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  1. Dear Mac Friends, Does anyone know how to remove, prevent or stop iTunes from reminding me that I have not listened to a particular Podcast in a while. I'm referrring to the annoying Exclamation Mark (!) that appears next to each Podcasts and prevents it from downloading the most recent one. It will not do so until I've clicked on the (!) and confirmed that I want to continue downloading updated episodes. Since I have 100+ Podcasts in my que and do not always have to time to listen to all of them (I like having a selection to choose from), I'm finding I have to always confirm my desire to continue updating my podcasts and the convenince of iTunes in becoming less convenient. Can anyone recommend and aftermarket hack, script or piece of software that addresses this issue? If not, can someone build one? I'd be willing pay for it. Seriously! ACTUAL iTUNES MESSAGE: "iTunes has stopped updating this podcast becasue you have not listened to any episode recently. Would you like to resume updating this podcast?" Thanks! -ROD
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    iPhone Questions

    Does anyone know how to get iCal's Tasks/Todos on the iPhone? I think it would be straight forward but I'm having trouble trying to find the Tasks/Todos. I can't imaging Apple would not include them in the Sync. -ROD
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    Tasks / Todos on the iPhone

    Does anyone know how to get iCal's Tasks/Todos on the iPhone? I think it would be straight forward but I'm having trouble trying to find the Tasks/Todos. I can't imaging Apple would not include them in the Sync. -ROD
  4. Hey Guys, Thanks for the thread discussion and info (an now I know what AFAIK means). As you mentioned back to "Square One". If anyone can find away to prevent this I'd greatly appreciate it. ACTUAL iTUNES MESSAGE: "iTunes has stopped updating this podcast becasue you have not listened to any episode recently. Would you like to resume updating this podcast?" Thanks, ROD
  5. Dear MacCasters, Does anyone know how to remove, prevent or stop iTunes from reminding me that I have not listened to a particular PodCast in a while. I'm referrring to the annoying exclamation mark (!) next to Podcasts that will not update until I've confirmed that I want to continue downloading updated episodes. Can anyone recommend and aftermarket hack or piece of software that addresses this issue. Thanks! -ROD
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    iPhoto Import Retaining Folder Hierarchy

    Ignoracious, Thanks you for your response but it didn't seem to do what I needed. Perhaps my question is not clear. I have a PRIMARY FOLDER named "PHOTOS". Within that folder are numerous other folders (Each with a unique name). Within those folders are more folders... and within those are Photos. Each folder represent a category and sub-category for my photos. While retaining the Folder Naming Scheme and hierarchy I've created, I'd like to import all enclosed photos into iPhoto. It's harder than I thought to explain but I hope some one has some advice or 3rd Party app to help. Thanks! -ROD
  7. Does any one know how to import folders with photos into iPhoto while retaining the folder hierarchy and maning scheme? Before I used iPhoto (now Aperture) I use to organize my photos in the Finder using Folders. I now have an HD full of photos carefully organized into multiple folder levels. Is there a piece of software or technique that does this? Thanks for your help! -ROD
  8. Downloadable Adobe Photoshop Training Videos I remember hearing a podcaster (sorry, it may not have been Adam) recommend a particular set of downloadable Adobe Photoshop Training Videos. Does recall this or know where I can find them or something similar? -ROD
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    Best Note Taking Program

    Does anyone know of a all-purpose Note Taking program that will allow you to not only type text notes with RTF but also allow you to create simple diagrams as well as cut n' paste images... etc. What do high-school and college students use these days? I tried SoHo Notes and find it cumbersome. YojimBo is sorta the same. Suggestions? -ROD
  10. I have created a Smart Playlist to automatically find specific podcast. I enjoy listening to the most recent ones but find that when I "sort" by Date Added (by clicking on the "Date Added" tab) only a few of them sort and others with dates that are months earlier remain near the top. It seems that this feature does not work with Smart Playlist? Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it? Thanx! -ROD
  11. Hey isaiah1112, Thank you for the response and offer to help. I have searched around and found a number or programs and applescripts but they seem to just find the duplicates via Song name, or files size... etc. None of them seem to allow the user to define how to handle the duplicates once found. This usually means I have to manually decide which file is at a high quality and delete the other. With thousands of files, this will simply take too long. It seems a little complicated but I think it still linear logic. One should be able to create a script or program that can tell which file is at a higher quality and then delete (or put somewhere else) the lower quality file. To be completely honest I'm not that knowledgeable about sound files and compression formats but ACC and MP3 must have comparable or equivalent values. Thanks for you help! -ROD
  12. Dear Mac Friends, I have problem and desperately need your help. I am a very knowledgeable Mac user and have been since '84. I would consider myself an expert user but not savvy in the tech aspects. I am running a Powerbook G4 1.67Mhz with 2Gb Ram and the latest System update. Simply put, every time I try and sync with my .Mac account I receive the error below: Unable to Login to the .Mac Synchronization Server .Mac login failed. I have contacted Apple Support and .Mac Support and have received nothing but form-letter responses that ask me to perform the same steps I have already taken. I have tried everything I can think of as well as the routines .Mac support has suggested. The good news is I have been able to narrow the problem down to iCal. Here is a list of what I’ve thus far. I have: • Restarted and unplugged my computer • Removed all .Mac Registered Computers and then Reset my computer on .Mac • Sync’d each item (Bookmarks, Address Book, Calendars… etc) separately and have narrowed the problem down to iCal. • Deleted ALL calendar preferences and .Mac preferences • Deleted all iCal files and started fresh with nothing in my iCal calendar except for the empty “Home” and Work” calendars. • Wiped my entire computer with a low-level format and started from scratch. • Unregistered all computers from .Mac, deleted all .Mac info and reregistered on a totally different computer resulting in the same error. There are numerous other steps I have taken but I think you get the idea. If anyone has any further suggestions I’d greatly appreciate them. Ideally what I’m looking for is someone who has suffered in the same way but eventually found a solution. Is there someone like that out there? Thank you. -ROD
  13. Dear Mac Friends, Like many of you I have a huge iTunes collection (approx. 32,000 song and sound files). The problem is that there are tons of duplicates. I know iTunes has a “Find Duplicates” option but this only narrows it down to a few thousand files and I’m just too dam lazy (and busy) to sort through them all. It’s also difficult when you have 2 version of one song where one is formatted as a high quality MP3 and the other as a medium quality ACC. It’s hard to know which one to delete. Does anyone know of a customizable (user defined) application that finds the duplicates and then deletes the song file that is at the lowest quality? For example, if I have 2 versions of a song, one that is formatted with AAC at 128kbps and the other an MP3 at 320kbps, I want the AAC/128 to be deleted b/c technically the MP3/320 is at a higher quality. Come to think of it, does anyone know of a website that better explains the differences in quality between AAC and MP3 formats at different kbps. The must be a scale or something out there. I’d appreciate any response. Thank You. -ROD
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