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    MacBook Pro upgrades

    Sounds great! I just today ordered myself a new 13" MBP. Got it with 8 GB RAM and an SSD drive (I don't need the space so I went with the cheapest 128 GB). This should be a major upgrade from my 4 GB RAM and slow spinning drive. I can't wait for it to show up next week.
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    RSS Menu extension for Safari 6

    I went to news.cnet.com - where that feed is pulling from - and the extension button is disabled for me. Is that what you're seeing? It just means that the extension can't pick up the feeds from that page. Try scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page and then in the bottom right, click on RSS. Then click on the specific feed that you want ('All of CNET', 'CNET News', 'Product Reviews', etc...). It's only on that next page that I can get the extension to be enabled (because it now sees the feed). Try that and see if that's what you're looking for.
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    RSS Menu extension for Safari 6

    I'm pretty sure there's not supposed to be sound on the video. The steps are written as subtitles pretty clearly throughout the video. What part are you having trouble with?
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    Happy Birthday, Adam!

    I second this! I posted on Twitter but it's gret to post here, too!
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    Carbon Copy Cloner CCC is no longer donationware

    No worries. I donated in the past so I get a 'free' license anyway but it's a great piece of software. I would have purchased it again if I had to. Hopefully this has the intended result (more resources to create an even better product).
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    AppleID issues

    http://www.apple.com/support/contact/ You actually do use Keychain Access, though indirectly. It the application/service that runs in the background on your Mac so that you can launch Mail and already be logged into your email account. It normally runs completely in the background without you having to do a thing with it but it does sound like you're having some troubles if it keeps asking you to authenticate your AppleID password. A Google search along the lines of 'keychain keeps asking for password' will bring up links with some potential solutions. But, of course, if you're still under AppleCare (see first link) you can call Apple Support and they should be able to help you as well.
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    Multiple .Me accounts in Apple Mail

    I was talking about OS X 10.7...
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    Multiple .Me accounts in Apple Mail

    Try the 'Mail, Contacts, and Calendars' Preference Pane. Then Add Account... and try to add your iCloud account from there. You will get a message saying that only your primary account can use Bookmark syncing, Photo Stream, Find My Mac, and Document Storage but you should be able to enable the mail account.
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    App to tell me where my big files are

    And how deep was the snow that you had to trudge through to get to the store to buy those apps?
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    App to tell me where my big files are

    I'm giving a second vote to DaisyDisk. Beautiful UI and really great app.
  11. You might be better off by setting a rule on the receiving end of the equation (in your Mail client or on the mail server (Gmail for example)). So that when you get a message in your inbox that has the subject 'Motion detected at home!!' your mail service can mark the message as high priority for you.
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    Airport Express to enhance signal

    Haha, this has no relation to the topic at hand but it appears that this forum needs a way to keep 'b + )' from turning into
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    Blogging platform

    I've been using tumblr for a while now and I really like it. I don't have any experience with private tumblr blogs but a quick Bing Search brought up this post where it explains how to make a private blog.
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    WWDC MacCast

    I'm guessing that you are talking about the 2012 keynote/show instead of the 2011 one (this thread is over a year old) but I have to agree with your comments for this year. I love the MacCast and I love Mac OS Ken every morning but this episode is getting hard to listen to (I'm not finished yet). Let Victor talk! I used to listen to We Have Communicators on a regular basis but that show ended up being a whine-fest and I had to stop listening. I hate the cell carriers as much as the next guy but complaining about them every week gets old fast. This 2012 WWDC wrap-up show is feeling like a WHC episode. I don't know why but people always find the things to complain about before they want to celebrate the positive. I could complain more about this episode but I'm going to stop (see what I did there? )
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    ITunes Script or App for Entering Metadata

    Yeah, multiple files can be a pain in the behind. What I usually do (going off of what John said) is to enter as much meta data as possible that is the same for all of those items. Maybe it's artist, album, genre, etc - whatever is the same for all of them. Then if all of the tracks need individual titles (yes, you'll have to enter them one-by-one) you can go pretty fast if you select the first one in the list and then Command-I (or right click/get info) and then change the name of the first track. Then INSTEAD of hitting the OK button and going on to the next track, hit Command-N (the keyboard equivalent of hitting the 'Next' button in the window), when the next item is up, the Title field will already be highlighted and you can just start typing the name it needs. Then hit Command-N again and you're on to the next one. It's a pain having to enter all of the titles manually but using the keyboard the way I just described can really make it go much faster. Again, just try to change as much of the meta data that is the same for the items as you can on those items all at once. Like John said, there's not much need for a script when you're just changing the album name, genre, or artist but scripts can be handy if you need to set the track number or other sequential-type data. The first place I always go when I'm trying to automate something in iTunes is Doug's Scripts for iTunes. It's the ABSOLUTE best resource for AppleScripts for iTunes of any kind. Take a look around and you may find something useful. Then donate some money to him because it just saved you a ton of time and he's giving (nearly) all of it away for free.
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    Podcast apps

    Another thing to add about Downcast is it's really easy to subscribe to password-protected feeds. When I used to subscribe to the MacCast Members show I remember it was very easy to set that feed up within the app. Instacast may do that too, but it's another great feature of Downcast.
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    Podcast apps

    I thought about adding a comment like that but then I thought 'Hey, he asked for some of our suggestions so why don't I offer some advice and tell him what my favourite podcast manager app on the iPhone is? Maybe that will spark some discussion and he will get some good suggestions from the greater MacCast community!'
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    Podcast apps

    My personal suggestion is Downcast - universal app, iCloud syncing, nice skip forward/backward features, a lot of playback speeds to choose from, useful gestures, etc. I started using it maybe a year ago and haven't subscribed to any podcasts in iTunes yet. The other app often mentioned is Instacast (iPhone, iPad). I can't tell you much about it since I've never used it but I've also heard good things about it. I do know this though - it's not a universal app, and there's an additional in-app purchase (after the initial purchase) for extra/complete functionality (though I don't know the specifics on those features). I can't recommend Downcast enough. I know many people love Instacast to death - I just don't know much about it. I'd say get Downcast, but if you're waiting for a few more votes and suggestions, count my vote for Downcast. Let me know if I can answer any specific feature questions about Downcast!
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    iPad Mail

    Do you just have your drafts saved locally or are they synced back to the server? I'm not sure if it would cause the freezing that you are seeing but maybe Mail is having trouble retrieving the latest version from the server and it's creating some kind of conflict.
  20. Waitin' for WWDC...

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    Forum Update (2012-05-12)

    Wow! This looks nice. It might take a little bit to get used to but I like it so far. Any plans for a facelift on the main site?
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    iTunes Files Everywhere...

    I'm sorry I can't post any more details at the moment since I'm not near my home computer but I found this guide on how to start consolidating your files. http://www.switched.com/2010/11/02/itunes-consolidate-library-keep-organized/ I don't think this will take care of the (!) missing files but I do know that there are some other programs out there that can handle that. You may also consider rebuilding your library once you have those files consolidated. (Select All in iTunes, Delete but DON'T MOVE ITEMS TO THE TRASH, then simply drag all of the files back into iTunes and it will rebuild your library). Good luck and post back if you need more help or guidance!
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    '4G' on iPhone 4S

    I think all it meant was that AT&T finally got the legal right to call its HSPA+ network '4G.' The 4S has the capability to achieve faster speeds using that network but for whatever reason AT&T couldn't/wouldn't call it 4G until now. Like you said, not 'true 4G' but I don't think it's anything different than what's been on your 4S all along. Kind of like when Apple 'adjusted the AT&T bars' after Antenna-gate, simply a cosmetic change. That being said, you mention that it has been 'much faster.' Maybe this is just your perception (I'm not doubting you), maybe the chips to use that network weren't active or fully active until iOS 5.1, or maybe it really is 4G. I don't know, this is just the consensus I've been reading on the internet.
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    Sharing iCal calendars but not alarms

    What client are you using? It's under the Advanced section of the iCal Preferences. Not sure how to turn them off in the web interface though if that's what you're asking.
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