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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ok, I've adjusted some of the storage limits a bit so hopefully you can upload now.
  4. Thanks for all the updates @johnfoster! Let me look into why you're being blocked on uploading files. Possibly a limit I have set in the forum settings.
  5. Hey @Francis_Reyes, I tied doing this on my old 2011 MacBook Pro and was never really successful, but it's supposedly possible. The tool that was recommended is https://github.com/dokterdok/Continuity-Activation-Tool. It looks like they say this is "mostly working" with macOS Sierra. When I tried it I remember it being really important to get the correct dongle as only certain ones seem to be supported. If you do try and get it working can you report back here to let us know? Thanks.
  6. Hey @johnfoster you might they looking at VisualStudio Code, https://code.visualstudio.com, as a test vs. the full VisualStudio IDE. I think Code is more in line with the capabilities of TextWrangler and BBEdit. That said, it's interesting that full Visual Studio would not install. Do you have Xcode installed? That seems to be one of the system requirements for the full Visual Studio for Mac:
  7. I have not noticed this, but have not been paying that close attention. That would be very annoying though. Is it only an issue with tracks played on the iPhone or if you play the track in iTunes on the mac is it the same issue? Have you verified that the email you're login into iTunes on the iPhone is EXACTLY the same email you're logged into iTunes on the Mac with? I've noticed problems when say I use my '@mac.com' address on one device and then my '@me.com' address on another. Both are technically the SAME address for logging into iTunes, but Apple's sync systems seem to get thrown off by it.
  8. So I finally upgraded to macOS Sierra and was looking forward to the new photo analysis features and searching in the macOS Photos app. As you may or may not know it starts scanning your images and running them through Apple's AI engine locally to pick out people, places, and objects in your photos to identify them for searches. It's all run (as far as I can tell) by a background process called `photoanalysisd`. For me it seems to have gotten to 6,904 photos scanned and stopped. It's been here for days and no progress. To make matters worse the language of how it works in this dialog is confusing. Should the Photos app be running and simply in the background or should the app be quit, closed? I have actually tried running it both ways and neither seems to work. I have also tried rebooting the Mac and killing the processes in Activity monitor, but none of it seems to make a difference. Does anyone know how to get this running again?
  9. Try again. The last update had broken some podcast things, but looks like many of them are fixed now at least for me.
  10. Both of these answers are correct, but in different ways. The one @johnfoster is recommending will mean that the `.log` files will always open with Sublime Text as the default (may or may nor be what you want). Chances are though that without the fix @djurgensen describes Sublime Text would not even show up in the 'Open With:' list (at least not as a "recommended" application). The PLIST hack he describes is needed so OS X even knows that Sublime Text is a valid app for opening `.log` files. Of course that's just for the 'show recommend' list. You could always select the 'Show all' or 'Other…' from the dropdown and choose any app you want.
  11. Thanks @johnfoster good stuff. I look forward to the updates.
  12. There is a also a free version of Ambrosia Software's Malestrom 3.0. They even have the add on packs you can download and install. In fact Ambrosia still seem to be selling many of it's old titles on it's site??? http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/
  13. All the classic Marathon games for free: https://alephone.lhowon.org
  14. very cool @johnfoster. So with this info I guess one could "hack" in their own power button?
  15. Thanks again @Dudeman. The term "re-update" is even vague. What does that mean exactly? I will probably still give it a go and see what happens, though as I mentioned my computer does seem to still be processing the images just REALLY, REALLY, slowly. As of today it's reporting 15,683 scanned with 3,217 remaining. So it's processed about 9,000 in a month?
  16. Ok @Dudeman here the thing about running the "repair" on the library. I made a backup of my Library and then tried that. When it finished iCloud Photo Library started reporting that it was "downloading" my 18,000+ image Photo Library. I became scared, quit the app, and restored from backup. I did this for two reasons: Fear that it could duplicate my entire library and then go into some sort of vicious loop Concern it would be eating up a lot of my bandwidth. Now here's the thing, I'm not sure if it was actually "downloading" or not. I did check the Activity Monitor's Network pane and Photos was "downloading" something. It was not as much as I would expect if it was really pulling down everything, but still what WAS it doing? My assumption is despite Photos saying it was "downloading" what it was really doing was "syncing". Doing a comparison and pulling down any differences. Unfortunately in searching Google, StackExchange, the Apple Discussion Boards and such i could not get any definitive answer as to what was happening. These are the times when, as much as I love Apple's manta of simplicity, I wish Apple would provide a much more "verbose" account of what a running process is doing. If anyone knows if it's "safe" to repair a Photo Library that has iCloud Photo Library enabled on it let me know. I have considered turning off iCloud Photo Library on my Mac and trying again, but my concern is what happened when i turn it back on as it will still have to sync with the files I already have up there.
  17. Nope. I think PayPal sees themselves as a competing payment platform. I don't think they'll be supporting Pay anytime soon. https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/13/apple-takes-on-paypal-with-apple-pay-on-the-web/
  18. Closest thing I could find was a service and plug-in called 'FoxyProxy' (I know nothing about this company/service). It seems to allow you to set up rules using their plug-in based on URL (not really tabs). So you can activate different proxying scenarios based on rules you set up for different URLs that you might visit.
  19. The only options I can think of are: 1) Maybe add a UPS to the mix. Most UPSs have software that you can configure the unit with for power and I think you can also remotely access and power on and off some of them 2) Use a simple grounded inline switch and extension cord between the Macs power brick and the socket. Locate it someplace that's easier to access. Something like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Grounded-Power-Switch-White-25511/206212328
  20. I would say try checking with members of any local Mac Users Group and see if they have old CDs or DVDs with games and keys that they might share with you. I know I have a binder full of every MacAddict shareware CD they ever put out though I could not tell you what's on there. I know 'Burning Monkey Solitaire' from Freeverse was one of my favorite solitaire games. If I locate the binder I can do some poking around and see what i can find. The challenge for any licensed games might be finding keys to unlock them.
  21. As one of the new features of the Maccast Forum I have just enabled the ability to add two-factor authentication to your Maccast Forum account using Google Authenticator (or 1-Password, etc.) You'll find the option under your `Account > Account Settings > Account Security`
  22. If you don't mind me asking, what was the quoted price for the battery? OWC offers replacement batteries from NewerTech for $99.00, https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/BAP15MBU78N/
  23. You really just need to decide which camp you're in. Do you want to "rent" your music and stream it or do you want to own it and sync it. To that end I THINK you can "mix and match" a bit. What you'll need to do is enable Apple Music on your Mac and download the stuff you want to sync your devices there. Once it's on your Mac I believe you should be able to "sync" what you want to your devices. The licensing should work since your Apple Music subscription is tied to your iTunes ID. If I' wrong on this I'm sure someone here will correct me.
  24. Ha ha. That conversation came up in our conversations too. I guarantee you Apple has MANY iCloud systems admins. You might have misunderstood that TDO a bit. It was a bit of a lark. The support tech made the statement that Apple didn't have an iCloud systems admin, but we all know they do.
  25. Not sure about Apple Calendar, but Fantastical has a list view by default in it's sidebar. As far as moving calendars you should be able to just open the event for editing and change which calendar it's in from the dropdown. No need to export and re-import. Obviously it's more manual though. Seems to me if the plan is to just export from one calendar and import into another then you really wouldn't need the list view, right? Or is that more just for cleaning up (i.e deleting entries)?