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Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,775
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Yep, great minds think alike. 8-)

Yep, great minds think alike. 8-)
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 07-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,780
Posted By Randy B. Singer
This may be too basic, but I thought that I'd...

This may be too basic, but I thought that I'd bring it up, as it is often a problem...

Click on the desktop (or click on the two-tone blue face in your Dock) to get into the Finder.

Finder menu...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,775
Posted By Randy B. Singer
You might want to run this free utility that...

You might want to run this free utility that uninstalls all adware:

The Safe Mac Adware Removal Tool (http://www.thesafemac.com/art/)

As a sidenote, none of the available Macintosh anti-virus...
Forum: Security Awareness 06-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Randy B. Singer
In addition to being an attorney, I have two...

In addition to being an attorney, I have two degrees in Anthropology. Within that field I've studied both linguistics and folklore. I know that language, including the English language, isn't...
Forum: Security Awareness 06-08-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Randy B. Singer
I don't think that it is at all clear. At least,...

I don't think that it is at all clear. At least, it isn't clear that it is the definition that you want to ascribe to the term. To the majority of computer users, "virus" equals "malware." The...
Forum: Security Awareness 06-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Sophos is one of the anti-virus programs most...

Sophos is one of the anti-virus programs most often associated with slowdowns and persistent beachballs. (Though not for everyone. So there is no need for folks to post "but it works fine for me.")...
Forum: Security Awareness 06-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Depending on how you define "virus", you might...

Depending on how you define "virus", you might lose that bet.

There are no viruses (defined as self-propagating malware) in the wild for the Macintosh.

However, if you use the term "virus" to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-29-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,476
Posted By Randy B. Singer
This has been a source of much conjecture on a...

This has been a source of much conjecture on a bunch of Macintosh discussion lists.

Most Mac users, when asked, don't use their optical drives at all anymore. They download new software from the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-24-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Randy B. Singer
What you appear to have is "adware" not...

What you appear to have is "adware" not "malware." To you and I there isn't much of a difference, but most of the anti-virus companies don't bother to deal with adware.

Have a look at this...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-24-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,476
Posted By Randy B. Singer
You might find this article helpful: MacBook...

You might find this article helpful:

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which laptop should you get?
MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which laptop should you get? | iMore...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Randy B. Singer
The CR2032 *is* a lithium battery. 250 x CR2032...

The CR2032 *is* a lithium battery.
250 x CR2032 Panasonic Lithium Coin Cell Batteries (http://www.megabatteries.com/item_details2.asp?id=15047)

Normally they last about 5 to 7 years, which is...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Randy B. Singer
You need a new PRAM battery (not to be confused...

You need a new PRAM battery (not to be confused with a PRAM reset). You are lucky. Often the first sign that your PRAM battery has died is that your date and time are wrong. But sometimes the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Randy B. Singer
If you have less than 4GB of RAM, that may indeed...

If you have less than 4GB of RAM, that may indeed be the problem. If you have 4 or more GB of RAM, it is likely something else.

And if your hard drive is around 80% or more full, it may be that...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Generally that error message means that you have...

Generally that error message means that you have a corrupted preferences file for the referenced application.

Do this:

In the Finder
Option-click the Go menu
Your ~/Library will appear in the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Yes, as a matter of fact they do! Apple -...

Yes, as a matter of fact they do!

Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback (http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html)
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Personally, I wouldn't purchase a Macintosh with...

Personally, I wouldn't purchase a Macintosh with a rotating disk hard drive that is more than 5 years old. After about 3 years the failure rate of rotating disk hard drives becomes worrisome (about...
Forum: Security Awareness 04-28-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Note that this effects Windows users also. ...

Note that this effects Windows users also.
U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now : The Two-Way : NPR...
Forum: Security Awareness 04-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Update Flash *NOW*!

There is a nasty Flash vulnerability that Adobe rushed out a patch for. You should update Flash immediately.
Zero-day Flash bug under active attack in Windows threatens OS X, Linux too | Ars...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Randy B. Singer
A new iteration of Flash Player version 13 was...

A new iteration of Flash Player version 13 was released today (version 13.0.0.201).

I haven't heard from anyone yet as to whether it fixes all the problems folks have been experiencing.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Randy B. Singer
No, I've spoken to a significant number of folks...

No, I've spoken to a significant number of folks having problems, and the problem doesn't seem at all that limited.

Adobe updated the post to say 2006-2007. What they likely meant to say was any...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 04-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Don't Update Flash Player!

Flash Player 13 is now available. Don't upgrade yet, it is problematic.

If you have already upgraded, and you are experiencing problems with Flash content, you can downgrade to version 12.0.0.77...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,935
Posted By Randy B. Singer
How full is your drive?

How full is your drive?
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-06-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Congratulations and welcome! You might find...

Congratulations and welcome!

You might find one or the other of these excellent books to be invaluable (you probably don't need both):

Mac OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual
about $23
OS X...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-06-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,634
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Yes...and no. Please read what I referenced: ...

Yes...and no. Please read what I referenced:

Mac OS X Routine Maintenance
OS X Maintenance And Troubleshooting (http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html)
Item #5 and note #1
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-06-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,935
Posted By Randy B. Singer
If you just did a clean install, your slowdown...

If you just did a clean install, your slowdown could easily be due to Spotlight indexing your hard drive.

And, yes, it is possible to have a corrupted Spotlight database with a brand new...
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