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  1. Just to confirm what has already been said: I...

    Just to confirm what has already been said: I have a MacMini late 2014, with 8Gb of RAM which was ticking along nicely but then I upped the hard drive to a 1Tb SSD - cheap upgrade (only about 100...
  2. Creating tracks in iTunes

    Is there any EASY way of creating tracks in iTunes, from one long recording?

    I've read several ideas on Google, but they seem very cumbersome.

    Ta.

    Allen.
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    One of our favourites is "The paperless office"...

    One of our favourites is "The paperless office" from the 1990s. Oh yeah?
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    Don't know if you're an old 'un like me, Sly, but...

    Don't know if you're an old 'un like me, Sly, but I've watched these things now for nigh on 75 years, and I'm sure I recall being told that everything was going to get simpler...

    A.
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    Thanks sly. I did manage to get the iPad to...

    Thanks sly.

    I did manage to get the iPad to 'see' the bluetooth speaker, but only temporarily. I had a bluetooth transmitter hanging out of the headphone socket on my amp, and if I took that away...
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    iPad pairing problem

    Hello.

    Trying to pair iPads to a Sony SRS-ZR5 speaker. Speaker works fine on Bluetooth (got it paired to a nearby amp).

    But when I try and get either a 2019 or a 2018 iPad to pair, neither...
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    Yes, confusion as per, Bob. I've found:...

    Yes, confusion as per, Bob.

    I've found:
    com.apple.CalendarAgent
    com.apple.ical.helper.plist
    com.apple.iCal.plist
    com.apple.cloudd.plist

    There's even Apple confusion as to what to call the...
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    Yes to both. Unfortunately, there is no real help...

    Yes to both. Unfortunately, there is no real help from Apple Support re. calendars going a bit wrong, and unlike most small programs you can't, of course, simply delete then reinstall bits of OSX.
    ...
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    Fair comment. I always double-back-up, and if I...

    Fair comment. I always double-back-up, and if I do get rid of .plist files, I rename them and keep them in a separate folder, so they can be reinstalled easily...

    A
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    Patrick. The URL I posted...

    Patrick. The URL I posted (https://[www.icloud}[space].com/[#calendar]) - minus all the square brackets, of course... only works for me if I'm logged in, as no, it's not a public calendar. But you...
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    Seems I can't edit after more than an hour or...

    Seems I can't edit after more than an hour or two, otherwise I'd have changed my last self-congratulatory post...

    Not quite.

    Seems that all our 4 devices are nicely linked, except mine!...
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    Calendars for MacMini and Macbook Pro now all...

    Calendars for MacMini and Macbook Pro now all sorted by ‘subscribing’. Simply making them 'shared' didn't do the job.

    First, I got rid of the second calendars, Deleting them didn’t throw up the...
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    Thanks Patrick. (I thought I WAS backing up...

    Thanks Patrick. (I thought I WAS backing up adequately, until I read your 'How to back up' link. Seems I was only archiving ONE of my two running calendars!)

    I shall proceed with caution.

    Allen.
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    Calendar explanations

    Hello.

    I set up family sharing (between me and my partner, no-one else here) on our Calendars, which seemed like a good thing.

    Mostly, it works, at least between our iPads and occasionally our...
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    Ok Jake, got it. I surrender... A

    Ok Jake, got it. I surrender...

    A
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    Thanks Jake. I suppose wiping and reinstalling...

    Thanks Jake. I suppose wiping and reinstalling from scratch might do it - if ever I have a spare day I might try it...

    Allen
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    Two-factor turning off

    Hello.

    Fed up with being asked to find an iPad and type in 6-digit codes onto my Mac, I thought the easiest way would be to turn off two-factor authentication.

    Which, according to many on the...
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    Thanks Sue. I've tried the Terminal route, and...

    Thanks Sue. I've tried the Terminal route, and it's okay, but you have to turn it OFF each time you want AirDrop to act normally, so it's cumbersome.

    However, the other process looks sound, so...
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    Yes and no is the answer. Yes, if I connect from...

    Yes and no is the answer. Yes, if I connect from my later MacMini to my partner's old Macbook, then we an establish an AirDrop link, which is useful. No, she can't link to me using the same route,...
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    Okay Sue, next time we both have our Macs on and...

    Okay Sue, next time we both have our Macs on and open, we'll try that (seems too easy, but it sometimes is!)

    Allen.
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    Old Macs and Airdrop

    Partner has an 'ancient' Macbook Pro (2008). We both have iPads, and I use a MacMini (late-ish).

    Anyway, we often send things to each other via Airdrop, or rather we do on our iPads, and to and...
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    Thanks Bob, I seem to have cracked it, although...

    Thanks Bob, I seem to have cracked it, although not sure how... A little 'incoming' box appeared top left of my iCal calendar (next to the '+') sign, and it was a list of replies to the invitations...
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    Family sharing

    Hello.

    Thought I was doing well, by setting up Family Sharing so that my partner could see my Calendar and all its appointments etc. on HER Macbook Pro. But no.

    My Apple ID is quite different...
  24. Yes, I have heard that. The only reason I was...

    Yes, I have heard that. The only reason I was heading for Pages was that I already have it, on Mac and iPad, and I'm getting meaner as I get old.

    I know it's not as simple as this, but would you...
  25. Rod: curiously you're even 'righter' than you...

    Rod: curiously you're even 'righter' than you think.

    A workround for me was:
    Open the document in Quark. / Click in the text area (no need for further selecting) / File, Save Text (then choose...
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