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Jan
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answered How do you check how much current a Mac USB port can deliver?
Jan
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comment Lion always explicitly moves files to and from external drives
AFAIK, the default behavior hasn't changed. There's something unique to your environment if dragging a file to or from an external volume moves it. Any chance your Option key is stuck down?
Jan
29
comment How much time would pass before overwriting data on iPod/iPhone flash memory results in failure?
Try googling "Flash memory life" for some general insight.
Jan
29
answered How can I encrypt photos on an iPhone 3GS/4?
Jan
29
comment How do I tell if the Flash Player Installer is a virus?
Okay, if you want to dig, this is why Apple encourages developers to "sign" installers. You may find Apple's Security Overview developer document useful.
Jan
29
comment How do I tell if the Flash Player Installer is a virus?
As will OS X (10.6+) itself once the ProtectX definitions include the malware in question.
Jan
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comment How do I tell if the Flash Player Installer is a virus?
Even with your update, the answer is the same. While I appreciate your academic interest, the solution, particularly for general users, is to discard updates offered up "out of the blue".
Jan
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comment How do I tell if the Flash Player Installer is a virus?
Your question is asked and answered. Don't install updates that are pushed on you in your browser. Visit the developer site directly to download updates.
Jan
29
answered Powerbook g4 not fully booting to login screen FireWire problems
Jan
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revised What prevents iOS and iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from having an official screen recorder?
Expanded answer
Jan
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suggested suggested edit on What prevents iOS and iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from having an official screen recorder?
Jan
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revised Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X?
Updated link o Quicksilver
Jan
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answered What prevents iOS and iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from having an official screen recorder?
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suggested suggested edit on Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X?
Jan
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comment iPhoto: How to only set the year of a picture?
I should have been more specific in my original comment. You can't do that, which is why I default to "Jan 1", or the nearest identifiable date, and use a keyword. Less than ideal, but it serves.
Jan
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answered iPhoto: How to only set the year of a picture?
Jan
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comment iPhoto: How to only set the year of a picture?
You can do that. Your question specifically asked for a way to set only the year.
Jan
29
comment I want to change the country on my app store account and I am having some problems?
This question is in effect a duplicate of Do I need to repurchase apps if I moved countries?.
Jan
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comment iPhoto: How to only set the year of a picture?
Unless I can identify a more accurate date, I generally set these photos to January 1 of the appropriate year initially. Later on I may refine them: July 1 (if it's a summer scene), October 31 (Halloween costumes), etc. A keyword such as ?date will help you to identify (and refine) such pictures.
Jan
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comment virtualbox running win7 64bit, too slow
I agree with @Matt Love in principle but, as a matter of practice my mid-2007 MBP is maxed out at 4GB. Running a VM can take its toll on performance, but in general the computer remains useable. Of course, our expectations and your environent will differ but you might do a little digging. Maybe you're running a particularly "hungry" program (or two) on the Mac side. Maybe the problem is CPU related, not memory. (That being said, more RAM won't hurt your cause and Matt is sharing solid advice.