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seen Jun 23 at 11:05

iOS Developer: what I love. Java Developer: what pays the bills.


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comment FaceTime audio on Mac not working (video is fine)
@Buscar웃 such as what? Skype works fine.
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comment How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock
Turned out it was a complex Excel spreadsheet in the Downloads folder that was causing the problem. Following the advice in the thread you linked to, the icons would appear if I left the stack open for long enough. Once I removed the .xls file, it all went back to normal. My guess is that Dock (or Finder) is taking too long trying to render a miniature version of the file. As you pointed out, this can happen with PDFs too.
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accepted How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock
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asked How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock
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comment iOS apps “could not be purchased at this time”
This seemed so much more logical a solution than the many "swing the phone through the air whilst dancing on one foot" theories out there, but unfortunately didn't work for me :( FWIW the download table in my SQLite DB was empty.
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comment Missing photos from iPhoto sync in iTunes to iPhone
@AmedArenas I don't think there's any problem per se with having referenced photos in your iPhoto library. The origin of my problem (see my answer below) was that I had migrated an iPhoto 8 library with referenced photos to a new machine and iPhoto 9, and the references got messed up in the iPhoto database, which made those photos unavailable to be synced in iTunes, even though iPhoto itself could open them.