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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
29
comment I want to sync my previously never synced iPhone to a Mac. Is there a risk of data loss?
How did you activate a 2 year old iPhone without a computer? I'm not sure it's a great idea to use your mother's computer, you ought to be using a computer with an iTunes account that's in your name.
Oct
27
answered Can Lion detect 1920x1200 screen resolution?
Oct
27
comment Disable mounting Internal Macintosh HD at boot
It does work on external drives (USB or Firewire or no doubt Thunderbolt) but I don't think that's what the question was about. I think the question was, even after starting up from an external drive, how does he prevent his now useless internal drive from mounting/showing. I have no clue how to do that. However, I'd go for comment #1 which is to take the iMac to an Apple store or call Apple and have the drive replaced under warranty.
Oct
27
comment Is it possible to only see contacts with phone numbers?
Another way to quickly find contacts is to use search from the home screen. I've been using it more and more and it's quite fast by comparison to in-app searching.
Oct
27
comment Using OS X Lion - Migrating from Mobile Me to iCloud - Incoming Mail Server issue
I think it will take a few more weeks for all of the issues associated with Mobile Me migration to iCloud to be worked out. I had many "bumps" at first but every one of them is solved and things are working well. I think you'll enjoy iCloud's speed of syncing compared with the old Mobile Me, I know I am.
Oct
27
comment App to replace some of my acronyms
It's too bad the keyboard shortcuts prefs pane in Mac OSX doesn't have this feature. If it did, it would be nice if it synced with the iOS 5 capability through iCloud.
Oct
27
comment Is it possible to add a song on my iTunes Library on the Mac, and sync it to my iPhone through iCloud?
Actually, iTunes Match is a piece of iTunes in the cloud, it will allow people who have ripped their own CDs for their iTunes library to pay a fee and have that music converted into a form that Apple will then allow to be shared with all devices through iTunes in the cloud. It's in development now and there was just a notice that development libraries will be deleted as it gets closer to going live: iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=17620
Oct
26
comment iOS 5 upgrade deleted calendar from iPhone and iPad
I think the extra calendar might be evidence that she's got iCloud or mobileme working, maybe set up incorrectly on multiple devices.
Oct
26
comment All apps that access the internet crash when opened
Maybe try double clicking home button, then holding down on a running app until they shake, then hitting the "x" in the corner to quit them. Then restart iPod, then try one of those apps.
Oct
26
comment Finder Sidebar ordering in Lion
My guess is that this will be added in a future OS update. It will be interesting to watch how the feature is implemented, more like Mac OS or more like iOS where in the Finder prefs sidebar pane there might be an "edit" button and then slider icons for changing order up or down.
Oct
26
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Oct
26
comment What software is best for taking notes fast and keeping in sync between iOS and web?
nvALT is excellent and is a fork of Notational Velocity.
Oct
26
comment What software is best for taking notes fast and keeping in sync between iOS and web?
I've used Simplenote, Notational Velocity, and the associated iOS apps for a while now. Excellent. Simple, reliable, excellent solution.
Oct
26
answered Is it possible to add a song on my iTunes Library on the Mac, and sync it to my iPhone through iCloud?
Oct
25
comment List movies as text in iPad 2 native video application, no preview graphic
Excellent question, I'm looking forward to a simple answer as I have the same need.
Oct
25
answered Caps lock + letters A to l not working on mac USB keyboard
Oct
25
comment How does one export all contacts from iCloud?
Yes, the Address Book in OS X. File Menu, Export, Address book Archive. This will give you a backup of the complete address book that you can import back into the OS X Address Book if somehow iCloud burps and messes things up. But, remember that you also have copies of this list on iCloud itself and on iOS devices and other Macs tied into this account so if you want just this exported list don't "Merge" the import with what's on iCloud and the other devices, delete the data everywhere and then import the saved and hopefully correct copy.
Oct
24
comment How to delete a word accidentally added to the Pages dictionary?
Unlearn Spelling is it and it works anywhere automatic spell checking works. Great suggestion, long time user, never used this but will now.
Oct
24
revised Syncing Contacts and iCal between multiple macs and iOS?
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Oct
23
answered Can I make Safari under iPad save passwords?