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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.


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
Aug
24
answered Delete default folders: Documents, Public, etc — permanently?
Aug
19
answered Artifacts when viewing pdfs in Preview (and Skim)
Aug
8
comment 2011 Macbook Pro - GPU dying?
The same as my reasoning for buying it. Expensive to fix, and laptops get thrown arond alot. Old days, for a Powerbook I didn't. Lot of independents who would repair. I wouldn't buy a Porsche without some kind of warranty, either.
Aug
6
comment I keep getting a weird email address trying to facetime me on my iphone5? is this spam?
No harm, ever, in changing your Apple ID password. I'd do it in this case, or anything doubtful / suspicious - and have.
Aug
5
comment No Wifi Connection on Macbook Air
Sometimes opening the Guest Network, with no password, works in that subsequently, the machine can connect normally.
Aug
4
answered Rescuing a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2009
Aug
1
comment Folder disappears after dragging it into “All My Files” in Finder
Why would Spotlight be the best place to start, when it needs all sorts of tweaking--and non-intuitive ones--to even begin? And "doesn't always produce desired result?" There's only one result: the right one. Else it has not found. Spotlight is a joke, a tangent in some engineer's mind who has long forgotten the consumer / user.
Aug
1
comment Adding second iCloud account wipes out photostream
I confess to not really understanding your comment, can only respond that I have about eight different streams going to and from people, on muy iPad, in addition to my own - and that all tbhe Shared get lumped into one, on MacBook Pro.
Jul
30
comment Adding second iCloud account wipes out photostream
Maybe it needs to have its own Photostream to be populated first ... from, unfortunately, iPhoto. I believe iPhoto is the brains of the whole Photostream setup.