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  2. So there is much that I find useful with iOS 12, but one that I do not find useful is the stacking or threading of banner announcements in the lock screen. How is this at all helpful? It just means that I can only see the most recent from any given source, but that may not be the one that interests me. So my question is: How do I get rid of this useless "feature"? I can't find any way in Notifications, and thus far I haven't found anything in General, and I'm at a loss.
  3. Ceoltoir

    Contact Syncing on Mac

    Thanks for the reply, John. At the very least I now know that my google-fu is not as bad as it seemed I'll check out that FullContact app. Might be very useful.
  4. johnfoster

    Contact Syncing on Mac

    searching on "office365 Mac contact sync" shows a lot of "I need help too!" which seems odd that it does not just work given how well the MS ecosystem syncs. I was completely impressed by how well it worked when I used a Windows Phone and Windows 1o. I really did not care if it made it to a Mac but with that thing called OneSync or maybe it was called SyncOne oh wait OneDrive photos and documents were right there. anyway, I looked. seems like there is no easy answer to point you toward.
  5. johnfoster

    Contact Syncing on Mac

    this thing called "FullContact" seems to solve this problem. and evidently it is a problem because a tool like this exists.
  6. Ceoltoir

    Contact Syncing on Mac

    I've searched the Google for a solution to this, but everything I have found is either not answered, doesn't work, or is for the iOS contacts app. Here's the issue. I've recently added a work contact from our work email (office 365.com) to my exchange account. This person is listed as a contact on the office365 website. The contact immediately showed up on my iPhone and iPad under contacts. This person is not, however, showing up on my Mac. I've tried turning mail, calendar, and contacts off under system settings AND in the Contacts app to no avail. Any suggestions?
  7. johnfoster

    Memory upgrade

    strange sense of Deja Vu all over again. I thought I just wrote an answer for this.
  8. johnfoster

    Little Macbook Pro that Could...

    verifying… yes. according the memory sellers the 2011 MBP will support 16GB of RAM. if you are upgrading then spend the little extra money for more. remember, more is more. there is a benefit to a point and after that there is not much help from the more is more feature. Photoshop, for example, does not get better above 2GB. at least for the stuff I do. so I clamp it at that so the rest of my tools do not get RAM starved. the default setting for PS is to gobble up 80%. and as long as you are spending money on upgrades get a 500GB SSD. this is like getting a new Mac. boot speed will drop from over a minutes to around 20 seconds. put the old spinny hard drive in an optical bay sled (yes remove the burner as you never use it anymore or is broken) for extra storage. and it helps with the transfer of all you stuff to the new SDD using CCC. optional optical drive sled. search eBay for "Universal Optical bay 2nd HDD Hard Drive Caddy":
  9. Huskermn

    Memory upgrade

    I always put in as much RAM as I can afford. If you really want to boost performance, while you have it open to replace the RAM, you could upgrade the HD with an SSD. Forgot to mention, my vendor of choice is OWC (macsales.com). Nice how-to videos.
  10. Greetings, I realize that I'm adding to a thread/discussion several years after the original post. I'm currently using a 2011 13in. Macbook Pro. [It maintains a 500GB Hard Drive & 2.7G Hz iCore i7 processor.] Also, my Macbook Pro is running iOS Sierra and an often failing, incredibly ancient version of MS Office 2011. Can I easily upgrade the RAM to 16GB from 4 [2 GB in each ] slot? Or is it better to upgrade to 8GB [ 4GB in each] slot? Different websites, including Apple and Amazon, continue to offer different RAM options and discussions. Mactracker says it can take both.... Any recommendations?
  11. Garvice

    Memory upgrade

    Greetings, I realize that I'm adding to a thread/discussion several years after the original post. I'm currently using a 2011 13in. Macbook Pro. [It maintains a 500GB Hard Drive & 2.7G Hz iCore i7 processor.] Also, my Macbook Pro is running iOS Sierra and an often failing, incredibly ancient version of MS Office 2011. Can I easily upgrade the RAM to 16GB from 4 [2 GB in each ] slot? Or is it better to upgrade to 8GB [ 4GB in each] slot? Different websites, including Apple and Amazon, continue to offer different RAM options and discussions. Mactracker says it can take both.... Any recommendations?
  12. johnfoster

    streaming iphone to tv without apple tv

    I have used all the "stream to TV" things: Chromecast, Mi Box, AppleTV, FireTV. what I found was mixed results. the ATV worked really well with the iPhone and not so well with Android. while the Chromecast worked really well with Android but mixed with an iPhone. this was not a surprise. thus the presentation display for demos at my office had both making it easy for anything to display. it really is/was too bad that FruitCo did not make a "businessTV" given how easy it was to connect a Mac to it. I would not buy a new AppleTV as the 2nd gen will work as well as the newest version. look on eBay or Craiglist where you will find one for about $5o. by comparison a new Chromecast costs less than that. or spend a little more money to get a Mi Box. it has the Chromecast feature built into it as well as all the other things it does. this Macworld article describes the experience you can expect with the Chromecast.
  13. Huskermn

    streaming iphone to tv without apple tv

    I thought you might be able to do it with a Chromecast, but I have been unsuccessful streaming to my Chromecast from my iPhone 7
  14. johnfoster

    Alternative to Circus Ponis Notebook

    I have like for Microsoft OneNote. although for some stupid reason the "app" version has stopped being developed. so I recommend it with one hand behind my back with fingers crossed because I am okay with no more new features as the OneNote does everything I need it to do. ON has replaced all my TXT files like TADO.txt, what.txt, passwords.txt and projects.txt. it was a mess to keep all this up to date and sync'd between the machines. in the case of servers that I keep track of, every time I get a new login/password and details I take it out of the email or TXT then log it into the SERVERS panel of OneN. then, without thinking about it that goes to all the places I might have to log in to do work or rescue or make reboot happen. I looked at BEAR and Things and other online only note tools. nice features. but the deal breaker for all of them was I needed notes on four platforms not just Mac.
  15. Ceoltoir

    Alternative to Circus Ponis Notebook

    YES! I ran into the exact same problem when Notebook stopped working on High Sierra. There isn't anything that works just like Notebook, but the alternative I found worked the best for me was Outline https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/outline-your-digital-notebook/id604802021?mt=12 Not as full featured in terms of fonts, etc, but it's the closest I found that uses tabs and sections the way I prefer. Best of all you can import your Circus Ponies Notebook files as well.
  16. Huskermn

    One more time!!

    Happy Birthday, Adam. Hope you had a great day and another great year. I know the forum isn't nearly as active as it once was but it's just the evolution of troubleshooting. I still think it's a valuable tool.
  17. as this question is "locked" here is the answer. seems simple enough to do. although I would never have guessed the one two three… steps. here is the link: https://lifehacker.com/5971326/move-your-itunes-library-to-another-hard-drive-in-three-simple-steps you will have to do this for each "user account" on the Mac as iTunes does share tunes in a common directory.
  18. Chefpyro116

    moving iTunes library

    Hi Gang, Does anyone remember which show(s) Adam spoke about moving an iTunes library off a MBP and onto a portable HD? I've been thinking of doing this to save some memory on my MBP. I was also wondering if having multiple user accounts, if this would affect their accounts also. Just curious. Thanks for any help. Cheers! Jeremy
  19. Chefpyro116

    3rd party Watch Bands

    I've bought several off Groupon too and they have been great. Cheaper than Amazon, but also had to return one due it being too small. I've got a Series 1 and don't notice any problems with switching the bands around.
  20. I really miss the ease of use and intuitive structure of Notebook. Has anyone found a good alternative, preferably that might easy import of my old CP Notebook files?
  21. Chefpyro116

    streaming iphone to tv without apple tv

    Hi guys and gals, I was just curious if there's a way to stream content from my iPhone X to my tv. I don't have an apple TV. I've tried different Samsung apps on my tv but nothing works except youtube. Is there anything I could plug my phone and tv in to share content this way? or do I need an apple tv? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jeremy
  22. Chefpyro116

    Moving iTunes library off MBP

    Hi all, I was listening to the Maccast not too long ago and someone wrote in to ask about moving their iTunes library off their MBP. I was wondering which episode of the Maccast if was? are there any benefits to doing this? What about the other users libraries moving too? I have a Mid-2014 MBP with 512 GB SSD currently and would like to make the storage last. Thanks for any info! Jeremy
  23. Has anybody looked at the privacy information that Smile Software collects on you when you go to their site? https://smilesoftware.com/privacy-details Holy macro, they collect all kinds of stuff. Here is a copy and past of the stuff they keepl Advertising Facebook Google Adwords LinkedIn Microsoft Bing Cookies, Purchase Funnel, Usage Data Analytics Google Analytics Cookies and Usage Data App Activation (not applicable to subscription TextExpander) DevMate Email, name, license code, product details Automation Zapier Transitory data for process automation (e.g., contact form details from WuFoo to create support case in Desk) Payment Processing eSellerate FastSpring Paddle PKI-compliant transaction data subject to service’s privacy policy Contacting Customers Desk from Salesforce Email, name, support exchanges Mailchimp Email, name, list membership, product interest Survey Monkey Email, name, survey responses WuFoo Support form content, webinar signups (WuFoo is a subsidiary of Survey Monkey) Database MongoDB TextExpander application database: snippets, groups, organizations, etc. Rackspace Purchase database: email, name, contact info, license code, transaction details Sales Close.io Email, name, contact info, position, company, email exchanges with Smile’s sales staff, augmented with Business Intelligence where possible Clearbit Business Intelligence – queried to augment sales data Social Media Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Hootsuite Twitter Handle, follower count, relevant public messages, direct messages Me again. They seem to go through all your cookies, I guess, and collect all this information. Does Smile Software really need all this information if I go their web site? I suggest, when you go to the site, go in a private window if their site allows it. I have a lot of their software, but now I think I need to start looking elsewhere.
  24. johnfoster

    Pitfalls of buying a modem/router in haste...

    here is a visual of the three ways I described above.
  25. johnfoster

    Pitfalls of buying a modem/router in haste...

    networks are not PC or Mac specific. so you do not need a “mac” solution. it is weird that the ASUS needed a specific Windows disc to return it to zero. I have ASUS routers around me and I cannot think of when re-flashing it required using Windows. usually the “plug it in while holding down the RESET button” is enough to return it to zero. I am a fan of splitting up functions to specific devices. while it makes it look more complicated you have far more control and in the long run it simplifies taking care of the network. look for a dumb as rocks DSL modem. it does not have to support DHCP. it just needs to connect to the service provider. by making the connection the only function here you get a lot more choices for the how the rest of you network works. and you are not paying for more expensive an all-in-one box that you might have to replace if part of it fails. buy used on eBay. or there are a few modems you can get new. look for a link below. the DSL modem has just one ethernet port which you will connect to the WAN port of your router. there are many router possibilities. my choice is something that I can flash to run DD-WRT, Open-WRT, Tomato (which only supports old routers), or one of the other OSS projects. the idea is to get out of stock vendor provided to get better security and updates. as wireless routers tend to fail my preference is for cheaper, lessor known brands. TP-Link is flashable. the ASUS routers support OSS firmware. and the D-LiNK… which can be updated from your Mac have consisted releases. Linksys, which makes pretty boxes, are about 2X the cost by comparison. finally, for my devices that are not connected via wireless there is a Gigabit Switch or switches where all this plugs in. the desktops, printers, file server, camera, PLEX… if I hooked it all up to the router I would run out of ports. plug this into that and tada… more than enough! the last upgrade I did for my home network was to install a Edgerouter X. what an improvement this was. the old router could not keep up connection, it needed to be rebooted often, and it seemed to… flashing it to a newer version helped. the new little router is amazing by comparison. as of today it has been up for 2 months, 3 weeks, and this many hours. this makes it trouble free as far as day to day use goes. the Wireless router is now in dumb access point mode meaning it never gets pinged or hit or attacked anymore. it has not failed either. and the Arris cable modem being dumb as rocks means that Comcast / Xfinity cannot weird it into doing anything else. I like my network again. you could do a similar thing. here are the parts I mentioned: good enough switch https://amzn.to/2twF08U gigabit router that you can flash with anything https://amzn.to/2yNOpPt dumb as rocks DSL modem https://amzn.to/2tA1yFQ Edge router X https://amzn.to/2tA1yFQ
  26. I recently rushed out and bought an Asus DSL-AC56U modem/ router since I was in a bind. I knew I was paying over the odds buying from a local retailer but that was OK (keep local businesses going!). Great interface - fixed my ADSL syncing problems and router OK. Problems started when I found that, for restoring to base (factory) conditions I needed to restore using the CD s/w which was PC only (my MBP "Superdrive" packed up ages ago). They admitted it would not work with a Mac and after a protracted discussion with the retailer I eventually got a refund. So - where to next please for a similar price to the Asus? I really need something that will allow me ADSL/VDSL connection and perhaps, rumour suggests locally, the ability to get FTTP connection next year: (you know rumours - will probably only be FTTC) So, any recommends in the gigabit area please (I have just rewired through the house with Cat6 cable)? I shall probably need to daisy chain to an old Extreme and a Synology RT1900ac router. All help and hints gratefully received. TerryB
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