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bio website OneTrackApp.com
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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.


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.
Aug
12
comment Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?
Flash is something to watch out for security wise.
Aug
1
comment Headphones unable to plug into my 4s
Sounds like you have something stuck inside. Try turning it off fully, holding it upside down and poking around inside the socket with something like a pin but made out of plastic, wood or something non-conductive.
Jul
5
comment Manually cleaning up a threat detected by Sophos Anti-virus?
The greater threat to your Mac is Sophos Antivirus. A windows program cannot run under OSX and so poses no threat.
Jun
26
comment how do i erase all info on macbook air while still keeping microsoft word
I'd just add that you can delete any old accounts as well which will free up space - as long as you have created a new admin account you're fine deleting any other user accounts.
Apr
23
comment How to remove a book from iBooks
have you tried selecting it and hitting the delete key?
Jan
28
comment Mac OS X Application to Float a Window in Front of Others
Afloat is getting negative reviews on MacUpdate with Mountain Lion and Mavericks. SnappyApp on the MacAppStore is a great free alternative.
Sep
1
comment How To Duck Audio in Logic Pro X
logicprohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=99410 might be of some help?
Aug
9
comment Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide
You want the 'action' tab in the Build Inspector. When this is selected and you select your text box you should get a ghost image connected by an umbilical cord to your text box - drag this to wherever you want it. You might also check out manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Keynote09_UserGuide.pdf‎ if you haven't already. Page 118 describes the Action Tab
Aug
9
comment Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide
Sorry, Text Box is the term. Just follow these steps 1. create a new text box and replace the default text with the letter A. 2. Deselect this text box by tapping elsewhere in your view. 3. Select the A by tapping on it. 4. In the Build Inspector you can now move it, fade it, animate it, whatever.
Aug
4
comment PDF notes in Preview to EPUB?
Maybe do a print to pdf from preview then convert the resulting pdf. Not sure how often you'll be doing this and if it's worth the palaver.
Aug
3
comment Is line level Bluetooth audio possible with iPhone?
As bmike says, the signal coming out of your headphone port is (potentially) stronger than the 1volt peak to peak line level signal. To match this level it is usually best to set your iphone's volume to 70-80% of maximum. Your car stereo, unless it is faulty, should be able to take this signal and boost it to the same levels as your onboard radio etc.
Aug
3
comment PDF notes in Preview to EPUB?
You could also try calibre - free but maybe a bit technical macupdate.com/app/mac/30657
Jun
17
comment Home folder has two Desktops within it - can one be deleted?
And to answer your question - after removing the items from Desktop (original) just drag it to the trash