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Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-12-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By didymus
"Apple certainly isn't new to "e-selling" because...

"Apple certainly isn't new to "e-selling" because they've been doing if forever with the iTMS. Have you never bought anything in iTunes? Are you new to shopping online and maybe that's why you're...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-12-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By didymus
Dreadful App Store

Has Apple gone mad with its App Store? I've never come across anything so user-unfriendly in my life! There's no download button on the download page and eventually, after clicking everywhere, you...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-06-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By didymus
Yup, I believe that's right - which is why I...

Yup, I believe that's right - which is why I never use iPhoto :-) I started off using it and then discovered that it takes over completely and getting images out of iPhoto to process in something...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By didymus
It's good to hear such enthusiasm for the Mac -...

It's good to hear such enthusiasm for the Mac - however, be prepared for the same kinds of problems that hit all computers from time to time. The Mac, in my experience is just so much better a...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-02-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,996
Posted By didymus
I have that problem too, and I only run one...

I have that problem too, and I only run one screen. The cursor is fine when typing in this box, for example, or in word processing, but if I move the mouse out of the box the cursor remains in wp...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By didymus
Good advise! I too copied over my Windows...

Good advise! I too copied over my Windows folders and started to use iPhoto, but when I discovered what was happening, backed off and have never used it since. I don't need the gimmicky bits of the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 06-19-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By didymus
Totally uncalled for.[/QUOTE] I don't see...

Totally uncalled for.[/QUOTE]

I don't see humour being forbidden in the community guidelines??
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By didymus
Filemaker Pro and Bento are probably the two most...

Filemaker Pro and Bento are probably the two most used on the Mac - Bento mainly for personal use, but still powerful enough for the application you have in mind; Filemaker (produced by the same...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By didymus
Well, the problem is that you aren't a switcher -...

Well, the problem is that you aren't a switcher - you've been forced to make the change, as you said, so I guess you're just going to have to put up with things until you change your job again and...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424,486
Posted By didymus
I keep the activity monitor in the dock, just in...

I keep the activity monitor in the dock, just in case :-)
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-25-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By didymus
1. Come on, admit it, you're just a meany :-) ...

1. Come on, admit it, you're just a meany :-)

2. Open source doesn't mean "free" - open source needs support and if you aren't prepared to pay a small amount for the convenience of having the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-06-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By didymus
Given your computing activity, I'd go for the...

Given your computing activity, I'd go for the newer machine - the difference in processor speed is hardly likely to be noticeable with the kind of use your wife is likely to make of it.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-03-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,827
Posted By didymus
You need Seashore - Seashore...

You need Seashore - Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html) - based on Gimp, which you could use if you want to work at the Photoshop level. I gave up on iPhoto -...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-28-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By didymus
Buy a copy of Macbook for Dummies! Well worth...

Buy a copy of Macbook for Dummies! Well worth the price.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,990
Posted By didymus
You've discovered why I don't use iPhoto any more...

You've discovered why I don't use iPhoto any more :Mischievous: I like to know where my images are! And, unless you use iPhoto as your photo store and use software, like Aperture, that links to the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By didymus
For what it is worth: if you've been accustomed...

For what it is worth: if you've been accustomed to Word, you'll probably find Pages rather clunky by comparison and there's a learning curve because the two programs do things rather differently. ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-08-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By didymus
This looks like some kind of phishing expedition...

This looks like some kind of phishing expedition to me! The 500 withdrawal limit would be in getting money from a machine, not just using the card - so this is a non-problem, which is what makes me...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-16-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By didymus
Definitely 'Yea' - I've now had the iMac for more...

Definitely 'Yea' - I've now had the iMac for more than a year and I've used Applecare perhaps twice but, as someone on the thread says - it's for peace of mind. It's an insurance and the great thing...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By didymus
I had the same problems - but it is just a matter...

I had the same problems - but it is just a matter of time. I now switch between OSX and Windows on my iMac without any problems.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-19-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,558
Posted By didymus
Memory hog

That seems excessive - I have 11 threads running at the moment and that is using 298Mb - if you have AppleCare, I'd give them a call.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-14-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By didymus
Sadly, the various versions of the Apple mouse...

Sadly, the various versions of the Apple mouse come nowhere near the standards of those from firms like Logitech. I use the old Logitech wireless mouse I had with my PC and it works fine - the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-19-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,620
Posted By didymus
Chas m has it right - if you want to be in total...

Chas m has it right - if you want to be in total control of your photos, don't use iPhoto. When I first switched to the Mac, not much over a year ago, I started using iPhoto, but quickly realised...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-11-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By didymus
If YOU don't know why you need one, you DON'T...

If YOU don't know why you need one, you DON'T need one. And if you want something lightweight you'll find that the Toshiba Portege is lighter than the Mac Air :-)
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-21-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By didymus
Go to page 60 of the manual, which you will find...

Go to page 60 of the manual, which you will find at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/pages_userguide.pdf
Forum: Switcher Hangout 06-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By didymus
This one of those silly Apple design fetishes -...

This one of those silly Apple design fetishes - no little buttons must disturb the lovely surfaces - instead, everything relies on software and sometimes software doesn't work very well. What...
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