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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 7th, 2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Oakbridge
Thank you. Hopefully having the name will help...

Thank you. Hopefully having the name will help someone reading this thread down the road sometime.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 7th, 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Oakbridge
I've been 4 years without MS Office on my main...

I've been 4 years without MS Office on my main machine. Clients will sometimes raise a Spockian eyebrow when I say that I don't have Word, or Excel on my machine. But then when the document they have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 5th, 2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Oakbridge
I remember seeing similar high quality looking...

I remember seeing similar high quality looking brooms in St. Jacob a few years ago. Not at the market, but at a location along the main drag of the town.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Oakbridge
In part I agree, but then I begin to wonder......

In part I agree, but then I begin to wonder... are we paying fair value for the products of 'today'?

Curious to know how much the one on the left cost 20-30 years ago and what the value would be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Oakbridge
I have no problem feeling sympathetic to actual...

I have no problem feeling sympathetic to actual athletes and authorized journalists. What happened to the Australians (based on the Star article) is upsetting, sad and disappointing.

What I do...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 31st, 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Oakbridge
This story first started floating around earlier...

This story first started floating around earlier in the week. It's picked up steam locally (Toronto area) in the past 24 hours because they came here. Even though she's described as a journalist,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 31st, 2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Oakbridge
Shoddy journalism once again and / or two people...

Shoddy journalism once again and / or two people craving for attention:

Lee, a national jiu jitsu champion, had been living in Rio with McQuillan for approximately a year, and is not part of New...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By Oakbridge
Wow, you guys are losing your touch. Your radar...

Wow, you guys are losing your touch. Your radar is broken. :lmao:

The user has single digit number of posts to ehMac and then posts asking about bags while providing links. On another forum they...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By Oakbridge
Who can resist one that has a hidden gun pocket,...

Who can resist one that has a hidden gun pocket, optional Kevlar shield, built-in wifi, bluetooth speaker, and power!
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 27th, 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Oakbridge
If they can find a way to do this without having...

If they can find a way to do this without having to install anything on the phone itself, they will have a very healthy market. Every movie theatre chain will licence it, every theatre on Broadway,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 13th, 2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,368
Posted By Oakbridge
How does anyone at Apple know that you know what...

How does anyone at Apple know that you know what you're talking about when you describe the machine?

They don't. So they need to 'dumb it down'.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 13th, 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,368
Posted By Oakbridge
And it's just as frustrating on the other side of...

And it's just as frustrating on the other side of the counter when a customer walks in and says that they need something, or need help, but can't provide specifics. What makes it more difficult in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 12th, 2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,368
Posted By Oakbridge
No, they don't know the year. You'd be...

No, they don't know the year.

You'd be amazed at how many people don't know the age of their Mac. The casual user may just know the year in which they purchased it, but if it was purchased used,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 11th, 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,368
Posted By Oakbridge
I may be wrong but I think that the other reason...

I may be wrong but I think that the other reason for looking up the serial number is to spot items that have been reported as stolen. Which is a good thing for most of us that they are on the look...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 1st, 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Oakbridge
Same here. It was worth a visit as I just found...

Same here. It was worth a visit as I just found out that Scrivener is finally coming to the iPad platform. I've held off using Scrivener for Mac because when I do write (project specifications...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 23rd, 2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Oakbridge
That's what has happened. The quad core versions...

That's what has happened. The quad core versions of the previous generation machines have been selling for a premium because they are in such high demand. Of course if Apple does a refresh and brings...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 17th, 2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Oakbridge
Good luck finding the previous generation. ...

Good luck finding the previous generation.

The upper two models were quad cores and have an incredibly high appeal as servers. Smart companies and individuals were scooping up whatever they could...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 14th, 2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 14,452
Posted By Oakbridge
Berkeley Breathed brought back Bloom County late...

Berkeley Breathed brought back Bloom County late last year. In one of the first strips, he posted this which has become a bit of an inspiration:...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 11th, 2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Oakbridge
I agree about the use of the word, although it's...

I agree about the use of the word, although it's not Sinc's fault. It's another example of how poor 'journalists' have become.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 10th, 2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Oakbridge
The odd thing is that Howe only had either one or...

The odd thing is that Howe only had either one or two "Gordie Howe Hat Tricks" himself.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 10th, 2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Oakbridge
Not so much a dark day, but certainly one for...

Not so much a dark day, but certainly one for reflection and memories.

I shared my birthday with Mr. Hockey. I remember the thrill of going to a Red Wings/Leafs game at Maple Leaf Gardens on...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 8th, 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By Oakbridge
I wish it hadn't been a good call and that CIBC...

I wish it hadn't been a good call and that CIBC had finally gotten smart about it. There are plenty of purchases that I'd use my business account for so I had hoped that they would have changed...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 6th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By Oakbridge
As far as I am aware, CIBC does not support Apple...

As far as I am aware, CIBC does not support Apple Pay for their business accounts. I'd be curious to see if you are able to get your account set up.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 1st, 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By Oakbridge
Nope although the press release that I saw...

Nope although the press release that I saw mentioned that they would be getting them in the future.

I still use President's Choice as my personal bank and there isn't any news on them supporting...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
I agree 100% and I'm embarrassed that I was a big...

I agree 100% and I'm embarrassed that I was a big part of it.

I was fortunate enough to see one of Danny Federci's last shows with the E-Street Band. I also saw Clarence Clemons last full show...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
We have versions of that now, depending on the...

We have versions of that now, depending on the artist and/or performer. "Inner circle" tickets which get you into the first few rows. "Fan club exclusives". The ACC's PSL.

As to an actual...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
Oh wow. You are so far out of touch. Online...

Oh wow. You are so far out of touch.

Online ticketing has been a great thing. Unfortunately it's caused problems with the authenticity of tickets. Even with StubHub in place, people still buy...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
And where is the protection for the consumer?

And where is the protection for the consumer?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
Facts? Evidence? Proof? StubHub charges a...

Facts? Evidence? Proof?

StubHub charges a processing fee which I believe is 10%. How is that an enormous commission?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
You do realize that I'm using StubHub as a...

You do realize that I'm using StubHub as a generic. Much like Kleenex. There are probably close to a hundred resale sites operating in Southern Ontario. Each of them is set up according to the laws...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
So offer an alternative solution. One that makes...

So offer an alternative solution. One that makes sure that the consumer is going to be treated fairly and not going to get ripped off.

I'm listening.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
Explain to me: how does StubHub rip people off? ...

Explain to me: how does StubHub rip people off?

StubHub is not selling the tickets, people are. Your beef is with either these people directly, or the venues that provide them with early access...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
How did my first argument fail? And I'm...

How did my first argument fail?

And I'm curious, when was the last time you attempted to buy tickets for something and felt cheated because you could only find them on StubHub?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
A simple law enacted to protect the consumer. Why...

A simple law enacted to protect the consumer. Why is this so difficult for you to accept?

Wow, the two of you are incredibly out of touch.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
It is. Anyone can resell tickets provided...

It is.

Anyone can resell tickets provided that they:

- authenticate tickets that are being resold
- have a money-back guarantee

It's pretty simple really.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
So it's okay for the taxi industry but not okay...

So it's okay for the taxi industry but not okay for tickets?

Consumers should be protected from fraudulent activity. Many of the 'individual scalpers' you wish to protect are often selling the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
Have any of you ever actually used StubHub??? ...

Have any of you ever actually used StubHub???

I have a few times and I've purchased tickets for reasonable prices knowing that I had a guarantee. As a consumer, I've been very satisfied with the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
From Wikipedia: "In Ontario, Canada,...

From Wikipedia:

"In Ontario, Canada, re-selling the tickets above face value is prohibited by the Ticket Speculation Act and is punishable by a fine of $5,000 for an individual (including those...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
I just read the comments on Alan Cross' blog (via...

I just read the comments on Alan Cross' blog (via the link posted above).

I've been through this argument and disappointment many times. I'm a Springsteen fan and with each tour there are some of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 30th, 2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
What crime is being committed? StubHub is...

What crime is being committed? StubHub is operating legally in Ontario.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 30th, 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
The main thing to understand about resale tickets...

The main thing to understand about resale tickets is that at this point, a lot of the 'sellers' don't actually have the tickets they are advertising. If you see something vague about the location of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 26th, 2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By Oakbridge
I don't have a problem with anyone voicing an...

I don't have a problem with anyone voicing an opinion. But if it is not contributing to the thread, start a new one.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 26th, 2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By Oakbridge
Another thing to count on is that when someone...

Another thing to count on is that when someone asks a feature or product related question, someone will post a comment in the thread that does nothing but criticize Apple and does not help the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 24th, 2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By Oakbridge
Gord Downie

I'm not a big Hip fan, but I do respect their talent and their long success. Very sad news this morning that Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer:

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie diagnosed with...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 24th, 2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By Oakbridge
I don't know this for sure but I believe that...

I don't know this for sure but I believe that location is just metadata. So you should be able to do a search for that location.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 11th, 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By Oakbridge
Isn't there something from Great Big Sea for the...

Isn't there something from Great Big Sea for the east coast?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 11th, 2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By Oakbridge
The Flyers still play it for important games....

The Flyers still play it for important games. From Wikipedia:

"To this day, the team plays the song before major playoff games, currently with Lauren Hart (daughter of Hall of Fame Flyers...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 8th, 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Oakbridge
iTunes also provided a receipt.

iTunes also provided a receipt.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Oakbridge
Donate to Fort McMurray Relief Efforts thru iTunes

iTunes Canada is now accepting direct donations to the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts in Fort McMurray.

This link...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 28th, 2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Oakbridge
I Won An iPad Mini 4

Very inexpensive raffle ($2 a ticket, 3 for $5). Ended up winning a 64Gb iPad Mini 4. It's still in the shrinkwrap because I don't know whether to keep it or to sell it. I've got a 12" iPad Pro.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 24th, 2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 946
Posted By Oakbridge
2016 Becel Ride for Heart

Last year's ride was soooo much fun. It was cold. It poured rain. But it was extremely satisfying and I must be a glutton for punishment because Im riding again this year!

Ive registered for the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 22nd, 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By Oakbridge
But this doesn't appear to be the typical...

But this doesn't appear to be the typical musician overdose. If the rumours are true, the drug in question is percocet. Prince had dealt with hip problems.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 17th, 2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,568
Posted By Oakbridge
The Acura ILX is just a few thousand dollars less...

The Acura ILX is just a few thousand dollars less than their next model, the TLX. It's not 50% cheaper.

As for those who are switching to Samsung devices, my general opinion is that you get what...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 17th, 2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,568
Posted By Oakbridge
They could also produce a <$500 laptop but they...

They could also produce a <$500 laptop but they choose not to to that. The main reason on both fronts is that producing products at low price points results in products that perform like products...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 14th, 2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Oakbridge
While the hobbiests and tinkerers may upgrade RAM...

While the hobbiests and tinkerers may upgrade RAM after they purchase a machine, the reality is that the majority of purchasers never upgrade machines.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 8th, 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,479
Posted By Oakbridge
Just out of curiosity, are you reporting the...

Just out of curiosity, are you reporting the problems to Apple?

They can't fix problems that they don't know about. And even if they do know about the issue, the more information that they have...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,631
Posted By Oakbridge
Great post Chas!

Great post Chas!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,631
Posted By Oakbridge
Based on your logic, if you purchased a book in...

Based on your logic, if you purchased a book in hardcover, you should be 'entitled' to the paperback copy when it is released. Even better, if you had the 8-track, why not just walk into a record...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 22nd, 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Oakbridge
One reason for using refurbme for pricing instead...

One reason for using refurbme for pricing instead of Apple's own refurb site is for comparison of products that aren't currently on Apple's refurb site. Refurbme maintains a history of products.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Oakbridge
Is refurbme using the US price as the comparison?

Is refurbme using the US price as the comparison?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 6th, 2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm sorry but I have to support Apple on this...

I'm sorry but I have to support Apple on this error 53 issue. I don't understand why a company should continue to be responsible for a device to work 100% after you've allowed non-authorized parts go...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 3rd, 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Oakbridge
4 iOS devices, none have the problem you...

4 iOS devices, none have the problem you described. I'd book a Genius Bar appointment.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 30th, 2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm amused by how many people rely on Facebook...

I'm amused by how many people rely on Facebook for their news and information. Not just you Sinc. I've seen the same thing in other places.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 26th, 2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Oakbridge
"Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked...

"Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him."

"He understands."

"Tom, can you get me off the hook? For old times' sake?"

"Can't do it Sally"
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 25th, 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By Oakbridge
I seem to recall that you're not close to an...

I seem to recall that you're not close to an Apple Store. That would have been my first suggestion as they have units set up on display.

Why not call Apple and ask them?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Oakbridge
What on earth do you mean? I believe he is...

What on earth do you mean? I believe he is legitimately attempting to watch programs from the BBC web site...:rolleyes:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,627
Posted By Oakbridge
I had a similar problem. Fortunately I was able...

I had a similar problem. Fortunately I was able to ask some of the recipients to send me the headers of the emails. It wasn't coming from me.

A simple change of my email password solved the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Oakbridge
Part of the problem is that the majority of the...

Part of the problem is that the majority of the live sports streams are in the grey area if not completely illegal. It then stands to reason that anyone who is engaging in this practice really...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 20th, 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,599
Posted By Oakbridge
I know but still couldn't resist bringing it up. ...

I know but still couldn't resist bringing it up.

Perhaps the TV people are telling the web people to mess you up.;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 20th, 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By Oakbridge
Hmmm, possibly Belleville is where all retail...

Hmmm, possibly Belleville is where all retail chains go to die:

https://www.facebook.com/lastsamtherecordman
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 20th, 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,599
Posted By Oakbridge
Am I the only one who sees the irony that it is...

Am I the only one who sees the irony that it is the CBC web site that Sinc is having problems with?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By Oakbridge
My second year of playing hockey in the...

My second year of playing hockey in the mid-sixties was at Long Branch Arena (still there) on 28th Street south of the Lakeshore. On the north side was a Red Barn. Most Saturday mornings it was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By Oakbridge
I think you maybe confusing the salad bar with...

I think you maybe confusing the salad bar with something you got at Mother Tucker's (now Tucker's Marketplace). I don't recall seeing a salad bar at Mother's Pizza although a local franchisee could...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Oakbridge
That's exactly what I see. My guess it certain...

That's exactly what I see. My guess it certain types of ads that are being fed into that space. I know that it is dynamic space, because it often shows ads from sites I've been to recently.

Right...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Oakbridge
Unfortunately I have some business sites that...

Unfortunately I have some business sites that require pop up windows. Pain in the a** but that's the way some small minded web developers work.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By Oakbridge
Brian Alger, a guy from Burlington revived the...

Brian Alger, a guy from Burlington revived the brand about 10 years ago. The trademarks had expired back in 1993.

Alger also revived Mother's Pizza by opening up a location in Hamilton (I think...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Oakbridge
Site Problems

Has anyone else experienced problems with the site on a Mac? A couple of times today a page will load up, but I've got no access to the vertical scroll bars. It appears to be some kind of ad...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Oakbridge
Glen Frey Dead at 67

This has not been a good week...

News from The Associated Press (http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_GLENN_FREY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-01-18-17-33-26)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 18th, 2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By Oakbridge
Price Increases On App Store, iTunes, etc.

Apple Raising App Store Pricing in Canada and Six Other Markets - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2016/01/18/app-store-price-increase-january-2016/)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 16th, 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Oakbridge
Some people like having time displayed at all...

Some people like having time displayed at all times rather than having to click on a button to activate the home screen of an iPhone. Others like having the traditional AM/FM radio and traditional...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 15th, 2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Oakbridge
I bought my other half an iHome clock radio a few...

I bought my other half an iHome clock radio a few years ago. It's been pretty good. I think I got hers at Future Shop but I'm sure BestBuy has them as well. Her's has a 30-pin connector but the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
It's growing on me. One of those things that at...

It's growing on me. One of those things that at first you forget to use so you do things the old fashioned way. But I think slowly I am beginning to use it more.

However right from the beginning...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
Apple has had 4 types of connections in the 15...

Apple has had 4 types of connections in the 15 years since the original iPod was released:

- Firewire connector for the original iPod
- 30-pin connector which was used from the iPod 3rd...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm sure we'll see something similar to the USB-C...

I'm sure we'll see something similar to the USB-C adapters that allow you to plug in both power and USB devices at the same time.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
And all of those functions are available through...

And all of those functions are available through the other jack, which makes the headphone jack redundant. Also all of those functions (except audio in) are available through airplay, eliminating the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 6th, 2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
But why do we still need a jack that has only one...

But why do we still need a jack that has only one function?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 6th, 2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
We're talking about a piece of technology that...

We're talking about a piece of technology that has been in place for over thirty years. You don't think that it might be time for a change.

And I don't have a problem with reducing the number of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 6th, 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,350
Posted By Oakbridge
As I understand it, the only thing preventing the...

As I understand it, the only thing preventing the iPhones from being thinner is the headphone jack.

The size of the headphone jack was also the reason for the rise in popularity of the minijack...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 31st, 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Oakbridge
I must be missing something here. Why not just do...

I must be missing something here. Why not just do a restore from the TimeMachine backup?

It sounds like you are making this much more complicated than it should be.

And if it is an IMAP...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 28th, 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,470
Posted By Oakbridge
Called Fido, after them having to add my old...

Called Fido, after them having to add my old phone's IMEI to my contract (the original purchase two and a half was a huge mess done through Fido), they unlocked the phone for the $50 fee which will...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 28th, 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm not dealing with enterprise. The majority of...

I'm not dealing with enterprise. The majority of my clients are 5-10 employee small businesses.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 27th, 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,470
Posted By Oakbridge
Unlocking an iPhone

What's the latest ways/procedures for unlocking an iPhone? I want to give my old iPhone 5s to my other half. I'm on Fido, she's on Rogers. In the past, I've just called Fido and they have unlocked...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By Oakbridge
I thought that Abrams did a great job,...

I thought that Abrams did a great job, considering the challenge he was faced with. It's not easy to take over someone's 'legacy'. Tim Cook could probably relate. Yet Abrams has done it with both...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By Oakbridge
Hoping that everyone enjoys a safe and happy...

Hoping that everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday season.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 23rd, 2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By Oakbridge
Fido Upgrades at an Apple Store

Can I upgrade my Fido phone at an Apple Store or do I have to go through Fido?

Btw, anyone who is in Fido with Fido dollars, you might want to find a way to cash them in, the local Fido store...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 21st, 2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Oakbridge
I picked up mine this past Wednesday. Managed to...

I picked up mine this past Wednesday. Managed to pick up a pencil and a keyboard.

Mine is a replacement for my 3rd generation iPad which was almost 4 years old. At first I had no interest in the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 15th, 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By Oakbridge
Yoda's dead?!?!?!?:yikes:

Yoda's dead?!?!?!?:yikes:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 14th, 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By Oakbridge
Got our tickets for next week in one of the VIP...

Got our tickets for next week in one of the VIP theatres here in Oakville.

My 56 year old self would love to go back to my 24 year old self (Jedi) and say "you stood in line for 3 hours just to...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Oakbridge
MacKeeper has a Massive Data Leak

MacKeeper Exposes Data on 13 Million Customers - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/14/mackeeper-data-leak/)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 14th, 2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By Oakbridge
Someone is having fun with this: ...

Someone is having fun with this:

https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1095450723819013/?type=3&theater
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 10th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By Oakbridge
Walmart Announces Walmart Pay, their own payment system

Full details here. (http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/walmart-pay-for-ios-android-announcement.1943759/)

Walmart Pay's QR code-based checkout process will involve opening the Walmart app,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 8th, 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Oakbridge
35 Years Ago Tonight

John Lennon was murdered. While I was more of a Paul guy, I developed a much stronger appreciation for Lennon as a writer and musician.

Taken far too young.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Oakbridge
Good Television Ads

I'll give anyone credit if they can make me smile. This one did:

TMATD2qk564
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 29th, 2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,616
Posted By Oakbridge
I've with you on this. When I am watching a...

I've with you on this.

When I am watching a movie, I don't want to notice the technical details. When I am making a purchase, I want the transaction to be as smooth as possible.

I don't have...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 24th, 2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,616
Posted By Oakbridge
The generally accepted number is that Amex is...

The generally accepted number is that Amex is accepted at roughly 85% of the places that accept Visa/MC.

Not "far less" but it's always been known that Amex lags behind with acceptance.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Oakbridge
85% on the Springsteen quiz.

85% on the Springsteen quiz.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Oakbridge
What they said. Some of my clients pay by...

What they said.

Some of my clients pay by PayPal so I usually have funds sitting in my account.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Oakbridge
I wish that Apple would bring PayPal into Canada...

I wish that Apple would bring PayPal into Canada as an accepted form of payment.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
It's a very good thing that many of our distant...

It's a very good thing that many of our distant ancestors didn't feel the same way. For many 'Canadians', life in our country began with a male making the trip over, finding employment, and then...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
I guess I wasn't making my point. I was...

I guess I wasn't making my point. I was commenting that things were done back then without the benefit of instantaneous information being available.

If the authorities wanted and had cause to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
A quarter of a million people wasn't really a...

A quarter of a million people wasn't really a blip. That's roughly 2% of the population at the end of the war. And more came later in the 60's.

As I said, I'm not in favour of just throwing open...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
Something that I have been thinking about this...

Something that I have been thinking about this morning: How would WWII had been different if there had been something like the Internet where the citizens of the world been more informed (and at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
Wow...

Wow...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
Standing up to terrorists, yes. Making jokes...

Standing up to terrorists, yes. Making jokes about his hair and using the "he's just not ready" phase? No. Come on Sinc I expect better from you. While I didn't like Harper or vote for him, I would...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
Your post was not the one that I objected to....

Your post was not the one that I objected to. It's one thing to comment on a statement. It was the obvious plays on the Conservative advertising from the last election that I had an issue with. Fine...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,281
Posted By Oakbridge
Do you really need to turn a very sad world news...

Do you really need to turn a very sad world news event into your own personal bashing?

How much more experience did Harper have when he first became Prime Minister? What I see is that he first...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 10th, 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Oakbridge
Pricing is not on the US site either.

Pricing is not on the US site either.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 2nd, 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Oakbridge
It was something that I always remembered for the...

It was something that I always remembered for the multiple images. Something that I've tried to do myself with slide shows that I've created for friends and family. First with actual slides and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 2nd, 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Oakbridge
It should be noted that ANY operating system is...

It should be noted that ANY operating system is going to be blazing fast when you do a clean install of it on a clean hard drive.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 27th, 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Oakbridge
The adoption had been changed to 30 days over...

The adoption had been changed to 30 days over three years ago. 90 days is an increase.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 27th, 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe that in...

I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe that in the past, AppleCare on current model phones was $99. The change in exchange would make it $129.

I think that they are now offering a lower tier for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 24th, 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Oakbridge
Yes this was reported recently by Mac Rumors....

Yes this was reported recently by Mac Rumors. Same thing is happening in Australia.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Oakbridge
Create a project, link the items that you want to...

Create a project, link the items that you want to link. You've got the option of storing items directly in the database or just storing a link.

No contacts or addresses required.

Just to...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 21st, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,754
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm also looking for a suitable replacement. I'm...

I'm also looking for a suitable replacement. I'm a hobbiest photographer who has also been going back to scan some of the more important slides and negatives from my days shooting film. Also had...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Oakbridge
Why not Daylite?

Why not Daylite?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 17th, 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Oakbridge
Could this have been a jailbroken device?

Could this have been a jailbroken device?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By Oakbridge
I was in Square One today for something else....

I was in Square One today for something else. Decided to take a look at the new keyboard and trackpad. Maybe a look at the iMac as well

No stock. "We hope to have them in by the weekend."

Asked...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,093
Posted By Oakbridge
From the Kodi website: Disclaimer: Kodi does...

From the Kodi website:

Disclaimer: Kodi does not provide any media itself. Users must provide their own content or manually point Kodi to third party online services. The Kodi project does not...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,581
Posted By Oakbridge
Just passing along information. We've been told...

Just passing along information. We've been told by MoneyWorks that the installer for the Golden Master release had a serious bug that would potentially wipe the data of a MoneyWorks server and of a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Oakbridge
I agree. This also sounds very suspicious....

I agree.

This also sounds very suspicious. Two many parts of the story have me raising an eyebrow and I'm not a border guard. We appear to be reading the wife's version of the story (and she...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 22nd, 2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By Oakbridge
I believe the percentage of cord cutters is...

I believe the percentage of cord cutters is greater in the US mainly because the networks, with the exception of NBC (Comcast) are independent of the content providers. This they are more interested...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Oakbridge
From what I've read, these are primarily Chinese...

From what I've read, these are primarily Chinese developers. I know that there are some controls on the use of the Internet in China so the download speed may have been an issue. They also could have...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 15th, 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Oakbridge
The problem with seeking help in an online forum...

The problem with seeking help in an online forum is that we can't see your machine.

Best suggestion? Make a Genius Bar appointment and take the machine in and have them resolve it.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Oakbridge
The September announcement has always been about...

The September announcement has always been about the iOS devices and before that it was the iPods. This is their holiday release announcement folks. These are products that people will want to see...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,863
Posted By Oakbridge
Canadian plans are soooooo expensive!

From 9to5Mac:

"AT&T supports international calling and texting to Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands on its 15GB and 20GB Mobile Share Value plans that it simplified over the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By Oakbridge
With situations like this, I will at some point...

With situations like this, I will at some point begin to ask myself how much more time/effort I would put into this. The user has said that FM is an expensive option, but how much is their time worth...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By Oakbridge
Actually Bento wasn't quite as good as it...

Actually Bento wasn't quite as good as it appeared. Doing any kind of export was next to impossible, especially if it was data that was integrated with the user's contacts data.

I also believe...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By Oakbridge
FileMaker individual licenses....

FileMaker individual licenses. (http://store.filemaker.com/CA/ENG/RTL/product/purchase/)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By Oakbridge
FileMaker is not subscription only. They give the...

FileMaker is not subscription only. They give the user the choice of purchasing the product via a traditional model or by paying annually (aka subscription).

As offered in an earlier post, I'd be...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By Oakbridge
What is it that FileMaker can't get right? ...

What is it that FileMaker can't get right?

I'd be happy to take a look at this for you. Feel free to contact me via email.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25,091
Views: 1,206,579
Posted By Oakbridge
No, it doesn't. It depends on the wealth of the...

No, it doesn't. It depends on the wealth of the people that believe in each party. The combination will deterimine the party who is best financed.

The upper class can be smaller in numbers but...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Oakbridge
Hey, I'll google that for myself. Turns out...

Hey, I'll google that for myself.

Turns out that they are just closed for renovations:

https://www.apple.com/companystore/
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 1st, 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Oakbridge
The Company Store has closed?

While I was reading a MacRumors article about the new campus being built, I stumbled across this:

Apple's current campus included a now-closed store that sold Apple-branded apparel and sundries,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 18th, 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Oakbridge
860 first time. It reminded me of years ago...

860 first time.

It reminded me of years ago when I used to create slide shows for friends and family and put them against a song or two. I'd rehearse the pressing of the advance button to meet up...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Oakbridge
New strip is up: ...

New strip is up:

https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyBreathed/posts/1004028256294594
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Oakbridge
Loved this tweet: I felt a great disturbance...

Loved this tweet:

I felt a great disturbance in the Force. As if a million voices cried out in sudden Joy.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 12th, 2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Oakbridge
His exchanges with 'Gerard' the 'butler' were...

His exchanges with 'Gerard' the 'butler' were wonderful. As was his admiration for Abby's bosom.

Then he would become extremely serious and knowledgable.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 8th, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Oakbridge
What year is your MBA? Or more specifically,...

What year is your MBA?

Or more specifically, what ports do you have?

With my 2012 MBA I have used my two Thunderbolt ports to run two displays. I've also used one Thunderbolt and the HDMI port....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 1st, 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Oakbridge
Just looking at the footage (kids this was shot...

Just looking at the footage (kids this was shot before the use of drones and cameras you can put in your pocket) and it is a reminder that the NFB did some great work.

It also reminds me that I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,702
Posted By Oakbridge
iTunes Radio was probably held up by the very...

iTunes Radio was probably held up by the very confusing licensing agreements that can be in place in various countries. When it was vinyl and then tapes and eventually CDs, it wasn't too big of a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 9th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Oakbridge
I haven't got mine in front of me but can you not...

I haven't got mine in front of me but can you not use the 'Computer' option and attached your ATV to a computer that has your photo library on it?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 8th, 2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Oakbridge
When was the last time you used the 407???? ...

When was the last time you used the 407????

I use it 2-3 times a week on average. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon it can sometimes be a little lighter but never empty. Rush hour? A very steady...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 8th, 2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Oakbridge
Not everything that is built is designed for Joe...

Not everything that is built is designed for Joe & Jo Public. They are not the target customer for this service.

Tourists. Visiting business people. Even local business people who work out of the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 25th, 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Oakbridge
Most I receive have some form of spelling/grammar...

Most I receive have some form of spelling/grammar mistake in them.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 25th, 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Oakbridge
Very Clever Scam!

I received an email from (two fingers on each hand 'quoting') Apple today:

Your order is being processed W443002103

Except I haven't ordered anything...

Not my name on the shipping address,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 25th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Oakbridge
The three things that struck me were: - 2012...

The three things that struck me were:

- 2012
- Blackberry
- wireless carriers were salivating at the chance to snag a piece of the lucrative payments pie

Correct me if I am wrong, but hadn't...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 24th, 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Oakbridge
Apple Pay being available in November in Canada...

Apple Pay being available in November in Canada was reported by the Wall Street Journal a month ago. Mac Rumors reported it (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/04/17/apple-pay-canada-november/).
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Oakbridge
I always saw the opening as a comment on the ever...

I always saw the opening as a comment on the ever changing landscape of Silicon Valley. The way some of the logos changed from the old guard to the new.

BTW, when the Napster ballon pops it's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Oakbridge
Ride For Heart

Each year I do the annual Ride For Heart in support of Heart & Stroke disease.

I've got a personal reason. I lost my younger brother Kevin to heart disease 7 years ago. He was just a couple...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 17th, 2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Oakbridge
Wouldn't it be easier to contact Amazon/Kindle...

Wouldn't it be easier to contact Amazon/Kindle support?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 13th, 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Oakbridge
I wondered about the law suit aspect as well. ...

I wondered about the law suit aspect as well.

This was posted in another forum I belong to:

found this online - Excerpt from the HydroOne Code of Conduct...
Forum: Anything Mac May 11th, 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm with Sinc on this one. I added the Magic...

I'm with Sinc on this one. I added the Magic Trackpad to my iMac after I became so used to using one on my rMBP.

I can't imagine going back.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 11th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By Oakbridge
Back the anger truck up just a little bit! I...

Back the anger truck up just a little bit!

I never once said that an upgrade was "a simple 5 minute process". It's anything but.

Neither did I suggest that I buy a new laptop every 6 months....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 10th, 2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By Oakbridge
Why would you purchase a brand new product and...

Why would you purchase a brand new product and expect that it would work on a machine running an operating system that was replaced 4 years ago?

It's one thing to continue to use an outdated...
Forum: Info Centre May 7th, 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,560
Posted By Oakbridge
It happened to me last night as well. I closed...

It happened to me last night as well. I closed the tab and opened a new browser tab and went back into ehMac and it was normal.

It happened to me once before.

I chalk it up to some kind if...
Forum: Photography Focus May 6th, 2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,145
Posted By Oakbridge
One thing that I remember hearing at a...

One thing that I remember hearing at a presentation was this. If you shoot only jpeg, and at some point there is a disagreement about your ownership of a photo, you don't have much to fall back on....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Oakbridge
Wouldn't those same procedures also bypass a...

Wouldn't those same procedures also bypass a traditional deadbolt lock?

Not sure if we want to go to that level of security without also looking at the other possible entry points (windows, etc.)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Oakbridge
Thanks but I was hoping someone might have a more...

Thanks but I was hoping someone might have a more up to date experience. Or comments from those who installed in 2013 after 2 years of experience with the devices.

2 years is such a long time in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Oakbridge
Keypad or Bluetooth Door Locks

Has anyone tried going to either a front/back door lock that is keypad or one that supports Bluetooth?

We are in the process of replacing both the front and rear doors and are thinking that we...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 31st, 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Oakbridge
Hope that people are also keeping a backup in a...

Hope that people are also keeping a backup in a separate physical location. Prevent against fire, flood, theft.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 29th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Oakbridge
Wendy's Canadian HO was (they moved the HO...

Wendy's Canadian HO was (they moved the HO earlier this month) in a building owned by Tim Hortons (directly across the road from Tim's HO). They had a store in the front of the building that was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 29th, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Views: 2,074
Posted By Oakbridge
You do realize that Wendy's sold off Tim's in...

You do realize that Wendy's sold off Tim's in 2006 and the remained an independent Canadian company until late last year when they were merged with Burger King.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 28th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Oakbridge
Not necessarily. The landscape is littered...

Not necessarily.

The landscape is littered with successful Canadian retailers who travelled down to the 48 states and were anything but successful down there. Canadian Tire is one example. It...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 28th, 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Oakbridge
It's been a while but I seem to recall that each...

It's been a while but I seem to recall that each SQL engine handled special characters differently. You might try declaring the escape character that you are using:

SET ESCAPE '\';
SELECT...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 28th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Oakbridge
I thought so too, but they ran it that way for...

I thought so too, but they ran it that way for over 13 years.

I suspect that today's announcement is not that the two brand experiment failed, but just a way for the parent company to close more...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 28th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Oakbridge
Goodbye Future Shop

The Globe and Mail are reporting (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/future-shop-closes-canadian-stores/article23677084/) that Future Shop stores have been closed immediately. Some...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By Oakbridge
Read this thread...

Read this thread (https://www.ehmac.ca/mac-iphone-ipad-ipod-help-troubleshooting/132497-mind-mapping-software.html) where I responded to the question regarding free vs. paid software.

I commented...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 25th, 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Oakbridge
I agree with your comments about DDG, but I'm...

I agree with your comments about DDG, but I'm sorry but that MS comment just sounds so 1980's.

Microsoft is not the same evil empire it once was. Today I look at it as that 'peaked in high school...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 21st, 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Oakbridge
It's been my opinion that paid apps are, in most...

It's been my opinion that paid apps are, in most cases, better than free apps.

However it is important to determine what the app will be used for and in some respects, how it will be used. For...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By Oakbridge
Take a look at Vonage. Been with them now for 10...

Take a look at Vonage. Been with them now for 10 years. Rarely a problem. Unlimited North America and in many places in the rest of the world.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,076
Posted By Oakbridge
wow this video is certainly making the rounds. I...

wow this video is certainly making the rounds. I originally saw it with a bunch of Leaf themed subtitles.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 14th, 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Oakbridge
Never a problem for me either. So there is...

Never a problem for me either.

So there is probably something unique about your machine. Are you using any form of disk utility other than Apple's? Any other kind of utility application that...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,807
Posted By Oakbridge
There is an adapter available that will have...

There is an adapter available that will have another USB-C port, a USB 3 port and an HDMI port.

Remember that this device is not designed for power users. It's designed for the average road...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 8th, 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Oakbridge
The problem is that it still doesn't provide good...

The problem is that it still doesn't provide good content. Filling a bunch of pages, whether they are digital or print with press release type material is not what I'm looking for.

When the iPad...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 8th, 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By Oakbridge
The lens can be changed in a GoPro to normal or...

The lens can be changed in a GoPro to normal or telephoto.

For me, the main selling feature has to be the ecosystem. The variety of straps, clamps and other attachments make this thing very...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Oakbridge
A link for a freebie 'behind the scenes' iTunes...

A link for a freebie 'behind the scenes' iTunes TV show. (scroll the the bottom of the page and you'll see episode number 103 which is free)
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Oakbridge
Strange that I haven't seen the 'new' layout on...

Strange that I haven't seen the 'new' layout on my iPad. It's still showing the traditional layout.

How do you switch?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Oakbridge
Modern Family: Apple Ecosystem Episode

Just finished watching this week's Modern Family episode. It's the one that is centred around Clare's MacBook screen. Haven't laughed like that in a long time. It was one of the best TV episodes I've...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Oakbridge
I'm on my iPad right now and it's the old...

I'm on my iPad right now and it's the old version.

Hmmm, not sure what I saw earlier.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 26th, 2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Oakbridge
New Layout

Is anyone else seeing a new layout for ehMac?

Not the most intuitive layout. But I like the cleaner aspect of the posts and threads.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 25th, 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Oakbridge
If you were my client, I'd ask you to try to...

If you were my client, I'd ask you to try to calculate the number of 'holdouts' as well as calculate the number of times each has faxed to you in the past year or 6 months or whatever you can...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By Oakbridge
RAM. Load it up.

RAM. Load it up.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 24th, 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Oakbridge
Mr. Jobs would have been 60 today

What a life he had in the short time he was here.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 20th, 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Oakbridge
Direct Mail is another option Direct Mail |...

Direct Mail is another option

Direct Mail | Easy email marketing for your Mac (http://directmailmac.com/)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 13th, 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,033
Posted By Oakbridge
For the time/effort you're spending (or wasting),...

For the time/effort you're spending (or wasting), pay for a site to be designed for you.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 12th, 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Oakbridge
Actually it's even easier. Save it to your...

Actually it's even easier. Save it to your reading list.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 12th, 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Oakbridge
Just a wild stab but have you tried emailing it...

Just a wild stab but have you tried emailing it to yourself as an attachment? Then from within mail, choose to open within Safari.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Oakbridge
While there are many that turn me off, it's more...

While there are many that turn me off, it's more the placement of the ad that annoys me, especially when we see the same ad multiple times within a 30 minute show. I've even seen the same ad repeated...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 11th, 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Oakbridge
:clap: I applaud someone who is smart enough to...

:clap:
I applaud someone who is smart enough to admit this. Far too frequently people attempt to do things to their computers that are way over their abilities.

If you are within distance of an...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 9th, 2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 43,224
Posted By Oakbridge
The Beatles one should have been crossing the...

The Beatles one should have been crossing the road, or getting off the Pan Am plane at JFK, or standing with them and Sullivan.

Which for those of us that want to feel really old, was 51 years ago...
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