James

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  1. Hi all, For users who may have been using Twist, the on my way/eta app, you may have noticed it's stopped working. The software developers have closed and shut down. Is anyone aware of an app that does similar things to Twist (basically share my eta with people I select and automatically update my estimated time of arrival if I am delayed and let them know when I get close or when I leave etc) - without interaction from me (texting or using iPhone whist driving is illegal here)? I've looked and some possible candidates aren't available in my iTunes store (Australia). Not a fan of Glympse (tried it before and after Twist - it's not what I want), Scout for iPhone is US only (and seems to involve a subscription service which I don't want). Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. I was using Reeder but since Google turned off it's reader thingy, I've been without a reader. Don't know which to try, I did install Fresh Feed and it's pro version but not yet liking it (can't export out of Reeder as far as I can work out), the free version of Fresh Feed won't import (I have to input each rss feed manually so not liking that), the Pro version isn't importing my google feed and I can't grab it from Reeder either with the Pro version. Would like a drop down menu form with notification centre compatibility, what would others suggest?
  3. The bit where you select a feed and get the 3 options - although perhaps my feeds are all empty. For example, in another news reader (ireader), shows that there are 10 unread articles in feed://news.com.com/2547-1_3-0-5.xml but I can't seem to get that to appear in the rss extension. I thought I may have missed a step in the installation, that is all. I'm also still looking for a suitable replacement for Safari RSS reading ability (I must admit I did like having all my news, info etc all being in one application). I also think I'd like to use the notification centre to get all my notifications for new articles/stories appearing in feeds.
  4. Can you list a step by step instructions? For some reason I can't get any audio for your video (even when I download it and play it though something else) - I don't know why it won't play audio.
  5. Hi All, I resorted to marking the emails high priority when I receive them at work. The alarm app (Witness by Orbicule if anyone is interested) sends a message to my mobile device (a work provided iPhone). But due to work turning off the data part of the plan, I only get the messages when I'm in range of a wireless network I have access to- *pout*. I'll look into the sms applescript after Mountain Lion comes out because I may get a personal iPhone (but much later in the year) after iOS 6 comes out. Thanks for the suggestions. CYa! James.
  6. Hi all, Is it possible to set a mail message to high priority via an applescript? I've googled a bit and I've read that it's not possible. Background: I have a old iSight hooked up to my mac and a motion detecting program running. When it detects motion I want it to email me (I'd also like to look at using messages once it's out of beta to send an sms via applesript but that can wait till Mountain Lion comes out) using mail and set the message to high priority. I can get it to send an email message using the script below but would like to set the priority to high. Or should I look at creating an automator script and do it that way (if that makes sense). Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. James. tell application "Mail" set theNewMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:"Motion detected at home!!", content:"there is a url here", visible:true} tell theNewMessage make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {address:"blah@blah.com"} send end tell end tell
  7. My mind is a bit vague but I thought I remembered a setting to ignore ping requests (or something similar) in OS X. Can anyone remember if there was, and where I can find it now to turn it on? (or if not, what happened to it - I think it was a check box rather than a command).
  8. Should I try to delete iTunes' settings to see of that fixes the problem? Which file should I remove? Perhaps the settings file is playing up.
  9. It is switched off. Although sometimes it forgets and goes back to manual music management and disk mode. As I then reset so just the top 2 options are set, turn off the movies and tv shows it wants to erase and sync my music because it says that it is synced to another computer. Sometimes I just want to eject the ipod and head out and don't have time for it to erase and sync. It's like iTunes forgets the settings. It doesn't happen every time but it happens enough that it's annoying. Sometimes after having plugged my iPod into a speaker system (alarm clock, though the adapter at the bottom) it has this problem.
  10. Hmmmm, sometimes it appears to be an app that should be unrelated to the iPod. Is there an app/on line resource that may tell you what is going on or who likely culprits are?
  11. How does one determine what application or process is using the iPod? I've got a classic (5th gen I think) iPod that occasionally I can't eject either from the desktop (despite the option being turned off) or from in iTunes because another application is using it according to iTunes and the Finder. How do I work out what that application is so I can turn it off or stop it from accessing the iPod so I can eject, sync or restore it?
  12. I'd look at getting one but it's not useful in Australia. (I don't want to have extra transformers/adapters etc)
  13. Is it correct to say that it won't work on a Mac Pro Early 2008 model? It looks like the answer is no. Does anyone think Apple might look at working so it will work on the older machines?
  14. Tech tool pro isn't the only one that pops up. There are others, this time it was the first and I just logged out before the others appeared. Even Little Snitch wants permission. I can deleted the programs that have been given access (remove them from the protected account, and then write down all the ones that appear).
  15. Just tried logging in with only the managed account logged in (from a start up), and it did ask for permission. It was asking for Techtoolpro agent or something. I logged out before other messages appeared. It appears to still be asking for permission. Should I take a shot of the message screen to give clues to what it might be?