Brian Carlton
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How can I combine PDF files and automatically create a table of contents?
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For those who don't know the first merge step, open both in Preview. Then drag on PDF icon on top of the other ones. More details here. It doesn't require additonal software.

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Add SSD to iMac: Thunderbolt or internal?
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Thunderbolt is 10 Gb/s. Internal ones use SATA II or III at 3 or 6 Gb/s, respectively. However the Thunderbolt ones use SATA III internally. So you won't see any difference.

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How can I restore an iCloud backup to a new device?
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When you get to the first few screens, one is the restore or new iPad screen. There you select restore from iCloud backup. If you go past this screen you will need to reset the device from the ...

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Do any current (early 2012) Macs support Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT)
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As pointed out by GEdgar, the "Fusion Drive" is a similar feature. However it is a software solution, from what I read

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Are non-Apple iPhone chargers safe?
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Most of the third party iPhone ones are mostly safe most of the time. However there isn't a good way to tell which ones aren't. Here is a teardown of an Apple one and a clone. I say most of the time ...

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Are Photos from the Photos app in iOS backed up to iCloud?
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The last 1000 photos and 30 days are, via the photo stream. Apple details here. But this should be seen as a temporary solution.

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To-Do List App with Sync, Repeating To-Dos
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Remember The Milk (RTM) does what you want. However the notes aren't as easy as I would like in the iOS app.

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Is there a way to assign global hot keys to go to the next/previous album in iTunes?
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From http://www.usingmac.com/2007/11/21/mac-os-x-leopard-200-productivity-booster-hotkeys 153 Option-Right Arrow Select next album 154 Option-Left Arrow Select previous album

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Is there a comprehensive recurring Notifications / Tasks app for iPhone?
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Remember the milk is a popular one. They can do weekly reminders (set for last day of week) and after a week (due 7 days after you complete it).

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Migrate Data To New SSD Drive Without USB to SATA Cable
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I used an external 2.5" USB case. As @Richard suggested above, I also use Carbon Copy Cloner.

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Does the CDMA iPhone 4S support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon
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According to Apple, "CDMA networks do not support simultaneous voice and data over any connection." I tried this with a Sprint phone, it didn't work. It gives an error message when you try to surf ...

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What should I do when "An error has occurred" when downloading Lion?
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Because a lot of Mac users are probably doing the same download now. It's probably overloaded. After all 4 GB is a good bit bigger than an iTunes song or an iOS app.

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Can I restore a Snow Leopard backup onto a Lion machine?
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You can restore files on Lion from Time Machine. See @Steve Moser's answer for the OS.

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"scheduled tasks" - what's the OSX equivalent
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They are called cron jobs in Unix-like systems. From the terminal man cron and man crontab.

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What is the release schedule for the next Mac Pro (desktop)?
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I would wait. See http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac_Pro for the timeline of recent updates.

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Buying a new imac, which memory should i get?
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Those are desktop DIMMs, you want the laptop DIMMs. Try this search instead. or this search which starts a the Mac search below. 1600 would work, but it wouldn't be much faster as they would run at ...

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Can I install 16GB RAM on quad-core MacBook Pro?
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(No, it has two slots and a maximum of 8 GB (Apple page). Perhaps you are thinking of the desktop i7 which has 3 or 6 slots, for a maximum of 12 or 24 GB. I checked newegg, there aren't 8 GB DDR-3 ...

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Will I automatically get lifetime FREE updates if I buy an iPhone app?
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Typically free. They can make an new version; that happened a lot when the iPad came out.

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Long USB cable for iPad kiosk?
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The smarts for the charging is in the device, not the charger. At least for iPads and virtually all USB-charging devices.

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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?
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Because the iPad needs more than the 500 mA that the USB 2.0 spec says computers need to provide. Macwork has more information.

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Tablets and SSD degradation
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This isn't a big concern since you will likely be writing to flash less than you would on a desktop. Streaming video will go to DRAM. I'm an electrical engineer who uses flash and I would be ok ...

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router suggestions
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Our host, Jeff Atwood, wrote about that here. I went with the Buffalo one; the stock DD-WRT-based firmware is nice as-is.

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Use hdmi equipped TV/projector as a Mac monitor
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It is that simple. However your resolution will be 1920 x 1080, so the benefit of a larger than 27" monitor is minimal at the distances you would typically have a monitor.

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iPad displays "Not Charging" when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?
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USB 3.0 is specified for up to 900 mA. Give such a hub a try.

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