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  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 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?
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  7. 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
  8. 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
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  10. 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.
  11. johnfoster

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

    here is a visual of the three ways I described above.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. MacCast

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    For any POP accounts all the email should be stored locally. You can back this up and restore it manually. Just export the mailboxes (folders) and then re-import them. https://support.apple.com/kb/ph22318?locale=en_US
  15. alanderego

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    Hi Adam, Thanks for the reply. I am not sure if all of her accounts are IMAP, but I'll check and add the ones that are. Thanks, Alan
  16. MacCast

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    If she's using IMAP and keeping all the messages on the server it should eb a simple matter of re-adding the email accounts and waiting while things sync up. You shouldn't need to really migrate the email.
  17. alanderego

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    Ok, So I installed the 2 drives installed a clean version of High Sierra on the SSD, well it was actually Lion (I think) and then I had several updates to get it to High Sierra. Anyway, I got the SSD on APFS with High Sierra and the HDD formatted with APFS. I moved the iTunes and Photos libraries to the HDD and I managed to get them running from these old libraries. Photos was easy and straight forward, but iTunes proved more challenging. I forgot to deauthorize and sign out of iTunes and that was the biggest problem I had. Once I did that, it was easy sailing. My next problem I have is getting my wife's email onto the new drive. I have read a few sites and they did not work. Does anyone know if it is possible to use migration assistant just for email? Or if anyone knows of a method that might work? She uses iCloud and GoDaddy email (imap). Thanks for the help.
  18. johnfoster

    "New" Airport Time Capsule

    with the Time Capsule and Airport Tiny officially Steve'd, FruitCo has ZERO networking products in the line up. no server, no storage, no router, nothing. evidently network things require a very high amount of support from customers. which is why I suspect the line(s) were discontinued. if networks were easy these product like these would still be in available.
  19. alanderego

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    Thanks for the advice johnfoster. I purchased the 1TB Sandisk SSD and the 2TB WD Blue HDD. I figured that I would use the SSD as my usual drive and then use the Data Doubler HDD for the storage hogs (Photos and iTunes). Adam covered it many times on the Maccast about using an external drive for Photos and iTunes libraries, so I would think it would be the same for my application. I have a 250GB SSD in my 2011 MacBook Pro that does not use Photos or iTunes and have about 30GB left over. I am sure I will back on here when I get all the parts installed. Thanks again,
  20. johnfoster

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    why is the simlink to the /applications folder on the HD outdated? two reasons. one is that when I wrote the SSD swap the storage was tiny and expensive. there simply was not room on a 32 or 64 gee bee “disk” for everything I was using. it really was just a boot disk for me. and in my day to day use I found that the benefits of a small SDD made the slight slowdown of having apps on the other disk almost unnoticeable. today, the SSD you want starts at 240 gee bees with a cost of under a hundred bucks. although you can get smaller 120s for $40. why subject yourself to smaller? unless your budget needs to be stretched to upgrade multiple machines buy the biggest thing you can afford. then you can put all your apps on the SSD to get the added benefit of that as well. and with no need to manage the where apps live, just install away. finally, always practice backup. get back blaze, another hard drive, or a NAS. put your important stuff another place.
  21. alanderego

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    Thank you johnfoster!
  22. johnfoster

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    the symlink link I wrote is outdated. there is a UI in the User & Groups that works better. Right Click on the name you will see an Advance Options… that gives you all the options that other thing did with a click.
  23. johnfoster

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    put the SSD in place of the old HD. put the HD in the sled.
  24. alanderego

    Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    Hi Guys, My Wife's MBP 2012 has slowly be wanting more and more space and is getting slower and slower. Anyway, I have decided to go with the OWC Data Doubler with a 500GB or 1TB SSD ($250 Sandisk at BestBuy) for the boot drive and a 2TB or maybe 3TB HDD for everything else (right now she has about 100GB left on the 2TB HDD). When I do the install, does it matter which drive I put where? In other words, do I have to put the boot drive in the spot where the original drive is now and the HDD in the Data Doubler? Also, are there any formatting tips anyone could give me? I know there OWC has great install and formatting videos, but no videos on how to format the second drive. I've read in another post about johnfoster using symbolic links (Did I assume that is what SYMLINK is?) Thanks for any help,
  25. johnfoster

    take-a-part roboto misses the future

    https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in interesting that the initiative is dis-assembly. if it was my problem / program to solve I would have made the story about repair and re-use. and making a promise to future devices for longevity. at some point the iThing can become lots of other specific things. like a remote control. or a Siri Station. or gasp, a music player. using a iThing for a specific task has to be better for brand awareness then tossing it to a take-it-a-part roboto. un-building is the wrong message.
  26. Buckeyes

    Not sure what this means

    Mid-2015 15” MBpro / 10.13.4 / High Sierra The following pops up on my screen, does anybody know what this means? “The managed object model version used to open the persistent store is incompatible with the one that was used to create the persistent store.”
  27. Today, March 16, 2018...Apple's store website lists "The all-new Airport Time Capsule". Was there an update to this item? It looks like the same old item as before. This is the first time I have gone onto Apple's website in some time to check out the Time Capsule.
  28. mrstucci

    raindrop.io app review....

    Ah. I think you are right! One person and no customer service and he/she hopes that it works. If not, refund. I am into genealogy and when I find a website that has records for NC, for instance, it's not always easy to find that one particular website. I bet it can work for most websites but some are a bit 'hidden'. Thank you for your comment and I hope the review can save other people from the frustration I had with the app.
  29. Huskermn

    raindrop.io app review....

    Interesting read. Thanks. Made me curious so I read some articles and went to the website. Nice website but missing a key ingredient for me - About Us. There is absolutely no real contact information. The Help link appears to be a direct to another application. I'm betting it's one person who came up with the app and it's impossible to support adequately so if it works, great, keep the money. If something goes wrong just do a refund. PS - I find I don't really USE bookmarks anymore. I have many many many but probably just keep the tab ad infinitum or google the topic again.
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