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  2. Here we go:- 1) Queen 2) Yes 3) Foo Fighters 4) Cara Dillon 5) Iron Maiden Song: Love of my Life - Queen
  3. Here's mine:- 1) Mac Power Users 2) The MacCast 3) Mac Geek Gab 4) Kermode and Mayo's Film Review 5) Clockwise I subscribe to (and love) The Economist for the audio version but don't class this as a podcast.
  4. I have used Downcast & Pocketcasts but have now gone back to Apple's Podcast app, the sync has greatly improved (had major problems with Downcast sync). Also, I use the integration with iTune on my Mac (I'm paralysed from the neck down and iTunes is the easiest way to organise my podcasts). I agree that downloads can be slow but stability to me is overall better than the third party apps I've tried.
  5. Of the five I listed only one of those is still being produced. Keep up the good work, Adam.
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  7. this is a very old and still free tool: https://www.futureme.org
  8. openDNS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDNS https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/ there is a bunch of links that imply that you have to pay to play. you do not have to. there is not a really big benefit to giving up money. google DNS (public) https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/ Advantage DNS has different levels of filtering and performance based on IPs. kind of a cool idea. https://www.neustar.biz/security/dns-services/free-recursive-dns-service
  9. yes. unless you have manually entered DNS IPs for the interface.
  10. the solution was the find a Sierra available via bit torrent. somebody posted a check sum of the file and another search found what the file size should be had it been delivered from a FruitCo server. check and check complete, the install went without a hitch. eventually it wanted an AppleID which was skippable. after rebooting rebooting the notifier told, "new version available." clicking update demanded the AppleID password… which worked without whining: no double digit secondary check, no is it really you, just install. after that the Word / Office update installed itself which was what started this noise in the first place. by comparison, the Microsoft Windows 1o upgrade was easier.
  11. It's been a while, so I'm going to update some of my list: Reply All StartUp Invisibilia This American Life The Laracasts Snippet (Laravel/PHP programming)
  12. No @Waldo Pepper. If you manually enter the DNS addresses into the Network Setting in System Preferences on the Mac (under Advanced…), then those are the DNS setting that will be used (not the ones from the DNS router). It's actually one way you might get around DNS filtering/blocking on specific network. For example here is how its looks configured locally on my Mac for using the OpneDNS servers: Just remember that these are set per interface, so if you also use a wired Ethernet connection you'd need to set them there too. All this said, at home I have the OpenDNS setting set up on my router so that all Macs/Devices in my home network are using OpenDNS. The main reason is because my cable ISPs DNS (Cox) has proven to be slow and unreliable in the past. That, and OpenDNS does automatic blocking of know hacked and attacked websites.
  13. Wow, that sounds like a major PITA. Unfortunately due to all the heightened hacking and spyware/malware attacks on OS X and iOS this seems to be the world we're heading toward. Still I too am not a big fan of any company "forcing" security and protection measures on customer. Give me the option, but don't force it. If someone wants to be careless with their security/privacy then it's their choice.
  14. I use a Synology DS213J obviously quite old now (I purchased it in 2014) I have 2 x 3TB WD Red drives in it and a Wireless adapter connected. I never had any issues, I've heard that Synology can be more geeky to set up than Drobo but I had no problems (found it quite easy). If your drives are external you can add them via USB to the Synology to give extra storage, you can also share the attached USB drive. Don't if this helps but hope it does.
  15. How about Mail Act-On https://smallcubed.com/mao/ £27.00 (not sure in dollars) it will send mail at a later time as well as other features, I've always found it reliable.
  16. So it's safe to say then that regardless of what you have set in your system prefs on the computer, If the router has specific DNS addresses it will use those?
  17. if your IP addresses are handed out (aka managed) by DHCP the DNS entrees that you include in the router are dished out with the IP address. as you move from place to place the DNS will get changed along with the IP the new place is using. some "hot spots" will not work unless you use the DNS provided. and sometimes that DNS blocks certain sites (pr0n, pirate, hate, facebook, etc) because the place does not want to deal with the traffic. like DO YOUR WORK at WORK not look up cat videos… sometimes you want to put a specific DNS in the computer. maybe for a GAME or a for testing to see if your newly updated DNS specs for a domain are updating. or your ISP provided DNS is flaky so you choose to use google or some other public server.
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  19. Hi, Wonder if someone can shed some light on this. I ran a utility called "namebench" to determine if i could speed up our internet connection. With the results in hand, do I put these DNS settings into the router or the computer? I did put them in the router to begin with, then when i went to run "namebench" again, it auto populated the current DNS setting with what was in the computer (which hadn't been altered). I assumed the DNS it would be using or sensing would be the ones from the router? I travel a lot between countries and so if i set this in the computer, i need to keep removing them when i leave my home, then back again when i return home. Cheers
  20. the AppleID is out of control. I just tried to upgrade OX on a Mac that was not in my control. the machine complained about the password, wanted to verify that it was by the Two Step verification, demanded the credit card numbers for the account which the person does NOT travel with. when the button, “card is not available” was clicked the dialog said, “now in recovery mode, this will take DAYS to fix”. this has to penalize lots of people who are NOT rock movie important stars that are just wanting to use a Mac to do some work. this is the kind of thing that makes me want to use Fruit Co products less and less. what really pisses me off is that this is a FREE upgrade. so why the specific information grab? I do NOT get it…
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  22. Just for clarity @Huskermn that warning is in regards to the next point release of iOS, so you should be safe going from 10.3.X to another 10.3.X. It's when Apple moves to 10.4 that they will drop support for old 32-bit apps and they will stop working.
  23. I VERY much agree on the " there are better editors" statement. I'm a big fan of SublimeText and really Xcode is pretty awesome and free.
  24. there is no going backward on iOS. the biggest issue is that FruitCo will NOT sign old versions after a certain amount of time. usually the window is about 10 days for going back after a new iOS is released. the best thing to do if you decide you need something specific that will only run on a specific version is to "abandon archive in place". that is you get a iThing, install that app, and then NEVER upgrade it again. this is possible now that iPhone 5 or 5s are so cheap. granted, it sucks having to manage more than one device. but this is something that I do now. I have a device that I used ONLY for reading comics. and another is dedicated to music. I really do not care that the "synth" might not never get upgraded.
  25. I have a couple apps that my iPhone has warned me will not work with 'future' updates of iOS. So, I am now hesitant to update to 10.3.2. Can I backup to my computer and then restore to a previous version of iOS or does the restore just get my data, etc. back? Thanks, folks.
  26. It's specific to being played on the iPhone. And it's intermittent. Some tracks don't sync one and sync the next time. I'll try the login ID and see if that helps, thanks. EDIT: Yep. exact same login on both
  27. that requirement is for working with iOS stuff. and I gave up on that two years ago. there was too much ridiculousness for requirements that FruitCo made for me to want to put up with. visual studio vs visual studio. stupido. tools should NEVER have the same same name name. ever ever. sure, one is called CODE and the other is called IDE. one looks like a tool for work while the other kinda sorta looks like a toy. except why is there a difference? there should be ONE editor that works on code. not two. and this idea that there are THREE versions of IDE is even more maddening. I spent twenty minutes with CODE. most of the Extensions I tried did not work on a Mac but did work on Windows. I would say don't bother on either. there are better editors than this misaligned thing.
  28. that should fix it!
  29. Ok, I've adjusted some of the storage limits a bit so hopefully you can upload now.
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