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  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
  • Apple Certified Associate (ACA) in Integration
  • Apple Product Professional (APP)
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)

Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Former Volunteer Business Administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.


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revised MacBook Pro display turns black when unplugging external HDMI monitor
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comment Repartition hard drive with bootcamp on it
I think that trying to go with two versions of OS X in addition to BootCamp and Windows would probably not work. When you install Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks, it wants to create a new hidden, secret Recovery HD. So each Mac OS X is in fact two partitions, not one. Having multiple Recovery HD partitions would be really complicated. There may be a way to get around this, but it may not work. Back up everything to its own hard drive in its own native file format before you try to change anything.
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answered No Simcard installed - iPhone 5
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answered Repartition hard drive with bootcamp on it
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comment MacBook Pro display turns black when unplugging external HDMI monitor
What kind of external monitor are you using? VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB 3?
May
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comment Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?
OK, fine, but what happens when you connect your MacBook Pro to the Airport Express using Ethernet rather than WiFi? I still say you need to get a newer 802.11n or 802.11ac WiFi router. Your old Airport Express with 802.11g and 10/100base T is not going to cut it.
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comment Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?
The original Airport Express from 2004 is an 802.11 b and g device. Its WiFi signal is extremely slow by modern standards. No wonder any kind of high resolution video you are streaming is of lower quality and out-of-sync. The video that was online in 2004 was much lower resolution than the videos that are available online in 2014, meaning that a 2004 router is not fast enough for modern video. Now tell us about the other devices in the signal chain and their WiFi capabilities.
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comment Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?
It probably has more to do with WiFi speeds than the Mac OS X version you are running. What is your complete signal chain? What model Macintosh are you using? What model Airport Express? What is it connecting to, a television, another Mac, something else? Are you using WiFi g or WiFi n on the Mac, on the Airport Express, and on the target device? Have you tried connecting your Mac to the AirPort Express using an Ethernet cable rather than WiFi? That will increase your video streaming throughput dramatically.
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answered Connect iphone to multiple output devices to play music
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comment Difficulties opening PDFs in Preview
Could it be that your system is running out of RAM? How much RAM do you have? When you encounter this problem with Preview, do you also have a lot of other applications open and running and displaying other documents? How about pages in Safari or another web browser? The more you have going on, the less RAM your system has to work with. Do you go for days at a time without restarting your Mac? This affects available RAM as well.
May
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accepted Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?
May
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comment Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?
Unfortunately this is no help. She has a 12MB address book database but since she upgraded to Mavericks recently, it only shows about 15 addresses. It appears to have failed weeks before I got here.
May
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comment Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?
Yes, of course , the contacts are on the On My Mac but there are no preferences to set. And Mavericks automatically re-enables iCloud in Contacts every time you restart, and some local cache shows up in Contacts, even though I have unplugged the Ethernet cable.
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comment Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?
I cloned the entire hard disk using CCCloner.
May
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comment Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?
My hand-migration seems to have failed. See my comment on the answer below.