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comment Is There A Free Photoshop Alternative for Mac OS X?
See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/151/… for many similar tools
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comment When I use Vagrant it rapidly uses up a ton of wired memory. Why?
Why not add a screen shot of activity monitor and show us the memory allocation / memory pressure. Also, vagrant is a virtualization engine, so it does allocate as much RAM as the box asks for. Can you reproduce this issue with a simple vagrant init hashicorp/precise32 && vagrant up ?
11h
comment Getting “Missing Security Answer” when changing Game Centre nickname
@Jenn "All of Apple's troubleshooting" is a big amount of steps. It usually ends with "contact support" if these steps don't resolve it. Can you sign in and out on that Apple ID?
14h
comment Specifying network device used by software (or port) (in Terminal)
Wouldn't you configure this inside your rails app? Basically poll the OS for all network connections and then only listen on the one(s) you prefer?
14h
comment Magic Mouse can never reconnect on Yosemite
A similar question with some console logs is apple.stackexchange.com/questions/156863
14h
comment Want to dis-associate an Apple ID (for iPad) with my iTunes acct on MBP
Could you take a stab at editing the comments into the body of the post. Comments get cleared and these details will be needed to try to assist you.
15h
comment Want to dis-associate an Apple ID (for iPad) with my iTunes acct on MBP
Could you explain the mechanics behind how you "used your iTunes account to sync your wife's iPad using her ID"? It's not clear what specific parts of iOS or using iTunes on a computer have been set. Also, have you wiped the iPad and restored from her backup (or otherwise purged your account from that device so that it doesn't check in again under your Apple ID?)
16h
comment Yosemite gray screen no startup keys working
@saul.shanabrook Good plan - when the system can't even boot to internet recovery, something hardware is usually involved.
Nov
21
comment AppleStore removed after the OS rollback
So, you have no backup of a file you want to restore and also have no installer to reinstall the system? What number version and build does sw_vers show when you run that command in terminal.app?
Nov
21
comment AppleStore removed after the OS rollback
Feel free to edit in some details. How you made a copy, versions of OS X , etc... If no one has a quick answer.
Nov
20
comment Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)
Ooh - I wonder how this is related since upgrading only OS X to 10.10.1 has fixed this in the handful of networks where I was experiencing it.
Nov
20
comment Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)
This is no longer needed unless you don't upgrade to 10.10.1 or later...
Nov
20
comment Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)
This isn't needed unless you don't upgrade to 10.10.1 or later...
Nov
20
comment What are api.smoot.apple.com and other hosts my iPhone is secretly talking to?
Sadly, those could all be different settings. Automatic software update checks, Xprotect checks, iTunes and iBooks automatic download checks, sharing diagnostic information to Apple and third party developers - each of which has different settings to opt in/out of.
Nov
19
comment Mail Password issue
Could you elaborate on what "reboot your mail" entails?
Nov
18
comment Can App violate Apple policy helping to share voice memos?
If you wanted to explain more in detail what part of the guidelines you feel you are at risk of running afoul of, that might help someone guide you. Without details it's not clear if you are making a Facebook clone or a pinterest clone or a sharing extension to simply push the memo to a cloud service. Also, what does "maybe get payed after" actually look like?
Nov
18
comment Upgrade to Yosemite: kextd close to 95% CPU
Fair enough - sorry for any confusion I caused.
Nov
17
comment Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)
This prevents the Mac from sleeping which is one of apparantly many reasons why this happens. I can confirm that even disabling WOL / wake for network access, I still get machines renaming themselves on 10.10.
Nov
16
comment iTunes not showing app update description texts
Please answer this so everyone knows that it's a bug.
Nov
15
comment Automatically enter dates in Daily Schedule after entering one date
Are you looking to have a range of cells with dates? If so, you could set two up and then use the select and drag to create a series of filled values...