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Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By Lifeisabeach
A very simple thing to try is to create a second,...

A very simple thing to try is to create a second, small partition and install OS X clean to it. Then, with a new user account (nothing migrated), boot off that partition, then shut down to see how...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By Lifeisabeach
This line: ... would seem to provide a clue...

This line:

... would seem to provide a clue here. I googled for "CGXGetConnectionProperty" and I get hits to other discussions about OS X slow in shutting down....
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 07-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Lifeisabeach
There is nothing else to do but accept the fact...

There is nothing else to do but accept the fact that it's dead.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By Lifeisabeach
I take it that running Onyx' tools didn't help?

I take it that running Onyx' tools didn't help?
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Which is BETTER? Option 2 is "better". But...

Which is BETTER? Option 2 is "better". But option 3 may be "good enough", possibly even "better" if you actually need that much RAM. You should probably tell us what sort of software/tasks you'll...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Lifeisabeach
It sounds like the GPU has bit the dust. Another...

It sounds like the GPU has bit the dust. Another possibility could be a loose cable connection inside the case (although I doubt that would lead to a frozen computer... it should work, other than...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 07-25-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Try putting it in DFU mode, then restore. Link...

Try putting it in DFU mode, then restore. Link to instructions below.
http://www.ericjaffe.net/2011/12/is-your-ipad-stuck-on-the-red-battery-charging-or-silver-apple-logo-screen/
iPhone/iPad/iPod...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 327
Posted By Lifeisabeach
There could be any number of things that are...

There could be any number of things that are slowing you down. Background tasks are a big one (running any utilities, AV software, etc?). You could be very low on free space. How much drive space...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Lifeisabeach
They are still available for sale on NewEgg and...

They are still available for sale on NewEgg and Amazon. Seagate classifies it as an OEM drive, but there's no telling how long ago these were discontinued and if what they have is all old stock.
...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-24-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Well some people prefer the slower drive because...

Well some people prefer the slower drive because it's easier on the battery, but the faster one will perform better. Now, we have no idea if the drive he put in is new or used so far all we know, the...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Yeah, that battery bulge is especially...

Yeah, that battery bulge is especially concerning. I would stop using that MacBook immediately and take it to Apple. If you are lucky, they will replace it for no charge due to the swelling and...
Forum: iOS and Apps 07-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Ok gents, I'll acknowledge I was out of line in...

Ok gents, I'll acknowledge I was out of line in needling chas at the start of this thread, and apologize to him for doing so, and to the OP for distracting the focus here. I'll leave it at that. ...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Ah... CMD-TAB does cycle through the open apps. ...

Ah... CMD-TAB does cycle through the open apps. CMD-SHIFT-TAB simply cycles in the opposite direction.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 07-22-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Lifeisabeach
That sounds more like maybe a flash card app that...

That sounds more like maybe a flash card app that you are looking for. There are quite a few with varying features. Below is a search listing on MacUpdate... peruse over those and see if one of...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-21-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Not that I can see. What you can do is make the...

Not that I can see. What you can do is make the border on your first page. Next, while the border is selected, press CMD-C (copy), then go to the next page and press CMD-V (paste). Do the same for...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Ah... you don't actually have 2 different hard...

Ah... you don't actually have 2 different hard drives showing. The top level is a "Logical Volume Group" and the secondary item is the "Logical Partition". In a normal setup, the top level item...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-21-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Having Macintosh HD show up twice seems to imply...

Having Macintosh HD show up twice seems to imply that you have a problem with the motherboard, not the drive itself. Before doing anything else, I would try resetting the SMC and PRAM to see if that...
Forum: iOS and Apps 07-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Lifeisabeach
My abuse? LOL! Don't like it, eh? For a guy...

My abuse? LOL! Don't like it, eh? For a guy who openly derides anyone who says anything critical of Apple and their products, I think you deserve it in return.
Forum: iOS and Apps 07-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Lifeisabeach
You must be doing something wrong here. What...

You must be doing something wrong here. What happens when you delete from the iPhone using the instructions I detailed? How exactly do you sync your music to your iPhone, or better said how are the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Lifeisabeach
The firmware update doesn't get installed to the...

The firmware update doesn't get installed to the OS. It gets installed to a hardware component in the Mac.

If you mean that you download the firmware updater but never ran it, then just delete...
Forum: Security Awareness 07-17-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Oh Norton and McAfee are certainly the worst on...

Oh Norton and McAfee are certainly the worst on ANY platform, and have been for decades. Back in my usenet days, I was a regular in a computer support newsgroup, and we had a big discussion one week...
Forum: Security Awareness 07-17-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Lifeisabeach
What's wrong with Kaspersky? I haven't used it...

What's wrong with Kaspersky? I haven't used it in over a decade, but it used to be pretty darned good (talking about the Windows version, of course). Relative to the competition anyway.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-16-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Lifeisabeach
Intel's graphics chips were exceptionally...

Intel's graphics chips were exceptionally inadequate for gaming up till recently. Sly also raises a good point about ATI vs nVidia, but there is actually a resurgence in that particular problem. ...
Forum: iOS and Apps 07-16-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Lifeisabeach
It's not complicated, though how this works isn't...

It's not complicated, though how this works isn't obvious. Make sure you are on "Songs" (tap the red label that by default says "Artists" and you'll get a drop-down menu). Then tap the 3 dots (...)...
Forum: iOS and Apps 07-15-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Lifeisabeach
No they aren't. The UI isn't even remotely...

No they aren't. The UI isn't even remotely similar.
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