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Freelance Macintosh Support. Work. Wander. Rest when I can twitter: @jaberg


Sep
29
comment Why is my MacBook Pro stuck on mute?
Your argument doesn't sway me. "Ubuntu" is not a useful answer for the vast majority of people visiting this forum. The OP’s intent is not to make a headphone jack work, it's to fix the headphone jack on a Macintosh. For the vast majority the Macintosh user experience is first and foremost dependent upon OS X.
Sep
28
comment Why is my MacBook Pro stuck on mute?
It's a solved problem to which your answer is "use a different OS" that ignores a major hardware feature—the analog/digital IO in a single port. Why not just clean the jack so the hardware works as designed with its native operating system. If not for bmike's "intervention" via meta I'd be voting to close.
Sep
27
comment How many amps should an iPhone 5s car charger output?
In practice iPhones do charge a little faster with an iPad charger. It seems the charging circuit can pull a bit more current than the standard charger provides.
Sep
26
revised Contacts won't sync
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Sep
26
comment Contacts won't sync
Welcome to Ask Different. iOS 7 is new territory for most of us, so please report the success or failure of the answers you receive by commenting on the answer. (And if an answer does solve the problem, accepting it will let others know that it's a valid solution to the problem).
Sep
26
answered Contacts won't sync
Sep
25
revised How can I get the iPhone Podcast app to resume playback after extended stop?
Provided update regarding iOS 7
Sep
25
comment App Store buttons in the ios7 world: still shiny?
I have never known Apple to make announcements about such things. If the shininess offends them then one day it will be silently replaced—providing headlines for "up to the minute" tech blogs. I'm following @bmike's lead for now, but my instinct would be vote to close.
Sep
25
answered My iMac boots but the screen doesn't work
Sep
24
comment How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?
I'm working on a theory regarding possible causes. If you open Activity Monitor on your Mac (or Task Manager on your PC) do you see the AppleMobileDeviceHelper service running?
Sep
24
comment dtmf dial recording for playback to bypass automated dial-in systems
@grgarside I appreciate your downsizing the images—I did the entire post via iPad and "forgot" the appropriate width (it's a service on my Mac). However, with the white background screens I'm not sure side-by-side works well here. I'm leaving it as is for now, but I think without image borders it's somewhat confusing.
Sep
24
revised How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?
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Sep
24
comment How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?
What operating system are you running?
Sep
24
comment How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?
It was most likely restarting the computer (which restarts the service that looks for the iOS devices on the network) that actually solved the problem.
Sep
24
answered How do I get my iphone to show up in iTunes 11 consistently?
Sep
24
comment How to safely charge your apple device at a charging station?
This comment stream may be a dead horse but I do carry a compact USB - Dock connector cable in my (otherwise quite minimal) wallet expressly for use with USB chargers—be they charge stations, auto USB ports or a friend's generic device charger. I only have an AC charger if I'm carrying my gig bag.
Sep
23
answered How to add wallpapers to iOS 7?
Sep
22
awarded  Scholar
Sep
22
accepted Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
Sep
21
comment dtmf dial recording for playback to bypass automated dial-in systems
What would a macro do that dialing the number from contacts wouldn't?