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Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Lightcraftsman
The people who have problems are most likely to...

The people who have problems are most likely to post. There is zero empirical evidence that hybrid drives are less reliable than old-fashioned HDDs.
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Good points. I should have added I could not...

Good points. I should have added I could not transfer my MS Office install from one computer to another because of the discount I got. Those who paid retail can probably transfer the license.
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Lightcraftsman
As I recall Microsoft allows two installs if you...

As I recall Microsoft allows two installs if you paid retail. Check the license agreement. I have MS Office on my 2009 MacBook Pro and could not transfer the license because I got the suite for $10...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Lightcraftsman
If you're going to tear into your MacBook Pro to...

If you're going to tear into your MacBook Pro to install a second drive consider getting two Toshiba 500GB hybrid drives and striping them into a RAID 0 configuration. I did this two years ago with...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I ditched Word for Pages two years ago and had...

I ditched Word for Pages two years ago and had zero problems opening Word files, editing them in Pages, exporting as Word and sending them to fellow university students or my professors. I didn't try...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Yeah, I finally tossed my CS3 DVDs and case...

Yeah, I finally tossed my CS3 DVDs and case today. Shoulda done it before moving to Colorado a month ago. :\
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I had to authorize the new computer to use Adobe...

I had to authorize the new computer to use Adobe CC but that only took a few seconds. Disk Warrior launched without a problem, but Data Rescue made me enter the serial number again. I don't use MS...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-22-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I did this yesterday after my new rMBP arrived....

I did this yesterday after my new rMBP arrived. Connected the external 256GB SSD I use as the startup drive for my Mac Mini and used Migration Assistant to move my apps, files and preferences. Took...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Unless you plan to do a lot of video editing you...

Unless you plan to do a lot of video editing you won't need the 4GB graphics card. Get the stock configuration with the i5 processor and 8GB RAM then order 16GB RAM from OWC or your preferred...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Lightcraftsman
The Mac Mini is not comparable to the...

The Mac Mini is not comparable to the top-of-the-line RMBP graphics card. That said, I have some drum scanned 4x5 and medium format files on my 2012 Mac Mini that are 3GB with layers and the Mini...
Forum: Music, Audio, and Podcasting 10-01-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By Lightcraftsman
That is a possibility. Can you take it to an...

That is a possibility. Can you take it to an Apple Store for testing?
Forum: Music, Audio, and Podcasting 10-01-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By Lightcraftsman
How does your computer behave when running other...

How does your computer behave when running other apps?
Forum: iOS and Apps 08-12-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Lightcraftsman
As of February 2008 the registration does not...

As of February 2008 the registration does not expire so there is no need to renew.

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-11-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 40,247
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Casa Grande and Clouds, Chisos Basin, Big Bend NP

Casa Grande and Clouds, Chisos Basin, Big Bend NP
Forum: iOS and Apps 08-11-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I'm not aware of any, but IOS 7 is supposed to...

I'm not aware of any, but IOS 7 is supposed to implement this feature. With any luck it will be available next month.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Lightcraftsman
It really depends on what you need in a computer....

It really depends on what you need in a computer. If you are studying photography then waiting would be worthwhile. For almost all other uses the current MacBook Pros are plenty fast.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-08-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Ah. An inside joke. Went right over my head.

Ah. An inside joke. Went right over my head.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Lightcraftsman
If you want commercial software, Sky Safari is...

If you want commercial software, Sky Safari is available on the App Store in three versions. If you want free Stellarium is a very good program.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Prius? :Grimmace: Nope. That's a Mini Cooper....

Prius? :Grimmace: Nope. That's a Mini Cooper. Check out the headlights and the holes for the headlights at the front of the hood. I recognize it because my wife drives a Mini.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-08-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By Lightcraftsman
If you want to check on reliability go to...

If you want to check on reliability go to TrueDelta -- Real Car Owners Driving Real Car Information (http://www.truedelta.com/). I like the CPO idea too, but that seems out of your budget.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-07-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I agree with chas_m and others on this issue....

I agree with chas_m and others on this issue. Apple did not spring this on us overnight. We had ample warning, and I'm not even close to the 5GB limit. If I wanted to use iCloud to store more data...
Forum: News and Community Announcements 08-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,214
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Congrats, Sly. I think you're a good choice.

Congrats, Sly. I think you're a good choice.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-05-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Good on ya. With more than 32,000 tracks in my...

Good on ya. With more than 32,000 tracks in my iTunes Music library, plus podcasts, movies and iTunesU, I find keeping iTunes logically organized essential. Thanks for the iDentify tip.
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 08-02-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I bought a refurbished 64GB iPad Retina a few...

I bought a refurbished 64GB iPad Retina a few weeks ago and it looks and works just like a new one. Saved $120 plus the tax difference. Go for it.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I always name my drives. My iTunes drive is...

I always name my drives. My iTunes drive is Wurlitzer, my startup drive is Canis Minor, and my photo drive and backups are named after famous photographers, in alphabetical order of their use.
...
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