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Search: Posts Made By: Rod Sprague
Forum: OS X - Operating System Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By Rod Sprague
I don't mean to be intolerant but if you thought ...

I don't mean to be intolerant but if you thought yourself qualified to evaluate a beta version of a new Mac operating system I can't understand why you would expect any form of support.
I too have...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Sprague
Yep, I agree wholeheartedly, I just don't know...

Yep, I agree wholeheartedly, I just don't know how to get the message across. The web is filled with info but people either think they don't need it or think they know better or in the worst...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Sprague
Yes, unfortunately too often the case. The info...

Yes, unfortunately too often the case. The info is out there and easily available as previously posted but a lot of sellers on eBay and the like simply don't bother to look. We are the ones who end...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Rod Sprague
I know what you mean ahmed, unfortunately the way...

I know what you mean ahmed, unfortunately the way the mac works is that only the foremost window is active everything else goes behind it so there are only a few ways to achieve your aim.
1. Offset...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Sprague
Thanks Lisa an Nick, I hope I don't come across...

Thanks Lisa an Nick, I hope I don't come across as a bit terse but as stated this is a bit of a pet hate of mine. Too much time spent helping people who bought an Apple device second hand only to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Sprague
Secondary to my previous post on this thread this...

Secondary to my previous post on this thread this is the problem created by Apple's 90 day device association rule as described by Apple Support and the reason why it is so important to deassociate...
Forum: Apple Notebooks Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Sprague
This subject is becoming one of my pet hates,...

This subject is becoming one of my pet hates, there are so many sites, not least of which the Apple Support page describing in detail how to prepare a mac computer for resale. See What to do before...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Rod Sprague
Thank you chas-m that is what I thought, and have...

Thank you chas-m that is what I thought, and have advised others, so I was a bit worried there for a minute. (If there was an emoticon for relieved it would be here)
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Rod Sprague
Ha, ha, I know I have and that's what made me...

Ha, ha, I know I have and that's what made me think. Also I notice how close some of those symbols and characters are to each other. So I just wondered......?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Rod Sprague
I'm afraid chas-m is correct. Without the latest...

I'm afraid chas-m is correct. Without the latest security updates using it on the internet for eMail or heaven forbid banking would be unwise to say the least. For casual web browsing you could try...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By Rod Sprague
Sometimes the Mac is smarter than we give it...

Sometimes the Mac is smarter than we give it credit for. I recently had a new WiFi booster installed in our home. The tech who installed it used my laptop to set it up (via LAN cable) and my MBP...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Rod Sprague
My best guess on this is random keyboard entry. ...

My best guess on this is random keyboard entry. There is no other possibility that I can think of, but that's just me. For example With no other files or programs open, and with no other item on the...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-14-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Rod Sprague
It would seem there is something in that wall...

It would seem there is something in that wall that is blocking the WiFi signal. I would not suggest making holes in it without getting advice from an electrician as it may well contain electrical...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Rod Sprague
Have a look at this thread. I think it covers...

Have a look at this thread. I think it covers your issue fairly well. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3569712?start=0&tstart=0
At the end of the day updating your operating system to the latest...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-14-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Rod Sprague
More details please. Model, year, OS, and...

More details please. Model, year, OS, and specifically what problems with OS an browser.
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By Rod Sprague
Rick, as always network issues can be complex and...

Rick, as always network issues can be complex and sometimes we overlook the simple answers. Having checked all of the previous posts I'm wondering if you actually even tried clicking on "Assist Me"...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rod Sprague
I was trying to be conservative there, don't want...

I was trying to be conservative there, don't want to frighten people away with too many options so I'm using the KISS method now.;D
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-12-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rod Sprague
I know people are going to get sick of me...

I know people are going to get sick of me preaching but for the relatively minor cost and ongoing advantages why not grab a 500 Gb USB hard drive and do a full backup using Time Machine? That way...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-11-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By Rod Sprague
Popups, unwanted extensions, malware etc.

Recently there have been a lot of posts and threads discussing unwanted advertising, popups and malware that has installed itself via seemingly innocent links and downloads. Firstly let me say I...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-07-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Rod Sprague
Dear macmoron, my advice to you is to either...

Dear macmoron, my advice to you is to either purchase a USB hard drive big enough for Time Machine. I don't know what size your Mac HD is but 1 Tb is usually enough. It's best to have a dedicated...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,995
Posted By Rod Sprague
This certainly has turned into a thread of epic...

This certainly has turned into a thread of epic proportions. Jake (MacInWin) has probably described almost every precaution one could take to avoid "invasion" by unwanted "code" I hesitate to use...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Rod Sprague
hp scanjet 4370

Unfortunately that may be the case. I just gave away a 5 year old HP printer scanner for that reason. It works fine with my friend's old PC. I wasted an hour on the HP site trying to find drivers,...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Rod Sprague
Billy I have had this issue numerous times over...

Billy I have had this issue numerous times over the years. The advice is usually the same. Plug the printer into your computer, turn it on and perform a software update on your computer from the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Rod Sprague
Yes, I see your point. It was not my intention...

Yes, I see your point. It was not my intention to imply that the two terms are interchangeable, rather, to show that "memory" as so often referred to by users as in, "How much memory does your phone...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-05-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By Rod Sprague
So a little piece of Javascript can be pretty...

So a little piece of Javascript can be pretty insidious. Obviously there are less radical ways of getting rid of these "files" but perhaps for the average end user the broad blade method is easiest...
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