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  1. Apple Geek

    Converte multiple files to one

    I've used [Audiobook Binder] a couple of times. It's not pretty but it gets the job done and it's free. I also recommend [Audiobook Builder] if you plan on doing this a lot. My mom uses it to rip Audiobooks all the time and she loves it.
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    Synching iCal with online calendar?

    A quick search found this thread: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar/thread?tid=13014656e99795d8&hl=en you might read through it. You mention that you like different colors for different events - do you mean that you are using different calendars? (Such as "Home", "Work", "Family", etc) or can Google actually make different events within the same calendar different colors? I think there's a setting somewhere that says "Don't sync events older than XX days/months/years" and that same setting should let you sync "all" events. I really apologize, Apple changed quite a bit with iCal in Lion and, again, I don't have a Snow Leopard machine to check all of this stuff. I do know that I had moderate success with syncing Google Calendars with iCal in the past. However, while it is an expensive option, BusyCal is a FANTASTIC replacement for iCal and I know the it works flawlessly with Google Calendar. I'm hoping someone still on Snow Leopard will chime in and try to help you out better than I've been doing.
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    Synching iCal with online calendar?

    I apologize since I don't still have a Snow Leopard machine but is there a System Preference place called Mail, Contacts, & Calendars? I think that was added in Lion but if it's there in SL you could try adding your Google account there. Could you further explain what exactly isn't working? If you add an event on your Mac it doesn't show up in Google Calendars? Can you force-sync the calendars?
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    Synching iCal with online calendar?

    I never had a problem with it in the past (I'm moved to iCloud now). Make sure that when you are editing the calendars on your Mac that you are editing the Google calendars and not your local calendars. I'm sure you are doing this already but it's worth checking. Are you running Snow Leopard?
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    Synching iCal with online calendar?

    iCal>Preferences>Accounts. Add your Google info from there and see if that works.
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    iCloud on Snow Leopard

    It's a pretty old story but there still may be some hope for you.Here's a link to the story about Apple (at least at one point) having intentions of releasing a 10.6.9 update for Snow Leopard to add some iCloud functionality. Again, this story is about 2 months old by now so Apple may have dropped that plan entirely but I wouldn't be surprised to see a 10.6.9 update in the next 2-3 weeks.
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    What do you mean "specifically not working"? Where have you set it up? What is not syncing to which devices? Have you tried toggling the "Bookmarks" checkbox/slider on all of your respective devices?
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    iCloud and photos

    Yes, I have. Though it's not so much "transferring" as syncing via Photo Stream. Did you have any more specific questions than that or were you just wondering if other people have used it?
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    iTnues playlists

    Find the Playlist that you want to save and right/control-click on it and choose "Export..." it will save it as a text file. Move that text file to the other computer and in iTunes find File>Library>Import Playlist... Then just navigate to the playlist text file and open it up. It should import everything and your songs should be there if your libraries are the same! I hope this works for you.
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    Log in after wake up?

    Check under your Security and Privacy PrefPane and make sure that the first checkbox is not checked. The one that says "Require a password..."
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    How do I get Flash on a Power Mac G4?

    Try this page: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html
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    Google Plus?

    Invite sent.
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    where are the members podcasts?

    I have to tend to agree, unfortunately. I signed up last September for the year plan (so my renewal is coming up soon). I think there have been times when he has done 2 extra shows in a 7 day span but never 3 extra shows. I just did a quick calculation: The first show was on 17 May 2010 and the last show he did was Member Show 091 on 1 August 2011. There have been 452 days between 17 May 2010 and 12 August 2011 (today) which equates to about 64.5 weeks. 91 shows in 64.5 weeks averages out to just over 1.4 shows per week (this is just Members shows - I'm not counting regular shows). There are times, such as during Macworld, that you will see a spike in the content but as you noticed, now seems to be a particularly slow drought. I love Adam to death. The MacCast has been, is now, and will likely always be my favorite Apple podcast to listen to and I like supporting Adam in any way that I can. But with the way my finances are at the moment (college) I have to be very selective in the ways that I spend my money. Unfortunately, that means I'm going to have a very tough decision to make a little over a month from now whether or not to renew my Member Subscription. I can't say that my money was wasted because it most definitely wasn't - I've thoroughly enjoyed being a Member and have learned a great many new things. But for next year, I'm going to have to take a hard look at the overall value I'm receiving vs. the money I'm putting into it. It hurts me so much to say that but I really feel that that's the position I'm in. Enough with my sad talk. The best you/we can do is continue to email Adam with our suggestions for show topics and ways to improve the show. He's always great about responding and the more ideas he receives, the greater chance we have of seeing an increase in the amount of shows.
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    Mail in LIon

    No labels, sorry. Folder for IMAP as normal but no visible labels like in Gmail. Maybe Steve was talking about the iCloud Mail having labels?
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    Login Name Password question with 3 macs

    I honestly have no idea about what it will do to your systems at this point in time while you are still on MobileMe but I do have some unfortunate news. Keychain syncing will not be a part of iCloud when it is released. From Apple's MobileMe Transition Guide:
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    browse the web as an iPad or iPhone from the Mac

    Have you tried changing your User Agent in Safari on the Mac? First you need to go to Safari>Preferences>Advanced>Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar (bottom of window). Then, under the newly added Develop Menu go to User Agent and then select iPad or iPhone. This will at least trick the site into thinking you are on an iPad or iPhone using Mobile Safari but in my experience things aren't always 100%. I don't know exactly what service you are talking about so your mileage may vary but it's worth a shot.
  17. Yes it is correct to say that. I don't see how Apple could make it work on older machines seeing as it is a hardware configuration and not software that is preventing it from working.
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    who is getting a new kitty?

    They plan on buying Snow Leopard just to do the upgrade. Sure it's a pain and almost a waste since they will not have gotten any practical use out of Snow Leopard but if you think about it: $29 for SnL + $29 for Lion is still less than half of what Apple used to charge for OS upgrades.
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    who is getting a new kitty?

    I think you mean Lion. And yes, of course I will upgrade right away. My parents are even begging to update since they never upgraded to Snow Leopard and they are still on Lion Leopard. I'm just not looking forward to the 4 GB download on their slow internet. EDIT: Dang, I did the same thing as john - I'm mixing these cats up!
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    Is Thunderbolt backwards compatible?

    I very much doubt it. You have to have the hardware in the machine itself that knows how to recognise the cable you are plugging into it. USB 3 cords and connectors are the same as USB 2/1 cords/connectors but you can't get the benefits of USB 3 if your machine doesn't have a specific USB 3 port. Also, if they were backwards compatible, Apple wouldn't have had to release new machines earlier this year since all of them prior already had mini display ports. I was about 98% sure that the answer to your question is no but after writing this I've convinced myself that I'm 99.999% sure the answer is no.
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    Links from podcast

    All shows have show notes that can be found at the MacCast.com website. Search for the post about the podcast you want and then near the bottom of the post there should be "Shownotes in: …" that should have everything you need!
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    WWDC MacCast

    Adam was on vacation all last week and only just got back this weekend. He put out a Member Show yesterday and mentioned that a new, regular MacCast covering WWDC was coming by the end of the week.
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    GPS in iOS devices

    Wi-Fi only iPads and iPods touch don't have a GPS inside. They do however get reasonably accurate location data using Assisted GPS which means they use known locations of Wi-Fi hotspots to triangulate your location. I think that may be what's happening when you put your iPhone in Airplane Mode but I'm not exactly sure.
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    Texting app for ios?

    The great news is that this is going to be built in to iOS 5 when it finally releases! https://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/features.html#imessage
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    Notes apps

    I think the sticking point is the "Input text with both keyboard and Stylus" I don't know of many apps that do that in the first place, let alone any that fulfil the other 2 requirements. The only thing I can think of - and the one that I use and love - is PlainText. It obviously doesn't allow stylus input but it syncs beautifully with Dropbox. And it's a free universal app.