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bio website OneTrackApp.com
location Ireland
age 54
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen 12 hours ago

Started developing on an Apple II+ in 1981. Developed PISA, full colour presentation system including slide and print output, utilising Apple Graphics Tablet and Digisolve VGP64 with hi-res monitor. Developed printer drivers for most early colour printers and slide recorders. Developed StudioCraft presentation software for colour Macs. Retired to farm, build and raise children in 1991. Took up developing again in 2010 on iOS when I saw the need for a music player that was more suited to stage performers than iTunes App. Developed OneTrack App and released version 1.0 in 2011. Still have too many things on my plate to develop full time but OneTrack is now at version 2 and going strong. Not a huge market but very loyal customers and loads of positive feedback so I'll keep going. Hope to develop more for iPad in future.


Jan
10
comment iPad battery level doesn't increase when in use while charging
iPads need a fair bit more power than standard USB ports are able to dole out. If you are using multiple USB devices, using a hub, or plugging in to the keyboard then you will only get a trickle. To get a full charge you need to use the iPad's suplied wall-wart or else get a powered USB hub than has a higher rated output.
Jan
2
comment How to synchronize contents of two external drives?
@Szabolcs Yes it does, I use it to keep an exact copy of folders from my hard drive over an ethernet connection to my wife's computer. If I delete files then sync they are deleted on her computer as well. You also get a preview of what files will be copied and which ones will be deleted before you commit to it.
Dec
30
comment How to access the full capacity of hard drives larger than 2TB with OS X Yosemite?
As @tubedogg has pointed out, any Mac User can access drives larger than 2TB, the question you should be asking is whether a Mac can access a Windows formatted drive greater than 2TB.
Dec
29
comment What files do I need to remove to wipe every trace of iTunes from my Mac filesystem?
Perhaps you need to explain your problem. Why do you need to 'delete every possible file'? What problem are you encountering when just reinstalling iTunes?
Dec
24
comment What info does a Mac broadcast and how to hide it?
Little Snitch might help macupdate.com/app/mac/10426/little-snitch
Dec
20
comment Is there a video app which can position subtitles over black bars?
Maybe ask on the vlc dev forums at forum.videolan.org
Dec
20
comment How to fix Retina iMac "A graphics problem has been detected”?
I'd just take it back to the store you bought it from as it is still under warranty.
Dec
12
comment Can I make iOS 8 look like iOS 6?
You could just buy an older iOS device that won't run iOS 7 or 8.
Dec
11
comment How to merge 2 one page PDF files
I've also found that doing a Print to PDF then Save does work with single page PDF merging after you've dragged them into the new PDF
Nov
15
comment Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite
The key combination is cmd - ` rather than cmd - ~. Perhaps on your keyboard these symbols are not on the same key?
Nov
10
comment Is there any way to access the console logs on an iOS 8 device without installing Xcode?
Hmmm - sorry about that @odysseus - it appears PhoneView doesn't! I use it all the time for other stuff and just assumed it did.
Nov
9
comment Is there any way to access the console logs on an iOS 8 device without installing Xcode?
There's also macupdate.com/app/mac/25347/phoneview but it's a paid app
Nov
9
comment How do I obtain my dead husband's password for his iPhone?
Maybe just contact Apple?
Oct
12
comment How to work around the issue that I can't access some iStore apps of a different country?
This has always been a part of the app store. The only way around it that I know of is to create a separate appleID for the second country. This is a pain when updating apps though as you will need to switch appleIDs when doing it. As to understanding the rationale - if you or anyone else can ever explain Apple's rationale you could make a fortune on chat programmes!
Oct
5
comment How do I delete all Music off my iPhone library so nothing appears?
Sounds like you might have iTunes Match turned on - this will link to your iCloud account.
Sep
30
comment Why can't I use iCloud to backup?
Hi @patrix, no, I have deselected every app in the list.
Sep
28
comment How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?
You can do this sort of thing in Calibre but it's a PITA. iTunes is a beast and should be broken up... so they hive off the books bit... the new stuff looks pretty but lacks functionality... a few versions later it catches up. We all just need loads of patience!
Sep
26
comment Why does my Mac start up immediately when plugged in, while my iPhone needs to start up?
Your Mac is running off the mains whereas your iPhone is running off its battery. The iPhone's battery needs to reach a particular level of charge before it can boot so that it doesn't die during the boot sequence if the charger is disconnected.
Sep
26
comment Downgrade from Xcode 6.1 to Xcode 5.1.1
Try copying it back in from a backup - compress the new version by right clicking on it then choosing compress - then delete the uncompressed app - then copy the older version into applications folder from your backup. If you don't have a backup I have no suggestions.
Aug
25
comment Itunes Keeps deleting my podcasts
Haven't experienced this particular bug but I'm finding iTunes more and more flakey with every release. Maybe you could right click on the podcast (before it disappears), show it in the finder and make a copy to a backup folder.