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Research scientist, comfortable with Mac, Windows or Linux. Good enough with any of them to know when I'm in over my head. Which is often.


Nov
24
comment If we run out of battery and then charge iPhone, will it turn back on?
If you physically turn off the phone while it is charging it will turn off and stay off, but keep charging. If you plug it in when it is already off, it will turn on and remain on so long as it has external power or battery left. If this is not happening for you, you might have a problem with your phone. There were recalls for battery and power button issues in some recent iPhone models, but I thought this was for the 5, not the 4...
Nov
24
answered Paste HTML into Pages
Nov
24
revised Password dialog box differs between Macs
Added update on how I worked around this issue
Oct
3
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
6
answered Unable to open multiple documents in Word or Pages using Command-O in OS X 10.9.4
Mar
9
answered Preventing access to mounted volumes for non-admin users
Mar
9
answered How to edit the /etc/hosts file?
Feb
27
comment Run multiple instances of the same version of Firefox with different profiles simultaneously
You want to have some files shared between profiles, permanently, with the data stored in the same folder, or you want two profiles forked from your original one?
Feb
27
answered How do I set up AU Lab with Soundflower to record and monitor all audio that is playing on my Mac Pro?
Feb
26
answered How to update 10.4.11 OS X?
Feb
26
comment Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook
Seconding this. You can try a 3rd party battery if you don't like the Apple price, but replacing it is the only safe thing to do. If it's that swollen I wouldn't trust it. And if it's anything like the battery in my 2007 MBP it probably won't hold enough of a charge to justify avoiding replacing it in the first place.
Feb
26
comment Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?
You don't need to deactivate cellular data by putting the phone in Airline mode - my son uses an old 3GS, unlocked by AT&T, with cell service and wifi enabled. It says "no service" but even deactivated, it would be usable for emergency calls.
Feb
22
answered How to erase photos from my iPhone 5S?
Feb
22
answered MBP getting very hot
Feb
22
answered Receiving txt messages on two apple devices
Feb
18
comment How can I use Google Calendar etc. with iCloud?
Google Calendar and iCal don't communicate seamlessly. Alerts can get removed if they don't exist on GCal ("popup with message" for example gets killed by GCal, whereas "alert" will still work). There are occasional issues syncing, where GCal will refuse to allow a change, especially with recurring events. But overall they are 95% compatible. I have had several GCal accounts syncing with iCal on all Apple devices (MacBook, iPhone, iPad) for years now.
Feb
18
answered Sent email disappeared, heard 'sent' whoosh, but it's not in the Sent file
Feb
18
answered Boot Camp will not allow removing Windows 8 partition
Feb
18
answered Perian gave Finder broken 'click to preview' UI feature. Now, how do I get rid of it?