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Fri Nov 21

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:39 PM

Re: Supported hard drive

Yes, it will, but for future reference, you can go to OWC (www.macsales.com), click on the My OWC tab at upper left, and look up available upgrades based on your specific model for yourself. It's what I did for [more]

Wed Nov 19

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:18 PM

Re: Thunderbolt Overdrive?

Correct, but as Steven has pointed out, perhaps the failure rate of SSD's is not too dissimilar to that of HDD's.

As you note, perhaps. The article Steven linked is pretty recent, and I note it has a section on "Improving [more]

Mon Nov 17

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:24 PM

Re: Thunderbolt Overdrive?

That article doesn't cover SSDs.

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Tue Nov 11

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:31 AM

Re: MacPro Uses....

I was going to use it for backups, but I did not know I could put anymore than 2TB drives in it...manual says 1TB....So since I am only using it for backup/storage, I can put 4TB drives in it? I would like that.


That, I'm afraid, [more]

Thu Oct 30

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:44 PM

Re: MacPro Uses....

Here's what I would do:

I would stick as many 4 TB hard drives in it as I can and then run it as a headless Crashplan or Retrospect backup server on my home network, stuck somewhere out of sight, and back up any machine in your home. [more]

Thu Oct 23

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 6:37 PM

Re: Walmart Rejects Apple Pay...For Now...

Appears to be very merchant focused (No surprise) instead of focused on the customer.

This last bit kind of reminds me of Ultraviolet digital copies that the movie industry is trying to push. That sort of thing is focused on [more]

Mon Oct 20

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 1:27 AM

Re: Apple's first midnight launch in India

APPLE IS RIPE/PLUCK IT!

Wow.

Just... wow.

plonk.

-awlabrador

Sun Oct 19

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 12:38 AM

Re: Yosemite available, Apple event...

The optimum user interface for different screen sizes will not be the same, something Apple seems to get but Microsoft does not.

And it's not just screen size but device purpose and usage. Certain devices allow for greater capability [more]

Sat Oct 18

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:24 PM

Re: Yosemite & Spotlight

http://www.macworld.com/article/2369722/hands-on-with-os-x-y...

I haven't installed Yosemite yet, so I don't have direct [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:52 PM

Re: Yosemite

By "working with both" I meant X11 and IDL, not Yosemite and X11.

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:50 PM

Re: Yosemite

I don't doubt that, if X11 and the applications I use in X11 (Exelisvis' IDL, mainly) aren't compatible now, they eventually will be. That's been the case with past OS X updates, and the availability of the Yosemite public beta bodes well for [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 3:15 AM

iTunes Sidebar

In iTunes 12, the Sidebar is alleged to have disappeared, but it's there if you click Playlists in the lower pane of the Toolbar.

If you wish, you can leave it always-visible.

If you click on the icons to the left of the lower pane [more]

Fri Oct 17

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:36 PM

Re: Yosemite

I liked it so much that I switched my second machine, a late 2013 27" iMac to it as well. Hadn't planned to switch it this soon, but I REALLY liked Yosemite on the MBP.

This is what I'm afraid of, that I'd upgrade before I [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 5:36 PM

Yosemite

Anyone switch to Yosemite yet? I've not seen reports either of the public beta or the current release, from users. Not that I've been checking much.

I'm thinking of doing so for my test machine, a 2008 MBP, while keeping it off my working [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:18 PM

Re: Prediction -

Regarding the sidebar - if you have not upgraded - the side bar is not present when you can't use it period.

I've upgraded; if you see my later post, you'll see why I think it's a rush job. Also, the huge icons in Movie and TV Shows [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:06 PM

Re: Prediction -

Here's another bit of interface inconsistency:

When you click on your iOS device, e.g. an iPod, you get your sidebar, and if you manually manage your content, you can play your device in iTunes from your sidebar. Okay, fine'n'dandy, though [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:55 PM

Re: Prediction -

This board will have about 3.65 negative, belly ache posts regarding iTune 12 for each neutral/positive post.

Americans seem to hate any change they don't personally initiate.


A pre-emptive post, eh?

It is more of [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 12:18 PM

Re: Apple Store down

Well, they've been back up, and apart from what I guess is a site redesign, I have no idea why they were down this morning for so long. I'm not entirely sure it's a redesign either, since on the web or on the Apple Store app, the interface has been [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple board. 10:58 AM

Apple Store down

The Apple Store has been down for a while now. I would have thought they'd have taken care of all new products yesterday. Maybe a new 5K monitor? Some other quietly released, unannounced product like a speed bump? Or something even more [more]

Thu Oct 16

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 9:44 PM

Re: Yosemite available, Apple event...

And there's no widget to click on the iTunes window to switch between the mini player and the regular iTunes window. Instead, you have to select between them from the Window menu or from a keyboard shortcut.

Here's another thing: Despite my [more]

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