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Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Thymen
If you have the money, go for SSD. Larger SSD's...

If you have the money, go for SSD. Larger SSD's are expensive, but that pain is once only: the gain is in every time you use your laptop!

Thymen
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Thymen
Received the enclosure. It is nothing special,...

Received the enclosure. It is nothing special, except that is has a Thunderbolt connection. Enclosures like this with USB 3.0 can be found for a hundred euros less, at a fifth of the price....
...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Thymen
I bought a CallDigit dock a few months ago,...

I bought a CallDigit dock a few months ago, together with two USB 3.0 WD Book drives of 4 TB each (data and TM). The dock allows the drives to be used at their maximum speed, and for the data that is...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Thymen
.. and finally! Just ordered one. Will put a...

.. and finally!

Just ordered one. Will put a 500 GB Samsung SSD in it, and use it as an OS disk.

Thymen
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 03-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Thymen
Went back to the store, and returned with a brand...

Went back to the store, and returned with a brand new disk in a sealed package. Two actually, I bought another one for Time Machine.

I am going to return the 'bad' disk soon, after having...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 03-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Thymen
So no bonus material it is.. I performed the...

So no bonus material it is..

I performed the complete drive test from the WD Utilities, and it passed that test. There are no scratches etc. on the drive (the plastic cover protection was/is still...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Thymen
Time Machine backing up remote volumes?

When I access a shared folder on my Synology NAS, it is mounted as a remote volume.

Just to make sure: this volume is not listed in the TM exclusion list; am I correct in that it is, as are all...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 03-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Thymen
WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?

Folks,

just bought a Caldigit dock, and a WD MyBook 4TB external disk to go with it.

I found that the WD MyBook contained a folder with two films in it, obviously Torrent download. I personally...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 12-16-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,198
Posted By Thymen
Engine available at twice the price of the...

Engine available at twice the price of the car….but you DO get the promise that there will be lots and lots of aftermarket engines to pick from very soon…..

Yeah, right…. another Thunderbolt...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-03-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,074
Posted By Thymen
I have had trouble too, and could not get it to...

I have had trouble too, and could not get it to work. It appears that Mavericks changes some settings in the partitioning scheme, through which a bootcamp W7 partition looses it's Master Boot Record....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Thymen
chscag, my system is located in my profile. It's...

chscag, my system is located in my profile. It's a 12.2 model iMac 27" .

If there are no side-effects, like decrease in performance, then the is no reason for trying to disable it....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Thymen
Question AppNap .... or AppNot ...

Mavericks has some new features, of which AppNap is one. For desktop systems, is there any advantage? And if disadvantages only, how to disable it?

Thymen
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Thymen
I use the Mac built-in option called BootCamp; it...

I use the Mac built-in option called BootCamp; it allows you to boot in either Mac OSX or in Windows. Switching between OSX and Windows requires a restart, but the advantage is that you use the full...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Thymen
There is a program called 'Onyx' that allows you...

There is a program called 'Onyx' that allows you to do all kinds of maintenance work.
In the tabs 'Automation' , there is an option Rebuilding / Appearance of Folder Contents that will remove these...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-13-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Thymen
There are a lot of things to consider when...

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing software/hardware, and for each person the go/nogo balance differs....

I recently purchased the €99/year Home/Student Office 365 subscription,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-12-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Thymen
Indeed in the States it might be quite cheaper......

Indeed in the States it might be quite cheaper...

Here, in the Netherlands, a single license of Word for Mac, version 2011 costs €139 (via Microsoft store), while Pages costs €17.99 (via App...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-12-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Thymen
If you are very used to Word..... get Word! If...

If you are very used to Word..... get Word! If you want to use Pages, there will be a considerate amount of re-learning to do. I have both, and although I obtained Word first, Pages is not too...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 08-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Thymen
Thunderbolt enclosures... when?

Hi;

I've had my iMac 2011 model for about a year and a half now, and ever since I have been keeping an eye on storage expansion via thunderbolt. With SSD's becoming affordable now, the ideal...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 06-30-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By Thymen
You expect us to teach you how to cheat?...

You expect us to teach you how to cheat? Seriously?
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-15-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,521
Posted By Thymen
One thing that would make me upgrade to Mavericks...

One thing that would make me upgrade to Mavericks immediately...

... FONT SCALING ...

So I can use my 27" hi res screen at it's native resolution without needing a lookup glass to see those...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-09-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,240
Posted By Thymen
Had a similar issue, that was driving me nuts....

Had a similar issue, that was driving me nuts. Searched and searched.... 'til I found that I had put the pen of my graphics tablet ON the tablet....:P.

Thymen
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-12-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Thymen
At the native resolution of 2560 x 1440 the...

At the native resolution of 2560 x 1440 the default fonts size on my 27" iMac is just too small for my aging eyes. So when I bought the mac, the first thing I looked for was to increase it.... got...
Forum: Movies and Video 02-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Thymen
The media box I used does not allow for setting...

The media box I used does not allow for setting of the recording format. So unless I invest in other hardware, the mpg it delivers is what I have to deal with.

I downloaded ffmpegX, and the...
Forum: Movies and Video 02-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Thymen
best freeware MPG to AVI converter...

I have transferred quite a lot of old VHS-tapes to digital, using a media box. The files are in MPG-format, and play well on both Windows and iMac, using QuickTime, Flip Player etc. These all appear...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-05-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Thymen
Well... W7 64bit Pro up and running... Was...

Well... W7 64bit Pro up and running...

Was not difficult, although at first I got an error message when creating the BootCamp partition. Some internet searching provided the answer, and from then...
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