as stable as they should be or behave very differently from one machine to...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM, in Mac News
Nice apology to the developers. Meanwhile I have... 247 Views / 4 Replies  
Nice apology to the developers. Meanwhile I have had to re-download about a dozen Apps from the App store before I could use them. The latest PDFPen Pro just an hour ago. There was a twist to that...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 18, 2015 at 09:30 AM, in Mac News
The section about automatic Windows updates... 1,293 Views / 8 Replies  
The section about automatic Windows updates reminded me of the time that there was a "high level" project review at work. A couple of dozen staff making presentations and a panel of experts flown in...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 17, 2015 at 01:25 PM, in Mac News
I work in front of an iMac all day and the only... 330 Views / 4 Replies  
I work in front of an iMac all day and the only keyboard I will use is the Das Keyboard with full size full travel keys. Why? Because I do a lot of typing and my personal experience is that, after...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 4, 2015 at 04:56 PM, in Mac News
"Ugh", precise and to the point. Exactly what I... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
"Ugh", precise and to the point. Exactly what I thought. Maybe with the imminent sale of the Quicken part of Intuit the left and right hands have stopped speaking to each other.
Posted by daqman, on Oct 14, 2015 at 04:16 PM, in Mac News
I started up Quicken yesterday evening and was... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
I started up Quicken yesterday evening and was offered an update to 2.6, I'm not a member of a beta program etc. The Quicken Forums have two posts one about the 2.6 update and the other about the...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 14, 2015 at 03:57 PM, in Mac News
Odd that you mention Quicken Mac 2015 at version... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
Odd that you mention Quicken Mac 2015 at version 2.5 because that version has been around for quite some time. Version 2.6 is being released this week and Quicken 2016 should be out next month.
Posted by daqman, on Oct 14, 2015 at 03:01 PM, in Mac News
Although I like to see bugs fixed it is... 494 Views / 7 Replies  
Although I like to see bugs fixed it is disturbing that there have already been two updates to iOS 9. In my mind it is indicative of a general trend at Apple towards releasing products that are...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 30, 2015 at 02:55 PM, in Mac News
I can't see Apple going anywhere with this. There... 276 Views / 2 Replies  
I can't see Apple going anywhere with this. There are far too many places where smoke is perfectly acceptable, camping, cooking, grilling, a cosy fire in the winter. If you could turn it off then it...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 2, 2015 at 09:02 AM, in Mac News
Inkling, check your facts. The largest single... 260 Views / 3 Replies  
Inkling, check your facts. The largest single foreign holder of U.S. debt is China, which owns more about $1.2 trillion in bills, notes and bonds, according to the Treasury. The largest holder of...
Posted by daqman, on Aug 25, 2015 at 09:27 AM, in Mac News
I'm glad I still have the big box of CDs but I'd... 1,348 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm glad I still have the big box of CDs but I'd hate to have to rip them all again. Since iTunes had (has maybe but not used for a long time) the ability to auto-rip a CD and add it to the library...
Posted by daqman, on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM, in Mac News
This is a disturbing trend. With a home service... 367 Views / 3 Replies  
This is a disturbing trend. With a home service you should be paying for bandwidth not GB per month. I think that should be the same for wireless but that's a different argument. I'm paying them for...
Posted by daqman, on May 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM, in Tech News
"The site suggests that Apple implement a... 344 Views / 1 Replies  
"The site suggests that Apple implement a required..."
How about "implements the OPTION of a required..."? I hope this doesn't lead to another knee-jerk poorly implemented Apple reaction to security...
Posted by daqman, on May 14, 2015 at 06:34 PM, in Tech News
I think the issue is that "we" are, for the most... 1,697 Views / 26 Replies  
I think the issue is that "we" are, for the most part, not power users but longtime Mac users. I bought my first Mac Plus in 1985. There has always been technology turnover as Apple embraced new...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 03:55 PM, in Mac News
https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ still... 739 Views / 10 Replies  
https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ still shows everything green...

I just went to the vending machine here, that accepts ApplePay, and ApplePay seems to be down too!!
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:16 AM, in Tech News
Hmm, my wife and I independently struggled with... 739 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmm, my wife and I independently struggled with this for a fair amount of time this morning. I was trying to update software at work and she was trying to download some new music she'd paid for...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:15 AM, in Tech News
This is probably OK for quite a few people but... 2,735 Views / 33 Replies  
This is probably OK for quite a few people but switching to only one hardwired connection is a very limiting choice. Just a week ago I was setting up a wireless router, the first step, connect a...
Posted by daqman, on Mar 9, 2015 at 05:34 PM, in Tech News
Oh great, now I'll have to buy a new car every... 1,301 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh great, now I'll have to buy a new car every two years because the best features of the late OS won't run on the old one...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 14, 2015 at 02:09 PM, in Mac News
Thank you, very nice to know that someone is... 342 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you, very nice to know that someone is monitoring the comments!
Posted by daqman, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:24 AM, in Tech News
How do you reconcile the following from the first... 342 Views / 5 Replies  
How do you reconcile the following from the first paragraph :

"smartphone apps counting steps were more accurate than those of fitness trackers attached to the waist and wrist."

With this from...
Posted by daqman, on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:14 AM, in Tech News
The strange thing about the "new feature" of... 367 Views / 4 Replies  
The strange thing about the "new feature" of having a common password across all devices is that I had thought that is how it already worked! If the 1Password file on my Mac is encrypted with a...
Posted by daqman, on Jan 31, 2015 at 08:50 AM, in Mac News
@And.reg : I thoroughly agree. Along with similar... 1,896 Views / 7 Replies  
@And.reg : I thoroughly agree. Along with similar corporations Sony have their entire inventory of assets in digital form. The same is true with the banking industry, who's assets (apart from a tiny...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 21, 2014 at 05:06 PM, in Tech News
"Generally speaking, if your hardware drove... 307 Views / 1 Replies  
"Generally speaking, if your hardware drove Civilization V, then it can play Civilization: Beyond Earth.'

Generally speaking maybe but I have a Macbook Air that is a year older than my wife's and...
Posted by daqman, on Dec 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM, in Tech News
Beware! Read the system requirements before... 245 Views / 1 Replies  
Beware! Read the system requirements before buying on the App store. This game REQUIRES Yosemite and certain GPUs are not supported. As a Thanksgiving treat my son bought it steam to run on his...
Posted by daqman, on Nov 27, 2014 at 03:21 PM, in Tech News
I've got to agree with mgpalma on this. I had to... 231 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got to agree with mgpalma on this. I had to buy a premium membership with fitbit so that I can export MY data (to have to pay extra for that is pure fraud). The other disturbing trend for me is...
Posted by daqman, on Oct 27, 2014 at 03:20 PM, in Tech News
Take a close look at the kid's hands in the... 2,243 Views / 20 Replies  
Take a close look at the kid's hands in the picture. You can see how much force is being used here. He really seems to be putting quite a bit of effort into it. All he's proving is how dumb he is....
Posted by daqman, on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
The MyFitnessPal update would be great if it... 313 Views / 1 Replies  
The MyFitnessPal update would be great if it actually worked. Logging a meal causes an immediate update to be sent to HealthKit tagged with the date and time of the update. There is also a periodic...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 27, 2014 at 06:20 PM, in Mac News
Maybe someone can help me out understanding this.... 343 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe someone can help me out understanding this. It's a bug in bash that allows code held in environment variables to be executed. The problem I'm having is that, at least with the example shown, to...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 25, 2014 at 08:52 AM, in Tech News
except for the guy responsible for the bug in iOS... 186 Views / 3 Replies  
except for the guy responsible for the bug in iOS 8.0.1 I assume...
Posted by daqman, on Sep 24, 2014 at 06:34 PM, in Mac News
This knee-jerk change is somewhat welcome but... 185 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 Sep 16, 2014 at 06:10 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot: Maybe a first world problem but... 1,910 Views / 22 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 Sep 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM, in Mac News
I wonder how they count the downloads? If they... 1,910 Views / 22 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 Sep 16, 2014 at 08:51 AM, in Mac News
Out of the six Apps have not used any of them on... 386 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 06:30 PM, in Mac News
Well this is indeed odd. I've been using... 227 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 02:30 PM, in Tech News
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