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Apr
22
comment What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?
What? You can absolutely still use the apple app store after jailbreaking.
Apr
19
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Apr
18
answered Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
Furthermore, the hidden files are demonstrably unnecessary. Blue Harvest ( zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest4 ) actively deletes these hidden files as they are created, and OS X continues to work perfectly. There is no excuse for the creation of all this filesystem cruft.
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
The only hidden file I have ever seen W7 create is the ubiquitous "Thumbs.db" files, which is only created if you have thumbnails turned on, and is very easy to disable.
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
It most certainly works that way on PCs. I can browse all over my network shares on my W7 box without a single hidden file being created anywhere. The fact that Macs need multiple utilities to make them behave that way speaks to nothing but a lack of caring from Apples engineers.
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
The system should not be spawning files in any directory other than system directories, of any type, ever, unless I explicitly tell it to.
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
The problem isn't .ds_store files, it's that apparently the best way apple could think of managing folder settings is to have finder automatically create a hidden file in every directory it is ever used to view.
Apr
12
comment Never create a .DS_Store file again
Assuming other people actually answer, rather than just say it can't be done, sure.
Apr
12
comment Finder Replacements?
Hiding the problem is VERY much NOT a solution.
Apr
12
answered Never create a .DS_Store file again
Apr
12
comment Never create a .DS_Store file again
Soooo not an answer. If you're in a forest, and facing a bear, closing your eyes won't help.
Apr
12
answered iPad case for toddlers that hides the home button?
Mar
27
comment How can I safely eliminate duplicate apps from my iPhone?
It's a bit tangental, bit there is a SMB daemon for iOS. This would let you use desktop tools to deal with data management. It is (Of course) Cydia only. Cydia URL: tom.zickel.org/samba It's beta, but it works pretty well.
Mar
17
comment Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
Yep, Combo update fixed it.
Mar
17
comment Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
I think I need to reinstall the 10.6.6 Combo Update. Downloading it now. System update is not finding the outdated files.
Mar
17
accepted Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
Mar
17
comment Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
And in the * wonderfully* helpful help dialog: If other solutions don’t work, then it’s possible Mail wasn’t correctly updated during a software update. In this case, try reinstalling Mail. I just did that
Mar
17
comment Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
Oh, wait. Crap. You can’t use this version of Mail with this version of Mac OS X You have Mail version 4.3 (1081/1082). It can’t be used on Mac OS X Version 10.6.6 (Build 10J567). For more information, click the Help button.
Mar
17
comment Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)
This, but not quite. First you insert the thumbdrive. Then you mount /Volumes/Mac OS X Install/MacOSX.dmg. Then, on the dmg, you open /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Image/System/Installation/Packages/Mail.pkg