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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 27th, 2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 31,395
Posted By planders
Surely at least one other person must've actually...

Surely at least one other person must've actually received theirs? Or perhaps it's because FedEx uses a regional subcontractor for my town--maybe they were supposed to hold onto it til tomorrow?
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 27th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 31,395
Posted By planders
It's syncing for the first time now. Lots of apps...

It's syncing for the first time now. Lots of apps to install, as I've been browsing for a while now! Only glitch: since I didn't order a SIM card (no 3G service here until the fall) iTunes got stuck...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 27th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 31,395
Posted By planders
Haileybury, half way between North Bay and...

Haileybury, half way between North Bay and Timmins.

Getting it fired up now... :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 27th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 31,395
Posted By planders
Woo hoo, my 64 GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G just showed up,...

Woo hoo, my 64 GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G just showed up, as I was about to give up until tomorrow! FedEx tracking site says it's sitting in Mississauga. How good for me up here in Northern Ontario!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 30th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By planders
The 32-bit reference simply means that the...

The 32-bit reference simply means that the display tells your graphics driver that it can accept 32-bit image data (I think that's usually 8 bits each for red, green, blue, and a further 8 for alpha...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 11th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By planders
Just telling it like it is in my neck of the...

Just telling it like it is in my neck of the woods. Yours may be different. But all the accountants I know around here detest QuickBooks for its loose approach to accounting standards, and the fact...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 10th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By planders
I don't know, every accountant I've spoken to...

I don't know, every accountant I've spoken to absolutely detests QuickBooks and wishes their clients would use something else. I've recently bought AccountEdge after confirming that it can readily...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 8th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,088
Posted By planders
Oh, a warning about my BBEdit trick: when you...

Oh, a warning about my BBEdit trick: when you drag and drop, that nice formatted list will also reveal the contents of bundles, so it might give you way more detail than you're looking for. Still, it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 8th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,088
Posted By planders
That's one of those "so obvious I'd never think...

That's one of those "so obvious I'd never think to try it" things.

Now that I HAVE tried it, I discovered that BBEdit (and, presumably, its free sibling TextWrangler) will let you simply drag and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 2nd, 2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By planders
Purolator just dropped off mine a short while...

Purolator just dropped off mine a short while ago. Since I prefer an ambidextrous mouse I've actually been fond of my Mighty Mice, but this design is very promising. The few gestures currently...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 14th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,657
Posted By planders
Heh. If it's a shiny and high forehead it might...

Heh. If it's a shiny and high forehead it might look like me.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,657
Posted By planders
Also, it's probably worth noting that the iMac's...

Also, it's probably worth noting that the iMac's chin actually makes its screen a bit too high for me. The Cinema Display is at the perfect height on my desk. So I'd take a lower iMac over a higher...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,657
Posted By planders
I found the colour temperatures of the two to be...

I found the colour temperatures of the two to be noticeably different under Leopard, even after Spyder2Pro calibration; whites on the iMac are "bluer" than the Cinema Display. However, having gone...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,657
Posted By planders
Here's my setup: ...

Here's my setup:

http://web.me.com/peterlanders/filechute/IMG_0131.jpg

The screen alignment is simply not an issue as either screen is big enough to fill your field of view when in...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,077
Posted By planders
I see no reason why it wouldn't work in Boot...

I see no reason why it wouldn't work in Boot Camp, since your Mac is a true Windows PC when running that way. Unless there's an incompatibility with the video card or something else, but I haven't...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By planders
Are your photos in JPEG format? I'm guessing they...

Are your photos in JPEG format? I'm guessing they are. If so, they're already compressed as well as they can be and sticking them in a zip file won't improve things much if at all.

There are some...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 12th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By planders
It was an exceptionally smooth and clean...

It was an exceptionally smooth and clean experience on both my computers. It's the first time I tried an upgrade and I was very satisfied. As others have said, just be sure to have everything updated...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 12th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,118
Posted By planders
What happens when you try to view a PDF in...

What happens when you try to view a PDF in Safari? Does it fail, or does it use the Apple PDF viewer plugin?

There are some Adobe issues with Snow Leopard (for starters, Safari on SL is 64-bit...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,489
Posted By planders
QuickTime Pro is no more. That said, if you have...

QuickTime Pro is no more. That said, if you have a QT Pro 7 license and upgrade to SL, QT Player 7 will be installed (or moved to your Utilities folder) and continues to work.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,610
Posted By planders
Now that you mention it, I think he's actually...

Now that you mention it, I think he's actually got the price for an upgraded CPU as well ($1749 instead of $1399). Taxes included, that might approximate his estimate. You're right, the Apple RAM...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By planders
Connect 360 just sends the data to your 360, it's...

Connect 360 just sends the data to your 360, it's up to the 360 to decode and play the video. So the video needs to be in a format understood by the 360, which I'm pretty sure doesn't handle MKV. So...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,610
Posted By planders
1) Lots of under-the-hood refinements that really...

1) Lots of under-the-hood refinements that really do make an already fast system faster. Reduces disk space used by OS dramatically. Lots of little tweaks to the user experience that, while not all...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,692
Posted By planders
Most definitely NOT! They represented about 95%...

Most definitely NOT! They represented about 95% of my work when I was a self-employed PC consultant, and are the main reason I stopped that line of work for a "real" job. For a while I joked about...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,692
Posted By planders
What do you mean? I haven't run across a single...

What do you mean? I haven't run across a single nasty in ages. Maybe I'm surfing the wrong sites? :) That's on my OWN unshared-with-others PCs, not clients' computers, of course. I'm sick of cleaning...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 4th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,692
Posted By planders
For me, the whole Mac vs. Windows debate comes...

For me, the whole Mac vs. Windows debate comes down to demographics.

Somewhere along the line, Microsoft decided that they weren't interested in power users any more; they decided that the real...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By planders
DataViz (http://www.dataviz.com) are indeed still...

DataViz (http://www.dataviz.com) are indeed still around, along with their app MacLinkPlus which will handle just about any ancient format. Shame the app itself is pretty un-Mac-like, but it gets the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 30th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By planders
There's no guarantee that CS will work on Leopard...

There's no guarantee that CS will work on Leopard (only CS3 and newer are certified for it), so you'd be taking a chance.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By planders
FYI got him set up. Freehand was definitely the...

FYI got him set up. Freehand was definitely the troublesome component, had to go all the way back to Illustrator 8 EPS format.

A file format is only dead when it's no longer being used, and I see...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 21st, 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By planders
You missed the bit where he said he needs a...

You missed the bit where he said he needs a VECTOR format. EPS and AI files are hardly obsolete--they're industry standards, it's just that Corel can output so many different variations of these...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 21st, 2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By planders
CDR supports exporting in a multitude of...

CDR supports exporting in a multitude of Mac-compatible formats, but the list varies depending on the software version. It's a shame that Adobe chooses not to support anything other than their own...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 21st, 2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By planders
As long as they're doing it the Apple-approved...

As long as they're doing it the Apple-approved way, by parsing the iTunes library XML file, there isn't an issue. Palm cheated by making the Pre mimic an iPod instead of writing their own sync...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 20th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,496
Posted By planders
I'd like the touch to basically be an iPhone...

I'd like the touch to basically be an iPhone without the phone part. With so many neat apps using the GPS function, it would be nice to see that included, but that's probably not in the cards...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 20th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,038
Posted By planders
Yes, that sounds just like the issue I used to...

Yes, that sounds just like the issue I used to occasionally experience with WorldClient (other webmail app). So it's probably an issue with the server. When it happens, just delete the unwanted file...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By planders
Toast Titanium Pro (which includes an HD plugin)...

Toast Titanium Pro (which includes an HD plugin) will happily burn Blu-Ray format video onto standard DVDs. I've done this with video from an AVCHD camcorder as an experiment. It doesn't take any...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 19th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,038
Posted By planders
So where is the mysterious file "reappearing"?...

So where is the mysterious file "reappearing"? Does it show up in your Downloads folder?

The mail server I used to manage for my employer prior to our being acquired used a similar .dll file as...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 19th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,038
Posted By planders
How are you accessing that email account?...

How are you accessing that email account? owaauth.dll is a library file related to the webmail service (Outlook Web Access--OWA) on an MS Exchange server. It shouldn't exist on your Mac at all, more...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 15th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By planders
Your solution is probably the correct one. Unless...

Your solution is probably the correct one. Unless your car's CD player specifically supports other formats, CD Audio is all that will work. You'll need to check the car's manual. Also note that MP3...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 9th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By planders
Yes, because the 90 meg file size represents...

Yes, because the 90 meg file size represents compressed audio data, but when burned to a CD it has to be transcoded to standard CD audio bit rates and the usual 80 minute CD capacity applies. The 700...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 2nd, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By planders
ScreenFlow...

ScreenFlow (http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm) will do it for you all at once. Captures the desktop, video from iSight, computer audio, and microphone input.

The shot of you is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 2nd, 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By planders
Sounds like it might be worth getting it checked...

Sounds like it might be worth getting it checked out, then. Either the drive itself, the power supply, or something on the logic board may be failing.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 1st, 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By planders
Now that being said, I did recently have to go...

Now that being said, I did recently have to go through a drive replacement as well (it would just disappear from the system altogether, intermittently) but this power-up sound behaviour still exists...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 1st, 2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By planders
Just how continuous is continuous? Does it only...

Just how continuous is continuous? Does it only do the "reset" sound when you launch a program that will be using/querying the drive (Toast, the Disc Burning page in System Profiler, etc.) or is it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 29th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By planders
My understanding, and I can't remember where I...

My understanding, and I can't remember where I read it, is that you only need to pay the fee once and you can upgrade any devices you have.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,398
Posted By planders
I used a 23" Cinema Display as primary on a PC....

I used a 23" Cinema Display as primary on a PC. For the first year or so I had a Matrox video card, and until a firmware update was issued the Cinema Display wouldn't support the mode used for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 20th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,103
Posted By planders
My advice would be to take it slow if you're...

My advice would be to take it slow if you're completely new to the Mac world. Don't go cluttering it up with all kinds of stuff that you may not need. Out of the box your MBP can do a lot more useful...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 9th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By planders
Incidentally, it appears to work with: -...

Incidentally, it appears to work with:

- Text links highlighted and dragged from documents or emails
- Web link alias icons in your file system
- URLs dragged from the address bar of a browser...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 9th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By planders
Not sure where else you'd drag them from? ...

Not sure where else you'd drag them from?

That said, the edit screen is definitely something well-suited to a dual display system, or at least a nice big hi-res screen.

Myself, I don't see much...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 9th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By planders
Just tried it. Drag an URL from an email or some...

Just tried it. Drag an URL from an email or some other source onto the edit screen. The thumbnails move to make room. It also works for dragging links from another Safari window. Doesn't appear to be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 8th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,735
Posted By planders
No, but it does have to be for the same model and...

No, but it does have to be for the same model and release of your Mac.

Shift isn't necessary, just the letter C. And if the boot volume is not defined, safe boot probably won't work. Didn't on the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 8th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,735
Posted By planders
Not sure it'll apply in your case but I had to...

Not sure it'll apply in your case but I had to help someone else with the same problem, turned out the system boot volume had somehow been deselected. If you can boot from your original OS X install...
Forum: Anything Mac May 26th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By planders
Apple adds a sticker to the box indicating that...

Apple adds a sticker to the box indicating that it's a family pack; it should also appear on the bar code sticker on the bottom of the box, though I don't have one handy to verify.
Forum: Anything Mac May 26th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By planders
Sometimes black text renders as dark gray (or...

Sometimes black text renders as dark gray (or "speckled" as you describe it) if the PDF is of a document created in CMYK colour space instead of RGB. I've run into the same problem with PDFs in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 6th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,154
Posted By planders
It's not the size of the app, it's the...

It's not the size of the app, it's the capability/complexity vs. size of the target market that determines the price. I'm a theatre tech guy and that $99 Luminair app was a dream come true. Even...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,820
Posted By planders
VMware is $80, plus you need a full copy of...

VMware is $80, plus you need a full copy of Windows (as you would with Boot Camp). Installation is extremely simple, it does a one-step installation for XP. Just give it your name and serial number...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,596
Posted By planders
GST and PST are charged, as shown on your receipt.

GST and PST are charged, as shown on your receipt.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 11th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,638
Posted By planders
Gaahhh! Just clicked the 'Check for Update'...

Gaahhh!

Just clicked the 'Check for Update' button and it claimed to find the 2.0 upgrade, and offered a 'Learn More' button to proceed. Clicked it and it said the iTunes Store was unable to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 11th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By planders
The latest MyBook Studio Editions (including the...

The latest MyBook Studio Editions (including the 2TB one that I've got) are indeed fanless and extremely quiet. Runs cool, too, thanks to the low power consumption "green" drives they're using....
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By planders
It's a seriously annoying and persistent popup. I...

It's a seriously annoying and persistent popup. I got hit by it for the second time today, surprisingly enough it came up when I browsed to MacNN | Apple, Macintosh and iPod news...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 18th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,961
Posted By planders
For perhaps no one's interest, I found an old web...

For perhaps no one's interest, I found an old web page (http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/partFAT32-c.html) detailing FAT32's limitations.

Basically, for a drive larger than 32 GB, the minimum...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 18th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By planders
I can't speak for Final Cut as I don't have it...

I can't speak for Final Cut as I don't have it (yet), but Logic Studio lets you install most of its library content on an external drive, and that's what I've done. That moves over 34 GB of data off...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By planders
No. Option-click is used to download a linked...

No. Option-click is used to download a linked page/file that would otherwise be opened immediately; it only works when you do it on a link. The link you've been posting is not to a web page: it's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By planders
Ctrl-click one of the files whose player you want...

Ctrl-click one of the files whose player you want to change and click Get Info.

Expand the 'Open with' subsection of the info window and select the app you want to use. To change the default app...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By planders
Incidentally, I would get that exact problem with...

Incidentally, I would get that exact problem with Boot Camp at first; I'm guessing you didn't reformat the Windows partition during the install process. Although the Boot Camp partition appears to be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By planders
Hold down the Option key while booting, you...

Hold down the Option key while booting, you should then be able to select the Macintosh HD as your startup drive.

If your Boot Camp install doesn't complete properly it can leave your system set...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,334
Posted By planders
Curses--cross-posted!

Curses--cross-posted!
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By planders
10.5.2 on Software Update

Must've just gone up.

Details are here. (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307109)

A few highlights sure to please many:

Dock
Updates Stacks with a List view option, a Folder...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 4th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,605
Posted By planders
Try a couple of other brands. I've had no...

Try a couple of other brands.

I've had no issues with my MBP and Verbatim printable discs, as well as Taiyo Yuden.

I burn a lot of DVDs and I have yet to produce a coaster from the built-in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 28th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By planders
What kind of background are you in front of? For...

What kind of background are you in front of? For it to work reliably you need to be in front of a reasonably simple background, or at least one where the colours are very different than you and your...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 28th, 2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,451
Posted By planders
I haven't come across this in Canada, but...

I haven't come across this in Canada, but definitely (and extensively) in the US. Many are specifically labeled as "WAL*MART VERSION" on the spine sticker, but the packaging is often identical to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 16th, 2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,729
Posted By planders
It's not Microsoft doing it, it's the PC...

It's not Microsoft doing it, it's the PC manufacturer cutting corners. We have a local "white box" PC maker that does this too. They buy a volume license that comes with one disc and X number of...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 16th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,204
Posted By planders
Yes it can, albeit not with the flexibility of a...

Yes it can, albeit not with the flexibility of a word processor. You can use the Touchup Text tool to edit text. It's really meant for quick fixes, not major editing, but it definitely comes in handy...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 27th, 2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By planders
Home and End take you to the start and end of the...

Home and End take you to the start and end of the document (respectively) in most Mac programs. The standard way to get the effect you want is to hit Command-Left Arrow and Command-Right Arrow. The...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,646
Posted By planders
Yes, it works. Did it myself with my MBP after...

Yes, it works. Did it myself with my MBP after installing Leopard.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,646
Posted By planders
No need to do something so radical--just pop in...

No need to do something so radical--just pop in the first Tiger install disc and double-click the 'Install Bundled Software' icon.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By planders
I did a clean install on my MBP and an upgrade on...

I did a clean install on my MBP and an upgrade on my old iMac G5; both have been rock-solid ever since. In the case of the MBP the performance boost has been significant in many of my most-used...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By planders
It's the "OH! That's really unfortunate." line...

It's the "OH! That's really unfortunate." line that makes the ad... :clap:
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By planders
I'm sure upgrade pricing will be available.

I'm sure upgrade pricing will be available.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By planders
What version of Logic are you using? On...

What version of Logic are you using?

On Logic Pro 8 I found my performance almost doubled with the upgrade to Leopard on my MBP 2.4. On Tiger I saw one core taking most of the load, now it seems...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 2nd, 2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By planders
The current release candidate...

The current release candidate (http://www.vmware.com/beta/fusion/) works perfectly on Leopard. I'm running it with both XP Pro and Ubuntu 7.10.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By planders
It's there by default when you do a clean...

It's there by default when you do a clean install; when you upgrade, it seems to leave the Finder toolbar in its previous state. This happened when I upgraded my mom's iMac. Bit of an oversight on...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By planders
If you intend to be legal, then yes you do. Beats...

If you intend to be legal, then yes you do. Beats buying three individual licenses.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,659
Posted By planders
Ah, didn't know that. Don't use either myself...

Ah, didn't know that. Don't use either myself...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,659
Posted By planders
Drat. Actually clicked it and it's just the old...

Drat. Actually clicked it and it's just the old volume selection screen. Oh well.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,659
Posted By planders
No serial numbers. If you've installed Tiger,...

No serial numbers. If you've installed Tiger, you've installed Leopard, basically.

Cloning to USB is exactly the same as cloning to FW. SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner, or whatever backup tool you...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,659
Posted By planders
Another nice little touch: the Apple Installer...

Another nice little touch: the Apple Installer now has a 'Change Installation Location' button. This appears even in older programs that use it. Great for those of us who like a tidy Applications...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,659
Posted By planders
According to Apple you just need to reinstall the...

According to Apple you just need to reinstall the drivers from the non-beta version and you'll be up and running. But definitely, if you've got a critical deadline coming up, why risk it?

As for...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,597
Posted By planders
Just got mine, the box is indeed pretty spiffy. ...

Just got mine, the box is indeed pretty spiffy.

So, here goes nothing... :D
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,597
Posted By planders
Tracking on Purolator was just updated. As of...

Tracking on Purolator was just updated. As of 8:30 AM yesterday, it was in transit in the US via "ground linehaul". No other updates. So I presume I'll be seeing it on the promised delivery date.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,597
Posted By planders
The only promise Apple made was that it delivers...

The only promise Apple made was that it delivers on Oct. 26. If that doesn't happen I'd call, but since it's going out by overnight delivery (for free, no less!), as long as it goes out today it will...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,597
Posted By planders
Don't worry, the date Apple provides as an...

Don't worry, the date Apple provides as an estimated delivery date has never worked for me yet. I have a feeling that Apple has arranged for delivery on Oct. 26 with the couriers--who then release...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,597
Posted By planders
Me! Me! Just got mine seconds ago (11:25 PM...

Me! Me! Just got mine seconds ago (11:25 PM Wednesday). Shipped by Purolator, says it will deliver by Oct. 25. So we'll see... :clap:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By planders
Note that the article you linked to is well over...

Note that the article you linked to is well over a year old. I've used F4M extensively with no problems whatsoever. And that includes exporting QuickTime.

Perhaps there was a bug in the version...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 12th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,775
Posted By planders
Works like a charm. No more extra disk image, and...

Works like a charm. No more extra disk image, and an extra 6 MB of space freed up.

Only catch I ran into: the uninstaller isn't smart enough to recognize the U3 device if you've got another USB...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 12th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,775
Posted By planders
Hey, good find! I'll be doing that with mine...

Hey, good find! I'll be doing that with mine right away...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,775
Posted By planders
I suppose it's possible the U3 stuff could be...

I suppose it's possible the U3 stuff could be interfering. On a Windows PC it mounts and runs automatically, without asking, so it's definitely doing something "special". I'm not certain, but I think...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 38,100
Posted By planders
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 38,100
Posted By planders
You can buy the composite video cable without...

You can buy the composite video cable without attached audio, after all. It's no different from hooking any other computer to a TV, unless it's one with HDMI out (and your TV has HDMI in).

I don't...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 38,100
Posted By planders
The MacBook has a 1/8" headphone-style audio out...

The MacBook has a 1/8" headphone-style audio out jack, you need a stereo 1/8" plug to dual male RCA cable. Probably easiest all around to buy one and ignore the red and white plugs on your video...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 11th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,775
Posted By planders
That happens with a lot of newer flash drives. Is...

That happens with a lot of newer flash drives. Is it a U3 "Smart" drive, by any chance? If so, the U3 software appears as one (read-only) disk image and the usable flash drive is the second. Just...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 4th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By planders
Just go to Apple.com, click Support, and scroll...

Just go to Apple.com, click Support, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Type your serial number into the appropriate box and click Submit; you'll see your AppleCare details.

<edit: never mind!>
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 4th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By planders
You'll get it in the mail in a couple of days;...

You'll get it in the mail in a couple of days; it's shipped separately. Watch for a padded envelope containing your policy certificate and the TechTool DVD, as well as a benefits booklet.

The one...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 20th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,662
Posted By planders
They obviously take the exchange rate into...

They obviously take the exchange rate into account (at least with new products) as the pricing for Logic Studio in the Canadian online store is identical to the US pricing, and was on the day of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 15th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By planders
Picky, picky... ;)

Picky, picky... ;)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 15th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By planders
Not likely to be covered, I'm afraid. I also...

Not likely to be covered, I'm afraid. I also suspect that if you look in the manual they'll say never to spray cleaner directly onto the screen, probably for this very reason...

My 23" Cinema...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 15th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By planders
Settings-->Date & Time-->Time in Title-->On ...

Settings-->Date & Time-->Time in Title-->On

On mine, 'Now Playing' appears for a couple of seconds, then it's replaced by the time.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By planders
Even if the dock would support that many entries...

Even if the dock would support that many entries in a folder popup menu, what a nightmare to deal with!

Here's a nicer solution: organize your apps into a group of subfolders in your Applications...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 8th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,384
Posted By planders
You want to paste the new icon on top of the old...

You want to paste the new icon on top of the old one in the upper left corner of Get Info, not the Preview panel.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 4th, 2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By planders
I have a Plextor external drive, and have also...

I have a Plextor external drive, and have also used various HP and Sony models. All have worked perfectly, although only Plextor makes their firmware updaters available in Mac format.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 30th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,853
Posted By planders
There appear to be five pages of iTunes Plus...

There appear to be five pages of iTunes Plus albums available at the moment, including a bunch of Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Not much selection yet, but I'm sure more is to come.

Canadian...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,683
Posted By planders
I think Microsoft's import filters will be free,...

I think Microsoft's import filters will be free, but they won't be available before fall.

The bright side of MacLink is that it converts among a metric buttload of different formats, including...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,683
Posted By planders
Forgot to say that you can easily output...

Forgot to say that you can easily output backwards-compatible documents from Office 2007 using the Save As command. Just open the flyout menu beside the Save As command in the new Office menu and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,683
Posted By planders
The Office 2007 import filters for Mac Office...

The Office 2007 import filters for Mac Office aren't available yet, but are supposed to be made available in a couple of months.

You can use MacLink Plus...
Forum: Anything Mac May 7th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,151
Posted By planders
I finally got to spend an extended period with a...

I finally got to spend an extended period with a MacBook last week, setting it up for my boss. I find it to be one of the most comfortable laptop keyboards I've used. The spacing is just right, and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 7th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By planders
You will be given the option of English or French...

You will be given the option of English or French keyboard when configuring the system prior to ordering.

I just got one in (BlackBook) for the president of my company last week. The first of...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 24th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By planders
That 15 GB includes the iLife suite and multiple...

That 15 GB includes the iLife suite and multiple OS languages; neither of my Macs came with very much "disposable" stuff. An Office 2004 trial, Quicken and a small game or two (full versions, not...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 19th, 2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By planders
There's a big difference between getting trial...

There's a big difference between getting trial versions of useful software that you can easily delete if you don't want it (and doesn't tie up system resources while not running), and getting a...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 11th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By planders
Ah, since the thread's here anyway, might as well...

Ah, since the thread's here anyway, might as well post the link.

Increase chances of the next person noticing it! :cool:
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 11th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By planders
Connect360...

Connect360 (http://www.nullriver.com/index/products/connect360). I use it--works like a charm!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 21st, 2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By planders
WPA Personal is probably your safest bet....

WPA Personal is probably your safest bet. Configure a passphrase for that on the router, restarting the router if required; you'll most likely lose your connection at this point. Then, select the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,891
Posted By planders
The add-ins are only available in Audio Hijack...

The add-ins are only available in Audio Hijack Pro, apparently (see comparison on their website). Conveniently enough, the Pro version is $32.

On Pro, you can install/remove this component...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
Posted By planders
Sounds like the current penalty against Microsoft...

Sounds like the current penalty against Microsoft is a per-unit thing, but it also sounds like the original Fraunhofer license was a one-time thing (MS paid $16 million).

As for targets, iPod is...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
Posted By planders
I haven't seen Apple singled out as being...

I haven't seen Apple singled out as being particularly vulnerable. That said, as the #1 seller of MP3-capable music players by a huge margin, it's certainly understandable that they'd be a desirable...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
Posted By planders
Apple licenses and supports the MP3 format in its...

Apple licenses and supports the MP3 format in its software and hardware, both for encoding and decoding. As such, they will be subject to any applicable patents on the technology, regardless of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 20th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,081
Posted By planders
Even on region-free PAL discs, I get a "disc...

Even on region-free PAL discs, I get a "disc cannot play due to geographical restrictions" on my Sony DVD player and PS3. Fortunately, my Xbox 360 handles PAL without a hitch.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,923
Posted By planders
I think you need an SP2 disc for Boot Camp to...

I think you need an SP2 disc for Boot Camp to accept it. Slipstreaming does indeed work; I've used that to update my PCs' OS discs. The process is a tad involved, but as long as you're careful it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 14th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By planders
If your computer monitor supports HDCP copy...

If your computer monitor supports HDCP copy protection, it'll probably work. Otherwise, it will be rejected by the DVD player.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 14th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,800
Posted By planders
Bravo! That should be a letter to the editor...

Bravo! That should be a letter to the editor somewhere.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 8th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By planders
Jeez, I don't know how they fit all that stuff in...

Jeez, I don't know how they fit all that stuff in the box! The one I saw didn't look any different from the standard Ultimate upgrade, except for an outer cardboard sleeve. Maybe you have to send...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 8th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By planders
I got to play with a Zune--my impressions vs iPod

Hi, haven't seen any threads here with users' actual experience with a Zune vs iPod, so figured I'd share.

I was in Mississippi on business last week and saw Zunes for sale everywhere for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By planders
The bulk of computer users I deal with every day...

The bulk of computer users I deal with every day are PC users, and they love the ads. Unlike the previous "Switch" campaign, they've managed to find the right level of gentle ribbing. All of the ads...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By planders
I set up Vista Ultimate on my (formerly) main PC...

I set up Vista Ultimate on my (formerly) main PC last weekend. The ad really isn't that far off. Actually, it's pretty gentle: the real messages are nowhere near as specific and helpful as Security...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,898
Posted By planders
Geez, pretty confrontational tone, considering...

Geez, pretty confrontational tone, considering the article was actually a positive one.

Not the best way to make a newcomer to the Mac world feel welcome...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,898
Posted By planders
Well, the Mighty Mouse comes preconfigured to...

Well, the Mighty Mouse comes preconfigured to behave as a single button mouse, you have to go into the preferences to turn on multibutton behaviour. So it's quite possible that the reviewer didn't...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By planders
Are you having performance issues? Any specific...

Are you having performance issues? Any specific problems you're trying to troubleshoot? While my Windows systems do indeed suffer from degrading performance over time (though much less with XP than...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 8th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By planders
Cinematize...

Cinematize (http://www.miraizon.com/products/cine2features.html) will extract the stream and transcode on the fly, and it's much faster than the 1X speed you'll get using Wiretap or Audio Hijack. And...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 4th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,506
Posted By planders
If the printer driver does colour management and...

If the printer driver does colour management and you want to let your software do it instead, you need to turn off colour management in the printer driver. I can't vouch for the HP drivers, but my...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 8th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By planders
ACID can read pretty much any audio format out...

ACID can read pretty much any audio format out there, but .band is proprietary and won't work. Use AIFF or WAV and you can't go wrong.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 5th, 2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By planders
For the first problem described, the right-click...

For the first problem described, the right-click only registers if there's absolutely no contact on the left button, which always takes priority with the Mighty Mouse (corded or BT). So it's probably...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By planders
Sounds like the dock cable is a bit wonky, or at...

Sounds like the dock cable is a bit wonky, or at least it's not making the best connection with the shuffle.

You've made sure the shuffle is firmly seated in the dock, I assume? Sometimes those...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,927
Posted By planders
HAH! I don't believe you for a minute! ...

HAH! I don't believe you for a minute!

Cardinal Fang! Fetch........THE COMFY CHAIR!!!!!!!!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 1st, 2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By planders
I actually submitted a feature request to them a...

I actually submitted a feature request to them a while back to add a variant to the 'prevent system sleep while Connect 360 is active' preference: 'prevent sleep only when connected to Xbox 360.'...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,179
Posted By planders
What is it with Apple and shoe companies lately? ...

What is it with Apple and shoe companies lately?

First iPod+Nike, now Bata Lepard?

Sounds pretty cool, whatever it is... :D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 31st, 2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,756
Posted By planders
Whether it works or not, sending unnecessarily...

Whether it works or not, sending unnecessarily large photo attachments isn't very nice when the recipient has a slower internet connection than you do, or if they've got a mailbox size limit. It's...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By planders
Hey, if anyone else bought this yesterday on...

Hey, if anyone else bought this yesterday on MacZOT, go back there and look at your order under 'My Account.' The bonus they hinted at is a second license for a friend, free!

I hadn't received my...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By planders
Oops, forgot about that. Looks like MacZOT! only...

Oops, forgot about that. Looks like MacZOT! only processes the serial numbers after the daily promotion is done, so we'll be getting our numbers tomorrow morning.

I can burn two more discs before...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By planders
Hmm, I was able to create an image file while a...

Hmm, I was able to create an image file while a blank disc was in the drive; just click Image instead of Burn. When there's a populated disc in the drive you only have the option to Copy or Image...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By planders
FYI, if anyone'e still interested the beta is now...

FYI, if anyone'e still interested the beta is now available to everyone at www.discoapp.com.

And it's up for $14.95 at MacZOT! again today, along with a chance to win a Lacie burner.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By planders
Data DVDs should be more reliable than data CDs,...

Data DVDs should be more reliable than data CDs, at least in theory. The DVD format was designed from the ground up as a data medium, while CDs were never designed for anything other than music,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,541
Posted By planders
When in doubt, go straight to Kingston's site and...

When in doubt, go straight to Kingston's site and look up the Mac Pro.

Here's the page....
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By planders
I think you had to pre-buy on MacZOT! a while...

I think you had to pre-buy on MacZOT! a while back. That's the official word on the site, anyway.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,027
Posted By planders
Or maybe he wants to sleep the display while...

Or maybe he wants to sleep the display while keeping the computer alive, as is normally done through Energy Saver (after screen saver, before system sleep)?

Here's a link to a script....
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,760
Posted By planders
If you're using an AirPort base station, the...

If you're using an AirPort base station, the setting is in AirPort Admin Utility. Configure your base station and check the 'Create a closed network' box. For other routers/base stations, you'll need...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,760
Posted By planders
What you describe is exactly the point of...

What you describe is exactly the point of disabling SSID Broadcast. The only way to connect to the network is to do it manually, by clicking the AirPort icon, selecting Other, and entering the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,809
Posted By planders
I think what they meant was that Win98 and...

I think what they meant was that Win98 and Win2K/XP come from two separate product lineages within MS. 98 (or, gulp, Me) is the end of the road for the DOS->Win3.1->Win95 line, while Win2K/XP are...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 10th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,902
Posted By planders
OmniGraffle (http://www.omnigroup.com/) is pretty...

OmniGraffle (http://www.omnigroup.com/) is pretty good.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 4th, 2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,725
Posted By planders
I don't know about any Mac options, but I've used...

I don't know about any Mac options, but I've used this package (http://www.elcomsoft.com/prs.html#apdfpr) for Windows in the past. This is from the company whose programmer went to jail a few years...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By planders
Sleep mode isn't the same as powering down. Most...

Sleep mode isn't the same as powering down. Most of the components are off, but a certain level of activity is maintained (at least enough to recognize when you open the lid, so it can wake up again,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 29th, 2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By planders
Actually, the iPod does turn off after some idle...

Actually, the iPod does turn off after some idle time--that's why sometimes you have to wait a bit for it to come back to life (the Apple logo screen appears in these instances). There's probably...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By planders
That feature is a part of the Mighty Mouse...

That feature is a part of the Mighty Mouse software, included with the MM. And it is indeed quite slick!

Come to think of it, I can't recall if it was included with my original corded MM, but it's...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 27th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,820
Posted By planders
It seems that even with that option turned on (as...

It seems that even with that option turned on (as mine is, FYI) it's still prone to responding to input. That's where a sensitivity setting would come in handy.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 27th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,820
Posted By planders
Happens to me on my iBook if my thumb or palm...

Happens to me on my iBook if my thumb or palm bumps the trackpad. I miss the palm sensitivity settings in the Synaptics touchpad driver on my old Dell sometimes...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 25th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,451
Posted By planders
Before getting any more worked up, it might be a...

Before getting any more worked up, it might be a good idea to check out the follow-up:

Wal-Mart Denies iTunes Retaliation Plan (http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/06/09/25/wal.mart.denies.threats/)
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Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By planders
Sorry, I don't think you can credit Apple with...

Sorry, I don't think you can credit Apple with this one. That icon has been used on hardware at least as long as true power switches have been eliminated in favour of "soft" or "standby" switches....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,810
Posted By planders
Gapless playback is added to the 5G iPods from...

Gapless playback is added to the 5G iPods from last year, but not the models before that. Guess the processors in them can't accommodate the changes.

You can always use the 'Join CD Tracks'...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 18th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By planders
Same way you do any other iPod: Restore in the...

Same way you do any other iPod: Restore in the iPod Updater (now within iTunes).

I found that iTunes 7 doesn't automatically resync all of your tracks just to add the artwork; I too had to do a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 16th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,143
Posted By planders
Genuine cartridges definitely make a difference....

Genuine cartridges definitely make a difference. I haven't had much trouble with clogging (though my Pro 4000 and R800 are both more prone to clogging when it's really humid). Running the built-in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By planders
But they claim more than double the battery life...

But they claim more than double the battery life for playing video on the 80GB , if you actually use that feature.

And considering they've kept the price the same, I'd go with the 80 too--unless...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,389
Posted By planders
One more kick at this dead horse...

Heh, another funny thing about the Mac version of iTunes 7: the first thing I noticed about it was that it's the first version to properly handle it if you move it to a custom location.

In...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,389
Posted By planders
Grr. Just saw that the latest QuickTime 7 update...

Grr. Just saw that the latest QuickTime 7 update does the same thing. Same solution, fortunately. Delete the default icons and create shortcuts to:

QuickTime Player: C:\Program...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By planders
For album-wide info, highlight all tracks and use...

For album-wide info, highlight all tracks and use File-->Get Info. Fill in the fields you want to change.

Then, for the individual tracks, you can either do the same thing or simply...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,389
Posted By planders
Sometimes venting helps. But I just found a...

Sometimes venting helps. But I just found a solution by digging through Apples forum.

It seems that iTunes (and the new Apple Software Update) are using customized shortcut icons to start the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,389
Posted By planders
Faint whiff of evil in iTunes for Windows. Any ideas?

Well, iTunes 7 for Mac works as well as ever. I'm happy with the upgrade.

When I install the Windows version on my PC, though, I see that Apple has taken a step into the elite world of evil...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By planders
Games work on the 60GB, as does gapless. Search...

Games work on the 60GB, as does gapless. Search function hasn't been added to the 60GB, for some reason. Better battery life and brighter screen on the 80GB.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,307
Posted By planders
Well, they have left room in the naming scheme...

Well, they have left room in the naming scheme for a plain old Mac... (MacBook, MacBook Pro, ???, Mac Pro). Who knows? ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By planders
I think they moved to a more advanced platform...

I think they moved to a more advanced platform with the nanos and 5Gs last year, apart from the video capability. For instance, look at the Nike kit or the new tiny FM transmitters that can install...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,247
Posted By planders
Ah, Future Shop is just as bad, with their "which...

Ah, Future Shop is just as bad, with their "which notebook is best for a student?" ad.

"I recommend a notebook with a dual core processor. That way, you can burn CDs, do homework, and surf the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 11th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By planders
Advantage to LightScribe? None really, though it...

Advantage to LightScribe? None really, though it comes in handy in a pinch when you're out of Cyan ink for the R800 and haven't had a chance to order a new one! ;)

Really, LS is just a feature...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 11th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By planders
If you don't use the R800 for anything other than...

If you don't use the R800 for anything other than disc printing, the ink will go a really long way as it doesn't get sprayed as thickly as it would on paper. I've had both an R200 and now an R800,...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,595
Posted By planders
Well, that's what happens if you buy an...

Well, that's what happens if you buy an all-in-one computer system... :o
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By planders
Well, we have MacBook and MacBook Pro, as well as...

Well, we have MacBook and MacBook Pro, as well as Mac Mini and Mac Pro. Seems they've left room for something simply called a Mac: tailor-made for something with a bit of a nostalgic touch... ;)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Posted By planders
My iMac G5 included AppleWorks, which has paint...

My iMac G5 included AppleWorks, which has paint capabilities. Don't know if that's still included with the Intel Macs, though.

If not, a quick Google search found this. ArtRage 2 Free...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By planders
Not sure about the wireless stuff (though the...

Not sure about the wireless stuff (though the Arstechnica review said there's an internal USB port for the BT module), but it's highly unlikely that two video cards will work in parallel to increase...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By planders
You're looking for packet-writing, and there...

You're looking for packet-writing, and there doesn't appear to be anything supporting this on OS X at the moment. Which is a real bummer, even though I've had serious problems with these tools on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By planders
I've found that some USB and Bluetooth devices...

I've found that some USB and Bluetooth devices will prevent sleeping, too. I had a USB flash card reader that when connected would prevent sleep, but this appears to have been resolved with one Tiger...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 38,822
Posted By planders
www.macmame.org Greatest emulator ever! Play...

www.macmame.org

Greatest emulator ever! Play 25 years worth of arcade games on your Mac. ROMs are of course in the legal grey area mentioned above, but you can find whatever you need pretty easily...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By planders
I've had nothing but good experiences with Same...

I've had nothing but good experiences with Same Day so far.

Of course, they don't actually service my area, and hand off shipments to a regional delivery company (that also handles UPS, FedEx and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By planders
Speak for yourself. Logitech's mice work...

Speak for yourself.

Logitech's mice work well, but I much prefer a simple ambidextrous design. Apple's mice are very comfortable for me as they can be held in many different ways, and the Mighty...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By planders
I got mine Aug. 18. Ordered on the day after the...

I got mine Aug. 18. Ordered on the day after the announcement. I'm happy with it so far. But then I liked the original.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By planders
You should never have to resort to this! ...

You should never have to resort to this!

Just make sure that whatever settings you use on your AirPort base station are fully supported by all of your computers.

You'll want to use AirPort...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By planders
Should be nothing special to do. Just make sure...

Should be nothing special to do. Just make sure you use the same settings as on the Mac.

One thing to watch: if you're using WPA-2 encryption, you might want to change the setting in AirPort Admin...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,378
Posted By planders
I'm in Edmonton this week and while in Staples...

I'm in Edmonton this week and while in Staples noticed a couple of MacBooks on display, along with a few copies of iLife, iWork, .Mac, keyboards and Mighty Mice (corded). Not much of a presentation...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,703
Posted By planders
That's kind of how I got started too. I had been...

That's kind of how I got started too. I had been thinking about adding a Mac to my "arsenal" for a while, but the mini was ideal for getting my feet wet. I hooked it up to my big Samsung monitor...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,703
Posted By planders
I use both PCs and Macs. When I buy a PC I build...

I use both PCs and Macs. When I buy a PC I build it myself to get exactly the components I want. These PCs work every bit as reliably as my Mac--and cost at least as much as Apple hardware, if not...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By planders
Ha! You wish! That's what I'M going to do. ...

Ha! You wish! That's what I'M going to do.

OK, I might share, though... ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By planders
I had thought to say that, but I wasn't sure...

I had thought to say that, but I wasn't sure about the printer subsystem. Now I know--thanks!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 5th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,287
Posted By planders
But, how in the world would you ever know what it...

But, how in the world would you ever know what it is??? :eek:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 5th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,877
Posted By planders
Use AirPort Admin Utility to configure the...

Use AirPort Admin Utility to configure the Express. On the Network tab, clear the 'Distribute IP addresses' box. Then only the Netgear will be providing DHCP services, and the Express should simply...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 5th, 2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,692
Posted By planders
bitznbytes, What you're confronting here is...

bitznbytes,

What you're confronting here is one of the more subtle differences between Mac OS and Windows.

Microsoft has been trying to make people not think about applications, just documents....
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By planders
These days the printer subsystem is much more...

These days the printer subsystem is much more advanced than in "the old days." Applications don't really care what printer you have; they just pass their data to the OS, which translates it...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,592
Posted By planders
I'd be more inclined to blame the software than...

I'd be more inclined to blame the software than the hardware in this case. The vast majority of comments on the new Macs suggest that they're every bit as stable as the old ones, but much software,...
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