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Forum: OS X - Operating System Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By vansmith
If anyone decides to go the hosts file route,...

If anyone decides to go the hosts file route, make a backup first. The caution made by chscag is a valid one.
Forum: Switcher Hangout Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By vansmith
Please see the link in my signature about writing...

Please see the link in my signature about writing posts. We need a lot more detail.
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By vansmith
It's at /private/etc/hosts.

It's at /private/etc/hosts.
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By vansmith
Nothing is impervious to password circumvention...

Nothing is impervious to password circumvention but someone would have to know what they're doing and that doesn't include 99% of people. However, if you sync content with your computer, someone can...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 132
Posted By vansmith
stereoscopic, this is going to be the last time I...

stereoscopic, this is going to be the last time I say this: when you post a question, you need to take some time to provide details. We can't read your mind and you continue to operate, ostensibly,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By vansmith
Note: I changed the title to something more...

Note: I changed the title to something more descriptive.

Can you provide more details please? What version of Safari? What version of OS X? What do you mean by "preferences passwords"?
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By vansmith
The easy answer here is to simply use Time...

The easy answer here is to simply use Time Machine to restore the folder if you've got it set up (and if you don't, I'd highly encourage you to consider setting it up). Do you have any sort of backup...
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
That's not quite true but that discussion is...

That's not quite true but that discussion is perhaps better suited to a cultural studies or sociology forum. ;)
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By vansmith
Where and what was the folder for? Was it part of...

Where and what was the folder for? Was it part of an application or was it just one that you had for storing content?
Forum: OS X - Operating System Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
Oh absolutely, this is very much a "what do other...

Oh absolutely, this is very much a "what do other people use" scenario in which other people are necessary to consider. Do other people use Pages and/or does it matter what they're using? Go with...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-16-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
That you work in one of the few industries that...

That you work in one of the few industries that iWork can adequately serve? I'm not trying to be combative but you're the first person I've ever heard say that iWork works in a professional capacity....
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By vansmith
Please see the post in my signature about what...

Please see the post in my signature about what kinds of information to include in your question. We'd love to help but you need to provide a lot more detail.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By vansmith
A five year old MacBook Pro with no working...

A five year old MacBook Pro with no working battery for $400? Run away.
Forum: iOS and Apps 12-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By vansmith
Given that most phone contracts are 2-3 years...

Given that most phone contracts are 2-3 years (depending on carrier) and that most phones also survive those kinds of cycles, I think that the battery is still doing okay if it lasts you a day. You...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
Ars Technica was pretty critical of it (see here...

Ars Technica was pretty critical of it (see here (http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/11/review-the-productivity-suite-formerly-known-as-iwork/4/)) and I'm sure I could find others. I think you might...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By vansmith
Where's the fun in that?

Where's the fun in that?
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By vansmith
Good thing I don't live in Eastern Canada then...

Good thing I don't live in Eastern Canada then (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Canada). ;)

Amateur philosopher? :P
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 12-16-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By vansmith
Go back to your carrier and see if they can...

Go back to your carrier and see if they can accommodate this. If you just got your phone and you get a nice, employee, you might be able to negotiate this.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By vansmith
You can re-arrange the system ones by holding...

You can re-arrange the system ones by holding down Command and then click and holding. Third party apps...not so much (I'd love to be proven wrong however).
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By vansmith
How did I get roped into this? Looks like...

How did I get roped into this? Looks like someone's just out to blame Canadians. :P
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
This right here is sound advice for any sort of...

This right here is sound advice for any sort of review. Going across multiple reviews is the way to go especially since you don't really know how specific an issue (or lack of) may be.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By vansmith
Can you be more specific? Is it opening at all or...

Can you be more specific? Is it opening at all or is it just not showing anything going back in time?

Aesthetically, the new version can be a bit confusing. The notches on the right hand side are...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By vansmith
Sound advice that warrants one small addition:...

Sound advice that warrants one small addition: Java 6 is end of life'd which means that it no longer receives security updates from Oracle. Sticking with Java 6 exclusive versions is a bad call if...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 12-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,855
Posted By vansmith
Sort of. Any non-Office compatible suite is...

Sort of. Any non-Office compatible suite is always going to be "almost there but not quite." I think it's important to keep this in mind especially if you use any of Office's more advanced features.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 431
Posted By vansmith
I don't think there's anything wrong with that...

I don't think there's anything wrong with that approach especially since the previous version of OS X often has a usable shelf life beyond a year. If Mavericks still works for you, I don't think you...
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