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  1. Thorsten

    Problem with External HDs

    Just for the record I also have lots ofproblem swith external harddrives. They are all Western Digital. The USB once sometimes get really slow and they are all connected via a 7-USB Powered HUB. But I think that might have something to do with USB 2.0, not sure. And I very often have problem s with exernal harddrives if they use, FireWire, and I am in BootCamp. Then they sometimes don't show up in Windows at all, (even thow they are formated in FAT 32, or NTFS,), or when I return to Mac OS X, they have some other errors where Mac OSX cannot read them anymore, or they don't show up at all anymore. I don't know who to hate, Apple, or Western Digital, but I do hate somebody, over all this crap.
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    Increase Partition Size

    Hm well I don't know why th time machine backup, does mess up your preferences seems strange. but if its just the preferencs maybe you can manually reset those? Anyway the only other idea I have left, is to install a new OS on the 500 GB drive and then import the old users from the time machine backup. Regards Thorsten
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    Increase Partition Size

    It hosed all your settings? What do you have on that drive? An OS? For me it works,, of course its important that your new harddrive has the same name as your old one, but then for me I am just storing my iTunes, iPhoto Libraries, as well as my dvd rips.
  4. Hey Everybody In Disk Utility help it says : "You can increase the size of a concatenated RAID set after you create it by dragging more disks to it using Disk Utility." Well I have created a concatenated RAID a while back with two 500 GB drives, in disk utility they are both online, now I want to add a 300 GB drive to it. And it says in help, it should be possible, But I don't know how to take them offline, unmounting does not seem to work, or I don't see any other way to add that 300 GB drive to the RAID. Anybody know how I can do that? Thanks
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    Increase Partition Size

    Well in Leopard the Disk Utility Help Topic "Enlarging a volume" might help you. If not, just an idea, you still have the image of the old drive right? So maybe in Disk Utility select a drive and then Restore, drag into the destination your new 500 GB, and in the source you image. Not sure if tht works, as the image is smaller than your new drive. Another idea, do you have a time machine backup of your 250 GB drive? Just go into time machine and resotre your 250 GB Drive to the 500 GB drive Hope something helps you :-)
  6. Hi I have made a flyer with a couple of pics taken from my digital camera, those are in RGB. The printing guy now told me to put the pictures int CYMK. First I didn't know how to do this, (and maybe I still don't), but I selected in Preview Tools>match to Profile and seleced CYMK. And first it looked like it worked, the picture changed a bit I adjusted the colours so it would look good again. And then I saved it as a JPG as a diffrent file name. And thats where it all went wrong, after it was saved it turned black purple for some reason, and Preview crashed. I have since tried this many more times, and Preview does not crash anymore but the red, black result is always the same. I tried to save the picture in other formats tiff, PhotoShop, with Photoshop (file Format also from Preview) I got the same result. and with tiff, the picture did not keep the adjusted colours. It at least saved the pciture properly but not the adjusted colours, at least that is what it looks like, as it looks like when I first selected match Profile CYMK. I hope somebody can tell, me what I am doing wrong or if Preview, has some big programming error or what. hanks
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    Help needed from all Americans out there

    thanks a lot to both of you and anybody else who answered it :-)
  8. Hi My Cousin Kathrin needs your help if you are American, if you can spare 5 minutes of your time to answer a questionnaire. She is doing a study about Methods in English Linguistics and your help would be really appreciated. If you are reading this after Saturday 9th March 2008, your interest is much appreciated unfortunately the study is finished. Thanks for reading this anyway. The questionaire can be found here: http://biegner.com/kathrin/questionnaire.doc Well and if your ever visiting Mainz or Frankfurth in Germany, we will always be happy to meet up and show you around or get some dinner with you, let us know. Thanks for any help. Thorsten
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    Change JPG Photo from RGB to CYMK, how?

    I guess so, but I am wondering if this is really necessary and it just developed this way, or if it would be possible if some body would implement it, that they all use the same color space.
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    Change JPG Photo from RGB to CYMK, how?

    Well your absolutely right, if this would be a business but we are running a non-profit organization, so there is never enough money, and this flyer is anyway only intended to be amateurish and it looked great in Pages to be honest we were absolutely happy with it. So Basically I am actually annoyed at the Apple Producs for not giving m the ability to convert to CMYK, I mean every printer, prints with that right? But wh I still don't understand why does anybody work with RGB when in the end you anyway need the picture to be in CMYK?
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    Change JPG Photo from RGB to CYMK, how?

    Thanks alot for the help. Well I am using Pages. But it seems to me I should have been using some Adobe product. Which is knd of annoying me I just wanted to make a simple flyer for my club and we wanted to get Professionell Printing. But to get professional printing it seems like I have to use Professional Software. Well I have downloaded the Photoshop trail version, and then wanted to do some adjusting in preview afterwards, and I got the same results. (All red and blac, now I know what it is the colours are inverted.) Which is most lily something do do with CMYK and RGB since CMYK is technically the opposite of RGB, so I am quite sure there is something wrong with Preview. Anyway I have now just changed to CMYK in Photoshop and then put a filter above the picture in Pages, I hope this will be ok for the printing guy, will have a talk with him on monday.
  12. Hi I am trying to scann something on my Mac with a Canon Lide 30, but the software from Canon on the website seems to e really old, and I cannot find the CD for the Scanner. I tried VueScan and it seems really great but a bit on the pricey side from what I want to do. Isn't there a free Scanner Software that comes with the Mac? I thought Prevew might be able to Scan. Anybdoy know of any alternatives to VueScan, for just scanning in some images? Thanks Thorsten
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    How to watch Music Videos on iPhone ( iPod touch

    I found the solution. Its really stupid, the Music Videos do not show up in iTunes, if only a title is given and nothing else. I edited the Artist field and now the video file shows up on the iPod.
  14. Hi I have an iPod Touch but I assume this also applies to the iPhone. How do you play Music Videos on the iPhone / Touch? When I sync the videos as movies, they play fine. Well almost there seems to be some bug where they crash the first time I play them but then its fine. In iTunes they are also shown as Video in a purple colour code. But when I sync them as Music Videos, they are dark blue at least I assume those are the Music Videos as Dark Blue has no description in iTunes. But I don't know how to play these Music Videos on the Touch. They don't show up under videos like when synced as movies. and under music they only play the Music not the video, and I see no button on the screen to activate the video. Hope somebody knows a tip. Cheers Thorsten
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    How to watch Music Videos on iPhone ( iPod touch

    With tell iTunes I mean changing the Video Kind in the Get Info Tab to Music Video or Movies. If its Movies the videos are shown in the Video tab on the Touch, but I don'tknow how to watch the Music Videos when the Kind is Music Video. So it works for the same video when its described in iTuensas Movie but not when described as Music Video. But as it works for you I am beginning to assume its a Touch Problem and not an iPhone problem.
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    How to watch Music Videos on iPhone ( iPod touch

    Yes I have Include Music Videos checked in the Music Tab. And yes those videos do play on the ipod, when I tell iTunes they are movies, as I said. Interesting that the videos show up on the iPod. Anybdoy have an iPod touch which also has a Music Video tab on the iPod or has the same problem as me? Thanks
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    Getting ready to upgrade to Leopard but..

    I don't quite understand what you mean. A backup is a backup.
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    Getting ready to upgrade to Leopard but..

    Well first make an upgrade, update everything to an external drive with Time Machine. and then do a clean install and use to migration wizard to import all your music and settings from you time machine backup. Works i have done it.
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    Getting ready to upgrade to Leopard but..

    Wellto be honest iTunes I ddnot have any issues with at all when upgrading that went more than fine. But I have a lot of Network issues be it Mac to WIndows, Mac to Mac to Backtomy Mac, nothing works. iCal and .mac syncing is absolutly broken and iCal or .Mac deleted a new calendar I created. And also I had moved some calendars in a group but the group is also gone and the calendars are where they were before.
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    Leopard and printing via AirPort

    I am not sure if this is at all, related, but I also have a lot of Network issues since upgrading to Leopard. Working with Windows machines does not work at all. Mac to mac did for for like a day, after I installed Leopard and now it doesn't work either. First they didn't find each otehr anymore and now they find each other but cannot connect. I hope 10.5.1 comes out fast and fixes a lot of these issues.
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    Mac OS X 10.6 Lion

    I find it interesting that you just specify One star feture oe whatever. What you just desribed is the normal upgrade process of MacOSX. it would ne nice if you would speculate on the feature and usually thats not so hard. Its soemthing that usualyl already exists in another operating System or is avaialable as a third party tool.
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    BackToMyMac

    What protocolls? UDP and TCP? Well I need to know the ports, which I should open up.
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    BackToMyMac

    Has anybody used BackToMyMac? Macs which are logged into my .Mac account I am supposed to see in Finder when I am away from home and both Macs are on the Internet right? Has that worked for anybody? I don't see my Mac at home on my Laptop. I think its something to do with my rotuer at home, but I am not sure. So anybody used BacktoMyMac?
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    BackToMyMac

    its enabled what I am realyl not sure about is how to start it, its supposed to show up in the finder right?
  25. Ok this questions is mostly to get the conversation started and to be honest I am borrowing from Paul Thurrott. But I think its a good question and it deserves some discussion. I think a Service Pack is just a collection of security, bug updates and maybe some small enhancements (i.e. Tabs in a browser). So I even believe XP SP2 was more than a Service Pack should be. But you really have to ask yourself why pay $ 129 for Leopard? There is really not that much in it that it deserves that much money does it? What do we really get? What does Leopard have that we don't already have? Most of us I would assume already have some kind of BackUp solution, Spaces is nice, but I think there are some 3rd party apps for that. New Finder, and QuickLook absolutely great but $129? the list goes on... Overall I am getting Leopard because I believe its the evolution of Tiger, Leopard seems to do all the things better which I always kind of didn't like about Tiger. Also the GUI refresh is nice. But is Leopard really worth $129 I believe its a valid question. And Leopard is able to charge this price because there is no competition. Obviously this also applies to Microsoft. But for example with Windows XP and Vista I feel like I can stay with Windows XP, software will for a long time continued to be developed for XP, and it is a well matured system. But with leopard I am a bit worried, how long Tiger will be supported. I often feel like for example with Tiger and Panther, that there seems to be quite a bit of software not being able to run on Panther only on Tiger, reasons are the Intel architecture, Spotlight or other things. i.e. QuickSilver, LightRoom And I feel the same will probably happen to Leopard, with Objective C 2.0, and all the Core Animation stuff new in Leopard there will soon be programs that I cannot run on Tiger, or what about Java 6 will probably also only be available on Leopard. So of course you can in some way argue that Leopard is worth the money, I can do it myself, "with Leopard you will have access to all the fantastic new programms that will come out with the release of all the developer stuff, CoreAnimation etc. already that is worth the money and then of coruse all the little things that will make your life a little easier. So it there really something in Leopard that makes the whole thing worth $129 for the normal consumer? Apple themselves have problems answering that question see http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html most of these new features are trivial 10 of them are in the DVD player, or things like, Sync address Book with Yaho or tabs in iChat WAO!!!! Its really a bit ridiculous. I believe Leopard is worth asking money for but $129 is too much but what choice do we have?
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