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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 22nd, 2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By makuribu
Fixed with the 13.4.5 update this morning. ...

Fixed with the 13.4.5 update this morning.
Hooray!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 27th, 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By makuribu
TVOS Update on ATV4 (not 4K) breaks screensaver

I just got back from vacation and into quarantine last week. Fired up the AppleTV 4 and it wanted to update to TVOS 13.4.
I use the screen saver to watch a selection of my photos, served from my...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 7th, 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By makuribu
It is good to know that setup works! I have...

It is good to know that setup works!

I have some DV tapes and a Sony camera with FW 400 (i.Link) and will have to go through the same shenanigans whenever I (or my descendants :) ) get around to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By makuribu
I find the SD card adapters for iPads very...

I find the SD card adapters for iPads very unreliable. They work, then they don't work, for no apparent reason.

Photos has an Export command so you can dump all your photos onto your Mac and then...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By makuribu
And when the one in the car gives out, you're...

And when the one in the car gives out, you're stuck listening to Raffi's Greatest Hits until you sell the vehicle.
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea... :eek:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By makuribu
With the price of externals these days ($40 for a...

With the price of externals these days ($40 for a CD/DVD burner) you might be better off to buy one instead of risking losing a disc.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 10th, 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By makuribu
2018 Mini in Apple Refurb Store

I notice today the new Mini is available as a refurb, starting at $849, a $150 discount off the price for a new one.
In the first months after the October launch of the new Mini, the 2014 models...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 8th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By makuribu
Still there

As an update, this "feature" has not been fixed with the latest update.
The Finder in 10.13.4 still won't copy files >2GB to a FAT32 formatted disk.

The Unix cp command does work in Terminal,...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By makuribu
High Sierra and FAT32

I occasionally copy large files to Windows FAT32 formatted disks, but not very often, obviously, because I only just came across this gift from Apple, and it's existed since High Sierra was released....
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By makuribu
The Apple ad showing the kid using his iPad and...

The Apple ad showing the kid using his iPad and asking "What's a computer?" kind of sums up Apple's opinion of its user base these days.

They gave up on the education market, now they're giving...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By makuribu
Mac OS Server Upgrade

New, improved, with no actual server functions!

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208312

Customer appreciation by feature deprecation...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By makuribu
Mac OS High Sierra instability

Late 2013 MBP, 8 Gig RAM, GT650 GPU. Auto log out is NOT set in the security settings.
I've read about this after some digging, but the discussion on Apple Support was about Sierra. I never had this...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By makuribu
Nice job! I note that the 2012 i7 quadcore...

Nice job!
I note that the 2012 i7 quadcore Minis do not ever go down in price, since they are twice as powerful as the '14 Minis, which seem destined to never ever ever be updated.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,686
Posted By makuribu
Not pretty if you like desktops or were hoping...

Not pretty if you like desktops or were hoping for something expandable/upgradeable.
The Mac Mini was left wilting on the vine, unchanged since 2014.
The MacPro is still around, but probably only...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 4th, 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By makuribu
And it's not $1300, it's $1300 every 3 years. ...

And it's not $1300, it's $1300 every 3 years.
You can still use an iPhone 5c, but the planned obsolescence design is to anticipate that you will replace your phone (or be forced to replace it due to...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 17th, 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,095
Posted By makuribu
I don't care as much about looking ridiculous as...

I don't care as much about looking ridiculous as losing them.

I must have mutant ears because none of the hard plastic ear buds from any manufacturer stay in my ears. Jamming them in causes a lot...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 20th, 2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By makuribu
Sheepshaver still runs so I can keep using...

Sheepshaver still runs so I can keep using WordPerfect 3.5 :D
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By makuribu
I think Apple is waiting because there still is...

I think Apple is waiting because there still is little 4K content, although it would be nice to watch your own 4K iPhone 6 + 7 videos on your own ATV :)

I watched 4K streaming on a 70 inch TV...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 25th, 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By makuribu
Apple TV OS update

Bluetooth keyboards now pair with the ATV 4. Hooray!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 26th, 2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By makuribu
Apple TV App Store is pretty poorly presented...

Apple TV App Store is pretty poorly presented even when you have an ATV 4, and it's nearly impossible to find info without one. The usual channels (Vimeo, vevo, pbs) are there. The games are pretty...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 20th, 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By makuribu
I do a lot of searching on Youtube, Vimeo and...

I do a lot of searching on Youtube, Vimeo and Vevo.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 12th, 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By makuribu
Apple tvOS update will allow KB pairing

Apple has released to developers a beta update to tvOS that will allow pairing of a Bluetooth KB. That will make my life easier. I have been using the Remote app on my iPad, but I'd prefer to use a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,747
Posted By makuribu
BestBuy has a good deal on a nice Sony A/V...

BestBuy has a good deal on a nice Sony A/V Receiver, but it's a little too close to Christmas past for me to be asking for another present.

ATV 4 is not 4K capable. Apple has determined that we...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By makuribu
At that point his daughter can just shout at him....

At that point his daughter can just shout at him. :)

I give my kids an iPod Touch and they can iMessage me on my MacBook Pro from dance/gymnastics because they can connect to the wifi network...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By makuribu
The problem is sending text between a WiFi only...

The problem is sending text between a WiFi only iPod and a non-Apple phone.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By makuribu
Thinking... thinking...

How about Vonage?

Free Calls, Text, and Video Chat on iPhone and Android - Vonage Mobile (http://www.vonage.com/personal/vonage-mobile-app)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,747
Posted By makuribu
I have an ATV 3 with the kludge to run Plex...

I have an ATV 3 with the kludge to run Plex through the Apple Trailers app. Sitting beside it is the ATV 4 I got for Christmas. I immediately installed the Plex app. So far so good, it performs...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 5th, 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By makuribu
I hunted around for sites that would allow me to...

I hunted around for sites that would allow me to send SMS messages to a phone from a computer or iPod. None of them worked in Canada. Google's messaging system would do this in the US, but not in...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By makuribu
My apologies, and thank you for doing all that...

My apologies, and thank you for doing all that leg work!

It is indeed the solution to click on the drive, not the partition, and go to the Scheme option and select GUID.

Now my cheap...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By makuribu
I picked it up before they added PopChar. A few...

I picked it up before they added PopChar. A few hours later they sent me the link.

Graphic Converter and Techtool Pro alone are worth the price of admission.

Woohoo!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By makuribu
Nope. Not in El Capitan. You can erase and...

Nope. Not in El Capitan. You can erase and reformat the card/stick as Apple OS X extended, but you cannot change the partition from MBR to GUID, so it can't be used as a boot drive.

It's a pretty...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By makuribu
But if it's MBR (and pretty much all USB memory...

But if it's MBR (and pretty much all USB memory sticks and SDHC cards ship from the factory that way), you can't change the partition to GUID, if you're running OS X 10.11.1

If have an old Mini...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By makuribu
New! Improved! You'll love it because you have no choice!

I stuck a 32 GB SDHC card in to my MBP, intending to make a bootable emergency disk.
I need a GUID partition. Fine, no problem, I have done this with many USB sticks. Fire up Disk Utility, change...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By makuribu
Seagate Expansion 3TB died

Mine was under 3 years old, with moderate usage. I streamed media from it but not constantly. There's nothing irreplaceable on it, fortunately.

Failure rate on the 3TB Seagate Barracuda mechanism...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By makuribu
MS Office 2016 Beta

I downloaded it to see how it looks, and because it is free. So far it runs, and looks like Office, for good or bad. It comes with new versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneNote. It is...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By makuribu
There are some print magazines that will survive,...

There are some print magazines that will survive, the ones like Harpers and New Yorker that offer a month's worth of reading per issue. Doctor's offices and the bathrooms in cottage country will have...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,598
Posted By makuribu
+1 I surf warez and porn sites with full...

+1

I surf warez and porn sites with full security updates on my MBPro running 10.10.1.
I scan all my illegal downloads with the latest, most update version of ClamXAV.
I use TOR while...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,918
Posted By makuribu
Back to Pages

I've used Pages fitfully over the years, mostly out of curiosity. It was OK, a bit of a learning curve from Word, but Word is big, ugly, and often a pain in the butt to use.

Now that I have...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,598
Posted By makuribu
Keep in mind that some of the new features such...

Keep in mind that some of the new features such as AirPlay won't work on older hardware:
https://www.apple.com/ca/osx/how-to-upgrade/

You also lose the ability to run legacy PPC code based apps...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By makuribu
If you resent the excessive price of FW...

If you resent the excessive price of FW enclosures, you'll really hate Thunderbolt...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By makuribu
Have you downloaded any software from CNET's...

Have you downloaded any software from CNET's download.com lately?
Apparently there is adware attached to many of the installers on their archive.

CNet Adware Identification and Removal Guide for...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,946
Posted By makuribu
Wink The letter U and the number two

A week in a ski lodge about 15 years ago with somebody who played their new U2 CD over and over and over again, has led to a PTSD kind of reaction to all things U2.

But I gave the new album a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By makuribu
That looks like what I need. Nice and small and...

That looks like what I need. Nice and small and simple and free. Thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By makuribu
OS X shut down instead of sleep?

Back in the days of MacOS 7.6, there used to be a control panel called CPU Energy Saver.
It allowed you to select "Shut Down Instead of Sleep", so the Mac would actually turn itself off after a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,087
Posted By makuribu
There's also Dynamic DNS that many home routers...

There's also Dynamic DNS that many home routers support. It keeps track of the IP address associated with your account and if it changes, it updates your domain info. It allows people to find your...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By makuribu
IF you could get it for $999 Cdn… The Canadian...

IF you could get it for $999 Cdn…
The Canadian educational price is $1099.

For a cash register, this is a nice one box solution.

For something non-portable, a Mini and a monitor would be a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By makuribu
New Cheaper iMac introduced today.

$1149 ($1099 US) seems steep for a 1.4GHz CPU.
I would have thought a $999 US price point would be good for marketing psychology.

iMac - Buy iMac Desktop Computers - Apple Store (Canada)...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,806
Posted By makuribu
Apple is generating billions of dollars in...

Apple is generating billions of dollars in profits every quarter, and yet the press is rolling around on the carpet like some spoiled brat shouting, "Give me more! I want something new!" They sit...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By makuribu
I have used Future Shop, NCIX and NewEgg for...

I have used Future Shop, NCIX and NewEgg for buying parts online in the past with good results.

Future Shop offers free shipping on pretty much anything when you spend $20 or more, which is...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 20th, 2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By makuribu
A folded piece of paper works and doesn't leave...

A folded piece of paper works and doesn't leave as much residue as electrical tape!

I'm probably one of ten EhMacians who is still using a MacBook old enough to be vulnerable. I use the high tech...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,501
Posted By makuribu
Mac Pro Available to Order

It won't ship until January, but you can finally see it and spec it in the Apple Online store.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 16th, 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By makuribu
I upgraded my router from a TrendNet wireless N...

I upgraded my router from a TrendNet wireless N with failing wireless, to a TP-Link 3600 dual band gigabit router. The iPods talk to the 2.4 GHz network and the Apple TV, MacBook, and MBA use the 5.8...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 2nd, 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By makuribu
I like my ATV3. I got a bluetooth KB to make...

I like my ATV3. I got a bluetooth KB to make searching a lot easier. It would be nice if Apple would open it up a bit more, and allow the micro USB port to talk to an external hard drive. Sharing my...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By makuribu
Here's an article: Did Mavericks kill your...

Here's an article:

Did Mavericks kill your SMB network drive access? Here's a fix (http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/27/did-mavericks-kill-your-network-drive-access-heres-a-fix/)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 4th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,924
Posted By makuribu
Which is what I meant by "e-dump". Electronic...

Which is what I meant by "e-dump". Electronic waste recycling drop off depot seemed like a lot of extra keystrokes.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 3rd, 2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,924
Posted By makuribu
It really isn't worth it to pay for the adapters...

It really isn't worth it to pay for the adapters that might downgrade a 1080p signal to 480i.

If the downstairs video is going to be mostly used with an ATV, buy the cheapest 1080p HDTV TV, or any...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,309
Posted By makuribu
Then I won't tell you about a $4000 SE/30 bought...

Then I won't tell you about a $4000 SE/30 bought in 1990…

I got it wrong, my daughter is using a G3 400 MHz Pismo for word processing. The G3 233MHz Wallstreet is still around gathering cobwebs...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,309
Posted By makuribu
Depends what you want to do with it. Random...

Depends what you want to do with it. Random shutdowns are a warning sign that the end is nigh. A new MBA will be a huge step up, in increased power and battery life, and reduced weight. The lack of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,295
Posted By makuribu
There are a lot of wireless N routers with 10/100...

There are a lot of wireless N routers with 10/100 Ethernet jacks. Their wireless speeds can be up to 3x faster than the hard wired connection.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 18th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By makuribu
I ran the update on the MBA in my stable, and it...

I ran the update on the MBA in my stable, and it passed the test. At least, after it rebooted it did not redirect me to the replacement program page.

I was relieved and disappointed.

I am...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By makuribu
I played with Ubuntu on my MacBook I briefly had...

I played with Ubuntu on my MacBook I briefly had a triple boot system - OS X, Win 7, and Ubuntu. It all worked OK, I just didn't find a compelling reason to use Linux.

I recall Grub, the boot...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,309
Posted By makuribu
The Apple Thunderbolt - FW800 adapter and a FW...

The Apple Thunderbolt - FW800 adapter and a FW 800-400 cable should work. The 400-800 cables can be found for a good price at places like Monoprice.

It seems like bus powered firewire devices are...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,569
Posted By makuribu
Try re-partitioning with Disk Utility, rather...

Try re-partitioning with Disk Utility, rather than Boot Camp Assistant. It doesn't matter what kind you create, because you should be able to boot from the Windows disk and use it to format the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By makuribu
Excellent! Glad to hear you're back in business.

Excellent! Glad to hear you're back in business.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By makuribu
If you can't get anything out of it you might as...

If you can't get anything out of it you might as well pull the plug. Wait 30 seconds or so before plugging it back in

If it is "bricked" and unresponsive, you need a micro USB cable. You can plug...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 25th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By makuribu
This goes right along along with their "We'll...

This goes right along along with their "We'll have 64 bit processing, too!" announcement.

Two years from now, Microsoft will introduce the gold covered Surface 3... ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By makuribu
I couldn't get the update for my ATV 3 at all...

I couldn't get the update for my ATV 3 at all until today. I had redirected DNS to a Mac running PlexConnect, and I just kept getting error messages that the update wasn't available. I assumed it was...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By makuribu
If you don't want to install RAM yourself, buy...

If you don't want to install RAM yourself, buy 16Gigs from Apple if you can afford it. Apple charges criminally high prices for extra RAM, but then you won't have to open the Mini case for the life...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 12th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,518
Posted By makuribu
Have you been to China lately? Ever?

Have you been to China lately? Ever?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,475
Posted By makuribu
Sigh. Note for the humour impaired: I was...

Sigh. Note for the humour impaired: I was kidding.

Back to the Apple announcement, I note that Wall St continues to just not get Apple.
Apple introduced the 5c but the hotshots don't think it's...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,475
Posted By makuribu
I paid $35 for SoundJam MP back in 1999, and the...

I paid $35 for SoundJam MP back in 1999, and the next year Apple buys it from Cassidy and Greene and turns it into iTunes, a free download. Talk about a rip off! :(
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,475
Posted By makuribu
No iWatch. Was that all just a troll? (And no, I...

No iWatch. Was that all just a troll? (And no, I don't mean Elvis Costello...)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By makuribu
Apple disrupted PlexConnect with an invisible...

Apple disrupted PlexConnect with an invisible update, but the PlexConnect community quickly came up with a solution:

AppleTV + SSL + PlexConnect | langui.sh...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By makuribu
Yup, that's it. ATV normally streams from iTunes,...

Yup, that's it. ATV normally streams from iTunes, and iTunes only handles a few video formats, so you have to transcode other video format files and import them into iTunes.

With Plex Connect, the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By makuribu
Refurb ATV3 price drop

The refurbished Apple TV 3 is now $85, down ten bucks, at the Apple online refurb store.

I ordered one and it showed an estimated delivery time of 7-8 business days, and arrived in two days.
...
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By makuribu
The 750 Gig are last year's model, the Momentus...

The 750 Gig are last year's model, the Momentus XT Hybrid. They use a 7200rpm mechanism.

The latest versions are called SSHD, come in 500 GB and 1TB, and use a 5400 rpm mechanism.

At least,...
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By makuribu
That will be fine. Just make sure to get the...

That will be fine. Just make sure to get the decal of Calvin urinating on a Seagate logo.
;)
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By makuribu
I'd go with an external just because it's a...

I'd go with an external just because it's a separate thing to troubleshoot/repair/replace, rather than having to tear apart a Time Capsule to get at a failed drive.

You can get a Seagate Expansion...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,138
Posted By makuribu
As long as it's a switchable option, say in the...

As long as it's a switchable option, say in the Energy Saving panel, it would be OK.
On aging hardware or on a battery powered laptop it would be handy to pause a CPU hogging process momentarily to...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By makuribu
Canada Computers has the 500 GB SSHD for $80, the...

Canada Computers has the 500 GB SSHD for $80, the 1TB for $120 this week.
These are the 5400 rpm replacements for the original, 7200 rpm XT hybrid drives.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By makuribu
There's nothing wrong with Excel, but this wasn't...

There's nothing wrong with Excel, but this wasn't a modelling error. It was a shift click error in which they missed several columns, and made the resulting number negative (ie economic contraction)...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By makuribu
My 500XT is chugging along just fine after a...

My 500XT is chugging along just fine after a year. I believe there was a firmware update that fixed the problems, and I bought mine after that was out.
I like the 7200rpm mechanism in the XT line,...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 9th, 2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,249
Posted By makuribu
Not relevant to the OP, but Factory Direct has a...

Not relevant to the OP, but Factory Direct has a selection of C2D iMacs for $300 and up.
They're pretty old but still usable, and easily upgradeable to 6Gigs of RAM.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By makuribu
Seagate has switched to 5400rpm hard drive...

Seagate has switched to 5400rpm hard drive mechanisms and renamed their hybrids SSHDs. There's a 500GB, 7mm and a 1TB, 9.5mm version. The 750 GB, 7200 rpm XT is still in stock in some places.

A...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 27th, 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By makuribu
Hybrid HDs are cheaper per gig than full SSDs,...

Hybrid HDs are cheaper per gig than full SSDs, and give a performance boost over regular drives. The Seagate Momentus XT I bought was under $100 for 500 GB. It has a 4 Gig cache that runs at SSD...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 19th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By makuribu
Ah, the cold war!

Samsung has announced that they are making an iWatch killer that is 100% original (and they will have more info as soon as their firewalled factory gets some orders from Cupertino with details of the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 11th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,845
Posted By makuribu
I have had good results from a Chinese supplier...

I have had good results from a Chinese supplier on eBay for an older MacBook with a user replaceable battery. After more than a year it gives me a couple hours, for a third of the price of an Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By makuribu
What frequency wifi are you using? My wifi...

What frequency wifi are you using?

My wifi problem turned out to be interference from my microwave oven. The signal stayed strong but the wifi crapped out at exactly the time I used the microwave....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 27th, 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,691
Posted By makuribu
I know this thread is dormant but I just got...

I know this thread is dormant but I just got tasked with rescuing data from an affected MBP with the same symptom as krs saw, ie it gets to the grey Apple logo screen and the spinning wheel stops...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By makuribu
xkcd: Password Strength (http://xkcd.com/936/)

xkcd: Password Strength (http://xkcd.com/936/)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,215
Posted By makuribu
With cloud storage (and wireless home NAS), the...

With cloud storage (and wireless home NAS), the missing SD slot on iOS devices is as relevant as the missing floppy drive on the iMac.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By makuribu
RefurbMe updated

For those of you who, like me, look for bargains in Apple's refurb store, the web site Refurb Me is new and improved.

RefurbMe Canada - Refurbished Apple Products (Mac, iPad, iPod) - Notifications...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By makuribu
The good old days...

In the days of System 6, you could name a file .Sony and screw up a Mac because that was the name of the driver for the floppy disk.

System 6: File Names Starting w/Period Can Confuse System...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By makuribu
Mac Pro and Fearless Apple Predictions 2013

So it's February. So I'm late.
The big Apple announcements this year will be:
a) The Mac Pro line is declared EOL. There will a collective gasp of horror and suicide threats from many creative...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By makuribu
Seems like an embarrassing bug but not much else....

Seems like an embarrassing bug but not much else. It crashes the app but doesn't leave the OS open to code execution, like all of the Java or Flash bugs seem to do.

I assume somebody found it by...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,215
Posted By makuribu
Agreed! Lion and Mountain Lion (in my so far...

Agreed!

Lion and Mountain Lion (in my so far 5 minutes' experience with the latest iteration) are increasingly nanny-ish and annoying compared to Snow Leopard, but 5 minutes with Windows 8 was...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,779
Posted By makuribu
The rational market? Where?

It's hilarious (or maddening) to watch the Wall/Bay St chicken little types, who know nothing about technology, screwing up the share prices. They promote stocks with price/earning ratios of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By makuribu
I have digitized vinyl using a turntable and...

I have digitized vinyl using a turntable and receiver (with phono preamp) and an RCA to 3.5mm jack, plugged in to everything from a PowerMac 6100 through various iMacs to my present MacBook. I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 15th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By makuribu
I bought some iPod Shuffles at Christmas. They...

I bought some iPod Shuffles at Christmas. They have volume control on the main control button on the iPod itself, like the original Shuffle, and none on the earbuds that I can see.

[Edit] A minute...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By makuribu
The Fusion seems great in principle, but a 1TB...

The Fusion seems great in principle, but a 1TB Fusion is $250 extra over the (criminally slow) 5400 RPM hard drive in the new Mini and iMac, for instance. And if one or the other part of the Fusion...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By makuribu
It strikes me that you and Apple are talking at...

It strikes me that you and Apple are talking at cross purposes.

The Fusion drive is two separate drive mechanisms acting as one volume. There's a smaller faster solid state drive and a bigger...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By makuribu
Apple Hardware Date of Manufacture Info

This site still seems to work if you want to figure out when your Mac was built. It interprets your info from the serial number (which you can get from the About This Mac system report). You get the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,772
Posted By makuribu
It's better to use something like CCC because...

It's better to use something like CCC because dragging and dropping a whole system may not get you the results you want. Hidden files and folders may or may not get copied. You could use Terminal and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By makuribu
Snow Leopard DVD available again in Apple Store

It's handy to have a physical DVD some times.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (Canada) (http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By makuribu
I put a 500 XT in my aging MacBook in April. ...

I put a 500 XT in my aging MacBook in April.
Boot times are noticeably faster.
It's been rock solid.
I notice it's $10-20 cheaper on sale these days.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 23rd, 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By makuribu
Availability depends on your ISP. Primus...

Availability depends on your ISP.

Primus still offers access to Usenet, and lists 110,000 groups. Most are dead/crap/spam/porn, but there are some useful groups, depending on your interests. Their...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By makuribu
If you can presently watch TV with no cable box,...

If you can presently watch TV with no cable box, Eye TV will do the trick.

Apple TV is designed to stream video from your computer or from the internet to your TV. It doesn't have a TV tuner or...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By makuribu
But seven year old hardware is the real...

But seven year old hardware is the real limitation. Slow CPU, slow graphics, slow bus, limited RAM, it all adds up to a pretty lousy user experience, even if you had up to date plugins. I can still...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 17th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By makuribu
As Tom Petty would say, the waiting is the...

As Tom Petty would say, the waiting is the hardest part!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 16th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By makuribu
I would think a dead HD on the bus would not help...

I would think a dead HD on the bus would not help system stability any.
Why not put the new HD in, boot from the FW drive, and go from there?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 15th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By makuribu
You can keep it running for $60 (500 Gig HD) ,...

You can keep it running for $60 (500 Gig HD) , where a replacement computer will be ten times that cost. I'd say go for the cheapest new HD you can find (skip the SSD) and see how much mileage you...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 11,761
Posted By makuribu
Half full, half empty; either way, it's time to...

Half full, half empty; either way, it's time to order another round!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,629
Posted By makuribu
What version of OS X are you running? I thought...

What version of OS X are you running?
I thought OS X abandoned support for floppy disks a long time ago.

This KB article from Apple points out that the internal floppy drives in Macs running OS X...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 25th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,222
Posted By makuribu
I'm suing Mazda because the 2013 Mazda3 has made...

I'm suing Mazda because the 2013 Mazda3 has made my '12 model obsolete!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By makuribu
The fact that you don't have an iCloud...

The fact that

you don't have an iCloud account
the email address in the header is from Russia
pretty much guarantees that it's a scam.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 17th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,849
Posted By makuribu
DRAM is volatile, ie it needs a constant supply...

DRAM is volatile, ie it needs a constant supply of power, otherwise the data is lost. A DRAM SSD is great as a fast scratch disk for temporary storage when you're editing a huge video file, or in an...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 16th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,849
Posted By makuribu
SSDs are faster than mechanical hard drives, but...

SSDs are faster than mechanical hard drives, but RAM is much faster, so if your computer runs out of RAM (ie you have lots of apps open and you're editing a big photo or video file), it will start...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By makuribu
I get this and it seems to have something to do...

I get this and it seems to have something to do with using IMAP and a Gmail account.
It's like it syncs and generates a "new mail" sound even though there's nothing new.
I often see two progress...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,046
Posted By makuribu
You can buy still buy 10.7. It's no longer in the...

You can buy still buy 10.7. It's no longer in the App Store so you have to phone Apple. They sell it for $29 and send you a download link and code.

I believe you still need 10.6 and the App Store...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By makuribu
What about the SIM/microSIM conundrum? Do you...

What about the SIM/microSIM conundrum? Do you just take a pair of shears and chop down the SIM to fit?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 1st, 2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By makuribu
There is a speed penalty you pay when you run...

There is a speed penalty you pay when you run Windows as a virtual machine (Fusion or Parallels) compared to booting into Windows. It depends on your needs.

If you install Windows in a Boot Camp...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By makuribu
First...

Try disk utility. It can repartition the hard drive without losing the original data.
Select the boot drive (the whole drive, the upper most choice in the list). Click "Partition". Make a new...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By makuribu
Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on the Apple board of...

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on the Apple board of directors and poached ideas for the Android phone.

Now Google is letting its partners take the heat from Apple and Microsoft. Android is "open"...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By makuribu
Apple may be fussier but Amazon (.com, not .ca)...

Apple may be fussier but Amazon (.com, not .ca) and Meritline have never given me a problem shipping to the US with a Canadian billing address and credit card. It's how I buy Christmas gifts for...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By makuribu
Have to agree with chas_m on this one. External...

Have to agree with chas_m on this one. External USB tray loading optical drives are dirt cheap, faster and more reliable than an internal optical drive.

The slot loader on my MacBook is pretty...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By makuribu
I haven't tried Apple but certainly lots of other...

I haven't tried Apple but certainly lots of other US online stores (Amazon, Meritline) will take Canadian credit cards as long as you are shipping to a US address.

I'd say give it a shot. Set up...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,896
Posted By makuribu
Thanks for the recommendation!

Thanks for the recommendation!
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,896
Posted By makuribu
My 2008 vintage refurbished MacBook 2,1 now has...

My 2008 vintage refurbished MacBook 2,1 now has the dreaded bulging battery. I didn't see it right away because I rarely move the thing from my desk, but it's getting worse, and I've seen comments...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By makuribu
Lion certainly has better Boot Camp support for...

Lion certainly has better Boot Camp support for Windows 7 than Snow Leopard. Boot Camp Assistant now downloads the Windows Support Files, so they're more likely to be up to date than the ones that...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,277
Posted By makuribu
Oh no, you worked out the hidden message! The...

Oh no, you worked out the hidden message! The black helicopters from Cupertino will descend on me at any moment! ;)

Anyways, the legal solution is to call Apple and order Lion from them.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,277
Posted By makuribu
Those would be the Windows converts who can't...

Those would be the Windows converts who can't find IE and have a password of "password"...

Apple regularly does HW/SW checking when it comes to updates.
"This software will not run on your...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,277
Posted By makuribu
10.7 unavailable for purchase.

You snooze, you lose.

So I finally get around to updating my 2007 MacBook to Lion and find that Lion is no longer available in the App Store. And of course Mountain Lion won't run on my hardware....
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By makuribu
+1 on this solution. I bought a really cheap...

+1 on this solution.

I bought a really cheap wireless n router from Future Shop. It was a horrible router, dropped connections etc., but in "bridge mode" it works as a wireless access point for my...
Forum: Anything Mac May 24th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By makuribu
NSFW, but I much prefer this one Apple...

NSFW, but I much prefer this one


Apple Scotland - iPhone commercial for Siri - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGxKhUuZ0Rc)
Forum: Anything Mac May 23rd, 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,444
Posted By makuribu
Yes, the 96 kbps is a data rate associated with...

Yes, the 96 kbps is a data rate associated with the quality of the mp3 file. Higher is better, but I think the 96 figure is the minimum for doing what fjnmusic suggests, which is getting iMatch to...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,444
Posted By makuribu
Roxio Toast Pro (Platinum, Titanium, whatever)...

Roxio Toast Pro (Platinum, Titanium, whatever) comes with an app called Spin Doctor that does this. At least, it used to. The latest version that comes with Toast 11 seems to be pretty much useless....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By makuribu
I have not defragged a Mac disk since the System...

I have not defragged a Mac disk since the System 7.5 days when Norton Utilities were actually useful.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By makuribu
Hard Drive fun

I bought a refurb MacBook core 2 duo a few years back. It came with the standard tiny 80gig Seagate hard drive. I soon replaced it with a Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250 Gig hard drive, which I have...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,354
Posted By makuribu
Back in the dark days of the 1990s, Altair was...

Back in the dark days of the 1990s, Altair was the only place in Kingston (other than Queen's computer store) that sold Macs or Mac compatible things like SCSI hard drives etc.

Computer Depot,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By makuribu
Thumbs down MacKeeper

If you read up on MacKeeper it looks like it is a legit product, but the marketing is definitely sleazy.

Apart from the annoying ads popping up and under, like on Speedtest.com, they have a guy...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,792
Posted By makuribu
OP did say 27"iMac, not an eMac. An eMac...

OP did say 27"iMac, not an eMac.

An eMac these days is worth less than a replacement optical drive...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 14th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,792
Posted By makuribu
Exernal vs Internal

I am convinced that external tray loading burners are the way to go. Once again Jobs anticipated things with the MacBook Air and the new Mini.

You can't use mini size discs in slot loading drives....
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,575
Posted By makuribu
Steve Jobs pointed out that nobody wants to use...

Steve Jobs pointed out that nobody wants to use touch screens in a desktop environment. Try pointing at your screen for one minute. Your arm gets tired real quick.

iOS is not OS X, it is written...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,575
Posted By makuribu
Windows 8 Developer Free Preview - wtf?

I downloaded it and installed it on my 2007 MacBook 2,1. It runs fine. It looks like somebody stuck an annoying, 4-bit colour layer of ugly buttons on top of Windows 7. I'm not a developer (nor do I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 21st, 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,163
Posted By makuribu
The HP death spiral.

Interesting comments on the sale of the century:

HP's TouchPad fire sale: The fallout | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/hps-touchpad-fire-sale-the-fallout/55594)

i) How much is a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 20th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,163
Posted By makuribu
HP tested webOS on an iPad. It ran over twice as...

HP tested webOS on an iPad. It ran over twice as fast. - TNW Apple (http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/08/19/hp-tested-webos-on-an-ipad-it-ran-over-twice-as-fast/)

If somebody could make iOS run on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 15th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
Posted By makuribu
M-i-c-k-e-y iousb...

I figured it was something scrambled in the system, so on a hunch I downloaded and installed 10.6.8 Combo.(I used Software Update to get the incremental version originally). It failed the first time....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 15th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
Posted By makuribu
Same error message with a new account.

Same error message with a new account.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 15th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
Posted By makuribu
I haven't got any drives formatted by PCs, just...

I haven't got any drives formatted by PCs, just SD cards formatted by various cameras.

I'll try the new user.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 15th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
Posted By makuribu
MacBook no longer recognizes FAT32 partitions

My 4 year old MacBook (10.6.8) has suddenly become unable to recognize MSDOS (FAT32) formatted drives.

It started a few days ago when I tried to copy files from an SD card from my digital camera,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 12th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 983
Posted By makuribu
Updating iOS device slower from Windows than Mac OS?

I have a friend who uses a Windows7 computer and he says that updating his iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad are painful experiences. He says it takes more than an hour per device, and one update bricked...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 6th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,604
Posted By makuribu
It is also time to toss that CF card and buy a...

It is also time to toss that CF card and buy a new one...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By makuribu
Paying Apple's outrageous upgrade prices is like...

Paying Apple's outrageous upgrade prices is like adding insult to injury, and paying somebody else $75 to install a $75 hard drive does seem a bit pricey. Unless you are really squeamish, or have one...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,386
Posted By makuribu
If you want something as cheap and...

If you want something as cheap and straightforward as possible,
XSCargo (http://www.shopxscargo.com) or Factory Direct (http://factorydirect.ca/) have obsolete desktop computers for ~$100 with...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,163
Posted By makuribu
Another Apple rumour

The new high speed interface technology will be introduced by Clint Eastwood!
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By makuribu
+1 Toast is handy because you can set it up...

+1

Toast is handy because you can set it up to create a DVD with autoplay and no menus. Then you throw just about any video file at it and it handles all the conversion and spits out a DVD that...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 24,018
Posted By makuribu
Thank heavens for knee jerk populist minority governments!

I don't mind paying my way on Primus. They get their bandwidth from Bell as mandated by the CRTC, and Bell should be compensated. It's the ridiculously low cap and high cost that bugs me.

This...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 24,018
Posted By makuribu
Under the new CRTC ruling, I get 25 Gigs per...

Under the new CRTC ruling, I get 25 Gigs per month from Primus before I have to pay extra.

My brother in law pays about the same as I do per month to Comcast in the U.S. and has a cap of 250 Gigs...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 14th, 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By makuribu
It is an emulator, but Sheepshaver puts Mac...

It is an emulator, but Sheepshaver puts Mac Classic on Intel Macs. It's not pretty but it works. I have OS 8.6 running on a MacBook, and all sorts of old sw runs on it. And yes, I own the licenses,...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 15th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,657
Posted By makuribu
There was an article a few years back about how...

There was an article a few years back about how Macs suck because they don't come with Regedit and a decent defrag utility. It was a troll, but it sucked in a bunch of Mac fans before they got the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 22nd, 2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By makuribu
+1 on Tax Freeway. I used it for 2009. It worked,...

+1 on Tax Freeway. I used it for 2009. It worked, did the joint filing for the two of us and allowed us to optimize deductions, and neither of us is in jail!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By makuribu
One possible strategy: Buy another...

One possible strategy:


Buy another external drive. There's a 2 TB external for $120 at Future Shop right now. (Though with a MBP you should get a Firewire 800 drive. More money but much faster...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 16th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,073
Posted By makuribu
:confused::confused::confused: For those...

:confused::confused::confused:

For those people 55 and over who haven't figured out how to rip their CDs, this must be exciting news indeed!

The only interesting aspect of this is that it's the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By makuribu
Abiword opens WordPerfect files. It's free. ...

Abiword opens WordPerfect files. It's free.

DVDRemaster and Fairmount combined will duplicate DVDs easily in only a few steps.

Until the government implements their RIAA/MPAA mandated system...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 29th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,751
Posted By makuribu
The shape inside the power adapter is a standard...

The shape inside the power adapter is a standard one used for many appliances. You can get a two prong cord (they are usually black) that fits into the adapter. It doesn't have the fancy slide on...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 28th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By makuribu
How can you accuse the CRTC of lacking care? ...

How can you accuse the CRTC of lacking care?
Judging from the fact that they are still micromanaging AM radio stations,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHSC_(AM)
they should get around to taking cell...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By makuribu
Refurb Mini Surprise

We needed a new computer so I spent the summer monitoring the refurb store to get the cheapest Mini possible, the $449 2GHz Mini that disappears within minutes of Apple posting it.

I snagged one...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 8th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 134,972
Posted By makuribu
I like Primus, too. They will sell you a DSL...

I like Primus, too. They will sell you a DSL modem for decent price, rather than forcing you to rent.

They use Bell's lines and resell for a price that Bell still refuses to match.

If your...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 24th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By makuribu
That happens if you click on the partition of the...

That happens if you click on the partition of the hard drive, rather than the drive itself.
Look at the illustration earlier in this thread. The external disk is shown as a 2 Gig Jetflash hard drive...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 24th, 2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By makuribu
Repartition

In Disk Utility, click on the Partition button, select "1 partition". You should get a DOS option which will be FAT32.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,165
Posted By makuribu
You could also install Leopard on an external...

You could also install Leopard on an external hard drive. External hard drives are very cheap these days, so it might make sense to buy one just for diagnostic purposes, since this problem is taking...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 17th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 76,344
Posted By makuribu
Can I Borrow a PS for a 20" LCD Cinema Display?

Actually, can a friend of mine in Toronto borrow a power supply to see if his display works? He found it abandoned in a dumpster and doesn't want to pay $120 plus for a new PS unless the unit works....
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,165
Posted By makuribu
Is there any source of interference near your Mac...

Is there any source of interference near your Mac or your router?

Some cordless phones use 2.4 GHz, as do microwave ovens. Depending on the channel set on your router, you can see more or less...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 10th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By makuribu
You have to boot from some other drive to defrag...

You have to boot from some other drive to defrag or repair your boot drive. You need either a bootable DVD or an external FW/USB drive, with DG installed on the temporary boot drive. Some of the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 1st, 2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By makuribu
Firewire is a nicer interface but USB will do...

Firewire is a nicer interface but USB will do fine. Firewire 800 is quite a bit faster than USB 2.

You might try getting one of the disk utilities like TechTool Pro or Disk Warrior. They can...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By makuribu
If all you want is to share files amongst your...

If all you want is to share files amongst your computers, OS X Server is overkill. Turn on file sharing on one of your Macs, or just buy a network hard drive (one with an ethernet connection) and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 24th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,547
Posted By makuribu
When I dealt with Rogers a few years back they...

When I dealt with Rogers a few years back they did this. I started on a three year contract and if I wanted to change my plan, they told me my three years would restart from the day the change took...
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 7th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 41,827
Posted By makuribu
See no.7: The Oatmeal...

See no.7:
The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/websites_stop)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By makuribu
An easy way to avoid hunting for wireless...

An easy way to avoid hunting for wireless networks when you're using ethernet is to turn off Airport, especially if you have it displayed in the menu bar. Just remember to turn it on when you go...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 29th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By makuribu
I notice this on my 2007 MacBook, particularly...

I notice this on my 2007 MacBook, particularly when typing into the search window in a browser. I downloaded the firmware update but it tells me the update has already been applied. A minor annoyance...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 12th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By makuribu
If you put the Tiger DVD in the Intel Mac,...

If you put the Tiger DVD in the Intel Mac, connect it to the B&W with a firewire cable, boot the Intel in FW Target Disk Secret Whatever mode, then fire up the B&W, you should theoretically get the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By makuribu
I tried it once. The twenties kept gumming up the...

I tried it once. The twenties kept gumming up the optical drive! :D

Like car rentals, online shopping is much more of a hassle without some sort of credit card.

You'll pay two penalties. First,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 19th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By makuribu
Science vs superstition

Every time this subject comes up there are these wild hyperbolic warnings using improper terms for the hazards of CRTs.

Low End Mac has a rational discussion of the dangers of CRT discharge. It...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,821
Posted By makuribu
The G4 iBooks have USB 2 ports. Airport extreme...

The G4 iBooks have USB 2 ports. Airport extreme is only wireless g. It might make more sense to find a compatible USB wireless dongle, especially one that handles 802.11n.

And if you're not going...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By makuribu
Or is Steve Jobs shrinking at an alarming rate?

Or is Steve Jobs shrinking at an alarming rate?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 27th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 25,180
Posted By makuribu
I never had a use for the iPhone. Too big as a...

I never had a use for the iPhone. Too big as a phone or MP3 player, and too small as a computer or video player.

The iPad seems to hit a sweet spot as a portable computing device. Light and small...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By makuribu
If it's a downloadable file, it's likely an ISO...

If it's a downloadable file, it's likely an ISO (disk image) file, not an exe. Download it onto your Mac and burn it with Disk Utility. The disk should be bootable.
Follow the instructions to make a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,491
Posted By makuribu
KisMac 0.3 is written to work on Snow Leopard. I...

KisMac 0.3 is written to work on Snow Leopard. I just tried it and it does find the Airport card but scanning doesn't seem to work.

0.2.99 doesn't work at all under SL.

The eye shape could be...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By makuribu
You can easily upgrade from one version of OS X...

You can easily upgrade from one version of OS X to another, with the proper install disks.
I've gone from 10.4 -> 10.5 -> 10.6 by upgrading, rather than doing a clean install, without any data...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 11th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By makuribu
Did you buy your computer from a shop that would...

Did you buy your computer from a shop that would helpfully install stuff like that?
The story about Best Buy "optimizing" new Macs for a fee comes to mind.
Here, let me enter your name for you,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 7th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By makuribu
My point was that Google has come in to the game...

My point was that Google has come in to the game several years late and hasn't brought anything new to the table, either in features or in marketing. The pricing is exactly like every other cell...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By makuribu
Another iPhone killer. Yawn.

It's a rebranded HTC phone that is $500 US unless you tie yourself to a carrier for two years.
They're pissing off the carriers by selling the phone online in the Google store.
They're pissing off...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 3rd, 2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 32,660
Posted By makuribu
Bell Canada bought out Virgin Mobile Canada a few...

Bell Canada bought out Virgin Mobile Canada a few months back, so Bell-Virgin is like Rogers-Fido.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 9th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By makuribu
If the files are just for your own use, I'd...

If the files are just for your own use, I'd suggest checking your DVD player's capabilities first. Dumping AVI files onto a DVD-R blank is a lot faster than cranking them through Toast or MPEG...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 26th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By makuribu
I'm not sure why you'd want an online virus...

I'm not sure why you'd want an online virus scanning service.

ClamXav (http://www.clamxav.com/index.php) is free, updated regularly, and finds Mac and Windows viruses. Handy for scanning exe files...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 21st, 2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By makuribu
You can't put mini CD/DVDs safely into any slot...

You can't put mini CD/DVDs safely into any slot loading drive, vertical or horizontal.
You'll have to find a tray loading drive, either on another Mac or an outboard one, and copy the files over,...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By makuribu
A couple of alternatives spring to mind. ...

A couple of alternatives spring to mind.

There are email-to-fax services.
You could buy an old Mac with a built in modem and, with sharing, use it as your fax (and print) server.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 17th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,843
Posted By makuribu
SATA is all you need to know about the hard...

SATA is all you need to know about the hard drive.

There are take apart guides available online which will also tell you what tools you need. You often need a Torx T8 drive as well as a small...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By makuribu
MPEG Streamclip (http://www.squared5.com/) does...

MPEG Streamclip (http://www.squared5.com/) does a lot of conversions.
It also does editing and joining of segments.
It's free.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By makuribu
If MAC (not Mac!) address filtering is turned on,...

If MAC (not Mac!) address filtering is turned on, your router will ignore any computer whose MAC address (the hexadecimal address of the Ethernet card, in the form xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx) isn't on its...
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