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GWPotter replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 10:24 PM

Re: Converting files?

Bob data cannot be replaced. Software can. Keep those facts in mind.

It seems to me the organization may well have a data backup issue also. one option would for the treasurer to get a Mozy account and keep the Quicken files backed up there. [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:28 PM

Re: iLife

Well a couple of points you might want to consider

#1 Apple has stated that iPhoto is going to go Bye Bye - something new and I believe at no charge called Photos will be out in late in 2014 or early in 2015.

#2 There is a whole lot [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:56 PM

Re: iLife

Why do you want to buy iLife? (Forgetting that is appears Apple has discontinued that product.)

After some glitches when the new/current versions were released, I am very happy with the current ones. I only use Pages and Numbers frequently [more]

Thu Aug 21

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:38 PM

Re: AirDrop

Does this mean I am forced to upgrade to a new Mac Pro? :-)

No, but it does mean you will need a newer (or less old) Mac Pro.


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Wed Aug 20

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:55 PM

Re: AirDrop

Is there any way of adapting it so AirDrop can be installed?

The short answer is no. As I understand this, the limitation is hardware - specifically the WiFi card/chip used.

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Wed Aug 13

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:47 PM

Re: Magic mouse behaves like a rabbit!

I switched to the Magic Pad.

One thing a lot of people either don't know or don't appreciate is Mavericks was almost completely designed with the idea a Track Pad as opposed to a Mouse would be used. Lion, according to some experts [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:18 PM

Re: Magic mouse behaves like a rabbit!

I can see two possible causes - something messed up with SMC or you have the mouse settings in a very odd configuration. My suggestion is "reset" things to the out of box new and adjust one thing at a time.

To Reset SMC - [more]

Mon Aug 11

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GWPotter replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:16 PM

Re: Basement bathroom

You report the drain backed up - that could mean a full and complete blockage or that could mean a significant flow decrease i.e. the water in the bowl rose (with or without overflow) and slowly lowered in level.

If it is a total blockage, I [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:14 PM

Re: The myth of the dirty Mac

One comment/addition - if your Mac is behaving slowly or maybe you get lots of Spinning Pizza Pans or in you have other just weird behavior there are a few things worth trying.

Do you have free/empty disk space? Opinions vary, but more than [more]

Sat Aug 9

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:47 AM

Re: Disk Formatting Issue

Thanks

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GWPotter posted to the Apple User's Group board. 7:41 AM

Disk Formatting Issue

I have a new SSD which I assume is unformatted. I need to format this into an NTFS for use on a Windows PC. I have Win7 installed under Parallels. When I connect the SSD to my Mac, the Mac sees an unrecognized disk and will bring up Disk Utility. [more]

Fri Aug 8

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:53 AM

Re: Text Expander

Have you considered having Hazel download your statements, rename them as per your scheme and moving the statements into your file system?

I am retired and do not have limited time as would the father of triplets.

Thu Aug 7

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:16 PM

Re: Text Expander

Did you see my recent post (on HWTSC) about a potential "gotcha" for people with paperless offices?

Nope I abandoned that board about a year ago - got tired to all the venom.

But I did hunt up your post. I have [more]

Tue Aug 5

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GWPotter replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 7:24 PM

Re: Upgrading an iPad

I have a couple of older Apple IDs that I no longer use.

Apple's official position and general practice is iTunes accounts can't be merged or split. For example, you let a child buy music or Apps in under your AppleID -- those items [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Retired Fools board. 5:53 PM

Re: Transition to Medicare

Seattle your transition will be very clean and very simple. The fact your current insurance has been purchased through an exchange will not change any part of the transition as compared to transferring from a healthcare plan through an [more]

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GWPotter posted to the Apple User's Group board. 8:00 AM

Text Expander

http://www.asianefficiency.com/technology/comprehensive-text...

TextExpander is a marvelous tool to deal with repeated typing task. These can be [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:43 AM

Re: Upgrade to 8 or 16 gb?

Rita check this out. It comments on how to get a clean PC and the symptoms that process addresses.

http://katiefloyd.me/blog/rebuilding-a-mac-from-scratch

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GWPotter replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:06 AM

Re: Upgrade to 8 or 16 gb?

Although I did migrate my data from my old iMac to it, I don't think there's a problem there.

If you only imported data, that would be fine. But I am betting you also imported settings, applications, plist files, etc. These items are [more]

Mon Aug 4

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GWPotter replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 10:42 PM

Re: Upgrading an iPad

Steven you did fine - my reason for poking into this is very simple. In 2005 I got an iPod and created an AppleID in the form of FirstName.LastName@MyDomainName.com. In 2009 I converted to OSX from Windows and I got a whole lot deeper into using my [more]

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GWPotter replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:31 PM

Re: Generator

Goofy I suspect you would do everything OK - but life is not always smooth and normal. Maybe you are sick. Maybe you are away from home and Friend-Of-Goofy wants/feels the need to do something. After all Friend-Of-Goofy has watched you do it and it [more]

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