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  2. LexingtonRay

    Spectrum app for Apple TV

    Speaking of Apple vaporware: WWDC Apple announced that the Spectrum TV app would be coming to APPLE TV by the famous "End of the year." https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-tv-can-replace-your-charter-spectrum-cable-box-later-this-year/ Anyone heard anything more about it? Or is it stuck in Apple Heaven with the AirPower Wireless Charger?
  3. aussie_chris

    trouble\ reading main text

    can anyone help,please. i am an old visionn impaired old git and am having trouble reading sub text or stories etc,under the headlines,as it is very very light i can see the headlibe but that is all. very hard to read the whole story. any help would be appreciated,
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  5. Pierrevanmouche

    Switch HD formatting from Case Sensitive to Case Insensitive

    Hello John, Thanks for this option. It's not the one I am looking for as a final solution, but for sure it's an option to the short/mid term. Thanks again Pierre
  6. johnfoster

    Switch HD formatting from Case Sensitive to Case Insensitive

    make a DMG that is CaSEinSentiveE with Disk Utility then have that image automatically mount after a reboot. make the size of it 200M bigger than OneDrive so it does not hang from being out of space (guessing on this). finally point the OneDrive app to the DMG. https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/create-a-disk-image-dskutl11888/mac
  7. Ok, your first question probably is why I want to do this? Well, actually I don't want to do this, but I see no other option. I was using MS's OneDrive on my iMac; and yes, I need OneDrive to work with my colleagues in two different companies. It's no option to move to e.g. Dropbox or iCloud. Everything worked fine until I upgraded to Mojave and had some issues with a couple of files. I reformatted the HD (to not Case Sensitive) and wanted to import by backup data from the SuperDuper! backup. That was not possible as Mojave told me it couldn't import to a non-Case Sensitive formatted HD from a Case Sensitive backup. So I reformatted the HD again as Case Sensitive and everything worked fine, .... Except OneDrive. Although OneDrive worked fine on my case-Sensitive HD in the past, I couldn't reinstall OneDrive anymore; case-sensitive HD's are no longer supported. What can I do to convert my HD from case-Sensitive to non-Case Sensitive without having to install all my software manually again? Main reason: it would take a lot of time and I don't have installable copies of all my software anymore. Thanks for any suggestion - really appreciated! Pierre
  8. where is the Mac that has a slot for an “off the shelf” GPU, RAM slots for 128 gee bees of RAM, and 3.5” drive bays? the Mac that I want is for me, the media professional. I do not care what the case looks like, I do not want it to be small, I want the flexibility where I am not depending on the vendor for specific parts or configurations. if you open a Dell catalog, yes they are so old school that mailers come once every 6 weeks, you get a sense of what a REAL computer company offers. a solution for every part of my business. on top of that the pricing is such that I never stop to consider something like, “can I build this for less?” then look at HP or Lenovo. all three of these companies are selling solutions across the board from cheap as possible to iron horse to worker bee. the Mac Mini is a joke at so many levels. one of them is the cooling of that design. the boards are stacked in a way that fan if the fan fails the Mac will stop working. the built in power supply does not help the design either. the inside is very fragile as proven by the 2012 version. removing the hard drive cable or the requirement to disconnect the fan from a tiny connector that can easily break even in the hands of a skilled upgrader means that FruitCo only pretended to make the box upgradable. had the 2018 Mac returned to a more traditional case cooling would not be such an issue. and there could be more CPU options across the line. and a possibility of a real GPU. speaking of GPU…why is it that the only Macs that have GPUs are 2X the price? I feel like there is an agenda to push Turdbolt at any cost. with the idea you will bolt on a GPU box when you need the power. or pay extra for a external hard drive because of the Apple Tax. FruitCo really needs to do customer surveys. or maybe they do and the company just does not care about the creative professional market. sigh.
  9. davejacko

    Dictate on Apple TV 4K

    Hi folks, hope all is well. A few weeks after I purchased the Apple TV the dictate function that I use for searching stopped working. It also didn’t work on the iPhone remote app so I figured it was not the hardware. I tried all the usual steps, restart and reset and restore but nothing worked. Then the remote wouldn’t let me scroll down so I booked a repair with Apple, sent the box into them and they sent me a replacement unit. I have had the replacement unit for 6 days now and the dictate has stopped working again. We don’t have the Siri Remote features yet in Ireland (its still only available in limited countries) but we can search using our voice. Apple support seem stumped at this one, I’m waiting to hear back as the case has been escalated but i just wondered if you might know what the issue may be. thanks, Dave Apple TV 4k, iOS 12.0.1
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. johnfoster

    Memory upgrade

    strange sense of Deja Vu all over again. I thought I just wrote an answer for this.
  16. 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":
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
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