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A writer on Macs since I first saw a Powerbook. Bought one the next day--and many portables since. Plus now the iPhone and iPad. Picked up a lot of owner-fixes over the years, knowledge that used to be more common and less "procedural" - I understand why Apple has had to formalize it's methods, but this is still a system you can control, repair and maintain as deeply as you want to go.

I see a lot of questions from people afraid of their machines--and a lot that a moment's googling could answer. Both are symptoms of user disempowerment. I'm not sure, in the end, that Apple Geniuses have been all that helpful to both the image and reality of Macs as a user-friendly computing environment. They don't know anything you can't easily know yourself.


Nov
10
comment OS X Mavericks lost my mail folders!
Previously, the only way to get even your own current mail folders / boxes back into Mail was to Import, one by one. Then Move the emails into the appropriate folders/mailboxes. Perhaps that still works.
Nov
10
comment Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)
No kidding! Sounds nice, but I've never, in many years, seen or heard of this … in Finder. In some apps, yes, but ...
Oct
18
answered How To Remove iMessage Icon On Toolbar (MacBook Pro)
Oct
18
comment Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?
But before gestures and swiping, holding an icon over a hidden window where you wanted to drop,revealed that window. No more?
Oct
18
comment Positioning desktop icons on the left instead of right
Q is asking about the automatic Clean Up By and Sort By choices, I believe, in the Finder View menu--and that would be kind of cool. Why only arrange to the right?
Oct
17
answered Can't change folder permissions
Oct
17
answered Messages see chat history?
Oct
16
answered How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?
Oct
8
comment Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable
I don't have the dev problem, and it was an iPad, but after following these and many, many other support pages and Discussion suggestions, including fooling with hosts file ...the step that immediately worked was: Use a different computer. Went right through.
Sep
29
comment Upgraded to iOS 7 “Could not activate phone”
This is exactly the sort of thing that baffles reps at all levels ... so you scour the web and read and read and finally some guy says, Use a different computer. Mess with hosts file? All sorts of tweaks like that. I'm just saying, try another, it simply worked!
Sep
29
comment Why does OSX's system font menu sizes skip from 14 to 18?
You can do this, but doesn't stick. Not at all.
Sep
26
answered Upgraded to iOS 7 “Could not activate phone”
Sep
25
answered iphone 4 update to ios 7 failed - cycles in and out of restart screen
Sep
25
comment Does AirDrop use up Bandwidth?
Sorry, I meant prudent in that said files are uploaded and downloaded, so file size and bandwidth are certainly a factor.
Sep
22
comment How do I diagnose non-operational external USB3 hard disk drives?
And does this disk show up in Disk Utilities? I have to say, I've had this happen from one different MBPro to the next; some portables like a USB to mini USB ... have no answers yet except treasure the combo of disk and cable that works.
Sep
5
answered ram upgrade works in safe mode but not in normal mode
Aug
28
comment Cannot connect to Wi-Fi (The Wi-Fi network “network name” requires a WPA2 password)
Just a note that several times now, people have been subsequently able to connect to my WPA-secure wireless network after I opened the Guest Network, no password. Hell if I know why, but it worked.
Aug
24
answered How is Adobe Update Notifier auto launched on Mac OS X?
Aug
24
answered IPhone 4 won't charge?
Aug
24
answered iTunes wants to delete my books