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Forum: Mac Masters Feb 16th, 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,029
Posted By Izzy
I think it depends on what you want to learn. If...

I think it depends on what you want to learn. If you just want to get a site up an running, Wordpress could be a good choice. If you want to learn how everything works, I would set aside Wordpress...
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 16th, 2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,029
Posted By Izzy
I tend to agree with this. I've used Dreamweaver...

I tend to agree with this. I've used Dreamweaver and there is nothing wrong with it but I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner. It abstracts away a lot of the process through its interface and built...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 2nd, 2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By Izzy
I ordered the same configuration but I opted for...

I ordered the same configuration but I opted for the I7. My thought process was much the same as yours. I want it to last for a while so I got the best options I could. My reasoning about the RAM was...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By Izzy
Good prediction. From my order this morning:

Good prediction. From my order this morning:
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Izzy
I think that the problem is with the website. The...

I think that the problem is with the website. The browser seems to be looking for a script that doesn't seem to exist on the sever.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 8th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,204
Posted By Izzy
I ordered my iPad right after the keynote and...

I ordered my iPad right after the keynote and I've been using it heavily ever since. The battery is holding up well. I am starting to notice that it is slower than it used to be. At times I have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,339
Posted By Izzy
Try Piezo which is also from Rogue Amoeba.

Try Piezo which is also from Rogue Amoeba.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By Izzy
I've heard good things about PDFpen from Smile.

I've heard good things about PDFpen from Smile.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 11th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,797
Posted By Izzy
I turned on my personal hotspot on my 4s to get...

I turned on my personal hotspot on my 4s to get the update for my iPad and Apple TV. I guess I'll have to change the DNS to update the 4s itself through iTunes.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 8th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,797
Posted By Izzy
I'm on SaskTel Internet and mobile and can't...

I'm on SaskTel Internet and mobile and can't update my iPhone, iPad or Apple TV through any method. I think it's just that the servers are overwhelmed.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By Izzy
Das Keyboard just came out with a Mac version of...

Das Keyboard just came out with a Mac version of their Model S Professional.
Buy Das Keyboard Model S Professional For Mac (http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-for-mac/)

I'm loving...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 29th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Izzy
I think I'll probably go to SmugMug in June. It...

I think I'll probably go to SmugMug in June. It seems to be the most elegant solution.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 17th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Izzy
First, go into iTunes preferences on your Mac...

First, go into iTunes preferences on your Mac and, under the Advanced tab, make sure "Keep iTunes media folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" are checked. ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 12th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Izzy
You could use LogMeIn. It's probably overkill for...

You could use LogMeIn. It's probably overkill for what you need but it will allow you to control a Mac from an iOS device.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 10th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By Izzy
If you put in your email information in the setup...

If you put in your email information in the setup but use an incorrect password for your account, you should get a message that gives you an option to manually set up your account.

You could also...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 10th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Izzy
A new version of Sparrow was just released. It's...

A new version of Sparrow was just released. It's available in the Mac app store. I haven't used it but a lot of people seem to like it.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 8th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,617
Posted By Izzy
iTunes TV Shows now on Apple TV in Canada

It seems like we have TV shows now. Apparently they're purchases not rentals and will stream from iCloud.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Izzy
You don't need a computer. The Apple TV will...

You don't need a computer. The Apple TV will stream iTunes rentals, Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube, NHL and MLB. You should be able to AirPlay most of the content off of the iPad 2 to the Apple TV. An...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By Izzy
They're too much of a commodity product. Apple...

They're too much of a commodity product. Apple couldn't get good enough profit margins on them to warrant focusing any of its engineering talent on an external hard drive project.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By Izzy
Squarespace or Weebly might be good alternatives...

Squarespace or Weebly might be good alternatives for you but you would have to host your site on their services. You would lose flexibility by using these services but the solution might be simpler...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,484
Posted By Izzy
I haven't been too impressed with Mint. It...

I haven't been too impressed with Mint. It doesn't seem to recognize transactions as well as I thought it would. The links to my bank accounts seem to break every once and a while and I have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By Izzy
The book is out. My Kindle just downloaded my...

The book is out. My Kindle just downloaded my preorder.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Izzy
This is very good advice. I have a SuperDuper...

This is very good advice. I have a SuperDuper clone and a Time Machine backup. The clone gets you back up running fast if your drive dies. TM is good for restoring files to previous versions. A hard...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,981
Posted By Izzy
I feel very much the same way. The beautiful...

I feel very much the same way. The beautiful simplicity of the Apple II and the Mac have made so many things possible for me. They drew me in the way a Windows machine never could have. I get to do...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Izzy
I had been using Paperless but I've since...

I had been using Paperless but I've since abandoned it to go to a system of tagged files that I then sort into monthly folders using Hazel. I find this to be a better system for me.

I'm still on...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 24th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By Izzy
I ordered the Matias on the weekend and it just...

I ordered the Matias on the weekend and it just shipped yesterday, otherwise I'd be interested in buying yours.

I went back and forth between the Matias and the DasKeyboard with Blues. In, the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By Izzy
How does the resistance on the Tactile Pro...

How does the resistance on the Tactile Pro compare to an IBM model M? I've used one of those more recently than an Apple Extended II so it's easier for me to make a comparison.

If you were to do...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,598
Posted By Izzy
Now that some time has passed, how are you liking...

Now that some time has passed, how are you liking the Tactile Pro? Is it your main keyboard or have you moved on to something else?

I've been using the full sized Apple aluminum keyboard for a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Izzy
HIghrise (http://highrisehq.com/) is a good web...

HIghrise (http://highrisehq.com/) is a good web based solution if the conditions that Macified listed earlier don't bother you. If you want more control over your data, the solutions Oakbridge...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 31st, 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,484
Posted By Izzy
Mint is now available in Canada. It can be a good...

Mint is now available in Canada. It can be a good solution if you are comfortable with your information being stored in the cloud.

Is version 4.0 of iBank a substantive upgrade? I have the...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 24th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,585
Posted By Izzy
I agree. IE9 is a big disappointment. IE9 &...

I agree. IE9 is a big disappointment.

IE9 & HTML5 (http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/ie9/)
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 24th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,585
Posted By Izzy
It looks like Microsoft feels the same way. ...

It looks like Microsoft feels the same way.

Internet Explorer 6 Countdown (http://www.ie6countdown.com/)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 23,134
Posted By Izzy
I think some of the arguments in this thread are...

I think some of the arguments in this thread are missing a few things.

1. The cost of delivering more data to any given customer is next to nothing once the infrastructure is installed. From...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 1st, 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,736
Posted By Izzy
I have one of these...

I have one of these (http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/17-inch-macbook-pro-bags/Taipan-skin-XL-black-red) for my Macbook and I couldn't be happier with it. It's not an always on...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,098
Posted By Izzy
Mint (http://www.mint.com/canada/) is now in...

Mint (http://www.mint.com/canada/) is now in Canada. I've been using it for about a month now and I don't think I'll go back to a desktop program. It autoupdates everything and the reporting is good....
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,663
Posted By Izzy
You may want to give Wave Accounting...

You may want to give Wave Accounting (http://waveaccounting.com/) a try. It's free and if you don't mind having your data in the cloud, it might be a good solution for you.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Izzy
I downloaded the trial and found it too buggy to...

I downloaded the trial and found it too buggy to use. Boxee is a far better option. Boxee can access much of the content that is available from Canadian TV sites like CTV and Global.

I'm running...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,400
Posted By Izzy
This has been my experience with NeatWorks as...

This has been my experience with NeatWorks as well. When I first bought it the software was terrible. It crashed all the time. They've improved it since then and now it works well most of the time. ...
Forum: Mac Masters Dec 18th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By Izzy
In my opinion, the time for being patient and...

In my opinion, the time for being patient and nice is over. They've owed you the money for over a year now. They've had the benefit of your product or service and they need to pay you. Now. I would...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 25th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By Izzy
Create an account at Instapaper and use the...

Create an account at Instapaper and use the bookmarklet to send the article there. Print the Instapaper version. It will be nicely formatted and easy to read.
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 25th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Izzy
I've also had no issues with the same setup.

I've also had no issues with the same setup.
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 15th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Izzy
I use Merlin as well. It's a good application but...

I use Merlin as well. It's a good application but it's probably more useful for planning projects with teams. You might want to try Basecamp (http://basecamphq.com). You can use it for free if you...
Forum: Mac Masters Oct 26th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,053
Posted By Izzy
Office 2011 Goes On Sale

It's available for download from the Office for Mac (http://www.microsoft.com/canada/mac/) website.

I prefer iWork but I am often forced to use Office to collaborate with Windows using clients....
Forum: Mac Masters Oct 25th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Izzy
We use a local bookkeeping firm to do our books...

We use a local bookkeeping firm to do our books but we used to use MoneyWorks. Wave Accounting (http://waveaccounting.com/) looks like an interesting web based accounting service but I haven't used...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 29th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,541
Posted By Izzy
Does it work with Netflix? There was some concern...

Does it work with Netflix? There was some concern that the Netflix interface might only work in the United States.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,370
Posted By Izzy
Me too. Hopefully the studios didn't restrict the...

Me too. Hopefully the studios didn't restrict the offering.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Izzy
I use my mouse to wake it up and I type in the...

I use my mouse to wake it up and I type in the password with my keyboard so it's pretty much instantly available.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Izzy
Is your version of Mac OS X up to date? I think...

Is your version of Mac OS X up to date? I think there was some software updates that dealt specifically with these devices. I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse and they are rock solid....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 22nd, 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By Izzy
I had the internal drive on my Macbook fail. When...

I had the internal drive on my Macbook fail. When I put the new drive in, I copied over the data from a clone of the original. I had the same issue with Time Machine. I eventually gave in and erased...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Izzy
It looks like your hard drive might have failed.

It looks like your hard drive might have failed.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 29th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By Izzy
In the comments they confirm it's $20 per month...

In the comments they confirm it's $20 per month for this "deal".
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 5th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Izzy
The only scenario that I can think of where the...

The only scenario that I can think of where the library file wouldn't get copied over is if you have your music on the MBP in a different place than the iTunes default location. The library file is...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 5th, 2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Izzy
in Music --> iTunes there should be a file called...

in Music --> iTunes there should be a file called iTunes Library. This is the file that contains your playlists, song ratings, last played, etc.

If you would have copied the iTunes folder from...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 4th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,970
Posted By Izzy
I've got an iPhone 3GS and an iPad and there is...

I've got an iPhone 3GS and an iPad and there is no comparison between the two when in comes to speed. The iPad just flies. Everything from pinch to zoom to page flips are faster. The faster processor...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 4th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,970
Posted By Izzy
Margaret, I assume your using iBooks on the...

Margaret, I assume your using iBooks on the iPhone? I'm not having any of the issues you describe on my iPad. It's fast and I can flip through pages quickly.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 4th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Izzy
Close iTunes on the Mini. Rename the iTunes...

Close iTunes on the Mini. Rename the iTunes Library file on the Mini to something different. Copy the iTunes library file from the MBP to the Mini and put it in the iTunes folder. Restart iTunes and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 1st, 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Izzy
Wow, that's strange. I've never had Pages lose...

Wow, that's strange. I've never had Pages lose information like that and I've built documents in excess of 100 pages.

You won't be able to open the PDF in Pages. You could use Acrobat to select...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 1st, 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Izzy
Wesabe Closes Down

https://www.wesabe.com/

It's sad that there is one less option for personal financial management in an already sparse field for Canadians.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 1st, 2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,783
Posted By Izzy
I think Apple is letting the publishers set the...

I think Apple is letting the publishers set the prices at whatever they want. Amazon was trying to get the most of the books to $9.99 for the Kindle store, sort of like iTunes with songs. Hopefully,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 22nd, 2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By Izzy
I watched the auction. The Cintiqs sold for: ...

I watched the auction. The Cintiqs sold for:

Lots 327, 328, 329 & 330 - $1,700 each
Lot 335 - $1,600
Lots 332, 333, 334, 335A & 335B - $1,500 each

These tablets will be one generation old....
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By Izzy
Format your TOC the way you need it to be. With...

Format your TOC the way you need it to be. With the changed items selected, you should see a little red triangle next to the style in the style's drawer. Click on the red triangle to open up the pull...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 10th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,642
Posted By Izzy
I bought it off eBay from a guy in the U.S. It...

I bought it off eBay from a guy in the U.S. It cost me $40 + $6 shipping.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,642
Posted By Izzy
I've got the Marware Eco Vue. I like it a lot....

I've got the Marware Eco Vue. I like it a lot. Having a case makes it a lot easier hold over long periods of time.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,832
Posted By Izzy
I like to send all of the long articles I want to...

I like to send all of the long articles I want to read to Instapaper.
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By Izzy
It's always difficult to predict what Apple will...

It's always difficult to predict what Apple will do but I don't think that a 30" iMac is coming in the near future.

I agree that the 30" price point doesn't make much sense anymore but I guess...
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,872
Posted By Izzy
I have Daylite with mail integration and...

I have Daylite with mail integration and Billings. I like Daylite's contact management and calendar but I really don't like the way it handles opportunities. I'm also not a big fan of the way it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 21st, 2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By Izzy
I think the SIM is probably coming through a...

I think the SIM is probably coming through a different distribution channel so they're sending it separately. I also received an email saying that the iPad, accessories and SIM would all be shipped...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 14th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,918
Posted By Izzy
They're going to resell me the data they've...

They're going to resell me the data they've already sold me for another $20/month. It's basically $20/month for an access point for my iPad. It's like charging another $20/month for every additional...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 22nd, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Izzy
I agree. I use iBank and find the same...

I agree. I use iBank and find the same shortcomings. I also use Wesabe (https://www.wesabe.com/). I prefer it to iBank but you have to be comfortable with your data being in the cloud.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 24th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Izzy
If you have your clients in Address Book, create...

If you have your clients in Address Book, create a group and add all of your clients to it. Then send your email to this group. This should hide the individual email addresses.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 24th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Izzy
No, no idea. Adding metadata should only add a...

No, no idea. Adding metadata should only add a few kilobytes.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 23rd, 2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Izzy
Set up a workflow with the Get Finder Items...

Set up a workflow with the Get Finder Items action followed by the Set PDF Metadata action. Make sure you have the "allow multiple selection" box checked on the Finder action and put the metadata you...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 22nd, 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Izzy
I think you could create an Automator workflow to...

I think you could create an Automator workflow to add metadata to all of your PDfs. If you have thousands of files it might run for a little while but it should be fairly easy to setup.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 12th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,848
Posted By Izzy
They'll ship it to people in the U.S. It's just...

They'll ship it to people in the U.S. It's just that they have the option of reserving one to be picked up in a store instead.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,521
Posted By Izzy
iBank (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ibank)

iBank (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ibank)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 5th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,848
Posted By Izzy
The good thing about this announcement is that...

The good thing about this announcement is that we'll get all models at the same time. Now I don't have to make a decision about getting one ASAP or waiting a couple of months for 3G.

I'll...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,933
Posted By Izzy
Quicken Essentials For Mac Released

My understanding is that Quicken Essentials For Mac (http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-personal-financial-software.jsp) is U.S. based and is not supported in Canada. I imagine...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,521
Posted By Izzy
No, I don't use that feature in either. It's good...

No, I don't use that feature in either. It's good to know that it's buggy through so I won't be tempted to use it.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,521
Posted By Izzy
I use iBank with CIBC which should be similar as...

I use iBank with CIBC which should be similar as CIBC created PC Financial. You'll have to download the files in Quicken format and then import them into iBank.

I've been trying out Wesabe...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 27th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,067
Posted By Izzy
I'm thinking the exact same thing. I think that...

I'm thinking the exact same thing. I think that will be a great combination. The iPad will work well enough to give lectures or presentations and it should be sufficient for client meetings. The iMac...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 27th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,067
Posted By Izzy
I'll be buying one. IWork will allow me to give...

I'll be buying one. IWork will allow me to give lectures or presentations without taking a Macbook. I think this will be a good device to always have at hand around the house. I would have liked...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Izzy
I think your battery corrosion theory is a good...

I think your battery corrosion theory is a good one. I would push the release button and try gently prying from the bottom corner. If you can get the tray out, soaking it in a solution of baking soda...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By Izzy
Numbers needs the most work. It came a long way...

Numbers needs the most work. It came a long way with the last version but it is still not as powerful as Excel. I would like the improvements so I could walk away from Office completely.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Izzy
I use it for sharing documents across platforms...

I use it for sharing documents across platforms and gathering comments. It's a good way to get input from Windows users without having to convert back and forth from .doc.

I agree that it would...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By Izzy
There are two Mac documentaries available on this...

There are two Mac documentaries available on this site. What's Hot | Watch Free Documentaries Online | SnagFilms (http://www.snagfilms.com/films/hot/)
I've seen them both and they're pretty good.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 28th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,277
Posted By Izzy
I was having the same problem when transferring...

I was having the same problem when transferring large files from my Mac Mini to my Drobo via USB. I switched to Firewire and I don't have the problem anymore.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 23rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Izzy
Sorry. Trying to amuse myself on a slow day.

Sorry. Trying to amuse myself on a slow day.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 23rd, 2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Izzy
I don't think this was one of those corporate...

I don't think this was one of those corporate videos where management pokes fun at itself. This is just an example of how lost in the wilderness they were at that time.

Some people give Steve...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Izzy
You could back-up your photos up to an online...

You could back-up your photos up to an online service like Mozy which gives away 2GB of storage for free. Although not a pure back-up solution, Drop Box also gives away 2GB of storage for free. It...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Izzy
You could buy an external hard drive and...

You could buy an external hard drive and partition it, with Time Machine backing-up to one partition and SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner backing-up to the other partition. This would give you an...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 17th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Izzy
It should work fine for that as long as you don't...

It should work fine for that as long as you don't need to print out complex reports.

I think it has a 30 day free trial so you can play with it a bit before making a purchase.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 16th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Izzy
Bento can import Excel, CSV and Tab-delimited...

Bento can import Excel, CSV and Tab-delimited files but not Filemaker directly. It's really easy to set up and use but you'll find that Bento is a lot less powerful than Filemaker.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 2nd, 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,521
Posted By Izzy
This is the current state of Intuit's development...

This is the current state of Intuit's development efforts.
Quicken For Mac (http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-personal-financial-software.jsp)

They had promised to launch a...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By Izzy
Mac vs PC People: Personality Traits & Aesthetic/Media Choices

Mac vs PC People (http://blog.hunch.com/?p=10124)

I can think of a number of people who are the exception to these findings but it's fun to browse through nonetheless.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 22nd, 2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,076
Posted By Izzy
I am curious about the wireless as well. Is...

I am curious about the wireless as well.

Is it possible to register your U.S. Kindle to a Canadian account or does Amazon block it?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 17th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,076
Posted By Izzy
Kindle Set To Hit Canada

The e-book store wars heated up Tuesday with Amazon.com (AMZN-Q131.25-0.34-0.26%) announcing that its new Kindle mobile reading device is now available for shipment to Canada.

In addition to book...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 10th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Izzy
I think MoneyWorks will give a free copy to your...

I think MoneyWorks will give a free copy to your accountant so he can use your file directly.

We started out with Quickbooks using Bootcamp but this quickly became a hassle. We use MoneyWorks now...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 10th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By Izzy
I agree. It works well for getting input on...

I agree. It works well for getting input on documents from Windows users. The interface is easy to understand so people don't feel intimidated by it.

It would be a useful feature if people could...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 6th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Izzy
Go into preferences and set the bandwidth limit...

Go into preferences and set the bandwidth limit to 500 kbps. Some have found that just changing it to anything other than unlimited is beneficial but I find that it works best at 500.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,521
Posted By Izzy
It comes down to profits and business strategy....

It comes down to profits and business strategy. Apple's profit margin last quarter was 36.6%, Dell's was 18.11%. Apple's software sales certainly helps its margin but I think it's safe to say they...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 9th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Izzy
In the future, I would just use Picatic...

In the future, I would just use Picatic (http://www.picatic.com/). It saves a lot of time and hassle for everyone. People can just pay online and Picatic will look after the receipts.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By Izzy
Kindle Goes International - But Not To Canada

I wonder if the issue is with the wireless carrier or the publishers?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 1st, 2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Izzy
I use Time Machine to back up to an external...

I use Time Machine to back up to an external drive but I also use SuperDuper to create a clone of my Macbook on another external drive. I realize it's a belt & suspenders approach but if my Macbook's...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Izzy
I think "command T" will give the same result as...

I think "command T" will give the same result as pressing f4 on a windows machine.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Izzy
With the reports of constrained supplies at...

With the reports of constrained supplies at retail, I'd wait a while before buying a new iMac or Mac mini. The updates might just be bumps in performance but I think it's worth waiting to see.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By Izzy
We use MoneyWorks (http://moneyworks.ca/) in our...

We use MoneyWorks (http://moneyworks.ca/) in our business. There aren't many business accounting packages for the Mac that are tailored to Canadian users.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 24th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By Izzy
In our business, we use iWork as much as we can....

In our business, we use iWork as much as we can. I find Office a frustrating experience. iWork will open documents your professor sends you without issue. Some small conversions may take place, but I...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,023
Posted By Izzy
I have the exact same equipment set up the same...

I have the exact same equipment set up the same way. It works ok for the most part. All of my devices work well on my home network. Back to My Mac works fine but I can't access my Daylite database...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 21st, 2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,933
Posted By Izzy
You could try rebuilding the directory with a...

You could try rebuilding the directory with a software utility. I have a Maxtor drive that used to behave that way and it has been fine since I used DiskWarrior to rebuild the directory.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,884
Posted By Izzy
I have one of these for my black MacBook. Booq...

I have one of these for my black MacBook. Booq Vyper (http://www.booqbags.com/Vyper-XS2)

It's not exactly a hard shell case but it provides enough protection for my needs.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By Izzy
I think this is the reason why the iPod Touch is...

I think this is the reason why the iPod Touch is not just an iPhone 3GS without the phone. They chose not to put a camera in the Touch because they are trying to segment the market and position the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,026
Posted By Izzy
I think this event will focus on iPods. The Apple...

I think this event will focus on iPods. The Apple TV might be updated but that's a bit of a long shot. Price drops will probably be a silent update to the website when/if they occur.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By Izzy
I use Delicious Library 2.0...

I use Delicious Library 2.0 (http://www.delicious-monster.com/) to keep track of my books. The program uses the isight to scan the barcode to look up the book's information. It's possible to get a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 21st, 2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,691
Posted By Izzy
I think AppleCare will cover the work that FACT...

I think AppleCare will cover the work that FACT does because they are an authorized service provider. Unfortunately, it will still probably take a while to get it fixed given where we live and that...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 20th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,691
Posted By Izzy
I agree with mkolesa. I think your directories...

I agree with mkolesa. I think your directories got messed up because of the power outage. DiskWarrior would rebuild your directories and get things running smoothly again. I realize $100 is a lot to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 19th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,691
Posted By Izzy
I second the recommendation of Disc Warrior if...

I second the recommendation of Disc Warrior if the disc utility on the install disc doesn't work. That program has saved my data more than once over the years.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 19th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,173
Posted By Izzy
Are you sure about this? I think that the...

Are you sure about this? I think that the Department of Justice blocked the merger attempt. Intuit looks independent to me Moneycentral...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,173
Posted By Izzy
This is the U.S. personal financial product. It...

This is the U.S. personal financial product. It was supposed to be released as Quicken Financial Life in 2008. It was then postponed to 2009 and now they have gone back to the drawing board after the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 12th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Izzy
It sounds like you've mounted a disk image. Try...

It sounds like you've mounted a disk image. Try dragging it to the trash. If you still get the error message, try restarting your system. You should then be able to drag it to the trash to eject it. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 12th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Izzy
If the file is opened in Illustrator, the "Save...

If the file is opened in Illustrator, the "Save As" option will allow it to be saved as a .eps.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 12th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Izzy
As you probably know, .ai is an Illustrator file....

As you probably know, .ai is an Illustrator file. I have CS3 and I can put an .ai file in InDesign using File->Place. Maybe the .ai file was created using a version of Illustrator that is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 10th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Izzy
I like this widget. Canadian Weather Forecast...

I like this widget. Canadian Weather Forecast (http://www.mirtchovski.com/code/environment.html)

It pulls its data from Environment Canada and it covers a lot of small communities.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,173
Posted By Izzy
We used to use Quickbooks via Bootcamp for our...

We used to use Quickbooks via Bootcamp for our accounting but at the end of the last fiscal year we decided to switch to Moneyworks and CheckMark payroll. We made the switch mainly for the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 27th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,398
Posted By Izzy
Docstoc ? Documents, Templates, Forms, Ebooks,...

Docstoc ? Documents, Templates, Forms, Ebooks, Papers & Presentations (http://www.docstoc.com/)

This site has a lot of business templates that are mostly in MS Office format.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 13th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,792
Posted By Izzy
Are you connecting your external drives with USB...

Are you connecting your external drives with USB or Firewire? If you've been using USB try it using a Firewire connection (if possible).
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By Izzy
I have both. The new iMovie is a big improvement...

I have both. The new iMovie is a big improvement over the last version but you'll find that it is quite different that the 06 version. At this point, I tend to defer to the 08 version.

Final Cut...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 3rd, 2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,319
Posted By Izzy
This was pretty much my experience as well. The...

This was pretty much my experience as well. The advantage to completing the forms online is that you go through a separate line at the passport office. I was able to take a number and get served in 5...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 29th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Izzy
I'm assuming that you are using a column layout....

I'm assuming that you are using a column layout. In that case, you need to select the last text box on the first page. You'll see a little blue arrowhead towards the bottom right corner of the text...
Forum: Anything Mac May 15th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Izzy
I have Things and I really like it. Like the...

I have Things and I really like it. Like the previous post said, the application is relatively expensive but I think it is worth it. The UI is very intuitive and it doesn't take long to make...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,821
Posted By Izzy
The U of S campus computer store is an authorized...

The U of S campus computer store is an authorized reseller. The IT department is also listed as an authorized service provider.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Izzy
I haven't tried it personally, but Squarespace...

I haven't tried it personally, but Squarespace looks simple to use.
Build a Website - Squarespace (http://www.squarespace.com)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By Izzy
That's what I did. It works out to be about the...

That's what I did. It works out to be about the same cost as buying one off of eBay. I'm interested in hearing your opinion of the product.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By Izzy
I've had it for a few days now. The software...

I've had it for a few days now. The software works better with the Neat scanner than with my Canon. The OCR works well for the most part but you have to be prepared to review each file in order to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,404
Posted By Izzy
I've had a Drobo for a while now. I use it for my...

I've had a Drobo for a while now. I use it for my iTunes library and I like it. There is a bit of lag when initially accessing data as it takes a while for the drives to spin up. The drives are only...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Izzy
Maybe you had to have been there to understand...

Maybe you had to have been there to understand this kind of thing. I think some of us have a deep sense of nostalgia for those early machines and the new world they were opening up.

By the way,...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Izzy
It looks like it is in excellent condition. There...

It looks like it is in excellent condition. There was a guy who bought a new in box Apple IIc about a year ago. I think it cost him about $5,000. This might even go higher.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By Izzy
I agree. I have the Flip Video Ultra and although...

I agree. I have the Flip Video Ultra and although I like it a lot, I wish I would have known the HD version was coming out.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,425
Posted By Izzy
In your search for an e-commerce solution, don't...

In your search for an e-commerce solution, don't forget about customer experience. If it takes too many clicks to get from the buying decision to placing an order, you'll lose a lot of customers...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,621
Posted By Izzy
Exactly. There is a lot of competition in the...

Exactly. There is a lot of competition in the netbook space already and I would think that at those price points, the margins can't be too good.

I think a tablet is more likely. No company...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 956
Posted By Izzy
I bought the CS3 Master Collection last year when...

I bought the CS3 Master Collection last year when I was a student. The programs are the full versions. The student discount provides an excellent value. i would buy one of the the CS3 packages...
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