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By the way, I redeemed my Apple $100 credit a... 474 Views / 7 Replies  
By the way, I redeemed my Apple $100 credit a couple of days before I received the notice from Amex. So I don't feel like I abused anything. In fact, I'm one of those people who felt people should...
Posted by ericwass, on Sep 24, 2007 at 03:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Amex made (partial) good on my iPhone price! 474 Views / 7 Replies  
Just wanted to give you all a heads up and let you know that a claim I filed with Amex buyer's protection program regarding the iPhone price drop was resolved today. Even though the price protection...
Posted by ericwass, on Sep 21, 2007 at 09:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Adding artwork to every podcast in iTunes 261 Views / 0 Replies  
I've scoured the net for this and can't find the right answer:

Now that I've got an iPhone and use CoverFlow all the time I'm seeing a number of podcasts with no artwork embedded. These include...
Posted by ericwass, on Aug 1, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Applications
No. Unfortunately, iPhone's Safari doesn't cache... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
No. Unfortunately, iPhone's Safari doesn't cache sites in any meaningful way. Especially sites that require a login. The lack of an integrated, syncing todo list is truly an annoying omission...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 28, 2007 at 10:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hi. Thanks for the reply. No, it's not powered... 321 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi. Thanks for the reply. No, it's not powered (and can't be) - which I'm sure is part of the problem. So, I assume, I need one that is.

It's strange though, I can't figure out why the Exilim...
Posted by ericwass, on Jan 10, 2007 at 04:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB 2 Hub recommendation? 321 Views / 3 Replies  
I've got a MacMini in my kitchen operating as a TV/Voicemail/Photos/iPod/AirTunes streaming system. Problem is, all of my USB devices seem to require being plugged directly into the back of the Mini...
Posted by ericwass, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If you network the two machines and use Apple... 434 Views / 5 Replies  
If you network the two machines and use Apple Remote Desktop or Chicken of the VNC, you just bring up the MacBook desktop on your eMac. The refresh rate might be slow for gaming, etc. but should be...
Posted by ericwass, on Aug 9, 2006 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
I did that (and I suppose that will be the choice... 437 Views / 4 Replies  
I did that (and I suppose that will be the choice of last resort). It's just that the max export size for a QT movie is 640x480 which doesn't scale up to the Powerbook's screen resolution nearly as...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 27, 2006 at 06:16 PM, in Applications
Save my marriage proposal! 437 Views / 4 Replies  
Please help! I'm about to propose to my girlfriend and as part of the whole sheebang, I've put together an iPhoto 6 slideshow of our lives up to this point that will be playing in our hotel room...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 27, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Applications
Mac Mini as a TV / DVR / Music hub / Voicemail system? 449 Views / 1 Replies  
So, as many of you homeowners know, most of your time is spent in the kitchen or around the kitchen table... It's where I put my keys, check my voicemail, go thru my mail, and, um, cook... I mean,...
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got it. Thanks a bunch. 311 Views / 4 Replies  
Got it. Thanks a bunch.
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 4, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yeah, I'm thinking even 20" is too big. Maybe... 311 Views / 4 Replies  
yeah, I'm thinking even 20" is too big. Maybe something 15" or so. Any ideas for that range? I've even contemplated a touch screen. But I imagine that's more of a pain than it's worth.
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 4, 2006 at 12:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"Mount-able" LCD? 311 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm thinking about putting together a Mac mini system for my kitchen which could double as a TV (using EyeTV). I'd like to put the computer in a cupboard and I'd like to put the monitor on a swing...
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 3, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iDisk Hell 445 Views / 1 Replies  
Something got screwed up with my iDisk and I can't fix it.

Everytime the finder tries to access the iDisk I get the spinning beach ball of death forever. That includes shutting off automatic...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 15, 2006 at 10:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh F*ckDell... I wish I could make you rest... 1,193 Views / 17 Replies  
Oh F*ckDell... I wish I could make you rest easier and tell you that I'm a pimple-faced computer geek who never gets laid and only worries about people's grammar. But the unfortunate truth is I have...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 14, 2006 at 03:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I hear ya'. It makes me nuts! And then people... 1,193 Views / 17 Replies  
I hear ya'. It makes me nuts! And then people on the internet get in such a snit if you point it out. Like actually spelling correctly, understanding grammar and punctuation is so passe. And it's...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 9, 2006 at 09:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I ordered it from Buy.com. Hopefully it will... 471 Views / 2 Replies  
I ordered it from Buy.com. Hopefully it will work out.
Thanks!
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 1, 2006 at 05:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iSight into a FW800 port??? 471 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm out of FW400 ports on the back of my G5 and the iSight cable isn't long enough to run around to the front FW400 port (I don't want it there anyway). Anybody know if I can use this:...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 1, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Anyone know if it fixes the issue where the file... 681 Views / 6 Replies  
Anyone know if it fixes the issue where the file disappears from the iPod if you tag it as a TV show?
Posted by ericwass, on Feb 15, 2006 at 07:17 PM, in Applications
Who knew!?! Thanks! 293 Views / 2 Replies  
Who knew!?! Thanks!
Posted by ericwass, on Nov 1, 2005 at 06:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Help with Smart Folders 293 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey,
I'm trying to make a smart folder that keeps track of all the MS Word files I've created or modified in the last week. But I can't get the "creator" or "created by" criterion to work correctly...
Posted by ericwass, on Nov 1, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't bother 879 Views / 6 Replies  
I went thru two of those. They seem great, look great, sound good but they're inherently flawed.
1. The buzz. Using your ipod creates a buzz through the speakers. Low but annoying.
2. No presets...
Posted by ericwass, on Oct 24, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is .mac down??? 454 Views / 6 Replies  
Can't seem to sync anc can't get on the website. Anyone else having a problem with .mac?
Thanks!
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 15, 2005 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Too bad it doesn't exist. At least for purchase.... 683 Views / 14 Replies  
Too bad it doesn't exist. At least for purchase. Maybe someday, maybe someday...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 14, 2005 at 06:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can anyone think of a way to automatically... 734 Views / 3 Replies  
Can anyone think of a way to automatically conglomerate new podcasts for those of us with 3G ipods? Downloaded through the iTunes/Store interface the podcasts don't seem to make it into the main...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 28, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So, please explain... I own Final Cut Pro, Motion... 1,481 Views / 29 Replies  
So, please explain... I own Final Cut Pro, Motion and DVD Studio Pro - all of which require QT Pro and give you serial numbers. If I let Software Update install QT7 none of those serials will work. ...
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 29, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Then the whole thing would end up looking like... 5,939 Views / 114 Replies  
Then the whole thing would end up looking like those computer models of the Indian Ocean tsunami and we'd all get really bummed everytime we used Dashboard. :(
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 26, 2005 at 05:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Java update hang 267 Views / 0 Replies  
Ok, this has been going on for over an hour and a half... any suggestions???
http://toomuchtea.com/MacNN/softwareupdate.jpg
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 25, 2005 at 06:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Nerd Fight! Nerd Fight!!!!! 5,939 Views / 114 Replies  
Nerd Fight! Nerd Fight!!!!!
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 23, 2005 at 03:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, I'm glad I sparked some conversation. I... 5,939 Views / 114 Replies  
Well, I'm glad I sparked some conversation. I stand by my assertion: it's too much. I get the Aqua / ripple thing now, but liked people said... if that's the analogy then the other widgets already...
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 21, 2005 at 08:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Isn't the ripple a bit much? 5,939 Views / 114 Replies  
I'm always knocked out by Apple's attention to detail and the clever little UI tricks that make you go "wow" when you see them, but I gotta say the ripple effect on Dashboard borders on ridiculous. ...
Posted by ericwass, on Apr 21, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Windows Media Player stalls every time 391 Views / 2 Replies  
For some reason, without fail, I cannot get through a single WMV streaming clip without a irrecoverable stall. Some clips stall in the first few seconds, others a minute or so in. All will stall in...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 20, 2005 at 10:16 PM, in Applications
By George I think that worked. Question,... 322 Views / 2 Replies  
By George I think that worked. Question, however... will my AirPort Express still be able to extend my network? Can two computers use the AirPort simultaneously or will they then be splitting the...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 14, 2005 at 02:38 PM, in Networking
Using AEX Basestation with another router 322 Views / 2 Replies  
Can anyone help? Right now I've got my network set up with my DSL feeding directly into my Asante router which then feeds my G5, my PC and my AirPort Extreme base station. About thirty feeet away...
Posted by ericwass, on Mar 14, 2005 at 01:25 PM, in Networking
Strange beeping from PBG4 AL 338 Views / 0 Replies  
For the last month my 15" AL Powerbook G4 starts repetitively beeping whenever the screen goes dim. It's definitely the system sound beep because it changes whenever I change the system beep (purr,...
Posted by ericwass, on Sep 20, 2004 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: NEW PROBLEM: PLEASE HELP 9,380 Views / 102 Replies  
C'mon, folks! Somebody get me started here. I don't need specific instructions for the Linksys per se, just how to you get a Mac that doesn't have an airport card but shares a router with a WiFi...
Posted by ericwass, on Sep 1, 2004 at 05:21 PM, in Networking
NEW PROBLEM: PLEASE HELP 9,380 Views / 102 Replies  
Just got an AEX. Trying to integrate into my existing wireless network which is powered by a Linksys WAP 11. I have a G5 which is hardwired into my router along with the WAP 11. My Powerbook G4...
Posted by ericwass, on Aug 31, 2004 at 05:13 PM, in Networking
Radio Shack guy was clueless. But the fact that... 518 Views / 9 Replies  
Radio Shack guy was clueless. But the fact that it's for MiniDisc players suggests that in fact it's Toslink on one end and "optical mini" on the other. Not 1/8" phono mini. My question is how...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 18, 2004 at 02:53 PM, in Networking
So is it 1/8" mini or optical mini? I found this... 518 Views / 9 Replies  
So is it 1/8" mini or optical mini? I found this on Amazon:...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 17, 2004 at 09:11 PM, in Networking
Other source for Mini-Optical for APX? 518 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple charges such a premium for cables, etc. ($39 iPod dock, anybody???). Does anyone know where one can find an inexpensive mini-digital optical toslink cable like the one Apple offers in the...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 17, 2004 at 06:48 PM, in Networking
Thank you. Figured it out. Now another... 395 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you. Figured it out. Now another question. Can I use a stick of PC 133 SDRAM in this machine which calls for PC 100 SDRAM?

Thanks.
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 15, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Need hardware help with old G4! quick! 395 Views / 3 Replies  
Can anyone help me? I've got in my hands an old Sawtooth AGP G4 that I gave my parents a while back. I'd like to install for them a Pioneer A05 DVD-R. But I can't for the life of me figure out how...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 15, 2004 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
So, does this mean Airport Express will only work... 2,775 Views / 65 Replies  
So, does this mean Airport Express will only work as a bridge for Airport base stations? Is that what you mean by "extend the range". I have a Linksys WAP11. I thought Airport Express would make a...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 14, 2004 at 05:38 PM, in Networking
I take it the latency issue would preclude... 2,775 Views / 65 Replies  
I take it the latency issue would preclude running it on multiple stereos at once. It would be great to pipe it through many speakers throughout the house if possible. Latency aside, does iTunes...
Posted by ericwass, on Jul 14, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in Networking
Sounds dropping out... 277 Views / 1 Replies  
Ever since I hooked up my Logitech Z680 speakers using the optical out port I keep losing certain sounds out of my G5. For instance I'll be able to hear the Mail.app sounds, empty trash sounds,...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 16, 2004 at 02:56 PM, in Mac OS X
I tried that but it didn't seem to make a... 411 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried that but it didn't seem to make a difference. However a restart cured it. Thanks for the reply.
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 8, 2004 at 12:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got the same damn problem. It's very... 468 Views / 5 Replies  
I've got the same damn problem. It's very intermittent, but very annoying. Let's keep each other apprised of any solutions we might find.
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 8, 2004 at 12:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This is what I use for long flights. Not an... 843 Views / 1 Replies  
This is what I use for long flights. Not an adapter, but it does the trick.
iPod Battery Pack...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 8, 2004 at 12:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
G5 Digital Optical + Logitech Z-680s = ????? 411 Views / 2 Replies  
I just picked up a set of the Logitech Z-680s for my G5 and they kick ass for iTunes and DVDs. What I can't figure out is how to reliably get other system sounds out of the speakers. For some...
Posted by ericwass, on Jun 7, 2004 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fair enough. But it's called gallows humor. I... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
Fair enough. But it's called gallows humor. I was as shocked and sickened by those pics as anybody. But at some point you realize that all your handwringing is not going to undo what happened and...
Posted by ericwass, on May 20, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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