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Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 06-20-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Randy B. Singer
It's surprising how many options there are, isn't...

It's surprising how many options there are, isn't it?

That said, PDFpen probably outsells all of the others combined.

And while Adobe Acrobat for the Macintosh is outlandishly priced, it does...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 06-20-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Preview is a pretty powerful PDF utility. I use...

Preview is a pretty powerful PDF utility. I use it all the time for some purposes to quickly work with PDF's. But there are two very important things that it cannot do.

One is erase an...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 06-20-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Randy B. Singer
There are a bunch of them: PDFpen/Pro...

There are a bunch of them:

PDFpen/Pro ($75/$125)
PDFpen: Mac PDF Editor - Edit, Sign, and Correct PDFs (http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/index.html)
PDFpenPro: Mac PDF Editor - Create PDF Forms,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-15-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
I should say quickly that I don't know how...

I should say quickly that I don't know how effective it is yet.

I do know that if you have any other sort of adware that this works great:

AdwareMedic (free)
AdwareMedic...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-15-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Ransom-ware/Scare-ware

More and more Mac users are encountering Scareware/Ransomware Web sites.
The kind of Web site that purports to lock your browser or encrypt your data, and then tries to get you to call a phone...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Randy B. Singer
MacKeeper Refunds

ZeoBit, publisher of MacKeeper, lost their class-action suit filed against them last year and is making refunds available to purchasers of MacKeeper:
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Yosemite hasn't been released in its final form...

Yosemite hasn't been released in its final form yet, so no one can tell you for certain. My guess is that most things will work fine, and that there will be updaters for things that don't.

There...
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By Randy B. Singer
You probably have adware, which is becoming a...

You probably have adware, which is becoming a huge problem in the Macintosh world.

Fortunately, you can easily and inexpensively fix the problem.

Download and run:

AdwareMedic (free)...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/technotes/t...

http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html

Ah, I see what the problem is. You cut and pasted the link from my post, rather than just having clicked on it.

The...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
That's because, for some reason, you have a...

That's because, for some reason, you have a truncated link there.

Try this:

http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html

or this:

http://is.gd/TLHnFM
Forum: News and Community Announcements 10-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Macworld Expo Defunct

I just heard that Macworld Expo is to be discontinued. It's very sad.

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Macworld/iWorld will not take place in 2015 and the show is going on hiatus....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
I answered that previously in this thread: ...

I answered that previously in this thread:

Also, your Mac maintains logs of all of your kernel panics, and the logs can give you clues as to what caused the panics. The problem is that it's not...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Macbook Stand

Many folks like to use their Macbook as a desktop computer at the office or at home. They plug in a bigger monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, etc., and its a great desktop.

You may have seen some...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-13-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
A kernel panic is a major crash of your entire...

A kernel panic is a major crash of your entire computer. Generally, an ordinary application that doesn't use kernel extensions to do its job won't cause a kernel panic. At most, if you have a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
How often were you getting kernel panics? ...

How often were you getting kernel panics?

If you have been seeing one kernel a week, then this might not be a practical troubleshooting technique.

Have a look at some of the kernel panic...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Subjecting you to pop-ups isn't the only thing...

Subjecting you to pop-ups isn't the only thing that adware can and might do. For instance, it can redirect you to another Web site other than the one that you are trying to get to, or it can place...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
It's starting to look like this is quite a bit...

It's starting to look like this is quite a bit more widespread of a problem than we suspected.

The problem is that most Mac users who are infected with adware don't even know that adware exists,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
I don't, but it doesn't matter. It didn't serve...

I don't, but it doesn't matter. It didn't serve up adware then, but it certainly does now. So you can say anything bad about Avast that you want to... ;)
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Hmmm...might simply be a bad video cable. ...

Hmmm...might simply be a bad video cable.

See:

Trying to fix a MacBook Pro with a screen problem (http://www.overclock.net/t/1317761/trying-to-fix-a-macbook-pro-with-a-screen-problem)
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Randy B. Singer
This is very disappointing and disturbing. ...

This is very disappointing and disturbing.

The highly rated, and free, anti-virus program for the Macintosh, Avast, surreptitiously installs adware:
The Safe Mac Avast installs adware!...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
By the way...*do* try running without your...

By the way...*do* try running without your digitizing tablet attached for a while. A digitizing tablet can go bad, and cause kernel panics.

It's worth ruling out, because you don't want to find...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
I just re-read that, and I hope that it didn't...

I just re-read that, and I hope that it didn't come off as being too brusque. I sometimes type things too fast and don't realize what they will sound like when read.

My aim was to tell you how to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-11-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,609
Posted By Randy B. Singer
While you are in Safe mode your Mac will be...

While you are in Safe mode your Mac will be running with all of its kernel extensions turned off. Things might be out of place, and look funny in Safe mode. That's okay. Things will go back to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-11-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By Randy B. Singer
Well, first, 4GB of RAM for an installation of...

Well, first, 4GB of RAM for an installation of Mavericks on a 2010 Macintosh really isn't enough. Your Mac would be quite a bit happier with 8GB. But...did this setup ever run well (i.e. with...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Randy B. Singer
This is a known problem with certain Macbook...

This is a known problem with certain Macbook Pros. I've heard from a bunch of folks reporting similar symptoms. Sorry to have to tell you that it's likely a bad AMD video card that Apple won't take...
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