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    Audiobook vs Podcast behavior

    I'm pretty confident that if you build the book with AudioBook Builder and import it into iTunes you don't have to start each file manually. Either way, I don't see any harm in making one or two files, it's still going to take up the same amount of space whether it's in one file or ten.
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    Audiobook vs Podcast behavior

    How have you been importing them into iTunes? It could be that their Media Kind is set to Music and not Audiobook. I would also try putting them in a playlist like Huskermn suggested or using a great little application called AudioBook Builder [link to website]. It's only $10 and my mom uses it all the time to rip her audiobooks into iTunes. It combines all the chapters into about one or two tracks to keep everything nice and tidy. And when it's finished, it's just a straight drag-and-drop into iTunes. It's worked great for my mom and it may be something you want to look in to. Hope this helps.
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    Change "My Number"

    Hey guys, I'm happy to say that I finally got my iPhone 4 delivered to me this week (my first iPhone) and I love it. I just had a question about something that is confusing me. As you can probably tell by the title, I'm referring to the "My Number" Setting found in Settings>>Phone>>My Number. I've done some searching online and I think I discovered that this setting was first editable starting in iOS 3.0. But my question is, what's the point? I tried calling another phone with my original number in that setting and with a different number I put there but the caller ID listed my original number both times. I know when I change it, it changes my number at the top of my contacts list but what is the point in changing it when it isn't changed in reality? Can someone explain this to me? Why would I want/need to change it? Thanks for your input.
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    Is the MacCast on a different day now?

    I don't know if there was an official announcement about a change but yes, I've been getting the podcasts late Sunday/early Monday as well.
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    Gmail HELP please!!

    I couldn't find any better place to put this so I'm hoping this works. I'll try not to make this too confusing. I just set up my email account from my college to forward to one of my gmail accounts this morning. I used the trick of adding a '+...' on the end of my gmail account name so I could possibly differentiate between my regular gmail emails and ones that were forwarded from my school's address. I have a filter set up to add a label to any email that is sent to the '+...' address. And when I manually forwarded the emails already in my school account to that address this morning, the filter worked fine. However, I received a new email to my school account later this morning and while it correctly forwarded to my gmail account, the label was not applied to the message. When I checked the details on the header, the "To:" address was still a 'listserv' like how it would show up in my school email inbox. Now, I'm guessing that all subsequent emails that are forwarded will not be "To: '...+...@gmail.com'" but rather the original address from my school account. So, while I have my filter set to mark any messages that are sent to that +... gmail account if none of them are going to fit that criteria, I'll need to change my filter. But that's my main problem - I don't know what criteria is going to work best: what is going to be a universal "marker" from all the messages that are forwarded from school that I can specify in my gmail filters? Is this a limitation of my school's forwarding system or am I going about this the wrong way? Ok, while I know what I'm trying to say I'm sure I did a terrible job of relaying that to you guys. If you have any suggestions to help me out, I would really appreciate it. And, if I need to explain things more, I'd be happy to do that as well.
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    Gmail HELP please!!

    Maybe I don't understand how the forwarding works, but why doesn't my school server put a new "To" address on it (or at least add it in some way). To me, it seems like my school server is just acting like an open door and letting the mail through rather than a closed door that looks at the mail and then re-address it to go to my new email address. I would love for it to work like my second analogy, but am I wrong in thinking that a forwarding server can work like that? Thanks for all your replies.
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    Gmail HELP please!!

    I should have clarified. I do use Mail when I'm on my Mac, however when I'm at work I have to access everything through a web browser. The web version of our school's email system is absolute rubbish and I can't stand using it. I know Gmail and I'm comfortable using it. Plus, I already have two other Gmail accounts. Being able to consolidate my school's mail into one of those accounts would cut down on the amount of logging in and such I have to do every day. But that aside, regardless of whether this is the smartest way for me to get my mail, my original question is still unanswered. Is what I want to do possible?
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    Removing iChat logo from Mail?

    I notice the picture in the header on every email that I've sent when searching through my Sent Mail folder but I've never seen one on a message I've received. My Mail.app sent folder also contains messages that I sent using the web version of Gmail and the picture still shows up in Mail.app. This leads me to believe that it is just stamped onto every message that you send but only you can see it within Mail. The exact reason why isn't really coming to me but it may be a quick indicator of what account sent the message. If you had more than one account set up in Mail, maybe you could quickly differentiate between your home email address and your work email? In short, I've seen my avatar, too but I don't think it sends with the email.
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    Notes in iPad

    If Adam's Twitter account is any indication (twitter.com/maccast), he is going to be reviewing a bunch of apps that do exactly that on the next MacCast. If you can hold off for a few more days, he's bound to have some great recommendations - and he's likely to have tried most of them.
  10. I would also browse around in your Activity Monitor and see if there is anything remotely related to SeaMonkey running (make sure you are looking at "All Process" and not just "My Processes"). Also check your startup items folder and/or Login Items in the System Preferences. SeaMonkey may have installed something to run at startup and that's why you are still getting the message on a reboot.
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    Deleting itunes duplicates

    *hold down option key* File>>Show Exact Duplicates. I've heard this isn't the most complete/best way to get rid of duplicates but I'm sure it's a good start.
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    iOS 4 causes Ipod Touch to slow down

    Here's a guide for downgrading the iPhone 3G but I'm guessing that the iPod touch wouldn't be much different - might be worth a look.
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    Exporting Safari Bookmarks

    Ok, I'm not sure if this can be accomplished by Automator or by AppleScript but I'm putting this here anyway. Simply put, I would like to make an automatic backup of my Safari Bookmarks every month. My hope is this "automatic action" would export the bookmarks into a folder and overwrite the existing file that will already be there. I plan on just launching this via an iCal event and hopefully this could happen in the background with maybe a simple sound or dialog to indicate that it has finished. I don't have much experience with either Automator or AppleScript so any help would be appreciated. I've scoured the internet looking for an action that may have already been made but I was unsuccessful in finding one (if anyone knows of good places to download Automator actions and AppleScripts I'd love to hear about those too!). Anyway this sounds like such a simple action but I'm having trouble going about making it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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    Safari 5

    Yeah, I've seen some serious performance issues with some of the extensions I've tried.
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    Photo Sharing Sites

    I've used Google's Picasa to upload pics of my own but I've never really used it to share pics with others. But I'm pretty sure it has some special options for who you share with etc, but you'd have to play around with it to see if it's exactly what you want. You can get there from here: picasaweb.google.com. It's free if you have a Google account, plus it has quite a bit of space for the free account. If you do end up using it, be sure to download the Picasa Web Albums Uploader - it makes it really easy to upload your photos to specific albums and whatnot. You can find that here: link. Hope some of this helps.
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    Twitter desktop clients

    Second vote for Tweetie. It hasn't been updated in a while but it is very nice and works well. I wouldn't pay for it, Twitter required that the ads that used to be in the app be taken out after July 1 because of some new Twitter advertising. I never payed for it to begin with because the ads weren't that bad, but now they aren't even there.
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    Safari 5

    I'd also try the usual reset (clearing cache, history, etc.) Maybe also try reinstalling Safari 5 from Apple's website. Finally, could be your DNS server. Change to something like OpenDNS or even Google's service. Just some suggestions.
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    Wifi password

    Open up your Keychain using Keychain Access and one of the items on the list should be the network you are connected to. Double click it, check "Show Password", enter your computer's password. Final step: write it down and keep it handy! Hope this helps.
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    Exporting Safari Bookmarks

    Funny thing is, I am using Xmarks right now. But currently I only launch it once a month to sync. For some reason, I don't really feel like it needs to be running all the time in the background because syncing once a month will be good enough for me. Since I don't need access to my bookmarks on more than one computer I don't have a need for any of the other features of Xmarks. I just figured that an automator action or applescript that would run automatically would eliminate my need for a separate application and take one step out of the equation. If worst comes to worst, I'll just keep using Xmarks. But my little mind keeps telling me that it wants this to happen with one of the "automatic" options. Thanks for your help.
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    Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard

    Are you trying to do an "Upgrade" or a "Clean Install"? I would try a wipe and install, the disc shouldn't care if you have anything installed or not if you are wiping the system first. It would be better in the end anyway. Wiping (instead of upgrading) is a little more work, but it's a better upgrade in the long run.
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    Spell checking in safari 5, huh?

    Thanks rhatta, I never got around to posting walkthrough images. After you click Setup... a dialog will show a bunch of languages and a bunch of checkmarks - pick what you want!
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    Who else waiting outside a store right now for iPhone 4?

    Me wants a white one, too. At least it will give me time to save up some more money (this will be my first iPhone).
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    iOS 4 for iPad?

    Yeah, now that I read my reply I guess I should have said "Apple-designed" - it's what I meant in the first place and according to Wikipedia that's what it is, sorry for the confusion. Anyway, on the latest Macbreak Weekly someone (I think it was Andy) brought up the point that the multitasking interface for iOS 4 on the iPad will probably be different or at least be implemented in a way that is more "native" or feels better when using it on the iPad. Valid point, and I have to feel that this is the direction that Apple is taking.
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    iOS 4 for iPad?

    Well, as for the earlier iPhones/iPod touches - yes. But the processor in the iPhone 4 is the same as the one in the iPad. It's the Apple-created A4 Processor.
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    iOS 4 for iPad?

    The only news that we have is what Apple said in March for the first iOS 4 announcement. "Fall 2010". My only idea is that Apple wanted to focus all its resources in getting iOS 4 working on all the iPhone/iPod touch devices. Besides, with Apple selling (on average) 26 iPads a MINUTE since launch, do they really need any more promotion at this point?