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Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 7th, 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By lightbulb
Some progress! Starts up fine in safe mode;...

Some progress! Starts up fine in safe mode; removed all start up items, repaired permissions and switched start up disc to a cloned drive but issue unresolved with regular start. I don't really...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 6th, 2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By lightbulb
Starting in Safe mode with same results. Starts...

Starting in Safe mode with same results. Starts as usual but then alternates between grey and blue screen 2-3 times before displaying the usual desktop; stays on 1-3 seconds before going black,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 5th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By lightbulb
G5 PowerMac Start-Up

My old G5 Power Mac goes black after startup. It will go through the usual start up routine, and shortly after the desk top is visible, screen goes black. I've done a PRAM re-set after reading...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 30th, 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By lightbulb
Over the years I've bought almost every type of...

Over the years I've bought almost every type of Mac, from Minis to MacPros, airports, iPods as refurbs, never, ever a problem. I think they've always shipped from US. I don't think iPhones are...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 27th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By lightbulb
Power Mac G5 !.8 Ghz SOLD

Looking for a home for my old PowerMac 7.2 Has 2.5 GB ram and 500 GB HD with a fresh install of Leopard 10.5. Runs fine, with no known issues. Computer with power cord only, no keyboard, mouse or...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 14th, 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By lightbulb
I have an extra SSD and enclosure, so I think...

I have an extra SSD and enclosure, so I think I'll try it as the start up disc. I'm still not crazy about doing my own install, so if the external drive doesn't yield better performance, I'll just...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 5th, 2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By lightbulb
Speed up old iMac

I have an early 2009 iMac core 2 duo 2.66 which is feeling pretty slow these day, after updating to Yosemite. Would it be helpful to increase memory to 8gb from the current 4 and boot from a...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 15th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By lightbulb
Refurb Mac Mini *Withdrawn*

I bought the hard to get refurb Mini 4 weeks ago, it's the 2.5 Ghz dual core with 4 GB ram and 500GB HD. My cost was $530 incl. tax. I've now ended up with a quad core version so I'd like to sell...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 13th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By lightbulb
Setting up new Mac: Lazy Options

I have to set up a new Mac and hope to use Migration Assistant. Is there a difference using Time Machine vs source Mac? When using MA, does it copy over app presets, activation codes and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,412
Posted By lightbulb
Yes, still available. I scored one on Friday Oct...

Yes, still available. I scored one on Friday Oct 17 and it was delivered yesterday. I think they've always been in short supply, you really have to check constantly if you want one. There were 3...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 12th, 2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,776
Posted By lightbulb
64 GB silver shipping oct 2-9 now. Sales must be...

64 GB silver shipping oct 2-9 now. Sales must be good considering apple supposedly ordered way more than previous launches.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,310
Posted By lightbulb
I was watching with the weird Asian voice over...

I was watching with the weird Asian voice over but now access denied.

Following live here:blog (http://live.appleinsider.com/Event/Live_from_Apples_Wish_We_Could_Say_More_iWatch___iPhone_6_Event)
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Sep 3rd, 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By lightbulb
Gone.

Gone.
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Aug 28th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By lightbulb
Gone: Heidelberg Scanner

It used to be considered pretty hi-end and I spent almost $5,000 for it. Now FREE to a good home: Heidelberg SAPHIR Ultra 2 Scanner

I haven't touched it in years. Challenge is it's SCSI...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By lightbulb
That's it! I tried another power supply pod and...

That's it! I tried another power supply pod and the HD was OK. What crap, that means 2 of the 3 units are faulty and I now have to find another one for the Porshe HDs. Thanks doc.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By lightbulb
I don't think any of them are even spinning up.

I don't think any of them are even spinning up.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By lightbulb
Really Dead?

I have several Lacie external drives that I've been using for archiving, a couple w. fw 800 and a couple of Porshe design USB ones. I haven't had reason to access or even plug them in for the last...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 11th, 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By lightbulb
Further research shows there's no legit way to...

Further research shows there's no legit way to check and my guess is the way the ad is worded "for parts", it could very well be lost / stolen and locked out. I'm going to pass.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 10th, 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By lightbulb
Yes; if it's been lost or stolen, the original...

Yes; if it's been lost or stolen, the original owner could have locked it. Useless without the icloud username and password.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 10th, 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By lightbulb
Possible to check if phone icloud locked ?

A non power on iPhone on ebay available "for parts", the emei provided in ad is clear and from that, I got the serial # which shows it's factory unlocked. Before bidding is it possible to check if...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks to the OP! I finally moved up to...

Thanks to the OP! I finally moved up to Mavericks just to get the app. and looking forward to its potential.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By lightbulb
About those new phones...

Here's a link (http://daringfireball.net/2013/09/the_iphone_5s_and_5c) to a thoughtful analysis and good read of the newest phones.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 25th, 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,153
Posted By lightbulb
I can identify with your situation on 2 levels;...

I can identify with your situation on 2 levels; my 5 year old MBP died a month before the WDC, so I was in need of a replacement but hoped for upgrade announcements. A couple of years ago, my son...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 4th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By lightbulb
iPhone cloud restore

Apple swapped out my ip5 on Sunday; it's a 32 gb model with 15gb backed up on iCloud. It's now 36+ hours and still re-storing, normal? I've re-started it, thinking it might be "stuck" but it just...
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks for replies, I'll take a pass on the fix...

Thanks for replies, I'll take a pass on the fix and wait for next month's rumoured MBP update to replace, selling the carcass for parts.
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By lightbulb
MBP Logic Board

My early 2008 MBP apparently has a dead logic board according to Applestore Genius. The $625 replacement quote doesn't make sense. Kijiji ads promise a "fix" for $200, backed by a 90 day warranty. ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 8th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 65,689
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks! I was in need today to purchase a $65...

Thanks! I was in need today to purchase a $65 app.

Special runs 'til end of March.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lightbulb
Yup, back in use; I did run Drive Genius after...

Yup, back in use; I did run Drive Genius after the reformat.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lightbulb
It was previously used as boot only, no data. ...

It was previously used as boot only, no data. Disk Warrior was unable to help.

Zeroed disc, reformatted and did a disk scan with Drive Genius; I guess it will be re-deployed. Thanks.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lightbulb
"Invalid node error"

My boot up disc "died" with above; fortunately I keep a clone and swapped out without much pain. Question is whether such an error is caused by mechanical or digital issue, in other words, throw out...
Forum: Mac Masters Jan 18th, 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By lightbulb
"Invalid node error"

Mods, please delete post here, posting to main forum.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 7th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,064
Posted By lightbulb
Unlocked from Apple stays unlocked, regardless of...

Unlocked from Apple stays unlocked, regardless of carrier use; no fear of ever being locked.
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Oct 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By lightbulb
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 6th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By lightbulb
Photo related: hipstamatic, camera+, snapseed...

Photo related: hipstamatic, camera+, snapseed are my picks.
Everyday useful: flipboard, Evernote, CBC
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 2nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,801
Posted By lightbulb
Seems to be quite a difference within 1/2 block...

Seems to be quite a difference within 1/2 block in Leslieville / Riverdale 'hood of Toronto where I'm working: Rogers 14/20 up to 28/28. Amazing upload speeds.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 1st, 2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,545
Posted By lightbulb
I don't think a PayGo plan is cheaper than locked...

I don't think a PayGo plan is cheaper than locked in plans if you want the features or data that contracted plans offer. The key seems to be sharp when negotiating the plan. People who buy solely...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 28th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By lightbulb
thanks.

thanks.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 28th, 2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By lightbulb
Nano Sim @ Apple Store?

Are Apple stores giving them out free to people who have ordered online?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 28th, 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 65,689
Posted By lightbulb
When on sale, they always seem to be 20% off, is...

When on sale, they always seem to be 20% off, is Costco cheaper?
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 28th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By lightbulb
Sale pending...

Sale pending...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 26th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By lightbulb
Central Toronto.

Central Toronto.
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 26th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By lightbulb
SOLD-iPhone 4s Factory Unlocked 32gb w/ warranty

I hope to have my new iP5 in a few days so here's my 4s for sale. Really excellent
condition with no scratches or dings anywhere, premium glare free screen protector
since day one. Complete w/...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By lightbulb
iP5 promised for Oct 9, now shipped

By the time I decided to order new phone, it was mid day on the 1st day of orders and was showing 2 weeks (Oct 9) delivery time. I just checked the order out of curiosity to find it was shipped out...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 23rd, 2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By lightbulb
A quick look at eBay factory unlocked iP4s 32gb,...

A quick look at eBay factory unlocked iP4s 32gb, completed auctions post iP5 release, has them selling $400+, unless there was an issue. Seems the key is having an unlocked phone.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 23rd, 2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By lightbulb
I did read about the Verizon GSM unlocked...

I did read about the Verizon GSM unlocked scenario; I wonder if that accounts for the "unlocked" status of these phones. Not to mention if it was a major oversight on someone. You have to think...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 23rd, 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By lightbulb
Unlocked iP5 on eBay

I was surprised to see the many unlocked iPhone 5s that are being flogged on eBay, mostly from the US. I didn't think the new phones were available unlocked, the US online store only has the 4s...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,058
Posted By lightbulb
I posted a query on Rogers FB page about the drop...

I posted a query on Rogers FB page about the drop or elimination of early HUP fees over the past weekend for some people, only to see them "corrected". Here's their PM to me.


Due to a system...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,058
Posted By lightbulb
Numerous posts on Rogers FB page from irate...

Numerous posts on Rogers FB page from irate people who saw their HUP fees go from $0 on the weekend, up to $200+. Rogers' response has been "looking into it".
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 28,381
Posted By lightbulb
I think the Rogers deal is that you're supposed...

I think the Rogers deal is that you're supposed to get within 2 weeks of reservation, or you'll get $50 credited to your account when the phone does arrive and you activate it on your #.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,976
Posted By lightbulb
My take on a subsidized phone is it's robbery,...

My take on a subsidized phone is it's robbery, how they "lock" you in when roaming. With an unlocked phone from Apple, you can easily save hundreds of $$ with locally bought prepaid plans,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By lightbulb
I think Apple stores carry the official...

I think Apple stores carry the official supported carrier cards only. They will not have 7-11 Speakout in Canada or T-Mobile in the US.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By lightbulb
I have a factory unlocked phone and even with the...

I have a factory unlocked phone and even with the little travel outside of Canada that I do, it's well worth the additional up front cost for roaming freedom. You can easily spend the subsidized...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,176
Posted By lightbulb
It was unable to complete my transaction at the...

It was unable to complete my transaction at the very last stage, about an hour ago. Site seems to be unable to handle traffic and is now "undergoing maintenance".
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,713
Posted By lightbulb
Mmm, I didn't see if there's a distinction...

Mmm, I didn't see if there's a distinction between factory unlocked or carrier locked. You would expect there to be greater value in factory unlocked.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 9th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,756
Posted By lightbulb
I've been selective when buying Applecare and...

I've been selective when buying Applecare and with almost a a dozen various Macs over more than 10 years, Apple has never sent me a "reminder".
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 5th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By lightbulb
*Free* Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iPad

Formerly sold as Avid, you can expect this to be a pretty good editing app and a worthy option to iMovie. Some very good reviews support this. Free for a limited time!

Pinnacle Studio for iPad 2...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Aug 29th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By lightbulb
Back to school reduction, $225.

Back to school reduction, $225.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 28th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 65,689
Posted By lightbulb
From the RFD iTunes thread, looks like upcoming...

From the RFD iTunes thread, looks like upcoming reduction at Walmart. In the past, I've been able to get a further reduction from BestBuy; show them the competing ad, which they match and further...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 21st, 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By lightbulb
Sure Address Book doesn't replace dedicated data...

Sure Address Book doesn't replace dedicated data or list apps but we already have and use it. For my fairly limited purpose, I don't want to spend more $$ on another app. like Daylite and I already...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By lightbulb
Help with Contacts / Address Book app.

I'd like to set up a list of contacts from which to do selective mailing. A co worker and I would like to start with and whittle down a master list into various selective groups for targeted...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By lightbulb
Pretty much like Mocha says. I recently...

Pretty much like Mocha says.

I recently spent a few days in NYC with a prepaid AT&T PayGo plan, except I bought the micro sim ahead of time from an eBay seller and set up the account at home. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,988
Posted By lightbulb
I watched the opening episodes after buying the...

I watched the opening episodes after buying the season in HD. It looked very good on my 46" screen, mirroring the iPad with AV connector. Whle connected I looked through my photos and self shot...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,988
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks for the heads up. I was about to seek out...

Thanks for the heads up. I was about to seek out gift cards for the US itunes. Interestingly, I see it's split into 2 episodes in Canada, requiring payment for each. On the US site, it's 1...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,988
Posted By lightbulb
So I set up an account on the US iTunes store and...

So I set up an account on the US iTunes store and have d/l the free short but now I'm stuck as to how to pay for purchases. It won't allow non US payment methods, so I guess that leaves me with US...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 24th, 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,988
Posted By lightbulb
How do I watch Madmen without AMC?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, mods please move.

Without AMC, what would people suggest, as the new season starts tomorrow? I don't have much experience watching tv shows or movies online...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 21st, 2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By lightbulb
The Grand Central store is NOT a typical open...

The Grand Central store is NOT a typical open space store; it's spread around a number of rooms and nooks on an upper mezzanine overlooking the main station floor. Separate areas house the Genius...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By lightbulb
My iPhone and New York city

I was visiting NYC for a few days; had my unlocked iPhone 4s powered by an AT&T paygo sim, when the phone up and died. No signs of life. All attempts at resuscitation proved fruitless. BTW, I...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 9th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By lightbulb
OWC Mercury Elite RAID New w/ Warranty

I have a brand new OWC Mercury Pro Qx2 4 Pro Grade 4 bay Quad interface RAID. It's never been used and comes with all packaging, documentation and full 1 year factory warranty. I just bought it...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By lightbulb
Yea, I know many out there dislike Lacie; a few...

Yea, I know many out there dislike Lacie; a few years ago, influenced by the negative comments I started buying empty RAID boxes. I now have a dead ReadyNAS, 2 dead OWC Guardian Maximus and a new...
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Wanted To Buy OS 9 Capable Laptop
Views: 1,783
Posted By lightbulb
I have this posted for sale as part of a package...

I have this posted for sale as part of a package but will sell separately :

PowerBook G4 15" 1.5 ghz, 1GB ram, 80gb HD, Radeon 9700 graphics card, airport, bluetooth

I am the original owner,...
Forum: Mac Desktops Feb 11th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,953
Posted By lightbulb
Complete Power PC lineup SOLD

Mac Power PC Package

Package only, no individual items!

Time to clear out my used but very usable Power PC lineup:

PowerBook G4 15" 1.5 ghz, 1GB ram, 80gb HD, Radeon 9700 graphics card...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By lightbulb
I spent a couple of hours last weekend on this...

I spent a couple of hours last weekend on this very matter and tried Medialink and the shareware app, PS3 Mediaserver. Medialink had a nicer interface and is reasonably priced at $20, with a 1/2...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 1st, 2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,612
Posted By lightbulb
" TELUS currently is unable to unlock any version...

" TELUS currently is unable to unlock any version of the Apple iPhone..." taken from the Telus site. About a year ago it was widely reported that Telus would begin to offer unlocking for iPhones but...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 17th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By lightbulb
Mine just sold on eBay about 6 hours ago for...

Mine just sold on eBay about 6 hours ago for $210. It was locked to Telus, vg condition, 8 GB. I had it listed before Xmas and got no bids, with a starting price of $175. And no bites on ehMac...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 13th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By lightbulb
Strange they wouldn't even put it in box; good...

Strange they wouldn't even put it in box; good thing I kept mine. I guess to make the phone most saleable on eBay, I should show the Apple replacement documentation, proving it's provenance.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 13th, 2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By lightbulb
Upgrade "New" replacement iPhone 4 for 4s?

I'm about to have my defective factory unlocked 32gb iPhone 4 replaced by Apple. I think it will be a refreshed one that comes with a 90 day warranty. Does it make sense to sell it factory sealed,...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Jan 13th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By lightbulb
iPhone 3gs Telus $160.

Sold via eBay!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 23rd, 2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,588
Posted By lightbulb
I finally found my misplaced iPod and submitted...

I finally found my misplaced iPod and submitted the online form. I didn't realize apple sent out notices about the replacement programme, not having received anything and my iPod was ordered from...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 20th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,274
Posted By lightbulb
I bought a 15" MBP for my son, who's in his 1st...

I bought a 15" MBP for my son, who's in his 1st year of engineering; ordered it with the
Hi Res, no glare. After reviewing the the programs used in his engineering programs, the greater pixel...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,227
Posted By lightbulb
There's probably opportunity for a well thought...

There's probably opportunity for a well thought out Mac store in Kingston; with a good product line and service.

I say this based on my son attending Queens, in Engineering, where the programme...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 29th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks to all for the information. Anything to...

Thanks to all for the information. Anything to avoid paying Rogers rates.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 27th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By lightbulb
Wow, days later and no response? What are...

Wow, days later and no response?

What are people doing when spending any time in the US; paying the Cdn roaming charges or giving up your iPhone?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 24th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By lightbulb
AT&T Prepaid Go and iPhone

Planning to buy & use above with my factory unlocked phone in the US next month. Seems pretty straightforward to buy ahead of time from ebay and activate but just wondering if anyone has done so and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By lightbulb
HP touchpad

Because I love a good deal, I managed to order a Touchpad from HP when they were being cleared out. It arrived today and I wonder what to do with it. I haven't even opened the shipping box yet.
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 18th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By lightbulb
iPhone 4 $99

Telus is now offering the iPhone 4 for $99, with a minimum $50 monthly plan, 3 years. First indication a new replacement phone is imminent.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By lightbulb
Yup, you called it. Once I asked for a copy of...

Yup, you called it. Once I asked for a copy of original invoice and screen shot of system profile showing serial#, the seller disappeared.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By lightbulb
It's a current generation BTO 2.3 processor w/ hi...

It's a current generation BTO 2.3 processor w/ hi res anti glare & 8 gb ram.
Kinda rare to show up on refurb yet. Educational price is $2,600; Craigslist @ $1,800.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By lightbulb
Advice: what to look for buy used MBP

Thinking of buying a used current version MBP. It will have remaining warranty, to which I'll extend with AppleCare. As it's a Craigslist deal, I'd do a public space meet, ask for original bill /...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 21st, 2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks for all the responses. I guess the...

Thanks for all the responses. I guess the solution is gray at this point. I'm tempted to go Mac and should troubles appear, quickly replace with a PC and keep the new MBP for myself.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By lightbulb
I'm sure he'd rather have a nice new MBP given a...

I'm sure he'd rather have a nice new MBP given a choice. He's grown up in have a house full of Macs and for a while we had a Dell mini 9 running OS X too; although he's had plenty of exposure to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By lightbulb
Is it time to buy my first non-Mac

I've only ever worked in the Mac OS, so it pains me somewhat to be in this position. My son is entering engineering at Queens University this fall where it's recommended that he buy a laptop with...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 31st, 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By lightbulb
On both my iPhone and iPad, I have an anti glare...

On both my iPhone and iPad, I have an anti glare protector made by Power Support. Yes, they knock down the brilliance of the retna display on iPhone but I hate the high reflectance. For iPhones,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 14th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,939
Posted By lightbulb
Maybe not love but deep like. If only for 2...

Maybe not love but deep like. If only for 2 apps: Flipboard- brilliantly simple way to browse web content and Capture Pilot, which only works with Capture One Pro camera software- it allows clients...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 3rd, 2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks! Perfect and simple.

Thanks! Perfect and simple.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 1st, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By lightbulb
iPad Printing App

Recommendations please; just the occasional recipe or article, nothing fancy.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 4th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,959
Posted By lightbulb
I'm passing on the smart cover and just ordered...

I'm passing on the smart cover and just ordered an Incipio (http://www.myincipio.com/iPad-2-Cases-Accessories/Incipio-iPad-2-NGP-Matte-Semi-Rigid-Soft-Shell-Case.asp) case.
A couple of screen...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By lightbulb
iPad Power Support screen protector

Has anyone ever come across a Canadian source for their iPad screen products? I've used their products for several years and found them to be excellent. Last year their iPhone products were...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 31st, 2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By lightbulb
Yes, reserve at 9PM if you want one. I went...

Yes, reserve at 9PM if you want one. I went online and got one at 9:03, and the selection was pretty spotty for Eaton Centre pick up. Out of curiosity I checked back at 9:20 and nothing was...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By lightbulb
Everytime I check the reservation page, nothings...

Everytime I check the reservation page, nothings available.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By lightbulb
iPads: New stock daily?

Just wondering....is the iPad stock refreshed at Apple stores daily, similar to the initial iPhone 4 release?
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 28th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By lightbulb
PowerBook 15" G4 1.5Ghz

Perfect working condition PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz processor with 80 GB HD, 1 gb ram and ATI Radeon 9700 video card with 128mb vram.

I'm the original owner and comes complete in original box, with...
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 26th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By lightbulb
Dell Mini 9 Netbook Mac OS X

Lightly used, perfect condition Dell Mini 9 netbook. Currently running Mac OS 10.5.6 but can be updated. Upgraded with 32 GB SSD drive and 2 gb ram. Black, with webcam. Works just like a Mac....
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 24th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,493
Posted By lightbulb
Capture One 6 by Phase One makes full use of all...

Capture One 6 by Phase One makes full use of all cores. Default capture and processing software for the Phase One digital backs and now Leaf, which it bought last year. Supports most pro and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 21st, 2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By lightbulb
Back from my trip; no problem using my unlocked...

Back from my trip; no problem using my unlocked iP4. I went to several Vodaphone shops but the microsim was sold out, as well as Bel shops. I guess their very reasonable rate was really popular. I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 7th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By lightbulb
Someone sent the following link: Prepaid...

Someone sent the following link:

Prepaid MicroSim 1GB (http://www.vodafone.nl/shop/prepaid-sim-only/prepaid/cat16170015/prepaid-sim-only/cat18012008/prepaid-microsim-1gb/sku51710023/)
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 7th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By lightbulb
So you were able to buy a prepaid Micro sim card...

So you were able to buy a prepaid Micro sim card for your iP4? or did you cut down full size?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 6th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By lightbulb
After checking forums the last couple of days, I...

After checking forums the last couple of days, I haven't found anyone being able to just pop in a local prepaid micro sim in their iP4, while in Europe. The Apple forums have numerous people posting...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 4th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By lightbulb
How To: receive calls overseas w/local Sim card.

I'm off to Amsterdam next week, where I plan to pick up local sim card and cut it down to fit my unlocked iPhone. What's the best set up to receive calls from my GTA #? I don't expect to be making...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By lightbulb
I just started to set up a new Macpro with...

I just started to set up a new Macpro with separate ssd boot and data drives on Friday. Fortunately, it's a new machine so no legacy apps or files to worry about. This Apple discussionpost...
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 2nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By lightbulb
Refurb MacPro Delayed...

I had been watching the refurb stock of Mac Pros the last several weeks as I've been buying most of my Apple gear that way. The newest mid 2010 models started appearing about a month ago, mostly the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By lightbulb
I did exactly what your friend wants to do. I...

I did exactly what your friend wants to do. I received my Rogers 16gb phone, sold it via craigslist and bought an unlocked 32gb from Apple. I kept the included Rogers microSim and activated the new...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,226
Posted By lightbulb
Good choice!

Good choice!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,226
Posted By lightbulb
The NEC sensor is a re-branded i1model but the...

The NEC sensor is a re-branded i1model but the Spectraview software works specifically with the NEC monitor. Compared to stand alone calibration packages, the NEC Spectraview package is superior...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,226
Posted By lightbulb
If you're concerned primarily with colour...

If you're concerned primarily with colour accuracy, you should look into the NEC 2690wuxi2. Since its release a couple of years ago, it's been the choice of many, many a photographer and other...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 19th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,762
Posted By lightbulb
Ditto with my MBP & SL; USB tethered connection...

Ditto with my MBP & SL; USB tethered connection not connecting. While talking to Apple support (which wasn't able to readily solve) inadvertently solved by launching iTunes. Once iTunes launched,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By lightbulb
Apple & Secrecy

Apple is known to be pretty tight lipped, with very stringent security measures to ensure nothing leaks out (except the famous iphone incident). Fine and dandy for Apple employees on site but what...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 6th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,945
Posted By lightbulb
What's Available?

I've been getting my movies through ZIP.ca for years (great selection of non mainstream titles). ATV has tempted me several times; having the movie for the mood can't be beat.

Is there way to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By lightbulb
This video's been getting a lot of deserved...

This video's been getting a lot of deserved attention. It is indeed very cool and although some will consider it a promotional piece for Google, it's also a showcase for HTML 5.

It seems to run...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By lightbulb
Macs for Pro use

Are Apple's resources focused on the masses now, rather than the relatively small group of Pro users?

I don't know if this piece by Brook Willard...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 8th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,104
Posted By lightbulb
You can always try selling the interesting phone...

You can always try selling the interesting phone on craigslist or keep for a back up, I believe it's unlocked. If you buy $50 airtime the phone w/ sim is only $40 and they even throw in a Slurpee. ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 8th, 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,104
Posted By lightbulb
This may be your cheapest route: it seems ppl...

This may be your cheapest route: it seems ppl are sucessfully using iphones, including new ip4, on 7-11 Speak Out PayGo. Rate is .25 / minute and they now have UNLIMITED data plan @ $10 / month. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 27th, 2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,284
Posted By lightbulb
Apple Store down

I guess the rumours of new iMacs / MacPros might be true, store is down for updating as of 6:30 AM.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 15th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,208
Posted By lightbulb
It's not only a cost issue; the benefit is having...

It's not only a cost issue; the benefit is having an unlocked phone that can be updated and supported by Apple, with full warranty. Unlocking voids your warranty and software updates are often...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 8th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By lightbulb
Problem resolved! Indeed after the resets...

Problem resolved!

Indeed after the resets failed to help, opening up the box revealed a heavily dusty and clogged card. It was unbelievable and embarrassing how thick the dust was.

After a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 3rd, 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By lightbulb
Is my Mac frozen? Video Card?

A recent issue out of the blue.

My MacPro 2.66 goes black after10-20 minutes of inactivity. The computer & screen is set to never sleep. The only way I can get it to come back to life is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 28th, 2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,918
Posted By lightbulb
FWIW, my experience with Rogers Rocket Stick...

FWIW, my experience with Rogers Rocket Stick would move me to Bell. Sporadic to no service on the Via train between Toronto & Montreal, ditto on main highway between Halifax & Sydney N.S. Zero...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 26th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By lightbulb
I was one of the early buyers of the 2690WUXI2i2...

I was one of the early buyers of the 2690WUXI2i2 when it it was first released in Canada and have been very happy with it. You've made a good choice. I much prefer it to the Eizo CE240W, which I...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,625
Posted By lightbulb
Dang! I just called for info and it's not...

Dang! I just called for info and it's not available in my mid town Toronto 'hood. Looking over it's offerings, I hope it's a success and it rolls out to more locations. Rogers needs some...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,625
Posted By lightbulb
The $89 is a great deal except it's only a...

The $89 is a great deal except it's only a limited time offer and doubles at the end of the year.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,625
Posted By lightbulb
Fibe thread at RFD. Fibe...

Fibe thread at RFD.

Fibe (http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/bell-fibe-25-25mbps-7mbps-57-95-m-6-95-modem-rental-30-overage-cap-850878/)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,625
Posted By lightbulb
Bell Fibre internet

Seems like Bell has a new service available, a pseudo fibre connection that's being promoted as the next generation of higher speed connection. The posted speeds and rates are much better than...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 22,419
Posted By lightbulb
Rogers Rocket Stick experience, 1 year later

I've had my Rocket Stick a little less than a year and thought I'd update this thread. In the GTA area, it works as advertised, providing good and mostly fast access to the web. Very handy in being...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dec 19th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By lightbulb
email sent.

email sent.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 18th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By lightbulb
I've been with Zip from almost the beginning. I...

I've been with Zip from almost the beginning. I have the 4 disc plan and so long as you're happy to watch a random movie from your selections, it's perfect; you'll always have something to watch if...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By lightbulb
I replaced my old G4 powerbook battery with 1...

I replaced my old G4 powerbook battery with 1 from battdepot.ca; much cheaper and shipped quick BUT definitely inferior to the original. Within 3-4 months, I was getting less than 2 hours of normal...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By lightbulb
Different configurations. The one at $1889...

Different configurations.

The one at $1889 has: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB GDDR3 Memory, 500GB HD and 2 gb ram.

The OOS at $1449 has: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 26th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,284
Posted By lightbulb
I'm happy some of the Ehmac community are taking...

I'm happy some of the Ehmac community are taking advantage of this. I heard about it Friday morning but it wasn't until last night I actually started downloading. I'm surprised it hasn't been...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 26th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,284
Posted By lightbulb
iTunes Classical Music Deal Alert / Pricing Error

I'm guessing it's an error; 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon, 730 songs, 6.5 gigs of music for $9.99. Surprise! it's currently #1 album download.

Ahh, just checked the US iTunes, priced at...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,114
Posted By lightbulb
While I'm a huge supporter of all things Apple, I...

While I'm a huge supporter of all things Apple, I also love my hacked Dell Mini 9; hard to beat for the modest investment.

Here's a step by step Gizmodo Mini 10V...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By lightbulb
At work I use a Readynas NV+ and was considering...

At work I use a Readynas NV+ and was considering the Duo. Had a quick look at the Stora; looks like a stripped down Duo, attractive price but I would probably stick with the Duo.

For Home...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By lightbulb
iTunes music central storage hub

I've been researching the various ways of setting up a single device to store the actual music files, allowing each Mac / user in the house to access them.

Does anyone know the pros / cons of a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 13th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By lightbulb
Rogers Wireless Down!

Edited to remove reply no longer relative.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 31st, 2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By lightbulb
Replacing the drive, it is. Thanks all.

Replacing the drive, it is. Thanks all.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By lightbulb
Failing Drive?

In my G5 tower, I have a 2nd drive for which I use SuperDuper to clone my main drive. The Disc Utility app shows it reporting a "fatal hardware error" however running Drive Genius tests shows no...
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,363
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks. I was a little worried about this topic...

Thanks. I was a little worried about this topic at ehMac.
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,363
Posted By lightbulb
I've had my Mini 9 just a few days and am...

I've had my Mini 9 just a few days and am obviously less tech saavy than you. It seems the update has been problematic with a lot of Mini 9 users. Would you mind elaborating on how to boot into safe...
Forum: Anything Mac May 3rd, 2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,712
Posted By lightbulb
This past November, my refurb MBP was shipped...

This past November, my refurb MBP was shipped from california, regular service, and took about 3 days via Fedex. My 5 year old BTO Powerbook shipped from Shanghai, also took about 3 days, rush...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By lightbulb
It seems the version I ordered comes withe the...

It seems the version I ordered comes withe the 1.3 mpx version after all; it's not an option.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By lightbulb
I ordered the 16gb Windows version last week. ...

I ordered the 16gb Windows version last week. The opportunity to have a little laptop running OS X for $500 was too tempting.

Question for current users: does this version come with a webcam?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 21st, 2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By lightbulb
A much better deal for the ReadyNAS, $700 from...

A much better deal for the ReadyNAS, $700 from NCIX (http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=26059&vpn=RND4000%2D100NAS&manufacture=Netgear) in Canada.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By lightbulb
If the NEC refurbs are as pristine as Apple...

If the NEC refurbs are as pristine as Apple refurbs, that's an amazing opportunity. BUT...if they have dead pixels or other backlight issues, not worth considering. I recall seeing these refurbs...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By lightbulb
The monitor you want is the NEC Spectraview...

The monitor you want is the NEC Spectraview 2090uxi. Unless you want to spend more with a rebranded Lacie or top dollar on Eizo CG series, this is likely THE monitor. If you search about the web...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,712
Posted By lightbulb
After a couple of laptops, several ipods and a...

After a couple of laptops, several ipods and a bunch accessories, I'd rate Apple as tops in speed and efficiency. No worries.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,317
Posted By lightbulb
I believe the data on the PVR is not readable by...

I believe the data on the PVR is not readable by any computer. The only way I've done what you want to do is a bit convoluted but works. You'll need a DVR, which will be able to take the data from...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By lightbulb
Just sold on eBay: Tiger $155 Panther ...

Just sold on eBay:

Tiger $155
Panther $67

Considering the US dollars, I got more for Tiger than what I paid. I'm going to buy Applecare for my MBP with the proceeds now.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,310
Posted By lightbulb
Sorry it wasn't a link, just a headline (which I...

Sorry it wasn't a link, just a headline (which I just removed).
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,310
Posted By lightbulb
New Cdn. Budget allows 100% Depreciation

Not widely reported, from yesterday's budget:

"We will also provide a temporary, 100-per cent CCA depreciation rate for eligible computer hardware and software acquired over the next two years."
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By lightbulb
Using Tiger as an example, as I'm now on Leopard,...

Using Tiger as an example, as I'm now on Leopard, the retail box I have would be perfectly legal to re-sell on eBay. Checking recent sales, it's going for more than $100...why would anybody pay that...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By lightbulb
Old Software: sell it?

I realize I have several old versions of Mac OS, iLife, etc and there's an active buying and selling of such, on eBay. Presumably this is legit otherwise, one wouldn't be able to list. What are...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By lightbulb
I have a ReadyNAS NV+ which I use to archive my...

I have a ReadyNAS NV+ which I use to archive my files. Although I don't take advantage of its features except for RAID X, it seems able to do most anything. They have a large user's forum and are...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,254
Posted By lightbulb
Well, I guess it's really a no-brainer, iWork it...

Well, I guess it's really a no-brainer, iWork it is. Thanks to all for the input.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,254
Posted By lightbulb
iWork or Office

I was thinking of upgrading Office; it's pretty much just Word that gets used by my kids for school assignments or basic correspondence. The Home & Student version is what I was thinking of. I've...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By lightbulb
Obama being downgraded to PC ?

Mac-loving Obama staff confronts Windows White House reality (http://tinyurl.com/br3o8f)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 31st, 2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By lightbulb
Hey Macdoc, I don't know if your card exhibits...

Hey Macdoc, I don't know if your card exhibits some of these issues: "image tearing" or system freezing but Apple has an un-publicized directive to replace these rev 1 cards. I had bought a used...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 24th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By lightbulb
Obviously Admin. can do as they like; this really...

Obviously Admin. can do as they like; this really is a privately owned forum that exists for the benefit of many, without cost or obligation. It's unfortunate that some money saving offers can't...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 23rd, 2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By lightbulb
Deleted "Deal" Threads

Has anyone else noticed that threads about "deals" seem to get removed? I recall contributing to a couple only to have the thread deleted. I didn't see anything in the posting faq about buying /...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,809
Posted By lightbulb
I've been using a ReadyNAS for the last year and...

I've been using a ReadyNAS for the last year and think it's a great unit. I can't actually help with your question but would direct you to the Netgear ReadyNAS forums. You should be able to find...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By lightbulb
You need to move up the Eizo line (CG 21 or 22)...

You need to move up the Eizo line (CG 21 or 22) to get S-IPS.

Don't forget just having a good or even great display is only part of it; proper calibration is a must. The NEC Spectraview package...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By lightbulb
I just ordered the updated NEC 2690(2); the specs...

I just ordered the updated NEC 2690(2); the specs suggest an improved colour space ability, from 93% to 98% of Adobe RGB. I also own the Eizo CE2401 and while I like the monitor, I'm not too happy...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 13th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,696
Posted By lightbulb
I've never seen a refurb at a physical Apple...

I've never seen a refurb at a physical Apple store, only online. I bought a refurb MBP last month and it looks exactly like a regular new one, except for the plain brown box. My unit was shipped...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 9th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By lightbulb
Hey treysik, I sent you a PM re. video card I...

Hey treysik, I sent you a PM re. video card I have available.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By lightbulb
2G iphone update service

After looking at the various hack sites and even youtube videos, I'm never going to get around to updating my original iPhone, as much I keep meaning to. I had it unlocked by Bongo more than a year...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By lightbulb
Refurb MBP came with 4GB of Ram

I finally got around to opening and setting up my 2.6 MBP this morning and lo and behold: 4GBs of ram installed! A nice surprise, as it was supposed to come with 2GBs. I hope I can return my...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,733
Posted By lightbulb
It's about 6:15 PM and there's a great selection...

It's about 6:15 PM and there's a great selection right now! Glossy & matte screens with a range of processors. I received mine today; it took about 2-3 business days.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,629
Posted By lightbulb
I'm in the same boat as you. I believe...

I'm in the same boat as you.

I believe it's a standard FedEx status report to describe an inbound package that's processed through Custom's brokerage release, which FedEx does inhouse (for...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,733
Posted By lightbulb
For what it's worth...

For what it's worth (http://www.macworld.com/article/132600/2008/03/mbpro_bto.html)

From Barefeats:
POWER USAGE and YOUR BATTERY LIFE
Many of you have asked if the 7K notebook drives will drain...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,733
Posted By lightbulb
I've been keeping an eye on the refurb section...

I've been keeping an eye on the refurb section through out the day and over the last several days, it seems to be almost randomly refreshed and more often during regular 9-5 hours.

I was planning...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 29th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By lightbulb
Updating from v1.0.2

This question/thread is good timing as I'm hoping to finally update my original iphone. A quick question for those in the know: my phone is way back at 1.0.2, is there a different process or extra...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 27th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By lightbulb
iPod Battery Settlement Received!

Just to let the community know that I came home tonight to 2 letters from Resolve Corp, acting on behalf of Apple, each one containing a code for a $45 credit (for 2 Gen 3 iPods) towards an Apple...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 10th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,008
Posted By lightbulb
It sounds like the same problem I've experienced...

It sounds like the same problem I've experienced with my 2G phone; if you're not hearing anything except on speakerphone, it's because the phone is behaving as if it has a headset plugged in. It...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 26th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 99,200
Posted By lightbulb
I set up a US account as described and also found...

I set up a US account as described and also found that my Paypal account doesn't work. I'd like to be able to buy some content for my upcoming Apple TV purchase. Has anyone tried using a Cdn iTunes...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By lightbulb
I haven't been following issues with the 3G...

I haven't been following issues with the 3G phone, how bad is the battery life? Any other cons I should know about?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 6th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By lightbulb
Trade up my unlocked 1st Generation phone?

I see my phone still commands a healthy $300-$400 on ebay; are there reasons not to sell it and get the 3G version. I'm currently on the limited 10MB for $5 data plan and can live with paying the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 18th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By lightbulb
Mine is a RBC Platinum.

Mine is a RBC Platinum.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 18th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By lightbulb
If you have Applecare, the repair is put in...

If you have Applecare, the repair is put in motion right away; with VISA, there's a lot of downtime, sending in required documents and waiting for authorization, a couple of weeks at least.



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Forum: Anything Mac Jul 18th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By lightbulb
I made a claim for a replacement laptop screen on...

I made a claim for a replacement laptop screen on my VISA warranty afew years ago. I submitted an estimate from a dealer for $1,200 but ended up selling the laptop to a co-worker for a fair price...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 11th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By lightbulb
I've decided to wait for the dust to settle and...

I've decided to wait for the dust to settle and decide what to do. What if I don't want / need 6GB of data? I haven't seen any rates posted for reduced amounts of data; did Rogers lower all rates...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 9th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By lightbulb
Current iPhone Users: Strategy or What Now?

With Rogers newly announced data rate for the 3G iPhone, what's the best move for those of us with existing hacked phones? I've been happily using mine, albeit in a "crippled" way, for the last year...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By lightbulb
Even if you calibrate a laptop screen, you'll...

Even if you calibrate a laptop screen, you'll never have a screen suitable for critical colour work. I would steer you away from any Apple display, they may be attractive but there are better...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By lightbulb
The pop up window was driving me crazy so I...

The pop up window was driving me crazy so I finally called Sympatico support. I've had the same mail preferences set from day 1, at least 7 years; they had me make the following changes:

Changed...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By lightbulb
MYOB /Account Edge & Leopard

I'm using the obsolete MYOB 5.5 which now seems to conflict with Leopard. When trying to print from MYOB, the app. gets locked up in a pop up warning about an improper page value; there's no way to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By lightbulb
Mail app. & Sympatico

Since a recent upgrade to Leopard, Sympatico regularly rejects the pw when Mail checks for mail. I'm not sure if it's Leopard or Sympatico. Anyone else with a similar issue?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By lightbulb
In a recent post looking storage help, I pondered...

In a recent post looking storage help, I pondered setting up a NAS unit vs. a computer attached HD array. In my research I came across: TechDigs.net - Help, My Hard Drive is Full!...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By lightbulb
Thanks for the replies. I realize they're quite...

Thanks for the replies. I realize they're quite different approaches for storage. Perhaps I should have mentioned that I have 4 networked Macs (3 towers + 1 laptop) set up in a commercial photo...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By lightbulb
Storage help

After spending too long on trying to decide on a storage system, I'm turning to you ehMac folks for help. I've outgrown the multiple Lacie HDs that I've been using for archival storage; I want to...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 20th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By lightbulb
Toast

With my new MacPro and Leopard, I've been doing various system updates and upgrades. I've been using Toast 5 up to now and have never burned discs any other way except from iTunes. Is it worth the...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,428
Posted By lightbulb
I just finished setting up the same unit bought...

I just finished setting up the same unit bought from SIG; it replaced a D-Link which may have been the cause of my continually dropped connections lately. First impression is that It's noticeably...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 12th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,850
Posted By lightbulb
Yes tethering is now available for many cameras...

Yes tethering is now available for many cameras and the more pro oriented digital backs, with the big exception of the most common digi backs made by Phase One. Seems like someone's not playing nice...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,567
Posted By lightbulb
Checking out a used Mac Pro

I'm buying a used 2.66 ghz dual core Mac Pro w/ X1900 XT graphics card from someone off ebay. As I'm planning to pick it up in person, is there a process or anything else I should look for, to be...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By lightbulb
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