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Steven J Klein

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Thu Dec 25

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stevenjklein replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:52 PM

Re: "At the tone, please record your message.&q

"Hi, you've reached Fifi. Please press 1 to leave me a message."

I'm on AT&T, and I say that part even before I say my name. My outgoing message begins like this:

"To skip this outgoing message, press the pound [more]

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stevenjklein posted to the Apple board. 2:59 PM

Apple Pay Gains New Backers

From the Wall Street Journal:
Apple Pay Gains New Backers http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12/16/apple-pay-gains-new-b...

Apple said Tuesday [more]

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:15 PM

Re: MS office-- too much tinkering

FYI, ActiveX is a component of Windows.

FYI, ActiveX is an ancient technology that isn't really used in modern products.

But it's not Windows only. Microsoft tried very hard to get it accepted as a cross-platform standard. [more]

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:54 AM

Re: MS office-- too much tinkering

Excel 2011 has never supported Active X... ON A MAC.

Are you under the impression that there was a Windows version of Excel 2011?

Excel 2011, like the original Excel 1.0, is a Mac-only product.

Tue Dec 23

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stevenjklein replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:56 PM

Re: Motherboard change for wifi dysfunction

You didn't say how old it is, but if it's relatively new, I'd just get a USB wifi dongle.

And if it's old, get a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro retina.

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:41 PM

Re: MS office-- too much tinkering

the Active-X controls are now broken …other users of the same workbook can't. One has Office 2011

Excel 2011 has never supported Active X.

Source: [more]

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stevenjklein posted to the Apple board. 8:01 PM

Apple posts a "making of" video

Apple's new holiday advert is online. It's called The Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRsPnzcZ1VY&spfreload=10...


They've also posted The [more]

Sun Dec 21

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stevenjklein replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 12:51 AM

Re: YouTube Apps for iOS8?

You don't need any special app for YouTube. Just use the Safari browser. Works fine.

Sat Dec 20

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:59 PM

Re: Do mobile phones count? How to add wifi-N?

They make Adapters for Android Tablets and Apple devices…

Virtually every Apple device comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in. That's true of every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apple has shipped. It's also been true of every model [more]

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stevenjklein replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:54 PM

Re: OSX

How do I get something more recent, like 10.9.something?

Open the app store, and you'll be offered a free upgrade to OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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stevenjklein replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:53 PM

Re: tiny font in Address Book

They are so tiny, I can barely read--and sometimes misread--phone numbers in the Address Book.

Tip: Click on the label next to the phone number. (The label will show "home" or "work" or something [more]

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:49 PM

Re: Block excutables until IT approved

what happens if you block executables until approved by IT?

Blocking software installs is pretty much standard procedure in all enterprises. Few users outside of IT have admin rights on their computers.

Even if an app is [more]

Thu Dec 18

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stevenjklein replied to the Test/Practice Tables & Tags board. 9:30 PM

Re: Instructional Post

Yay, another emacs user!

I actually wrote a final report for a high school class using TECO, on which emacs is based.

(After previously having used edlin, a line-based editor.)

Mon Dec 15

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:27 PM

Re: Where to download utilities & misc software?

Depends on what kind of utilities you're looking for.

A utility to view PhotoShop PSD files — one that's free for commercial use.

A utility to add read/write support for HFS-formatted drives.

A utility to create and [more]

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stevenjklein replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:01 PM

Re: Where to download utilities & misc software?

I've never gotten any adware from them as I only click on the download link for what I want.

I have. I clicked on the link for the app I wanted, and got an installer that gave me the desired app *AND* some adware app. It wasn't [more]

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stevenjklein posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:15 PM

Where to download utilities & misc software?

Years ago I used CNET / Download.com, but it's become a repository of adware. Decades ago I used tucows.com, but they're not in that business anymore.

What site do you [more]

Sun Dec 14

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stevenjklein replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:37 PM

Re: Win7 & Parallels Issue

My Parallels package is growing rapidly…

The virtual disk file gets bigger and bigger over time, especially if you use Undo Disks or if you have snapshots.

But even if you don't, the file can grow for other [more]

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

Re: No Free Lunch & a Potential Gotcha

I read that too, and I immediately checked to see if I had a printout of that key.

I did not.

I do have a PDF copy on my laptop, and that's backed up in several places, but just now, inspired by Gordon's post, I printed out a [more]

Sat Dec 13

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stevenjklein replied to the Improve the Fool board. 10:29 PM

Re: Hey Foolish Ninjas!

I am using the default browser on my Android tablet…

Which can be any browser.

You can download and install various browsers on an Android tablet, and set them to be your default browser.

Perhaps you mean the [more]

Thu Dec 11

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stevenjklein replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:35 PM

Re: Which to pay first?

Correction:

"Card #2 has a 4K balance at 0$ until…"

That should be a percent sign after the zero:

"Card #2 has a 4K balance at 0% until…"

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