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Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed Time Machine: “Enter Time Machine” menu command does not do anything
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Change to QuickTime player in Mavericks?
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed How to stop the iPhone from vibrating for just the alarm?
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Buy SSD With OS X 10.9 Pre-Installed?
Oct
24
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Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed UI controls in Firefox, Opera, etc. are broken, old-fashioned or blurry (Retina)
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Write in NTFS using Mavericks
Oct
22
revised When directly unzipping a file attachment in Apple Mail, where does it go?
Trying to improve formatting of the path: the underscores were an attempt to create italics, but they weren't working, so replaced with square brackets...
Oct
21
answered When directly unzipping a file attachment in Apple Mail, where does it go?
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
One possibility I can think of that could cause this issue to appear on multiple phones, independent of iOS updates: do they all use the same iCloud account? Clock.app doesn't in theory use iCloud, so this idea is ridiculous really, but it's one thing I can think of that might be common to all your phones...
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
Thanks for the details. I can't reproduce this, I'm afraid. Here's what I did: iPhone 4S running 7.0.2. Created new alarm, with the following settings. Time: in a min or two; Repeat: Never; Label: Alarm; Sound: a custom ringtone sound I have on the phone already (this isn't silent, though); Snooze: on. In Settings > Sounds, I have Vibrate on Ring: on; Vibrate on Silent: on. In Settings > Do Not Disturb, Manual: off; Scheduled: off. Ringer switch (on the side above the volume controls) is set to silent. When the alarm went off, I heard the custom sound, and the phone vibrated.
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
3) I think Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings would be worth a try: I'm hoping this would remove Clock.app's preferences. But... only do this if you are comfortable with data loss: unfortunately I don't know what else this resets (Apple's PDF iPhone manual just unhelpfully says "All your preferences and settings are reset").
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
How strange! A few ideas... 1) Does the phone vibrator hardware still work (eg when you receive a call)? 2) You say this happened without having performed an iOS update, but I see you mention 7.0.2, which is fairly recent. Can you confirm the iOS 7.0.2 update didn't break vibration for you, at least initially?
Oct
21
comment Moving individual Mailbox to external drive
Thanks for trying that idea out. Here's another idea: instead of using Finder, let's try opening it within Mail.app. This app doesn't allow you to select a file with File > Open. But it does have File > Import Mailboxes. So I'd suggest: try File > Import Mailboxes, and choose /Volumes/External HD/MyArchive.mbox. This will import it again (I don't think this will overwrite anything, but make sure you have a good backup first). I'm hoping you can then remove the unwanted import, but the sandbox will remember that you selected that folder, and allow Mail to continue to have access to it.
Oct
21
comment 50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port
Some people can't feel the tingling sensation. What country are you in? I don't know much about European plugs (I'm in the UK) but I can see at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets that certain European connectors have earth pins on the side of the round plug (see eg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schuko_plug_and_socket.png). Of course this is just an idea of mine: I might be incorrect, but I'm thinking that grounding your Mac would reduce the hum.
Oct
17
comment Mountain Lion Title Bar Truncation
Is there perhaps something wrong with the fonts in your normal user account? I think Lucida Grande is used in title bars... perhaps this has become corrupt.
Oct
17
answered 50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port
Oct
17
comment Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”
Hi... you've done most of the things I can think of to isolate this already, so I'm grabbing at straws. 1) Does anything show in Console.app on the MacBook Air when you look for that machine at iCloud.com? 2) If you take the MacBook Air to another WiFi network (friend's house, coffee shop...), is the behaviour the same?