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Long time Mac user (1984). I'm enjoying reading the questions posted here and some of the answers are excellent, quite useful for me and no doubt others. Every now and then I bite and attempt to answer something.


Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
answered Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?
Jul
19
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
18
comment Does the MacBook battery cycle count reset when replacing a battery
I'm pretty sure the computer is reading the battery but maybe the power manager or PRAM settings are messed up. Consider resetting both of those to see if that changes the cycle count.
Jun
7
comment How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?
I downgraded our AirPort Extreme to version 7.6.1 and it's working better than before. No dropouts on Macs or iOS devices. I hope Apple fixes the latest version at some point because I'm reluctant to upgrade now.
May
26
comment How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?
I just downgraded my mother's Airport Extreme and lo and behold, it's faster now. I'll do ours when I get home. Wow, I gave good advice, I can't believe it.
May
26
comment How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?
Wow, glad to know it works. Maybe I'll use my own advice.
May
26
comment How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?
I've not tried this but Marco Arment has had issues with the latest airport firmware and downgraded to good effect. marco.org/2013/05/21/aebs-wifi-downgrade
May
22
revised What is the software different between Apple Lisa and first Macintosh?
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May
22
answered What is the software different between Apple Lisa and first Macintosh?
May
18
answered MBP w/ OS X 10.8.3 Performing Quite Slowly Lately
May
16
comment I can't access apple.com from my Macbook
Have you tried different browsers on your Mac? Have you tried making a new user and logging into it?
May
16
comment Time Machine backup to Airport Extreme AirDisk
Well done: both your solution and your post here. Question for you: Does your backup disk spin down when not in use?
May
14
revised How to speed up my Macbook?
Buy an SSD (solid state drive), it will speed things up considerably. You can install it yourself.
May
14
comment How to speed up my Macbook?
The hard driving being full is the biggest culprit but speed difference even on a half full HD compared with any SSD is amazing.
May
14
suggested suggested edit on How to speed up my Macbook?
May
11
comment Resurrection of my MacBook Pro
You should be able to part out the dead MBP and at least take out it's SSD which is sealed is probably working fine. My guess is the sugar in the tea did a number on the exposed motherboard and all the small connections so that piece is probably not worth messing with.
May
10
comment Any way to know what wakes an Mac up?
How about the bluetooth mouse and keyboard. My guess is there's a setting that allows them to wake the computer and that setting is adjustable.
May
6
comment How to save a file quickly and no need to wait for the external hard drives to “wake up”?
Right, because the drive isn't mounted or it its mounted it's not spinning. If you save it to the mounted, running drive it will be immediate.