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About macboer

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  1. I for one am really enjoying Photos.app Also a bit miffed about iPhoto being gone but I feel much more at home in Photos. So much easier to edit my photos. Plus SO MUCH EASIER to drag a bunch of photos out. For some reason I couldn't drag photos out of iPhoto.
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    iMovie folders when doing a wipe/clean install

    As far as I know you can. Just do it before you open it for the first time.
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    Installation drive: SD card vs USB

    Thanks a lot.
  4. Is there any Pros or Cons in choosing an SD card for my Mavericks Install disk? (or vice a versa)
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    iTunes crashing every time

    I repaired permisions and then lauched the app while offline. This worked. Will check 64 bit but I didn't change it so why would it be changed. thanks.
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    iTunes crashing every time

    After installing the Firmware update for my MBP, I can't open iTunes yesterday. It crashes every time I try to open it. Identifier: com.apple.iTunes Version: 11.1 (11.1) Build Info: iTunes-1111011001000126~1 Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Please help!
  7. Does it show up in Disk Utility?
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    Apple product's Upgradeability: The Future

    Thanks johnfoster. There's no Apple Care in my Country.
  9. I'd like to hear what your opinion is on the fact that Apple is locking down their products more and more. Without the ability to upgrade RAM or HDD it seems that we will be spending even more $ on fixing and upgrading. For me, the problem is not not having the fastest machine around. I just want to be able to run the applications that I'm running when I buy the machine, for at 4-5 years. It's, what if the HDD fails after 3 years or what if I don't want to spend money on 32GB of RAM at the moment. I think one of the reasons I feel like this is because where I'm form we don't have Apple Stores only "Authorized Retailers". And the service we get here is not half as good as what you'd get in the States. Believe me when I say there aren't any stories of people getting free replacements after a couple of months etc. I'm not looking forward to spend more that $3000 on a computer every 2-3 years. Anywho, sorry for the somber tone. I'm sure Apple will still be making products that they themselves are excited about. Should people like me not be using Apple gear?
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    App to tell me where my big files are

    Okay you guys got me. I should have said "relatively expensive". In my country you can buy 10 delicious beers with that money.
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    App to tell me where my big files are

    It's a little expensive but DaisyDisk is freakin' awesome.
  12. Why aren't you guys answering the question? I guess no one here has tried it before. Anywho, I'm not the biggest geek around but I can't see why this won't work. It's at least worth a shot. Having said that, I do agree with the others that this should not be the first option, as FW might not be as fast as the person would like/are used to.
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    Best 13" MBP backpack?

    Yes Johnfoster I think I agree on the " first buy a cheaper bag" point. Even though I like well designed things I've taken a look at Thule bags and they are quite expensive and not very easy on the eyes. They seem to be very useful though. I don't mind spending a bit more if I know I'll like it, because bags usually lasts for a while. I thinks one of my concerns with an Al Cheapo is that it won't protect my shtuff against wet weather. Graham, that looks nice.
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    Best 13" MBP backpack?

    Which MBP backpacks would you recommend? Should I rather go with a suitcase type of vibe? I will be traveling with my notebook quite often by train/bus.