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Wed Jul 9

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 10:05 PM

Re: Ron Johnson on the creation of the Apple Stores

I question his claim in the summary that anyone goes to Apple stores just to go and hang out.

I used to go to my local Apple store and hang out a little, but there are also nice restaurants and such in the immediate neighborhood. I [more]

Mon Jul 7

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:08 PM

Re: Cloned to new SSD, Office confused

For what it's worth, I copied Sync from my old Mac to the new...

If it were any other company but Microsoft, I wouldn't be as concerned as I am.

(And I'm one of the minority in the Mac user community who are willing to give [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:27 PM

Re: Cloned to new SSD, Office confused

What happens if you just try activating using the same code you used previously?

Actually, here's one question: I have a 3 installation license, I think. One is on my Mac mini, one is on my Retina MBP, and one is -- or was -- on this [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:20 PM

Re: Cloned to new SSD, Office confused

What happens if you just try activating using the same code you used previously?

Heh, that would be the the obvious thing to try, wouldn't it? I didn't try it because I was surprised that it asked, since I don't recall having had to [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:19 PM

Re: Cloned to new SSD, Office confused

Just FYI to everyone in this thread: Since cloning didn't work, and since the SSD upgrade was relatively recent, I erased the SSD, reinstalled Mavericks from my USB stick, and then used Migration Assistant to pull everything over from my old [more]

Fri Jul 4

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 3:08 AM

Cloned to new SSD, Office confused

I'm certain others have had this problem, and I may have run into it myself, but I don't recall the solution:

I just upgraded to a new SSD for my 2008 MBP. (It's the Crucial MX100 512 GB SSD -- very fast; makes my old MBP almost seem like my [more]

Thu Jul 3

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 3:59 AM

Re: Switching from Aperture to Lightroom

I have Photoshop Elements 11.

I had thought I bought Photoshop Elements through the Mac App Store, but it doesn't appear in my Purchases, so I must have gotten it through Adobe.

(Speak of the devil, there's a new update to iMovie [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:11 AM

Re: Switching from Aperture to Lightroom

I'm skeptical. IMO, Apple has earned my skepticism, not because I doubt their technical capability but because I've learned to doubt their ability to judge what is best for their users.

For example, there was a time when iMovie had an [more]

Mon Jun 30

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:53 PM

Re: SUMMERFEST: Mac apps for 25% off

First they tell to grab a Caipirinha. (Do I need to waste time finding out about a South American drink that I never heard of?

I think it's a tie-in to the World Cup, which is being held in Brazil this year, and Caipirinhi are [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:06 PM

Re: iOS is Android

But if I know what I need, I don't mind giving them my money if they have the best price.

I used to feel that way about places like Fry's Electronics, when I knew exactly what I wanted, but I also enjoyed walking the aisles and just [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:33 PM

Re: iCloud photo library

I do NOT think it gives you a choice to store less than all of your songs, unless you have more than 25,000 songs that were NOT purchased from iTunes.

I believe Photos will work the same way, though anything I say now is just a guess,
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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:48 AM

Re: iCloud photo library

Thanks, Steven, but not being an iTunes Match user, I'm not quite sure how what you're saying matches with iCloud Photo Library. On the one hand, you talk about subsets -- yes, a subset can also contain all members. On the other hand, my iCloud [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 1:24 AM

Re: iOS is Android

Sales guy: iOS is just another version of Android.


It's like a flashback to the bad old days of stores like CompUSA, and a reminder of why we need the Apple Stores.

Or maybe flashback is inapt.

-awlabrador

Sat Jun 28

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:19 PM

Re: Wy waste time on Apple's apps?

What I expect is that the new app in Yosemite will be much, much better than iPhoto in terms of ease of use

I didn't notice this statement until now. In what way, precisely, is iPhoto lacking in ease of use? That it doesn't read [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:51 AM

Re: iCloud photo library

Your iCloud PhotoStream is listed as the iCloud item in the sidebar in the iPhoto application on your Mac and as the My Photo Stream album in Photos on your iOS devices. They seem to have different names, but as data streams, they're the same [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:35 AM

Re: iCloud photo library

One of the cool things about Photo Streaming is that you can post the pix to the stream, then get on the Mac and simply DL them directly from the stream. I do not see that going away, especially as it is a fairly recent feature that was really [more]

Fri Jun 27

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 7:13 PM

Re: Wy waste time on Apple's apps?

"enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere,"

I'd rather store my own photos on my own hard drives in my own home with my own backups on my own [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 2:29 PM

iCloud photo library

http://www.macworld.com/article/2375212/apple-retires-apertu...

Macworld notes that Apple is retiring both [more]

Wed Jun 25

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 6:04 PM

Re: Google developer conference

the tortoise or the hair

My instant reaction to this was to visualize a tortoise wearing a toupee on its shell. :-)

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Fri Jun 20

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 1:15 PM

Re: Source says iWatch in October

I kind of get how getting a phone out of your pants or a purse could be inconvenient at times. But, I don't see an iWatch (as I think of it) making enough of a convenience difference to make it worthwhile.


While on vacation [more]

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