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ASP.NET MVP 8 years running and ASPInsider. InfoSec enthusiast.

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Jul
26
comment Stripes & checkerboard pattern on MacBook Pro monitor
I actually had this exact same problem with a PC laptop once. Turned out to be the LCD cable that went between the lid and the computer was starting to fray from rubbing inside the hing.
Jul
26
comment MacBook unplugged from external monitor thinks it's still the Secondary Desktop
Command + Brightness Up is the keyboard shortcut for Detect Displays, but that option is gone now in ML.
Jun
13
comment Disable AirPlay on a Mac
AirPlay is part of Bonjour, which you probably don't want to disable.
Jun
13
comment Disable AirPlay on a Mac
Please don't post the same question on different SE sites.
Jun
12
comment Why does AirPort Utility support file sharing?
That seems logical. Thanks.
Jan
8
comment How to entirely burn all 700MB of a CD while data is smaller?
Microsoft incuded Microsoft Bob on every Windows XP disk; encrypted with the key thrown out for the same purpose.
Jan
3
comment How can I tell whether my friend is using iMessage or Message to SMS me?
@Pacerier it will be free if it is sent with SMS. SMS is used if an error occurs with iMessage, or the recipient does not also have iOS 5 or better.
Jan
3
comment How can I tell whether my friend is using iMessage or Message to SMS me?
@Pacerier yes. That is an iOS 5+ feature.
Sep
5
comment FileVault2 Asking for Password Twice?
No amount of tinkering fixed it. However, re-installing Lion from scratch did. Shame that I had to resort to that; but thank you for confirming that I wasn't looney.
Sep
5
comment FileVault2 Asking for Password Twice?
Yes, the same account.
Sep
5
comment FileVault2 Asking for Password Twice?
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try them.
Sep
5
comment FileVault2 Asking for Password Twice?
Bleh. How annoying. I never in a million years thought I would say "I miss BitLocker".
Sep
5
comment FaceTime added to Dock on Start Up
My issue was similar to this. Thanks for the push in the right direction.
May
8
comment FaceTime added to Dock on Start Up
That did not resolve my issue. Removing FaceTime altogether and restarting resulted in a "?" appearing in the Dock, and rebuilding LaunchServices did not do the trick either. The application isn't running when I boot, it's just been "Kept" in the Dock.
Apr
28
comment Charge an iPad on MacBook running Win7
Macs can supply more then 500ma. "To meet requests for additional power from these Apple peripherals and devices, some Apple computers and displays can provide up to 1100 mA at 5 V through the port to which the Apple peripheral or device is connected." support.apple.com/kb/HT4049
Apr
24
comment How can I delete my iPad's available downloads from iTunes?
+1: I had to send an email to support with an Order Number of what I wanted removed.
Apr
20
comment Moving Sim Card from One iPhone to Another
You could also just Backup the 3GS and restore it to 4.
Apr
20
comment How to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MBP?
If you want to wipe it from scratch, boot from the DVD and use the Disk Utility to format the drive.
Apr
19
comment Safari in Windows 7 64-bit won't start
"Auto Updates should never be on if you want your computer to run optimal. It's just junk littering your computer." That's a pretty silly thing to say. Try attending a BlackHat conference.
Apr
18
comment verizon iphone4: if it has access to wifi and 3G which will it use and what's best for battery life
@Sajee: No app can control the radios (without jailbreaking) @RobZolkos: Verizon doesn't have EDGE. Verizon would use 1xRTT if EV-DO isn't available.