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moderator on Ask Different, host of the Ask Different Podcast

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Nov
28
comment What's the best NAS for home usage with Macs?
@JohanKarlsson Well, "NAS" means "Network-attached storage", so in my book any device that can provide storage accessible to the network qualifies.
Oct
23
comment Other than size, what's the difference between the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini?
@Jaydles We'll have to wait until iFixit takes it apart to know for absolute sure if the processors are clocked the same, they have the same amount of RAM, etc, but all signs point to identical performance.
Sep
23
comment How do I remove Podcasts from IOS Podcast app
@RobR I just checked, and the Edit button is still there in iOS 7. You have to pull down on the grid of podcasts to get it to show up.
Sep
17
comment Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013?
It's also worth noting that the "T" shaped chargers won't connect to a MacBook Air pre-2010 redesign that's sitting on a surface as the charging port points downward. It was this product that caused Apple to switch over to the "L" connector across the lineup. It'll work if you turn it over or prop up that side, but both are annoying to do if you want to use it at the same time.
Aug
29
comment How can I share my iMac's internet connection with my iPad?
@Simon When this answer was written, the only options were WEP or no security. Now the options are WPA2 or no security.
Jan
13
comment Is it possible to have a playback indicator in OSX menubar?
Bytecontroller is a good lightweight menu bar app awil.no/bytecontroller
Jan
4
comment Which adapters serve video out from a first generation MacBook Air?
The first generation MacBook Airs were Micro-DVI.
Dec
9
comment Can I play chess on my Mac from the command line?
It's worth noting that running this app may create files such as "bug_LE.lrn", "losers_LE.lrn", "standard_LE.lrn", and "suicide_LE.lrn" on your system. These files are safe to delete.
Dec
8
comment How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?
I'm glad it worked finally, but it shouldn't have taken that much time. I have ~7500 songs in my library and iTunes is able to make smart playlists instantly.
Dec
7
comment How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?
Hm, I created a similar Smart Playlist in my iTunes and it works fine cl.ly/LRnP
Dec
7
comment How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?
That should work. Maybe you should double check your "Unclassifiable" playlist to make sure it doesn't contain all the songs in your library?
Dec
1
comment Email-based FaceTime on iPhone 4?
You're right, the other answers here are out of date. Email-based FaceTime for iPhone was added in iOS 5.
Nov
7
comment HiDPI on Lion: Most windows blurry
FWIW, Firefox does not have retina support, so the only thing in your screenshot that does is the menu bar, which looks fine. Can you screenshot another app?
Oct
18
comment How can I ask Siri to turn OFF Do Not Disturb mode?
I concur with Ian, Siri doesn't seem to be able to change the DND setting. She tells you that she won't bother you, but you have to change the setting manually in order to not be disturbed by your apps. cl.ly/KEzg
Aug
22
comment Do I have malware? Mysterious connection made by app
I don't see anything wrong with naming the app - it would probably help other people in reproducing your issue.
Apr
6
comment What is this button on my MacBook?
@R.M My thoughts exactly...
Apr
4
comment Great Apple (first and third-party) accessories or peripherals
@DanielL Indeed
Apr
4
comment Maximum memory for 2011 iMac
@BabakNaffas Download the MacTracker app that I linked to above.
Apr
2
comment Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?
Just take out the battery - oh wait...
Apr
2
comment transfering contacts from my old phone to iPhone via Bluetooth
@Gigili You can always do multiple transfers