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Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 12-01-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By GeoFan49
I'm wondering why there is no wifi mapping app...

I'm wondering why there is no wifi mapping app for iOS.
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 11-26-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By GeoFan49
♪ ♫ "A hundred miles, a hundred miles......

♪ ♫ "A hundred miles, a hundred miles... (http://www.bluegrassnet.com/lyrics/hear-the-whistle-blow-a-hundred-miles)" ♪ ♫
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 11-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By GeoFan49
So far, the best deal I have found for the...

So far, the best deal I have found for the high-end iPad Air 128GB Cellular Verizon is Staples. $50 off plus free shipping, or in-store pickup the next day. Few others have it in stock, and if they...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 11-26-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By GeoFan49
iPad Air 4G LTE 128GB on #cybermonday or #blackfriday, who has the best deal?

Who has the best deal on a 128GB iPad Air 4G LTE on #cybermonday or #blackfriday (Target? Walmart? BestBuy? Staples? Other?)

Please list any finds? (and which carrier, AT&T, Verizon, etc?)

IN...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-26-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By GeoFan49
Question Exactly what I was thinking as soon as I read the...

Exactly what I was thinking as soon as I read the original post. Another +1 for bobtomay.

What tools would you suggest to help "clean up" after putting the original on the shelf and working on...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-26-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By GeoFan49
In my own experiences I have found Chrome to be...

In my own experiences I have found Chrome to be very protective of popups and spam and malware attempts to install things. It's almost like you have to go way, way out of your way to allow these...
Forum: iOS and Apps 11-25-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By GeoFan49
I like iOS 7 now that I have gotten used to it on...

I like iOS 7 now that I have gotten used to it on my iPad 3, with only one exception. I hate the bubblegum style and pastel colors on some icons of the Apple built-in apps, such as Photos, Game...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 11-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeoFan49
Cool Hey Mo, If you are still hanging out lurking......

Hey Mo, If you are still hanging out lurking... My 2 FWIW.

Cut it very short, once a week, using a #2 beard/hair trimmer setting on a rechargeable cordless cutter, such as Philips Norelco T970...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-25-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By GeoFan49
This is really, really bad... however, it's...

This is really, really bad... however, it's possible to set a new reminder on seeing the first reminder pop-up.

I also nearly ALWAYS set two reminders, one the day before and one an hour before. ...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By GeoFan49
I vaguely recall helping a friend to upgrade his...

I vaguely recall helping a friend to upgrade his PC a few years ago. RAM and Boot drive were upgraded. When we reinstaled Windows, the Activation system told us to call a help desk number. We did...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By GeoFan49
Question about MS licensing. Say you install...

Question about MS licensing. Say you install Windows on one machine, and it gets destroyed, never to boot again. Can you use the same license key again on another machine? IF the old machine never...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 11-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By GeoFan49
I have read (in several places) that 140 degrees...

I have read (in several places) that 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius) is not too hot. It's on the upper side of the normal range.

EDIT: That is CPU internal temp. for MacBook Pro.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 11-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By GeoFan49
Hey chscag, thanks! Just what I needed to know. ...

Hey chscag, thanks! Just what I needed to know. +1 chscag
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By GeoFan49
As a rule, when there is a software version X.Y.Z...

As a rule, when there is a software version X.Y.Z for anything, I usually wait for Z to be at least a 2. I don't need to be on the bleeding edge, but it's nice to be fairly current when possible. I...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 11-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By GeoFan49
Question Upgrading from Office 2004 to Office 2011?

Running Word 2004 for Mac Version 11.2 and Excel 2004 Version 11.2.5 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 for a long time. Just bought Office: Mac 2011 Home and Student. Using the 27-character PIN online gave me the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Wink Now we all know.. Calculate Folder Sizes for a...

Now we all know.. Calculate Folder Sizes for a Directory Tree of about 100,000 files and 100 GB on a MacBook Pro (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) with a 7200 RPM drive (1 TB, half full) takes about 10...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Thanks especially to Bob for hints in post #5. I...

Thanks especially to Bob for hints in post #5. I did not read carefully enough. Fixed the DESKTOP folder — not the DRIVE folder. The User HOME directory was causing the whole problem... +1 for Bob!...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Mysteries of "Finder busy" are now solved. ...

Mysteries of "Finder busy" are now solved. Observed behavior explained.


Moral of the story, if you have a big tree of folders, uncheck "Calculate all sizes" on the top level and select "Use...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-22-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Booted from the old boot drive (750 GB, 5400 RPM,...

Booted from the old boot drive (750 GB, 5400 RPM, external USB drive) and the Finder behaves normally, so this rules out any possibility that the new 8GB RAM could be a cause.

Note, this 750GB...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-22-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
After the Safe-boot, Finder ran at 60-90% for...

After the Safe-boot, Finder ran at 60-90% for about 10 minutes while the Mac was mainly idle, only running Activity Monitor and the temperature gauge app. CPU average temp at 50 C, fan at 2000 RPM,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-22-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Thanks to each and all of you for the...

Thanks to each and all of you for the brainstorming and troubleshooting suggestions. It helps to get other perspectives on the symptoms.

Rather than using a shotgun approach, I want to leave the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-21-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By GeoFan49
Question Like clockwork, MacBook Pro freezes for about 30 seconds every 20-30 minutes... Why?

Any troubleshooting suggestions?

After upgrading my MacBook Pro (mid-2009, 15-inch) with 8GB RAM for $82, and 1TB internal drive 7200 RPM for $98, and replaced one damaged keycap for $7, it runs a...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 11-21-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By GeoFan49
I've just upgraded my "old" MacBook Pro...

I've just upgraded my "old" MacBook Pro (mid-2009, 15-inch) with 8GB RAM, $82, and 1TB internal drive, 7200 RPM, $98, and replaced one damaged key, $7. It is a lot peppier now. Feels like a new...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By GeoFan49
Thanks for the tips. I recently upgraded from...

Thanks for the tips. I recently upgraded from 750 GB to 1 TB internal hard drive on my MacBook Pro using time machine backup. I think a cleanup is in order. I have not done a "clean install" for...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 11-14-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By GeoFan49
Yes, too soon old and too late smart! "As...

Yes, too soon old and too late smart!

"As you are now, so once was he... as he is now, soon you will be..."
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