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Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By ldphoto
As a telecom engineer, I cringe at the terms ISPs...

As a telecom engineer, I cringe at the terms ISPs use when communicating with the public. in reality, the correct terms are throughput (measured in megabits per second) and monthly data cap...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By ldphoto
I'm not sure it's really lowball. It gave me an...

I'm not sure it's really lowball. It gave me an estimate of over $2900 for my late-2014 27" Retina iMac. It has the BTO 4 Ghz CPU and 4GB graphics with a 1TB fusion drive, but that still seems...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By ldphoto
Perhaps I'm mostly paranoid, but I prefer to shut...

Perhaps I'm mostly paranoid, but I prefer to shut down my MAcBook when not using it out of the house. Having it shut down makes the contents of the bar drive pretty much impossible to read when...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,254
Posted By ldphoto
Wow. Those prices are really high. I was...

Wow. Those prices are really high. I was considering selling my retina iMac (I even listed it here to see if there was interest) and getting one one the new 15" MacBooks to use with an external...
Forum: Mac Desktops Oct 26th, 2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,212
Posted By ldphoto
Top-of-the-line late-2014 27" Retina iMac with 4.0GHz i7 and M295X

After selling my extra Mini, I'm continuing the simplification of my computing arrangements. Running of both an iMac and MacBook is becoming more pain than gain, so I'm going to return to the...
Forum: Mac Desktops Oct 14th, 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,174
Posted By ldphoto
I sold it locally for $800.

I sold it locally for $800.
Forum: Mac Desktops Oct 3rd, 2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,174
Posted By ldphoto
FS: Late-2012 quad-core 2.3 GHz i7 Mac Mini, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD

I've just revamped my home IT infrastructure, and no longer need the Mini I was using as a server.

This is the last quad-core Mini that was made by apple, with the 2.3 GHz i7 processor.

All the...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 28th, 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By ldphoto
Unlocked iPhone 6 Plus, 128GB, Space Grey

I've now transitioned to my Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus, so selling my 6 Plus. Excellent condition, all original boxes and packaging materials included. EarPods, charger and USB cable are unused and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By ldphoto
It would work, but you'd be in a double-dongle...

It would work, but you'd be in a double-dongle world. A lightning-to-3.5mm dongle plugged into one of the sides of the lightning splitter would work, with power connected to the other side of the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By ldphoto
Will the AirPods work with the Apple Watch Series...

Will the AirPods work with the Apple Watch Series 2? Bluetooth earbuds are nice to listed to music stored on the watch without having the phone nearby (I do this while mowing the lawn or other...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 26th, 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By ldphoto
The display quality on the Mini is not as good,...

The display quality on the Mini is not as good, even if they are both Retina. Colours are duller on the mini, and the calibration is not as good as the Air/Air2 and iPhone. While it is smaller, the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 1st, 2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By ldphoto
Does the Iris Pro MBP support 4k @60 Hz? With...

Does the Iris Pro MBP support 4k @60 Hz? With the price of 4k IPS monitors approaching the $500-600 mark, that could be something to consider.
Forum: Anything Mac May 23rd, 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,137
Posted By ldphoto
For most tasks that you'd do on a computer like...

For most tasks that you'd do on a computer like this, I don't find it excessively slow. It's not a MBP, but it's not that bad, since the turbo clock is pretty high. I have Lightroom on mine, and it...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS May 22nd, 2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,569
Posted By ldphoto
iPad Mini 2 128GB WiFi+LTE with keyboard, smart cover & smart case.

For Sale: Space Grey iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad Mini 2) with 128 GB Storage and LTE Cellular.

Also includes:

-Red iPad Mini Smart Case ($90 new)
-Black iPad Mini Smart Cover ($45...
Forum: Anything Mac May 21st, 2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By ldphoto
It's a personal thing; I love it on my MacBook. ...

It's a personal thing; I love it on my MacBook. It took me a minute to get used to it, and it seems very normal now. As I was prepping my 15" for sale, I often found myself pressing down near the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 21st, 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By ldphoto
Actually, the look of the stainless steel version...

Actually, the look of the stainless steel version is significantly different than the aluminum.

That being said, I still think that the more expensive versions are difficult to justify considering...
Forum: Anything Mac May 20th, 2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By ldphoto
I've read it's not possible, but I'd be...

I've read it's not possible, but I'd be interested to know.

As for the why, there are some people that may want the Sport model for actual sports, or activities where the likelihood of damaging...
Forum: Anything Mac May 13th, 2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By ldphoto
Microsoft does the same right now with OneDrive.

Microsoft does the same right now with OneDrive.
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By ldphoto
The first step is to determine which type of...

The first step is to determine which type of mouse user you are: fingertip or palm. (Mouse Grip types (http://www.softpanorama.org/Hardware/Peripherals/High_end_mice/mouse_grip_types.shtml))
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 9th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,084
Posted By ldphoto
As a fraction of the user base, the computers...

As a fraction of the user base, the computers still on 10.6 are a rounding error compared to the computers that are still using XP, especially on the corporate side.
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By ldphoto
Don't expect a loaner laptop... it's likely to be...

Don't expect a loaner laptop... it's likely to be more "sit in front of a workstation in a computer lab to get the simulations done" sort of thing. Again, it might be different for Mechanical, but...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By ldphoto
Here's my view, from someone that had gone...

Here's my view, from someone that had gone through engineering (electrical), and had somewhat kept in touch with how the programs are now from talking with co-op students at my workplace.

1) The...
Forum: Anything Mac May 6th, 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By ldphoto
That's interesting; I'm completely the opposite. ...

That's interesting; I'm completely the opposite. I use photos only for this transitory stuff that I keep for a bit and then purge. It helps keep things in the same place (it avoids the "did I take...
Forum: Anything Mac May 6th, 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,893
Posted By ldphoto
But the display is vastly inferior to the...

But the display is vastly inferior to the Surface. To get a display that is in the same league, you need to look at the new MacBook.
Forum: Anything Mac May 5th, 2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,893
Posted By ldphoto
If your profile location is accurate (Ottawa),...

If your profile location is accurate (Ottawa), there is no reason to not have an unlimited internet connection. TekSavvy offers 15/10 packages for $38, which become unlimited if you add Zap The Cap...
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By ldphoto
I use iTunes Match. I might consider using...

I use iTunes Match. I might consider using Google Music instead, but there are issues with it simply missing some songs in my library. Match works quite well and the price is trivial on an...
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By ldphoto
When I right-click any photo in Mail, I have an...

When I right-click any photo in Mail, I have an option called "Export to Photos". I do not have iPhoto on my Mac, so perhaps that it the reason for the difference.
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,003
Posted By ldphoto
I have to admit, I rarely if ever use the parking...

I have to admit, I rarely if ever use the parking garage at Rideau since I work 4 blocks away and it's an easy walk (or 2 stops further on the bus if the weather is really crappy). Aside from a few...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,003
Posted By ldphoto
I think Bayshore has caught up quite well. You...

I think Bayshore has caught up quite well. You just need to venture a few blocks in to the rental townhouse neighbourhoods.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,003
Posted By ldphoto
This is Ottawa we're talking about; the land of...

This is Ottawa we're talking about; the land of boring reasonable people, where there is no market for 40k watches. When your average mall store is Sears or the Gap, The Bay and Eddie Bauer feel...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,003
Posted By ldphoto
Bayshore''s not super premium, but it does have...

Bayshore''s not super premium, but it does have Eddie Bauer, The Bay, and other nice stores of the sort that you would not find in a mall like Carlingwood or Billings Bridge.

With the likes of...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,003
Posted By ldphoto
I disagree, and stand by my comment from three...

I disagree, and stand by my comment from three years ago. The mall is very nice, especially now that construction is finished. But the neighbourhood is not safe. Brittania-Bayshore had the biggest...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 29th, 2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By ldphoto
No but they need to fix the software problem. If...

No but they need to fix the software problem. If they attempted to fix it repeatedly and failed, you have have a case in small claims court if they will not buy it back or replace it with an working...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 28th, 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By ldphoto
I'm not sure about the size and resolution of...

I'm not sure about the size and resolution of your photos, but opening a batch of 100 photos can be pretty significant, especially if they are RAW files. It sounds generally like you're having more...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 28th, 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By ldphoto
That MacBook Air would be fine for the tasks you...

That MacBook Air would be fine for the tasks you mention. 4GB RAM would be a bit tight though. Be aware that your photos will not look nearly as good on the MacBook Air as on your iPad. The iPad...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By ldphoto
AirPlay uses lossless compression, so there...

AirPlay uses lossless compression, so there should be no discernible degradation in audio quality vs the original source. I use airPlay to stream to an AppleTV connected to a Yamaha receiver, and I...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By ldphoto
Apple has adapters for VGA and HDMI out. The rMB...

Apple has adapters for VGA and HDMI out. The rMB can drive a UHD (3840x2160) monitor/TV at 30Hz over HDMI. DisplayPort adapters should be arriving at some point, but are not available yet. It is...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 24th, 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By ldphoto
Will Apple do anything if it shows no symptoms?

Will Apple do anything if it shows no symptoms?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 24th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By ldphoto
It's a bit scary seeing a lot of these failing. ...

It's a bit scary seeing a lot of these failing. My wife has a 2011 MBP that still works quite well, but she only uses it a few times a month to work on photos (she's an iPad convert for everything...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 24th, 2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By ldphoto
I remember my 12" PB from 2004. At the time, it...

I remember my 12" PB from 2004. At the time, it was a pretty awesome machine. I'm still on the fence about the 12" Macbook. I recently bought a 5K iMac, and my 15" rMBP doesn't see much in terms of...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ldphoto
Can you elaborate on this? Is the problem only...

Can you elaborate on this? Is the problem only happening when an internet connection is present?

It's also interesting that you're getting an error message. OS X generally just shows an icon...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,890
Posted By ldphoto
Who knew: The Late-2011 MBP can drive a 4k monitor

I've been mucking around the office testing out the new 4k support under 10.10.3, and just for fun, I tried plugging my Dell UP2414Q into my wife's Late-2011 MBP.

It turns out that if it's set to...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By ldphoto
Considering there's a fairly major security flaw...

Considering there's a fairly major security flaw that was just fixed in 10.10.3 (and will never be fixed in previous versions), it makes sense to go to Yosemite.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By ldphoto
I thought it was consistent across all states. ...

I thought it was consistent across all states. I've seen in in Texas also (mostly for Mexicans, but it also works if you're flying back to Canada). It's unfortunate that NY does not have something...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By ldphoto
You'd have paid the tax anyways in Canada, and...

You'd have paid the tax anyways in Canada, and there is a process to get a refund for tax paid in the USA, so it's not really an issue. The exchange rate is. And the closest american Apple Store to...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By ldphoto
No MacBook at launch for Canada

It appears that Canada is getting the leftovers of the US launch of the 12" Macbook. In the US, they can be ordered online and ship within a few days. In Canada, they started at 3-4 weeks when the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 8th, 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By ldphoto
Bandwidth is not an issue. Bell and resellers...

Bandwidth is not an issue. Bell and resellers such as TekSavvy have 50 Mpbs within reach of the majority of the population. Rogers now has unlimited 250 Mbps for under $100 (less than their big...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 8th, 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By ldphoto
I disagree. 4K TVs can now be bought at the...

I disagree. 4K TVs can now be bought at the $600-$800 price point, and in major cities, unlimited 50+ Mbps Internet connections are available for a similar cost as a typical cable bill.

1080p is...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 7th, 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 976
Posted By ldphoto
Please remove, no longer for sale.

Please remove, no longer for sale.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 6th, 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By ldphoto
One of my favourite features on Yosemite is being...

One of my favourite features on Yosemite is being able to receive text messages from my iPhone on my Mac, and making calls (via my iPhone) through my Mac without fumbling for the phone.

If those...
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 6th, 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,877
Posted By ldphoto
Mac Mini is sold.

Mac Mini is sold.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By ldphoto
That's the difference between a dollar at 0.91 vs...

That's the difference between a dollar at 0.91 vs 0.78 :(
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By ldphoto
As far as I know, the price increase was across...

As far as I know, the price increase was across most, if not all SKUs. iPhones are up, the 15" rMBP went up a lot and is not a new SKU either, nor is the Mac Pro (which is still up, though not by...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By ldphoto
What's up with Canada/USA pricing?

I'm trying to mkae sense of the pricing between Canad and the USA, and there seems to be a wide discrepancy depending onthe product.

For example, in the USA, the 15" rMBP with nVidia graphics and...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 3rd, 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,106
Posted By ldphoto
You do realize that this ad is six months old :) ...

You do realize that this ad is six months old :)

I'm thinking of swapping my rMBP for a 5K iMac since my requirement for a fast portable machine has somewhat disappeared in my new work. I'll send...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By ldphoto
The radio is the same as the 5s. It supports...

The radio is the same as the 5s. It supports more bands then the 5, and I believe it also supports faster LTE if the netowrk offers it.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By ldphoto
That's probably because someone in your area had...

That's probably because someone in your area had their router configures to use WiFi channels that are not authorizes in Canada, such as Ch. 12 to 14 on 2.4 GHz Wifi.

Those are authorized in most...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By ldphoto
I think those are just SKUs that Apple uses for...

I think those are just SKUs that Apple uses for sales and inventory tracking purposes, and the the language of documentation inside the box. The product inside the box is the same regardless.

The...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 30th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By ldphoto
Although having to download a 1.2 GB compendium...

Although having to download a 1.2 GB compendium af all Epson drivers to make a single printer work seems a bit excessive :)
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 28th, 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,877
Posted By ldphoto
SOLD: Late-2012 Quad-core 2.3 GHz i7 Mac Mini with 240GB SSD

For sale, located in Ottawa:

Late 2012 quad-core Mac Mini, 2.3 GHz. the Mini has the stock 4GB of RAM (2x2GB), but the 1TB 5400RPM HDD has been replaced with a Sandisk Ultra II 240GB SSD.
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By ldphoto
That is essentially what I do, but without using...

That is essentially what I do, but without using WiFi on the Expresses themselves (I'm running 3x3 MIMI 802.11ac access points on my network, which the Expresses cannot do). So an iPhone/iPad will...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By ldphoto
How so exactly?

How so exactly?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 20th, 2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By ldphoto
Depending on what your usage is, this can be...

Depending on what your usage is, this can be avoided entirely by turning off the wireless features and using an AP Express solely for audio distribution. I have a number of older generation express...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,700
Posted By ldphoto
The power adapter for the drive should be able to...

The power adapter for the drive should be able to power the MacBook also. If not, it's not a proper implementation. USB-C power delivery is made to be bidirectional.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By ldphoto
If you sell it on eBay un USD, you can likely get...

If you sell it on eBay un USD, you can likely get the higher end of that range because of the exchange rate. The eBay fees may eat part of the difference though.

I've mostly sold tech and gadgets...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 19th, 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,364
Posted By ldphoto
A 240/256GB SSD isn't super expensive (about...

A 240/256GB SSD isn't super expensive (about $120), and will make a big difference in application start times. The first thing I do in a Mini is to install a SSD, the stock 2.5" discs are quite...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,700
Posted By ldphoto
I'm not sure I understand... a single power...

I'm not sure I understand... a single power supply for the hard drive and laptop would be less cost.

USB-C is also a great connector for a docking station. Currently, with a thunderbolt dock, two...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By ldphoto
I'd say between $400 and $500, depending on how...

I'd say between $400 and $500, depending on how bad the nicks and discolouration is.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,700
Posted By ldphoto
If implemented properly, the drive can pass power...

If implemented properly, the drive can pass power on to the computer and charge it. USB-C is specified for 100W power, in either direction. It could be as simple as daisy chaining:

Power brick...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Jan 12th, 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,169
Posted By ldphoto
iPad Air 128GB WiFi with Smart Cover and AppleCare+

Hello,

I'm selling my iPad Air, 128GB Space Grey with WiFi (no cellular). Purchased on launch day in 2013, includes AppleCare+ until November 2015. A+ condition, no scratches front or back. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 14th, 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By ldphoto
Depending on how open their internal network is,...

Depending on how open their internal network is, you may be able to print a message to them directly on their printer :)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By ldphoto
Does it mater whether it's the 1TB of 3TB fusion?...

Does it mater whether it's the 1TB of 3TB fusion? I'd think that the 3TB would use a larger SSD component, but I may be completely wrong here.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 7th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By ldphoto
My 6Plus 128GB is fine. Had it since the day...

My 6Plus 128GB is fine. Had it since the day after launch and it has never rebooted unexpectedly. I only have 70 apps loaded, but the memory is almost full with photos and videos.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By ldphoto
The Surface is pretty nice, and with the pen...

The Surface is pretty nice, and with the pen input, I'm tempted every few months to try one out with Photoshop. It seems to be well liked. Perhaps I'll try one out next time. The MacBook Air's...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By ldphoto
The Dell UP2414Q is often available <$1000. It...

The Dell UP2414Q is often available <$1000. It is only 24", but it has full AdobeRGB colour gamut, and is not reflective. I use one with my late 2013 rMBP, and it's absolutely stunning and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 5th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By ldphoto
The outgoing SMTP server does not have to be...

The outgoing SMTP server does not have to be different; the reply-to address is what matters. I use Teksavvy's SMTP for all my outgoing messages, and it works fine for me. I don't even use the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,145
Posted By ldphoto
I would think that if the problem is the...

I would think that if the problem is the inverter, the entire display would go dark. I don't think there are multiple inverters per display.

Even with a failed display, that machine could be used...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 4th, 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By ldphoto
True, but why does this only happen with USB...

True, but why does this only happen with USB drives? Drives on the SATA bus do not show a slowdown after encrypting.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By ldphoto
There is nothing in the screenshot that points to...

There is nothing in the screenshot that points to having inserted a CD-R. The .cdr extension is a generic extension that OS X gives to any disk master image.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 3rd, 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By ldphoto
Writing to encrypted USB drives is really slow

In the process of setting up my new Mac Mini server, I'm putting in place external storage on USB 3.0 drives. To date, I've connected two drives:

-A Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0
-A MediaSonic...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 3rd, 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By ldphoto
I can't think of a way to see your password. ...

I can't think of a way to see your password. Your best bet would be to connect it to iTunes, do a full backup, reset the phone and restore your data from the backup.

It's not ideal, but if there...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By ldphoto
I guess it does fit in a Cruze. Doesn't look...

I guess it does fit in a Cruze. Doesn't look very good though in my opinion. Where it gets difficult is when the radio display also co trols climate and other functions.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By ldphoto
Yes, but the value they offer is $112 for a 16GB...

Yes, but the value they offer is $112 for a 16GB WiFi. I sold exactly that model, with original box and charger/cable on Kijiji for $200 a week ago. It's worth selling it privately for that...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By ldphoto
I drive a Checrolet Volt. No real fancy audio,...

I drive a Checrolet Volt. No real fancy audio, but the dashboard just won't accomodate it :...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By ldphoto
They are selling the old models at the new model...

They are selling the old models at the new model prices (see receipt I posted in the thread). The 2.3 quad core used to sell for $799, but is now $749, the same price as the current mid-tier.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 31st, 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By ldphoto
Considering how old the processor is, I doubt...

Considering how old the processor is, I doubt that faster RAM would make an appreciable difference. With most phones and cameras shooting HD (and 4k) now, there is no way a 6-year-old iMac will be...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 31st, 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By ldphoto
The problem is that many, if not most modern cars...

The problem is that many, if not most modern cars can't accommodate a head unit. These cars have display screens, with the actual radio unit deep within the dash. There is no way I could ever change...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By ldphoto
I wonder if they have any in store? I bought one...

I wonder if they have any in store? I bought one last Thursday at the Rideau apple store, at a discount too.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Dual-drive kits are available from multiple...

Dual-drive kits are available from multiple sources. And yes, you need to tear the Mini apart to get at the drives. It can be daunting for a newbie, but it's not that difficult. I've added a 240GB...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
The 2.3QC at $750 is the best value, unless you...

The 2.3QC at $750 is the best value, unless you only do light computing, in which case, dual-core makes sense. The extra $300 for the server model is a ripoff in my opinion.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By ldphoto
That's ridiculous! I'd switch ISPs in a...

That's ridiculous! I'd switch ISPs in a heartbeat if they did this.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 24th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By ldphoto
I actually like the feature for call between the...

I actually like the feature for call between the phones. I can answer all calls on one phone, and it's possible if the call is from the phone I have in hand or the other phone. It's just not...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 24th, 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By ldphoto
It works well, but gets confusing when you have...

It works well, but gets confusing when you have more than one iPhone on the same iCloud account (I have one personal and another business). I get messages coming to my Mac from both, and it's not...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Even better; I found out today when I bought one...

Even better; I found out today when I bought one that Apple stores are selling the previous-gen units for the same price and the new generation. The 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 is now 749$. It only has 4GB...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By ldphoto
But it didn't work with his own SIM either, so...

But it didn't work with his own SIM either, so likely not an account problem. Pit might be an APN issue; that would cause data to fail to work if set incorrectly,
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Apple Stores still have the older generation in...

Apple Stores still have the older generation in stock if you want one.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Do you think a dual-core mini would be sufficient...

Do you think a dual-core mini would be sufficient as a server? I'm currently using a Mid-2010 2.4GHz Core2Duo, which is struggling for a number of tasks. The new minis do have a much better...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
If it's of interest, I called an Apple Store this...

If it's of interest, I called an Apple Store this morning, and they still have stock of the previous generation. I'm considering getting a quad-core to replace my server before they disappear. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 21st, 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By ldphoto
That's interesting. Do you have FileVault...

That's interesting. Do you have FileVault enabled?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 21st, 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By ldphoto
Actually, the answer is "it depends". If you need...

Actually, the answer is "it depends". If you need 60 Hz refresh, you would need the late 2013 or newer rMBP that has Thunderbolt 2. The original Thunderbolt does not have sufficient bandwidth for 4k...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 18th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By ldphoto
Migration Assistant works with many sources. If...

Migration Assistant works with many sources. If you have a Time Machine backup, you can use that. Otherwise, you can use a FireWire cable and the $29 Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter for your new...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 18th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,210
Posted By ldphoto
The 2014 iMac does not have a FireWire port.

The 2014 iMac does not have a FireWire port.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
Perhaps, but they make poor servers :)

Perhaps, but they make poor servers :)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
I still see some now and then on the refurb...

I still see some now and then on the refurb store. There were some earlier today actually. The new model isn't much of an upgrade over the old one. The former entry-level model is close to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,149
Posted By ldphoto
I've been running the GM releases for a few weeks...

I've been running the GM releases for a few weeks and I like them. Dark Mode would be great if it didn't mess up the icons for 3rd party apps in the menu bar. VMWare, Transporter, Hazel and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,343
Posted By ldphoto
I'm also curious about RAM upgradability. I want...

I'm also curious about RAM upgradability. I want to replace my 2010 Mac Mini that I use as a server, but if I can't upgrade RAM, I may go with a previous-gen refurb instead.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,870
Posted By ldphoto
I've never seen a set of delays and diversions...

I've never seen a set of delays and diversions that bad. Just the stop in Korea seems suspect.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By ldphoto
Of more concern is finding out what this WLAN...

Of more concern is finding out what this WLAN network is. My fear is that's it's actually yours, possible a guest network or mis-configuration on your new Rogers modem. Ariell may be your 5 GHz...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,730
Posted By ldphoto
If you bought it unlocked from the Apple Store,...

If you bought it unlocked from the Apple Store, they will accept a return within 14 days regardless of reason.

If you bought it from a carrier, the return policy will depend on your carrier.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 5th, 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,091
Posted By ldphoto
I'm running the GM now, and it installed fine...

I'm running the GM now, and it installed fine over Mavericks. All my applications work fine. I've had one instance of display corruption in a finder window, but that's it.

I had not run any of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 3rd, 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By ldphoto
At $200, the 128GB StorEdge costs as much as the...

At $200, the 128GB StorEdge costs as much as the upgrade from 128GB to 256GB of internal storage; why not get the extra storage built-in?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By ldphoto
One difference is that with OEM, you will not get...

One difference is that with OEM, you will not get any free support from Microsoft. That may or may not be an issue.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 29th, 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By ldphoto
By the way, it doesn't matter if you choose...

By the way, it doesn't matter if you choose Device Only or With Contract, when reserving. It's the exact same hardware, and they'll sell it to you either way when you get to the store. I think the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 26th, 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By ldphoto
Updated my 6+, no problems. WiFi performance is...

Updated my 6+, no problems. WiFi performance is still rather weak, and it takes a long time to refresh the list of available APs.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ldphoto
I disagree. We're talking about a phone here,...

I disagree. We're talking about a phone here, not the necessities of life. If there is money to be made, it's their prerogative to do so. It's a wonder Apple hasn't found a way to cash in on this...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 24th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ldphoto
Hey, that's what free market capitalism is about....

Hey, that's what free market capitalism is about. The fact that there are so many lines just indicated that Apple isn't charging enough for the devices. Perhaps they need to charge an extra $500...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 24th, 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By ldphoto
That's rather annoying. I think I had actually...

That's rather annoying. I think I had actually paid for the iOS version of iPhoto many years ago.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,013
Posted By ldphoto
I suspect this doesn't affect just one phone, but...

I suspect this doesn't affect just one phone, but likely an entire container that was involved in a bigger incident (fell off a loader coming off a plane, truck involved in an accident, etc.). those...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By ldphoto
I recently bought a Transporter (Your Own...

I recently bought a Transporter (Your Own Unlimited Private Cloud for $99. No Monthly Fees. | Transporter (http://www.filetransporter.com/)) and I'm not looking back. The best cloud is the one I own.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By ldphoto
I picked up my reserved 6 Plus 10 minutes before...

I picked up my reserved 6 Plus 10 minutes before closing at Rideau Centre, and was in and out in 5 minutes flat. The size is perfect for reading while on a bus, and I absolutely love landscape mode....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ldphoto
Actually, both Rideau and Bayshore have all...

Actually, both Rideau and Bayshore have all colours and capacities of iPhone 6 available to reserve for today. It seems that the 6 Plus is only available in Space Gray. I managed to reserve one for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Perhaps; I'm just wondering if he's found a more...

Perhaps; I'm just wondering if he's found a more convenient place to buy. Carriers will generally not unlock a phone in the first 90 days after a sale though, which is useless if I want to use my...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ldphoto
I was in line at 5:50AM at rideau this morning. ...

I was in line at 5:50AM at rideau this morning. About the 200th. I was expecting as we were told at about 6:30AM, that store staff would come down the list to "hand out" the digital reservation...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Did they have unlocked units at your regular spot?

Did they have unlocked units at your regular spot?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Ottawa Rideau was a complete boondogle. I...

Ottawa Rideau was a complete boondogle. I arrived at about 5:50AM and was around 200th in line. Apple store staff came out at 6:30, and said that they were starting to hand out the electronic...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By ldphoto
Square is the name of the company, Register is...

Square is the name of the company, Register is the name of the app. They changed the name a while back, once they added functionality to track inventory and non-credit payments. In that sense, it's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By ldphoto
I think it's not possible.

I think it's not possible.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By ldphoto
I guess Toronto is sufficiently self-important to...

I guess Toronto is sufficiently self-important to have its own thread :lmao:
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Wow, 9PM is pretty hardcore for Ottawa :)

Wow, 9PM is pretty hardcore for Ottawa :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
I'll probably arrive at about the same time. I'm...

I'll probably arrive at about the same time. I'm interested in the Plus to be able to read on the bus without having to pull out the iPad, which is too large. Landscape mode and the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,592
Posted By ldphoto
I'm planning on taking the first bus in to...

I'm planning on taking the first bus in to Rideau, then walking to work downtown afterwards. No parking hassles at all, but I'm not sure if the first bus in will be early enough to get the model I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
I'm probably going to go to Rideau. I'm looking...

I'm probably going to go to Rideau. I'm looking for a 6+ unlocked (still not sure between Gold or Grey, 64 or 128). I'm better off keeping my 2-year-old Virgin Mobile plan then getting a subsidized...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,592
Posted By ldphoto
I might, but probably not overnight. I'll take...

I might, but probably not overnight. I'll take my chances arriving early morning. Which store were you going to?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Possibly... Winnipeg is a smaller city, with...

Possibly... Winnipeg is a smaller city, with lower median income, so there may be less demand.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,470
Posted By ldphoto
I've found that Rogers is better to work with,...

I've found that Rogers is better to work with, but Bell has better network coverage. Same goes for internet. Bell DSL has been more reliable and stable than Rogers cable. For internet, I get DSL...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
When the 5 came out, many models were no longer...

When the 5 came out, many models were no longer available when I showed up at 7:15AM...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,342
Posted By ldphoto
The 5s was $719 at launch for a 16GB model. The...

The 5s was $719 at launch for a 16GB model. The 6 is $749, so the increase is $30, not $100. That difference can be attributed to a 4% decrease in the CAD/USD exchange rate in the last year.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By ldphoto
Yes, the adapter works with the camera kit.

Yes, the adapter works with the camera kit.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By ldphoto
I'll have to see what it looks like... I wear a...

I'll have to see what it looks like... I wear a watch more as an accessory. It'll have to look pretty good to replace my Tag Heuer on a daily basis.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,342
Posted By ldphoto
I'm willing to give the 6+ a try. I usually keep...

I'm willing to give the 6+ a try. I usually keep my phone is a suit/jacket/coat pocket, so I'm not too worried about pocketability. The OIS camera is a big plus that finally makes the iPhone usable...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By ldphoto
I generally don't answer unknown numbers, but...

I generally don't answer unknown numbers, but when I do, I answer in French, and refuse to speak English. They generally don't call back.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
I've also ordered a 6+ online. Arrival is slated...

I've also ordered a 6+ online. Arrival is slated for mid-October. I may try to get one at the Rideau Apple Store in Ottawa at launch and cancel my online order if I manage to score one.

I work...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,163
Posted By ldphoto
Apple Store (online or retail) is pretty much...

Apple Store (online or retail) is pretty much your only option for an unlocked model.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 31st, 2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,655
Posted By ldphoto
Indeed, that is what happens. It also causes my...

Indeed, that is what happens. It also causes my phone to automatically connect to the WiFi in Starbucks because it used it on my MBP a few times. This essentially cuts off data on my phone while in...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 30th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,655
Posted By ldphoto
The point is that I don't want to completely turn...

The point is that I don't want to completely turn off iCloud Keychain. I like having passwords remembered across devices. And if you look at the iOS devices in my signature, they all support 802.11...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 30th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,655
Posted By ldphoto
Can I stop iCloud Keychain from sharing WiFi Networks and passwords?

Hello,

Does anyone know if there is a way that I can stop WiFi network SSIDs and credentials from being shared between devices (especially between OSX and iOS)?

My MBP supports 802.11ac, and is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 25th, 2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By ldphoto
Or the lightning to camera adapter cable.

Or the lightning to camera adapter cable.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 22nd, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By ldphoto
That is correct about Wind. Only a 5...

That is correct about Wind. Only a 5 manufactured after April or a 5c or 5s will work.

Also, Wind has no coverage in Quebec outside of Gatineau. What you're seeing on the map is their partner...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 22nd, 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By ldphoto
I'm not saying this applies to most people, but...

I'm not saying this applies to most people, but for some like Keebler and me, it's a problem. I don't need a side by side comparison to tell the difference. If I look at one of my photos that I've...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 21st, 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By ldphoto
Here are my views: -iPad 2: forget about it,...

Here are my views:

-iPad 2: forget about it, there's no point in spending $400 for an underpowered device without Retina

-iPad Mini: OK choice at $299 for basic tasks like email. For $100, the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By ldphoto
when I saw your post, I immediately thought of...

when I saw your post, I immediately thought of the Acre Iconia Laptop from a few years ago:

http://static.clickbd.com/global/classified/item_img/813289_2_original.jpg

The concept was...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By ldphoto
Cool. gfxCardStatus worked for what I needed. ...

Cool. gfxCardStatus worked for what I needed.

Perhaps I'll try Hype, seems to have lots of potential. From the looks of it, it's more for animations than full web pages, but I guess that there...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By ldphoto
Does anyone still use iWeb? (and why does it need the high-performance GPU)

Despite it being discontinued for a while, I still like to use iWeb to create simple web pages. I installed it on my new MBP last night from the boxed iWork 09 installer, and I noticed that it...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 18th, 2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By ldphoto
Still available..

Still available..
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 18th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By ldphoto
The reason for turning off WiFi was simply so...

The reason for turning off WiFi was simply so that you could see whether you were on LTE or 3G.

Most Canadian carriers use the 850 MHz band for 3G (perhaps some are in the 1900 still), which has...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 15th, 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,864
Posted By ldphoto
I decided to stick to my Air. With the Retina...

I decided to stick to my Air. With the Retina mini slightly heavier than the original and the the Air so much lighter than the old iPad, the weight difference between the two isn't what it used to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 14th, 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,864
Posted By ldphoto
I bought the Air on launch day, and I'm wondering...

I bought the Air on launch day, and I'm wondering if I should return it and exchange it for a Mini. I love the Air, but extra portability is certainly appealing.

I type on my iPad with both hands...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ldphoto
I remember an old Mac SE in that has be dropped a...

I remember an old Mac SE in that has be dropped a few inched to free the bearings in the drive before it would start up :)

That being said, I've only had two drives completely fail on me, and I've...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 13th, 2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By ldphoto
Anybody interested at $600?

Anybody interested at $600?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 13th, 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,864
Posted By ldphoto
I think you need to reserve one online before you...

I think you need to reserve one online before you go: https://ireserve.apple.com/CA/en_CA/reserve/iPad/productReservation

Seems like Waterloo only has up to the 64GB Wi-Fi available. In fact, I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,864
Posted By ldphoto
If you use Aeroplan rewards to actually fly...

If you use Aeroplan rewards to actually fly somewhere, it's a very decent program. I've been to Hawaii twice, Arizona, Vancouver 3 times, and will be headed to the US Virgin Islands early next year....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 11th, 2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By ldphoto
If in the United States, T-Mobile has an...

If in the United States, T-Mobile has an unlimited voice/talk/text plan for $3/day. Just put some money in the balance, and every day you use it, they deduct 3$. If you don't use it, it costs...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 11th, 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By ldphoto
He probably has a good backup :)

He probably has a good backup :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 11th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By ldphoto
I love mine. It's great to read magazines. The...

I love mine. It's great to read magazines. The screen is large enough to show the content well, and it's still light enough to not be a strain to hold.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 11th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By ldphoto
Available now: Refurbished Mac mini 2.5GHz...

Available now: Refurbished Mac mini 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 - Apple Store (Canada) (http://store.apple.com/ca/product/FD387LL/A/refurbished-mac-mini-25ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 11th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By ldphoto
This makes me wonder... if they can seal a drive...

This makes me wonder... if they can seal a drive to the point where Helium will not escape (which is not easy, since Helium will eventually permeate through most materials), why not just create a...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 9th, 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By ldphoto
Mid-2011 Mini, i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB RAM, 6630M, Fusion Drive

2011 Mac Mini for sale

-2.5 GHz Dual-core i5 CPU
-8GB RAM
-AMD Radeon 6630M graphics
-Upgraded to dual drives: Intel 520 180GB SSD + WD 750GB HDD (Caviar Blue). Currently configured as a...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By ldphoto
Unless you were able to get this Mini at a really...

Unless you were able to get this Mini at a really good price (<$350, I'd say), I'd return it.

The 2.3 GHz i5 is a 2011 model., which means that it does not have USB 3.0, and possibly only has 2GB...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 9th, 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By ldphoto
While completely off-topic, has anyone else...

While completely off-topic, has anyone else noticed that only in Canada do we commonly measure distance in hours :)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,188
Posted By ldphoto
I've had no problems at all doing an upgrade on...

I've had no problems at all doing an upgrade on my 2011 mini. And that's even with a custom user-config Fusion drive that I made under 10.8.3.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By ldphoto
I'm agree that the price is a bit out there. The...

I'm agree that the price is a bit out there. The 4-core Xeon CPU costs $294 from Intel. The D300 GPUs are based on the AMD 7870 architecture. The FirePro W7000, which is twice the RAM, costs about...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 5th, 2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By ldphoto
While drastic, a full restore from Backup in...

While drastic, a full restore from Backup in iTunes would most likely solve this.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 5th, 2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By ldphoto
Just to add, I'm pretty sure you need to connect...

Just to add, I'm pretty sure you need to connect the phone to iTunes before you will see the message.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 4th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By ldphoto
There were a number of CRTs in the early 2000s...

There were a number of CRTs in the early 2000s that supported 1080i and 720p HD. Those have component input. Some even had DVI input.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 3rd, 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By ldphoto
I had connected a 1st gen aTV to a Samsung 24"...

I had connected a 1st gen aTV to a Samsung 24" CRT from 2003. The TV needs to have component video jacks (sometimes specifically labelled DVD or YcBcR). These jacks are often red, green and blue, ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By ldphoto
I showed up at the Bayshore store at 7:45 this...

I showed up at the Bayshore store at 7:45 this morning on my way to work. There were about 30 people ahead of me. I was in the store by 8:10 and out by 8:25. supply didn't seem to be an issue.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 31st, 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By ldphoto
iPad Air has as much processing power as 2010 MAcBook Air!

I was looking at Geekbench 3 results posted for the new iPad Air. Results seem to be in the 1400 range for multi-core processing.

Having had a 2010 11" MacBook Air in the past, I remembered that...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 31st, 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By ldphoto
Asus also has the RT-AC66U and RT-AC68U for...

Asus also has the RT-AC66U and RT-AC68U for 802.11ac support. I have both and they are some of the best routers I've ever used in terms of performance and stability. The RT-AC68U has a few extra...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,169
Posted By ldphoto
I'd love to find of of those just for fun. I...

I'd love to find of of those just for fun. I remember seeing them at the computer shop in University and always liked the Key Lime. I still have a green iMac, which is almost the same shade, and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,169
Posted By ldphoto
I have an 14" iBook G4 in the house that I lend...

I have an 14" iBook G4 in the house that I lend to guests that want to check email or Facebook. It's useless for most anything else, but it still works, and it's over 9 years old now.

I'm more of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,240
Posted By ldphoto
I have a WD Thunderbolt Duo drive and a WD...

I have a WD Thunderbolt Duo drive and a WD MyPassport drive connected at this time, with no issues. I did use the WD software to format the RAID0 array of the Duo, but removed it immediately...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By ldphoto
Isn't the whole point of Lightroom to work with...

Isn't the whole point of Lightroom to work with RAW images? Most of the develop tools don't work very well on JPEGs, and the whole workflow is based on RAW file input.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 29th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By ldphoto
iTunes Match works over Lightning interface in iOS7!

I'm not sure if this affects many people, but I was quite happy to see that iTunes match now works over the lightning cable connected to my car.

With iOS6, connecting the phone to the car only...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 29th, 2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By ldphoto
Apple Stores will open at 8AM on Friday. I'm...

Apple Stores will open at 8AM on Friday. I'm looking to pick one up that morning since the Bayshore store in on my way there. I hope the lines are not too long/slow, because I need to be at work by...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By ldphoto
Regardless of whether Lion will run, Lightroom...

Regardless of whether Lion will run, Lightroom itself will be very slow an unresponsive on that black MacBook. Not to mention that the display is not great at rendering colours accurately (although I...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By ldphoto
I thought the same, until my wife and I took...

I thought the same, until my wife and I took 200GB worth of photos and videos on a 3-week trip.

At home, I have an external disk, and the Lightroom 5 Smart Previews means I have access to my...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By ldphoto
The Bell Fibe service is also available through...

The Bell Fibe service is also available through TekSavvy at lower prices with higher caps. I have the 50/10 package, and despite bing in a subdivision built in 1983, I actually get 50/10. The...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,408
Posted By ldphoto
I upgraded my home server this afternoon. It's a...

I upgraded my home server this afternoon. It's a 2010 Mac Mini (2.4 GHz C2D) with 8GB RAM. No problems at all. It's just as fast as it was under 10.8.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 26th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By ldphoto
You obviously didn't read the decryption :) It's...

You obviously didn't read the decryption :) It's The Onion after all...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 23rd, 2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By ldphoto
The Chronos Deluxs is still a pretty good SSD. I...

The Chronos Deluxs is still a pretty good SSD. I don't think the Optibay in the MBP supports 6GBps SATA, so chances are you'll never see a difference.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,431
Posted By ldphoto
I have no problems to report here on an Epson...

I have no problems to report here on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and a Stylus Photo R2000.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,696
Posted By ldphoto
The iPad Air is a shoe-in for me. I loved the...

The iPad Air is a shoe-in for me. I loved the size of the iPad 3 display, but I always found it to heavy to read comfortably. This is the best of both worlds. I will most likely pick one up on Nov...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By ldphoto
Within the span of a few months in 2012, my wife...

Within the span of a few months in 2012, my wife got a MBP and and iPad 2. She uses the iPad for more than the MBP. All email, web and connectivity goes through the iPad. The MBP rarely leaves the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 21st, 2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By ldphoto
I use the same T-Mobile prepaid. How long it...

I use the same T-Mobile prepaid. How long it lasts depends on how much you top it up with. Typical is 3 months, but I think if you put 100$ or more, it lasts a year. If you add more to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,393
Posted By ldphoto
Is your 3TB drive a Fusion drive? I've read of...

Is your 3TB drive a Fusion drive? I've read of problems with BootCamp on Fusion drives.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 20th, 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By ldphoto
Just a note: The setup proposed above may...

Just a note:

The setup proposed above may cause you to double-NAT, which can cause problems with certain online games or VPN software. If that indeed becomes a problem, one solution is to let the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 19th, 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By ldphoto
It's not the update that happens automatically,...

It's not the update that happens automatically, it's just the download. The installer just site there until you decide to run it. If you never upgrade, it just keeps on wasting space.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 14th, 2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By ldphoto
The screenshot looks fine to me. but then again,...

The screenshot looks fine to me. but then again, if the problem was also in the screenshot, it would be a graphics issue, not a monitor issue.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 8th, 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,847
Posted By ldphoto
That's true, but those niche apps are key for me....

That's true, but those niche apps are key for me. I am curious about the alternative to Square (although I do not have a WP8 phone anymore). Has square opened up their API for 3rd party developers,...
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