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Fri Feb 5

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 3:58 PM

Re: Walt Mossberg on the Apple app user experien

<rant back on>

Oh, and Photos for OS X! How could I forget my most recent application transition? ... grr...

</rant>

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:39 PM

Re: Walt Mossberg on the Apple app user experience

Lots of small software disappointments and aggravations, adding up gradually over time, are putting the sterling experience of using Apple hardware at risk.

<rant>

I think Apple's software reputation has been tarnished [more]

Mon Feb 1

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:15 PM

Re: iTunes AudioBooks Problem

From what I read, Oracle is dropping the Java plug-in, not the JDK or the JRE. I use Java outside of the browsers, so it's not that big a deal to me to lose it in the plug-in. I have the Safari Java Plug-in setting to ask whether to run, and I don't [more]

Sat Jan 30

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:47 AM

Re: She Did It

She says she is going into a apple store in Tucson in a month to get additional help. We live 4 hours from a store so that is the first time she will be near one.

By the time that month is over, she may already be comfortable with the [more]

Fri Jan 29

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:01 AM

Re: Quicken 2016

I got an offer for n% off if I ordered direct from Intuit, significantly less than buying it off the Mac App store. So I did.

In its favor, it seems to have imported all of my Quicken 2007 data correctly, though I haven't checked in detail [more]

Mon Jan 25

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:37 AM

Re: Help please?

When you print off the web, is the font size really smaller? Or is the Scale in your Print dialog box smaller?

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Sun Jan 24

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:27 PM

Re: RAID 1 question

Yes, that's what I did.

It bothers me that I'm forgoing what should be a standard feature of a Mac (sleep), but it bothers me far less than having to repair a corrupted drive or recover that drive from backup. So far, so good, [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:02 AM

Re: RAID 1 question

It's an Advanced Option under Users & Groups. I wouldn't recommend it for newbies any more than I'd recommend disabling SIP, but for others with the knowledge to put it to use, it's a good option to have.

Getting back to the motivation [more]

Sat Jan 23

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 12:27 PM

Re: Empty Store

Was in the Apple Store two days ago to pick up a replacement MBP AC adapter. Thursday, around lunchtime. Old Pasadena store.

It wasn't packed, but it wasn't ... empty. I didn't bother counting the customer to employee ratio, but I'd guess [more]

Thu Jan 21

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:57 AM

Re: RAID 1 question

Ugh. Couldn't wake from sleep this AM, even after the 10.11.3 update yesterday.

Until the base issues are solved -- hanging while asleep, ejecting hard drives without unmounting also while asleep -- I'll probably go with daily clones (with [more]

Wed Jan 20

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 4:05 PM

RAID 1 question

On my new iMac, I've noticed an occasional wake from sleep hang, in which the iMac doesn't wake, and I've noticed an occasional disk ejection also associated with waking from a long sleep.

I've known Mac users have reported persistent [more]

Tue Jan 19

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:12 PM

Re: Battery Life

I'll second Denny's and GWPotter's views re: the screen and the single port on the new MacBook. Kudos to Apple for making a laptop computer that minimalistic, but I generally want more in my computers, i.e. at the very least, I'd like to have the [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:54 PM

Re: Battery Life

http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/features.html

Between 9 and 12 hours, depending on model. My son has an Air for school, and he gets through the school day and an evening of [more]

Sun Jan 17

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:08 AM

Re: Disk Utility -- Repair Permissions removed

Repair Permissions had only ever fixed permissions for System files.

I wasn't sure this was absolutely correct. A quick check of my Disk Utility log (in Console) shows that while the many are in System/, for me, the vast majority of [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:50 AM

Re: El Capitan and Arduino

If you don't like system integrity protection, why don't you just turn it off?

As I stated in another thread and elsewhere, I've already turned it off in the past -- multiple times on multiple machines -- usually in order to install [more]

Tue Jan 12

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:40 PM

Re: Got a Yahoo email?

I remember when Yahoo was the search tool.

Yahoo wasn't originally a search engine. It was originally a web directory, i.e. Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle. Search came later. In fact, [more]

Fri Jan 8

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:09 PM

Re: Photos library in System Prefs

I don't believe I have posted using the the phrase "System Photo Library"

No, you didn't, specifically, but while investigating a solution you suggested (moving the photo and iTunes libraries to an external drive, then using [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:41 PM

Re: Photos library in System Prefs

I tried posting last night, but TMF gremlins (ninjas?) prevented it.

While poking through my ~/Library, I remembered GWPotter's posts in another thread about multiple libraries, with some links, and the phrase "System Photo [more]

Thu Jan 7

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:19 PM

Re: 3rd Party Backup

I use CrashPlan as well, but I've read online about people losing their backup data on CrashPlan's servers. (FWIW, I also use Retrospect, Time Machine/Time Capsule, and the last defense: offsite sneakernet. The last one is rarely [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:17 PM

Re: Photos library in System Prefs

Well, I have AppleCare on this iMac, so there's no rush for me to get it resolved with them. As pleasant and as effective as my time with Apple on the phone was regarding my recent Keychain and Time Capsule backup problem, it did in fact take an hour [more]

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