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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:54 PM

Re: Uncluttered Desktop

I'm reasonably confident this was fixed with 10.6, though I can't find any documentation to support my admittedly uncertain recollection.

Well, I did a brief search, and found this thread on Apple's discussions:

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Fri Feb 27

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:05 PM

Re: Activity in background

While I'm definitely not personally averse to killing processes, either from the command line or from Activity Monitor, I do so only because I have years and years of Unix experience with mucking around with all those processes. Some of those [more]

Thu Feb 26

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 1:03 PM

Re: Product placement?

I'm using Yosemite and like it quite a lot, but not everything you saw on the MF episode is pure Yosemite. Artistic licenses were taken.


Yeah, I kind of assumed that. For me, the show was half an hour (minus commercials) of [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:38 AM

Re: Product placement?

So, did anyone else watch the show this evening?

I saw it, enjoyed it, thought it was very clever. Visually, it went some way toward easing my resistance toward Yosemite, to which I've yet to switch, but I'll sleep on it [more]

Tue Feb 24

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:22 PM

Re: Uncluttered Desktop

Can you point me to some studies or data saying an OSX PC is slower with an uncluttered desktop?

Maybe it's because I haven't had any coffee this morning, but I keep reading and re-reading JohnMMM's post, and I don't see how he said [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:59 AM

Re: Uncluttered Desktop

I've had a theory that Desktop clutter is a habit brought over from the Windows world, where icons on the desktop appears to be the standard way of doing things.

My wife works with Windows a lot and has moved her work over to the Mac only in [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 12:46 AM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

But in every case they pioneered the category. Macintosh. iPod. (Arguably a far different product than the Walkman). iPhone. iPad. Not that there wasn't a 'smartphone' before the iPhone, but the iPhone took it in an entirely different direction, [more]

Mon Feb 23

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 3:00 AM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

I must admit I haven't read the "low margin" argument in a while, but I tend to dismiss and ignore rumors automatically nowadays. Maybe I've just missed that argument as it relates to the car rumors.

My objection is against the [more]

Sun Feb 22

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:45 PM

Re: Wireless backup

That is not much of an issue for a small file, but depending on your upload bandwidth, this could be bothersome for larger files.

Yes, definitely. If the immediate issue is backup and the safety of your files, then, say, doing a [more]

Sat Feb 21

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:17 PM

Re: Wireless backup

A computer-to-computer Crashplan backup will do what you want, for free, if you don't demand a clone.

I set up my macs to back up wirelessly to a Linux box at home via Crashplan. The backups still work even when I bring my MBP out of town, [more]

Fri Feb 20

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 11:47 AM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

It must be true; I read it on the internet.

Heh. Indeed.

Google "Apple hires television" as well as "Apple television hires". You'll get different results, but both sets of results lead to old articles [more]

Wed Feb 18

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:03 PM

Re: Regin - informational

This isn't over.

From arstechnica.com:

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Tue Feb 17

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:55 AM

Re: iCar speculation summary article

If Apple isn't releasing a television -- a conundrum that Jobs allegedly solved -- then I'm not taking seriously, even remotely, any speculation about an Apple car.

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:50 AM

Re: iCloud Password?

Thanks, Steven, but that wasn't the fix in my case. Apparently, the fix was to set up two-factor authentication for Messages. See my previous message in this thread.

-awlabrador

Mon Feb 16

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 11:46 PM

Re: Jony Ive profile in The New Yorker

The New Yorker? Ha! They can't even spell aluminium correctly in the first few sentences!

;)

(Before anyone jumps on me, that's an in-joke for those of us who know some Brits personally and how some of them, at least, pronounce [more]

Fri Feb 13

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:29 PM

Re: iCloud Password?

Well, it hadn't happened before a few days ago, so when it started happening unexpectedly...

I think it must have been two-factor authentication for Messages on my MBP. I don't always keep track of these things, so I guess Apple must [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:40 AM

Re: iCloud Password?

I just find the relative OSX security such a breath of fresh air compared to my decades with DOS and DOS Senior (aka Windows).

Heh.

Just in the past two weeks, I had to connect a FORTH machine to a Windows 7 box via USB, and [more]

Thu Feb 12

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:06 PM

Re: iCloud Password?

I understand about iCloud keychain; I wondered if there might be an intersection related to this behavior, though.

Is there some reason not to type in your iCloud password and let it be stored in the keychain on your [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 12:34 PM

iCloud Password?

Every time I boot up my MBP 2011 running Mavericks, and log in, I get a dialog box asking me to log in with my iCloud Password. If I click Cancel (and the dialog box appears at least twice), the system seems to proceed normally.

Near as I [more]

Tue Feb 10

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 1:10 PM

Re: Achilles Heel

>So I ask again, if you have a problem with your Android phone, where do you go to get help?
Well I can't help with your belief. My wife's old Nexus S & Motorola G...


Well, I had the same amount of sympathy for the OP's [more]

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