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Forum: Apple Desktops 03-31-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By martyp
Can't you get an old Apple keyboard off eBay with...

Can't you get an old Apple keyboard off eBay with the 'power button' key?

Never used an eMac but I know the iMacs I used at school could be started by that method. Hopefully someone will chime...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-31-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By martyp
Next announcement for new Macs will probably be...

Next announcement for new Macs will probably be at WWDC 2015, early June with models probably shipping a month or two later.

They really need to get a better GPU in the MBP, the GT750m is now so...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-31-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By martyp
I've been using the Office Preview for a while...

I've been using the Office Preview for a while too for work on my Mac (never opened Office 2011 since installing) and it has been superb.

Can't see why you would rather use a VM to run office...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-31-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By martyp
Branded OEM (Dell, HP, IBM, Toshiba etc.) should...

Branded OEM (Dell, HP, IBM, Toshiba etc.) should only be used on their systems and to be honest, only the system it was sold with.

Microsoft OEM for system builders is suitable for branded PCs...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-31-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By martyp
Chances are it will actually install fine, the...

Chances are it will actually install fine, the issue you may have is when it comes to activating the license with Microsoft.

There is nothing wrong with purchasing an OEM copy of Windows (with a...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 03-30-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,434
Posted By martyp
I'd opt for the 5k iMac as your iMac won't drive...

I'd opt for the 5k iMac as your iMac won't drive 4k which is the next logical step.

I use an NEC 31.5" UHD/4k monitor with my Late 2013 15" MBP and it struggles when minimising windows, displaying...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-29-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By martyp
Hi chscag, Many thanks for clearing that up...

Hi chscag,

Many thanks for clearing that up for me, I'll download a Win 10 preview build until the final build of the OS is released.

I only use it for two apps, one from 2001 and the other...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-29-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By martyp
Sharing a Windows VM between two Macs

Hello everyone,

Quick question, I have VMWare Fusion 7 Pro on a MacBook Pro which I run a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine on.

I have purchased a Mac Pro to use solely at home and keep my MBP...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By martyp
I run AutoCAD LT 2015 (for Mac) and the full...

I run AutoCAD LT 2015 (for Mac) and the full Adobe CC suite along with other graphic/photography apps.

The GT750M w/2Gb VRAM isn't actually all that great. It worked fine on my old 30" Dell...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-27-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By martyp
I personally wouldn't replace the power supply in...

I personally wouldn't replace the power supply in your machine.

The Mac Pro power supplies are 1000W+, they are actually over-rated by a good margin. Your MP will probably only draw about 550W...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,608
Posted By martyp
I wonder if the firmware update for the drive has...

I wonder if the firmware update for the drive has rendered it unreadable by either OS.

Did it begin to upgrade the firmware and it stopped (or you cancelled it) or point blank refuse to update?
...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By martyp
Unfortunately, the only method of outputting 5.1...

Unfortunately, the only method of outputting 5.1 surround sound on a Mac is using the Optical/TOSLINK connection.

If you have a Mac Pro there is the standard optical connection at the rear, all...
Forum: iOS and Apps 12-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By martyp
Try using iMazing, I managed to sync my iTunes...

Try using iMazing, I managed to sync my iTunes music library off my iPad after a failed/incomplete Time Machine backup.

I did have to purchase the app but it was certainly well worth it!

Link...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By martyp
Woke the MBP from standby this evening and...

Woke the MBP from standby this evening and monitor is recognised properly, all five scaling options available and it is running at 60Hz perfectly?!

Now my Lacie 2big drive connected via...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 12-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By martyp
Late 2013 15" MBP and 4K Monitor - Strange Issues

Hello all,

I have just upgraded from a 30" Dell monitor to an NEC PA322UHD monitor which can run 4K resolutions at 60Hz.

I do have very random issues with OS X 10.1 when it comes to the panel...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 10-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,133
Posted By martyp
HDMI Input to new iMac 5K

Hello all,

After lusting at the iMac 5K retina I have pulled the trigger on a custom order version with the 4GHz i7, 16Gb RAM and 512Gb SSD.

My current setup is a MacBook Pro 15" w/Retina 2014...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By martyp
Probably the easiest way to do it to be honest,...

Probably the easiest way to do it to be honest, really isn't it!

At least that way I can guarantee a 'clean' join which in CorelDRAW the way I'm doing it isn't always the case...

I think I...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By martyp
I installed a trial version of InDesign CS5.5...

I installed a trial version of InDesign CS5.5 from a trial DVD I ordered from Adobe some time ago, after watching a 30 minute video on-line I am actually up-to-speed as far as I actually need to be -...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By martyp
Hi David, Thanks for your reply. The actual...

Hi David,

Thanks for your reply. The actual document is no more than 8 pages generally, and is very, very simple. CorelDRAW is used as it is was available and done the job nice and quickly -...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-31-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By martyp
Looking for a CorelDRAW replacement

Hello,

I am currently running VMWare fusion to run two windows-only applications, one of them being CorelDRAW.

This is used to put together a little document containing photographs, tables and...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 03-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By martyp
Just signed up to this myself, what an absolute...

Just signed up to this myself, what an absolute bargain. I don't do photography personally anymore but I do use Photoshop for work - in a very simplistic sense so I will get use out of that.

I...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 03-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By martyp
Nice lens, more than wide enough on FF. Can't...

Nice lens, more than wide enough on FF. Can't beat these old skool lenses!! :)

On my D3s I used the Nikkor N 24-70 f/2.8 and just focused to 1/3 of the way into the frame/scene and shot at f/11...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,008
Posted By martyp
VMWare Fusion 6 - Back Button Not Working Properly?

Hello,

So, I switched back to the Mac and as I need some Windows only apps for work I upgraded my VMWare Fusion from 5 to 6 to take advantage of the new MBP and Win 8.1.

It's all running...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 02-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By martyp
Agreed, save a little money and get the better i7...

Agreed, save a little money and get the better i7 chip.

I usually have my MBP connected to my Dell U3014 monitor however, last night I spilt coffee over my apple BT keyboard and thats acting up. ...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By martyp
Well, picked up the MBP from the Apple Store...

Well, picked up the MBP from the Apple Store today, very nice!!

Just copied all my stuff over and disconnected the PC to put this baby in its new home. I do have a problem however, I have...
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