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Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-06-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,604
Posted By zewazir
My rule of thumb when advising my clients is if...

My rule of thumb when advising my clients is if they can get the latest OS to run with out slowing it to a crawl, it's good for at least 2 more years. This is, of course, moderated by the needs of...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By zewazir
Depends on your budget. For less than $100, you...

Depends on your budget. For less than $100, you can upgrade your current iMac to Snow Leopard, resulting in a serviceable Macintosh capable of running up-to-date web browsers, syncing newer iPhones,...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,074
Posted By zewazir
For all those who denigrate those of us who...

For all those who denigrate those of us who express concerns over the lack of upgrade ability of the MBP Retina:

I have owned several different models of Apple portable. Every one was purchase...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,074
Posted By zewazir
Then Apple is being stupid. New products may...

Then Apple is being stupid. New products may cause SOME to think they need to update every time the latest comes out. But MOST plan on using theirs for several years before upgrading, regardless of...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,074
Posted By zewazir
What happens to a MBP Retina when its battery...

What happens to a MBP Retina when its battery wears out, as it is inevitable to do after 3-4 years use? Replace the whole widget because of an old battery? As an institution with over 1500...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By zewazir
Maybe if our governments were limited to doing...

Maybe if our governments were limited to doing the actual job of government (ie: protecting the rights and liberties of the people) rather than being a one-stop-shop for entitlement programs and...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By zewazir
Good point. But I don't see the app model...

Good point. But I don't see the app model intruding very far into the realm of desktop and laptop computers, where there is little or no need to compensate for small displays. That is why I said...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By zewazir
Killing the web? Hardly. Changing the way it is...

Killing the web? Hardly. Changing the way it is accessed? Definitely. And not by all that much, except for changing the role players a bit.

Specialized access via apps is handy under certain...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By zewazir
A lot of people still have use for the increased...

A lot of people still have use for the increased capability of wired ethernet. A lot of people still have need of an optical drive. Removing these features in favor of thinner and lighter, under the...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By zewazir
I wonder just how much of a kick Apple Corp...

I wonder just how much of a kick Apple Corp leadership gets out of the speculation generated by their policy of secrecy?
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-24-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,720
Posted By zewazir
Unless this hypothetical question supposes that...

Unless this hypothetical question supposes that Mac OS X is literally erased off everyone's hard drives overnight, I figure on using Mac OS X 10.x (x being the last release made available to the...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By zewazir
I have found this kind of problem is often caused...

I have found this kind of problem is often caused by and errant pref file. Go to /Users/(user name)/Library/Preferences. There is a folder titled Microsoft. Trash it, empty the trash. Then start MS...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By zewazir
Will any other disks read? If not, you may have ...

Will any other disks read? If not, you may have failed optical drive.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,637
Posted By zewazir
I had already changed out the memory thinking the...

I had already changed out the memory thinking the problem could be a faulty memory stick, but I put in the same amount. Changing the amount fixed the problem.

@harryb2448: It seems the eBay...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-16-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,637
Posted By zewazir
Locked MacBook?

Okay, here is a weird one. I got a MacBook off eBay to fix up for my daughter. Advertised “won’t start up”.

I do some basics fixes and try to start up. It powers up fine, and shows blinking “?”....
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-11-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By zewazir
Upgrade your memory will definitely give you a...

Upgrade your memory will definitely give you a significant boost in power. Once that is done, it will be able to run OS 10.6 with no problems. 10.7 might push it a little hard, though. Hard drive...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,720
Posted By zewazir
I like the Parker "Jotter" ballpoint pens,...

I like the Parker "Jotter" ballpoint pens, w/black ink fine tip. I also really like the Papermate Logo II mechanical pencils in .5mm, HB lead.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 60,106
Posted By zewazir
Here is the deal: Macintosh OS X is secure...

Here is the deal: Macintosh OS X is secure enough that a single Trojan has Mac users writing posts in the tens of thousands on multiple Mac oriented forums, blogs and social networks, etc. For that...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By zewazir
Yes, you can use your MBP to recover your iMac...

Yes, you can use your MBP to recover your iMac hard drive. You will need a firewire cable to connect the two computers. Go ahead and download and install whichever data recovery application you...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By zewazir
AFTER you do a last backup, I recommend doing a...

AFTER you do a last backup, I recommend doing a low-level (zero-out) format. It takes a lot longer than a simple format, but will prevent anyone with data recovery utilities from recovering personal...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By zewazir
How does sheltering children from basic concepts...

How does sheltering children from basic concepts of reality in our society (ie: not everyone is rich - or poor, not everyone agrees with how the universe came to be, not everyone celebrates the same...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,297
Posted By zewazir
How about this? Get both, test them out, and...

How about this? Get both, test them out, and then send me the one you like less.....;)
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-23-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By zewazir
Photo Booth. It is a Mac application that...

Photo Booth.

It is a Mac application that the kids in my elementary schools cannot get enough of. Coupled with iPhoto's ability to run slide shows that link to music in iTunes, and it's a...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 03-22-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,665
Posted By zewazir
Sounds like someone needs to take the issue to...

Sounds like someone needs to take the issue to their county attorney and file criminal charges.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,032
Posted By zewazir
I use Acrobat Pro. But it's not free.

I use Acrobat Pro. But it's not free.
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