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Mar
17
comment Does Google Chrome have a significant impact on MacBook battery life compared to other browsers?
Someone on Quora (quora.com/Is-Google-Chrome-MacBook-friendly/answer/…) just tipped me to FlashFrozen (flashfrozen.net), which is a menubar util that monitors how much CPU Flash is using on your system and will kill it system wide as needed. Hopefully this will help with battery life (& system heat!)
Mar
15
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
Ah, I guess it depends on your keyboard version. I'm referring to the standard North American English keyboard. It's called the Tilde if you want to look it up: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde#Computing
Mar
15
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
It should be to the left of the 1 key :)
Feb
23
comment MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed
no, just figured I'd go for a 2nd opinion here :) - have a 'diagnostic' appointment with the Genius Bar tomorrow, but this machine is out of warranty, so dead logic board means it's a write off...
Jan
13
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
Thanks - I was going to do so, but didn't see a way when I was creating my 'question'
Jan
13
comment Custom “mouse” gestures for Trackpad on Macbook Pro and Magic mouse
+2 for BetterTouchTool
Dec
22
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Looks like the drive has bad sectors, which I understand is a physical issue. Any suggestions for getting the data off in the most comprehensive way? I'm currently trying to image it using Drive Genius...
Dec
20
comment How can I view and copy an email address in a message header within iOS' Mail.app?
I believe that is only when looking at an existing message - not when you are in the compose function, which is the basis of my question. Thanks
Dec
20
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Any experience with Drive Genius?
Dec
18
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Is it safe to Rebuild directories and/or Check Files/Folders even if the drive doesn't appear to have any issues?
Dec
17
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Will Disk Warrior scan the disk to detect for errors first? I'm not even certain that the disk is defective..just trying to be preemptive
Dec
14
comment How do I download photos from my iPhone?
It does work for video I believe - but yes as you mentioned it won't remove them from the phone. Built in "Image Capture" app does this in OS X, but that doesn't help you're on a PC :)
Dec
4
comment List of iPhone voice commands? (prior to Siri / iPhone 4S)
They just link to a forum post, check my original attribution link at the top. I've removed them from this post.
Dec
3
comment Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers
@Martin - thanks! Will do. For now I think arrsync will do the trick. Cheers
Dec
3
comment Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers
Thanks - I use (and own) SuperDuper, but I double checked and it will only copy full disks/images, not individual folders. I've already started using Arrsync, which seems pretty good.
Dec
3
comment Safari is using too much RAM. How can I reduce its memory footprint?
But it is impacting my computing experience. My computer starts to crawl when Safari eats up a lot of memory and I usually have to shut it down or restart it.
Nov
29
comment Is there an iPad app that will 'play' a large PDF file as a slideshow?
Turns out Automator has PDF -> Image workflow built in: superuser.com/questions/88379/… - this worked nicely
Nov
29
comment Is there an iPad app that will 'play' a large PDF file as a slideshow?
So this seems to work well - HOWEVER - the text in the PDF gets pixelated when I export/convert the PDF slides to JPG or PNG. If I bump up the resolution (600dpi or even 1200 dpi) it crashes the photo viewer on the iPad. Any suggestions for optimizing a JPG or PNG for display on an iPad?
Nov
18
comment Easiest way to deploy a slideshow/video onto multiple iPads and have it play by clicking on 1 icon
Awesome! Thanks. Not planning (or capable) to build an iOS app, so I'd have to find one that does this or use your suggestion. Will investigate WebClips and hosting a quicktime file locally! Still hoping to find a solution that lets me load the video locally off the iPad to avoid everyone crunching the network at once.
Oct
2
comment How can I check via software if my iPhone is unlocked?
When I purchased my unlocked iPhone from the Apple Store, I had to ensure that my SALES RECEIPT indicated no contract, which would prevent the phone from being locked once a SIM was inserted. Further reading here: howardforums.com/showthread.php/…