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Forum: OS X - Operating System Today, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By chas_m
There is no reason to run any antivirus at all on...

There is no reason to run any antivirus at all on a Mac, and in particular one should avoid all Symantec products.
Forum: Apple Notebooks Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22
Posted By chas_m
Based on your first post, I would suggest a...

Based on your first post, I would suggest a refurbished 2013 or 2014 MacBook Air from Apple's online store. The big advantage with refurbished from Apple is that it has a full warranty, and is...
Forum: Security Awareness 05-12-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 799
Posted By chas_m
No. What you want is to order the $20 Snow...

No. What you want is to order the $20 Snow Leopard DVD from Apple, and once you receive it you can boot from that and erase/reformat the hard drive (I'd recommend the single-pass over the "quick"...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 05-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By chas_m
I have to point out that Photos' editing tools...

I have to point out that Photos' editing tools are in fact that strongest aspect of the program and are considerably better in every respect to iPhoto's editing tools. I continue to use iPhoto...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-12-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By chas_m
And sometimes I think you willfully misinterpret...

And sometimes I think you willfully misinterpret a positive attitude (that I try to have about nearly everything) as being an apologist, which I find grossly offensive. How is pointing out that the...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-12-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By chas_m
Not to take issue with your assessment, but I...

Not to take issue with your assessment, but I think the user Apple envisions for this device would never have it plugged in except for overnight, so that probably eliminates the "klutz" issue. Users...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-09-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By chas_m
I sadly lack the time to do a lot of traditional...

I sadly lack the time to do a lot of traditional book reading, but I probably have something just under 50 purchased titles in my iBook library.

As an author myself, I've lost a lot of respect for...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-09-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By chas_m
I should mention for the benefit of the thread in...

I should mention for the benefit of the thread in general that Apple has made it clear that it will eventually add transit options to Apple Maps. They have posted ads for transit engineers, they have...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-09-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By chas_m
My general suggestion to anyone looking for a...

My general suggestion to anyone looking for a used Mac that needs to be able to run the current operating system (or a very, very recent one like Mavericks) and expects to use it for more than...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By chas_m
More information about your email accounts is...

More information about your email accounts is required, primarily whether they are POP or IMAP in nature (if your email provider is one of the big providers like Google, Apple, Yahoo, MS, etc, its...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-09-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By chas_m
I've relied on Apple Maps for years and it has...

I've relied on Apple Maps for years and it has never failed me, but I should note that I mostly drive in medium to large US and Canadian cities, so I can't speak to rural areas.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By chas_m
Yes, you're in an excellent town for Mac support!...

Yes, you're in an excellent town for Mac support! Please let us know what you find out and opt to do.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By chas_m
You are wrong on two counts: the Retina MacBook...

You are wrong on two counts: the Retina MacBook is very usable with one port, and Apple will never add ports to it. The failure here is in your imagination.

It may certainly be true that that...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-08-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By chas_m
You could be talking here about every Mac Apple...

You could be talking here about every Mac Apple sells these days apart from the non-Retina MBP and the Mac Pro. You're quoting (or Macworld is quoting) a company that has a vested interest in doing...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By chas_m
Yes, you need to be entirely upfront about it....

Yes, you need to be entirely upfront about it. Lying or omitting important details will be easily found out once they open up the machine, and really you're counting on goodwill and sympathy here, so...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-08-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By chas_m
Nevertheless, the reason the software firewall is...

Nevertheless, the reason the software firewall is off by default on a Mac is quite simple and understandable: you are 99.99 percent certain -- even at a public hotspot -- to be behind a hardware...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By chas_m
The important thing here is not whether your...

The important thing here is not whether your computer needs some repairs -- clearly, it does, starting with a new battery. The important thing in the short term is to find out if your hard drive in...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 05-06-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By chas_m
1. There are a half-dozen threads about the...

1. There are a half-dozen threads about the Photos app already; two seconds of searching would have located them.

2. Much MUCH more detail needed to even begin to offer assistance. Have a read of...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 05-06-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By chas_m
As the title of this thread is "Blu ray DVD...

As the title of this thread is "Blu ray DVD burner," uh no the Apple DVD suggestion is not a good one (I'm assuming the title got changed at some point?).

I think you can safely buy pretty much...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-05-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By chas_m
And as a general rule of thumb, people who are...

And as a general rule of thumb, people who are not "techy" are not going to get much enjoyment out of obsolete computers, just frustration. I'm not saying you have to buy brand new, but the number of...
Forum: iOS and Apps 05-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By chas_m
I did not get that impression from your posts,...

I did not get that impression from your posts, but one issue with one third-party peripheral does not equate to a "bad update." There is no such thing as a bug-free piece of software -- there is only...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-05-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By chas_m
Been running Yosemite on my mid-2012 MBP since...

Been running Yosemite on my mid-2012 MBP since the beta. Apart from some Bluetooth glitches, I haven't really noticed any day-to-day issues with it, and have been VERY pleased with the new features...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-05-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By chas_m
XJ: I think it's pretty clear from the first post...

XJ: I think it's pretty clear from the first post that the OP does not have a picture or video of sufficient quality that he or she can make out the license plate number, seems a bit obvious.
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Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-05-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By chas_m
And no, no anti-viruses are needed or...

And no, no anti-viruses are needed or recommended. The biggest threat on Macs is adware, and Adware Medic is a free utility that can take care of that if you happen to get it (very, very rare if you...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-05-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By chas_m
The 13-inch MacBook Pro was *just* updated last...

The 13-inch MacBook Pro was *just* updated last month with the Force Touch trackpad. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is likely to get an update (possibly a significant one) that is expected to be announced...
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