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Agreed. However, I didn't realise this... 3,015 Views / 17 Replies  
Agreed.

However, I didn't realise this thread was restricted to discussion relating to MBPs.
Posted by cms, on Sep 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM, in macOS
I moved my Home folder to my iMac's SATA drive... 3,015 Views / 17 Replies  
I moved my Home folder to my iMac's SATA drive and have nothing on my SSD boot drive except the OS and all apps. Performance is amazingly quick (3.4 GHz Core i7; 16 GB RAM). Only issues I have had...
Posted by cms, on Sep 18, 2011 at 06:57 AM, in macOS
I had two with the exact same problem replaced... 1,062 Views / 4 Replies  
I had two with the exact same problem replaced here in the UK less than a month before the initial 12-month warranty expired.Took them to the local Apple Store and when I explained the problem they...
Posted by cms, on Jul 12, 2011 at 08:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the replies and for the advice. Very... 1,730 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the replies and for the advice. Very much appreciated. It seems the best way forward is as I thought and I will do as you both suggest :)
Posted by cms, on May 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
New iMacs RAM 1,730 Views / 7 Replies  
Anyone got a view on 8 GB v. 12 GB RAM in new 27" 2.7 GHz or 3.1 Ghz iMacs? If I buy and install an 8 GB upgrade (2 x 4) independently of Apple, is it worth retaining the stock 4 GB (2 x 2) to give a...
Posted by cms, on May 11, 2011 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Back. Up. Now. Please.......! :) 1,180 Views / 10 Replies  
Back. Up. Now.

Please.......!
:)
Posted by cms, on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Should be no problem running Leopard on an alu... 762 Views / 6 Replies  
Should be no problem running Leopard on an alu PB, provided there's enough RAM. I have many clients who do so very successfully indeed. By the way, Leopard is hardly the "latest software" but that's...
Posted by cms, on Dec 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You need more RAM. Leopard itself needs a gig of... 762 Views / 6 Replies  
You need more RAM. Leopard itself needs a gig of RAM to run properly with some wriggle room, so you need additional RAM to run your programs. You probably know this already but Flash in your browser...
Posted by cms, on Dec 6, 2009 at 07:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ref. previous post: This is a case in point:... 1,573 Views / 10 Replies  
Ref. previous post:

This is a case in point:

Hidden EU warranty rule helps shoppers get refunds | This is Money...
Posted by cms, on Sep 13, 2009 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately where Apple is concerned here in... 1,573 Views / 10 Replies  
Unfortunately where Apple is concerned here in Europe, it truly depends who you get to talk to. Some AppleCare staff are excellent and really do seem to care about Apple's reputation and overall...
Posted by cms, on Sep 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Indeed. What was Apple thinking? Really... 2,256 Views / 36 Replies  
Indeed.

What was Apple thinking? Really disappointing that I can't use this new display with my MacPro, bought less than 9 months ago...
Posted by cms, on Oct 15, 2008 at 04:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, I saw that. But found it hard to accept that... 2,256 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes, I saw that. But found it hard to accept that Apple would effectively limit sales of its new display to people buying the new laptops. Seems daft to me. There must be HUGE pent-up demand for new...
Posted by cms, on Oct 14, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If this is indeed the case, then I am really... 2,256 Views / 36 Replies  
If this is indeed the case, then I am really disappointed. What about the tower users? Do we not also want newly designed displays with built-in iSight, etc.? Rather short-sighted of Apple, I'd...
Posted by cms, on Oct 14, 2008 at 03:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can someone tell me if I can use this new display... 2,256 Views / 36 Replies  
Can someone tell me if I can use this new display with anything other than one of the new Apple laptops released today? Apple hasn't refreshed it's displays for more than 4 years and I'd very much...
Posted by cms, on Oct 14, 2008 at 02:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why? Closing the lid or selecting sleep from the... 1,207 Views / 9 Replies  
Why? Closing the lid or selecting sleep from the Apple menu or Command+Option+Eject sends the laptop to sleep. The hard disk has zero activity and there are no other processes involved. As long as...
Posted by cms, on Aug 2, 2008 at 03:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Snort......! :D 471 Views / 6 Replies  
Snort......! :D
Posted by cms, on Jul 17, 2008 at 09:49 PM, in Networking
If you have accidental damage cover on your... 27,625 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have accidental damage cover on your household insurance, it will cover the cost of Apple-certified repairs (less any excess) and, if it's really bad, you'll get a brand spanking new one....
Posted by cms, on May 22, 2008 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here in the UK, if you buy from the online Apple... 684 Views / 9 Replies  
Here in the UK, if you buy from the online Apple Store, your warranty kicks in from the ship date. So, if you buy a BTO MacBook Pro that takes 10 days to reach you from Shanghai, you "lose" the...
Posted by cms, on May 22, 2008 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks -- that was the first place I looked. As I... 2,067 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks -- that was the first place I looked. As I say, I have done some pretty thorough research prior to posting this thread but cannot find the answer anywhere.
Posted by cms, on May 6, 2008 at 10:20 AM, in Networking
5 GHz Extreme with Airtunes -- possible? 2,067 Views / 2 Replies  
Apologies if this is asked and answered but it's a complex issue and searching this forum (and others) has not yielded any meaningful results.

I have a client with a fancy Bose wireless hi-fi...
Posted by cms, on May 6, 2008 at 09:53 AM, in Networking
Sound advice.... Here in the UK, the top-end... 2,524 Views / 20 Replies  
Sound advice....

Here in the UK, the top-end iMacs -- even those with the "standard" configuration -- qualify as BTOs, so ship from Shanghai. The UK retail stores and the UK on-line Apple Store do...
Posted by cms, on May 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Toast 711 Views / 7 Replies  
Toast
Posted by cms, on May 1, 2008 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Now I'm bored........:sleep: 3,582 Views / 63 Replies  
Now I'm bored........:sleep:
Posted by cms, on May 1, 2008 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it must be something to do with my in car... 4,193 Views / 14 Replies  
I think it must be something to do with my in car speaker system, as the sound quality out is vastly superior to theiPhone's speaker-phone/mic. Sound quality on my tunes is EXCELLENT -- but I suspect...
Posted by cms, on Apr 26, 2008 at 12:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone is plugged in via the headphone port. If I... 4,193 Views / 14 Replies  
iPhone is plugged in via the headphone port. If I need/want to charge my iPhone, I do so via a separate (obviously...) cable connected to the iPhone docking port. It's a great solution for me, and...
Posted by cms, on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have an iPhone. I have a car with an AUX stereo... 4,193 Views / 14 Replies  
I have an iPhone. I have a car with an AUX stereo jack. I plug in my iPhone and listen to my tunes. A call comes in on my iPhone. The volume on my tunes fades down. I talk to the caller. He/she talks...
Posted by cms, on Apr 26, 2008 at 03:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I could not believe this thread when I first read... 2,274 Views / 25 Replies  
I could not believe this thread when I first read it. But, assuming the OP is not taking us all for a (faintly entertaining) ride, I thought it might be helpful to confirm that OEM Windoze disks work...
Posted by cms, on Apr 13, 2008 at 08:19 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Indeed. A clicking hard drive is never a happy... 547 Views / 6 Replies  
Indeed. A clicking hard drive is never a happy hard drive. As BigMac says, all the symptoms you describe are classic signs of a dying drive. Get your data off NOW before it's too late.
Posted by cms, on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:12 AM, in macOS
:D :thumbsup: 961 Views / 19 Replies  
:D :thumbsup:
Posted by cms, on Mar 31, 2008 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you mean "piqued" but no matter.... ... 2,830 Views / 56 Replies  
I think you mean "piqued" but no matter....

Yes, the faster units will indeed enable you to play VIDEO_TS files stored on another computer at full resolution and without stuttering. The Devolo...
Posted by cms, on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Networking
Hardly a small niche.... More like a creative and... 2,830 Views / 56 Replies  
Hardly a small niche.... More like a creative and extremely effective way of extending networks for those who have difficulties with wireless for whatever reason, as Glenn suggests, or for those...
Posted by cms, on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:54 AM, in Networking
I installed a couple of Devolo devices on a... 2,830 Views / 56 Replies  
I installed a couple of Devolo devices on a client's LAN the other day. The newer devices are advertised to run at 200 Mbps -- and they really do.
Posted by cms, on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:32 AM, in Networking
This is clearly one of those situations in which... 788 Views / 10 Replies  
This is clearly one of those situations in which you can't please all of the people all of the time.....

I do take your point, though, that Apple does seem to have modified Time Machine in order...
Posted by cms, on Mar 31, 2008 at 02:09 AM, in macOS
Errr...I thought that was the point.... I... 788 Views / 10 Replies  
Errr...I thought that was the point....

I use TC on my LAN, so the laptop backs up over the wireless network. Which is exactly what I want. No mess, no fuss just --- erm... backups.
Posted by cms, on Mar 30, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in macOS
I can see why this would be less than useful on a... 788 Views / 10 Replies  
I can see why this would be less than useful on a desktop system as nothing new happens when it's asleep. But for a laptop, this is really very useful indeed. I can be on-site with clients all day,...
Posted by cms, on Mar 30, 2008 at 03:27 PM, in macOS
I have to agree. But I guess it's a function of... 580 Views / 9 Replies  
I have to agree. But I guess it's a function of the inherent "dumbness" of software. It is indeed a shame that TM can't distinguish between an entire new set of data and a new computer using exactly...
Posted by cms, on Mar 30, 2008 at 03:20 PM, in macOS
Yes, I can definitely confirm this happens on my... 788 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, I can definitely confirm this happens on my MBP. A sensible "tweak", IMHO....
Posted by cms, on Mar 30, 2008 at 03:07 PM, in macOS
Slightly off-topic, I know, but useful I think to... 532 Views / 8 Replies  
Slightly off-topic, I know, but useful I think to set the record straight:

Don't know where in "Euroland" you are, analogika, but here in the UK repairs carried out by Apple Certified Repair...
Posted by cms, on Mar 29, 2008 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Most user manuals for these devices expressly... 2,830 Views / 56 Replies  
Most user manuals for these devices expressly state that they should not be deployed on a surge-protected power strip. In my experience, some do work but their performance is definitely compromised....
Posted by cms, on Mar 28, 2008 at 03:20 PM, in Networking
Really sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it... 894 Views / 5 Replies  
Really sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it looks as though you are out of luck. AppleCare is specific to the machine, and must be registered with Apple to your computer's serial number. You...
Posted by cms, on Mar 27, 2008 at 04:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Visnaut is absolutely correct. Avoid Carphone... 870 Views / 5 Replies  
Visnaut is absolutely correct. Avoid Carphone Warehouse like the plague. The store was exposed recently on Watchdog for lying about service contracts and insurance for the iPhone. I bought my iPhone...
Posted by cms, on Mar 24, 2008 at 04:09 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had the same problem with two successive Apple... 3,151 Views / 7 Replies  
I had the same problem with two successive Apple wireless aluminum keyboard. It is most definitely a software problem as both perform flawlessly on an Intel iMac running OS X 10.4.11.
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That seems amazingly cheap. Here in the UK,... 76,819 Views / 211 Replies  
That seems amazingly cheap. Here in the UK, Crucial sells 4 GB for £62.00 shipped, which is about $122. So Newegg's price seems very attractive. How is the quality? Do the Newegg modules carry a...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple's standard config is 2 x 1GB, so no, they... 76,819 Views / 211 Replies  
Apple's standard config is 2 x 1GB, so no, they won't give you 1 x 2 GB instead.

Crucial's price of $103 is for 2 x 2 GB. I don't think that's expensive, myself. But how does newegg compare,...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Erm....Can't think of any reason why they... 583 Views / 3 Replies  
Erm....Can't think of any reason why they wouldn't take payment that is due.

But if you're so worried about it, why don't you give their Customer Services a call? Dial 2302, free (in the UK) from...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 12:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Crucial is your friend. clicky... 76,819 Views / 211 Replies  
Crucial is your friend. clicky (http://www.crucial.com/)
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As it is Saturday, it is unlikely that any... 583 Views / 3 Replies  
As it is Saturday, it is unlikely that any transactions will show on your bank account today, even though it is technically a trading day for UK banks. If you check again on Tuesday (after the bank...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If, as Glenn suggests, the OP is in the UK, then... 592 Views / 6 Replies  
If, as Glenn suggests, the OP is in the UK, then he/she might like to take a look at the following to see what options are available to him/her here: clicky...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:25 AM, in Networking
I am hanging out for this, too... It's almost 4... 745 Views / 10 Replies  
I am hanging out for this, too... It's almost 4 years (June 2004) since Apple brought out the current range. I love my 20", bought on Day One of their release, but am now more than ready for a...
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 09:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well said, that man! :thumbsup: 590 Views / 12 Replies  
Well said, that man! :thumbsup:
Posted by cms, on Mar 22, 2008 at 07:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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