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I've been working at a prestigious private K-12 school in New York City for almost 30 years, and have set up and maintained most major Apple desktops (and a subset of Apple laptop) machines from the Apple ][ to the latest i7 Macbook Air.


Sep
26
revised How can I dismiss a frozen “Deleting Trash” dialog box?
Corrected information
Sep
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
Sep
25
reviewed Edit suggested edit on ios 8.0.1 - download completed but unable to install
Sep
25
revised ios 8.0.1 - download completed but unable to install
Formatting issues
Sep
25
comment iPhone 4 dropped in the toilet briefly and now it won't turn on or be recognized by my computer
Just giving some alternates, M. Daniel.
Sep
25
comment Mac Book Pro Mac OS 10.9.4
The Microsoft Office 2011 folder should be in the /Applications folder on the hard drive. You may have installed it in the /Users/<your_username>/Applications folder by mistake and that's why nobody other users can see/access it.
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on iPhone 4 dropped in the toilet briefly and now it won't turn on or be recognized by my computer
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Will iPhone 6 cost you $649 over two years?
Sep
24
comment iPhone 4 dropped in the toilet briefly and now it won't turn on or be recognized by my computer
One comparison test I read a few years ago claimed moistened phones could be dried out using absorbent cat litter granules in a sealed Tupperware container. Silica gel packets work, too.
Sep
24
comment All of my downloads are failing.
How does "failed" appear in your Downloads Folder? Is it a pop-up message when the download fails, or a file named "failed"? Which browser are you using? What other browsers have you tried? Is there enough free disk space? Suggestions: in the Preferences menu for whatever browser you're using, navigate to and reselect the Downloads folder, even though it may show it is already selected. Also, Get info on the Downloads folder, and at the bottom under Sharing & Permissions, it should show your username with Read & Write privilege, with everyone set to No Access.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed How can I clean a MagSafe power port on my MacBook Air
Sep
24
revised How can I clean a MagSafe power port on my MacBook Air
Small capitalization changes and two links to products added
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I move the Downloads toolbar button in Safari 5.1 and newer on OS X?
Sep
21
revised iPhone 5S iOS 7 - installing updates on device with find my iPhone on and account not verfied
Language tightening, grammar, word choice, punctuation, etc.
Sep
20
comment External USB CD/DVD drive using wrong firmware -
I would attempt to return the unit that doesn't work. Looking at the specs at the Amazon page, it doesn't explicitly list Mac OS X compatibility, only a list of Windows versions. After testing several brands for portability, construction quality, usability, etc, we purchased dozens of inexpensive Samsung Portable DVD Writers, model SE-208, for use by our many Mac laptop users at our school, and they work perfectly.
Sep
20
comment Why first (and only first) iMacs were colored with red, blue, etc?
This is an intriguing question, I admit, but doesn't really pertain to the nature of AskDifferent's mission, which seeks to assist users in troubleshooting hardware and software glitches and conundrums. (I got the purple one for my mother, by the way, when it was released.)
Sep
20
comment Remote (Dell) printer errors
"...only fails for printers that are connected by a vpn and on a different subnet..." I would bet that the vpn is the problem.
Sep
20
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How to turn off screensaver automatically when "do not disturb“ is on?